Fikir Mesfin

Name: Fikir Mesfin
Education: BA in English Language and Literature
Company: Fikir Boutique
First Career: Teacher
Founded: 2014
What it does: Sells women’s clothing shoes and jewelry
HQ: Shola Gebeya behind Lem Hotel
Number of Employees: 1
Startup capital: 15,000  Birr
Current capital: Growing
Reason for starting Business: To improve my life and get a better income
Biggest plus of ownership: When you are your own boss, you become responsible and work very hard
Biggest strength: I accept people as they are. I get along well with others
Biggest weakness: I trust people too much
Biggest worry: The place we are in is under construction so business is very low
Biggest regret: I wish I had dedicated more time to my education
Favorite task: Getting new things and arranging them in a way that catches people’s eye
Most challenging task: Attracting business consistently and keeping the boutique free of the dust from the construction site
Plan: I want to start a bigger business with better capital
Most interested in meeting: An exemplary entrepreneur who has been in business for a long time. I want someone who can teach me to be a better business woman
Favorite past time: Reading, hanging out with my friends and exercising
Favorite Book: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Favorite Film: The Amharic movie; Yelomi Sheta, Limitless and Orphan.
Favorite Automobile: I love 4X4’s