There is no point in having mentors if you’re not going to utilise them correctly. Make sure you are getting the most you can from their expertise and connections according to Nancie Amunga.
“To achieve success in life, we must constantly interact with the achievers. We can never be eagles as long as we keep dwelling among chickens. The higher we ascend the more competitive it becomes but, it also becomes less crowded and the air gets fresher. We should never allow ourselves to be dragged down by those consumed by negative and destructive attitudes!”
Amunga, the Managing Director Dana communications Limited that deals with Courier Delivery Services in Nairobi and its environs incorporated in March 2014.
She is also the Deputy National coordinator, Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-East Africa.
She has not only achieved her dream of using mentors to build her three-year-old courier business, she is the current Youth Sector Leader at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KNCCI).
I met her in 2012 when she had an inspiration to become a model, with an aim to be a role model for many young girls out there.
Nancy is not only exceptionally beautiful looking but also very ambitious and smart.
Then, she was working and making money in the local modeling industry photo shoots/campaigns, and promotional events. (Souls of Charity Initiative- a group of enthusiastic youth mostly composed of young models, actors, musicians and artists, who are philanthropic enough to dig from their pockets to raise funds and donations to help those who are less fortunate in the society and Out Days Adventures Tours – the African Kenya Jungle Safari Makers).
She says her constant focus is simply to continue to work hard towards the realization of his dreams. “Don’t give up on your faith because love comes to those who believe it, that’s the way it is.”
In 2015, she was among the 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs nominated, a Kenya College of Accountancy’s (KCA) strategy to reach out to young and upcoming entrepreneurs using locally available materials and skills to develop themselves and the society at large.
She believes that was her break after KSh100, 000 was injected in her Courier business.
Her entrepreneurial journey has not been easy. She used to sell second hands clothes at Nairobi city stadium and as usual, challenges overcame her. She failed terribly. At one point she joined network marketing this also was not a success.
Perhaps, a reason she took to Facebook to lament the frustrations of being a young person venturing into business as a Small Micro Enterprise.
“Disadvantage of doing business as a young person is that some people think they can use you in the name of giving you advice on how to succeed, some people think that you want to stay where you hence stay with your payments for ages hence affecting your cash-flow. Others think that they can just use you the way they want because ‘you are young’, some will want your services/products without commitment…How do you deal with all these challenges? I think I should consider writing a book out of the experience,” she said.
“You’ve got to step out of your comfort zone. Be broke for a while. Lose some friends. Have some sleepless nights…Most people don’t get it through! She adds.
Besides the people she has looked up to as mentors, Chase Bank walked with too.
“Thank you Chase Bank Kenya, this entrepreneurship journey is not easy! Who said it should/will be easy anyway? Through your help, I am humbled to be offering a solution to a problem the Nairobi residents are facing. It is my wish that it inspires someone to go for what they believe in,” a sentiment she posted.
As she moves on with her journey, she hopes for the next ten years is to be featured in Forbes Magazine. “Maybe in less than 10 years, because that’s where I belong. I have a thing for swimming with the big sharks,” she says.
Why courier services? She says, “ I’ve often listened to companies complaining that their Courier Delivery Service has not picked up their deliveries for 6 hours and often times even longer after they had placed the call for delivery because I have been a victim of this I decided to be part of the solution hence the start of Dana Courier Services which is here to salvage the situation and assist companies especially online stores in satisfying their customers or the recipient of whatever it is that they are supposed to make sure gets to them.”
How does this consistently happen? To offer fast, secure, confidential and reliable courier service tailored to meet our client’s needs.
Here are two of her quick tips:
Great Customer Experience: We ensure customer guidance, support, and satisfaction for better service delivery and a good relationship for the future.
Time is Money: We carry out all our services within the shortest time possible. We believe we are saving you through saving time.