DEVELOP SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE - PHCCIMA PRESIDENT URGES FATE FOUNDATION ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS

President of Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Chief Nabil Saleh has urged youths to develop the spirit of enterprise and imbibe the most critical and most important key success factors that can make an entrepreneur become successful like passion for the business, persistence which is simply a refusal to give up for something, entrepreneurial knowledge, which ensures you don’t just crash into business, but must go through mentorship, focus and love for what you are doing among other key components to be a complete entrepreneur. The President made this assertion at the 2019 edition of the Fate Foundation - Aspiring Entrepreneurs Digital Programme which is focused on enabling young entrepreneurs across the country with essential strategies, knowledge, skills and tools to grow their businesses with essential digital strategies. He said “I know many people who have the knowledge and creativity, are skilful and intelligent, and persistent and patient… But these persons are not entrepreneurs because they are working for some other company or public services, because they’ve not taken the first step or action to become entrepreneurs. He emphasized the need for them to take steps because you cannot make it big working for somebody. According to him, we must build our capacities so as to be employers of labour. He said PHCCIMA has put in place a lot of things to ensure that businesses thrive. According to him, beyond mentorship and advocacy we have in place ONE-STOP-SHOP with the objective to facilitate administrative procedures and enhance the ability of members to do everything they need to do for a business in a single location, and to also improve coordination between member businesses and the various federal agencies and business support entities in the country among other benefits. We have entrenched the first E-chamber of commerce in the country and tomorrow we will be launching the PHCCIMA App. This and other value you get when you join the membership of the chamber. He commended Director of Fate Foundation and MD/CEO of WiderPerspective, Mr Kalada Apiafi for such value laded programmes, saying PHCCIA will continue to support such programme PHCCIMA Elected Council member and supervising exco air and sea trade group of the chamber, Pst Uche Onochie in his remark told participants that they need to go into business to fill the need gap and provide a solution for challenges in the society. According to him, going into entrepreneurship with the sole aim of making profit usually lead to failure, but when you fill the need gap in society the finance will naturally and seamlessly flow. According to him, you need to add value to make a difference, and when you get it right money will look for you. Director of Fate Foundation and MD/CEO of Wider Perspectives Limited, Mr Kalada Apiafi was full of gratitude for the PHCCIMA Presidnt, Chief Nabil Saleh for finding time in spite of his busy schedules to attend the programme, even as he urged the participants to draw inspiration from Chief Saleh to drive their entrepreneurial dream