How I started my house painting business as a student with ₦10000

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Covenant Harry is an undergraduate student of Mechanical engineering, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State and runs Comark house solutions, a house painting business startup. He says he is one who strives to succeed through life and school. A self-sponsored student from Jss 3 up to HND 1, he describes himself as a speaker, a leader by passion, an ardent reader, a God chaser and an amazing teacher.

Covenant ventured into his business in November 2020.

The painting business is technically feasible and economically profitable. It is not just a tool to make money but a means of job creation.

Covenant says passion was his first starting capital then followed by the sum of N10,000 to purchase basic painting tools.

Painting of a bungalow in PTI Staff Quarters, Effurun Delta State in just four months of existence as a businessman is the high point for Covenant. His low point came at a time he couldn’t meet a deadline due to few labourers on ground.

Covenant has never thought of giving up, in his words, “No, why should i? In just four months? What would i say of men like Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, to mention a few, who stood by their visions despite all odds?”

Covenant is deeply involved in the painting work and also engages people to work for him. The registration of Comark House solutions is currently in progress with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Victor Olande and Emeka Nobis are presented as business mentors by Covenant.

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Covenant wants engagements and partnership with Policymakers and investors to scale his business. In his words, “I do sincerely need investors at this critical moment majorly for the completion of the Business registration with CAC so as to acquire my Tax Identification Number to help me open a corporate Business account for the business to increase my credibility and reputation before potential customers and also purchase of some few professional equipments and lastly, training/sponsorship of at least three workers at the upcoming seminar/ workshop organized by Silkcoat painting”.

To fellow and upcoming entrepreneurs, Covenant advises, “Be resilient, passion-driven and purposeful”.

Covenant believes that entrepreneurs can create positive impacts, and improve the standard of living of society because entrepreneurship is a major driver of economic development and the backbone of a thriving economy.

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Lastly, Covenant expounds on Comark house solutions:

“Comark house solutions is a start-up, a privately owned company. The company was formed to breach the inadequacies of unskilled labourers in terms of quality and customer satisfaction in this field of expertise while also serving as a medium for different skills acquisition related to housing which include but not limited to the following ; Wall painting (interior and exterior designs) , 3D wall Panel and covering, Stucco Painting & Design, Screeding of Wall, Paint Production, Wall Effect, etc). The primary objective of Comark house solutions is to provide top-quality interior and exterior residential and commercial painting services while relieving the rate of unemployment and lack of skills amongst Nigerian youths most especially school leavers and Graduates.

Let this story motivate you to venture into the painting business today.

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