Being a Student didn't stop me from being an entrepreneur and pursuing my passion - CEO Lilly Souvenirs

By Kemi Mobuse - Monday, July 25, 2016

With the awareness of startups ,SME and the numerable number of success stories we hear nowadays, a lot of college students are taking up to entrepreneurship. I feel starting a venture in college has a lot of benefits.

This is a good step in itself to getting a good start in Life, should the system later fail you, you can always find something to call yours and have a means of livelihood handy making you totally independent. And while in school, you may get to meet a potential business partner or even grow a team who may have the same business interest as you.

Meeting the CEO of Lilly Souvenir’s, I admired her go-getter spirit and I was determined to get to know her better…and feel you should too….

Kemi Mobuse blog: Can we meet you?

Lilly Sourvenirs: I'm Lilian Akienabor.

Kemi Mobuse blog: What do you do?
Lilly Sourvenirs: A 300level student in the university. I'm into the provisions and sales of souvenir for events like weddings, bridal showers, birthdays etc.

Kemi Mobuse blog: What inspired your going into this business?
Lilly Sourvenirs: The beauty of these items.....really got to me. And again....I just love the smiles I see on the faces of guests when they receive these souvenirs. So, I decided to go into it.
Kemi Mobuse blog: Awww. How did you start out?
Lilly Sourvenirs: Actually.... I’m still starting out. I do this based on pre-order. I have a supplier, on getting orders; she supplies these items to me. But pretty soon, I’ll get to buy these items within and outside the country on my own.
Kemi Mobuse blog: What major challenges have you been experiencing in combining your business and schooling?
Lilly Sourvenirs: Well....for now, it’s not a major challenge, because these goods usually on weekends, and I deliver straight to my clients.

Kemi Mobuse blog: What has been an entrepreneur taught you?
Lilly Sourvenirs: Being an, I’ll say it has given me more sense of responsibility.  Like I get to do this on my own and my clients depend on me to deliver!!! That's one huge responsibility, and I love it! 😉 Plus it gets me some cool cash.😉
Kemi Mobuse blog: Any advice for future entrepreneurs?
Lilly Sourvenirs: To future entrepreneurs......  Put God first! Find your motivation.... money is usually the aim but you should love what you do, and with time you would go places.
Kemi Mobuse blog: Lastly, how can you be contacted?
Lilly Sourvenirs: Call: 08063864160.
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