‘Fusion’ of talent, friendship sparks young entrepreneurs
Although some might say they’ve broken the golden rule of entrepreneurship, which is to never mix business with friendship, Khaleed Mohammed of Des Allemands and Daryl Davis of Luling have decided their business venture together is worth the risks.
“Daryl and I started our business, K. D. Fusion, not only to give back to the community, but to provide fair prices for repair work,” Mohammed said. “We can repair computers, build computer systems, back-up files, check computers to make sure they’re running properly, and pretty much we can do any type of computer maintenance, repair work and upgrades to anybody’s computer system.”
Mohammed and Davis have been keeping busy by working as independent consultants until they get their full license.
“We’ve repaired some computers at Hahnville High School and we just completed working on a project for United Way of St. Charles,” Mohammed said. “We are still in the process of applying for paper work. As soon as that’s complete, we’ll have an official business.”
Davis met Mohammed during R.O.T.C. drill team training at the high school.
“We knew we’d make great business partners right away,” he said. “We love technology and helping people with their computer needs and we have a lot in common.”
Both teens said the idea to form a business wasn’t an attempt to get rich quick or to become wealthy overnight.
“My mom’s a single parent and financially I want to do everything I can to help her,” Davis said. “So, the money I earn from the business helps to pay some of the bills at my house.”
Mohammed’s step father is a truck driver who’s on the road constantly.
“With the costs of gas prices continuing to rise like they are and my stepfather being on the road a lot, I help my mom out with living expenses at home too,” he said. “In five years, we’d like to see our business really expand to get more kids involved.”
Mohammed says some of those ideas include making a gaming room for children, and holding tournaments for kids ages 10 and older.
“There aren’t many activity centers for teens or children hang outs in St. Charles Parish,” Davis said. “And we hope to see our company grow so we can open our doors up to the community.”
Both Mohammed and Davis are also volunteer fire fighters for the Paradis Volunteer Fire Department.
“I just graduated from high school and I’m looking at some colleges right now to attend,” Davis said. “But I haven’t decided on anything right now.”
Mohammed will be a senior at Hahnville next year.
Davis says wherever he decides to go to college; he plans to stay nearby to make sure he continues to work with Mohammed on the business and give back to the community.
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