Thinking about how we rarely have unique, long lasting bags meaning bags that would see a year and still be in great condition, Collins went around some of the streets in Dar es Salaam asking if people would like his bags and most said no because why not use the regular bags and that is where he got his answer that his product would actually sell because it’s unique.
As he graduated in 2019 he never thought he would consider business because he has never had that in him, not sure if being in business requires a skill or talent but if you get into it you will need to work it out. With no capital at all Collins was still aiming for a successful business that had been on his mind for a while, he did not know how it was going to turn out but the goal was to start. Raising money for his capital was one of his biggest challenges while looking for the market comes right after even after finding out his product would sell. He started with selling other items other than bags to raise capital while at it he researched on the business in terms of market and learned that people need bags for different uses so took that with him to have bags for every use.
Prior to this, Collins was expecting a lot more from the career side until he realised he needed to pause and evaluate his after school journey because as a graduate you need to find a way to kill some of the “I’m a graduate” expectations. His brother mentored him in his transition to being in business;
In his experience the business has picked up so well with customers inside and outside Tanzania, his customers are always ready but it’s up to him to expand and cater to them. While it’s exciting to see him succeed in his career as an accountant which he is really passionate about and that is the reason he decided to pursue it all together with his business. Collins is still putting together his finances to give his customers more. He has achieved a number of things one of the biggest being customer satisfaction which keeps him moving.