This Week Entrepreneur

long time never meet in this segmen. Today i have one person that i want to introduce to all of you.

Learn from one young entrepreneur, I am indeed very happy to introduce young entrepreneurs in my segmen here.

Name: Nur Fuad Sayuti

Age: 34

Entrepreneur of Photo G. Nic & Free lance Wedding Photographer

1)What kind of business do you have? What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?.

I’m into photography and videography. Emphasizing on weddings. However, I do some events coverage, kids/family photos and outdoor shoots as well.

It’s been my passion since young to take up photography and I’ve always admired those people who succeeded in doing the things they love to do. I’ve always imagine myself as being one of them. I like people to know my work, appreciate my work and know who I am.

2)Did you need to have a certain mindset to achieve success?

Of course. You have to set yourself a certain target. Goal setting is important. So at least, you have something to set your sight. It’s like playing soccer without the goalpost! You will never score!! Or a race without the finishing line!

3) Have you noticed certain advantages to being an entrepreneur?.

Yes! If you set your heart and determination on the things that you do, you will see the fruits of your success. You will achieve your goal. You do something that you like plus the money that you’ll get. So it’s a win-win situation for me.

4) Is it difficult to get financing for businesses? If so why and are there any solutions?

For myself, I have the support of my family. I started from a small capital and through my hard work and determination I am where I am now.

5) Did you have a mentor to help you get started?.

Yes. He is my friend, who is a photographer himself. He did advice and encourage me to go for my dream. He makes me believe that I can make it big one day.

6) Approximately how much money did you invest before your business became profitable?

For me, I’ve invested about $10,000. Which some might say a small amount. But to me at that point of time, it is quite a big sum of money. And thank god, I can see that it’s worth every penny that I’ve spent.

7) What resources were most helpful to you when you were starting your business?

I would say, magazines and books were the most helpful resources. I would read or see other photographer’s works and try to improve on my works and also it gives me some ideas on my future works too. Another helpful resource is getting feedback from my customers. To me it is important in getting feedback from customers as it will help you in your works. You will know what you did good or otherwise.

8)What ways have you found to be most effective in marketing your product or service to get sales?

To me, personally, a good recommendation does wonders for an effective marketing. So to me customer’s satisfaction is very important. Also a good form of advertising is like an icing on the cake. So a good recommendation plus a good advertising is, to me, the most effective.

9)What tips can you give others who want to embrace their dream but, don’t have the confidence or feel they don’t have what it takes to succeed?

My tips to them are, go for your dream. Achieve what you want. Don’t be afraid to fail. Make failure a stepping stone for success. Don’t give up easily. There are always ups and downs. You will never know until you try. That’s the key word; YOU’LL NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED.

10)How do you manage juggling the responsibilities of being a entrepreneur?

You must have total control and self disciplined.

11)What’s next for you?

After 7 years in this line, I think I have still a long way to go. So in the near future, I would like to see myself as a household name. To be well known in this industries. To be ‘up there’ with the successful ones.

11 thoughts on “This Week Entrepreneur”

  1. Hi Abang Abu!Im a BIG fan! Anyway, I can SOO RELATE to his story!

    Im a 24 yr old entepreneur myself, running a Training And Guided Experiential Learning Company.I run programs for MOE schools as well corporate companies. Oh yes, being your own boss is not easy. Believe it or not, this is my 3rd business venture and Alhamdullilah, things are going great; Finally.

    Bout 10 months ago i managed to procure 2 resorts in Johor, and developed it into a full-fledged Outdoor Adventure Centre. Ohhh man..At first, it was NEVER easy trying to convince a business partnership with seasoned businessmen (the resort owners) especially when they know youre relatively young. With much much persistence, we finally succeeded and now we’re proud co-owners of 2 Adventure resorts!

    PLease dont get me wrong,Im not here to brag or anything, but just a reminder that YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR ENTREPRENUERIAL DREAMS as long as you persist and adopt the correct mindset. (reading relevant books helps too.)

    Faiz Guy Bustami
    faiz@iradventure.com

    “It’s not the lack of money that drives a man poor. It’s the lack of imagination.”

  2. The most important thing is to ask yourself WHY you actually wanna do business in the first place.

    I do it because i want to help my parents out, and to pay for my university fees. I dont come from a lavishly rich family, so i have to be financially independent.

    As long as youre doing it out of passion and for the right reasons, insya’Allah things will work out for you.

    Just have Faith in Him, and He will give you the strength you need to have faith in yourself.

  3. abang abu? nama betol eh? hehe main2 ajer la. nak tanya sikit ni apa ah entreprenour? tak reti2. baca banayk kali buat org jadi giler la tak paham..

  4. “abang abu? nama betol eh? hehe main2 ajer la. nak tanya sikit ni apa ah entreprenour? tak reti2. baca banayk kali buat org jadi giler la tak paham..”

    Entreprenuer dalam bahasa melayu is Usahawan. Ape yg u tak reti adik oi?? hahaha…..

  5. abg abu..jas to share wif you.. well as i can see fuad is a very ambitous kinda guy.. he is very determine in wateva he plans ahead. at first i intend to hire his services for my own wedding thus along the helpful n his funny character explained why many of his present n past clients still make him as in their list..ehehe. from a service provider to a fren.i myself an entrepeneur in bridal line ,associated in his line too,which i can say im still at the stage of learning the stage of making my money n names rolling dwn the town. its not easy to reach to a state where everyone can know you.i agree with fuad as he did mentions abt thou wif a small capitals he still aims for the goals.beliving in ,u spend a little courage and you earn a big royalty for life.i began all this thinking of setting up my own bsnss too and now almost 5 yrs dwn the row.depise of 2 year slacking a fall but i learn the hard long way to stand up again by the preserverance from my deary parents.living on their own feets making all kind of ways just to feed their children a little luxury.from their catering career i joined in my makeup,fashion and arts experiences. i build the bridal house whch i plant it online and run it homebased business.fuad do share alots of common journey as i am. well i do hope his dream will be a reality wif the helps or supports of all of us. fuad all the best to you k.belive in whats you believe for coz no one can understand us as entrepenuer unless they haf the same brain.be strong in wat you believe to achieve coz you never know if gold are waiting for you ahead..

  6. Keep going and just do it. focus on what you want and not what happen .. You will make it

    If you want something so badly strive for it and you will get it.

    AbangAbu wish and doakan mudah mudahan kita berjaya dunia akhirat. ameeen.

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