Global Young Innovators Initiative
Tesla Tiling Floors and Walls
It is our mission to better the lives of those around us. We promise to put forth our best efforts in any tasks we embark upon. We aspire to assist and influence those facing obstacles that otherwise might negatively affect their livelihood. It is our goal to help develop and expand the tiling industry in Nigeria by starting with the business of Muhammad Sultan.
While the primary focus of our project is to aid in the development and growth of Muhammad’s tiling business, it is also our intention to better the economy of his local community. Through the mentorship of various experts and professionals, mixed with the experiences we have built up in our own lives, we are ready to take this challenge head on.
Muhammad faces difficulty with advertisement, design, and financial management. In order to provide solutions to his problems, we will develop a strategy to expose his business, to stylistically enrich his designs, and to provide him with a superior financial plan. We are looking forward to helping this compassionate family man fulfill his dream of providing a great future for his family and his business.
See how each day at the summit we are gaining new skills to assist our business partner and transform lives.
Our Global Young Innovators Initiative Business Partner
Tiling Floors and Walls
Tiling Floors and Walls Statistics
- Business Type:Tiling Floors and Walls
- Business Owner:Muhammad Sultan
- Location:Wuntin Dada Bauchi, Bauchi State- Nigeria
- Business Production Capacity:Approximately 4 to 5 houses per month
- Number of People Employed:4
- People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 9
- Employees’ Children who are attending school:5
- To improve the types of tile offered
- Increase customer base
- Develop brand material
Story of the Business:
Muhammad installs floor tiles, kitchen tiles, and bathroom tiles in new homes. Based on budget and client preference, Muhammad uses many unique designs for his customers to ensure that they are satisfied with his work; his designs have earned him a strong reputation within his community, bringing in more business with each passing day. Moreover, Muhammad has many special offers and discounts for his clients, allowing them to receive high quality tiling for a lower cost. Muhammad dove into the tile business after two years of working under another contractor. He diligently learned the proper installation techniques and developed his own, giving him a competing edge over his competition. Muhammad’s preparation and patience has helped him create a successful business that has grown significantly over the last five years. In the coming years, Ibrahim looks to expand his services a greater number of clients.
Muhammad also is married and has three children; his business has given him the means to provide his children with a strong education and a better future.
Muhammad’s designs have helped him become a star within his community. However, his more significant impacts lie in job creation.Muhammad’s business employs four hard working individuals, providing them with a stable income and hands on vocational training. Ibrahim strives to grow his business so that he can hire more employees and give them a chance at a better future.
How We Are Transforming Tiling Floors and Walls
And Changing The World
The first day we spoke to Muhammad about his tiling business we identified the main problems that were limiting his business from expanding. The first main problem was that he had no form of advertisement or even a business name. The second main problem was that his financing was not as efficient as it could be. As a group we came up with some solutions to stop the problems that were limiting his business.
Muhammad’s first problem is that he has no form of advertisement. To fix this problem we created a business name and logo for Muhammad’s business. Then we created business cards and flyers that would help expose Muhammad’s business. By handing out business cards and posting flyers around Bauchi more people will see who Muhammad is and what his business is about. More and more people will call him for work which will help to expand his business.
The next problem we identified with Muhammad’s business is that he did not have an efficient way to record his finances and along with that he couldn’t really give out discounts. To fix this problem we created Muhammad a spreadsheet that he would easily be able to fill in to keep track of customers and payments. Along with finances, he had another problem with people not paying him all the way which would make the job take a lot longer. To solve that we created a 50-50 system that Muhammad could enforce. This men’s the customer must pay 50% of the payment before Muhammad start the job. We also created a few discounts that we think customers would love.We believe our solutions could really help Muhammad.