Uganda's Top Entrepreneurs Patrick Bitature, Sudhir Ruparelia, Sylvia Owori and Robert Ahimbisibwe telling their story about how to successfully run profitable business at The 360 Network- Ask the Entrepreneur Forum and Cocktail on 2 June 2011, Garden City Rooftop, Kampala. Moderated by Arinaitwe Rugyendo.
Select Garments and Sleek Promotions Chairman
WHAT was your first job? Where and when was it? How much did you earn then?
My first job was in clearing and forwarding industry under Select Line Limited in 1994. I used to save about sh2m a month.
What is the most enduring memory of your first job?
I will never forget March 6, 1994. This day, I saved sh2m from work I had done in just two days. Mind you, I was barely two weeks old in the business.
What did you learn from it that makes you a better boss?
I learn that it is not good to look for a job, but to create one. Before joining the clearing and forwarding sector, I had sent out over 100 job applications. These did not earn me any job. I ended up wasting my papers and transport.
Did the first job change your career path or perspective of life?
It did not because I had even studied business administration at college. I am in line with my profession.