Donald Ebuetse the Founder and MD of KUBA ACCESS ENTERPRISES shares 8 qualities that stand him out as an Entrepreneur.
Can we get to meet you?
My name is MACDONALD OSHONE EBUETSE and I am the founder and managing director of KUBA ACCESS ENTERPRISES. I am a graduate of Economics from the University of Abuja. I am originally from Edo State in Nigeria.
How Long has the company been in operation?
We have been in business for about two years now. Before then, I had worked with Cultivate New Frontiers for Africa where I horned my skills in business and management before thinking of entrepreneurship. Our goal as a company is to be amongst the top leading Shoe brand in the world and creating more opportunities for upcoming entrepreneurs. Our products attract Family and friends, Business owners like me, public and private offices, schools, companies etc
What inspired you to get into entrepreneurship?
To be honest, we are all Nigerians, and we know how things are presently in the country, meaning the hardship and unemployment rate now as its stands. It’s quite unfortunate for us but there is always a light and hope no matter what, because God knows all.
I am a lover of fashion, precisely foot wears. Since my days in high school I loved to wear shoes, never did I think I was going to be a shoe maker or even go into shoe business. What inspired me to be an entrepreneur was the fact that I wasn’t getting my shoes size in the market, the stress of going round the market just because of my shoe size was something we big-footed guys experience.
So I made a decision to actually start making my shoes and making it at my own convenience and time. As time went on, people loved my shoes and slippers because I make both now. I got people reviews, people asking about my shoes and me replying them that it’s made by me with real Nigerian hundred percent leather. A lot where shocked and inspired, and one day someone asked me to make for him and his brother.
I won’t lie I was skeptical at first because it was a new development in my life and my guts said “DO IT”, I was like “can I do this?”, what if I make a bad shoe and they won’t like it? I was really overwhelmed and still happy, confusion came to me. I had to pray and take things up to our father in heaven to take control.
After the prayers sessions, I decided to start and from that day, it has been glorious.
What are the main qualities that make you stand out as an entrepreneur?
For me, I started humbly so I would like to share eight qualities that I have used to set a standard which has helped me create a special entrepreneurial path for myself.
Willpower: For me, my willpower is key to my success. it is a strong longing to achieve success. Despite some failures, I have never lost the will to achieve.
Management: As an Entrepreneur I always try improve my management skills- the ability to make plans, devise targets, and then execute!
Obsession: My obsession with my goals and ultimate vision will make others believe in them too.
Smartness: As an entrepreneur I operate an old-fashioned common sense which is what we call street smartness. It enables me make good decisions and deal competently with others.
Self-assurance: I am always self-assured, confident in my abilities and I knows how to look into the future and plan well.
Devotion: I am devoted to my goals, working long and hard, day and night to achieve them.
Inspiration: Building a business requires an inspiration and the creativity which will lead to a better product and excellent results, as an, entrepreneur I always think outside of the box.
Flexibility: I always create good products and to meet the needs of the market requires flexibility. This quality is very important. Stubborn, inflexible people will not make good entrepreneurs.
Besides your passion for your business, what other kind of profession do you take interest in?
I love Art and culture. My Business mantra is “Failure is not an option”