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Little guy makes it big in office moving

Jul 16 2013 13:41
A Fin24 user who employs 30 people at a time shares how he started his business with nothing but a bakkie and some tools. He writes:

I am the proud owner of an office moving business called Gizocorp, which I started in late 2007 with nothing but a bakkie and some tools.

It has been an uphill battle with the economy, the past 2010 World Cup and companies just not trusting the little guy.

In my industry I go up against fat cats who have built themselves huge empires on the past government or through corrupt deals. I am proud to say that I have never sought to go that way.

I have also given up on banks, even my own which sees every financial transaction that goes through my account.


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We are always short of something that disqualifies us from a cash injection or the boost of obtaining a new vehicle or asset.

With the little resources I have, I have managed to fend off the biggest named companies in Johannesburg, just because someone was willing to give me a chance.

Please don't get me wrong, the challengers are still there and I still could do with a lifeline, but one thing that is most definitely certain is that I did this without the help of our government, banks or the help of corruption.

I employ up to 30 people at a time and I wish I could permanently employ them. We will keep trying every day.

A huge thank you to those companies that do not see us for our size but for what we can do.

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