And today, we have the CEO of this reputable company, Mojisola Igbinovia to tell us more about how the company came to be, it’s achievements and so much more…
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Let’s get to know you better…
My name is Mojisola Igbinovia, the CEO of Speechless Clothing and Accessories Ltd.
How did you get your idea/concept for your business?
The idea to start a fashion retail company birthed from the lack of adequate shops in Port-Harcourt in the early 2000’s who provided high quality items at an affordable price for ladies and children.
What are your values and ethics?
- True Friendship
For SPEECHLESS our values are:
- Quality service
- Great customer experience
Initial goal before branching into your line business
Before branching into my business, I was in the banking sector and my goal at the time was to be the best in my career.
Apart from sustainability reasons, what is your mission for the business?
Our mission is to bridge the gap between the availability and affordability of high quality fashion items for women and children, whilst providing an efficient customer-friendly atmosphere.
What aspect of this job excites you most?
The aspect that excite me most is client satisfaction
What services do you render and how does it help the needs of your clients?
The service we render, is that we provide high-quality fashion items for women and children. It meets two basic needs of every client, which is finding what they need and purchasing that item at an affordable price.
Who are those you look up to (Mentors, Influencers, Role models) and why?
I look up to self-driven women, who have achieved success in areas other than the ones in which they started out. Examples of such role models are Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Mo Abudu, Michelle Obama and my mother, whose entrepreneurial drive was inspiring. Additionally, Mr. Charles Dimwobi, chairman of Everyday group of companies, is my mentor whom I look up to.
To what do you attribute your success?
I attribute my success to resilience and hardwork and the support of family.
Do you work locally, internationally or both?
I work both locally and internationally
Tell us 3 things you like and dislike about being a business owner
- Autonomy over time and pace
- The success that comes with hard work
- It affords me a chance to travel and explore new places in the course of sourcing for my goods
- Unfavourable Nigerian business climate (you have to provide everything you need)
- Unforeseen damage of goods
- Staff turnover
- What would be your advice to someone just starting out in your line of business?
What would be your advice to someone just starting out in your line of business?
My advice to startups is to start small and grow, and to be resilient.