Knowing all before starting a business as An Entrepreneur basically means taking forever to start something. Because one can't correct all their mistakes before making them. People learn more when they are in the yard than when they are behind the walls.
Yes! I had an idea about what I wanted to do before joining Ignite.
At Ignite I realised I'm far from ready to run a successful business. I was thought how to build my team which I had little or no idea about it, book keeping, pitching, taxation just to mention but few.
Ignite prepared me for the world and the world for me. That I had to pause alongside the line and began all over again after ignite training I had four products before and after ignite, I was able to add eight making all twelve and selling well . I can say I'm not fully ready, nonetheless, I'm now better lady than I was before ignite. Ignite gave me a big family, including good facilitators who are still helping after my training, I was also lucky to meet wonderful young women doing amazing things all over Africa. Whereas I seek ideas and options from some of them.
It also opened my eyes to other opportunities such as I was selected to be part of TEF 2021 trainee and many others . Ignite gave me a wonderful and lovely mentor who is ready to listen and teach me anything I want to know without paying a penny for her service. Thank you ignite, thank you for exposing me to the world. I'm grateful. Sorry I'm too excited to to tell the world about my experiences and the impacts Ignite has had on my business
Xalie-Wenbebe Ismaihill Founder and CEO, Alter Foods.