Local2Global with Ada Africa WHY YOU CAN’T BE AN ENTREPRENEUR

Any ordinary person cannot be an entrepreneur. No! You read me wrong. I mean, an ordinary person from the slum or rural area can become a successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship isn’t just about experience or special training. It’s more of using your brain, motivating yourself, and building relationships with the right people. So, yes, anyone can do it.

Becoming your own boss and succeeding in business isn’t about being good with book keeping or technology. Those are mere tools of business people. What makes a business thrive and remains unshakeable are passion, determination, right relationship building, relevant skills, and hard/smart work. As long as you genuinely want to succeed, you will. DISREGARD THE HYPE ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS The media loves to portray entrepreneurs as being distinctive individuals, mavericks set apart from the rest of humanity. The media likes telling us the tales of only the successful entrepreneurs. The stories of ordinary entrepreneurs who had a decent but uneventful success do not make dramatic stories. For every celebrated entrepreneur, there are probably half a dozen successful; quieter entrepreneurs who shun the media spotlight and prefer to get on with the job of making their business a success.

Sadly, from my mentoring experience with startup entrepreneurs, some of them believed the nonsense that one needs to be special. You don’t need to have an extraordinary upbringing to be a successful entrepreneur. As long as you can come up with a good idea that you are passionate about and are ready to commit totally to turning it into a commercially viable enterprise, you can be a successful entrepreneur. Leave the rest to us, we know how to drill you and make it a success. OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK: 1. Apply For MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy Programme 2021: For startups in the creative industry, check this and apply if it appeals to you. 2. The Jubilee Fellows Programme JFP: This program will champion homegrown Nigerian talent and opportunities. If you are a recent Nigerian graduate, Bookmark this opportunity and apply when it's open. 3. $10,000 PRIZE SOCIAL SHIFTERS GLOBAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE: Helps youth 18-30 years move from idea stage to becoming an entrepreneur. 4. Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program: Do you have tech innovations and systemic solutions targeting underserved populations? Check this More opportunities on our social media page. Can't share it all here. Would be available to answer your questions and walk you through. Trust me, you will go places.

Recognize what God has called you to be, accept the gifts He has given you and start building on them! - #AdaAfrica

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