FULL NAME: Mekonen Kassahun
EDUCATION: 12 complete
COMPANY NAME: Ambasel Photo Studio
STUDIO TITLE: Owner
WHAT IT DOES: Wedding Photography
HQ: In front of Bole Secondary School
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Five
START UP CAPITAL: 18,000 Birr
CURRENT CAPITAL: 400,000 Birr
Reason for starting business: I wanted to create something unique in relation to wedding photography.
Biggest plus of ownership: Creating job opportunities beyond supporting my family financially.
Biggest strength: Producing professional photographs.
Biggest weakness: Lack of professionalism in the industry .
Smartest move: Combining professionalism and technology.
Biggest Worry: Lack of professionally competent photographers.
Favorite task: Photography.
Most challenging task: Coping with customer’s behavior .
Plan: I want to expand my studio.
First career: Trader.
Most interested in meeting: I would be happy if I had the chance to meet Mohamed Amin while he was alive.
Most admired person: Singer Tewdros Kassahun (A.K.A Tedy Afro).
Stress reducer: Praying .
Favorite pass time: I am a workaholic. I don’t have a past time.
Favorite Book: ‘Bible’
Favorite destination: Jerusalem
Favorite automobile: BMW
Favorite film: The Champ