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COINKWARA TARGETS VULNERABLE GROUPS IN ITS COLLABORATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

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COINKWARA TARGETS VULNERABLE GROUPS IN ITS COLLABORATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES Disable Fiesta 2018 International Girls Child Day Programme 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week at Kwara   During the last quarter of 2018, we decided to expand our reach to more groups within the society, most especially, the disable people and girls. In October, 2018 , our partnership with the Association of Professional Counsellors in Nigeria (APROCON) (Offa branch) in celebrating the 2018 International Girl Child Day, focused on the theme, “With Her: A skilled Girl force”. To achieve our aim of guiding the girls towards becoming skilled workforce, Coinkwara organized women professionals and entrepreneurs to educate and motivate the girls so that they do not end up their future in the kitchen . The programme which hosted more than 100 participants, majorly secondary school girls from 10 schools witnessed presentation of certificates by the Coinkwara Programme Dire

KWARA STATE GOVERNOR, ALH. ABDULFATAH AHMED PROUDLY ASSESS MADE IN KWARA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OF COINKWARA YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS'

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KWARA STATE GOVERNOR, ALH. ABDULFATAH AHMED PROUDLY ASSESS  MADE IN KWARA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OF COINKWARA YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS  DURING THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY PROGRAMME The Kwara State  Governor (in cap) assessing the ready-made Aso-Oke  Pictures of youth participants Exhibitor's stand You remember our vision?  "A modern Kwara where Innovators and Entrepreneurs in the state become great employers of labour and their products and services become the pride of Kwara and Nigeria as whole" What about our mission? "To build a community of Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Kwara who are equipped with necessary tools and skills to become world class and ensure that through collaborative efforts their products and services are well packaged and promoted across the globe." 12 th of August is the day declared and celebrated as the International Youth Day. This year’s theme was, ‘Safe spaces for youth: A necessity towards buil

BUSINESS WITHOUT BOUNDARY: STEPS TO EXPORTING PRODUCTS TO THE GLOBAL MARKET

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COIN CONSULTS PARTNERED WITH THE NIGERIAN EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (NEPC) TO EQUIP ENTREPRENEURS WITH THE SKILLS OF DOING BUSINESS WITHOUT BOUNDARY By organizing Business Strategy Sessions (BSS) under our Coinkwara programme, we continue to focus on our mission- “to build a community of Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Kwara who are equipped with necessary tools and skills to become world class and ensure that through collaborative efforts their products and services are well packaged and promoted across the globe”.  We have used past BSS to build the skills of entrepreneurs in areas of product development, business management, product promotion, business planning and ICT among others. Preparing our entrepreneurs to become exporters thus became the next on our training agenda and no one could facilitate this session better than the NEPC. It is based on this background that we partnered with NEPC on the 7 th of April, 2018 at the Knowledge Platform, 6 Agba Dam Link Road,

"BOLE PLACE"_COINKWARA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH_MARCH, 2018

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      Why would a young lady engineer switch from engineering to becoming an owner of a specialized restaurant? Does it bother you, too? Let’s hear Amirah Hassan, the Electrical Engineer turned Restaurantpreneur Amirah Hassan (in the middle) with her staff COINKWARA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH_MARCH, 2018 Yes, people have different reasons for sudden change in career path. For some, it’s passion, for some it’s a necessity, and for some, it’s what God wants. The reasons are inexhaustible.   WHO IS AMIRAH HASSAN? Amirah Hassan is an Engineer, CEO, and Restaurantpreneur . She graduated from the University of Ilorin, with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She is an entrepreneur that prepares and sells special good foods through her startup, Bole Place.     What’s the Big Deal about Bole Place? Who Amirah EPP? Lol! Bole Place has some signature meals you can’t find anywhere. You bet? Let me list them and you can correct me (at the comment space

HOW TO DETERMINE A SUITABLE BUSINESS: LESSONS FROM ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEMINAR, IGBO OWU POLYTECHNIC

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HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE BUSINESS TO DO? You must start by thinking about things that people need... Stop your thinking at some of these needs that you can provide... Pick one of these needs you want to fulfil... -Hanafi Olanrewaju Rabiu (...during the presentation at Entrepreneurship Seminar, Igbo Owu Polytechnic) In collaboration with the Coinkwara Programme, La Casera, Diamond Bank and many other top-notch companies, the Department of Business Administration and Management of the Igbo Owu Polytechnic successfully held a day Entrepreneurship Seminar (on Thursday March 1, 2018) and a day Mini-Trade Fair (on Friday, March 2, 2018). As explained by the HOD of the department, Mr. Afolabi Taofiq, Igbo Owu Polytechnic with its temporary site at Osere, Ilorin is doing its best to become the best polytechnic in Kwara state hence it devotes special attention in inculcating relevant skills into the students and also collaborates with other organizations in achievi
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“A pitch is a presentation an entrepreneur makes about his or her product/service to a possible investor or group of investors. A normal pitch is averagely 30 minutes while an elevator pitch is less than a minute.” _ Hanafi Olanrewaju Rabiu Cross-section of Participants during the BSS KICK-STARTING THE 2018 COINKWARA PROGRAMME’S BUSINESS STRATEGY SESSION (BSS) TO SOLVE THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM FACED BY ENTREPRENEURS IN NIGERIA- FINANCIAL PROBLEM Ten (10) entrepreneurs took part in our poll taken between 24 th of January and 2 nd of February, 2018, on ‘ the hardest part of starting up/ running a business in Nigeria’. All of them said, it was ‘obtaining financial capital’. The number of respondents may be small but the implication of the response is enormous. It shows the extent at which entrepreneurs rate financial problem among many problems they face. It was based on this background among others that we directed our first BSS in 2018 towards tackling this financial