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Empowering young entrepreneurs

BusinessIQ Philanthropy is a non-profit initiative with the focus to raise fund and also equip young entrepreneurs in Africa with the technical knowledge required to grow successful businesses. We partner with individuals, NGOs, Corporate Organizations and the Government to achieve our goal. Our partners are called BusinessIQ Philanthropists. They are not some special fellows; they are individuals with philanthropic hearts like you. So, get involved.

Entrepreneurship is widely seen as the driver for economic and employment growth. Entrepreneurs are perceived as national assets with the ability to change the way we live and work. However, in every giving economy, over ninety percent of businesses close down before their third year. This is either due to lack of technical knowhow or fund required to start, sustain and grow the businesses. To provide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with the statutory and functional knowledge and financial support is the goal of BusinessIQ Philanthropy.


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Prolific writer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), BusinessIQ Philanthropy , Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa, on Sunday presented Certificate of Completion at the Skill Acquisition Program to aspiring entrepreneurs, who participated during the event organised by Capacity Development and Skills Enhancement Initiative (CDSEI) in Lagos.

Mr. Ade-Ijimakinwa, who spoke to the would-be entrepreneurs on how to position their businesses, said lecturing the young businessmen and women is part of his effort to give back to the society.

“Giving back to the society is necessity for someone like me. Every morning, 9am, for 2 weeks, I enjoyed speaking to these aspiring entrepreneurs on how to position their businesses. Today we present the Certificate of Completion at the Skill Acquisition Program organised by Capacity Development and Skills Enhancement Initiative (CDSEI),” he said.

It was actually a big opportunity to be part of BusinessIQ Philanthropy business management class where I learnt a lot about the business plan, financial management and strategies to grow my business. This has really helped me in setting up my own business.

— Olayinka Emmanuel

BusinessIQ Philanthropy helped in bringing the dream of starting my own business to life. They registered my business for me with the Corporate Affairs Commission and gave me business the training I needed to reach my target customers.

— Chinonso Anyanwu

The journey with BusinessIQ Philanthropy has been really very good. I’ve learnt a lot through the training program. The classes are so practical and backed up with case studies that can help me get my business going regardless of how tough the economy is.

— Omokide Opeoluwa