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I was born in Thika town, kiambu county, Kenya .
I schooled in Jomokenyatta University (bsc maths and computer science)
since i joined i sought how i could do business while studying. I started by saving . After a year I had saved enough to put up a snack shop.
In the year 2013 i registered Thikatel computers to trade in selling computers and Information technology services.
My business Thikatel computers engages in selling computers, repairs, maintenance and other I.T related services.
I have been running the business for close to 28 months. I started with services but have since been able to grow in stocking desktop computers and laptops.
I offer services like repair of operating systems,
computer hardware repairs,
I sell desktops, laptops, and computer accessories.
I chose this business because I had interest in computer hardware and was good in it. This field is profitable due to the increasing number of college students in Thika town, however is also needs high capital to meet the demands.
Currently i stock few of accessories and machines.
I pay the rent of the business premise and support my family from the proceeds.
I have been able to do some outdoor adverts which are already attracting clients and therefore the need to add and improve the computers in stock.
I plan to purchase 10 used laptop computers @ $120 each total $1200.
Purchase 10 used desktop computers @ $50 each total $500.
Used laptops sells more than all other computers in recent past due to affordabilty and ease of use. Therefore the market is ready while I have access to suppliers who sell and good market price.
That will boost my inventory, additionaly increasing my income to $ 100 a week.
May 11, 2017
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