In it’s twelveth year running Bometrics Solutions, a local company that deals in safety and security issues, is struggling to establish a niche in the local market. The company’s Managing Director Pule Mmolotsi this week talks to INNOCENT TSHUKUDU about his business.
Q. What is the nature of your business?
Biometrics. We’re into safety, anti-drinking and driving technology and security biometric solution” like, Fingerprint flash disk with built-in antivirus. The latest version we have is called KASPERSRSKY. We also have Access Control based on fingerprint, EntryPad PC Logon solution and many others.
Q. How long have you been in the business and what inspired you to venture into this kind of business?
I have been in the field for 12 years now and after watching the movie ‘Enemy of the state’ by Will Smith I was determined to go all the way to establish a biometric solution business.
Q. How affordable are your services?
We are very particular about security and we prefer to educate clients about our products before they buy. Our prices are very affordable and we always ensure that customers get value for their money.
Q. What challenges do you face most and how do you deal with them?
The PHD syndrome is our major challenge, but over the years we’ve learnt to live cope with detractors. My philiosophy is to do my job for the love of it and money and the rest will fall into place.
Q. Do you have a family of your own, and if so, how do you balance your business and family roles?
Yes I have my wife and daughter and we’re expecting an additional family member in a few months time. Business can be stressful at times especially when you lost all that money preparing a tender, which was initially your idea and somebody else wins it. My wife understands the kind of business I’m in and she supports me. She knows how much I love this technology.
Q. How do you see the level of competition in the business?
Competition is fine if done on fair ground.
Q. Where do you see the business in the next five years?
A Multi million pula business empire
FULL NAMES: PULE “SOFTWARE” MMOLOTSI
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED TO MY LOVELY WIFE
FAVOURITE FOOD: CHICKEN PASTER SALAD & GREENS
PASSTIME: KO SHESMA – KWA MORWA it’s such a lovely place
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Kasane & Amsterdam