We spoke with Christine Souffrant Ntim who is a self-proclaimed, “Entrepreneur, traveler, and go-getter”. She is here in Cape Town to give a series of talks on how to become an entrepreneur. Raised in Haiti and educated in the U.S. Christine has a wealth of resources and tips to share with anyone looking to learn how to turn their skill sets and interests into a business.
After studying in the United States, Christine turned back to her roots in Haiti where she was raised in a family of street vendors. She combined her new skills with her background to create an app that allows street vendors to find customers. She describes the app as a “directory and photo log” of local street vendors, which allows vendors to gain a larger market of customers. She recently made the Forbes list for her entrepreneurship and now she is sharing her skills and resources with the public.
So what is the secret to creating your own business? Christine emphasizes life-long learning. She says, “If you want to be successful, you need to learn the art of learning”. Christine is constantly challenging her mind to learn more by travelling across the globe and throwing herself into challenges that she knows will help her grow as a person.
Here in Cape Town tonight at the American Corner located at the Central library, Christine will be talking about three things:
1. How to understand what your skill sets are and how to use them
2. How to pitch your ideas
3. How to find helpful resources to get you started
Christine’s lasting message to any listener is that “normal people can do great things”.
Presenter: Mkhuseli Khusi Veto
Producer: Sophie Breck