We had the good fortune of connecting with Sali Ouattara and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sali, what role has risk played in your life or career?
For Taking a risk is very important in life / career and Bussiness The path to success presents many challenges that can only be met by taking a risk. Risks are scary but staying in your comfort zone and regretting lost opportunities Will not help you It’s the risk you don’t take that can be the major failure in your life. Risk help us to learn even if we lose it’s a new way to learn again . Taking a risk help to open my first shop ans see how my brand will goes Taking a risk help me to go out of my country to open a shop Taking a risk help me to open my first shop in America as an immigrant
What should our readers know about your business?
My story begins with $50 that could barely allow me to buy some loincloths and sewing machines at my uncle’s place.“ “ I still think back at the remonstrance of my father because I gave my endeavor a little too much time. To him, school is the key to success (which may be true) and comes first. I received my first costumers at home, the nest egg that I built allowed me to open my first small sewing workshop with one employee . From the first satisfied costumer to the events I often participated in without pay, through word-of-mouth, I switch to a larger workshop that now counts 5 employees.“ “ Meanwhile, I strove to honor my father and got my Master’s degree in Ivory Coast. Afterwards, I decided to come to study in the United States. No sooner after I stepped on the US ground, caught between my integration that was quiet challenging and my little baby ‘Lili Creation’ that I had left behind me, a dissatisfied customer’s complaint brought me down. This customer complaint that had been amplified by social media led me to close my workshop because I got discouraged. However, the Bible says in Romans 8:28 “We also know that GOD makes all things work for the good of those who love him.” From tailor-made sewing, I boosted to ready-to-wear garments exclusively upon returning to Abidjan in 2017. It was the long-awaited release! UN-BE-LIE-BABLE! From a local store with 5 employees, I went abroad to open stores in Bamako-Mali, Brazzaville-Congo, Ouagadougou-Burkina, ( inside a galerie ) and Dakar in Senegal (concept store ) within one year! So many opportunities have come my way. Today, I am rewarded with a new showroom in Abidjan at the rue des jardins, a large team of employees, and many connections that have been decisive for my career“ “#atlanta#
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If it’s the summer I will take her to the water falls in Roswell Ga And Fogo de chao best restaurant
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My country Côte d’Ivoire And all my customer who support me and my business My family and friend Never forget Allah in my life