Saidanvar Mukhammadjonov is the head of the company “Ar Deco” in Khujand and a participant of the Integrated Rural Development Project / TRIGGER.
Ag_deco.tj is a printing and design studio. ⠀
The main direction of which is wood burning as well as laser engraving.
In the interview, Saidanvar shared and talked about where he started, how he got into our program, and showed the process of creating his work.
- Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? How did the idea come to you?
I always associated myself with entrepreneurship, I knew and now believe that a person needs to build and look for additional sources of income. That is why I decided to start my own project, a business.
My friend and I saw the machine on Avito and decided that it would be cool if we made products that are made with this machine. Then we started looking for such a machine in our market, but, unfortunately, there were no analogues. Then we bought it and started our own production. Our very first product was printing on t-shirts, glasses, and wood.
2. What did you get from your participation in the Integrated Rural Development /TRIGGER рroject?
A friend of mine advised me to take part in this project. I sent in my application and after some time I was informed that I had been selected. I went through three stages, boot camp, incubation program and coaching. Now I understand that the knowledge I gained from the project helps me to communicate with my clients properly and how to scale my business properly.
3. Tell us about your results
At the moment over 450 orders of burning and printing on mugs and T-shirts have been fulfilled by our project. Our future plans are that we want to develop, scale and provide people with a place to work.
4. Your advice to new entrepreneurs
I advise novice entrepreneurs, you should start a business in the area in which you know, if you lack knowledge, lack of experience – be patient and devote a year or two to self-development, study the subtleties of this field. If you do this, I am sure you will succeed.