Interview with TOP 10 Scooler, Junior Mtungwa from JM Mobile
We sat down to get to know Junior Mtungwa from JM Mobile a bit better…
THE TEEN BEHIND THE BUSINESS:
My name is Junior Mtungwa and I am in Grade 10 at Phulong Secondary Senior School.
After grade 12, I will embark on my journey of being an entrepreneur. I will go & study to be an entrepreneur at a university. I will still run my business, but it may disturb my studies.
Tell us about your business:
My business is a carwash, but it is a mobile car wash, which is convenient for customers. Just give us a ring, we will reach out to you to wash your car.
The main purpose is to help our customers, through saving time and petrol, since the petrol price is always increasing. I made something innovative to deal with this social-economic issue, both sides are always satisfied, it’s a win-win situation.
How did you come up with your business idea?
I came with the idea when schools were closed and I decided to do something for pocket money, so I decided to establish a carwash, but I got interested & enthusiastic so I stuck to the concept & made it more creative & innovative.
How many hours per week do you dedicate to your business?
I spend 6 to 7 hours per week.
Do you have entrepreneurial parents/family? Who inspired you on this path?
Who is your mentor?
I don’t have one.
What advice would you give other teens looking to start a business?
I would give advice to other teens such as, when you want to start a business, you must look at all the advantages & make them innovative & find all disadvantages and find solutions and then you are good to go.
How do you personally define business success? Is it money? Freedom? Influence? Creative expression and innovation?Something else?
Creative expression and innovation
What was the last thing you watched on TV?
It’s life on SABC 1
Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?
Batman as usual
You find a lottery ticket that ends up winning R10 million. What would you do?
I would establish many branches as possible to minimize unemployment in our country as a patriot & even build a mini estate.