Damilola Teidi, the CEO of GoMyWay.com is doing something unique and interesting with her business.
Her business, a trusted online ride sharing platform that connects car owners with spare seats to users that need a ride and are going in the same direction, so they all can share the cost of the journey, whether inter-state or intra-city.
In this chat with Ada Igboanugo, Damilola Teidi share some details about GoMyWay.
Some of the excerpts below:
On Running the GoMyWay:
Founded in June of 2015, GoMyWay is a trusted online ride share platform that connects car owners that have spare seats to share with others that need a ride and are going in the same direction, so they all can share the cost of the journey, whether interstate or intracity. With a growing community of users, GoMyWay is the easiest way for car owners to monetize the extra seats in their cars during rides and for passengers to find affordable and comfortable means of moving from one place to another. At the same time, it helps to reduce traffic congestion, promotes a cleaner environment and helps to build our community spirit.
About the public response to GoMyWay:
The response has been great. We currently have over 5000 users and more than 30,000 seats have been offered by car owners in various states across the country. We are yet to establish any strategic partnerships but we are working it.
On the lessons she has learned while running her own business:
This can easily be an epistle. I don’t think anyone can prepare you for the amount of lessons you learn from running your own business. Where do I start? I have learnt that there’s so much strength within me. At the early stages of running a business, especially if you have a small budget, there’s a lot things you have to do and skills you have to learn quickly. Early stages of Styljunki, I remember I had to learn how to use photoshop. With GoMyWay, I remember distributing flyers at a bus stop around Dopemu from 4.30am to 6am and I live on the Island. I have also learnt the importance of managing resources especially finances. The importance of planning ahead of time, creating a budget and being disciplined enough to stick to it.
Another thing is that I should not be afraid to fail or to get some things wrong. That things happen and what is important is that I learn from it, make some changes and come back stronger. Also, I do not have all the answers and it is important to be open to different suggestions but be able to identify which ones to take on board.
Read full Interview HERE