(Last Updated On: August 29, 2017)
Bonfire Adventures CEO Simon Kabu is the creator and owner of the company which once emerged in the top 10 list of 100 fastest growing mid-sized companies in Kenya.
He gave this solid business advice to anyone wanting to go into business during an interview with Standard Digital Entertainment
“One time, a company CEO, who was part of a getaway my wife and I had organised for a group (we were part of the circle and so we did the job pro bono) asked if he could pay us. And that is how the idea for Bonfire Adventures was born.
“A successful business, almost in every instance, is an original idea. Yes, it is true, that matatus make good money, that Mpesa businesses also perform incredibly.
But that does not mean that they are investment options for you. If you want to enjoy unbridled success, be unique.
If you have an original solution to a possible need by people, then you are assured of success in business.
When you copy an idea, their idea will always come out on top in discussion circles. At the time we started the company – between 2004 and 2007 – we hadn’t heard of a company that offered getaway services. And If there were, they weren’t known.
Let your imagination soar. As long as humanity will continue having problems, business ideas will always abound. Identify someone’s problem, find a solution for it and you will be in business.
We worked long hours – way past midnight. Me and my wife were the only employees at Bonfire. We did everything: from marketing to accounting.