Co-Founder And CEO Of Oysterpay Scelo Makhathini Shares The Importance Of Believing In Yourself As An Aspiring Entrepreneur. In an interview with AlphaCode Club, South African entrepreneur and co-founder of Oysterpay Scelo Makhathini shared the importance of believing in yourself as an aspiring entrepreneur.
He said, “The advice that I would give to young entrepreneurs and startups is one remember you just have to get it done, you just have to start and never allow yourself to be told you can do anything by people who actually haven’t done anything, that’s the greatest piece of advice that I could share with Startup founders.”
Makhathini shared that aspiring entrepreneurs should block out the noise and make sure that they focus on getting things done. This is because the entrepreneurial journey is very hard and challenging so aspiring entrepreneurs should believe in themselves to be able to overcome challenges and reaches their goals. Most entrepreneurs tend to get caught up in the daily operations of their business and lose the vision of growth and scaling the business, this is because one is focused more on criticism that is not constructive.
Entrepreneurs always have to constantly try to sell their idea or products to potential customers or investors, so they have to constantly be on top of everything and understand their business in detail. This way when problems or challenges arise they will be able to turn their mindsets and focus on getting this done and not worrying about the people who do not believe in them and their dreams.
Makhathini founded OysterPay which is a digital banking platform for gig workers who are largely overlooked by traditional financial institutions. It offers a prepaid debit card and mobile app that helps these workers get paid, save, and borrow. OysterPay’s data science approach builds highly personalized offerings, particularly in savings and digital lending, that promotefinancial security and inclusion for all.