- A young Ghanaian man by the name of Ekow McLean has recently shared his journey of pivoting from a lucrative 9 to 5 job to the selling of suits using Ghc300
- The idea to start a suit business started when his love for suits landed him the nickname, 'The Suit Guy' and recognized the business opportunity in that
- Ekow says the decision to start his own business is one he is proud of every day
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Ekow McLean is a young Ghanaian man who decided to quit his well-paid full-time job to sell suits and according to him, it has been the best decision of his life.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on a Youtube channel called Khanitat Sheriff, the vibrant entrepreneur narrated his journey.
How it started
Recounting, Ekow said he used to wear suits religiously to church every Sunday and due to that, he was nicknamed, 'the suit guy'.
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He accepted the nickname and when he had to start an Instagram page for himself, he gave it the name, 'the suit guy.'
He posted pictures of himself in various designs of suits regularly until one day a follower mistook his handle for a business page and decided to hit him up for a suit.
Recognizing the opportunity in that, he decided to start a suit business.
Ekow revealed he eventually had to quit the new job he had just landed three months ago for his business.
The young man said, he started his job with just Ghc300.
"Social media specifically Twitter and Instagram has been the main means of marketing my business", he said
Advice for others
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Ekow said:
My advice to people pivoting into new careers is that they should trust in their guts because that is the only thing you have.
There is no certainty as to what you are doing would succeed or fail. The only certain component is you and if you don't believe in what you have or what you are doing, then it is going to be tough.
Also as much as there is a chance of failure, there's also an equal chance of success and you should focus on your chance to succeed.
Do what you do best and do it consistently. Just don't give up
The brilliant young entrepreneur had a lot more to say in the video linked below;
YEN.com.gh recently reported that, 24-year-old Nana Boakye, chief executive officer of Pizzaman chicken and pizza in Kumasi, has left many in disbelief after Zionfelix shared a post about this young man which spelt out what he has been able to accomplish at this age.
In the post, Zionfelix revealed that Nana Boakye completed Kwame Nkrumah Univerity of Science and Technology with first-class honours but decided to pursue his passion as a pizza maker.
He currently has over 120 employees with four pizza joints in Kumasi.
Ghanaians as usual, after hearing this story, hit the comment section with various things to say about the post.