On Saturday the 11th day of January 2020, at Devamplify Hub Awka, I took over Seventy (70) young entrepreneurs from within Anambra State on a journey of learning how to write Outstanding Grant Applications, telling good business stories as well as Validating their startup ideas, processes, products, and businesses.
Dear Entrepreneur, Don’t jump into a business venture just because of friendship! It’s incredibly easy to get involved for the wrong reasons. John D. Rockefeller has a great quote: “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” Handling business and friendship is extremely complex — it demands mature individuals to make it work.
On Saturday the 29th day of June 2019, I shared A stage with Hon. Nonso Smart Okafor – The Honorable Member representing Nnewi North constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, and host of other resource persons to for The Impact Project Anambra (TIPA), A Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Event which held at Kenneth Dike Library, beside Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS Awka.
The worst part about a failing business is that the entrepreneur is unaware of it happening until it is often too late. It makes sense because if the entrepreneur really knew what he was doing wrong, he might have been able to save the business. Some entrepreneurs live in a land of denial while others are unaware of their mistakes.