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Set up and Planning

  • Created a business plan
  • Performed a competitive analysis
  • Assessed the value of the market
  • Interviewed potential customers
  • Created a prototype
  • Tried to sell to customers
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Market Research

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Finances

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Sales

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Operations

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Laban Obwana Entrepreneur

Location Uganda
Venture Industry Travel/Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure
Languages spoken
  • English
Recent Activity

What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

  1. Limited working inventory in terms of motor vehicles to meet the current demand of the clientele.
  2. Thin working capital and investment capital for expansion.
  3. Seasonal challenges especially in the tours and safaris.
  4. Inadequate mentorship to steer the business into maximum profitability.

Actions I’ve taken so far

  1. Outsourcing of some cars at a lower cost to increase margins and meet demand of the market.
  2. Involvement of a Business Development manager to formulate strategies and tools to ease the business operations.
  3. Entered a Business Incubator program for small and medium enterprises to equip staff with the knowledge about how to run the business.
  4. Invested in market opportunities to increase the number of clientele to increase turnover in order to be able to access future financing for the business.
  5. Seeking mentorship programs

My future goals

To be able to provide all round standard transportation solutions for individuals and businesses at the most competitive rates and to expand further into the Sub Saharan region and international market

My motivations to work with a mentor

Mentorship provides a platform for me to be accountable for the business, develop new skills and improve on those that I already have and unlocks a network that we can market our service to.


About my venture

PickMe Car Rentals and Safaris Started 2016

PickMe Car Rentals and Safaris is a company that sells time provide mainly ground transport and travel solutions to its clientele. We offer a variety of modes of passenger transportation, car hire services and tour and safaris. We help our clients to plan for their transportation needs, give logistical advice and provide solutions on demand in regards to their transportation needs.

Countries of operation: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda