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Maye Esther: Creating Her Narrative As An Event Manager

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

I'm glad because, in this line of business which is events, entertainment etc, you get to meet different caliber of people from different spheres of life. It's not just about the profit but the fact that I get to put smiles of people's faces, gladdens my heart.

1.Tell us about yourself/business


My Name is Maye Esther and I prefer to be addressed as the Business Development Manager of GoJane Place Event Center.

We are a performance and event venue located in Owerri, the heart of Imo State, Nigeria.

We are your most premium event facility for your birthdays, weddings, debut, pageantry, concerts, meetings, reunions, child dedication, conferences, exhibitions, comedy shows and all types of corporate events.


2.Why did you decide to be an Entrepreneur?


Being an entrepreneur is not an easy gig but the decision was birthed out of wanting to make a difference, getting it right, being authentic as well as giving people quality for their money against all other business owners who just want to extort.


3. What advice would you give to someone just starting their own business?


Everyone gets into or sets up a business for the aim of making profit and money, but on the contrary, let your priority be to provide quality service, let your passion drive you and once you get those two things right, viola! Everything falls in place.


4. What is your hardest part of being an entrepreneur?


Having to explain a failure to a customer as well as not being able to meet up to a customer's expectation because of some unavoidable circumstances.

As an individual, quality comes first for me and if after giving you assurance, I fail to deliver, that alone could kill me. As my customer, your satisfaction comes first.As an individual, quality comes first for me and if after giving you assurance, I fail to deliver, that alone could kill me. As my customer, your satisfaction comes first.


5. What is your favorite part of being an entrepreneur? Why are you glad you chose to start your own business? What makes it fun or exciting?


My most exciting part of being an entrepreneur is meeting customers' needs. The act of service gives me joy.


I'm glad because, in this line of business which is events, entertainment etc, you get to meet different caliber of people from different spheres of life. It's not just about the profit but the fact that I get to put smiles of people's faces, gladdens my heart.


What makes it fun and exciting is the creativity that comes with the job. The event industry is encompassing and at one point or the other I'm privileged to touch every aspects of it; ranging from venue, to decoration, to food, to drinks, to performance and so on. In all of these, you have to be creative. The ability to be able to create and re-create, birth new ideas is more than fun and exciting.


6. What have been some of your biggest learning experience by in running a business?


Hmmmmm, my biggest learning experience in running a business would be FOCUS.


As an entrepreneur, if you are not focused:

• You cannot lead. Especially your team members. You need to be focused to give them direction even when they sometimes have contrary opinions.

• You cannot take the right decisions

• You cannot attend to customers the way you ought to


Finally, one of my biggest lesson whilst running a business is PATIENCE.


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