Gloria Michelle Otieno is a young African entrepreneur who hails from Kenya. She is the initiator and CEO of Recours Four Consultants, Kenya. She a huge annual profit of $400,000 from an initial investment of $2,000 in her business within the space of four years.
In her words, she said “It was tough. My only paying clients were the international ones but this was not sufficient to sustain the demand I was getting from local clients, who were looking for strategy planning, restructuring their businesses, training and recruitment. Somehow the local clients were not liquid enough to pay when required.”
She continued “I overcame this by convincing my suppliers to give me time to sort them out when stable. The good business relationships formed with my suppliers and consultants enabled us to pull through the uncertain storm and emerge winners, eventually, when clients managed to pay.”
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Otieno grew up watching her father who was an entrepreneur run his own business up to when he attained success. Whenever she was in his office busy with her school assignments she watched her father interact with his staff and always admired their interactions. Her father always told her not to allow big figures scare her. She watched him run and manage his engineering consulting firm and admired his qualities. That was where her entrepreneurship inspiration came from.
Her firm has top clients with the likes of World Bank Group on the list and is one of the fastest growing HR firms in Kenya. Gloria Michelle Otieno was newly appointed as a Global Ambassador for MOGUL, she was also enlisted as one of Forbes 30 under 30 African entrepreneurs 2017.