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CHARLES ODII RELEASES A NEW BOOK; 21 QUESTIONS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Charles Odii the Executive Director, SME100Africa launches new book – “21 Questions on entrepreneurship”.  This book is unique as it provides real answers to questions posed by entrepreneurs that Charles has encountered through his SME100Africa journey. Charles is the Founder of SME100Africa – A social enterprise set up to ensure young entrepreneurs in Africa succeed regardless of their socio-economic background. SME100AFRICA has grown to provide over one hundred thousand African SMEs with access to finance, markets, property development, mentorship, networks, skills and most importantly information.

According to Charles Odii “This book is written from my extensive experience gained over a decade of starting and running a business in Africa, international travel and engagement with thousands of entrepreneurs (who have sat with and sent me emails to ask critical questions from “how to structure businesses to how to develop marketing strategies that support their products in niche markets and more”). The questions are extensive, and aims to provide information on how to be a successful entrepreneur”.

The book is set to be launched on August 12th  2020  – International youth day, and would be availability nation-wide for purchase as well on amazon, flutterwave, Jumia, 100connect and more. For enquiries you can visit www.charlesodii.com

You might be thinking – This sounds too good to be true but here are a few takeaways from the book:

1. A Positive Attitude: This book will surely change your mindset as an entrepreneur. It goes way beyond teaching you the practical steps but it makes you aware of the opportunity you can leverage on for your business to succeed even through some failures.

“Ask Charles?. Yes! Do it! He is the one who has the experience, the knowledge, the humility, the patience and the passion to give you the needed advice. The format he chooses to answer all the basics of how to fight with your monsters, is a practical, easy-to-understand, easy-to-use way to learn. Charles Odii is a role model. His own story gives him all the credibility needed to grow your potential, to engage your life in business, learn from failures and believe in success. As early as possible it’s crucial to get a mentor. And it’s not always obvious to find the one. If you read this book, keep it for long and share it with others, you will feel that you have found your personal – virtual – mentor who is always there in your pocket or on your devices to answer all your dilemmas and challenges. This book fills the gap”.

Veronika Pistyur

Co-Founder Bridge Budapest, Hungary

2. Your Whys: Being an entrepreneur isn’t as easy as ABC. It requires your time and effort. It goes beyond harvesting a passion but also building results; is it profitable? Are you scaling? Now, this brings us to your Whys. This book makes you break down your Whys and with this, you get a bigger picture to why you’re starting a business.

“The most important factor is to find your “WHY?”. Why should I be an “Entrepreneur”? Inspired leaders, regardless of their size of business or industry, know their “WHY?”; that is how they communicate from the inside out. I do highly recommend reading the “21 Questions on Entrepreneurship” as it will provide you not just the “WHY” but also the “WHAT” and “HOW”.

Dawood Marafie

Board Member Kuwait National Fund for Development of SMEs

3. Structuring your passion into a business: Starting a new business as an entrepreneur is an emotional rollercoaster. There will be days where you’d fail and feel like giving up and that’s okay. Yes, passion is good but it won’t convert into a revenue stream without a solid business structure. The “21 questions on Entrepreneurship” shows you how to structure your business to help you make a living out of what you love.

“This book should be mandatory reading for all entrepreneurs, and the same goes for business owners who want better entrepreneurial instincts. I am delighted to be able to share this book, which you will find incredibly helpful in structuring better business concepts when you decided to start your own business. I applaud Charles for his achievement – and for his continuing contributions as a mentor and entrepreneur who devotes his time to build a motivated community in Africa and act as a critical friend to many members of Nigeria’s startup scene.

21 Questions on Entrepreneurship elaborates all the possible challenges a nascent entrepreneur might face on the beginning of their journey, with a wide range covering from building company culture, finding market positions to dealing with the possible legal problems. This is an excellent book. If you’re an entrepreneur, 21 Questions on Entrepreneurship is the book for you”.

Mandy Chung

Co-founder, Women in IoT, Taiwan

www.womeniniot.io

You can preorder the book here. It will be officially out in August 2020. Get your hands on it before it’s sold out.

Here are other reviews:

“One of the most rewarding career paths is entrepreneurship: following your passion, being your own boss, getting to be a leader, disrupting markets, and making tons of money! It’s true, that’s what most literature about entrepreneurship tells you: entrepreneurship is awesome!

What they don’t always mention though, is that 9 out of 10 startups fail. The leading cause of failure: incompetence and lack of knowledge and experience.

Most entrepreneurs spend half their career learning from their mistakes. Luckily, people like Charles Odii and organizations like SME100Africa will save you the hassle of failure and take you straight to success. Charles has travelled the world and gathered knowledge from entrepreneurs all over the globe. After listening to the challenges of his compatriots, he tailored it to the African experience and aggregated it in this A-to-Z guide of being an entrepreneur”.

Joey Zeenny

Digital entrepreneur, co-founder of gtlogic, Crab Notion, Lebtivity, Jellyfish Labs, Lebanon

“Do you value the perspective of entrepreneurs? Read as Charles delivers perspective gained from entrepreneurs all across the world. What you can find inside are applicable lessons from Charles to aid your entrepreneurial journey”.

Todd A. Rose,

Liaison for the International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“If you want to hear it is easy to be an entrepreneur, then this is definitely not the book for you. On the other hand, if you want a realistic manual on entrepreneurship this is a must-have! The 21 Questions are answered with details that help clarify concerns on issues like funding, taking risks, start-up resources as well as providing the reader with templates on essentials like a business plan, entrepreneurship checklist, choosing the right location and coping as an entrepreneur. In this compilation of responses to “Ask Charles”, Charles Odii, founder of SME100Africa, has delivered a well thought out, comprehensive and useful guide for today’s entrepreneur in Nigeria”

Nonny Ugboma,

 Executive Secretary, MTN Nigeria Foundation

For more information or enquiries you can  visit www.charlesodii.com or call Damilola on 08177743650 or email Charles.o.odii@gmail.com

Most entrepreneurs spend half their career learning from their mistakes. Luckily, people like Charles Odii and organizations like SME100Africa will save you the hassle of failure and take you straight to success. Charles has travelled the world and gathered knowledge from entrepreneurs all over the globe. After listening to the challenges of his compatriots, he tailored it to the African experience and aggregated it in this A-to-Z guide of being an entrepreneur”.

Joey Zeenny

Digital entrepreneur, co-founder of gtlogic, Crab Notion, Lebtivity, Jellyfish Labs, Lebanon

“Do you value the perspective of entrepreneurs? Read as Charles delivers perspective gained from entrepreneurs all across the world. What you can find inside are applicable lessons from Charles to aid your entrepreneurial journey”.

Todd A. Rose,

Liaison for the International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“If you want to hear it is easy to be an entrepreneur, then this is definitely not the book for you. On the other hand, if you want a realistic manual on entrepreneurship this is a must-have! The 21 Questions are answered with details that help clarify concerns on issues like funding, taking risks, start-up resources as well as providing the reader with templates on essentials like a business plan, entrepreneurship checklist, choosing the right location and coping as an entrepreneur. In this compilation of responses to “Ask Charles”, Charles Odii, founder of SME100Africa, has delivered a well thought out, comprehensive and useful guide for today’s entrepreneur in Nigeria”

Nonny Ugboma,

 Executive Secretary, MTN Nigeria Foundation

For more information or enquiries you can  visit www.charlesodii.com or call Damilola on 08177743650 or email Charles.o.odii@gmail.com

Mr Charles OdiI and his team members
XOXO

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