“We want to be known as the preferred supplier of choice for concrete products,” said Bright Hlatshwayo, owner of Stone Décor company.
His company is currently the only black-owned company within Gert Sibande District Municipality which manufacture concrete products.
Hlatswayo managed to grow his business, even during difficult economic meltdown.
His passion for business saw him overcome lots of challenges faced by small business owners.
Before he ventured into the concrete making business, he worked for the banking sector.
“I knew how to make bricks, but working with concrete was something different.
“I had to learn the business along the way and made lots of mistakes,” said Hlatshwayo who aims to encourage young entrepreneurs not to give up on their dreams.
His business specializes with manufacturing concrete products and its target include both big and small companies and domestic market.
During his journey of entrepreneurship, he took part at the Eskom Business competition for entrepreneurs where he was a finalist.
He was also recommended for Making Moves television program and was also one of the finalists.
Hard work and dedication was the secret recipe for his success.
He also added that being successful has got nothing to do with race or gender, but one needs to be trust worthy and consistent.
His future aspirations include getting more clients and getting a bigger space for his business.
Having another plant operating is also on the pipeline for his business.
Follow them on Facebook: Stone Decor or email at bright@stonedecor.co.za