This is my first business post this year and on this platform. I have not written about Inteco because there really a lot of earth shuttering development until now. I was approached last year with an opportunity that I was skeptical about. I felt that I was selling out my business if I accepted the terms. We are still in talks therefore I cannot share more than that.
This experience was a learning experience like any other situation I have been involved in with Inteco. The first time I came across an opportunity I was so excited I jumped right in even though I had not really done my market research. Due, to this decision Inteco is not where I had visioned it to be two years down the line.
The second time an opportunity of a different nature arose I again jumped at it. I knew it was not what I had wanted for Inteco but, I viewed it as a breakthrough I went along with it anyway. This made me sign a contract pre-maturely. I was faced with a lot of frustration during my short stint with the other party. Fortunately, my biggest lesson I derived from that experience was if it is not what I want I can get out of it.
This time I was wiser. The opportunity was on the surface a great chance to expand. However, I was not going to make the same mistake for the third time. I needed to sit down and really see beyond the now. It was a GREAT opportunity now but, what about 2 years or 5 years from now? What would be the consequence to Inteco if I say yes?
I realized no one will have my passion. No one will sit down and contemplate the future of my business the way I do. It has taken me time to create the layers and complexity of Inteco. I cannot simply sell that away for a short term fix.
A lot of good came with this experience. It exposed me to refining my model when before I had none. It is unbelievable and humbling to know you do not know anything. I had thought I was an expert in my field however, I was shown I still had a long way to go. Out of this experience I have created a model that I feel is in line with the authenticity of Inteco’s brand. More than anything I want to involve the community. It is our daughters, sisters, nieces, friends, cousins, aunties and mothers who are in need. It is our duty to provide sanitary pad relief to them.
Until next time