CapitalSquare member spotlight serves to highlight and provide visibility to our members with regards to their career path, contributions and experience with CapitalSquare.
We have a lot of amazing members working out of CapitalSquare, and because they are so great, we feature one each month. This month's spotlight turns to Sheriff, CEO, Showroom.ng
NAME : Sheriff Shittu
OCCUPATION : Technology Entrepreneur
Working from CapitalSquare since January 2015
Showroom.ng is your one-stop shop online for top quality furniture and home decor. We are very passionate about helping customers find the best furniture at the most reasonable price with less stress.
What do you love about working for yourself?
Freedom to take risk and execute on idea without too much analysis paralysis.
What’s the hardest thing about being an entrepreneur?
You have got to make the payroll! It’s scary when after all hustle you can’t pay your staff at the end of the month. I experienced that in a company I founded few years ago, and I since vowed never to take on staff until we have income booked enough to cover a run way for us to make more.
What do you wish you knew before you started your business?
Sales and people management.
Why do you do what you do? Where did the idea come from?
I went through pain getting household item and I discovered there are thousands of people going through similar problem. I also believe that virtually all commerce we do offline now in Nigeria, will happen online going forward. I decided to take on the one I’m passionate about, which furniture.
How different is what you do now from what you wanted to do as a child?
As a child I’d wanted to become a professional football player, I’d represented my primary and secondary schools in inter-school football competitions, and joined a football club. But all changed when I discovered computer. I was fascinated by the magic and I thought; I could build a yahoo for Nigeria. That was how the story started! I still play football regularly but it’s now a pastime. I see that, if I couldn’t play football I may as well buy a football club if I succeed in the “computer” career!
How long have you been working out of CapitalSquare? What has the experience been like? Would you recommend it?
This is my 3rd month. What I like most is the privacy, I can focus on the work I have at hand and gist with people in the kitchen when I’m free. It’s also fascinating to know that most people who work form there are extremely brilliant people, exchanging ideas with them expand my knowledge.
If you could share a desk with any two people in the world, who would they be? Why?
Simdul Shagaya, the intensity he brings to work and his believe in Africa amazes me. Each time I experience him, I’m like…this guy looks like me in the future! ;)
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Eagle! Eagle soars, they don’t crawl!
And that concludes the interview!
Put an end to several visits to showrooms before you get what you need. Showroom.ng will revolutionize how you buy furniture and interior decor in Nigeria. Get in touch with Sheriff and his team here :
Website : www.showroom.ng
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Skype : Possicon
Twitter : @possicon