The Head of Depart
ment (HOD) Banking in the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Dr Friday Nwakanma, has identified lack of initiative perseverance and determination as the bane of entrepreneurship success.
The HOD who said this during an entrepreneurship seminar with the teenagers of Assemblies of God Church, Silver Valley, Port Harcourt said many businesses have hit the rock as a result of the lack of these business virtues.
Nwakanma noted that most entrepreneurs fail to take initiatives but follow other people’s initiatives without knowing the master plan.
He reiterated that business opportunities abound every where adding that inability to identify them becomes very important for any entrepreneur who wants to succeded in business.
The university don told the teens the importance of starting small and now in their youthful age, adding that this makes them grow to be business backbones in the future.
“You can identify a business opportunity now as a teenager by looking out for people “need to meet, know that determination, passion and perservance will make the move yield fruit. This will also make it possible for you to help your parents in your academic pursuit,” he said.
He noted that Nigerians are not progressing because everybody is busy looking for ways and what to steal both in government and private sector.
Nwakanma called on the teens to believe in themselves, adding that their primary source of fund for business is personal savings, relatives donation and empowerment from benevolent citizens.
The Minister of the teens Rev. Josiah Okeiyi called on the teens to put in practice what they have been taught to avoid total dependency on their parents.
Okeiyi warned against unnecessary spending of the youths, adding that prudent spending makes a teenager to plan well.
A beneficiary, Ngozi Ihesiaba expressed her happiness as over the seminar which she said serves as an eye opener for her business success.
She noted that the seminar was a huge success and would make her resourceful at home and as an undergraduate in the future.
The Head of Depart