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What Nobody Told You About Starting a Business

October 13, 2021

Akah Nnani hosts Morenike Molehin, Chiamaka Obuekwe, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and Mark Slade.

We are Enterprise Life and we present to you another thought-provoking episode of This is Life, where industry professionals and thought leaders discuss life in value creation. 

On today’s episode, our host; actor and presenter, Akah Nnani, ventures into uncharted territories with Morenike Molehin, Chiamaka Obuekwe, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and Mark Slade to discuss life as entrepreneurs. Our guests on today’s episode reminisce on the worst days in their business, share financial and business struggles, the lessons they learnt along the way and how they keep thriving. 

We join Travel Blogger and Professional Tourist, Chiamaka Obuekwe better known as her online moniker, Social Prefect, as she takes us on a journey of discovery, turning her wanderlust into a venture and how goodwill generates business. She tells us how she turned negative feedback into an invaluable resource. She also graciously shares tips for effectively learning from competitors. 

Morenike Molehin, Interior Designer and Creative Director of Oak and Teak, hits the nail on the head as she speaks candidly on her first failed venture, overcoming her creative block and breaking even as a fledgling business while being understaffed and in the midst of a pandemic.

Photographer and Tech Enthusiast, Emmanuel Oyeleke, focuses on learning from mistakes, communicating goals to potential partners to avoid conflict, developing a side business and getting over the loss of expensive equipment.

Veteran Event Planner and CEO of Zapphire Events, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, invites us to see the highlights on reinventing her business and the importance of understanding your niche. She touches on the problems associated with pioneering a field, staying relevant in an evolving industry and her strategy for staying authentic while changing strategy. 

Finally, Co-Founder of Jara Beach Resort, Mark Slade, dives into the creation of the luxury resort, on giving the ultimate beach experience sans the stress and insecurity. He also speaks about starting a business during a pandemic, rebuilding after a fire and shares the advice he would give to his younger self.

With valuable insights from pioneers and innovators in entrepreneurship; listeners get a glimpse behind the scenes of thriving businesses and learn the secrets of remaining resilient and managing a small team while making profit.

Find out these and more on This is Life Podcast.

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