Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Annastasia Oraegbunem, Director of Anydos Music School and Store, located in Mississauga, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Anydos Music School and Store is the business name. As the business owner, I teach, sell and repair string musical instruments such as guitars, ukuleles, violins, etc. My customers are prospective musicians, music students, and music lovers.
Tell us about yourself
My father was a music producer and a businessman, while my mother was. She retired from the school principal before she passed on. I have enjoyed listening to, singing, and dancing to music since childhood. However, my mother advised me to focus more on going to school rather than wasting my life as a musician.
I am a music lover, and ai could not do without music while going to school. I converted my hobby into a business. My education background is in teaching, I studied up to doctorate level in Educational Leadership and Policy, but teaching, repairing, and selling musical instruments is what I have passion for without rejection. Although sometimes business is hard, because I love what I do, I find the grace to endure and persevere.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I do not know if I have achieved much in my business, but I am proud of owning musical instrument brands such as Anydos brand for guitar, violin, and ukulele. I teach music students that have used the knowledge to do more for themselves.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing is trying to please every customer and still getting discredited for your kindness and effort. I now understand that I should never try to change the way I attend to customers because of a few bad ones that do not value every human being as one in the right of God.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do your best and leave the rest to God.
- Stand firm in your confidence, and do not let people talk you down.
- Put effort into everything.
Where can people find you and your business?
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