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‘Entrepreneurs are Bold Risk takers’

Nov 22, 2019, 1:43 PM | Article By: Jarra Cham

Oumie Sise-Sallah, chairperson of Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) start-up chapter committee, Tuesday described entrepreneurs as the biggest bold risk takers.

She made this statement during a speech on the first edition of national start-ups forum held at a local hotel in Kololi.

Mrs. Sallah said undertaking thorough review or analysis of any plan or business activity is advisable, but over thinking and scrutinizing every detail to play safe in business could lead to the stagnation of business, the most successful entrepreneurs are the biggest risk takers.

“No successful business starts with a smooth ride. Successful businesses, if not all, have gone through very trying times. However, when you go through inevitable periods, do not give up, re-strategize and move head on,” she said.

She said it is imperative that start-up entrepreneurs take example from those who are ahead of them, adding that they should gather experiences from experienced entrepreneurs which will eventually help transfer their knowledge in order to help them develop their business scale. “Knowledge sharing is very important in scaling a business and growing an economy.”

Founder of Tropingo Foods, Momaar Taal urged start-ups to be courageous and to always interact with other entrepreneurs around the globe, saying courage and honesty can help better their businesses.