By Alesha Capone
At just 20 years old, Dami Okedara has established a successful digital marketing business.
The young entrepreneur said he started Clientele Boosters during June last year, when he was 19.
Mr Okedara said Clientele Boosters helped businesses get more clients, by assisting them with their social media market and customer relations.
He said that participating in The Plug Project 2019 – an initiative of the not-for-profit Kulture Hive, founded by Point Cook community advocate Eli Muse – provided him with ideas to get his business off the ground.
Mr Okedara said that when he started Clientele Boosters, he would visit companies and make up to 100 cold calls per day, in an effort to drum up business.
His customers now include businesses in the restaurant, boutique clothing, real estate and swimming industries.
He has also hired his 16-year-old brother as an employee, and hopes to hire three to five more staff within the second quarter of this year.
“One of the reasons I love entrepreneurship is that you’re forced to grow every day and every week – not just with clients, but on a personal level, just to stay afloat,” Mr Okedara said.
He said running his own business meant that he had control over his own finances and working hours, which allowed him to also devote time to his family, basketball and the gym.
Mr Okedara, who plays for the Altona Gators, said his ambition was to become a professional basketball player within the next two years.
He is also studying commerce and law at Deakin University.
Details: www.facebook.com/clienteleboosters.com.au/ or www.clienteleboosters.net/