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Be your own boss, urges Kalunga

By NOEL IYOMBWA
YOUTHS should always strive to be their own boss and not wait on anyone to employ them especially graduates, 35-yearold entrepreneur Patson Kalunga has said.
He says one does not need a lot of money as capital to start a business but little capital can make huge profits.
Having worked at someone’s business of buying and reselling iron bars taught Kalunga how to manage his own business and become his own boss.
“When you start a business and are self-employed, you are your own boss and ultimately control your own destiny and income,” he says.
Kalunga started his own business where he deals in iron bars and hires out scaffolds mainly to Chinese contractors with only K150.
He now proudly says his business has grown and has employed more than 20 employees among them four drivers who deliver his goods.
“I started doing my own business at the age of 25 with only only K 150 after working for someone for many years at Soweto,” he narrates.
“I saw how we used to make alot of money, we used to sell iron bars in Soweto market.I realised that I could start my own business so I started with K150. I bought iron bars at Century steel and resold them and made K 300 then the business went on until I reached where I am today.”
Kalunga recalls that when he shifted his business to town centre market, there were challenges of competition as there were a

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