Dawood’s Carpentry and Woodworking and Joinery
Self-empowerment as a mindset
Dawood Mahan attended a Socionext 5-day start-up accelerator workshop in the township of Sharpeville, in the Gauteng province. During the Socionext workshop, he and his team worked on the idea of starting a carpentry business.
Despite his team members going on to pursue other avenues, Dawood knew this was his passion and stuck with it.
3 years later Dawood has grown this small business to earning R 10 000 per month and employing 3 people.
He notes that the workshop was a great experience for him where he learned to be resourceful and to use what he has available to him to develop in business.
Above all though, it was the sense of self-empowerment which he carried with him after the workshop. The very real belief that he now understood how to start up a business.
In a final word to aspiring entrepreneurs, Dawood tells us that whatever your background, you can make progress. He himself has come from a poor family in a disadvantaged community. But with all these challenges he still made it. And it comes down to a mindset.
It is Dawood’s great passion to help shift the mentality of his fellow South Africans so that they realise they too can make their life their success.