Courteville boss urges entrepreneurs on risk strategies, business solutions
Group Managing Director, Courteville Business Solutions Plc Adebola Akindele, has advised inspiring entrepreneurs to embrace calculated risk strategies in the delivery of both products and services if they want to be successful in their future business prospects.
Akindele, who stated this while speaking at the third edition of the ‘Go Beyond Series’ a mentorship program dedicated to knowledge sharing for aspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in Lagos.
Speaking on the theme ‘Leveraging Social Capital for Business Growth’, Akindele said an entrepreneur must be ready to take the risk.
The go beyond series is focused on Adebola fondly called Uncle B sharing real-life experiences and the struggles of being an entrepreneur, and it is a mentorship platform opened to entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs, and students to benefit from the session.
According to him, to succeed in business, an entrepreneur must have something to sell, “you must be known for your expertise in a particular area either product or service.”
He opined that no matter how good an entrepreneur’s idea is it is nothing without the support of capital behind it, adding that similarity, familiarity, compatibility are three things that should guide the principles in the life of any entrepreneur.
Akindele noted that acumen for business operations put him in the position of leading the company and working as its spokesperson. He speaks regularly at events on e-commerce, entrepreneurship, leadership, technology and business strategy in Nigeria and internationally.
The last two events had in attendance aspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs from various backgrounds not to forget staff of Courteville who were also present to take down success tips from the vastly experienced Uncle B. Uncle B is a seasoned entrepreneur who gathered immense experience in the financial sector of the Nigerian clime. He quit his banking career to start up West Africa’s biggest e-business solutions company, in 2004.
He further urged inspiring entrepreneurs to protect their cycles of influence this he adds is applicable to a lot of things in life.
“Networks are not something you build be meeting people on the day you need a job done. It is about knowing what each individual in the network can do; it is about knowing each other for over a period of time. These are things you need to have to become a successful entrepreneur,” he added.
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