The slow dreadful fading away of the pandemic Coronavirus has left a memorable scar on entrepreneurs, leaving them with the question – What Next?Runways
Runways recently reached out to Nathaniel Adesope, under 40 CEO, clothier, and a personal stylist at NATHAD CONCEPT, which provides the deep context of the resilience and dedication it requires to be an entrepreneur in an unfair atmosphere and environment.
Nathaniel, who started his fashion and style business in his 20’s, is a fashionista and stylist. For over 6 years, Nathaniel has consistently innovated and experimented with new models for creating a healthy stylistic and conceptual dressing system in his locality. His work of art has spanned the test of time, serving the dressing pleasure of dozens of clients.
A Mass Communication graduate, bagging a Higher National Diploma and serving the nation under the National Youth Service Corps scheme in Nigeria, he passionately founded NATHAD CONCEPT as a means to create an entrepreneurial hub to help reduce the problem of unemployment in his locality.
In a conversation with Runways Magazine, he shared great insight and advice to encourage graduates vying to be entrepreneurs.
Q. How did the idea for your business come about?
I am very particular about my look. So I started getting compliments for how I dress, that made me venture into the fashion business.
Q. What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?
Wealth creation and service to humanity.
Q. How did you come up with the name for your company?
It’s a combination of my name and surname – Nath from Nathaniel and AD from Adesope. Nathadconcept
Q. How did you raise funding for your venture?
Q. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Well, I’d say positively but it’s not always on the positives. There are times I miss family time because I am on a job.
Q. What motivates you?
Customer satisfaction and referrals are my greatest motivation.
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Q. How do you generate new ideas?
It is a new era in fashion, there are no rules. It’s all about individual style. I get ideas from my everyday life – I go out, I like something, I add my own creativity to it and come up with a brand new idea.
Q. What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
My greatest fear is not being able to satisfy my customer. I try everything humanly possible to make sure my clients gets value for their money .
Q. How would you define success?
Success to me is having to impact life with whatever it is you do. You’re not yet successful until your success can rub off on others.
Q. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Whenever my customers are satisfied with my services, I am equally satisfied.
Q. What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to become entrepreneurs?
Start now, wherever you are and with the little you have. Whatever it is that you want to venture into, make sure you’re not just doing it for money. You must be passionate about it, that’s what keeps you going.
Entrepreneurship isn’t rocket science. You will fail, you will be frustrated but don’t give up. It is worth it.
Q. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
I would have started earlier and take it more seriously from the earnest.
Q. Who has been your greatest inspiration?
I am usually inspired when I see young people who dedicate their life to purposeful activities.
Q. If you had a magic stick, which are the three things you would change in the Nigeria?
Political space – all the political institutions needs total reform
Education – we need to unlearn and relearn certain things. There are too many educated illiterate in Nigeria.
Electricity – Once we have stable electricity in this country, every other thing will fall into place.
Entrepreneurship is the art and science of innovation and risk-taking for profit in business. Thus, an entrepreneur is a person who organise and operate a business venture or assumes much of the associated risk.
Therefore, if you must join the host of other, under 40 CEOs, successful entrepreneurs, you need to start right where you are now.
Success to me is having to impact life with whatever it is you do. You’re not yet successful until your success can rub off on others.Adesope Nathaniel
You don’t have to get the money in the world to start something worthwhile that will help people and create job opportunity in your locality. It all boils down to you seeing beyond the problems and proffer solutions, worthy enough to create the wealth you want in life.
Reach out to Nathaniel Adesope through these contact:
- WhatsApp: click here
- Gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: NathadConcept
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