Name: Biniyam Aregawi
Company name: Biniyam Aregawi Import
Studio title: Owner
What it does: Imports ceramics and porcelain
HQ: Gurd Shola and Hayahulet
Number of Employees: One man show
Startup capital: 100,000 birr
Current capital: Growing
Reason for starting business: Ever since I was a kid I wanted to have my own business
Biggest plus of ownership: I like the freedom and responsibility
Biggest strength: I never give up no matter what happens.
Biggest weakness: I sometimes like to indulge in expensive things.
Smartest Move: When I decided to start my own business.
Biggest worry: Losing a lot of money.
Favorite task: when turn imported items into cash.
Most challenging task: Going through the process to obtain the necessary documents from the government.
Plan: Expanding my business to a bigger level.
First Career: Doing “finishing” work for buildings.
Most interested in meeting: Anybody who started with nothing but worked hard to get somewhere.
Most admired person: I admire my friends who are always giving me good advice.
Stress reducer: Walking and talking to my mother.
Favorite past time: Going to the movies.
Favorite Book: I like reading Encyclopedias
Favorite Destination: Hawassa
Favorite Automobile: Range Rover.
Favorite Film: John Q.