Funke Buc­knor-obruthe, Lanre Dasilva-ajayi, Oth­ers In­spire Young En­trepreneurs At #Get­mo­ti­vat­ed­withob

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - EVENT -

DIG­I­TAL mag­a­zine Ono­ hosted 60 young en­trepreneurs at her newly launched project ‘Get Mo­ti­vated with Ono Bello’ (#Get­mo­ti­vat­ed­withob), an ex­clu­sive event aimed at host­ing young en­trepreneurs across Nige­ria.

The event, which took place on Septem­ber 22, 2017 at Sap­pers Wa­ter­front Lounge in Vic­to­ria Is­land, La­gos, fea­tured a day of in­spi­ra­tional talks and busi­ness tip on how the young en­trepreneurs in at­ten­dance can start and grow a busi­ness. Ono Bello, Pub­lic Re­la­tions Con­sul­tant and Founder of the dig­i­tal mag­a­zine, spoke on her “In­spi­ra­tion” as an en­tre­pre­neur, a theme for this maiden edi­tion. High­light­ing some cru­cial points in her life and ca­reer, she said: “For me, my in­spi­ra­tion for go­ing into my busi­ness came af­ter I com­pleted my Mas­ter’s De­gree, I felt I was full of so many ideas and I knew they were be­ing un­der­uti­lized in my place of work then. I would say I was not to­tally ful­filled even though the job looked in­ter­est­ing to out­siders, it had be­come bor­ing to me, I wanted more. I needed a place where my ideas were be­ing put to good use, I wanted start and grow them, I would say I had some BIG ideas but they were not be­ing uti­lized and most of you work­ing in or­gan­i­sa­tions might be able to re­late to that. So, I de­cided to start some­thing small and put in ev­ery­thing I had to make it grow.

“Most of all I prayed fer­vently. I still do all that to­day, I haven’t hit it big yet to re­lax, I haven’t achieved my vi­sion yet. So, you see I can re­late with a lot of the strug­gles you are go­ing through to start off and grow in your busi­nesses and im­prove your per­sonal de­vel­op­ment.”

Other speak­ers who spoke about their in­spi­ra­tion and tips on how to start and grow a busi­ness in­clude Lanre Dasilva

Ajayi, Cre­ative Di­rec­tor of fash­ion brand LDA, Funke Buc­knor-obruthe, CEO Zap­phire Events, Oke Maduewesi, CEO Zaron Cos­met­ics , who was rep­re­sented by MaryJane Ohubu, the Gen­eral Man­ager for the brand, Seun Tayo-ba­lo­gun, CEO Brief Es­sen­tials & Co-founder of Tech­monks Limited, Tunji Ashiru, Ex­ec­u­tive of Strate­gic Pol­icy En­gage­ment, In­ter­switch Group and Ibikunle Bolorun­duro, Fidelity Bank SME Busi­ness Ad­vi­sor.

The day ended with Ono Bello giv­ing away N500,000 shared among 10 en­trepreneurs at N50, 000 each, with the hope that this money would help them grow their busi­ness in a spe­cific area high­lighted dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process.

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