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Enterprise Stories (Elsie Oluku)

Tue 20th Feb 2018

 Entrepreneurs are simply those who spot obstacles and opportunities and take advantage of it. This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Elsie Oluku the founder of ariiyatickets.com - an online events ticketing store. At a point while Elsie was still working with an events company, they had a lot of events and they needed to sell tickets but there was no known platform to provide the service, they managed to sell their tickets but she realized that this was an opportunity, so she decided to maximize it by starting up ariiyatickets.com. Ignorant of how exactly to run this platform, Elsie conducted some researches, found out experts in the industry who gave her insights on how to take off and so ariiyatickets.com was birthed. Six years down the line, ariiyatickets.com has become the preferred tickets platform for paid and free events in Nigeria. Tune in to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm to listen to Elsie’s entrepreneurial journey.

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Enterprise Stories - Oluwatosin Azzezat Oshinowo

Fri 16th Feb 2018

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Oluwatosin Azzezat Oshinowo the Founder of Beleful Republic Limited. Beleful Republic specializes in making delightful meals that leaves customers asking for more. Oluwatosin studied History and Strategic studies at the University of Lagos, her fire for making meals and owning a restaurant got ignited when she worked in her aunt’s restaurant. She then capitalized on the fact that there was no “mama put” in Lekki where she resides which made her go all the way to Surulere just to have lunch. She started Beleful Republic with just 2 staff in 2014 but today has 11 staff and ultimately satisfying more customers.

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Enterprise Stories ( Joy Igbodike )

Fri 9th Feb 2018

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Joy Igbodike, the Creative Director of Jaebee Furniture. Joy as a young girl, learnt the trade of furniture making from her mother who was a furniture maker, she spent her free hours after school in the factory learning the craft. After acquiring a degree in Mechanical Engineering, she decided to work with her mother fulltime, she enjoyed making furniture but she soon realize that her friends’ families were unable to afford their products. Her mom’s business catered for high end customers. She began to find new methods where she could still create great furniture but at lower cost so it could be gotten by the average income earner in Nigeria. Her new discoveries weren’t accepted by her mom’s management and so she had to resign. So she started Jaebee Furniture with zero capital and a lot of passion. Today, Jaebee Furniture has grown and has started a furniture school where she trains her students on modern techniques of production, material usage and cost efficiency in creating furniture.

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Enterprise Clinic - January 2018.mp3

Fri 2nd Feb 2018

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories (Adetayo Bamiduro)

Fri 26th Jan 2018

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature Adetayo Bamiduro the CEO/Co-founder of Metro Africa Xpress (MAX) - a company that provides end-to-end pick-up and drop-off, using their mobile platform to match motorcyclists with packages for delivery. Tayo has always had passion for both entrepreneurship and digital connection platforms. After he founded his first tech company, he went on to work with Nigeria Liquified Natural Company (NLNG). Despite his success at NLNG, he decided to follow his entrepreneurial instincts and so Tayo went to MIT Sloan to acquire some training. There he met his cofounder and they launched MAX with the guidance from mentors at MIT and seed capital from family and friends. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm to listen to Tayo share how he has been able to manage competition in that space and remain successful.

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Enterprise Stories - Mary Onu

Fri 19th Jan 2018

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature Mary Onu, the Proprietress of St Andrew’s School - a school that caters for Creche, Nursery and Afterschool kids. Mary studied Mathematics with Computer Science as first degree and a Prost graduate Diploma in Education. She had always enjoyed sharing knowledge and wanted to become a teacher in retirement after having a full work life of IT. But it didn’t happen that way, because of marriage she had to leave her IT career and focus on parenting. She went on to do her PGD in the University of Aberdeen after which she got employed at the Hazlehead Academy, Aberdeen where she taught for 6 years. Her passion for Education coupled with her experience taking care of her kids while working led to the birth of St. Andrews School. She founded St. Andrews School in 2011 with only 2 staff and today has 31 staff. Although it has not been a smooth ride, Mary has a lot to be thankful for. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com today at 3pm to listen to Mary share her Entrepreneurial Journey.

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Enterprise Stories - Adegboyega Adesida

Tue 12th Dec 2017

 This week we feature the story of Adegboyega Adesida, CEO Charm Butchery. He started his own farm business after working in both private and public agro sectors of Nigeria. Gboyega graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University where he studied Animal production & Health in 2003, he emerged as 2nd best corper in 2004 in Jos where he served. This got him employment offer at the Federal College for Animal Health and Production Technology and by the state government but he didn’t feel fulfilled and so started his own business. Gboyega was convinced that he could add value to the agriculture sector with his experience and knowledge and this conviction gave birth to Charm Horizon International Farms in 2012, where he grew staples & vegetables on a large scale and in 2016 he started Charms Butchery. Tune in to Enterprise Stories today on Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3pm to listen to Adegboyega’s entrepreneurial journey.

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Enterprise Stories - Toyosi Kolawole

Tue 5th Dec 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Toyosi Kolawole, the founder of Audeo Clothing Co. Ltd - a garment manufacturing and retailing company. Toyosi had been a business management consultant for a long period where she worked with entrepreneurs and investors providing new ventures development and financial advisory services but she felt the urge to build something of her own so she can practice all that she had been preaching. She had always been interested in manufacturing, so she decided conduct a research and discovered that there was a huge gap in garment production in Nigeria. This looked lucrative as most garments were imported in to Nigeria. So, in 2012 she decided after a lot of research and groundwork to start Audeo Clothing Co. Ltd which today employs 35 staff and produces garments for not just the Nigerian market but other parts of Africa. Tune in to Enterprise Stories this Tuesday on Inspiration 92.3Fm or edcradioonline.com at 3pm to listen to how Toyosi took advantage of local production and was able to compete favorably with the foreign market.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air November 2017

Tue 28th Nov 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account).

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Enterprise Stories - Adefolake Oki

Tue 21st Nov 2017

 This week on Enterprise stories, we feature Adefolake Oki , Founder / CEO Fancy Froots. After her graduation from Yaba College of Technology in 1995 Adefolake, went into buying and selling and at a point in time, she owned a cold room where she sold frozen foods. But a year after going back and forth, she met a friend of hers who advised her to take time off and find her passion and re- launch herself in business. In 2013, an idea came to her to refine the natural drinks made in the North where she grew up into a better and nourishing drink. So, Adefolake started Fancy Froots just by self but today, she has 20 staff working for her with six branches in Nigeria.

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Enterprise Stories - Tokunbo Fasoro

Fri 10th Nov 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Tokunbo Fasoro, the founder of BI solutions – a human capital development company. Tokunbo, had always wanted to be an entrepreneur right from when she was at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Her passion for the development of youths drove her to start BI Graduate School in 2013, a platform which she has used to train so many graduates for free. After obtaining her Master’s degree in Personnel Psychology, Tokunbo practiced HR and consulted for several organizations before she started the BI Empowerment blog in March 2016, where she has reached out to thousands of youths all over the world , offering them free training, interview hotlines, job and scholarship opportunities. Tokunbo’s passion for the youths has helped young graduates bridge the gap between the academic environment and the work place through employability workshops and career counselling.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air October 2017

Fri 3rd Nov 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923.

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Enterprise Stories - Seyi Abolaji

Fri 27th Oct 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Seyi Abolaji, the Founder/CEO of Wilson’s Juice Company Ltd Wilson’s juice’s story is that of a humble beginning. Seyi started from a small kiosk with 2,000 naira selling homemade hand-squeezed lemonade to students at Covenant University. He would go from hostel to hostel selling his flavor-packed lemonade and before long things got better and he started bottling the juiciest lemons around. Despite the fact that his parents were very well educated, their inability to find good jobs while in the US, triggered Seyi’s entrepreneurial journey. Having spotted a nutritional gap in the beverage sector, he decided to add value by venturing into the production of a healthy juice. Wison’s Juice has participated in several exhibitions, within and outside the country and has recently won the CNBC West African Entrepreneur of the year award. With 48 staff in his employment Wilson Juice has excelled in the beverage sector by promoting great-tasting, healthier and natural beverages. For more on Seyi‘s entrepreneurial journey, tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradiionline.com this Tuesday at 3pm.

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Enterprise Stories - Saudat Salami

Fri 20th Oct 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Saudat Salami, the CEO of EASYSHOP EASYCOOK SERVICES LIMITED - an online fresh produce retailer. Saudat started her company in 2001 as a part time job when she spotted a gap. She realized that working women go through a lot of hassles in order to balance their career and home. Having a web development background, she created a website to fill this gap and in 2005, she decided to go full time into the business and help more working women take off the stress that comes with balancing their career and family responsibilities. Today, Saudat has grown form one staff to employing 25 staff despite the challenges she had to deal with at the start of the Business. Tune in to Enterprise Stories this Tuesday 17th October at 3pm on Inspiration 92.3Fm or edcradioonline.com to listen to Saudat’s entrepreneurial journey

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Enterprise Stories - Nelly Agbogu

Fri 13th Oct 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature Nelly Agbogu the founder of Nellies – a healthy food and snack company. Nelly started her business as a side hustle while still working for a company, she started making healthy snacks from her kitchen and delivering to customers. In March 2015, she realized that her side hustle had the potential to become a full business and this prompted Nelly to quit her job to focus on Nellies. Nelly has within two years built a huge clientele for Nellies particularly, in Lekki and Ikeja. Today, Nelly employs 16 staff in different capacities and also she trains and initiates strategies to help SMEs reach more customers online. To learn more about Nelly’s entrepreneurial journey, tune in to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm.

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Enterprise Stories - Femi Oye

Fri 6th Oct 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Femi Oye, the co-founder of SMEFunds – an international energy company that focuses on developing clean energy solutions for Nigerians living below poverty line. Femi was inspired to set up SMEFunds because of the terrible experiences he had while growing up with his grandmother in the village. She cooked all her life with firewood and the constant inhaling of smoke fumes infected her with respiratory issues which eventually terminated her life. Femi was determined to solve this problem for other women and this made him to conduct a research that brought about this special stove, which is cheap and environmentally friendly. This is an innovation that does not only eliminate the health hazard women face while cooking it fire wood and the rest of its kind but also solves environmental problems because it uses a special fuel made from waste. For more on Femi’s story and what SMEFUNDS is doing for the rural women? Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com today Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 3pm.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air September 2017

Fri 29th Sep 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this today, Tuesday 26th September, at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Bidemie Ogboru

Fri 22nd Sep 2017

  Necessity they say is the mother of innovation and this is the story of Bidemie Ogboru, the founder of 3PL Unique Concepts who is our guest this week on Enterprise Stories. Bidemie is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University and a lover of dogs . But a time came when the cost of dog food became so high in the market that Bidemie found it almost impossible to provide adequate food for her dogs. So, Bidemie decided to be creative and started producing food for her dogs using a combination of noodles and other items. This experiment turned out so well for her dogs that she decided to market it to her neighbors who were also complaining about the high cost of dog foods in the market. Realizing how much requests she was getting for the dog food, Bidemie, decided in 2009 to turn this into a business and that was how 3PL Unique Concepts was birthed as a manufacturing and distribution dog food company. In 2013, the business scaled up to a reasonable level thus, Bidemie , who was running this business side- by side her paid job, decided to leave her job and face the business full time. Today, 3PL Unique Concepts products has gained wide acceptance and are on the shelves of major stores in Lagos. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm to listen to Bidemie share her Entrepreneurial Journey.

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Enterprise Stories - Olawale Ayilara

Fri 15th Sep 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Olawale Ayilara, the founder of LandWey Investment – a fast growing real estate firm in Nigeria with an investment portfolio of over 8.5 billion naira. Olawale’s interests in real estate began when he worked as Head Business Development Creativity and Strategy for a real estate firm. While there, Olawale observed some irregularities in the real estate sector in Nigeria and decided to rectify these irregularities with the birth of Landwey Investment. With Landwey Investment, he introduced innovation and delivering quality infrastructure in the industry and this changed the entire face of the industry for him. Today Olawale operates from a state of the art office complex and employs 22 staff. To learn more about how Olawale and Landwey Investment has transformed the real estate business within a short period of time. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm.

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Enterprise Stories - Funmi Eko

Tue 5th Sep 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Funmi Eko the CEO of Cocotripps - a content and production outfit for television and radio. Funmi had always been in the media space, after studying Public Administration and Political Science at the University of Benin, she worked freelance at DAAR communications, she was the host of the MTN family game show on television for 2 years before moving to become on an On-Air-Personality at Rainbow Fm. In 2011, Funmi, thought through all she has put into working for people over the years and the experience she has gathered and decided at that point to quit working for people and started Cocotripps. Funmi saw the enormous opportunity in the business and the fact that she will have more time to take care of her family. Today, Cocotripps is a one-stop shop - from script writing to production and to post-production with a total of 22 staff, including contractors. Cocotripps has executed several jobs such as SME Chronicles, You-We-Cook and Lamata half hour for the Lagos State Government. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday 5th September at 3pm and listen to Funmi share her entrepreneurial journey.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air August 2017

Fri 1st Sep 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Yagazie Eguare

Fri 25th Aug 2017

 Enterprise Stories this week features Yagazie Eguare, the founder of Gazmadu Studio – an Optometrist, turned a professional wedding photographer. After her graduation from the Imo State University in 2011, Yagazie proceeded to the Military Hospital Lagos for her NYSC where her passion for telling the stories of couples in pictures and accentuating the beauty of brides was re- kindled. And so, at the completion of her NYSC, Yagazie decided to take a bow from practicing Optometry, registered Gazmadu Studios in 2012 and gave full attention to photography. Today, Yagazie, has become popular in the photography space as she travelled the length and breath of Nigeria covering weddings, she has since covered numerous weddings all over Nigeria and her works leaves her clients in awe.

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Enterprise Stories - Chioma Ukonu.

Fri 18th Aug 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Chioma Ukonu the founder of RecyclePoints. RecyclePoints is a waste recycling and social benefit venture that is addressing Nigeria’s waste management crisis. It is an incentive based scheme designed to motivate citizens to recycle by creating value from their everyday waste. People who subscribe to RecyclePoints initiative deposit their home sorted recyclable waste items in exchange for Points. These Points are accumulated and used to redeem cash or household items offered through the iRecycle store. While on vacation in the UK with her partner in 2011, Chioma and her partner decided to research and understand waste management and recycling. They both sought the support of another passionate expert in Waste Management and after 13 months of research they were able to build a viable model for waste recycling cum social enterprise that will suit the Nigerian ethos. The outcome was incorporated in August 2012 and named RecyclePoints. RecyclePoints started operations with 4 staff and today has over 60 staff. RecyclePoints has over 6,500 registered subscribers loyal to its recycling scheme which currently operates in Lagos and Oyo States. Chioma Ukonu won the 2016 Regional Finals of Chivas the Venture which gave her the eligibility to represent Nigeria in the Chivas Venture competition finale in Los Angeles where she won the 2nd prize. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3 Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com today, Tuesday 15th, August at 3pm to listen to Chioma's story.

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Enterprise Stories - Olumide Akintayo

Fri 11th Aug 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Olumide Akintayo, the CEO of Easylink Foods Ltd – a company which trades, farms and process export based agricultural commodities like cashew nuts, sesame seed, hibiscus flower and soy beans. Olumide’s interest in Agriculture started at his early age when he watched his father farm acres of land in his village and he got fascinated with the way the father nurtured the crops. There and then, Olumide decided that he will study agro- related course and own his own farmland one day. So years later, he got admission to study Agronomy at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho. Upon graduation he worked as an independent sales agent for a real estate for 2 years but was not fulfilled thus, his desire to go into farming was rekindled by his mentor. So in 2012, Olumide registered Easylink Foods Ltd and started operation in the export sector of the agribusiness with just one staff. Today, Olumide has over 15 staff working for him as he explores the numerous opportunities in the sector. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm to listen to how Olumide is breaking barriers in the Agriculture space.

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Enterprise Stories - Adebanke Adeyemi

Fri 4th Aug 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature Adebanke Adeyemi, the founder of Luxuria Ventures – a corporate and personal gifting company. After her graduation in 2000 from University of Lagos in Mass Communication, Banke worked in one of the popular banks and an Oil and Gas outfit briefly. She also managed a guest house in Lagos but along the line, realised that she was not fulfilled thus, she decided to leave and start her own business that will be flexible and allow her time for her family. Banke found a niche in corporate and personal gifts and in 2011, she registered her company called, Luxuria Ventures. She started the company with just one contract staff but today Banke has four full time staff and numerous interns and contract staff. Banke has attended several exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. Tune in to Enterprise Stories this Tuesday on Inspiration 92.3Fm and edcradioonline.com at 3pmto listen to the successful entrepreneurial journey of Banke Adeyemi.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air July 2017

Fri 28th Jul 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account).

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Enterprise Stories - Azukaego Ekpe

Fri 21st Jul 2017

 On Enterprise Stories this week, we feature Azukaego Ekpe, a passionate early childhood practitioner, professional teacher, school administrator, Montessori trainer and motivational speaker. She studied Law at the University of Benin and upon graduation did a couple of jobs in events planning and management before deciding to study Montessori Method of teaching from Modern Montessori international London in 2010. In 2013, Azukaego started Daati’s Pride School after searching in vain for an appropriate school for her 2 years old daughter. The school took off from her house with her daughter and later 3 other children. Apart from the fact that parents were initially skeptical about bringing their children to the school, she also encountered financial challenges but she was undeterred, Daati’s Pride has overcome and is waxing strong. The joy at seeing the excellent performance of her pupils in competitions and the positive change that they exhibit has motivated Azukaego to do more. Today, Daati’s Pride has over 100 pupils and employs 23 teachers and Nannies. . Tune in to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com for more about Azukaego’s entrepreneurial journey.

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Enterprise Stories - Bisi Sotunde

Fri 14th Jul 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature an amazing lady who has put in a lot within a short period to grow her business tremendously. Bisi Mawuton Sotunde, is the CEO of Busy Bee Events, a graduate of Chemical and Polymer Engineering from the Lagos State University. After her graduation in 2008, Bisi searched fruitlessly for a job for some time before deciding to channel her strength into starting her own business. With the thought of this, she immediately informed her friends and family of her decision to start an events business and not long after BusyBee Events was born. Her first job came thereafter in October 2009 from one of her classmates to provide hostesses/ushers for her wedding. So, in 2010, Bisi registered the business and from then on Busy Bee Events has grown from being just an event planning/management company, to a training and mentoring outfit , training aspiring entrepreneurs in the areas of Events Management and Decorations.

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Enterprise Stories - (Frank Adekunle Macaulay)

Fri 7th Jul 2017

 On Enterprise Stories this week, we feature Frank Adekunle Macaulay, a pilot turned film maker. Frank Adekunle Macaulay is the MD/CEO of FMA Productions Nigeria Limited - a Movie, TV and Digital Media Production company based in Lagos. After his training at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Training Centre in Zaria, Frank practiced as a pilot for eight years before the airline folded up. This prompted him to relocate to London with the expectation to continue flying, but this never happened. While in the UK, Frank got into acting as a hobby but ended up at Anna Scher Theatre School in London where he was trained as an Improv Actor. With the training, Frank learnt all about cinematography and before you knew it, he started a production company in London. Spotting the huge opportunity in the Nigeria Movie Industry, Frank decided to return to the country in 2008, where he built an Innovative Studio - Creative Hub in Magodo, Lagos and immediately swung into the production of movies and documentaries. Today, Frank Adekunle Macaulay has a number of film productions to his credit and currently trains movie makers. Tune in to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm for more on Frank was able spot an opportunity in the Nigeria film industry and develop it.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air June 2017

Fri 30th Jun 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923

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Enterprise Stories - Mfon Udeme-Okon

Fri 23rd Jun 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Udeme Mfon-Okon, the Pig farmer. Udeme is an accountant and the CEO of Maser Farms. After her graduation from the University in 1998, she secured a job with a bank where she worked for 13 years before she decided in 2012 to leave and follow her entrepreneurial dream. Udeme started her initial business by exporting charcoal to Europe and Western countries but after facing several challenges she decided to go into Pig farming which was her first love. At the point of starting, she met a friend who was into pig farming, with his help and her research on the sector she started Maser Farms in 2014 with one staff. Today Udeme has 5 five staff and several retailers in Lagos. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3pm to learn more about how Udeme the Diamond Bank’s BET award winner started her entrepreneurial journey.

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Enterprise Stories - Akingbade Akinmuyiwa

Fri 16th Jun 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Akingbade Akinmuyiwa and Kunle Bamgboye the founders of Mr. Wells and Harmony Ltd. Akingbade is a trained engineer who has had the passion of starting a bakery for a long time. Earlier he noticed that there was a particular brand of bread that dominated the market, people queued up to get this bread and he longed to have a taste of it and when he did his passion got ignited. He knew he could do something like this or even better. While he was contemplating on how to start Akingbade met someone and as he was sharing his vison with her, he got to know that she is the daughter of a renowned baker in the North. This meeting gave Akingbade and Kunle the opportunity to take some practical classes in her father’s bakery. After the classes, they offered to manage a bakery for some companies in Ilorin so as to fortify their hands-on experience. This decision paid off because in 2015 Akingbade and Kunle set up Wells and Harmony Ltd, a company that produces MR HARMONY bread. They cater for all classes of people and even have their specialized ‘Agege Bread’. Prior to now, Wells and Harmony business went under and closed down but , toady Wells and Harmony is back to business stronger with 12 staff and several distribution channels better.

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Enterprise Stories - Oluwatoyin Egedi

Fri 9th Jun 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of a not-for-profit organization - Rullion Capacity Builders, an organization that trains and empowers women with vocational and Entrepreneurship Skills. Oluwatoyin Egedi is the founder of Rullion Capacity Builders which started out in 2014 . When getting a job was becoming a problem after she gave birth to her baby, Toyin, heard about skill acquisition training somewhere in Lagos and decided to join in the training. She learnt bead making and jewelry for just one month and started making beads and selling from home. She decided to partner with two of her friends to start training people who may be at home doing nothing, on how to make beads, using her house. Today, Rullion Capacity Builders has trained over 1000 people, has four permanent staff and over 15 contract trainers.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air May 2017

Fri 2nd Jun 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923.

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Enterprise Stories - Oshone Ikazoboh

Fri 26th May 2017

 When you have an innovative idea, don’t hold back – it might just be the next big business. Our story this week conveys this fact. Oshone Ikazoboh is a Co-founder of Zoto; a fast and secure mobile payment solution in Nigeria, licensed by the CBN. With 10 years entrepreneurial experience, Oshone decided to create Zoto which provides people the convenience of making payments wherever while maximizing time. Having successfully managed IT companies and completed several projects for clients including Afrinvest and Nigerian Stock Exchange, Oshone and his team set up Naij.com and grew its network base. In 2015 he started Zoto and within two years he employed over 30 staff and registered over 1 million subscribers on the platform.

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Enterprise Stories - Bukola Akinlagun

Fri 19th May 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the amazing Bukola Akinlagun, the Founder & Managing Director of Mosaic – a fast rising integrated Real Estate company. Bukola worked in the banking sector after graduation from the University, but deep down she knew she was going to run a business probably because she was greatly influenced by her parents whom she watched growing their businesses. In 2008, Bukola founded Mosaic with less than 10 staff and incorporated the company in 2009. Today Mosaic has grown hugely with 100 staff and offers a range of services including Facility Management, Property Consultancy, Accommodation, Professional Cleaning, Building Renovation and Construction Services.

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Enterprise Stories - Affiong Williams

Fri 12th May 2017

  This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of a young entrepreneur who created an enterprise from drying fruits. Affiong a Physiology & Psychology and Business Management graduate was working in a non- governmental organization from 2008 to 2012, when she realized the huge potential that exist in Agriculture. She saw the opportunity to create wealth in Nigeria and provide jobs for unemployed youths. She launched ReelFruit, a snack and beverage Company that focuses on locally made and packaged products from fruits, which today she has sold over 500,000 packs. Today, Affiong has won several awards including the Women in Business Challenge organized by BidNetwork, Netherlands and the Creative Focus Africa’s SME competition for businesses in Lagos. In 2016, she was listed in the “30 under 30 African Entrepreneurs” with Forbes Africa. Tune into Enterprise Stories this Tuesday May 9thon Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com to hear the story of how Affiong used feedback as a strategic tool to grow her business.

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Enterprise Stories - Afua Osei

Fri 5th May 2017

 This week on enterprise stories we feature Afua Osei, a young energetic lady. Afua Osei is the co-founder of She Leads Africa (SLA) - a community that helps young African women achieves their professional dreams. While in business school, Afua had come up with a new venture idea to create a platform to help young African women with their careers. She imagined a place where all kinds of smart and ambitious young women could come to learn and connect around cool new projects. So when she moved to Nigeria in 2012 to serve as a business and operations consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising large corporations and multinationals across Africa, she met a colleague who was also very interested in inspiring young African women and this is how the fusion of the ideas between these two women gave birth to She Leads Africa. Today, SLA has impacted hundreds of young women and Afua and her partner have since been named by Forbes Africa as two of the youngest power women in Africa (2014). Afua was also named by Ventures Africa as one of the top 25 African innovators to watch (2016).

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Enterprise Clinic on Air April 2017

Fri 28th Apr 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Julius Adeleye

Fri 21st Apr 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of a man who fell in love with entrepreneurship from a tender age. Julius Adeleye is the founder of All Queens Kitchen limited a food drinks company; he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and always had the passion to run a business. Julius’ father was a business man, this sowed the seed of entrepreneurship in him at an early age, he was intrigued by the way his father ran his company and managed employees, and he dreamt of running his own organization so he can engage people the way his father did. Upon graduation from the university, Julius worked with a Yoghurt production company for a few years, where he gained experience before starting Quest Kitchen in 2004. He started from his rented flat with 3 staff, but today they have built their factory, have over 45 staff and service all the western states and parts of the south.

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Enterprise Stories - Olatunde Olaniyi

Fri 14th Apr 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories features the unique story of a psychologist who went on to set up a successful shoe making business. Olatunde Olaniyi, was doing well at iCentra Consulting Limited in Abuja, most people believed he was doing well but Tunde deep down wasn’t satisfied and wanted to do more particularly, with his fascination for business. Sometime in 2012, he was looking through the life goals he had set for himself back in 2005 when he was still in the university and something jumped out, he had written down that he would start a fashion business, this immediately illuminated and occupied his mind. He quit his job and decided to go all in into the business of shoe making and he went ahead to register Kokoma Shoe Company. Kokoma Shoe Company has clients all over Nigeria and across Africa and Tunde has built good partnerships with shoe manufactures in Italy, Turkey and Spain. He featured in the Lagos Shoe Fair 2015 and has attended several other exhibitions. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 3:00pm to learn how Olatunde, built a great fashion brand from scratch.

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Enterprise Stories - Adekunbi Fashakin

Fri 7th Apr 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature another exciting story of a young lady who left her oil & gas job for make-up artistry. In 2006, while Adekunbi Fashakin was getting ready for her final year, she got an opportunity to intern in one of the big oil &and gas companies in Nigeria - a prospect to build a career in the sector, she hoped. During this period, she had her “side hustle” which was a make-up business. Surprisingly, upon completion of her internship program, Kunbi decided to start an online retail business for clothes, shoes and accessories. This probably must have got many thinking that she lacked focus. In 2009, Kunbi’s online business collapsed due to inadequate financial capability and entrepreneurial knowledge. Rather than brew over this collapse, Kunbi remained undaunted, picked up her brushes and re-kindled her passion for make-up which she had been offering mostly as a hobby to brides and magazines.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air March 2017

Fri 31st Mar 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923.

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Enterprise Stories - Sunmbo Adeoye

Fri 24th Mar 2017

 This week on enterprise stories, we feature another exciting entrepreneurial journey. Sunmbo Adeoye left her accounting career to start her own events management business, why leave certain income for uncertainty? In 2008, a mother with 2 kids, she had a lot of responsibility on her shoulder and always pondered on alternative income. She has always had the flare for kiddies parties and decided to give it a go. She registered a business name and used her first son's birthday as the bait, the rest they say was the journey. Today, Esob employs 30 people and has set up a training school for events management. What did she do? When was her take off point? Tune in to enterprise stories on Inspiration 92.3 FM on Tuesday at 3pm to learn more about Sunmbo’s journey to business success.

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Enterprise Stories - Toyin Ashaolu

Fri 17th Mar 2017

 On Enterprise Stories this week, we feature the story of Toyin Ashaolu, a lawyer turned fashion designer. Toyin always had a flare for fashion; she had a good eye for fabrics and an interest in designs. While in school she gave her tailors a good run for their money as they had to go the extra mile to satisfy her. In 2009, she moved from just loving fashion and started “The Ankara Place Ltd” with one tailor in her living room. She then went for a six months training to perfect her skills and in 2010, registered The Ankara Place as a limited liability company and moved to the high streets of Lekki. Today, The Ankara Place Limited have participated in three trade shows and exhibitions in Nigeria, now has 12 staff and is in the concluding stage of rebranding the company to a bigger fashion house.

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The Economy and You ( Paul Orajiaka)

Thu 16th Mar 2017

 A good number of SME’s get to a stage where the pertinent question becomes “How do I grow? The challenge is usually seen as solvable by funding. However, it has been shown that mere availability of funds does not result to growth, as getting funds at a high cost, improper determination of the amount required, and a lack of focus on value-driven growth can lead to troubles. Oftentimes, SME’s are impatient and want to vault to a larger size. The absence of proper planning, phased growth, and careful consideration of resource use is prevalent in the sector. In spite of the seeming difficult times, growth is possible when phased, and carefully considered. Given the present state of the economy, SME’s need to not just survive, but also strive to grow their business. Our guest today Mr. Paul Orajiaka, the Chief Executive Officer of Auldon Limited and an alumnus of London Business School, IESE Barcelona amongst others, found himself at a crossroads once and decided to out-source part of the production of his Unity toys so as to reduce the production costs. There are lessons to learn from the challenges that he overcame.

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Enterprise Stories- Ugochukwu Chikezie (Nairabox)

Fri 10th Mar 2017

 When you have an innovate idea, don’t hold back – it might just be the next big business. Our story this week symbolizes this fact. Ugochukwu Chikezie is a co-founder of Nairabox, a mobile wallet that allows users to pay for various services at their convenience and still enjoy some percentage discounts. In April 2015, Ugochukwu and his partner started and registered Nairabox as a business. Today, Nairabox has gradually developed with a staff capacity of 24 and anticipate to serve the need of every Nigerian in all aspects of lifestyle be it; food, cinema tickets or events.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air February 2017

Fri 3rd Mar 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale Anifowose and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account).

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Enterprise Stories - Mary Ephraim

Fri 24th Feb 2017

 Who says you have to invent a new idea before you become an entrepreneur? Spot a gap, fill it and create value to be an entrepreneur. Our story this week captures just that. Mary Ephraim never really set out to start a business of her own, a graduate of English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar; she was comfortable with her job as a TV & Radio broadcaster. However, the entrepreneurial spirit which is in everyone kept burning particularly as she kept seeing gaps. In 2010, Mary decided to take the bull by the horn and set up Okhma and Homeland Films. Today her Okhma and Homeland is the official marketing company of the Calabar Carnival – Africa’s Biggest Street Party.

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Enterprise Stories - Gladys Okoro

Fri 17th Feb 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of Ms Okoro Gladys, the “Rising Star” in the design industry as profiled by ThisDay and BusinessDay Nigeria. Gladys is the Founder of Brookhouse International Limited, an interior design and renovation company based in Lagos with expertise on custom home building, remodeling, historic renovations, luxury custom homes and green building technologies. The journey has not always been rosy for Gladys, but the drive for unusual success and thirst for good life kept her going. With no privilege of furthering her education and being a single mother she engaged in all sorts of menial jobs, hawked on the streets just to put food on the table. She worked with DW-Muree (an architectural firm) and Afrykey Konsult Limited where she gained experience in management and in 2010 started Brookhouse International Limited. Today, she is well known for the unique and eclectic style she brings to her various projects, including restaurants and bars, modern/luxurious homes, hotel chains and others. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday February 14th to listen to Gladys share her inspiring story.

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Enterprise Stories - Tobias and Tituus Igwe

Fri 10th Feb 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the Igwe Brothers, Titus and Tobias Igwe, founders of Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen Ltd, a food delivery services company in Nigeria. There are several reasons why people venture into business, for the Igwe brothers it was clear, if they didn’t do something to earn money they would go hungry after the loss of their father. The Igwe brothers engaged in baking and selling of cakes and snacks after several attempts at menial jobs. In 2004, they got a big break- a wedding cake, which didn’t go so well but they decided to keep at it and went on to acquire catering skills. In 2010, they launched Speedmeals mobile kitchen, this marked the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey. The brothers brought innovation into the way food was served.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air January 2017

Fri 3rd Feb 2017

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Adegboyega and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Victoria Oluwaseun Philips

Fri 27th Jan 2017

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature Victoria Oluwaseun Phillips, founder, Victro Concepts & Services Ltd. Victoria started her business about 20 years ago after she lost both parents at an early age while still in JSS1. Victoria grew up with her grandmother who taught her how to sell soup ingredients before she also passed away while she was in SS1. Victoria was forced to fend for herself with her friend Lanre who came to leave with her. They went back to selling pepper which she was doing with her grandmother before she passed away. At this point Victoria moved to Lagos with her Auntie who promised to see her through her secondary education. Unfortunately, her Auntie never enrolled her into any school rather she subjected her to serve her as a maid. This infuriated Victoria so much that she demanded for transport money from her auntie to go back to her village, Ilesha, Osun state. On getting to Ilesha, she couldn’t continue her education because her mates have been promoted to SS2, so Victoria went round doing all sorts of businesses for people to survive. This continued until she re- united with her friend Lanre who introduced her to her brother who eventually introduced Victoria to the bone meal business which she is doing till date. Though Victoria started this business many years ago, she registered it in 2015 and today employs over eight staff and her business has transformed into other aspects of bone business. Tune in to Enterprise Stories this Tuesday on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com and hear how Victoria managed her business challenges.

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Enterprise Stories - Nike Majekodunmi

Fri 20th Jan 2017

 This week on Enterprise stories, we feature an amazing story of Cakes, Family and Passion Nike Majekodunmi, graduated from Reading University where she studied Political Sociology and later masters in International Relations, she was gearing up for an exciting professional career. In 2007 while browsing on the internet, Nike saw a recipe for cookies and decided to bake for the family, their feedback excited her so much, and she made more for friend’s party. The cookies were the talk of the party and this started the cake journey. By 2010, her customer base was growing fast so much that her house was filled with boxes of cakes for delivery so; she registered the company name and started to structure the business. Today, Nuts About Cakes is a household name, employing 80 full time staff with two branches and also providing Café experience for customers. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline .com this Tuesday 17th January at 3pm and listen to how Nike transited from an information seeker to a job creator.

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Enterprise Stories - Adetoun Abbi-Olaniyan

Fri 13th Jan 2017

 Our guest on Enterprise Stories this week is Adetoun Abbi – Olaniyan a Serial - Social Entrepreneur with a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship growth and development. She has two major businesses Doveland Travels et Tours Ltd and Maidville Consulting Ltd. Her passion to see the world, visit places and interact with different cultures and tradition led her to start Doveland Travels et Tours Ltd in 2003 while still in paid employment. Doveland focuses on tourism, travels, destination management and logistics. In 2015 she innovated a train tour – Ajalaexpress Train Tour which was modelled after seasonal train tours obtainable overseas. She started Maidville Consulting Ltd in 2012 out of her quest to design a business support platform for start-ups and entrepreneurs which focuses on developing value chain within a niche trade and facilitating export opportunities for MSMEs in Nigeria with special focus on Agri-business. Among her many entrepreneurial skills, Adetoun also created Zirtual hub, a business support platform for start-ups and entrepreneurs that provides professional Business Advisory, web solutions and other services.

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Enterprise Stories - Lanre Adeleke

Fri 6th Jan 2017

 Our first guest on Enterprise Stories this year is a young farmer, Lanre Adekeke, CEO Farmtropoli. A Serial entrepreneur, who though was born into a family of entrepreneurs, identified his entrepreneurial potentials very early in his university days and wasted no time in bringing it to bear. Lanre started a money lending business while in the university and also ran a video game club but realizing that neither the money lending nor the video game business would be sustainable, he decided in 2009 immediately after his graduation to go into poultry farming , a business he grew up to see his parents run successfully. While still nurturing the business, Lanre was lucky to win the Federal government grant in 2012 and this re -engineered the entrepreneurial spirit in him and also helped him to put some structure in place. In 2014, Lanre lost about 80% of his birds that just started laying eggs as a result of an infection but he remained undaunted but determined to succeed. So rather than wallop in misery, he restructured his business by reducing the number of staff, sought extra funding and started all over again. Today, Lanre has seven staff working with him and plans to commence processing and packaging of frozen cut – up chicken very soon. Tune in to Enterprise stories Live this Tuesday on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradiononline.com at 3:00pm for another exciting and inspirational story of Lanre Adeleke.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air December 2016

Tue 27th Dec 2016

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Chioma Ukonu

Fri 23rd Dec 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Chioma Ukonu the founder of RecyclePoints. RecyclePoints is a waste recycling and social benefit venture that is addressing Nigeria’s waste management crisis. It is an incentive based scheme designed to motivate citizens to recycle by creating value from their everyday waste. People who subscribe to RecyclePoints initiative deposit their home sorted recyclable waste items in exchange for Points. These Points are accumulated and used to redeem cash or household items offered through the iRecycle store. While on vacation in the UK with her partner in 2011, Chioma and her partner decided to research and understand waste management and recycling. They both sought the support of another passionate expert in Waste Management and after 13 months of research they were able to build a viable model for waste recycling cum social enterprise that will suit the Nigerian ethos. The outcome was incorporated in August 2012 and named RecyclePoints. RecyclePoints started operations with 4 staff and today has over 60 staff. RecyclePoints has over 6,500 registered subscribers loyal to its recycling scheme which currently operates in Lagos and Oyo States. Chioma Ukonu just recently won the 2016 Regional Finals of Chivas The Venture

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Enterprise Stories - Omolara Imoowo

Fri 16th Dec 2016

 On Enterprise Stories this week, we feature the amazing story of Omolara Imoowo, the founder of Larboni Cakes and Froghurts - a catering company that specializes in desserts and frozen yogurt. Although Omolara studied Economics at the university of Ibadan, she had always wanted to run her own business. Immediately after graduation she started a catering outfit called Sumptuous Meals which she ran successfully with her fiancé (now husband) until she started having babies and had to slow down from work. The period of having of having babies and being a full-time housewife was very excruciating and boring because Omolara knew she could a lot more creative things with herself, but knowing exactly what to do was the challenge. She started a make-up business after taking a few classes in the US but the business did not last because she was not really passionate about make-up. She had to do a total self-examination and decided to follow her passion which cakes and desserts no matter how strenuous it was. This will to make things happen at all cost led to the birth of Larboni Cakes and Forghurts. Starting out with 2 staff, today Larboni has 5 staff and has a huge repertoire of clients such as Silverbird Cinemas, UPDC, Nigerian Bottling Company, Olam NIGERIA limited, SLOT Nigerian limited and a host of others.

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Enterprise Stories - Darlington Njoku

Fri 9th Dec 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Njoku Darlington the founder of Orion Environmental Services. Darlington is a graduate of Zoology from the Michael Okpara University and has a Master’s Degree in Conversation of Natural Resources. Darlington had always been involved in running businesses from his days in the university. After graduation he worked with an Insurance company for a period and soon discovered that there was a lack of core professionals in the Pest control business in Nigeria, so he decided to set up one himself. He went for trainings and certifications and then registered his company in 2010. Darlington carved a niche for himself by focusing on the Hospitality industry. He began the journey with 2 staff and today has about 15 staff. They have offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt and service a number of the top hotels in these locations.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air November 2016

Fri 2nd Dec 2016

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Mesturah Shittu

Fri 25th Nov 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Mesturah Shittu a graduate of Chemistry turned Carpenter. Mesturah discovered that there was more to her purpose than ending up as a lab chemist after completion of her 6 months Industrial training. She was restless after the completion of the training and began to ask questions on how she can be who she's called to be. She discovered her passion in furniture after completion of a supply of office furniture when she was in her 4th year in the university. Since then, Mesturah has undertaken several capacity building trainings in Interior designing and Carpentry. She founded Turahfrique Interiors Ltd in 2007 and incorporated in 2008 and Spaces & Wood Ltd which was incorporated in 2016. Today, she has 8 full time staffs and supervises over 75 workers and artisans on different projects. Recently Turahfique was distinguished and won the award as the African Best Premium Quality Interior Designer and Furniture Company of the Year 2016. Join us on Tuesday 22nd November at 3pm on Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com to listen to Mesturah share her story on how she moved from the Chemistry lab to the Carpentry workshop.

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Enterprise Stories - Teni Majekodunmi

Fri 18th Nov 2016

 This Week on Enterprise Stories, we feature Teni Majekodunmi, Founder & Creative Director, Eclectic Chique. After Teni’s graduation from law school in 2005, she registered a legal & environmental consultancy company that focuses on climate finance in 2009 but in 2012, tragedy struck in her family and this changed her perception about business thus, her desire to turn her long nurtured passion into a viable business was rekindled only this time, with more focus on the social angle of the business for both women and men. Teni started the business being the only staff but today, she has a total of 43 staff and her creativity and doggedness has worn her several awards amongst which are the Young African Leader Initiative 2012 and President Obama Town Hall Leader 2014.

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Enterprise Stories - Yetty Williams

Fri 11th Nov 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Yetty Williams, the founder of lagosmums.com, one of the first online communities for mums and parents raising kids in Lagos. Yetty started Lagosmums.com in the year 2011. The idea came when she started giving birth and there was no locally relevant resource that addressed parents in Nigeria online but there were lots of foreign stuff. Having identified this gap, Yetty started a blog that provides information about parenting in Lagos, kids, finding the right schools, domestic staff etc. Lagosmums.com started as a hobby until a major FMCG company who recognized her niche market and approached her to promote their new product. This was the aha! moment that propelled Yetty to see lagosmums.com as a viable business. Today, lagosmums.com has grown from one staff to 20 staff. Lagosmums.com has a repertoire of mums who rely on them for almost everything. Join us today, Tuesday 8th November on Inspiration 92.3fm or log on to edcradioonline.com to hear the inspiring story of lagosmums.com.

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Enterprise Stories Joyce Olagesin

Fri 4th Nov 2016

 Joyce Olagesin, the Director and Country Business Manager of Strika Entertainment Nigeria Limited is our guest on Enterprise Stories this week. Strika Nigeria Limited is an edutainment company which for over 15 years has educated and entertained pre-teens and young adults using comic. The young adults find these highly graphic and colorful comics very attractive and this brings excitement, making it very easy for them to learn using the comics. With 15 staff on its payroll, Strika has moved from just comics to animation and are going digital so as to reach a larger audience. To learn more about Joyce and the Strika team, join us this Tuesday, November 1st on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3pm.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air October 2016

Fri 28th Oct 2016

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts today at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Ikeolu Biobaku

Fri 21st Oct 2016

 Our guest on Enterprise Stories this week is Mrs. Ikeolu Biobaku, the founder of Mix n’ Bake confectioners – a top confectioneries company in Lagos. Ikeolu had always been passionate about baking and cooking from when she was young, she would try her hands on everything about food to the extent that her father had to buy her an oven at her young age. Home Economics and Food & Nutrition were her best subjects in secondary school. She usually waited with the teachers to clear up after each practical session at school. Despite her glaring passion for baking, her parents wanted her to study Engineering or Accounting in the university but Ikeolu studied Economics at the University of Ibadan. After graduation she worked with one of the banks until she attended a seminar titled” turning your hobby in to business”. This sparked off Ikeolu’s entrepreneurial journey and made her to leave the bank job and pursue her passion. In 1999, she opened up Mix n’ Bake confectioners and worked from her house with her house- help as the only staff. In 2000, Ikeolu, registered her business, Mix n” Bake and the business has blossomed to one of the leading confectionaries with a full- fledged training school. Today, Ikeolu has 36 staff working for her and the mastery of her craft has earned her more than eight exhibitions in Nigeria and also some scholarship trainings abroad. . Tune in to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm to listen Ikeolu share her success story.

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Enterprise Stories - Bunmi Davies

Fri 14th Oct 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Bunmi Davies; a Banking and Finance graduate turned entertainment guru. Bunmi always had an interest in entertainment right from his days in the university, as an undergraduate, he was organizing shows and events. It was no surprise he registered Afrotainment in 2000 right after graduation and soon after commenced Productions in the year 2002 , he had spotted a gap in the entertainment industry. Bunmi turn entertainment into a money spinner and today his dream has been actualized. Afrotainment production is the brain behind the popular comedy show “Stand up Nigeria”- a platform that has helped discover the new generation of Nigerian comedy stars. Afrotainment has produced nearly 100 shows since inception. In 2011, Bunmi participated in an international film festival competition called VISCOM and out of the 200 participants that entered from Africa for the competition, Stand –up- Nigeria was amongst the three finalists. Aside from organizing events, Afrotainment is also into the production of radio and TV documentaries and film production amongst others. Although Bunmi started and ran the organization alone in the early days, today he has more than 50 people working with him. To know more about the exciting journey of Afrotainment Productions and how he turned his love for comedy to business, tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm.

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Enterprise Stories - Maymunah Kadiri

Fri 7th Oct 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, a Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist and the Medical Director of Pinnacle Medical Services, a health and wellness Centre. In 2010, Dr. Maymunah embarked on a journey that changed her view about mental health. After experiencing firsthand the challenges faced by her senior colleagues who upon completion of their residency program as Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrists ended up without jobs, she was challenged to take her destiny in her hands by registering Pinnacle Medical Centre in 2011 as a business while still working as a resident doctor. In 2012, at the completion of her residency, Dr. Maymunah opened a small office with two staff where she offered counseling and psychotherapy sessions. Today, Maymunah has being able to expand her workforce to 15 full time staff and offers a range of innovative services including Africa's first online health radio and has leveraged technology to reach her market with Pinnacle Medical. Maymunah is a Goldman Sachs scholar and Vital Voices Grow program alumni. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday, October 4th, at 3:0pm and listen to Dr. Maymunah talk about the how she explored business opportunities in mental health and offers insights into the importance of stable mental health for business success.

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Media Tour

Fri 7th Oct 2016

 Media Tour

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Enterprise Clinic on Air September 2016

Fri 30th Sep 2016

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts today at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Olutele Ogundipe (Food Convee)

Fri 23rd Sep 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of Mrs. Olutele Ogundipe, the founder of Food Convee - a food packaging company based in Lagos. Tele is a graduate of Agriculture from Obafemi Awolowo University. As a Plant Science major she has always been concerned about the poor food handling processes in open markets and the stress involved in cooking traditional meals. Having worked as a manager in Wimpy International fast food restaurant chain in London, she was exposed to high quality food processing practices, this coupled with the fact that her mother, a British trained nurse, always ensured that cooking was done under strict hygienic conditions, led to the birth of Food Convee. Tele opened Food Convee shop in 2008 with help from her family and friends, and hasn’t looked back since then. Plant Science, Raw food packaging and a handshake with the President, tune in to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm to connect the dots.

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Enterprise Stories - Mr&Mrs Owoeye (Venue Compass)

Fri 16th Sep 2016

 One of the most important aspects of planning an event is getting a venue for the event and this just got easier. On Enterprise Stories this week, we feature the amazing story of Mr. & Mrs. Owoeye who run an online events center booking company called Venue Compass. They first had the idea of setting up Venue Compass 5yrs ago when they were planning their wedding. They both resided in Lagos but the wedding was to take place in Ondo state. They were able to get everything they needed for the wedding here in Lagos except the venue. This meant that they had to take time off work and travel all the way to Akure to look around for venues. According to Mrs. Owoeye, that was some unnecessary investment of time, energy and resources. Knowing that this was a gap that needed to be filled, after the wedding, they went on to gather information about the technical and operational aspects of setting up an online business, fast forward a few years later, Venue Compass was launched. Venue Compass provides users the convenience of searching and booking venues for their events from the comfort of their homes. As at today, over 1,000 event centers across several cities in Nigeria are registered on venuecompass.com. Join us this Tuesday at 3pm on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com to listen to the inspiring story of the entrepreneurial couple.

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Enterprise Stories - Tolu Erogbogbo (Cookie Jar)

Fri 9th Sep 2016

 Tolu Erogbogbo is the CEO of Cookie Jar, one of the leading confectioneries companies in Nigeria. Tolu always had an entrepreneurial mindset and as soon as he graduated in 2009, he set up his first business which he sold 2 years after to start another business in real estate and alternative energy. But within a short period it folded up. This frustrated and left him idle for some time. While he was pondering on what to do next, he had a dream about baking cookies, but didn’t understand what it meant. During the ‘’Occupy Nigeria’’ protests that left all Nigerians locked at home, he called his mum and poured his heart out and mentioned the dream, her response was Tolu, "go and bake me some cookies". Tolu grabbed a cook book, headed for the kitchen and the rest as they say is history. This was the birth of Cookie Jar. Today, Cookie Jar operates in 3 locations, has an off the shelf range of products for sale at supermarkets like GAME and has developed an online website which is arguably the best confectionary website in Nigeria.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air August 2016

Fri 2nd Sep 2016

 This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts today at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng, tweet us @edc4sme or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Omomene Odike (U-Connect HR Ltd)

Fri 26th Aug 2016

 Our guest on Enterprise stories this week is a lawyer turned Human Resources Practioner. Mrs. Omomene Odike is the CEO of U-Connect Human Resources Ltd, one of Nigeria’s leading human resources companies. In 2009, after having practiced law successfully for some years, she started U-Connect and in the last 10years, the company has maintained a steady annual growth rate of over 500%, placed more than 4,000 outsourced staff nationwide and has had her staff strength increase from 4 to 46. 2013, less than 5years after the company started, it was recognized by Allworld Network USA, Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School in conjunction with Tony Elumelu foundation as one of the 50 fastest growing private firms in Nigeria. She also received a Certificate of Excellence from the Allworld Summit in Harvard, USA in the same year. In a bid to revolutionize HR services, Omomene launched Gr8jobsng, a HR service platform to provide online services to Jobseekers and Employers with particular focus on the SMEs using technology.

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Enterprise Stories- Fadesola Adedayo ( Bia Foods Ltd)

Fri 19th Aug 2016

 Where do business ideas come from? Some from hobbies, interest but mostly from necessity. This week we feature the story of Fadesola Adedayo, who spotted an opportunity out of necessity. Bia Foods limited has structured itself well to attract investment. “The idea for the business originated after a heavy workout, when, Fadesola was walking about in Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, in Surulere and as he was looking for a nutritious and tasty post workout snack and couldn’t find any, he realised that there was a gap in this business sector in Nigeria and also in Africa and this informed the birth “Bia Foods Ltd.” Today, Bia Foods employs five staff and has recently acquired more equipment for the expansion of frozen yogurt and smoothie. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3FM or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday at 3pm to listen to Fadesola tell his Entrepreneurial journey in the food &drink sector.

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Enterprise Stories - Adeloye Olanrewaju

Fri 12th Aug 2016

 This week on enterprise stories, we feature the story of a young Medical Physiologist who found himself in the social space having witnessed the agony of a mother whose child suffered from polio. Adeloye Olanrewaju served as an intern in his 3rd level at the University at a basic primary health Centre, Nigeria which served over 12,000 pregnant moms and newborns weekly and in the first week on his internship, he recorded lots of maternal and infant mortality at the Centre and this re-confirmed his decision to play in the social space. After his graduation in 2014, Lanre decided to register his foundation, Safer Mom in 2015 where his mission is to increase access to healthcare for new and expectant mothers via SMS, voice technology and mobile apps. His foundation provides real time patient engagement solutions for key care providers to improve health care delivery to mothers. Today Lanre has 3 people working for him and has reached over 7,000 women with the Safermom solution. He has travelled far and wide and in his quest to educate and canvas for more health care awareness for pregnant mothers and their children. Lanre is one of the “Queens Young Leaders” hosted by the queen of England recently at Buckingham Palace.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air June 2016

Fri 5th Aug 2016

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved! The Panel: Olawale Anifowose, General Manager, Enterprise Development Centre/Anchor Adebayo Ogunnusi, Group Head, SME Heritage Bank Bayo Rotimi, C.E.O, Quest Advisory Services Ltd Will be on Inspiration 92.3 fm at 3pm today, to take your questions and give useful tips.

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Enterprise Stories - Lily Aninyei (The Greenroom)

Fri 29th Jul 2016

 This week on Enterprise stories we feature the story of a young lady who turned an opportunity to help out a friend into a hospitality business. In 2009, Lily was working in a beverage logistics company but wanted to do more with herself, she had a conversation with a friend who was planning an entertainment event with some popular artistes. Lily was asked to come to the venue and see what she could do, she decided to take some drinks and ice along to sell in case they could not find anything for her to do, Lily ended up satisfying all the artistes and they all soon started asking her to come to their events, this was the birth of the Greenroom. Today, Lily travels all over Africa providing services to top rated artistes and have become a full concierge business.

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Enterprise Stories - Aghedo Blessing (Blenco Business Ventures)

Fri 22nd Jul 2016

 Getting to the top requires sacrifice, hardwork and dedication. These 3 attributes clearly defines the story of our guest on enterprise story this week. Coming from a background with little financial support, Mr. Blessing Aghedo CEO of Blenco Business Ventures started doing menial jobs at an early age to support his education and his family. He had to stop schooling when things became so tough and started apprenticeship with a business owner. After his apprenticeship, he opened up a kiosk at Oshodi in Lagos which he managed with one staff. That was the beginning of great things to come. Today, Blenco Business Ventures has grown into 3 major outlets in Lagos with over 135 staff. Tune in to Enterprise Stories tomorrow on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on toedcradioonline.com at 3:00pm and listen to Mr. Blessing Aghedo his inspiring story of success.

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Enterprise Stories - Tunde Obileye (Great Height Property & Facility Mgt)

Fri 15th Jul 2016

 On Enterprise Stories this week, we feature a Lawyer turned Facility Manager. Tunde Obileye is a member of British Institute of facilities Management (BIFM) who started his career as a law practitioner. In 2010, Tunde returned to Nigeria and having spotted a gap in the maintenance of our national monuments and infrastructure, decided to register his business to provide a lasting solution to this prevailing environmental problem. Tunde Obileye, the CEO, Great Heights Property and Facilities Management Limited, started his company with only two staff but today, he currently employs 20 permanent staff and over 30 contract staff. As the vice – chairman of BIFM Nigeria chapter, Tunde through his weekly Colum in one of the national Newspapers, deliberately creates the awareness on the importance of proper facilities management of our infrastructures in Nigeria.

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Enterprise Stories - Samson Adamu

Fri 8th Jul 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature a young man who dropped his search for a job after his Master’s degree and made a success out of soccer. Samson Adamu always loved football particularly with friends on the beach. This led Samson to register Kinetic Sports Management in 2010 and organized the first Copa Lagos beach soccer in 2011. Since then he has organized a total of 6 tournaments. Today, Kinetic Sports Managements has attracted participants from England, Brazil, Argentina, Ivory Coast and Lebanon in the last 4years .It also partners with Lagos State government on youth engagement and sports development . With about a total of 23 staff, Samson has successfully taken Copa Lagos beach soccer to an enviable height. Tune in to Enterprise Stories tomorrow on Inspiration 92.3 FM or Log on to edcradioonline.com , at 3:00pm and listen as Samson Adamu share his success story.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air June 2016

Fri 1st Jul 2016

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923.

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Enterprise Stories - Tenidade Eboda

Fri 24th Jun 2016

 This week on enterprise stories, Tenidade Eboda will share her story on how she successfully started a business in Event Safety Management despite being a founder and partner in a law firm. In 2002, Tenidade was called to bar and soon started her law firm. Although the firm was doing well, Teni nonetheless found herself drawn to the management of safety in events. Her interest in safety had started early in life as a result of the many scars and injuries she sustained growing up. She understood very quickly that accidents happen as a result of not placing things in proper places, and soon became an advocate for safety in events. In 2006, she registered Events Basics Limited and not long afterwards was partnering with the State government on safety management. Today, her events safety management business has earned her a seat on several boards and a consultancy with Lagos State Safety Commission on Event Safety Management. Tune in to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com tomorrow at 3:00pm and listen to Mrs Tenidade Eboda share her experience advocating for safety at all events.

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Enterprise Stories - Uchechi Arinze

Fri 17th Jun 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature an award-winning fashion designer, Uchechi Arinze, a young lady who was driven by passion to abandon a career in Architecture to follow in the footsteps of her mother in fashion designing. Uchechi Arinze always admired her mother’s work and would spend time with her every time she came home on holiday, cutting fabrics. After her graduation Uchechi didn’t think twice about enrolling for a fashion school and soon started her own fashion business in 2010. The same year she was the 1st runner-up of the Lagos Design Accord Competition and used the prize money to acquire the first set of equipment she started her business with. Today, Chechi Arinze Fashion has won a few more business competitions and has a fully equipped factory that produces Nigerian made women clothing line that can compete globally.

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Enterprise Stories - Busola Oyebadejo (Powergen Ltd)

Fri 10th Jun 2016

 This week on enterprise stories, we feature a lady in a male dominated business. Busola started out her career in the Banking sector before joining a power solutions company as a marketing executive for 15 years. Busola was forced to leave the business as the owners decided to fold up operations in Nigeria. Within a short period, she gained another employment, the clients from the previous business kept calling her for solutions to their generator and power challenges. This went on for a while, at some point the light bulb flashed for Busola and in 2008 she set up Power–gen solutions Ltd. Today, Power- gen solutions limited employs 20 staff and provides power solutions to 200 companies and individuals. Tune in tomorrow Tuesday, at 3:00pm on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com for Enterprise Stories and hear how Busola Oyebadejo has succeeded in a male dominated business.

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Enterprise Stories - Yinka Okeowo (Magna Events)

Fri 3rd Jun 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories we feature a lady with an amiable personality who leveraged on her God-given talents, natural skills and flair for organizing things to startup a business 5years ago. As a child, Yinka Okeowo found joy in taking care of others, she loved entertaining guests and organizing the home. These natural values would later be very useful to her. After her Master’s degree in the UK in 2009 she moved back to Nigeria and served with a multinational in Lagos, when her service year ended, she was back searching for a job. During this period, Yinka kept herself busy with organizing free events for close family and friends; this gave her the confidence to launch Magna events. In just a few years, Magna Events has successfully organized more than 300 events for large companies and high profile individuals in Nigeria and internationally. Magna has built a strong team that has brought a new flavour to the events management business.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air May 2016

Fri 27th May 2016

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on EnterpriseStories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Debo Thomas (Hastom Global Services Limited)

Fri 20th May 2016

 In recent episodes of enterprise stories, we have featured interesting entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector. This week we feature another story in the sector; a young man who transformed his real estate business into an agric business. Debo Thomas, the CEO of Hastom Global Services Limited, never took up a paid employment after leaving school, rather he ventured into several businesses, particularly in the information technology space. In 2010 he started a real estate business in Ogbomosho Osun State where, over time, he found competition very stiff and even considered shutting down. One day he came across a quote that inspired him: ‘the more the risk the more the reward’. This prompted the innovation of focusing on agricultural real estate. Today, with 11 full time staff, Debo has sold over 1000 hectares of land, and has been helping his clients set up and manage the farms.

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Enterprise Stories - Adegboyega Adesida (Charm Horizon)

Tue 10th May 2016

 How do you measure success or achieve fulfillment in life? This week we feature the story of Adegboyega Adesida, CEO Charm Horizon International Farms Ltd. He started his own farm business after working in both private and public agro sectors of Nigeria. Gboyega graduated from Olabisi Onobanjo University where he studied Animal production & Health in 2003, he emerged as 2nd best corper in 2004 in Jos where he served. This got him employment offer at the Federal College for Animal Health and Production Technology and by the state government. He also worked for Animal Care Konsult in Ibadan for some time. However, Gboyega didn’t feel fulfilled and so wanted to explore the 3rd option which was, to start his own business. Gboyega believed he could add value to the agriculture sector with his experience and knowledge; he set up Charm Horizon International Farms, growing staples & vegetables on a large scale and supplying them to hotels, restaurant & grocery stores. He has his first physical store in the highbrow Banana Island, Ikoyi. He currently employs 16 people and is in partnership with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to expose other young graduates to agriculture.

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Enterprise Stories - Adesuwa Ojumola (Blue Spa)

Fri 6th May 2016

 Our story this week reflects the fact that everyone has an entrepreneurial spirit; it only needs to be awakened. It was a eureka moment when Adesuwa suddenly realized that most of the business ideas she helped people to refine always materializes into big business. So she decided to resign from her paid employment to start her own business. Hinging on her innate creative ability, she applied to a technical school where she acquired practical knowledge in manufacturing of body and Spa treatment creams, liquids soaps and perfumes. In 2011 Adesuwa started running her business. She began with 2 staff and her home doubled as her factory. She registered her company - Blue Spa in 2012 after winning a grant from the Federal government Youwin competition for entrepreneurs. Today, Blue Spa employs 9 staff and engages several contract staff as the need arise. She also supplies her products to the major Spas across Nigeria.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air April 2016

Fri 29th Apr 2016

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923.

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Enterprise Stories - Temitope Olagbegi (Sixth Sense Decor)

Fri 22nd Apr 2016

 Many successful businesses had the owner exhibit entrepreneurial traits early in life. This week we feature a fine example-Temitope Olagbegi, CEO of Sixth Sense. As a little girl she always enjoyed enhancing the aesthetics of her parent’s living spaces. This love saw her taking the initiative to start a boutique thereafter a nail studio and finally a supermarket by 1997- while still in University! Immediately after her graduation in 2001 she registered Sixth Sense and went fully into interior and space design business Today without taking loans, Tope has grown the business to have 5 branches and 23 full time staff, Sixth Sense is on its way to become a top interior design retailer in West Africa.

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Enterprise Stories - Eseoghene Odiete (Hesey Designs)

Fri 15th Apr 2016

 Failure is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on the side of the coin you look at it. This week we feature the story of Eseoghene Odiete whose attempt in a business plan competition didn’t go as planned but propelled her for greater success. Eseoghene Odiete, is the founder & Creative Director of Hesey Designs, a fashion accessories business. In 2013, Ese started her business with little experience right after graduation from the university. She was using African fabrics to make fashion accessories with high quality. In 2014, she applied for a business competition but wasn’t successful, this experience propelled Ese and made her even more determined to succeed. Today, Ese has grown the business, employs 7 full time staff and has been named one of Africa’s 25 best entrepreneurs under 25 in 2015, 40 under the Nigerian entrepreneurs by B12 watching, winner in British Council Enterprise challenge, winner, google Africa Connected awards in 2014. She was made brand influencer for Sprout by HP and also part of the Coca Cola a billion reason to believe in Africa Campaign. She even designed Richard Branson’s shoes, for Virgin Atlantic 30th Anniversary. Ese also now has a speaking engagements locally and internationally and has now set up a Centre to encourage other young Africans. But how did she get to this point.

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Enterprise Stories - Morenike Okupe (Malas Foods)

Fri 8th Apr 2016

 How do you spot an opportunity? Most people might not see an opportunity even when it is staring them in the face! This week on Enterprise Stories, we will feature the story of Morenike Okupe, CEO of Malas Foods, who spotted an opportunity and grew it to become a multimillion naira business. In 1992 Morenike Okupe’s friend approached her to help look for a caterer to provide food for her brother’s wedding as part of her support for the wedding. After a reasonable search, she didn’t find anyone suitable for the menu that had been discussed and realized that this was an opportunity to start a business. Morenike gathered her mother’s pots, pans and started preparation for the wedding. The outcome was a success and she soon started receiving orders for conferences and weddings. Today, Malas Foods celebrates 20years anniversary of catering food in Nigeria with 45 people in its employ, and an average of 200 catering services every month. Mrs. Okupe is an Industrial Relations and Personnel Management graduate from the University of Lagos, with different management and marketing courses from reputable business schools. Tune in today April 5, 2016 to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3pm and listen to Mrs. Morenike Okupe’s share her story of how she started her business by accident.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air March 2016

Fri 1st Apr 2016

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923.

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Enterprise Stories - Mary Akpobome (Heritage Bank)

Fri 25th Mar 2016

 Every business has a story, a story of how it started, scaled the hurdles it encountered and more interestingly, how it positions for growth and success. Women are leading many successful businesses today and a recent report according to McKinsey Global Institute, $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 if women’s equality is not only advanced but promoted. For decades, gender inequality has been not only a social issue but a moral one and in recent times has become a serious economic challenge. From recent research, Global economy will suffer adversely if half of the world’s working population (whom are women) remain dormant and unable to maximize their full economic potential. For this to happen, the public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in the workplace and in the society. In this special episode of enterprise stories, we feature the acting Managing Director of Heritage bank Mrs. Mary Akpobome, who will share her unique story of how she started her career in banking, blazed the trail, plus heritage Bank's commitment to supporting women in business.

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Enterprise Stories - Adetola Fabiyi (CX Homes Ltd)

Fri 18th Mar 2016

 We can't get enough stories about passion on Enterprise Stories. This week we feature the story of Adetola Fabiyi, who was so passionate about starting his own business that he quit his job to start a real estate company. Adetola graduated as a civil engineer and got employment with one of the successful real estate companies in Nigeria as a civil engineer. He worked his way through the organization in different departments such as client management, business development and marketing with some of his senior colleagues thinking he didnt know what he was doing but he had a plan. He was part of many housing projects, but was always concerned on how to make housing purchase more affordable in price and flexible in payment terms for intending home owners. In 2009, Adetola established CX Homes Limited. His company recently developed a home ownership scheme to give average income earners the chance to own a home with as little as 50,000 a month. Today, CX Homes's project development portfolio has a combined 1500 housing units in affordable estates spread across Lagos, Abuja and Nassarawa and targets 10,000 homes annually through its Home Ownership Program . A few years ago, Adetola won the CBN annual Venture Prize Business Plan competition.

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Enterprise Stories - Enibukun Adebayo (Cleanace Limited)

Fri 11th Mar 2016

 If only we could tell the future and know where our success lies, would life be much easier? This week on enterprise stories, we feature an amazing story of Enibukun Adebayo, who sat for the JAMB examination six times before gaining entrance into the University. He would later build a successful business he was exposed to when his father retired. Enibukun completed his secondary education in 1988 and took the JAMB exam around the same time. He didn’t succeed the first time, which meant he had to wait for another year. Around the same time his father retired and started a small laundry business, Ibukun had attempted the examination 6times, during this period he worked with his father and learnt so much about dry-cleaning business. In 1999, Ibukun graduated from the University and later got a job with Garment Care, where he worked for 4years before setting out on his own with Cleanace dry cleaners solutions limited in 2005. Today, Cleanace employs 107 people with branches across Nigeria and in more recent times, Cleanace has expanded its services to include repairs of shoes, bags and garment. Tune in to enterprise stories this Tuesday 8th March on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3:00pm to listen to how Enibukun redefined himself and working to achieve the same in the dry-cleaning business.

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Enterprise Stories - Bolaji Osime (Global International College)

Fri 4th Mar 2016

 There is no gainsaying that the reform of any economy’s education system is critical for global competitiveness. This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature Mrs. Bolaji Osime, a multipreneur with diverse interest in the area of education. Bolaji is the Founder of ‘Global International College’ and ‘Strategic Offshore Placement Nigeria Limited’ among many others. Inspired by the prevailing societal challenges that Nigerians faced in the 90’s with securing admission into UK universities, Mrs. Osime, was propelled to set up an academy – Global International College - to bridge this gap. With dint of hard work, today, this educational academy which started in 1999 with one staff, has grown its staff base to 150 and graduated 2,000 students with successful placement of 50% of this population in UK universities. Unsatisfied with the state of education in Nigeria and its effect on the dwindling economy, in 2007, Bolaji founded Strategic Offshore Placement Nigeria Limited which provides strategic solutions to educational shortcomings in Nigeria. To this end, Mrs. Osime has served in many capacities such as Consultant to the Minister of Education for 4 years; Team Leader, Transformation Team for Education, Economy and Competiveness; Lead Consultant, EKO SESP Project. One of her remarkable landmarks is the development and review of a ten year education sector plan and a three year education sector operational plan for Lagos State’s Ministry of Education. An innovator and educationist per excellence Bolaji, believes that success only comes when you ‘get up, dare to try and just keep on trying!’ Tune in to Enterprise Stories this Tuesday, March 1, 2016 on Inspiration FM 92.3, or log on to edcradioonline.com to hear how Mrs. Bolaji Osime was able to make some giant strides in the Nigerian educational sector.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air February 2016

Fri 26th Feb 2016

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Funkola Odeleye & Odunoluwa Longe, (DIYLaw)

Fri 19th Feb 2016

 Enterprise Stories this week features the innovation of two ladies, who set out to make a difference in the legal business using technology. Odunoluwa and Funkola worked together in the legal department of an investment bank, they would often share ideas and rub minds on services they could offer potential clients. Within a short period, Odunoluwa registered Longe practice and Funkola soon joined her in the business. The practice was doing well, and a good number of their clients were small business owners just like them, they got really involved with the clients as they also shared the frustrations of a startup. They figured there had to be a better way to do this and with their technology partner they established DIY LAW. Today, on the DIY LAW web portal you can get company and business name registration, processing of VAT and TIN numbers, basically all that you need to start up a business legally in Nigeria. They competed and were runner ups in the Innovation in justice Challenge and more recently a grant by Institute for Internalization of Law in Hague.

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Enterprise Stories - Abiodun Afolabi (SB Telecoms and Devices)

Fri 12th Feb 2016

 This week on enterprise stories, we feature the story of Mr. Abiodun Afolabi, CEO SB Telecoms &Devices Limited who started a business selling recharge cards and scaled to a full-fledged ICT business, but how did he make the transition? Abiodun always had an entrepreneurial spirit, while in secondary school he would accompany his mother and grandmother to their store in Idumota during holidays. He started developing interest in business and soon teamed up with some of his friends to startup Admiral Entertainment. They used the platform to organise debates, quiz competitions and carnivals in Surulere area of Lagos. These experiences inspired Abiodun and he decided never to work for anyone. In 2001, when the GSM revolution started in Nigeria, Abiodun got fascinated and soon started a business in recharge card sales, like many first time entrepreneurs he soon got burnt and lost money. The experience of losing money he got from family members left Abiodun an even more passionate entrepreneur. He picked up the pieces and transformed the business a 100percent. Today, Abiodun Afolabi employs over 60 people and has participated in several exhibitions and fairs in and out of the country. He is currently shaping the biometrics and security devices space in Nigeria. What led to the transformation of the business after a huge loss? Tune in this Tuesday, February 9, 2016 to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3:00pm and listen to Abiodun Afolabi tell the story of how he started SB Telecoms & Devices Limited despite the set back he faced.

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Enterprise Stories - Tolu Erogbogbo (Cookie Jar)

Fri 5th Feb 2016

 Mothers are a true blessing, this week on enterprises stories we feature the story of how a mother’s advice led to her son becoming a successful chef. Tolu Erogbogbo always had an entrepreneurial mindset and as soon as he graduated in 2009, he set up the first business which he sold 2 years after to start another business in real estate and alternative energy. He ran the business with his brother inlaw but within a short period it folded up. This frustrated and left him idle for some time. While he was pondering on what to do next, he had a dream about baking cookies, but didn’t understand what it meant. During the ‘’Occupy Nigeria’’ protests that left all Nigerians locked at home, he called his mum and poured his heart out and mentioned the dream, her response was Tolu, "go and bake me some cookies". Tolu grabbed a cook book, headed for the kitchen and the rest as they say is history. This was the birth of Cookie Jar. Today, Cookie Jar employs 47 people and is a leading dessert restaurant in Nigeria.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air (January 2016)

Tue 26th Jan 2016

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555.

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Enterprise Stories - Temitope Oluwadare (Detailed Restorers)

Fri 22nd Jan 2016

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of a lady who started out in a not- for- profit organization but ended up with a profit making business. After Temitope Oluwadare’s graduation from her master’s degree program in 2002, she couldn’t get a job for two years; she soon got restless and decided to volunteer for a not- for- profit organization that provides shelter and care for homeless people. Temitope had no inclination that this decision would set the chain of events that would give birth to her business. While Temitope was working as a volunteer, she often wondered how she could find a lasting solution to the sad situation; she soon gained employment and left the volunteer work. One day, Temitope had a light bulb moment, the idea was to start a cleaning business and recruit the people she worked with while volunteering to do the work, as they need no qualification for the job and this was how Detailed Restorers came to be. Today Detailed Restorers with Temitope Oluwadare as the CEO employs almost a 100 people and services 25 locations with several multinationals as customers. Temitope is a Goldman Sachs scholar and mentors hundreds of young people.

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Enterprise Stories - Ufuoma Koloko (Zenith Water Margin Chinese Restaurant)

Fri 15th Jan 2016

 A journey of a thousand miles start with a step, but sometimes you don't know where your journey could lead you. This week on enterprise stories we connect a first class student with a skincare business and a restaurant. Ufuoma Koloko started her working life as a Business Consultant in top firms in the U.K, she never considered running a business, but her experience in 2006 when she had a skin problem changed all of that. She visited a skin care centre the UK and was completely captivated by the entire experience and she thought to herself I can do this and that was the start of her entrepreneurial journey. In 2010, Ufuoma was in full swing of her skincare business which she had now being running for 4years in the UK, she came for a visit in Nigeria and popped into the part family owned Chinese restaurant, to her surprise the restaurant was no longer what she imagined as a child, this concern saw her become managing director of the RESTAURANT and brought her back to Nigeria to set up her skincare business. Today, Ufuoma has gone ahead to launch the UK Skin Care Academy and provides professional skin care services and education in Nigeria while still managing the Zenith Water Margin Chinese Restaurant. In 2013, she won the Federal Government of Nigeria's YouWin award for her innovative business plan combininig skin care traetment and training and got a grant award. Tune in to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3 FM and on edcradioonine.com , this Tuesday, January 12 to listen to the amazing story of how Ufuoma was able to combine the running of her Skin Care Academy and Zenith Water Margin Chinese Restaurant.

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Enterprise Stories - Damilola Solesi (Smids Animation)

Fri 8th Jan 2016

 Happy New Year, On Enterprise stories this week, we connect a young girl, video games & cartoons and a successful animation business . Damilola Solesi is the founder/ Creative Director of Smids Animation Studios Limited but never imagined that the love she developed as a young girl for video games and cartoons would become a real business. As a kid, Damilola would spend hours watching cartoons and playing video games, she was fascinated with the characters and often wondered how they were created. Her interest in video games and cartoons continued upto her university days, where she studied computer science, however her interest took a different turn, she was now interested in creating her own animated characters. Today Damilola employs 18 people and has received several grants and awards, some of them include- fellow of Mandela Washington 2015, President Barack Obama flagship program for young Africans, she got grants from the US Development Fund and the YOUWIN women grant

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Enterprise Clinic on Air (December)

Wed 30th Dec 2015

 very last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Clinic on Air (December)

Tue 29th Dec 2015

 very last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Folawiyo Abiodun (Shoespeed)

Fri 25th Dec 2015

 This week’s enterprise stories features Abiodun Folawiyo CEO of Shoespeed. He left his accounting practice to start a shoe making business and went on to inspire and train thousands of young people to do the same. Abiodun grew up in an academia family, his father was a Professor in the University, and wanted Abiodun to follow in his footstep. However, he had a secret that he kept very close to his heart, his love for shoes. As a kid, Abiodun was always given the chore of polishing shoes for his father and older siblings, he was always fascinated with the transformation of the shoes, he always enjoyed the chore. Abiodun made the first pair of shoes in his early university year and the outcome made him decide to make this a career. In 2005, Abiodun decided to take his passion to the next level by registering Shoespeed, he lost his father that year and this further propelled the dream of becoming a shoemaker. Today, Shoespeed employs 20 full time staff and recently signed an agreement with an Italian shoe manufacturing company to set up a factory in Nigeria. Abiodun's father wanted him to be a professor of accounting, but he is now a professor of shoe making. He has now set up an academy teaching 500 young people annually in the art of shoe making. Tune in to Inspiration FM 92.3 or log on to edcradioonline.com and listen to the story of how Abiodun Folawiyo became the professor of shoe making.

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Enterprise Stories - Sandra Aguebor (The Lady Mechanic Initiative)

Fri 18th Dec 2015

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature a lady whose dreams materialized into making her a force to be reckoned with in a male dominated business. The story of Engr. Sandra Aguebor (Founder/CEO The Lady Mechanic Initiative) alludes to the popular saying that what a man can do, a woman can do even better. After series of repeated dreams to repair the engine of a car since she was 14, Sandra started nursing this idea. The vehement opposition by her father was changed after he visited the United States and saw women on the job supposedly for men. Soon after, Sandra set up Sandex Car Care, as a female garage owner, she attracted several customers to her workshop, and even landed a contract to manage the repairs of fifteen trucks: a fleet of a haulage company that specialized in the distribution of confectioneries to the northern and other distant parts of Nigeria. In 2004, the Lady Mechanic Initiative was founded to empower other women with the skills and enable them set up business. Today, Sandra has empowered 700 women as she celebrates 10years, employs 32 people full time and has a bag full of awards and recognition, some of them include; honour at the State House-Abuja in 2004 by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president of Nigeria and also president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR) in 2012 honoured her with National Productivity of Merit (NPOM). She has been featured on Aljazeera and CNN – Inside Africa.

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Enterprise Stories - Haowa Bello (Madam Coquette)

Fri 11th Dec 2015

 From spending her savings on luxury handbags to producing luxury handbags, this week on Enterprise Stories we feature the story of Haowa Bello, CEO Madam Coquette. In 2008, Haowa just completed the mandatory NYSC program and had since made up her mind to venture into business, the problem however was what business idea to start. Haowa carried this burden on her mind and shared it with her sister; she suggested that Haowa start producing handbags since she loved bags so much and would spend a fortune to own quality bags. She reminded her how she always admired their mother’s handbags and purses as kids. That same year, Haowa employed a staff and started a trial run, and soon incorporated Madam Coquette. She also got a loan from her sister to buy materials and produced 3 handbags which she sold off and this convinced her that this was her calling. Today, Haowa has employed more staff and produces high quality handbags. She now also exports her luxury bags and has participated in many fashion shows including African Fashion Week in 2013, London fashion week and a fashion show in Berlin. Recently, Haowa was featured on CNN African Voices, and her new venture into Agric business was also featured, but how did she get into agriculture?

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Enterprise Stories - Chigbu Crystal (The Irede Foundation)

Fri 4th Dec 2015

 Chigbu Crystal - The Irede Foundation There is truly a blessing in disguise for every circumstance we find ourselves. This is the summary of our Enterprise Story of the week. We feature a lady whose child lost a limb and the experience dealing with the challenges led her to found Irede Foundation. Crystal Chigbu, Executive Director/Founder Irede Foundation left her well paid employment to follow her desire to provide services for both children and families dealing with challenges of limb loss. Crystal has received several awards including Life transformation award from Wise Women Awards, The Ebony Life Tv sponsored sisterhood Award for philanthropist of the year 2014, Naija Diamonds 2014. But how did she make it happen? Tune in this Tuesday to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3:00pm.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air

Fri 27th Nov 2015

 very last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923. To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account) or Whatsapp 08056565555. When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Olalekan Obisanya (The Snail Shop)

Fri 20th Nov 2015

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the Snail Shop - a business founded by Olalekan Obisanya who went to Ghana to study Geological Engineering, but returned to start the business of farming and processing of snails. While in the University, Lekan went to the market with his friends to buy snails but on getting there, they could not buy any because they could not find who to clean them. Sooner, he found out that a lot of people faced the same problem. For someone who always wanted to be an entrepreneur, here was a gap and he created a solution. This experience birthed the Snail Shop. Today, the Snail Shop employs 5 people and supplies its products to top supermarkets across Nigeria.

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Enterprise Stories - Temilade Osinfade (TT Dalk)

Fri 13th Nov 2015

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of a young man who started his entrepreneurial journey during his 300 level at the university with N2,500. Temilade Osinfade, is the CEO of T.T. DALK, a footwear and accessories company. In 2007 he decided to satisfy is curiosity with an idea that had been on his mind, making shoes. He made the first pair for a friend in school and everyone was marveled at the design and orders started rolling in. In a short time, Temilade employed one staff to support the enterprise and by the time he graduated from Babcock University where he studied public health, it was clear he wasn’t going to work a single day for anyone. Today, T.T.DALK has 20 full time staff, 3 outlets and a factory. He has been recognized for outstanding creativity in 2012 and 2014; T.T Dalk has also featured at the MTN Lagos fashion week and Africa Fashion week in London and several trade fairs globally.

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Enterprise Stories - Ifeoluwa Olatayo (Soupah Kitchen)

Fri 6th Nov 2015

 This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of Ifeoluwa Olatayo, who sold her computer to start a food business. Sometime back in 2010, Ifeoluwa was in her hostel in the University when a roommate announced she was going to the market and several of her roommates started making requests for various food items from the market, at that moment the idea hit Ifeoluwa, there is an opportunity here! Ifeoluwa immediately sold her laptop computer to get capital to start her business, she purchased a bicycle and a fridge to set up her business right on campus. By the time she graduated 2 years later she had expanded beyond delivery of cooking items from the market, she was offering ready to cook soup products, employed 2 staff and this earned her recognition as the student entrepreneur of the year 2012. Today Soupah kitchen has 5 outlets and has won a several business plan competitions. How did she do it? is she a born entrepreneur? does luck play a part in success? Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com to listen to Ifeoluwa’s inspiring story.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air

Fri 30th Oct 2015

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923 To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Itoro Ugorji (Kidzdom Childcare Services)

Fri 23rd Oct 2015

 Time really does fly by very quickly, a complete season of 13 episodes of amazing Enterprise Stories have flown by but not to worry as we say, simply visit edcradiononline.com to listen and download any of the episodes. As we start our season 2 of Enterprise Stories, we are stepping up with some exciting activities, be sure to call in, answer any of our questions and you could win something special from Enterprise stories. This week we feature the story of Kidzdom Childcare Services, a lady who has come to change how we see the child care services business, as she has introduced innovation and of course a full dose of passion. Itoro Ugorji used her many years of experience working in corporate world to match productivity & staff welfare with innovation to establish a new business, but how? You may ask. Tune in to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3FM or log on to edcradionline.com Tuesday, 21st October 2015 at 3.00pm to hear the story of Itoro Ugorji, the CEO of Kidzdom Childcare Services and her Baby lounge.

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Enterprise Stories - Ayodeji Anubi (Eden Juice)

Fri 16th Oct 2015

 Necessity is the mother of invention / creation, the story of Eden Juice is a clear example. In this week’s episode of enterprise stories, we will connect a lawyer, his mum’s health, a partnership and a successful business, but how you may ask! In 2010, Ayodeji graduated from the University of Leicester, UK and returned to Nigeria the following year to start a Law school programme in Lagos. Around this same period he started making fresh fruit juices for his diabetic mother regularly. As friends visited them at home, he would also serve them the fresh juice and the feedback was amazing. One day, a guest offered to pay for a delivery of the fresh juice. This triggered the idea of going into the production of variety of non- processed fresh juices and smoothies. Ayodeji soon partnered with Patrick, a friend from the University and the rest was history. Today, Eden Juice produces and supplies 10,000 bottles of fresh juice daily and employs 18 people.

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Enterprise Stories - Ata Ashiru (InkHearts Studios)

Fri 9th Oct 2015

 Building the right hobbies as you grow has its rewards. This week on Enterprise Stories, we will be sharing the story of Ata Ashiru who left her top paying job at Aon Hewitt and Deloitte Consulting in the United States for Nigeria, to create wealth from her hobby. Ata was getting ready for her wedding in 2007 so, she decided to design the special invitations cards herself as fine arts was a hobby she enjoyed growing up. Soon after, family and friends commented about how wonderful the invitation card design was, and started making requests for designs. As a result of this, Ata got quite a number of orders, but one of these orders started her entrepreneurial journey. In June 2008, Mrs. Ashiru got a call to design and print 700 personalized invitations cards. The order tasked her creativity, but was a success. This marked a turning point for Ata as she left her full time job, and decided to incorporate a business. Today, Ata Ashiru has opened a design studio in Ikoyi, Lagos, catering to a unique upper market segment in Nigeria and around the world. Ink Hearts currently employs 10 people and has tripled her income over the years. Mrs. Ata Ashiru has a first degree in International Business from the Clark Atlanta University, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, USA.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air

Fri 2nd Oct 2015

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923 To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Enterprise Stories - Yomi Ojo (Printivo)

Fri 25th Sep 2015

 Everyone can come up with a great idea but it is what you do with it that counts, this week on Enterprise stories we share the story of how a mathematician and his friends had a great idea and brought it to Life. In 2009, Yomi Ojo graduated from the University and started a graphics and advertising business but hadn’t reached the promise land. While running the business, he realised that SMEs and start-ups needed an avenue to create a brand for their businesses but wasn’t quite sure how best to achieve it.. His friends from school, Deji Adeogun and Ibukun Oloyede teamed up with Yomi to come up with a great idea that will see start-ups and small businesses create their own brand themselves, this gave birth to Printivo- an online printing company that makes designs and offers printing services to SMEs. In 2014, the trio launched the company and within a short time started servicing almost 5,000 SMEs and big businesses in Nigeria. Today, Printivo employs 20 people and has expanded since to African. They won the 2014 the Creative Entrepreneurs award by Creative Entrepreneurs Association and also Start-up of the year which is part of Google Team – First Times ideas. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday and listen to the power of Printivo’s e-commerce capacity through their online DIY platform .

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Enterprise Stories - Tolu Salamaiye (Melting Moments)

Fri 18th Sep 2015

 This week on enterprise stories, we will feature a young lady who studied Building Technology but then committed to building cakes and desserts. In 2007, Tolu Samaiye, CEO, Melting Moments got her first job, a holiday job at a coffee shop in the UK. Every holiday she would return to the same coffee shop, working in the bakery, on the shop floor and making deliveries for her entire four years in the University. While she was waiting for her NYSC, Tolu decided to start making cupcakes for friends and family; managing production and delivery all by herself. After a year, she employed 3 people and finally registered Melting moments as a business.

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Gbolahan Fagbure- Co- founder, Co- CEO of Super mart

Fri 11th Sep 2015

 Opportunity knocks all around you, how do you know which to unlock, this is the story of Gbolahan who spotted and unlocked a unique opportunity. In 2004, Gbolahan graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Economics and followed up with a master’s degree also in the UK. He worked at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse both in the UK before returning to Lagos to join KPMG. While at KPMG, Gbolahan spotted the opportunity in the online retail business and this saw him emerge as the founding Chief Operating officer at Jumia, but this wasn’t enough as the entrepreneur in him was brewing and in 2014 unlocked another opportunity - Supermart.ng, an online grocery delivery store. In just a year, Supermart.ng is delivering to thousands of customers and employs 26 people. To listen to the full story of the serial opportunity spotter, Gbolahan Fagbore, Co-founder & co- CEO Supermart.ng , tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com on Tuesday, 8th September at 3pm.

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EDC SME Conference

Thu 10th Sep 2015

 The 9th Annual EDC-SME conference. Live from Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Enterprise Stories - Bose Olanihun (Button)

Fri 4th Sep 2015

 This enterprise story is about a lady who left her banking job to garments making for both male and female. In 2008, Bose Olanihun felt a lot of dissatisfaction and unfulfillment with her bank job, she had reached a point where she no longer looked forward to Mondays. One Sunday in church, there was a special service on entrepreneurship and this led her to focusing on setting up her own business. 7 years later, Bose Olanihun is the CEO/Founder of Button, she employs 40 people in 2 branches in Lagos and looks forward to her Mondays. Her talent has been recognized in many quarters, she has won grants from the Youwin program and the Etisalat millionaires hunt, got a scholarship on the Goldman Sachs women program. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com this Tuesday 1st September, 2015 and listen to CEO Button, Bose Olanihun share her story of how she transited from employee to employer.

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Enterprise Clinic On Air

Fri 28th Aug 2015

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Olawale and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923 To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Ayodeji Adewunmi - (Jobberman)

Fri 21st Aug 2015

 An idle mind, they say is in the devil’s workshop, but this enterprise story is about minds that converted their idle time into a multi-million dollar business. In 2009, during the period the universities were on strike, and students left on their own, the trio of Ayodeji, Olalekan and Opeyemi decided it was time to turn an idea that they had toiled with many times into reality -an internet business. Jobberman was the name and the idea was an employment portal, a solution to the problem of job search. This trio had to manage their school work and the new business they had set up, with passion, creativity and planning the hard work paid off. After a year they had investors and set up an office. Today, Jobberman employs 246 people across 10 African countries including Nigeria and has helped over 35,000 people find placements for the last 2 years with over 50,000 unique users each day.

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Anthonia Ojenagbon (Silton African Kitchen)

Fri 14th Aug 2015

 On Enterprise Stories this week, from making hats to serving the President of Nigeria her Peppered Snails. Anthonia Ojenagbon’s entrepreneurial journey started in 2006, she was making hats for special occasions for ladies, a business she ventured after attending training on how to design and make quality hats. Anthonia felt she was on the right track and figured it was only a matter of time before she made the big break making hats. In 2009, she attended the Entrepreneurial Management Program of EDC, the program made her do a complete turnaround of her business choice. The 360 degree turn led to following her passion for cooking and this was how Silton African Kitchen was born. Since starting the kitchen, she has made many wonderful strides among which include winning a grant on the Federal government Youwin program, selection on the Tony Elumelu Foundation Program and receipt of $5000 grant and setting up her restaurant. Anthonia has achieved a lot for her business but not without some challenges. Tune in to Inspiration 92.3 FM this Tuesday, August 11,2015 to listen to the story of the Snail woman

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Building a Fashion Brand (Davida)

Fri 7th Aug 2015

 To succeed in an industry where the opportunity for fast growth is slim, you have to work harder to get attention. A recent MasterCard survey found that more than 35% of Africans considered fashion and accessories spending priorities, Nigerians on the other hand are the only Africans with plans to increase their discretionary spending in the future despite the economy. Spending power in Nigeria means brands need to deliver, and 2 brands that have been delivering despite numerous challenges are Dakova and Davida. DAVID KOLAWOLE VAUGHAN, Founder of DAKOVA brand. Back in high school he loved art related activities and represented his school at numerous debates and fashion shows. That love for fashion in 1986 saw David setting up a shop after acquiring fashion related skills and knowledge in a Fashion Studio, in the UK. Today, he has received over 40 awards including ‘The Nigerian Designer of the year’ 4 times. DAVIDA OKPARAH, Creative Director of DAVIDA is a Barrister by profession, Distinct Shirt Maker by calling she has carved a niche for her Brand as THE authority on shirt making in Nigeria. Her designs have accrued endless encomiums as her excellence hasn't gone unnoticed in several quarters. It is no wonder that the 2004 St. Moritz Style Awards Winner has garnered a cult-like following as many style oriented divas swear endlessly by her designs. In this edition of Enterprise Stories we will be asking our 2 guests how they have been able to weather the stormy waters of building a fashion brand in Nigeria.

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Enterprise Clinic On Air

Mon 3rd Aug 2015

 Every last Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to a Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. Access to those that understand the tough business environment is critical in order to make running your business smooth. Join Nneka and the EDC experts this Tuesday at 3pm for the live program on Inspiration 92.3 FM -Business Clinic on Enterprise Stories. The numbers to call to join the conversation are: 09090000923, 01-2772923, 01-2773923, 01-6320923 To jump the queue, send your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program to nokekearu@pau.edu.ng or upload your audio recording via http://edcradioonline.com/e-report (using your Facebook account). When we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved!

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Ubong Akpanette (Ackerley Autos)

Fri 24th Jul 2015

 Ubong Akpanette- Ackerley Autos Graduating from University and filled with enthusiasm and passion Ubong couldn’t wait for a stellar career in the Arts and Communication Sector. A graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo, Ubong’s dream got shattered when the Silver-bird Group rejected her for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps. All hopes of working in companies where she could use her talents and skills were dashed and eventually she swallowed the bitter pill and found employment in Germaine Autos one of the new generation automobile sales and maintenance companies in Lagos. As the PA to the GM Finance and Admin, Ubong excelled and within a short time was moved to the Admin department. Grateful but unfulfilled Ubong requested to be moved to the Sales department hoping that she would find the role more rewarding and challenging- and that move was all she needed to realize her talent. After a few years and thousands of nairas in her bank account, Ubong left Germaine to venture out on her own. Our guest this week on enterprise stories is a woman who overcame the challenges of being a novice in a male dominated sector to one who today says her major currency is ‘Trust’. From 70,000 used to purchase a computer, printer and other small office items a few years ago to servicing large corporate organizations’ fleet in 2015, Ubong is indeed not your typical female entrepreneur. Tune to Inspiration 92.3 FM this Tuesday 21st July or log on to edcradioonline.com and listen to Mrs. Ubong Akpanette talk about Theatre Arts, Trust and Tyres!

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Patricia Ojora (Promo Print Ventures)

Thu 16th Jul 2015

 Patricia Ojora is the founder of Promo Prints Ventures. The company specializes in the manufacturing and printing of customized promotional items such as t-shirts, corporate apparel, caps, uniforms and many more. The business idea came from her involvement in providing t-shirts for a charity walk meant for children with heart conditions. Patricia could not find any decent t-shirts so she decided to do them herself. After receiving a couple of good remarks on the work she did for the charity event she decided to turn it into a profitable venture. Starting up small, Promo Print Ventures Ltd began with no forms of machinery and most of the activities were carried out from the backroom of her home but now she has been able to setup her own factory. In her own words, ‘I don’t want to be the biggest but the BEST…. Patricia today has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the industry. Tune to Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com and listen to Mrs. Patricia Ojora share insights into her successful business and how it all came about.

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Modupe Ogunlesi (Adam and Eve)

Thu 9th Jul 2015

 In 1996, while Modupe Ogunlesi was preparing for her daughter's wedding ceremony, there was some difficulty in finding a good store in Lagos which had gifts for guests to pick from for the couple. The opportunity struck the entire Ogunlesi family that they could have a retail store with unique gift items for all occasions. The Adam and Eve business started immediately and everyone including her husband was a part of the business.
Today, Adam and Eve has become a household name in the retail business in Nigeria, with branches in Lagos and Abuja, employing 32 full time staff and even also giving back to the community.

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2015 GEW Partner's Forum

Fri 3rd Jul 2015

 Enterprise Development Center (EDC) Pan Atlantic University launched the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with a Partner's forum. Both the National and regional partners were in attendance. Nneka Okekearu, Deputy Director of EDC opened the forum, Olawale Anifowose the GM of EDC and National coordinator of the GEW thanked the partners for their support and Betty Egbuna gave an overview of the GEW 2014 events.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air June 2015

Thu 2nd Jul 2015

 Running a business in today’s environment can be tough, but access to those that understands the terrain can make the experience a lot easier. This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. You can jump the queue by sending your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program via email to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng – when we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved! You can also send SMS to 08173000400.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air June 2015

Tue 30th Jun 2015

 Running a business in today’s environment can be tough, but access to those that understands the terrain can make the experience a lot easier. This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. You can jump the queue by sending your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program via email to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng – when we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved! You can also send SMS to 08173000400.

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Matthew Ibadin (Mattson Creations)

Thu 25th Jun 2015

 Is passion the most important ingredient for a successful business? This enterprise story is about Matthew Ibadin, CEO of Mattson Creations who left everything to follow his passion for photography. As a young boy, Matthew was captivated by beautiful scenes and always thought of becoming a shutterbug, but this was something his parents would not have. They were prepping him to go the university and get a job like everyone else. Matthew would take his free time and go to a store close by to check out the camera equipment and look at thousands of photos; he was in love with still images. By the time he was ready to enter the university to study political science, Matthew had raised some money to purchase his first camera. During his four years in the university, Matthew was making enough money to take care of himself, rented a studio and employed 2 staff. Moreover, he was the first to start the popular motion pictures in the university. Today, he owns four fully equipped modern photo studios across Nigeria and employs 40 people. Matthew Ibadin has travelled round the world for exhibitions & training and has also captured many photographs of world leaders. Mattson Creations is now in the final stage of setting up an institute of photography. Has Matthew’s passion been enough for his success? Tune in to Enterprise Stories and listen to Mr. Matthew Ibadin share his story.

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Matthew Ibadin (Mattson Creations)

Tue 23rd Jun 2015

 Is passion the most important ingredient for a successful business? This enterprise story is about Matthew Ibadin, CEO of Mattson Creations who left everything to follow his passion for photography. As a young boy, Matthew was captivated by beautiful scenes and always thought of becoming a shutterbug, but this was something his parents would not have. They were prepping him to go the university and get a job like everyone else. Matthew would take his free time and go to a store close by to check out the camera equipment and look at thousands of photos; he was in love with still images. By the time he was ready to enter the university to study political science, Matthew had raised some money to purchase his first camera. During his four years in the university, Matthew was making enough money to take care of himself, rented a studio and employed 2 staff. Moreover, he was the first to start the popular motion pictures in the university. Today, he owns four fully equipped modern photo studios across Nigeria and employs 40 people. Matthew Ibadin has travelled round the world for exhibitions & training and has also captured many photographs of world leaders. Mattson Creations is now in the final stage of setting up an institute of photography. Has Matthew’s passion been enough for his success? Tune in to Enterprise Stories and listen to Mr. Matthew Ibadin share his story.

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Sola Babatunde (OSC College Of Fashion)

Thu 18th Jun 2015

 How often do our dreams come to be? This week’s enterprise story is about a lady who dreamt she owned a bank, pursued that dream but ended up owning a fashion school. While working at Fate, Sola had a dream where she was teaching people how to sew. Inspired by the dream she resigned and enrolled at a fashion school in Nigeria and upon completion she enrolled at Saint Martin in London. 5 outlets and 2500 students later, Sola has showcased at numerous shows within and outside the country. Was it the dream or being around entrepreneurs that spurred her on?

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Adejumoke Olukoya (PAXO Health and Beauty)

Thu 11th Jun 2015

 The popular saying of Little drops of water making a mighty ocean epitomizes Adejumoke Olukoya journey as a leader in the Nigerian beauty industry. In 1996, as a fulfilled Research Assistant in a UK pharmaceutical company Jumokes world did a 360 when she met her life partner and had to return to Nigeria. Upon her return, she was offered a wonderful job by a multinational pharmaceutical company. The day she went to collect her letter, Jumoke was shocked at the remuneration. She turned down the offer and at that point realized she needed to think of how to earn a living.

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Femi Olayebi - My World of Bags (MWOB)

Thu 4th Jun 2015

 Opportunities abound everywhere! You only need to look more closely. The story of My World of Bag (MWOB) is about how a young lady relocated to Nigeria in search of a translator job and ended up making a fortune producing fashionable bags. Mrs. Femi Olayebi returned from Paris in 1991 after completing a Diploma in Translation. She had anticipated that she would find a translation job in one of the international organizations in Nigeria, however, this did not go as planned, so she engaged herself with tailoring lessons which a friend had offered, little did she know it will later be her calling. A year later, in between temporary translation jobs with ECOWAS and nursing her baby, Femi still felt very dissatisfied with her professional life. One day, Femi went shopping in a popular market in Lagos for a baby bag, she spent hours in the market and could not find an affordable one, she then rushed to a Mothercare shop but unfortunately, she did not like any of the pretty pastel-coloured PVC bags neither could she afford any of them. It was at this time she thought -I can make a bag for my use instead. Femi got busy very quickly and this was how My World of Bags was born.

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Dr Bayero Agabi TMC Limited

Thu 28th May 2015

  The debate about Entrepreneurs being born or made is one without a sure winner and Bayero Agabi's story is a fine example of the debate. After several years in paid employment, in the media industry and reaching the peak of his career, Bayero opted to start his own media business. He soon became Africa's leading ICT broadcast journalist but always felt there was more he could achieve with his wealth of experience. In 2007 he registered Transatlantic Media Company (TMC) and leveraged extensively on his ICT knowledge. Within a short period, TMC became a major player in the media industry, employing some of the best brains in the sector. What did he do right? Was he born an entrepreneur or did he develop himself to become one?

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Emmanuel Abidoye (Femtec Limited)

Thu 21st May 2015

 The saying that 'every disappointment is a blessing in disguise' can't be more real for Emmanuel Abidoye, the CEO of Femtec Limited. Emmanuel's story is about how a young man's dream of becoming a medical doctor was dashed when he failed the entrance examination. Today, Mr. Abidoye's Femtec business employs 52 permanent staff and provides internship space for 20 young people annually. He recently commissioned their state of the art corporate office in Ilorin, Kwara state.

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Enterprise Clinic on Air May 2015

Thu 14th May 2015

 Running a business in today’s environment can be tough, but access to those that understands the terrain can make the experience a lot easier. This Tuesday, we turn Enterprise Stories to Clinic where we LISTEN, ADVISE and ASSIST you navigate the business terrain. You can jump the queue by sending your questions, challenges or comments ahead of the program via email to wanifowose@pau.edu.ng – when we treat your case, many similar cases are simultaneously resolved! You can also send SMS to 08173000400.

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Aderonke Adeyemo (CEO, House of Treasures Comics)

Thu 7th May 2015

 In 1996, Aderonke Adeyemo was fed up with the poor attitude her primary school pupils had towards reading and retention. As a teacher, she devised several methods but none worked. One day she decided to draw on the board and was shocked at how engaging it was for the kids but she never knew that was the first revelation of the path she would walk! Soon after, she resigned from her teaching career...

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Idongesit Harrison Umoh (Idong Harrie Footwear and Accessories)

Thu 30th Apr 2015

 Idongesit started Idong Harrie Footwear and Accessories in her 2nd year as an undergraduate with N10,000 from her pocket money, with no formal training in footwear manufacturing and certainly none on running a business. Upon graduation and youth service, she briefly worked for a telecoms company before throwing in the towel to pursue her dream.

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Mimi Ade- Odiachi (Omar Gardens)

Thu 23rd Apr 2015

 Mimi Ade- Odiachi is the MANAGING Director-CEO of Omar Gardens Floral Company, a company renowned for its specialty in horticulture services. In 1990, when Mimi resigned from Royal Exchange PLC

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Godwin Oruh

Mon 20th Apr 2015

 Chief Oruh shares tips he used to grow his insecticide production company, Oruhtrade International Ltd, into a force to be reckoned with.

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Tosin Jegede

Mon 20th Apr 2015

 From fund-raising music concerts at 5 years old to social services. Tosin Jegede enjoyed a career as a child star and now she is helping other children get educated with her social enterprise.

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Ehime Eigbe of Sweet Kiwi

Mon 20th Apr 2015

 I came to Lagos for a visit and I realized there was no frozen yogurt here and I decided to go back to the states to train and learn how to make and run a frozen yogurt shop