My Success Story - Kassem Mohamad Ajami From Nigeria
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A Gist About Me As A Business Owner Till Date

I am Kassem Mohamad Ajami, firmly believe that “God helps those who help themselves.” As a business owner, now, I have clearly understood that success doesn’t come to those who are not willing to indulge themselves in hard work. During my school life, I used to think about what will I do after graduating? Though at that point in my life, goals weren’t clear to me, still I had an idea that someday I would relish running a business. Maybe running a business is written in my destiny that’s why now I am an owner of two steel companies.

Till date, I’m holding over 20 years of professional work experience. Since 1997, I am rendering leadership and strategic direction to my companies. I have pursued B.SC. (Administration) from an esteemed university.

My very first company is Saba Steel Industrial Nigeria Ltd. It strives to offer services and customized steel structures to industrial domains such as oil & gas, petrochemical industry, heavy industries, cement plants, aluminum smelters, storage depots, truck bodies. I have launched this company in 2007 and now its 12 years. I would not say that my journey as a business owner is quite smooth. Many challenges come in my way. I was uncertain about the future as no one was born with skills to run a business. Being able to forecast customer trends, market trends etc. is necessary to a changing economic climate, but not every CEO is blessed with predictive powers.

I learned to be good at things like cash flow, profit margins, reducing costs, financing, etc. Besides this, I have also learned to keep myself updated with the technological trends as it’s no longer a doubt that As technologies alter practically at the speed of light, it’s quintessential for companies to innovate or be left behind.

Another organization founded by me is MetalBerg. It is a member of Saba Steel Industrial Nigeria Limited and has got specialization in all steel fabrication and construction.

Now, I would say that many people think that a business owner means a person who is quite stable (economically, financially, and mentally) in all aspects of life. The reality is when a person becomes a business owner then the responsibilities and work certainly increase to a huge extent. The only way to deal with it is to stay positive, even if you are struggling from a crisis. A calm mind gives healthy thoughts than an anxious mind. When you start a business, be ready to face ups and downs.