Passionate about interior decor

Starting up a business is not all about getting a cash loan, but rather putting together the little you have and growing the small business one step at a time, says a self taught, interior designer, Eric Manyala who believes he is on the right path to success.

The 25 -year- old Serowe born Manyala who has partnered with a local cab driver, Ontihile Dintwe, to start the interior deco business, including making huge wall clocks and canvas prints says they took up small “piece jobs” to save money to start up their business.

“We went house to house looking for piece jobs including trimming trees and painting houses. For instance if we got a P400 job we knew by end of month we would have made at least P6000 and we could buy start up material,” he explained.

Manyala, who studied Environmental Health at the University of Botswana in Gaborone says his peers used to make fun of him when he painted people’s houses to raise capital for his business, but was never discouraged.


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