As a parent it can be quite challenging to find items such as books and toys that are representative of your child’s heritage. If you are looking for a Black owned educational game, your choices are even more limited.
That’s why we’re pleased to introduce Very Puzzled, a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle that includes a wide variety of African landmarks, monuments and attractions.
We spoke with Patrick Adom, the founder of Very Puzzled to find out more about him and his company.
What inspired you to start Very Puzzled?
What has been the most challenging and the most rewarding thing about owning your own business?
What event occurred or action taken has had the biggest impact on your business?
How did you fund the business to get started?
What business skill are you good at and which would you like to develop more?
I don’t believe that what I am doing requires any specific business skills, I think common sense and a belief in yourself and the ability to keep going even when things are tough are some of the most import skills to have.
Having said that, I think that the ability to negotiate is very useful being always prepared to ask for discounts to try and get the best deal. I like to haggle and bargain with suppliers. I think am quite good at this.
What am not so good at is keeping receipts and filing records. I also need to continue to push myself and make more of an effort to go out of my comfort zone and actually attend more events to speak to people.