We’ve got yet another amazing and young enterprising Nigerian as our Nigerian Entrepreneur of the Day for the Second Season of The Nigerian Entrepreneur of The Day on The Spread Media Business Blog.
Our Nigerian Entrepreneur of the Day is young lady who has a great passion for helping young people, undergraduates and graduates by providing them with Internship Opportunities. She is Adekunbi Adeoye of Sesewa Support Services. More about this young lady of substance as you read on.
SESEWA is a Yoruba coinage, which means ‘SE ISE WA? – Is there a job?’ During my undergraduate days, particularly during one of my school holidays, I had an opportunity to take up an internship role with a Law firm as this was very much in line with my course of study; Law. For the first time, I had the opportunity to work within a professional environment; and to make presentations in front of members of staff. I left that internship feeling so EMPOWERED; having improved my skills; I thought to myself-EVERY YOUNG PERSON SHOULD GET AN INTERNSHIP!
The internship experience spurred the desire to help other young people: undergraduates and graduates alike, During the Internship, I inquired about the possibility of registering an internship business and that’s how SESEWA was born. Most recently, we introduced another arm of our business which assists small and medium sized businesses attain systems and structures in their organisations through an effective human resource management.
I believe in empowering people and making impact. I believe that there is something everyone can bring to the table.
Full Names: Adekunbi Adeoye
Name of Business: SESEWA Support Services
Main Services of Business: Human Resource Management| Internship Structuring| Internship Placements| Recruitment|Volunteer Placements
Target Clients: SMEs Graduates, Undergraduate, Entrepreneurs, Industry Stakeholders
Location of Business: Lagos Island
LET’S DIG DEEPER
Strengths: Resilience and Excellence.
What are the Initial Challenges you faced: Hmmm… we have faced several challenges, as easy as our business sounds, several organisations still see no reason why they should have an internship structure, and even small businesses are not being innovative about their mode of recruitment; So we are burdened with enlightening both our clients on the importance of internships-the businesses as well as the students.
What is that thing you wish you did differently? I have been an early starter as I started my business as an undergraduate.
Who is your Main Inspiration: Business/Personal: Adebola Deji-Kurunmi
What makes you different from your Competitors? The internship arm of the business is not quite popular around here and we effect a unique selection process that makes our business stand out. Apart from the selection processes, we also ensure the internship experience is well evaluated to ensure that our interns conform to the organizational culture and SESEWA values.
Would your Business still be around in 5years?? Wow Us! YES! And YES! In five years, we hope to be the one stop hub for the best wave of talents within the African continent.We hope to have helped about 200 businesses improve their business structures and systems and have businesses that can outlive them.
What does it take to start a Business like yours?? A lot of creativity and determination.
In what ways have you given back to the Society?? We are a social enterprise, our day to day activities focuses on giving back to society; we run training school workshops, and symposiums to enlighten and empower young people.
Favorite Quote: “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”- Apple.
MESSAGE TO ENTREPRENEURS
What would you like to tell the person who is scared for one reason or the other to start a Business?? You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Start now!
Message to other Entrepreneurs &Message to would-be Entrepreneurs: Don’t stop creating innovative solutions to the problems you meet as you embark.
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