Monday, 19 June 2017


Emerald Iso is a graduate of Zoology and environmental biology. The cross River State born beauty is the brain behind Emrld Travels, a travel agency. She shared her experience as an entrepreneur with us.

HOL: Can we meet you?
Emerald: My name is Emerald Iso, I studied zoology and environmental biology.  I am from cross river state. 
HOL: How did you start your business and what prompted your interest in this line of business?
Emerald: Well I started small, with the little capital I had. What prompted my intrest was i actually worked with a travel agency but later left and started mine because I had the experience and passion and I thought to my self , If I put half the effort I put in somebody job in mine, it will take me a long way . It wasn't easy starting,  still not easy though but I'm thankful to God.
HOL: How did you come about your business name?
Emerald:Came about my business name from my name.

HOL: What challenges do you face in your business and how do you surmount them?
Emerald: The economy of the country basically. Now the solution we gave was to give some very very reliable customers credit facilities and aggressive marketing, introduced more sales strategy.

HOL: How has your business's been fairing in this Nigerian economy?
Emerald: There must always be a way out of every situation.  Like I said earlier,  we had to   think out of the box, though of ideas to bring customer, aggressive marketing and all.

HOL: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Emerald: I have a lot I'm working on right now which I can't disclose but in 5yrs, Emrld Travels will be the best online travel agency known for effective and excellent service delivery.

HOL: Advise for upcoming entrepreneurs
Emerald: My advise for upcoming entrepreneurs- Trust God cos u can't do anything on your own, stay focused, be consistent and dedicated in whatever you are doing. Do not wait till you have that huge capital you need, start with what you have . Thank you

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