It all started on the grounds of Ghana’s only dedicated teacher training University, the University of Education-Winneba. Where a noble student entrepreneur wins lots of contracts in and out of campus with regards to the production of exercise books, embroidered locusts, stickers. Enock Yeng and his founded business, Crystal Cliques Empire Ghana have since been recognised in the list of the 2016 top 100 young entrepreneurs. He has also offered entrepreneurial training to colleagues/ individuals in other regions for having obtained numerous training on entrepreneurship from the YALI online educational programmes and has been awarded over ten certificates for the successful completion of his courses.
Name: ENOCK YENG
School: UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA
Course: BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (BASIC)
Name of Company: CRYSTAL CLIQUES EMPIRE GHANA
SYENET: What/Who inspired your entrepreneurial journey?
Enock: The highest rate of youth unemployment inspired and aspired me in the pursuit of this great but challenging journey.
SYENET: How did you raise your startup capital?
Enock: Monthly ‘susu’ contribution with colleagues.
SYENET: What significant successes have you chalked so far in business?
Enock: We have won a lot of contracts in and out of campus with regards to the production of exercise books, embroidered locusts, stickers. We have since been recognised in the list of the 2016 top 100 young entrepreneurs. I have also offered entrepreneurial training to colleagues/ individuals in other regions for having obtained numerous training on entrepreneurship from the YALI online educational programmes and had been awarded over ten certificates for the successful completion of my courses.
SYENET: How have you combined studies and work so successfully?
Enock: I believed in determination when you are determined, the sky will be your starting point and not the limit. In brief, my secret of combined studies and entrepreneurship is determination and strategies (operation inspiration)
SYENET: What challenges do you face as a Student Entrepreneur and how do you overcome them:
Enock: The inability to generate more funds to expand my operations, office space and partners in business but in overcoming these challenges, I do sort of sponsorship from other philanthropic organisations.
SYENET: After School, what are your entrepreneurial plans?
Enock: To enter into full-scale entrepreneurship, expanding my operation across the length and breadth of this country and beyond.
SYENET: What supports do you need to scale up your business?
Enock: The support I need is financial assistance, sponsorship. Additionally, equipment such as Computers, printers and photocopiers are also needed.
SYENET: What are the top 5 lessons you have learnt in business so far?
- Don’t listen when people when they say you can do it but remain focused.
- Networking with others has a greater impact than working alone.
- Make good use of any opportunity you get.
- Little or no capital, when you are determined can succeed in business.
SYENET: What advice do you have for other students?
Enock: They should start up something of worth whiles in school because tomorrow might be too late. A journey of 1000 miles begins with a strategy
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