Suhail Nurmohamed grew up in a family that struggled to make ends meet and were close to moving into council housing. At the age of 6, Suhail’s mum got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and was unable to work. This compounded the family troubles, causing his father to juggle up to 3 jobs. It became imperative for Suhail to take the bull by the horns and the challenges served as a motivation to help the family and become a success story.
Suhail started hustling at 16, going to the local corner shop to buy packaged sweets and sell them in school to all the students. The young Suhail gradually accumulated some money and decided to diversify his trade, buying accessories and designer items at discount to resell at school. His tender entrepreneurial journey took a hit after he got suspended from school for a few days. However, Suhail sprang another surprise, shocking his parents after he showed them a stack of cash. This was the spark he needed to scale his venture and he decided to go online to source for clothing items.
Suhail took his business online, listing clothing items for sale on eBay, and repeating the process. His first 20 days was amazing, clearing more than £1,000 and helping his dad to pay off some loans. This also triggered an entrepreneurial instinct in him and he decided to start a clothing brand and set up an online store.
Suhail’s success as an entrepreneur was appreciated by his family. However, they wanted him to become a professional doctor or lawyer, and was persuaded to stop all his businesses and focus on school. Consequently, he entered a deal to either do £10,000 in sales in his first year or quit and focus on his studies. It took the passionate entrepreneur only 30 days to hit the £10,000.
“The crazy thing is, I hit £10,000 in sales in my first 30 days. My family was shocked and so was I, the power of social media skyrocketed my brand all over the world (mainly the USA) and I generated over £100,000 in sales. I would be in class getting constant notifications of sales. I would have 4 figure days and total 6 figures for the year whilst being in lessons. I found it insane! My clothing started being worn by rappers, influencers, and many other well-known figures,” said Suhail Nurmohamed.
Suhail has grown his influence beyond the business world as he currently shares his story with others, empowering thousands of individuals at public speaking events. He has also shared the stage with individuals like Grant Cardone, Les Brown, speaking to audiences with over 3,000+ people.