Elhussien Ahmed: An Entrepreneur’s Story
Elhussien Ahmed, our speaker on January 25, is an entrepreneur who began envisioning opening a café in 2014. He connected with Filicori Zecchini in Bologna, Italy to become one of their United States franchisees. The shop is the site of our monthly board meetings.
Elhussien described the ups and downs of starting a business in Montgomery County. His original business plan envisioned a six-month period for building out the coffee shop; it took two years. He stuck with it, and is close to being profitable and hopes to open additional shops in the near future.