Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Buildng.com is an e-commerce home service/on-site delivery system for construction and building materials, from the start to finish ensuring quality service/products delivery through quality check and control measures, competitive pricing and evaluation on our platform for customers without having to leave the comfort of their personal space. The numerous vendors also have an opportunity to explore the digital space and capitalize on the opportunity for more sales conversion we offer. Our platform will also create a sub-platform for artisans (young Nigerians) like Plumbers, Electricians, other service providers in the building construction industry, giving them added advantage at making extra income thus having a ripple effect on the Economy. summarily our system is an all-around platform for purchase, quality control, sales and delivery and installation at affordable and competitive prices. Our main Objectives are; Improve the Economy by engaging a large number of young people; increase sales conversion of vendors exploring the construction/building materials industry; ensure quality products and products delivery in the construction industry, etc.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The Economy of a country is dependent on several factors which chiefly include its workforce. Nigeria's workforce is largely driven by a growing population of young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years. A large percentage of Nigeria's growing youth are artisans, Graduates with skills in plumbing, electrical engineers, tilers, painters, etc. Buildng.com aims at building a platform that can accommodate all of this young energetic population, which will in no small measure reduce the crime rate, unemployment, under-employment, and less fulfillment. Buildng.com wants to inculcate a corporate working model for this industry that is largely driven by a not so professional system. At the end of the day, we want to create a working and effective environment as a tool for employment, increased sales and conversion, better and quality housing, workable office environment across the country thereby having a huge positive impact on the economy
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model will be structured as a sole proprietorship at the beginning, The executive management of the company will be headed by a lead Business Development officer with other units such as the IT unit, finance, and admin, Logistics, warehousing, and supply with each having unit heads respectively. Management of the company will shop (already in progress) for eminent persons and professionals with a proven track record in various businesses as a board of advisors. These members of the board with their connections and influence will be leverage to get more investments from would be investors and venture capitalist companies, etc. Our collaborators and partners are a number of logistics companies in Nigeria (eg; GIG logistics, Max logistics) for delivery, warehousing, and supply. Our first priority is getting the company registered at the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria for legal identity, Creating a standard e-commerce website including the payment gateways, payment protection system, etc, Sensitization and Onboarding of merchants in the building and construction industry will follow, along with other phases as we progress.
My name is Prince Igbadia, born on 23rd November 1991 in southwest Nigeria. I hold a first degree, second class honors in Animal Science from the Federal University Of Agriculture, in my time as a student of the University, I was privileged to be Elected Vice President of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural science students (NAAS) where I learned the basic skill of leading myself first and then being a positive influence on other people especially young ones. I was voted best performing executive in 2012/2013 session and an honorary member of the Nigerian animal science students association. My motivation stems from the intricate urge to have a larger effect on young people hence I constantly think of opportunities that could be explored to engage young people thereby making more meaningful lives of themselves even without a University education, making them believe in themselves that they could also make a worthy living, re-developing themselves in a seemingly harsh but not limiting economic realities of Nigeria without having to resort to crime as there is a large market in Nigeria. I am constantly motivated by the humble beginnings of various entrepreneurs like Zenith Bank's Jim Ovia, Facebook's Mark, etc and that anything and everything is possible when there is a will