Taking considered steps towards entrepreneurship, Orlando Sneaker Care Technicians founder Gonste Nxumalo sought to create an income stream by offering a niche service cleaning and refurbishing sneakers in Orlando, Soweto. After matriculating in 2009, Nxumalo completed an accounting and bookkeeping diploma and business administration at both Boston City Campus and Business College, and participated in Absa’s Ready to Work small business programme. From something that he started from nothing to becoming a source of inspiration for people he grew up with, Nxumalo says the entrepreneurship journey taught him valuable business lessons. “My biggest mistake has to be getting into collaborations and partnerships without thinking through contractual agreements, which came back to bite me.” His main focus is to build a sustainable business that can contribute to the creative development of the country’s economy.
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