Entrepreneurship shouldn’t be rushed – Honorable Exkid, CEO, Grace Nation business group
Business people hardly have time to teach lessons about entrepreneurship, but Onuora Chibueze Paul, better known as Honorable Exkid, hardly miss the opportunity to discharge some pearls of business wisdom to aspiring entrepreneurs, like he did during a recent interview.
“You have to know your vices and know how to curb them; also, it is important to bear in mind that, in business, you can’t please everyone. When you fail or suffer a setback, accept the fact that you made mistakes, adapt fast and move on to the next step. More importantly, you have to be creative in business,” he tutored.
Honorable Exkid, who is the CEO of Grace Nation Global Entertainment Limited, also shared the best and worst moments of his business life. “My best moment is always invariably when my customers are happy with the quality of my products and services and they express their satisfaction to my face. The worst moment was when I started my business newly and I almost went bankrupt due to lack of strategy on how to run the business.”
Honorable Exkid, also the owner of Grace Nation Building, a business entity that focuses on sales of building materials, avowed that running a business in Nigeria can be complicated and challenging, especially when an entrepreneur “gatecrashed” the business world without first undertaking a solid market research and having clear-cut mission, vision, core values, goals and strategy.
He said: “Because Nigerians are passionate business people, you are going to have a strong competition to contend with and therefore, your survival will depend on winning the patronage of customers.”
Also using the occasion to talk about his business philosophy, Honorable Exkid said: “I tend to put people first while working and I also welcome collaboration, whereby partners work together to win.”