- Vivian Akosua Serwaa has recently shared her story of how she moved from selling at makola market in Accra to owning real estate and aluminium companies
- The businesswoman revealed that after losing her father at a very young age, she knew she had to step in to support her family
- Akosua believes she was born to be an entrepreneur since she is so good at establishing successful businesses
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A Ghanaian businesswoman known as Vivian Akosua Serwaa has granted an interview with a Youtuber known as Vanessa Kanbi where she opens up about her journey to owning a successful aluminium and real estate companies.
Maame Akosua recounted that she started her real estate business about four years ago.
Experiencing a loss
According to Akosua, losing her father very early in life meant she had to step in to take care of the family hence she started by dealing with any item that could sell quick.
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She sold things like toothpaste, toffees, plastic bags, children's wear, bread among other things.
Serwaa believes she was born to be an entrepreneur as she could come up with various business ideas growing up.
Eventually, she got into textiles and started making good money from them.
The big break
In 1990, she was invited by Akosombo Textiles Company (ATL) to be one of their main distributors.
The ATL offer came when she was 30 years and she eventually became their second biggest distributor coming after Unilever.
Having gained great money as a distributor, Akosua diverted her attention to the manufacturing of aluminium pots and pans after recognising the gap in that market.
She currently has 40 employees.
The next big thing
Her next business venture was a real estate company.
The idea for a real estate company came about when she purchased a house and realised it didn't much up to what she wanted and so she decided to renovate it.
Prior to that, she used to make designs for textile companies as well hence she knew she could translate that into designing homes, Akosua added.
The multifaceted woman had a lot more to say about her interesting journey.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that, a local nail technician has got social media buzzing after sharing her journey towards self-employment.
The young lady, Stha, started her business in university to support her everyday 'student struggles' but the business quickly flourished into a full-time gig.
The young entrepreneur also shared a few cute snaps of her employees in action.
The classy businesswoman has made matching white shirts for her workers and even serves her clients in a blush pink workroom.