Haftom Taye

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FULL NAME:   Haftom Taye
EDUCATION:   BSC in Computer Engineering  
COMPANY NAME:   H-2 Computer and Language School
STUDIO TITLE:  General Manager and Owner
FOUNDED:   August, 2011
WHAT IT DOES:  Trains people in Basic, Advanced, and Professional  computer skills and teaches Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German and English as a second language.
HQ:  Megenagna, Bethlehem Plaza     
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:  Forty
START UP CAPITAL:  100,000 Birr
CURRENT CAPITAL:  500,000 Birr
Reason for starting business:  I had the  passion for starting my own business and I wanted to be self sufficient and create job opportunities for friends.
Biggest plus of ownership:  Creating jobs for friends.
Biggest strength:  H-2 provides free courses. We have different payment mechanisms and train students during non-working hours.
Biggest weakness:  I opened H-2 just after I graduated and I didn’t  have much work experience.
Smartest move:  Opening this business and helping others to become employed.
Biggest Worry:  Keeping my customers.
Favorite task: Administering my business.
Most challenging task:  Handling language students who leave the school before they get their certificate.
Plan:  To open a start up school for language and to add another branch. I am also interested in starting a talk show about psychological matters on ETV.
First career:  Language teacher and student.
Most interested in meeting:  Meles Zenawi      
Most admired person:  My father.
Favorite pass time:  Reading books, chatting with friends, and watching films.
Favorite Book:  ‘The Secret’ Favorite destination:  Juventus  
Favorite automobile: Suzuki     
Favorite film: “Selina” based on true story.