#EntrepreneurProfile – Blessing Stephen Umoh (Bésu-Africa Creations)

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Name: Blessing Stephen Umoh

Email Address: edisteum@gmail.com

Phone Number: +2348093393916

Tell us about yourself:

I am Blessing Stephen Umoh, a 30year old graduate of Animal Science from the University of Uyo,Uyo; from Akwa-Ibom State Nigeria. I am also studying for my MSc in International Business Management, University of East London, UK.

I am an author, writer, coach and mentor. I am the CEO of Bésu-Africa Creations. Bésu-Africa Creations is a registered fashion brand whose vision is to make timeless, luxury and transcendent women’s clothing, promoting the use of Ankara print while raising the bar in the fashion space for young and budding fashion entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Why/when did you venture into your line of business?

I ventured into the fashion line because of personal reasons, but along the line it was shaped for more cogent reasons, basically to make a difference in the industry.

What are the economic potentials of your business?

The potential of my business is too numerous to mention but I’ll start with a few: (1) Foreign exchange (2) Job creation (3) Empowerment of women and youths (4) Community service (5) Raising other young Entrepreneurs like me.

What has been your high point/successes recorded so far?

Training others (30 trainees) and being able to inspire others like me that’s if I can, they can

What are your low points?

Lack of sufficient space and machines

Have you ever thought about giving up in the face of your challenges?

Yes I have but I stay auto-motivated because I know success is not achieved in a day or by a stroke of luck

Tell us about the structure of your business. Do you do the work yourself? Do you engage people to work for you?

Bésu-Africa Creations is a dully registered fashion brand. I do the work myself but also employ the services of others to work with me.

Is your business registered with Corporate Affairs Commission?

Yes

What is your advice to other entrepreneurs or anyone who wants to venture into your business line?

The fashion industry is a $13B industry and one can succeed if you set up systems that work and you know your onions.

What impact can entrepreneurs have on the economy of your state?

The Entrepreneur has a great impact on the economy of his or her state because it has a ripple effect.

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