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Hustler : James Luwukya

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He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Tourism degree and yet what the future had in store for him was design.

What is the name of your business?
Golden graphix

What do you do at Golden graphix?
We do branding of promotional items like T-shirts both in screen printing and embroidery, heat press, sublimation, cups, mugs, clocks, display plates and digital printing.

Where is Golden graphix located?
On Nasser Road, modern building room D4.

When did you start this business?
On June 1 this year.

How much capital did you use as to open up this business?
I used Shs40m.

Where did you get the money from?
Savings from my previous businesses.

How much do you charge?
For screen printing, we charge Shs15,000 per piece if the pieces are 100 and more, but if they are less we charge between Shs25,000 and Shs30,000 and for embroidery, we charge Shs20,000 for 100 and more pieces and if they are less, it costs Shs70,000-80,000.

Who are some of your clients?
I do work for almost everyone. From big hotels, clubs, events companies, artistes and downtown people as well.

Did you study this kind of business?
No I didn’t. I did a Bachelor’s in Tourism but my family has been in printery for a very long time. Let’s just say I fell in line.

Any challenges in this job?
Bad debts, limited capital, low season in turnover (Some seasons are bad for business) and high rent.

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