Entry Submission Closed for the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2020

After 150 days of fantastic innovative entries, the submission phase for the 2020 edition of the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition on the youth and adult categories has closed. The Entrepreneurship Campus team, the organizers of CEC, and our supporters would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who submitted an idea or project to the competition.
We received an overwhelming response with hundreds of ideas and projects from countries all over the world.
Now, all the nominated entries that were submitted before the deadline, are available at the Best Ideas 2020 and Best Projects 2020 categories under the respective Youth and Adult competitions.
As of today, these categories along with the Entrepreneurship Online Training will take the spotlight. You can continue to promote your idea or project if it is published and share suggestions and recommendations with other users to help them improve their entries. If you have not submitted an entry, you can check other entries and vote for your favorites. You can also take free online courses.

The Deadline for Votes and Comments is on October 30th.
If you have an idea or project published, you need to promote it on social media, ask your network and contacts via email to support your entry. Make sure to explain the voting process to them.
The number of votes and comments in a given idea is one of the elements that will help to define the finalists. Also, make sure to comply with the Entrepreneurship Campus rules on the voting and commenting process. Remember that all entries are great and have the potential to improve someone’s life. Hence, you can help each other and show support and solidarity in the face of a global health crisis.

Good Luck!

The Entrepreneurship Campus Team

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  1. Thank you to Entrepreneurship Campus Team for the information

  2. Guten Nachmittag to

    The Entrepreneurship Campus Team

    Gut danke for the news

    Auf wiedersehen to All

    Tschuss

  3. Currently, without mincing words, I am committed and dedicated to this this in my community for a positive future

    17 Goals to Transform Our World

    The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery.

  4. Ich ( I) am now promoting other ideas or projects published in our platform and sharing my sustainable suggestions and recommendations with other users to help them improve their entries. I am checking other entries and vote for others contestants as well. I also took my BvC and SEC Courses respectively and also educating and guiding others to take and participate in the free online courses.

  5. If I have any thing to share with the entire world today and entrepreneurship team, i think I will say boldly and proudly that Ephraim’s active posting and educating all on SDGs in this blog is my greatest joy in life and the positive future to come

  6. The campus has been indeed splendid, creating opportunities to not just showcase your ideas but to also find friends of like minds.

  7. Too bad there’s no room for anymore intake of ideas the forum did sure five us enough time and it’s been time we’ll spent. Big ups campus team, you do so much

  8. I appreciate and l say thanks to Entrepreneurship Campus Team for the
    opportunities giving to we all

  9.  It is really admirable how this entrepreneur team organization always see ideas projects through from conception to completion and your efforts at strengthening our culture here at citizen entrepreneurship are not unnoticed since you guys always find a way to get it done and done well!
    Thank you in advance!

  10. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to
    explore more, be more fearless, and adapt to change
    better!” the Campus have allows me to continue to pursue my passions. Thank you for this great chance. Your endorsement is a vote of confidence for entrepreneur. It has been a life-changing experience ever since I joined this College of Entrepreneurs and I am looking forward to realizing my dream of bettering the lives of my peers.
    On behalf of my humble Co-Founder Cynthia Mbamalu,  my family and friends. I say a very big thank you for providing us such a great platform to put forward our ideas, set our vision to do something for the society.
    Honesty I read some very remarkable Projects/Ideas here which I think they deserve credit. This was the first time I had such a huge opportunity to present my Idea and my business plan. I also learnt a lot from the assignments and the online training.
    I think we absolutely should thank you for this opportunity. Many thanks to you for giving us this awesome opportunity to present and put forward our ideas and projects which will contribute significantly in the soon future by achieving number of Sustainable Development Goals.
    Through this competition, I came to know that there is a great youth platform which help and support us to be more enthusiastic and optimistic. I really wanted
    adulate your efforts for providing us this platform to share our efforts and to motivate others as well to do something nice for our society.
    ________________________________
    WE ARE “AFAIK DESIGNERS”
    (Building The Infrastructure
    For African Culture)

    Thanks you very much and happy new month! 

    Sincerely, 

    Umar Imam 

    CEO / Co-Founder 
    Afrik Designers brand.

  11. I must say that the above blog is informative and explanatory. so I urge every one to succumb to it.

  12. Thank you YCEC for the opportunity to be a part of this life changing experience. While voting and making recommendations on various ideas and projects in the campus, I have realized the awesome work done by this platform seing how many wonderful ideas are published. This is wonderful and exciting to note how young people can come up with diverse ideas. I appreciate the opportunity.

  13. I salute the excellence of CEC, which has been able to bring together young and adults entrepreneurs and mentor them, help them, support them, in entrepreneurship, this is an innovative program which deserves a credit please keep doing great things.
    Investing in the youth is a smart investment.
    To change the world, invest in youth.
    Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big.
    We the young people will have the seeds you bury in our minds and when we grow up we will change the world.
    To All the Entrepreneurs in this College! If we do not take our future in our own hands, we are not going to take advantage of the opportunities we already have around us. let do something, I believe it’s up to us to make a better Africa. You know a better World in general.
    And from this Campus I have meet a lot of amazing young people and from the network we build I can tell there is a lot of energy and enthusiasm from the entrepreneurs in this Campus and the youths of Africa. I will like to see the same enthusiasm from the governments of Africa.
    Thank you CEC, you have created confidence in us.
    Poverty anywhere is a threat to all of us everywhere.
    It becomes important for all of us to team up and bring resources together to make sure there is no poverty anywhere.
    Development is something we must do, prosperity is something we must achieve.

  14. 17 Goals to Transform Our World

    The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery.

    Time for Solutions and Solidarity

    The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly is unlike any other in the Organization’s history, occurring in the midst of a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes: the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Assembly offers a unique platform at a pivotal moment. The pillars of our world, already unsteady, have been shaken to the core by the coronavirus. Everything the United Nations stands for and works for – peace, progress and human rights – is in jeopardy. As we strive to respond and recover, international cooperation has never been more important.

    A series of high-level meetings will address the Sustainable Development Goals, the climate crisis, the alarming decline in biodiversity, financing for development, and the effort to produce a COVID-19 vaccine accessible to all as a global public good that keeps us all safe. Member States will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to reaffirm the central role of women and reinforce our work to eliminate gender-based violence.

  15. salute the excellence of CEC, which has been able to bring together young and adults entrepreneurs and mentor them, help them, support them, in entrepreneurship, this is an innovative program which deserves a credit please keep doing great things.
    Investing in the youth is a smart investment.
    To change the world, invest in youth.
    Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big.
    We the young people will have the seeds you bury in our minds and when we grow up we will change the world.
    To All the Entrepreneurs in this College! If we do not take our future in our own hands, we are not going to take advantage of the opportunities we already have around us. let do something, I believe it’s up to us to make a better Africa. You know a better World in general.
    And from this Campus I have meet a lot of amazing young people and from the network we build I can tell there is a lot of energy and enthusiasm from the entrepreneurs in this Campus and the youths of Africa. I will like to see the same enthusiasm from the governments of Africa.
    Thank you CEC, you have created confidence in us.
    Poverty anywhere is a threat to all of us everywhere.
    It becomes important for all of us to team up and bring resources together to make sure there is no poverty anywhere.
    Development is something we must do, prosperity is something we must achieve

    i am in synergy with Umar’s comment today

  16. 17 Goals to Transform Our World

    The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery.

    Time for Solutions and Solidarity

    The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly is unlike any other in the Organization’s history, occurring in the midst of a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes: the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Assembly offers a unique platform at a pivotal moment. The pillars of our world, already unsteady, have been shaken to the core by the coronavirus. Everything the United Nations stands for and works for – peace, progress and human rights – is in jeopardy. As we strive to respond and recover, international cooperation has never been more important.

    A series of high-level meetings will address the Sustainable Development Goals, the climate crisis, the alarming decline in biodiversity, financing for development, and the effort to produce a COVID-19 vaccine accessible to all as a global public good that keeps us all safe. Member States will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to reaffirm the central role of women and reinforce our work to eliminate gender-based violence.

    i am in support with Gregory’s own today being zwei Oktober

  17. I have no much words today but I agree holistically with Ephraim’s comment and Umar’s above

    they inspires me a lot in this platform

  18. Wao; it is interesting to know that we have already spent 150 days in this great campus. Congratulations to everyone of us that have published their wonderful ideas. I must say I enjoy and appreciate all of campus members ideas I have read, commented and voted. Let us keep supporting each other with our votes and comments.
    Bravo to the YCEC team and all campus members.

  19. Campus Members,
    If you have an idea or project published, you need to promote it on social media, ask your network and contacts via email to support your entry. Make sure to explain the voting process to them.

    For Votes and Comments ends on October 30th.

  20. At Chicken 4All Ltd, we are singularly grateful for the opportunity you have given us to speak out in public, to reach out with the rest of the world in order to try to understand how other (aspiring)- entrepreneurs think relatively to the way to ensure the sustainability of our planet. We hope that your project continues to be a success story in order to continue to enlighten and assist other generations, who undoubtedly embody the future of the earth and its biodiversity.

    Sincerely,

    Chicken 4All Ltd

    https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17279/

  21. At Chicken 4All Ltd, we are singularly grateful for the opportunity you have given us to speak out in public, to reach out with the rest of the world in order to try to understand how other (aspiring)- entrepreneurs think relatively to the way to ensure the sustainability of our planet. We hope that your project continues to be a success story in order to continue to enlighten and assist other generations, who undoubtedly embody the future of the earth and its biodiversity.
    i agree with chicken today

    Sincerely,

    Germany dovetail Nigeria
    Founder/Young CEO

    vote for this concept and idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17721/

  22. we need to collaborate and support other entries

    that will be our recipes to foster the sustainable development goals across our diverse communities and cultures

  23. I supported Ephraim’s concept above, we must support ourselves like Mother Teresa said

  24. we must really help one another in this platform, that is sharing and collaborations are good.

  25. we must really help one another in this platform,

    If you have not submitted an entry, you can check other entries and vote for your favorites. You can also take free online courses.

  26. we must really help one another in this platform,

    If you have not submitted an entry, you can check other entries and vote for your favorites. You can also take free online courses.

    I agree with Emmanuel, I hope you all also concur

  27. Good day fellow students, happy weekend to all the brave / great persons in this Campus.
    Hope you’re all having a great day.
    Well, i’m a huge believer in God, a believer in Technology, and my prayer for you today is God to bless all the Campus members beyond their expectation.
    I have 2 advice to share with you.
    The first advice is “Never jealous what God has done to somebody else! Remember. What God has for you is for you and He’s never gonna deliver your Mail into somebody else’s Mail or House”.

  28. Dear Campus,
    Only entrepreneurship can create opportunity where none seemingly exists.
    “My advice for small-scale entrepreneurs LIKE ME is: run your business well, if you run your business well, you will grow.” My message for today!

  29. Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before retiring home. I remember! My late father once told me; the soul of business is not making money but making people happy.

  30. To all the Campus members! Whether you’re a farmer, builder, a Fashion designer or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little innovation.

  31. Everyone can copy your strategy, your website, but they can’t copy your customer service. It is very important.

  32. Just do good work. If you are able to elicit that kind of emotion where people are happy and can refer you, 80% of the job is done.

  33. Do things right my dear campus members, work hard for your Idea / project, and for the people around you.
    History Will Remember you!

  34. Make sure you are the first to reach out to your clients if there are any delays. They pay you back with trust and confidence.

  35. If you have a big business and it is doing very well, give others the opportunity to be part of it.

  36. My fellow Campus members, being an entrepreneur does not necessarily mean working for yourself but understanding how you can add value to any system.
    “One of the keys in job creation is to have youth skills acquisition and entrepreneurship.”

  37. For a nation to do well in manufacturing, we need lots of young people. There is a value chain, where the young people can come in.

  38. Build your business with trust and quality. A good product will naturally sell itself. When the product is good, it will sell anywhere in the world.

  39. Do you know that i’m from Nigeria, the largest Black Nation in the World. And i’m super proud to be a Nigerian.
    In Nigeria we have a huge stock of smart people who can change and sustain the development story of our dear Country. What they require is an enabling environment, which is not too expensive for the government to provide.

  40. Let’s keep doing great things let’s build our community / nation.
    I’m a Nigerian and any Nigerian patronizing ‘made in Nigeria’ products, is supporting our economy.

  41. For an entrepreneur to succeed in Africa! The entrepreneur requires 40% common sense, 20% spirituality and 40% knowledge of the business he is investing in.

  42. There is a better way to invest in Africa for a sustainable future that creates value for all.
    My vision at AFRIK DESIGNERS is to unlock the obstacles that may young people face in my Community to create jobs and transform life’s.
    At Afrik Designers Our mission is to make our customers happy and spur the continent’s transformation.
    As a Fashion entrepreneur myself, I understand what it feels like to yearn for a lifeline, to hope for a ‘big break’, to look forward to enjoying some luck.

  43. I have come to understand that the most important thing I can do to advance our development is to help replicate my success in others and to evangelize the cause of entrepreneurship.
    If we help people make something of themselves, by investing in jobs and economic opportunity, the beneficiaries will purchase healthcare, they will purchase education for their children and look after their families.
    I believe it’s up to us to make a better Africa. You know a better World in general. So we need each other, we need to lookout to each other.
    We are forgetting that except the list of is taking care of that the best of us can not survive.
    We are forgetting that we all have one home, and we shear it together. We either protect it we fight for it, in fighting for the World together we fight for ourselves.
    In building a better World we build a better future for our children.
    I am so glad to participate this year’s YOUTH CITIZEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION.
    Even if I don’t win, everything worth it.
    Thank you very much to CEC Organizers for giving us this awesome opportunity. The world need more people with this same energy.
    We will still apply next year if we’re not selected with so much hapiness.

  44. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, my fellow campus members. I’m back here again this evening. The transformation of Africa and the World is not one man’s job. It is a job for all of us, and the Organizers of this Foundation YCEC have taken a bold step towards that!
    By empowering the most promising IDEA / PROJECT, you guys are helping to create more jobs and wealth on the continent.

  45. Do things right my dear campus members, work hard for your Idea / project, and for the people around you.
    History Will Remember you!
    I agree with Umar

    • In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.
      Passion is what drives me forward.
      Passion is what makes me go to bed at 2am and
      wakes up at 5am/ 6am.
      It’s not really easy! But endeavour to work as hard as possible to attain a new aim with each day that comes by. Don’t go to bed until you have achieved something productive.
      It’s hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and
      wakes up by 5am. I don’t rest until I achieve something.

    • Make the move. Make the action . To everybody, to any person, tomorrow is new.
      It doesn’t matter what the investors think, it doesn’t matter what your parents think, it doesn’t matter what your friends think, you believe it, your team believe it and work on it day and night.
      Don’t complain, let the other people complain. Opportunities lies in the place where the complaints are. We have to work very hard.
      Either work for others or work for yourself, and I chose the WAY work for myself which also means working for the Society.

  46. Make the move. Make the action . To everybody, to any person, tomorrow is new.
    It doesn’t matter what the investors think, it doesn’t matter what your parents think, it doesn’t matter what your friends think, you believe it, your team believe it and work on it day and night.
    Don’t complain, let the other people complain. Opportunities lies in the place where the complaints are. We have to work very hard.
    Either work for others or work for yourself, and I chose the WAY work for myself which also means working for the Society

    Umar is right, i agree with him

  47. In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.
    Passion is what drives me forward.
    Passion is what makes me go to bed at 2am and
    wakes up at 5am/ 6am.
    It’s not really easy! But endeavour to work as hard as possible to attain a new aim with each day that comes by. Don’t go to bed until you have achieved something productive.
    It’s hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and
    wakes up by 5am. I don’t rest until I achieve something.

    Umar’s comment are Food for Thought, let us adhere and comply

    Bye

  48. I gladly supported Umar and Ephraim’s comments today

    They are fantastic and idyllic towards our SDGs 2030

    Let us abide

  49. Youth Competition

    The competition offers young entrepreneurs the opportunity to work on their ideas and to exchange ideas, thoughts on entrepreneurship and challenges they face in a global community. It is particularly important to us to support especially young people in realizing their ideas and entrepreneurial goals.

    Participants from 13 to 29 years with an idea or project, a concept, solution or initiative with a societal impact that champion and help implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are welcome to join.

    Adult Competition

    The Adult category of the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs that are not eligible for the Youth category due to age restrictions.

    Participants that are 30 years or older with an idea or project, a concept, solution or initiative with a societal impact that champion and help implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are welcome to join.

  50. Today i happily agreed and supported all the comments on this blog today

    Let us embrace it as well

  51. Good morning Campus members, it’s already after 1am here in Nigeria.
    Trust you are all doing great?
    I wanna ask you some question! And you are to choose the best answer from the options given.
    “At the current stage of your business or Idea / Project If you win any of the prizes from this competitio today, what will you do with it”?

    (a) Register my business, buy the inputs I need for my business and save some for weekly operations.
    (b) Save the money.
    (c) Invest the grant in a bank and use the interest to start my business.
    (d) Buy more stock for my business, build a website for online presence, buy accounting software, employ 1 or 2 more hands and save some for operations.
    (e) I will travel to a Europe or America to learn more about my business idea.

  52. “What is your greatest reason for becoming an entrepreneur”?
    (a) To be financially free.
    (b) Make the world a better place.
    (c) To build a legacy.
    (d) To fulfil my passion.
    Shear your thoughts with us

  53. “How do you balance your business, family and social life”?
    (a) Family first, all the time, what am I working for anyway.
    (b) I don’t have a balance especially in the first few months.
    (c) I always achieve a good balance each day.
    (d) Work first, all the time, it provides for the family.
    Shear with us.

  54. I strongly and intuitively supported Umar’s triple comments on our platform today.

    I urges all to embrace them accordingly

  55. Today being 6 of October 2020

    (German) ( Sechs Oktober Zweitausendundzwanzig)

    I want to educate all on this which I personally learned from the SEC Cource on line, so sharing is the recipe

    So I am offering 6 today tomorrow come and read 7 Seiben

    In the last online-training class you got to know the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In the following, you will learn what you can implement and contribute as a sustainable entrepreneur.

    Every business decision will have an impact on the environment. Whether you call yourself an ecopreneur, a social or sustainable entrepreneur, the mission is to solve an existing problem while usefully contributing to the goal of sustainable development.

    How can that mission be accomplished? Here are some recommendations and inspirations for direct actions that need to be taken.

    #01 Employees are a valuable resource. Co-workers and the entrepreneur himself/herself, together, work towards a clear vision for the business.

    Therefore, treat your employees fairly. If it is usual in your country, conclude contracts with fair conditions, such as maternity leave and sickness absence regulation.

    #02 Incorporate a strong vision and mission from the beginning. It keeps the company on a sustainable track. Furthermore, your employees will orientate themselves towards sustainability and will continue making decisions on the company’s behalf.

    #03 Shift from “throughput” to “circular manufacturing”.
    The current situation is that we produce goods in a linear production process, also called cradle to grave. That means resources are taken, something is made out of it and after some time it will be disposed of.
    The idea behind circular economy is designing products that can be ‘made to be made again’. During drafting it is necessary to think about the end of the products’ life cycle. The goods of today will become the resources of tomorrow.

    #04 Avoiding future financial liabilities, such as the potential cost of contaminated land clean-up.
    The production process shall be designed as sustainable as possible. This may include favoring domestic production, instead of shifting the production overseas.

    #05 Know who you work with. Your business partners ideally should share your business values. Before committing to a long-term relationship check the background of your partner’s business. Are there any events known in which your supplier acted unethically? What do you know about the company culture that is cultivated?

    #06 Prevent unnecessary waste. It starts in your office environment: use less paper and consider alternative paper, distribute memos via email and avoid printing in color. Before you consider a business trip, offer telecommuting and video conferences as an option.

  56. Woh! Ephraim’s comments are over sustainable.

    He has motivated and encourage me a lot on this platform CEC 2020

    Ephraim keep our sustainable Flag across borders

  57. 21 Success Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    Being successful often means learning from those who have already achieved their goals. Having a mentor is an amazing blessing to an entrepreneur, but not everyone can find one in person.

    If you haven’t yet found your personal business guru, here are 21 tips for young or aspiring entrepreneur to help get you started.

    1. Challenge yourself.

    Richard Branson says his biggest motivation is to keep challenging himself. He treats life like one long university education, where he can learn more every day. You can too!
    2. Do work you care about.

    There’s no doubt that running a business take a lot of time. Steve Jobs noted that the only way to be satisfied in your life is to do work that you truly believe in.
    3. Take the risk.

    We never know the outcome of our efforts unless we actually do it. Jeff Bezos said it helped to know that he wouldn’t regret failure, but he would regret not trying.

    4. Believe in yourself.

    As Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” Believe that you can succeed, and you’ll find ways through different obstacles. If you don’t, you’ll just find excuses.
    5. Have a vision.
    The founder and CEO of Tumblr, David Karp, notes that an entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a desire to create it. Keep your vision clear at all times.
    6. Find good people.

    Who you’re with is who you become. Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, noted that the fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.
    7. Face your fears.

    Overcoming fear isn’t easy, but it must be done. Arianna Huffington once said that she found fearlessness was like a muscle — the more she exercised it, the stronger it became.
    8. Take action.

    The world is full of great ideas, but success only comes through action. Walt Disney once said that the easiest way to get started is to quit talking and start doing. That’s true for your success as well.
    9. Do the time.

    No one succeeds immediately, and everyone was once a beginner. As Steve Jobs wisely noted, “if you look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” Don’t be afraid to invest time in your company.
    10. Manage energy, not time.

    Your energy limits what you can do with your time, so manage it wisely.
    11. Build a great team.

    No one succeeds in business alone, and those who try will lose to a great team every time. Build your own great team to bolster your success.
    12. Hire character.
    As you build your team, hire for character and values. You can always train someone on skills, but you can’t make someone’s values fit your company after the fact.
    13. Plan for raising capital.

    Richard Harroch, a venture capitalist, has this advice for upcoming entrepreneurs: “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that.”
    14. Know your goals.

    Ryan Allis, co-founder of iContact, pointed out that having the end in mind every day ensures you’re working toward it. Set goals and remind yourself of them each day.
    15. Learn from mistakes.

    Many entrepreneurs point to mistakes as being their best teacher. When you learn from your mistakes, you move closer to success — even though you initially failed.
    16. Know your customer.

    Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, cited knowing your customer as one of his three keys to success. Know those you serve better than anyone else, and you’ll be able to deliver the solutions they need.
    17. Learn from complaints.

    Bill Gates once said that your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Let unhappy customers teach you where the holes in your service are.
    18. Ask for customers’ input.

    Assuming what customers want or need will never lead to success. You must ask them directly, and then carefully listen to what they say.
    19. Spend wisely.
    When you spend money on your business, be careful to spend it wisely. It’s easy to spend too much on foolish things and run out of capital too soon.
    20. Understand your industry.

    Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos, once said, “Don’t play games you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” Truly understanding your industry is key to having success.
    21. Deliver more than expected.

    Google’s Larry Page encourages entrepreneurs to deliver more than customers expect. It’s a great way to get noticed in your industry and build a loyal following of advocates.

    Being a successful entrepreneur takes a lot of work, a lot of vision and a lot of perseverance. These 21 tips, from entrepreneurs who have already found success, will help you navigate the path much more easily.

  58. I strongly supported this 21 steps below by Gregory and I urge all of us to read abnd reflect on this;

    21 Success Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    Being successful often means learning from those who have already achieved their goals. Having a mentor is an amazing blessing to an entrepreneur, but not everyone can find one in person.

    If you haven’t yet found your personal business guru, here are 21 tips for young or aspiring entrepreneur to help get you started.

    1. Challenge yourself.

    Richard Branson says his biggest motivation is to keep challenging himself. He treats life like one long university education, where he can learn more every day. You can too!
    2. Do work you care about.

    There’s no doubt that running a business take a lot of time. Steve Jobs noted that the only way to be satisfied in your life is to do work that you truly believe in.
    3. Take the risk.

    We never know the outcome of our efforts unless we actually do it. Jeff Bezos said it helped to know that he wouldn’t regret failure, but he would regret not trying.

    4. Believe in yourself.

    As Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” Believe that you can succeed, and you’ll find ways through different obstacles. If you don’t, you’ll just find excuses.
    5. Have a vision.
    The founder and CEO of Tumblr, David Karp, notes that an entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a desire to create it. Keep your vision clear at all times.
    6. Find good people.

    Who you’re with is who you become. Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, noted that the fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.
    7. Face your fears.

    Overcoming fear isn’t easy, but it must be done. Arianna Huffington once said that she found fearlessness was like a muscle — the more she exercised it, the stronger it became.
    8. Take action.

    The world is full of great ideas, but success only comes through action. Walt Disney once said that the easiest way to get started is to quit talking and start doing. That’s true for your success as well.
    9. Do the time.

    No one succeeds immediately, and everyone was once a beginner. As Steve Jobs wisely noted, “if you look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” Don’t be afraid to invest time in your company.
    10. Manage energy, not time.

    Your energy limits what you can do with your time, so manage it wisely.
    11. Build a great team.

    No one succeeds in business alone, and those who try will lose to a great team every time. Build your own great team to bolster your success.
    12. Hire character.
    As you build your team, hire for character and values. You can always train someone on skills, but you can’t make someone’s values fit your company after the fact.
    13. Plan for raising capital.

    Richard Harroch, a venture capitalist, has this advice for upcoming entrepreneurs: “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that.”
    14. Know your goals.

    Ryan Allis, co-founder of iContact, pointed out that having the end in mind every day ensures you’re working toward it. Set goals and remind yourself of them each day.
    15. Learn from mistakes.

    Many entrepreneurs point to mistakes as being their best teacher. When you learn from your mistakes, you move closer to success — even though you initially failed.
    16. Know your customer.

    Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, cited knowing your customer as one of his three keys to success. Know those you serve better than anyone else, and you’ll be able to deliver the solutions they need.
    17. Learn from complaints.

    Bill Gates once said that your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Let unhappy customers teach you where the holes in your service are.
    18. Ask for customers’ input.

    Assuming what customers want or need will never lead to success. You must ask them directly, and then carefully listen to what they say.
    19. Spend wisely.
    When you spend money on your business, be careful to spend it wisely. It’s easy to spend too much on foolish things and run out of capital too soon.
    20. Understand your industry.

    Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos, once said, “Don’t play games you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” Truly understanding your industry is key to having success.
    21. Deliver more than expected.

    Google’s Larry Page encourages entrepreneurs to deliver more than customers expect. It’s a great way to get noticed in your industry and build a loyal following of advocates.

    Being a successful entrepreneur takes a lot of work, a lot of vision and a lot of perseverance. These 21 tips, from entrepreneurs who have already found success, will help you navigate the path much more easily.

  59. This the seven point and step i said i am coming to educate and share at the interactive phase today for all

    #07 Use regenerative energy. Many utility companies generate their electricity using wind or other alternative energy source

  60. Ephraim’s point seven above is an eye opener for all

    Thanks for your comment I have learned something

  61. I also agreed with the 7 point that Ephraim based on How to be a sustainable entrepreneur Part 3 lesson

    Let us reflect

  62. All the above comments from my fellow budding entrepreneur are perfect and sustainable

  63. As aspiring entrepreneurs, we must work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in order to sustain the world.

  64. Good day my fellow Campus members, hope you are all doing great. Well i’m doing great.
    I was recently recognised as a Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Influencer, and it’s a privilege to represent such a renowned foundation.
    The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is an African private-sector-led philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs.
    TEF was founded in 2010 by Tony Elumelu, he is a Nigerian billionaire, an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.
    The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.
    I am particularly delighted, as this role provides direct access to a beneficial network of like-minded individuals and other influencers in Africa, to support our overall growth.
    As a TEF influencer, I will be collaborating to drive awareness of the foundation through content creation and social media, sharing stories of successful alumni and other useful information related to the foundation.

  65. I’m very passionate about the African economic growth. And I know Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their
    entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa.
    I will like to thank CEC.
    Thanks for giving us this opportunity to be part of Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition.
    I have said this time without number and i’m saying it again! I am very happy to be part of this family endowed with the vision to transform lives and change the role of entrepreneurship.
    CEC you are doing great jobs Kudos to you all.

  66. The Entrepreneurship Campus is interesting and has life in it. The contents and modules are highly creative and encourage learning by doing.

  67. Thank you for providing this fantastic opportunity. I feel that by being able to participate actively and interact with other projects around the world allows us to help each other grow and also work towards the Sustainable Development Goals. I look forward to contributing as a finalist!

  68. This platform really provides an opportunity to test our ideas and get feedback from fellow entrepreneurs.

  69. I want to request for a favour from the organizers the The YCEC, to please turn this great Campus into a social media platform for young entrepreneurs.
    Please.
    Please.
    Please.

  70. #08 Involve the community.
    Helping others brings value to the community and brings more growth opportunities for everyone

    This is my eight point I promised that all must learn from me, so I offer it intuitively and generously

  71. Thank you for providing this fantastic opportunity. I feel that by being able to participate actively and interact with other projects around the world allows us to help each other grow and also work towards the Sustainable Development Goals. I look forward to contributing as a finalist!

    I agree with this comment

  72. I happily accept all the comments above, I have learned a lot, and I will share to others around me

    thanks to commentors

  73. 10 Success-Boosting Motivation Tips From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

    Motivation is a daily struggle for entrepreneurs, so I’ve put together these motivation-boosting tips from 10 of today’s successful entrepreneurs.

    1.Fear of failure. …
    2.Do what you’re passionate for. …
    3.Keep affirmations where you can see them. …
    4.Leverage the power of rejection. …
    5.Surround yourself with highly successful and motivated people. … 6.Never feel sorry yourself. …
    7.Look for inspiration.
    8. Don’t obsess over your vision.
    9. Be grateful.
    10. Forget about motivation.

  74. I support what Boniface said, on 01 / 10/ 2020

    It is really admirable how this entrepreneur team organization always see ideas projects through from conception to completion and your efforts at strengthening our culture here at citizen entrepreneurship are not unnoticed since you guys always find a way to get it done and done well!
    Thank you in advance!

  75. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

    Mother Teresa

    This aligned our collaboration and sharing our notions and concepts for others entries

  76. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

    Mother Teresa

    This aligned our collaboration and sharing our notions and concepts for others entries

    I agree with Ephraim, his comment touched and changed me

  77. I intuitively agreed with Ephraim’ and Umar’s comments above

    They are really a eye opener for me and all campus member

    Let us embrace what Ephraim said, and follow the foot step of Mother Teresa our social entrepreneur with a legacy

    thanks to Ephraim the great advocate of SDGs

  78. I agree with all comments above

    Let us agree with the com mentors

    bye

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