Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Putting Disease Detection into the Hands of Poultry Farmers

Published on August 5, 2020 um 11:38

Your title/position

Founder & CEO

Type of Enterprise

registered company

Year the ngo or company was founded

2018

Explain your project in details:

The overall slowdown in poultry meat/egg production worldwide is due to animal diseases and lack of better technology to improve productivity sustainably, source from FAO https://bit.ly/3gOAJoi this challenge is as the result of population/income growth which has increased the consumption demand at more than 10% continuous yearly growth rate to only 2% met source The World Bank poultry industry statistic. Poultry is raised by approximately 80% of rural households in developing countries, rearing less than 1000 chickens. The results from a survey on 128 small scale farmers In Cameroon who owns less than 1000 birds showed 85% of the two most common challenges were chicken mortality rates due to diseases and access to ready markets. Having a Veterinarian on the farm does not make economic sense. In other instances, Veterinarians have accidentally carried viruses with them from farm to farm. Cameroon's current production deficit is 98,000 tons of chickens, equivalent to 24 million birds. Source https://bit.ly/2W6ixyD with over 900,000 farmers of which 80% are small scale producers. The solution is an SMS and a mobile app platform that help chicken farmers in three simple steps to perform disease diagnosis. The farmer takes photos of the chickens feces, the machine intelligence will recognize the disease pathogens + experts who confirm within 30 seconds and the diagnosis goes back to the farmer with more than 95% accuracy. Right now the app can recognize 11 diseases that are common in poultry, such as avian influenza. Farmers can also receive updates on best practices, vaccination reminders, real-time predictions of disease outbreaks near them, and access an on-demand veterinarian through the app. With the rise of COVID19 and other zoonotic diseases, putting diagnostic tools into the hands of farmers is important as we work for a traceable and transparent food system.

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Madam Sarah, a 38 years old widow with 6 children. With no formal education, she engaged in small scale poultry farming of 200 chickens for survival but constantly having critical mortalities due to diseases and lacks the resources to hire an on-farm veterinarian. After reaching out to our platform, she can now perform on-farm disease diagnosis or consult a veterinarian + selling her products directly to consumers come with better margins. She produces five times more annually and she can now sponsor her children to school, health care, and food. -It simplifies Vet personnels/farmer's pains by quickly detecting infectious disease and linking both farmers and veterinarians to quickly arrest the situation to minimize mortalities. (SDG#17) -Our solution increases wealth creation as youths become interested in the industry for its safety. (SDG#1) -It constantly updates farmers on best farm management practices, vaccines, and medication reminders. (SDG#4) -Just SMS your buy or sell needs; it bridges the access to the market in real-time, thereby making inclusive trading with rural farmers and urban consumers directly which increases profit margins. (SDG#8) -Our platform ensures fit-for-slaughter, traceable and verified livestocks that provides quality protein source, vital for human consumption to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all (SDG#3) -Our technology brings a massive change to the industry and will not only benefit Cameroon but would be rolled out to other developing countries especially for low and middle-income countries. (SDG#9) -Helping farmers combat soil degradation by providing them with techniques to produce organic fertilizers from poultry manure, supply it to grain farmers at breakeven prices and in return, have standard cost and regular supply of these grains for feed which reduces their cost and increase their profit margins, thereby preserving our environment and improving grain farmers yields.

Sustainability and future plans

Our Business models are -Monthly subscription fee -Pay-As-You-Go for Vets On-demand assistance / SMS ads Our Revenue streams; -We take just a $1 Monthly subscription fee on each user via Airtime Billing -Vet On-demand assistance of $2 via Mobile Money -We take a 65% commission per SMS ads Via Mobile Money We have identified 7 African countries with the same demographics thus Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia These demographics account for over 10 Million Small scale Farmers operating in remote areas Best case scenario 40% of +10 Million (4M Users) = +$48M Annually Average case scenario 20% of +10 Million (2M Users) = +$24M Annually Worst case scenario 2% of +10 Million (200K Users) = +$2.4M Annually Our strategies are; -To get users excited, we announce at various cooperatives & feed stores where farmers access regularly -Communicate our value delivered & pricing to their pain points and expand our services to pigs and cows -A built-in chat service to educate about solution -Social media Promo, highlighting benefits and use cases -Increase Subscription revenue with multiple marketing tactics -Build brand awareness and boosting subscription, Vets On-demand and SMS ads with Quizzes We already have 18K users within 9 months Our target for 2020 is to reach 50K users in Cameroon and 2021; we plan to scale to all livestock farming communities in Cameroon and 7 African countries with over 1M users. In 5 years, we should be having 5M users while adding more features such as cattle, pigs, Etc.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

Henry Ngale Foretia believes in combining ideas and committing ourselves positively in small groups to change the world and make it a better place for us all. Despite acquiring quality education from prestigious institutions, winning multiple awards and recognized as one of the Brightest Young Minds in Africa, Henry gives all the credits to his beloved mother who offered him some of her savings to help him jumpstart his career after losing almost all of his chicken within as little as one day because of a disease and the vet not arriving in time. To his wife who stood by him with continuous encouragement during the difficult times and his team that quickly engaged with the idea of Putting Disease Detection into the Hands of Poultry Farmers with PFMS Platform. A senior advisor at South West Livestock Farmers Union that assists rural farmers to gain government certification and grow their businesses Henry is a recipient of many fellowships and awards thus *2017 Mandela Washington fellow in business & entrepreneurship track the University of Iowa USA. *2017 U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) *2017 One of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa (Johannesburg South Africa). *2017 The Code Family Pitch Contest winner University of Iowa *2018 Orange Social Venture Prize 2nd Award Winner *2018 African change-makers fellowship *2018 One of the 50 most influential young Cameroonians by Advance Media *2018 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme *2019 Winner YALDA - 52nd UNECA COM Morocco BP competition *2019 Best National Digital Economy project by MINJEC *2019 2nd Award Winner of the ITU Innovation Smart community Challenge Busan, South Korea *2020 Winner African Science Technology and Innovation Forum Zimbabwe *2020 Thought for Food Challenge Top 10 Finalist October 2020

ECA conference on digital transformations: How a young Cameroon innovates for better poultry

Presenting at the African Science, Technology, and Innovation Forum 2020 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Presenting Our Innovation at The World Food Prize Des Moines Iowa United States

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September 21, 2020 23:48

Your idea is great!

See things through till the end. Understand that there will be errors along the way, but if something doesn't work, try to figure out why and how before scrapping it.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/

September 18, 2020 23:47

Being very important that we set priorities,it is also benefitial so that we can focus on them accordingly,I have learnt a good lesson here at entrepreneurship campus that helps me maintain a proper balance in my life through personal values, visions and professional goals,i use some relaxing techniques like mesitation which calms my mind and body and filter out distractions and this helps me fulfill certain goals and objectives also in my personal life.
Now if you wunt mind,would you kindly share with us your lessons too? and what is r-e-g-a-t-i-n-g?
let's go a step further together in a sustainable social society, drop your feedback, and support too @www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18538
Thank you!
Karanja.

September 18, 2020 19:03

It is important that those who produce animals for human consumption have tools that allow them to recognize whether or not it is suitable for commercialization. Diseases are not a secret and with this project, new diseases that may eventually arise with the consumption of contaminated food can be prevented and also a greater control of the quality of life of animals, not only in chickens.

September 10, 2020 15:23

I welcome you my co contestant to the month of September and am wishing you success in this competition.
My fellow contestant , this is my interactive guide from Day 65 to Day 74 for you.

There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
But there are other who through their artistry and intelligence
Make the sun out of a yellow spot
Campus members did you know it is PABLO PICASSO

I want you to share it to others

Day 65

Campus member who make this quote below?

The real discovery is not finding unknown territory, but seeing things with new eyes.

Do you know that is MARCEL PROUST?

Day 66

Campus member do you know how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is you feel it, does inspire yourself.

Day 67

Campus member do you know what does innovation really mean?

Campus member the answer is creating something new using new combination

Day 68

Campus member do you know which of the following examples of discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text?

Campus member read Brains versus Capital, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member did you know that Function not Convention is already part of the brains versus Capital source help in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindset to recognize and develop our idea and projects?

Day 70

Campus member do you know that in his wildest dreams he would not have imagined that this could be altered so radically. He told me, It was necessary to have someone like you, a total outsider, who could analyze the accustomed processes without any undue deference.

Campus member do you know you get the quote above in the book Brains versus Capital?

Day 71

Simplicity is a good principle. Complexity is the entrepreneurs enemy. If you believe that paring down the simplify are too basic, not impressive enough, and not at all ground, then remember Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate perfection, campus member heck out brains versus capital

Day 72

Campus member did you know how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

Campus members, he defined entrepreneurs as creative destroyers

Day 73

Campus member how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member do you know?

The answer is you begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way

Day 74

Campus member do you know what is the founders enemy

Campus member the answer is complexity
Campus member I want you all to read brain vs capital.

September 9, 2020 20:52

Greetings! Again best of luck to you! and here share encouraging words with all campus entrepreneurs intending to grow, it is important for us to sportively accept failures as different possibilities.As great entrepreneurs we have to do this and tell others they need not worry about failures.In fact the best of entrepreneurs do follow their ideas/projects at the cost of repeated failures,because every missed steps will get us closer to success.we must be willing to take certain risks,so that we learn from our mistakes and become capable enough to answer questions correctly to make investors feel comfortable with our dedicated ideas/projects.This shows us why if someone approaches us as entrepreneurs in future with an idea's project,we wun't immediately reject it as ineffective but work together in an innovative way by permitting him/her to think around the idea and determine if it really makes sense and if something goes wrong we wunt discourage that person,instead we will be grateful for learning something new,gain experience and learn from such meetings like this that linked us all here(entrepreneurshipcampus.org!)Thanks be to them again,for this campus has encouraged us all to take more risks by analyzing every aspect of that risk.KINDLY CONSIDER ENROLLING AT THE CAMPUS ONLINE TRAININGS AND COURSES HONESTLY IT HELPS IN OUR PROJECT IMPLEMMENTATION!,again did you know that you too can VOTE FOR YOUR PROJECT? YES YOU CAN!BE MOTIVATED AND NEVER GIVE UP THE GOOD WORK.You all are welcomed to view sustainable Mobile tap bartending cart,link

@www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18538

Your can support by a vote!feedback! And share too!I believe together we can h-e-l-p change the world from a common goal of sustainability from a common ground

September 6, 2020 21:51

My dear [email protected], I am happy for the journey so far for all of us. It is September and perhaps we are in the middle of this great campus. In view of this, I am using this medium to thank you for supporting my idea with your comments and votes. I want you to understand that your support is very important to me and the people my idea seek to serve. Once again, to add to all my other comments on your idea, I am sharing with you further tips on traits of being a successful entrepreneur and how to acquire them.
If you are pursuing a dream for becoming a young successful entrepreneur you should know that there is no given recipe for becoming like one of the famous persons that inspire and motivate you all the time. However, there are some characteristics, which successful people share, that can be considered as the main ingredients or the salt and pepper of champion entrepreneurs.
History has shown that some people were at the right time at the right moment, while entrepreneurs have confirmed something else. No matter what the moment was, the ones who took risks succeeded.
According to entrepreneur.com successful people have the following traits:
Determined, Not afraid to take risks, Confident, Constant learners, Know how to deal with failure, Passionate about their businesses, Highly adaptable
Understand money management, Networking experts, Great at selling and promoting

Meanwhile, investopedia.com shares a list that includes these traits:
Passion and motivation, Risk taking, Self-belief, hard work and discipled dedication, Adaptability and flexibility, Money management, Business and market understanding
Planning, Networking abilities, They include failure in their plans and They kind of doubt themselves

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

September 5, 2020 20:21

My [email protected] NGALE, Happy Month of September you. Two months into voting and commenting stage in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship competition, I really appreciate every one of us for how far we have come in this competition and still going. Once more, in addition to my previous comments on your idea, I am again sharing an article from the campus competition on the need to focus on support each other ideas and projects with comments.

Comments are an important part of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. One single comment is the first step for getting involved with the Entrepreneurship Campus community.

They help the campus community to be more dynamic and interactive. They create bonds between the campus members and they can also be the ground for dialogue and even long lasting friendships. In our daily life, we all enjoy comments that other people leave on our posts, either in social media posts or in blog posts. A comment, even a smiley face has the power to makes us feel good.

But, in the case of the campus competition, besides the fact that comments make us feel good and confident, comments are really helpful, because they can also provide free advice to our ideas and projects.

Also as highlighted by a recent article in the blog section of the campus competition on the importance of comments, two out of the five points of the Personal Activity Indicator are the following
1. The entrant personal engagement among the Entrepreneurship Campus community by commenting and giving advice to other entries.
2. The number of meaningful comments the entrant idea and project has received from the online Entrepreneurship Campus community.

Therefore, we must think about comments as a tool that can bring value to the person that reads it. It is true that this is a competition, but our ideas and projects will continue their development even when this edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition will end.

As a campus member, each of us would like to read meaningful suggestions and opinions about our specific entry. Hence, we on our part must post honest, unbiased, helpful, and unique comments on others projects and ideas. How

After reading someone else idea or project, you can express your opinion about the entry, congratulate the user for his or her initiative and efforts, or suggest something that would help the further development of the entry. Every single comment we post must be unique just like each of the ideas and projects is.

I hope this benefits our activities in the campus. In view of the above, I am requesting you to please consider voting and commenting on my idea Eduheal should you come online soon @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

September 4, 2020 13:35

It is important to have a clear sense of mission. Think about who will it benefit, what difference will it make, and how are you going to go about it? It helps to determine the level of social impact in the short and long term and how it will be measured and evaluated. This will also help in reaching the right audience and identifying your marketing and networking strategies.

September 3, 2020 09:46

to me you are my winner
but we need more cooperation in order for you to be winner
and for this
you are required to send this creative project to all peoples who have internet access to the world to see the wonder of your project ...

but don't forget to pass through my idea and leave a vote for the wonderful idea ...
let be friend
let us to be winner

mathematics is a tool let us use it
and implement to everyone in the world no matter of the difficult of their lives

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17975/

please leave a vote for me too ...

September 2, 2020 09:30

Hi Henry! I came across your article and I would like to say that you have an interesting project. I admire your passion for the vulnerable community. I believe that your project will bring impact to more people, and changes more lives. I would like to give you my full support.

By the way, I'm looking for some comment and feedback for my project. Perhaps, you could drop by and share your thoughts? :)

Here is the link to my project
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17993/

August 29, 2020 14:54

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Andrew Carnegie
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie
Today is neunundzwanzig August zweitousendundzwanzig
I am out today to constructively educate and share my educative comments in our entrepreneurial platform for my co contestants and budding entrepreneur, but preceding quotes above
Day 52
If you want to do something really interesting and revolutionary, learn to ignore your customers
Most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring,
Lack imagination
And do not know their own minds

Did you know who formed the quote above? Campus members I urges All of You to Search in Brains versus Capital.
Day 53
The verdict is that it is much too fast to go from initial idea directly into business administration implementation. The potential created by working through the initial idea into a well thought out and mature entrepreneurial design should not be neglected.
Which page can the above be found in the Brains versus Capital book?
Day
Did you know what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?
Did you know the answer is systematic work?
Day 55
Did you know you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an Upper Egyptian restaurant? What do you ask her?
Did you know you want to manage a restaurant?
Why an Upper Egyptian restaurant?
Day 56
Did you know what the most best step is after getting your initial idea?
I think entrepreneurially that it is to discover what really motivates you about the idea.
Day 57
Campus members and co contestants 2020, Did you know what is the seven techniques for working out an entrepreneurial design part of Brains versus Capital course or social entrepreneurship course?

August 28, 2020 19:46

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

August 28, 2020 18:53

Dear @Putting Disease detection into the hands of poultry farmers. Again, your idea is a great one. However, while reading through friends ideas and projects , I discovered that some of us are yet to understand the journey we have engage ourselves on, because we are not voting others ideas or projects and not even voting our own ideas or perhaps not visiting the platform in months and it looks as if our ideas or projects are just there looking for us to attend to them; why, because this is an institution and not just a competition. So in addition to my other comments on your idea or project, I am sharing with you a letter to all entrepreneurs from one of the campus articles; meant to encourage me and you in this journey we have decided to engage ourselves. So please read and get motivated.

Dear Young Entrepreneur,
How are you and your business today
Having stepped out to start your own business, let me first say a big congratulations to you
Your life is about to change, that is it, if it has not started changing already. I am writing this letter to let you know why I think so.
I know you are very busy and if you are not, you will soon be, so let me cut to the chase. Now an entrepreneur, time means a whole lot to you. As a matter of fact, it is your most vital currency, unfortunately, though, you do not and will never have so much of it.

When I first heard that you have decided to become an entrepreneur, to chart your own course in the crazy world of business, a part of me was really excited and then the other half was a bit worried.

Let me tell you about both halves, so you know.

I was excited because you have decided to walk a path in life that many people are so scared of taking. Too many people out there have dreamt of launching out and be an entrepreneur, of turning their idea into physical reality and build a real business from it, of giving their dream a chance to happen in the marketplace, but only a few have had the guts to take that bold step. For the rest, they simply continue to sit quietly in their couch of rationalizations or pretexts and stare at the screen of their business idea with the hope that one day everything will turn out perfect and then they would get up and do something about it.

I have seen many of such folks and I suspect you know some of them. I call such people the Dreamers United Football Club and nothing more. They prefer to just dream and dream about being an entrepreneur than to take steps to become one. They have a business idea, sometimes even more than one, but they hold themselves back from taking action. In their minds, their ideas are running on full production scale, but in reality, nothing is happening. They just stay put in their comfort zones and watch the caravan of time and opportunities drive past them. Well, I really do not blame them. Truth be told, being an entrepreneur is not breeze. It comes with its own level of stress, unknowns, and fears. And who likes stress, unknowns, and fears, anyway

Yet, you looked past those factors and still chose to do this, to put yourself on the line, to defy the odds and enroll yourself in this new profession the profession of starting an enterprise and seeing it grow and add real value to the lives of people and create sustainable wealth in the process. For this, I salute you.
Think of the number of lives your business will transform. The capacity you will develop. The jobs you will create. The mouths your business will feed. The innovations it will birth. The culture it will influence. The revenues it will generate. And the great contributions it will make to national and, yes, global development. Actually, your taking this step to start is the beginning of something monumental the birthing of a great future, more like it. So, you can now see why I am excited for you, right

Having said that, let me talk to you about why I am a bit worried.
Actually, I am not here to scare you off, but neither am I here to hide the stark realities from you.
So, I will say this to you, straight up. If I push your buttons in the process, please do not mind me.
I am only doing this for your own good.

Being an entrepreneur is not childs play. This is not bread and beans I am talking about here. I am talking about real involvement and commitment on your part. Starting and building a successful enterprise requires real work and sacrifices. lots of it.
For your information, there will be long and lonely nights.
There will be days when you question your sanity for taking this step. There will be days when customers, employees, suppliers, family members, or government will not be there to encourage you and you just have to encourage yourself. There will be days when it seems like the world is spinning so fast and you just cannot seem to get a hold of things or connect the dots. Days when you do not feel the usual juice to hit the street and make a sale. Days when the eyes of your rising costs and falling profits just refuse to blink. What would you do

Yes, I agree with you. Being an entrepreneur makes you free. You are free because you are now your own boss, but, mind you, you are not free from the responsibilities that such title places on you. You can choose to wake up and go to bed anytime you like, nobody will question you, but then remember you are an entrepreneur and it is your duty to stay responsible. Responsible entrepreneurs stay true to their commitments and they operate with a certain sense of urgency in the way they approach life and their goals. As an entrepreneur, your daily habits will have to change and you must be willing to give up short term pleasures to achieve long term gains.

This is not the time to play around. So, snap out of your wet dream and smell the coffee. Nobody is going to take you by the hand and lead you all the way to your destiny, toll free. The world is too busy to pamper you to success. You must learn to paddle your own boat and tell your own story. But as you do so with focus and diligence, here is the good news, help will begin to meet you along the way.

To build a successful business, you must stay discipline in the way you manage your time and priorities, manage relationships, deal with money, take care of your health, serve your customers, and how you deal with the issues of leadership. Do not let your small beginning make you small minded. The size of your vision really matters and must be taken seriously. And then always know why you do what you do; let your purpose guide and compel you to be the best version of yourself.

Trust me, being an entrepreneur is a different kettle of fish.
As an entrepreneur, you will not only be expected to change the way you think, but also to change the way you think about the things you think about. Remember you are not the only one in the market. There are many others like you out there. In business, they are called competitors. And they are there to compete with you and win over your customers. So, you must sit up and constantly look for better ways to have your customers fall and stay in love with you. Learn from your competitors. Of course, they have a lot to teach you, but in doing so, remember that you must not lose that very thing that makes you unique. Your uniqueness is your trump card, so guard it and never lose it.

And that reminds me. Having good products is good but please do not assume that because you have good products, it will always sell itself in the market. Well, that era has come and gone. In this era, your product must not only be good but you must also learn how to sell it well.

This is the mistake most young entrepreneurs make and I really do not want you to make the same mistake. So, if you do not know how to sell, then go learn it. As a matter of fact, if you do not know anything, go out there and learn it. There are countless of quality resources and good people out there who will be willing to teach you the right stuffs. But then when they teach you, please endeavor to take consistent actions and fine tune your process because only then will you improve and produce the results you seek.

Certainly, I cannot tell you everything you need to know in this letter but I promise to always stay in touch and write to you every so often. But I hope you can find meaning in what I have told you so far and get proactive. Please do not be scared. But even if you are, not to worry. Every great entrepreneur you have heard of had once experienced fears. When I started out as an entrepreneur years ago, I had my own fears too. So, you are not alone in this. It is normal. It shows you are human. But what I can say to you is that you should not let your fears stop you. Use them to your advantage.
Approach your business with boldness and grit. Let your fears open you up for quality learning and gratitude. You can pull this off and I believe so much in you. Just stay focused and positive. Stay honest with yourself, do the work involved, and never, ever lose sight of your big picture.

I got your back on this.

Dear friend, I hope this helps in motivating you to pick up from where you stopped and keep forging ahead

Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

August 24, 2020 06:49

Many social entrepreneurs build cognitive dissonance into their business models. Their beneficiaries (usually low-income families) have little in common with their customers (usually high income). My advice to you is to develop a business model in which the customer is as close to the beneficiary as possible

August 22, 2020 17:29

Welcome All Campus members and My Co Contestants
I am here to educate you again in the commenting phase from my comments based on day sechundvierzig to einsundfunfzig

As an entrepreneur I want ask many questions than seeking answers

Are you unconventional?
Are you focused like me?
Are you aware that Faltins urges all to read Brains versus Capital book?
Did you he is the author?
Have read the story about Kurts concept how he broke record in Free University?
Have you undergo the online training?

Now if you can response to all

Learn from me today

Day 46

What do you need today to found a company?
Did you know the answer is a well considered and mature concept?

Day 47

From Brains beat Capital Tea is expensive and why?

The numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 48

Is opening up the idea part of the Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course SEC?

Day 49

Campus members, In Germany in a meeting with a conventional start up advisor, the would be founder brings what up?

Did you know the answer is simple, that is idea

Day 50
According to Brains versus Capital, this quote below,

Our desires
are intimations of the capabilities
that lies within us.
They are the heralds of what
we will be able to achieve

Campus members whose quote it it?

JOHANN WOLFGAND VON GOETHE OR MATHIAS HORY?

Day 51
Campus members is Finding out what really motivates the founder part of BvC course or SEC?

August 21, 2020 17:13

[email protected] Disease Detection into the hands of poultry farmers, your idea is impressive. In addition to my other comments on your idea or project, I realize some of us do not think it is necessary to collaborate, vote and comment on each other ideas or projects, so, I am sharing with you the importance of us supporting each other even though we are in a competition.
As we all know, the voting process started here at the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition since 6 July and all Campus Members are excited.
But why it is important to vote one another, even if we are in a competition
When you vote and comment, you support the best ideas or projects. It is very important to give a vote to an idea or project you think is a good one and has possibilities to be implemented in the reality. Since the voting process is open to the public, some people can get undeserved votes and better ideas that are running in this competition can be left behind. That is why your votes and comment.

When you vote and comment, you support innovation and change. The selected ideas and projects have been selected by taking into account many criteria, among them the innovation and the change that an idea can bring to a community or country. This is very crucial for the development of poor communities and we believe change comes from youth, so if you consider any idea to be innovative, do not hesitate to VOTE for it. You can become part of change, indirectly.

When you vote and comment, you support a dream-This competition is about dreamers and young ambitious people who think they can change the world by first bringing change to their communities. Many of the accepted ideas or projects are now very important to the people who submitted them and they are hoping to get our VOTE and COMMENTS. Just a single Vote AND Comment can motivate each of us further to start implementing the ideas or projects even if they do not make it to the finals.

When you vote and comment, you give value to the world-Only people of value are able to give value to others and the world. As Einstein said once: Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. By voting and commenting the most valuable ideas or projects you are adding value and contributing to the future of many people, although this might seem very utopic at the beginning.

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

August 21, 2020 13:37

Considering the new normal in the 21st century were governments are shifting from petroleum to agriculture, I believe that this idea should really be encouraged in other to improve our Agricultural sector for a better future for the next generation

August 15, 2020 17:52

Guten Tag to You

Today being funfzhen August, I want you consider the following questions before the main one below

Are you unconventional?
Did you really know what motivate you?
Or to be an entrepreneur?
If yes, move ahead of others questions below

Did you know that Social entrepreneurship is as important for the development of societies as entrepreneurship is for the development of the economy? ROGER MARTIN SALLY OSBURG

Page 128

Did you know The World Needs Entrepreneurs in German society, but really everywhere, there are many creative people who have good ideas they had like to implement, and who perhaps are already doing so with great commitment in political parties, associations, clubs or as volunteer? But they scarcely ever think that they could also pursue such activities in the form of entrepreneurship, with financial goals for themselves.

Page 133

The destination of humanity is the education of the individual into a harmonious work of art, a personality developed in all its talents, with a positive perspective on all aspects of the world WILHELM v HUMBOLDT

Page 136

Did you know The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter 1883 1950, who taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities was the first to have presented the figure of the businessman as a key element of economic life?

Page 137

Did you know when in 1784 the German philosopher Immanuel Kant answered the question, What is Enlightenment? He gave a definition that related not only to mans political emancipation, but also to his economic self liberation. According to the philosopher, Enlightenment is mans emergence from his self imposed immaturity?

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Did you know Most of the time, the customary is even more inhibiting than the repressive? ERNST BLOCH

Page 143

Did you know the development of an entrepreneurial idea is, above all, a creative process. Its engineering is comparable to an artistic creative act? KARL VESPER

Page 148

Did you know Economics is something much too important for us to leave it to the economists? Please share this to all members and contestants 2020 at your commenting phase

Page 149

Based on some concrete facts that Everyone is or can become an entrepreneur, there was an amazing interview with Professor Guenter Faltin German and Professor Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh.

Faltin What about the educational system. Usually we believe that the educational system has to equip people with the aforementioned capabilities and talents.

Yunus Not only education I would say, rather appropriate education. Some education can give you a wrong mindset. Education can train and prepare yourself to work for somebody. That is not a good education as regards entrepreneurship. Education should aim at telling the following message to the people you could do things on your own. But if you want as an option to work for somebody else, that is OK, too. You can do it yourself, you have the capability. Education should also encourage you to think and find your own talents instead of only preparing you for the necessary steps to have a little job in a company. One should not be prevented from finding out that one could have done something completely different. Education has to be at open ends so that you are aware of your opportunities. Information technology is very important in that regard as well. You have to be able to explore your own thing instead of only following what is in your textbooks and not what is beyond your textbooks. Information technology does not have a textbook so you have to design your own textbook, what you want to know about yourself, the world, what kind of thing you want to do yourself. Indeed, information technology today comes as a very powerful instrument to discover yourself.

Page 159

Faltin All the time we are busy in turning ourselves into entrepreneurs. What is your advice to us? Where should we start in order to become entrepreneurs in the Western culture?

Yunus The starting point is only at the personal level and creating institutions, educational opportunities and websites, which can be contacted by the individual people to raise questions such as What am I doing here? I could have done this, I could have done that. Why do not we explore this one a little bit more? It is about creating individuals to be themselves, discover themselves and explore themselves. That spirit of exploring oneself is the most important act. Of all the things we can do to help becoming entrepreneurs, this is the best thing we can all do.

Did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci wherein the ultimate accomplishment lies?

Did you know that the answer is in simplicity? Check the wonderful and amazing book titled Brains beat Capital thanks bye.

August 15, 2020 17:52

Guten Tag to You

Today being funfzhen August, I want you consider the following questions before the main one below

Are you unconventional?
Did you really know what motivate you?
Or to be an entrepreneur?
If yes, move ahead of others questions below

Did you know that Social entrepreneurship is as important for the development of societies as entrepreneurship is for the development of the economy? ROGER MARTIN SALLY OSBURG

Page 128

Did you know The World Needs Entrepreneurs in German society, but really everywhere, there are many creative people who have good ideas they had like to implement, and who perhaps are already doing so with great commitment in political parties, associations, clubs or as volunteer? But they scarcely ever think that they could also pursue such activities in the form of entrepreneurship, with financial goals for themselves.

Page 133

The destination of humanity is the education of the individual into a harmonious work of art, a personality developed in all its talents, with a positive perspective on all aspects of the world WILHELM v HUMBOLDT

Page 136

Did you know The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter 1883 1950, who taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities was the first to have presented the figure of the businessman as a key element of economic life?

Page 137

Did you know when in 1784 the German philosopher Immanuel Kant answered the question, What is Enlightenment? He gave a definition that related not only to mans political emancipation, but also to his economic self liberation. According to the philosopher, Enlightenment is mans emergence from his self imposed immaturity?

Page 139

Did you know Most of the time, the customary is even more inhibiting than the repressive? ERNST BLOCH

Page 143

Did you know the development of an entrepreneurial idea is, above all, a creative process. Its engineering is comparable to an artistic creative act? KARL VESPER

Page 148

Did you know Economics is something much too important for us to leave it to the economists? Please share this to all members and contestants 2020 at your commenting phase

Page 149

Based on some concrete facts that Everyone is or can become an entrepreneur, there was an amazing interview with Professor Guenter Faltin German and Professor Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh.

Faltin What about the educational system. Usually we believe that the educational system has to equip people with the aforementioned capabilities and talents.

Yunus Not only education I would say, rather appropriate education. Some education can give you a wrong mindset. Education can train and prepare yourself to work for somebody. That is not a good education as regards entrepreneurship. Education should aim at telling the following message to the people you could do things on your own. But if you want as an option to work for somebody else, that is OK, too. You can do it yourself, you have the capability. Education should also encourage you to think and find your own talents instead of only preparing you for the necessary steps to have a little job in a company. One should not be prevented from finding out that one could have done something completely different. Education has to be at open ends so that you are aware of your opportunities. Information technology is very important in that regard as well. You have to be able to explore your own thing instead of only following what is in your textbooks and not what is beyond your textbooks. Information technology does not have a textbook so you have to design your own textbook, what you want to know about yourself, the world, what kind of thing you want to do yourself. Indeed, information technology today comes as a very powerful instrument to discover yourself.

Page 159

Faltin All the time we are busy in turning ourselves into entrepreneurs. What is your advice to us? Where should we start in order to become entrepreneurs in the Western culture?

Yunus The starting point is only at the personal level and creating institutions, educational opportunities and websites, which can be contacted by the individual people to raise questions such as What am I doing here? I could have done this, I could have done that. Why do not we explore this one a little bit more? It is about creating individuals to be themselves, discover themselves and explore themselves. That spirit of exploring oneself is the most important act. Of all the things we can do to help becoming entrepreneurs, this is the best thing we can all do.

Did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci wherein the ultimate accomplishment lies?

Did you know that the answer is in simplicity? Check the wonderful and amazing book titled Brains beat Capital thanks bye.

August 15, 2020 17:24

Welcome You Today To Our Sharing Phase
I want to ask some questions
Do you take your on line training course?
How do you feel?
And if yes?
How was your experience?
If No why?

This is the time to read and reflect with my sharing of today to others.

There is much to suggest that entrepreneurs can live a freer, more intense and probably more fulfilled life than many of their contemporaries. To be sure, few people possess such extreme personalities as Richard Branson nevertheless many of the better known founders are free spirits, with a personality profile closer to artists than to managers and bookkeepers
Page 133
Entrepreneurship as an Adventure The thrill that many people seek in an adventure vacation can also be found through entrepreneurship, through innovative and at times extravagant professional work. The strains of wage labor are inadequately mitigated by the worker focus on vacation. What makes a vacation exciting for a short time could instead be used to make work more fulfilling throughout the entire year.
Page 134
Say Goodbye to Old Ways of Thinking do not draw conclusions about the future based on the past Innovative start ups are the engine for modern economies. They bring new technologies, new ideas and new concepts to the market, they maintain competitiveness, and they lead to increased productivity. On this, economic experts agree.
Page 134
Need Innovative Start ups in its country report on Germany 2005 the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor GEM points out the following innovative start ups stimulate competition, accelerate structural change and, if successful, generate growth and jobs. For a highly industrialized country like Germany, with few natural resources, they are the key variable for international competitiveness. Consequently Germany must intensify its efforts to increase innovation, in particular to foster innovative start ups, especially in knowledge intensive sectors.
Does our Educational System Teach for Entrepreneurship? In the real world of the market, decisions are always made under conditions of uncertainty. School, however, is a system of certainty. The material is preselected, published in textbooks. The teachers know the exercises, the approaches for solving the problems and the solutions themselves. Complex reality is didactically reduced and assigned to particular subjects. Thus the setting of the educational system is at odds with the demands of entrepreneurship.

Has our Entrepreneurial Spirit Emigrated? And what about the entrepreneurial spirit? With the emergence of the investor in place of the entrepreneur, the emergence of industrial policy instead of market forces and the government favoring of national champions instead of enforcing antitrust law, our entrepreneurial spirit seems to be in the process of dying out. For quite some time now the threat of mass layoffs by the major players has succeeded in extorting desired policies from the government. The ugly motto of privatize the profits and socialize the losses has begun to catch on among the public. For the little guys the risk remains as high as before extremely high, in fact. Most of them are gone within five years of start up.

Declaration of Independence
Entrepreneurship must liberate itself from the clutches of business administration. The hour of independence has struck. Allan Gibb, an outstanding personality in the field of startup research in Great Britain, goes so far as to urge that entrepreneurship be completely liberated from what he calls the business knowledge context. The significance of an intensive engagement with the concept has been pushed aside by the domineering transmission of business administration knowledge. It is necessary, says Gibb, to rescue entrepreneurship from this marginalization and to discard its customarily close connection with business administration because this is a much too restrictive pattern of thinking.
An Invitation to a Dance
Jonas Ridderstråle & Kjell Nordström, two Swedish economists, gave their book Funky Business a German subtitle that translates into something like How Smart Brains Get Capital to Dance. Their central thesis is that the new champions in economic life will be those who have ideas, even if they lack capital. The losers will be the capitalists with no ideas.
Faltin As economists we know that the cause or centre of unequal income distribution and unequal wealth distribution is due to commercial activity. That is where the problem starts. Those who are entrepreneurs usually accumulate a lot of money and others do not. So if you can increase participation in entrepreneurship that would be the decisive point to change society and all the inequality.

Yunus: Absolutely. My own feeling is all human beings can by birth become entrepreneurs. It is rooted in the person itself. But the society we have created does not allow most of the people to bring out the gift they carry inside of them. They do not know that they possess the entrepreneurial capability. They look at it in a way as I do not know what to do. I work for you because I have nothing good to discover inside of me. That is the point where society goes wrong. Society should encourage everybody to explore the potential they have inside of them. It is a wonderful gift you have and never unwrapped, never looked at and that is why you do not know. That is where we are coming from in creating the problem of inequality because your own thinking has remained little. You have not seen that you are there. If you were aware of your capabilities, you could contribute those to the society.

Page 158 - 159

Faltin But nobody believes that. You say everybody possesses the capability to engage in commercial activity, even the ones who are not highly educated and not in the hunting field. Can really everybody become an entrepreneur?
Yunus Yes. Even the beggar woman or the beggar man in the streets of Bangladesh, India or Africa has as much entrepreneurial potential inside as anybody else in the world. They simply have never opened their box to find out that it is all in there because they never knew that it is there. Society never allowed, never facilitated unwrapping that gift. In terms of potential we are all equal. Some have discovered or caught a little of that potential, others have not.
Page 159
Campus members did you know if Opening Up The Idea is the first course and assignment from the Brains versus Capital online training activities?
Please make sure you all 2020 co contestants join me and read and refine your ideas and projects bye.

August 15, 2020 17:24

Welcome You Today To Our Sharing Phase
I want to ask some questions
Do you take your on line training course?
How do you feel?
And if yes?
How was your experience?
If No why?

This is the time to read and reflect with my sharing of today to others.

There is much to suggest that entrepreneurs can live a freer, more intense and probably more fulfilled life than many of their contemporaries. To be sure, few people possess such extreme personalities as Richard Branson nevertheless many of the better known founders are free spirits, with a personality profile closer to artists than to managers and bookkeepers
Page 133
Entrepreneurship as an Adventure The thrill that many people seek in an adventure vacation can also be found through entrepreneurship, through innovative and at times extravagant professional work. The strains of wage labor are inadequately mitigated by the worker focus on vacation. What makes a vacation exciting for a short time could instead be used to make work more fulfilling throughout the entire year.
Page 134
Say Goodbye to Old Ways of Thinking do not draw conclusions about the future based on the past Innovative start ups are the engine for modern economies. They bring new technologies, new ideas and new concepts to the market, they maintain competitiveness, and they lead to increased productivity. On this, economic experts agree.
Page 134
Need Innovative Start ups in its country report on Germany 2005 the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor GEM points out the following innovative start ups stimulate competition, accelerate structural change and, if successful, generate growth and jobs. For a highly industrialized country like Germany, with few natural resources, they are the key variable for international competitiveness. Consequently Germany must intensify its efforts to increase innovation, in particular to foster innovative start ups, especially in knowledge intensive sectors.
Does our Educational System Teach for Entrepreneurship? In the real world of the market, decisions are always made under conditions of uncertainty. School, however, is a system of certainty. The material is preselected, published in textbooks. The teachers know the exercises, the approaches for solving the problems and the solutions themselves. Complex reality is didactically reduced and assigned to particular subjects. Thus the setting of the educational system is at odds with the demands of entrepreneurship.

Has our Entrepreneurial Spirit Emigrated? And what about the entrepreneurial spirit? With the emergence of the investor in place of the entrepreneur, the emergence of industrial policy instead of market forces and the government favoring of national champions instead of enforcing antitrust law, our entrepreneurial spirit seems to be in the process of dying out. For quite some time now the threat of mass layoffs by the major players has succeeded in extorting desired policies from the government. The ugly motto of privatize the profits and socialize the losses has begun to catch on among the public. For the little guys the risk remains as high as before extremely high, in fact. Most of them are gone within five years of start up.

Declaration of Independence
Entrepreneurship must liberate itself from the clutches of business administration. The hour of independence has struck. Allan Gibb, an outstanding personality in the field of startup research in Great Britain, goes so far as to urge that entrepreneurship be completely liberated from what he calls the business knowledge context. The significance of an intensive engagement with the concept has been pushed aside by the domineering transmission of business administration knowledge. It is necessary, says Gibb, to rescue entrepreneurship from this marginalization and to discard its customarily close connection with business administration because this is a much too restrictive pattern of thinking.
An Invitation to a Dance
Jonas Ridderstråle & Kjell Nordström, two Swedish economists, gave their book Funky Business a German subtitle that translates into something like How Smart Brains Get Capital to Dance. Their central thesis is that the new champions in economic life will be those who have ideas, even if they lack capital. The losers will be the capitalists with no ideas.
Faltin As economists we know that the cause or centre of unequal income distribution and unequal wealth distribution is due to commercial activity. That is where the problem starts. Those who are entrepreneurs usually accumulate a lot of money and others do not. So if you can increase participation in entrepreneurship that would be the decisive point to change society and all the inequality.

Yunus: Absolutely. My own feeling is all human beings can by birth become entrepreneurs. It is rooted in the person itself. But the society we have created does not allow most of the people to bring out the gift they carry inside of them. They do not know that they possess the entrepreneurial capability. They look at it in a way as I do not know what to do. I work for you because I have nothing good to discover inside of me. That is the point where society goes wrong. Society should encourage everybody to explore the potential they have inside of them. It is a wonderful gift you have and never unwrapped, never looked at and that is why you do not know. That is where we are coming from in creating the problem of inequality because your own thinking has remained little. You have not seen that you are there. If you were aware of your capabilities, you could contribute those to the society.

Page 158 - 159

Faltin But nobody believes that. You say everybody possesses the capability to engage in commercial activity, even the ones who are not highly educated and not in the hunting field. Can really everybody become an entrepreneur?
Yunus Yes. Even the beggar woman or the beggar man in the streets of Bangladesh, India or Africa has as much entrepreneurial potential inside as anybody else in the world. They simply have never opened their box to find out that it is all in there because they never knew that it is there. Society never allowed, never facilitated unwrapping that gift. In terms of potential we are all equal. Some have discovered or caught a little of that potential, others have not.
Page 159
Campus members did you know if Opening Up The Idea is the first course and assignment from the Brains versus Capital online training activities?
Please make sure you all 2020 co contestants join me and read and refine your ideas and projects bye.

August 14, 2020 13:30

Your unique selling proposition (USP) is unlikely to be purely your social mission. You need to find a way to capture how your social mission is related to the quality of your product, which is not always easy or straightforward, and good luck with your idea.

August 9, 2020 21:24

It is admirable that you have developed a mobile app to help chicken farmers perform disease diagnosis on their poultry, receive updates on best practices, get vaccination reminders, have real-time prediction of disease outbreaks, and get access to a veterinarian. This will help farmers to feel more in control in addressing diseases among their poultry thus in the long run improving their yields which leads to better income from poultry farming and this will improve their living standards. Keep up the good work!

August 9, 2020 18:30

Most social entrepreneurs think big, and that\'s a good thing. You\'re someone who wants to impact the world in the most meaningful way possible.

August 8, 2020 16:12

August 8, 2020

Halo Co Contestants today is Acht August zweithousend und zwanzig
This week I want you to read through this comment and make your best of it to examine and refine your ideas and projects but consider these vital questions first
Are you sure you are a creative destroyer?
Are you sure your focus point is the concept of your idea?
Are you unconventional as well as your idea or project?
Did you know about the three triple bottom line?
Are you sure you are ready to turn tour enterprise into fun and work?

With Brains versus Capital book you will whimsically find these answers

Day 28 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation

We need to show how the new perspectives opened up by entrepreneurship enable broad and active participation in the economy. Not just on some abstract, theoretical level, but with practical examples that the rest of us can emulate. It would be a shame if we were to leave these opportunities to the still elatively small number of business founders and their investors who occupy the playing field today. Even in the field of fashion, I can imagine devising our own brands, custom tailored to ourselves. In part, this is because I would like to be a brand of my own, instead of being forced to purchase my image, respectability or attractiveness by means of expensive watches and exclusive brand name trousers and shirts. The other reason is that I had the good fortune to meet Professor Kambartel, at one time a professor of philosophy at the University of Constance.Kambartel always wore the same light colored trousers and a practical shirt equipped with many pockets. He explained that he did not want to spend his limited time on earth on something as silly as poking around in the mens department of a department store. If he found something he liked, then on his next visit it would not be there anymore. So he had decided to buy multiples of an item all at once, instead of starting over again every time he had a need for clothes.

Day 29 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
One day in December I ran into a man making his way down the street dressed as a Christmas tree with lights. Baffled, I stopped and looked. Children were pointing at him, shoppers carrying Christmas gifts turned to look at him. I followed along a few steps behind him, then congratulated him on his costume and asked about his motive. Grinning, he told me, I sell candles since I got this costume, I really standout. I invited him to the university so that I could get my students to come up with their own ideas instead of putting their trust in marketing textbooks. He actually showed up, with a TV crew close on his heels. They only wanted pictures of him; they paid no attention to me. Instant stardom

Day 30 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.1 Stand Up for Something Support a Cause

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Day 31 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing, commented Virgin founder Richard Branson. A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Day 32 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.3 Social Entrepreneurship

The idea of social entrepreneurship is gaining ground around the world. This is probably because the concept of commitment to a social cause is linked to the idea of entrepreneurial initiatives, purposeful organization and disciplined cost management on the part of companies. Something along the lines of Richard Branson and Mother Teresa in one and the same person. Moreover, the concept responds to a movement that acknowledges that governments, administrations and existing social organizations do not seem to be coming to grips with certain types of problems, whether because they function inefficiently, are administering rather than satisfying social needs, or because they are simply rigid and obsolete. We need, so goes the thesis, social entrepreneurs, who with new approaches to complex new problems will find and implement suitable answers. The term social entrepreneurship is new, but the concept is not. There have always been social entrepreneurs, and many of our institutions originated because of them. Back in the 19th century, Friedrich von Bodelschwingh created the Bethel Institute in Germany, a world renowned social enterprise that functioned according to economic principles and operated its own artisan workshops, its own electric and water supply, its own schools and training centers. The founder of the Red Cross, Henri Dunant, was most certainly a social entrepreneur, as was Mother Teresa in Calcutta.

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It is also true that social entrepreneurs are pioneers who work with new approaches instead of attempting to improve existing processes through minor changes. So it is not a matter of what the English speaking world calls best practice, but rather of creating new concepts to solve social problems. Muhammad Yunus is a good example. His Grameen Bank with its microcredit revolutionized the understanding and practice of granting loans. Prior to Yunus, the poor were not deemed creditworthy but, perhaps even more importantly, they were not profitable customers for the banks even if they did repay their loans, because in the conventional banking system very small loans created a disproportionately high administrative burden. And of course no one believed that the poor possessed the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Yunus created a totally new approach, proving that the poor are a good credit risk and that it is possible to create a system that is mostly self financing that charges and collects interest and is applicable internationally. Anyone familiar with the Yunus story knows that he began with a loan of about 27 dollars, a ridiculously small sum by our standards, to help 42 women achieve micro entrepreneurship that is a little bit more than 50 cents per project, and that without exception all the borrowers repaid their loans. I invite you to join me in thinking how we might better understand this new discipline of social entrepreneurship and how to better publicize its opportunities and conditions.

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BOSCHEE McCLURG Profits yes or no? I am afraid this question would not get us any further. We have to delve more deeply into the motivations of the actors. Let me share a little story to illuminate this issue. Harvard, July 1998. Howard Stevenson, professor of entrepreneurship, is reporting on a new teaching module for this venerable institution. Ethical conduct, he says, is now a component of management education. You cannot start teaching these principles to your economics students soon enough. He stresses emphatically how important the ethical conduct of its students is to an educational institution especially after the numerous corporate scandals in the US. Then Stevenson stops speaking. Theres a long pause. A few of his listeners grow uneasy, especially as the professor stands before them red faced and looking somewhat unwell. He simply stands there, silently. Perhaps a minute passes, an eternity. As his audience starts to become concerned, he calmly continues, Is there anyone here in this room foolish enough to believe you could do it like this? Create ethical conduct through instruction? Have not there been many others preaching ethics before? Professor Stevenson was right it is not that simple. Stevenson proposed that we examine the situation more closely, analyze the motives and try to figure out how we can create a win win situation.

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August 8, 2020 16:12

August 8, 2020

Halo Co Contestants today is Acht August zweithousend und zwanzig
This week I want you to read through this comment and make your best of it to examine and refine your ideas and projects but consider these vital questions first
Are you sure you are a creative destroyer?
Are you sure your focus point is the concept of your idea?
Are you unconventional as well as your idea or project?
Did you know about the three triple bottom line?
Are you sure you are ready to turn tour enterprise into fun and work?

With Brains versus Capital book you will whimsically find these answers

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We need to show how the new perspectives opened up by entrepreneurship enable broad and active participation in the economy. Not just on some abstract, theoretical level, but with practical examples that the rest of us can emulate. It would be a shame if we were to leave these opportunities to the still elatively small number of business founders and their investors who occupy the playing field today. Even in the field of fashion, I can imagine devising our own brands, custom tailored to ourselves. In part, this is because I would like to be a brand of my own, instead of being forced to purchase my image, respectability or attractiveness by means of expensive watches and exclusive brand name trousers and shirts. The other reason is that I had the good fortune to meet Professor Kambartel, at one time a professor of philosophy at the University of Constance.Kambartel always wore the same light colored trousers and a practical shirt equipped with many pockets. He explained that he did not want to spend his limited time on earth on something as silly as poking around in the mens department of a department store. If he found something he liked, then on his next visit it would not be there anymore. So he had decided to buy multiples of an item all at once, instead of starting over again every time he had a need for clothes.

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One day in December I ran into a man making his way down the street dressed as a Christmas tree with lights. Baffled, I stopped and looked. Children were pointing at him, shoppers carrying Christmas gifts turned to look at him. I followed along a few steps behind him, then congratulated him on his costume and asked about his motive. Grinning, he told me, I sell candles since I got this costume, I really standout. I invited him to the university so that I could get my students to come up with their own ideas instead of putting their trust in marketing textbooks. He actually showed up, with a TV crew close on his heels. They only wanted pictures of him; they paid no attention to me. Instant stardom

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9.1 Stand Up for Something Support a Cause

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing, commented Virgin founder Richard Branson. A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Day 32 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.3 Social Entrepreneurship

The idea of social entrepreneurship is gaining ground around the world. This is probably because the concept of commitment to a social cause is linked to the idea of entrepreneurial initiatives, purposeful organization and disciplined cost management on the part of companies. Something along the lines of Richard Branson and Mother Teresa in one and the same person. Moreover, the concept responds to a movement that acknowledges that governments, administrations and existing social organizations do not seem to be coming to grips with certain types of problems, whether because they function inefficiently, are administering rather than satisfying social needs, or because they are simply rigid and obsolete. We need, so goes the thesis, social entrepreneurs, who with new approaches to complex new problems will find and implement suitable answers. The term social entrepreneurship is new, but the concept is not. There have always been social entrepreneurs, and many of our institutions originated because of them. Back in the 19th century, Friedrich von Bodelschwingh created the Bethel Institute in Germany, a world renowned social enterprise that functioned according to economic principles and operated its own artisan workshops, its own electric and water supply, its own schools and training centers. The founder of the Red Cross, Henri Dunant, was most certainly a social entrepreneur, as was Mother Teresa in Calcutta.

Day 33 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
It is also true that social entrepreneurs are pioneers who work with new approaches instead of attempting to improve existing processes through minor changes. So it is not a matter of what the English speaking world calls best practice, but rather of creating new concepts to solve social problems. Muhammad Yunus is a good example. His Grameen Bank with its microcredit revolutionized the understanding and practice of granting loans. Prior to Yunus, the poor were not deemed creditworthy but, perhaps even more importantly, they were not profitable customers for the banks even if they did repay their loans, because in the conventional banking system very small loans created a disproportionately high administrative burden. And of course no one believed that the poor possessed the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Yunus created a totally new approach, proving that the poor are a good credit risk and that it is possible to create a system that is mostly self financing that charges and collects interest and is applicable internationally. Anyone familiar with the Yunus story knows that he began with a loan of about 27 dollars, a ridiculously small sum by our standards, to help 42 women achieve micro entrepreneurship that is a little bit more than 50 cents per project, and that without exception all the borrowers repaid their loans. I invite you to join me in thinking how we might better understand this new discipline of social entrepreneurship and how to better publicize its opportunities and conditions.

Day 34 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
BOSCHEE McCLURG Profits yes or no? I am afraid this question would not get us any further. We have to delve more deeply into the motivations of the actors. Let me share a little story to illuminate this issue. Harvard, July 1998. Howard Stevenson, professor of entrepreneurship, is reporting on a new teaching module for this venerable institution. Ethical conduct, he says, is now a component of management education. You cannot start teaching these principles to your economics students soon enough. He stresses emphatically how important the ethical conduct of its students is to an educational institution especially after the numerous corporate scandals in the US. Then Stevenson stops speaking. Theres a long pause. A few of his listeners grow uneasy, especially as the professor stands before them red faced and looking somewhat unwell. He simply stands there, silently. Perhaps a minute passes, an eternity. As his audience starts to become concerned, he calmly continues, Is there anyone here in this room foolish enough to believe you could do it like this? Create ethical conduct through instruction? Have not there been many others preaching ethics before? Professor Stevenson was right it is not that simple. Stevenson proposed that we examine the situation more closely, analyze the motives and try to figure out how we can create a win win situation.

Kindly cast your vote for Germany dovetail Nigeria and follow this simple link https www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 26 17721 and NIGERIAN BIONEERS GREEN RIBBON https www entrepreneurship campus org ideas 26 17403
Kind regards for your votes via comments for me

August 8, 2020 15:02

I Emmanuel/Ekpenyong want to share with you vital comment that will help you to refined your idea and comment to a successful implementation.

My Co contestants I want to ask you a question
Have you take your time to undergo the on line training?
What of the BvC Course?
What of the SEC cource?

If not read this my comments to help you refine and implement your budding startup successfully
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The Idea of Building with Bottles

What comes to mind when you see a bottle? You will find the design of the bottle attractive or not; perhaps the color appeals to you, or perhaps you consider whether it might work as a decorative element. I have often thought about these designs and asked myself why no one has developed a much more obvious form, that is, a form that would permit bottles to be used as building blocks. One might consider glass, but also PET or earthenware as materials. Glass blocks would be particularly suitable for Central Europe since our region is short on light and warmth. Clear glass bottles offer both. Put together to form walls, they would create rooms with lots of light, and double or triple glass windows would insulate well. Instead of melting the glass to recycle it, you would give the bottles a second economic life, and an extraordinary one at that. The whole thing would be free an ideal building material. Squared into blocks, with the neck of one bottle inserted into the base of the next bottle, the glass bottles would fit together securely. I am not thinking of those unimaginative glass brick walls from the 1960s, but of very clear, high quality bottles that would make it possible to construct an aesthetically pleasant building. To prevent overheating the rooms, you could cover the walls with plants on the outside. People planning to build themselves a house would drink out of rationally designed bottles for as long as it took to collect the building material. That material would not be financed by a bank but would come from your own storage space, or if you yourself were not planning to build, some publicly accessible space
Where people could put their bottles so that other people who wanted to build could get them as free building material. I see whole villages arising before my eyes, created out of imaginatively shaped igloos or houses with vertical glass walls and wooden roof beams, all taking advantage of light and warmth.

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The first intelligent step in the direction of entrepreneurship is not to identify where we could earn money, but rather to discover what ideas and visions of our own we can generate. Entrepreneurship has the potential to be much more than self employment a passion, a journey of self discovery, evens a calling; a challenge to commit yourself to your own dreams, to achieve self realization in your work and to accomplish something great. Achieving economic success will follow, because what we do out of inner conviction and with all our strength will be work of the highest quality we are capable of. Recent neurobiological research even suggests that what we do with passion enhances the quality of certain brain functions. To begin with, there has to be an idea. What is missing where? What do I want to improve? What am I shooting for?

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Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing, commented Virgin founder Richard Branson. A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

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Muhammad Yunus is a good example. His Grameen Bank with its microcredit revolutionized the understanding and practice of granting loans. Prior to Yunus, the poor were not deemed creditworthy but, perhaps even more importantly, they were not profitable customers for the banks even if they did repay their loans, because in the conventional banking system very small loans created a disproportionately high administrative burden. And of course no one believed that the poor possessed the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Yunus created a totally new approach, proving that the poor are a good credit risk and that it is possible to create a system that is mostly self financing that charges and collects interest and is applicable internationally. Anyone familiar with the Yunus story knows that he began with a loan of about 27 dollars, a ridiculously small sum by our standards, to help 42 women achieve micro entrepreneurship i.e. a little bit more than 50 cents per project, and that without exception all the borrowers repaid their loans.
Day 32 of Commenting Phase and sharing with my Co contestants to use it and refine their projects and ideas
Must you be Born an Entrepreneur?
Do you have to be born an entrepreneur? It is a widespread view that an entrepreneur must possess a whole array of personality traits if he wants to be successful. Assertiveness, self sufficiency (high internal locus of control, business skills and expertise, tenacity, rhetorical ability, and more. This all sounds very reasonable. Nonetheless, it is not true. There have been numerous empirical studies, particularly in the USA, which ask what personality traits make a successful entrepreneur. It turned out in these studies that there is no empirical evidence for these apparently reasonable character traits. Surprisingly, the traits approach shows no specific traits for successful startup entrepreneurs. In spite of intensive research it has not yet been possible to identify either a single personality trait or a composite of character traits by which you could predict either start up activities or their success. There are no predetermined character traits for startup entrepreneurs that would permit a prediction of their business success. The notion that qualities like assertiveness and leadership skills evolve over time is not unreasonable, but it would be wrong to regard these traits as the basis for success and assume that they are indispensible from the start. It follows that many more individuals are qualified to become business founders than is generally thought, and we can cast the net much wider when it comes to thinking about a broader, more open entrepreneurial culture. Entrepreneurship is not a specialized field accessible to only the few and with entrée only through a set of special skills. No exceptional traits are required up front for you to succeed as a founder.

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Gradually little entrepreneurial concepts started peeling out of the group. A number of the students rode motor scooters and had financial problems when their scooters were in the repair shop. Could not you fix them yourself? Not really, but there were friends and acquaintances who could help you. The idea of a scooter repair shop was taking form. A number of the students had already purchased replacement parts and tried to put them in themselves. Now they could buy these parts together, maybe at a wholesaler, and save money. Another member of the group chimed in, Every time I want to drink a cola it is awfully expensive. But we could drink our own colas at the repair friends stop by, we could sell those cola much cheaper than at the stand. A scooter repair shop with beverage service
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Attempts to determine through tests who are suited to be a business founder have also been fruitless. The evidence suggests that the skills we ascribe to founders arise only through the process, that is, in the course of running the business. I can confirm this from my own observations. More than once I have seen that people without apparent promise have turned out to be exceptional at starting up their own companies. Convinced that they have a well thought out and dynamic concept, they put it into practice with great will and tenacity.

Take, for example, my student Kurt. He was obsessed with the idea that he could make rock concerts cheaper so that young people without much money could attend them. His idea was to have performances by groups that did not yet have big names, but which he believed were promising new directions in rock
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August 6, 2020 12:47

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My suggestion is for you to extend your services to Nigeria may be through trainings which can promoted through various channels such as the social media plarforms.
You need to promote your idea for voting and comment and understand that you have some time evey day to vote yourself and others everyday
Consider enrolling in the campus online training, to help you refine your project for a successful implementation.

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August 5, 2020 15:30

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