From student to successful entrepreneur: Innovative software brings TAFE SWSi alumni business success
Chester Hill local Josiah Edmond has gone from strength to strength since completing his Diploma of Logistics from TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) in 2011.
Having succeeded at TAFE, Josiah had the confidence to apply for university - he obtained his Masters of Business from the University of Technology Sydney in 2014. The 38 year-old can now also boast of being the co-owner of a successful supply chain business.
Years of studying and working in the logistics industry gave Josiah the expertise to identify a gap in the software market, leading him to create RinzeCon, an inventory management software program for small businesses.
“I developed RinzeCon after I noticed small businesses weren’t getting an inventory management software that benefited them.” he said.
His software’s main point of difference? A personal approach to customer service.
“We go out and meet our clients so we can deliver a tailored solution for their business. Plus our program is simple to use and can do the exact same job as competitors for a fraction of the price.” he said.
While he left the classrooms of TAFE SWSi’s years ago, Josiah maintains the practical skills and industry exposure he developed while at TAFE has helped shape his success story.
“My studies at TAFE were a massive help to my degree. It prepared me with a lot of knowledge and helped me identify gaps in the market so I could create my software.”
Now, with an office based in Chester Hill and two branches operating in Nigeria, he is keen to bring RinzeCon to a wider audience.
“I want to continue helping small businesses with my product and expand globally. Maybe be like Steve Jobs and invent something truly innovative.”