At the Student Government Association (SGA) Business Startup Seminar held on November 22, 2019, participating students learned managerial skills to enhance their businesses.
The seminar was held in partnership with the AUN Center for Entrepreneurship. The event was embedded within the celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) for 2019. The week is celebrated every year in November around the world.
The President of the Student Government Association, Taslim Oladoja, explained that the GEW is the largest celebration of innovators, job creators who own businesses or want to launch startups to drive economic growth in the world.
He said the SGA designed the event to lay an introduction for a unique product of the association coming up next semester.
"This is particularly an introduction to help us explore potentials within ourselves as self-starters and innovators within the business world."
During his term as President, he plans to create a platform where students will have the opportunity of running their businesses in a permanent site outside the campus.
He added that it is a way of helping student entrepreneurs think big and be supported to make a mark in the world of business.
"When this platform launches, your businesses are going to be known not only within the four walls of AUN but outside under this umbrella."
Director of the Center, Dr. Lukman Raimi, told the participants that to grow their businesses, they must have a good understanding of managerial skills.
"No matter the sophistication of your businesses, employees, equipment, and marketing plan, if the owners lack managerial skills, the business will not record the required growth and development."
Vice President of Finance & Administration Olanipekun Olanrewaju, gave tips on business success to the participants.
"Read as widely as possible."
Among the books he recommended is the Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peal.
"Such books prepare you in advance for the challenges you will find in the world of business."
He then presented certificates to speakers at the seminar.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa