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This page will tell you about us, how we started, where we are now, what we believe and what we can do for you and with you.
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We are commonly known as ABC (Africa Business Classroom).
ABC is not just a blog or website, ABC is an organization, a cause and a movement.
We have a mission.
We are advocating a change.
We want school to stop teaching children how to get job!
We want Africans to start building businesses.
Our message is urgent … because Africa is going deeper in unemployment and poverty every day.
Did you expect us to tell you that ABC is the best place to learn how to start, grow and make money from business in Africa?
No. we won`t do that here. Read through this website and have your own conclusion.
Let us briefly tell you about how we started.
How We Started … Offline
On Thursday, 27th of September, 2007, our CEO, Stephen OlorunNi was in a library, reading a book titled, The Magic of Thinking Big, written by Dr. David Schwartz. At a point in the book, the author writes something like, “every human being is a scientist and the laboratory we are operating on is other people around us“.
He made the above statement to explain the importance of human relationship to success and riches.
Because Stephen had achieved a few success before this time, he could easily understand what Dr. Schwartz was talking about.
However, instead of him to continue reading this book, he started asking himself some provoking questions.
If human relationship skills is very important to success and riches, why doesn`t school teach us about it?
Why doesn`t school teach us the most important subjects of life?
Why doesn`t school teach us how to start business and how to make money?
Why does school has to teach us how to work for business (get job), instead of how to create businesses?
Stephen OlorunNi left that library as a furious man.
How can we spend so much years and money in school and learn nothing meaningful about life, success and wealth creation?
This is crazy!
There has to be a new “school“ to teach people the real skills needed to succeed in life!
As Stephen got home, he shared his pain with his best friend, Olaleye Olaniran.
Together both of them started thinking. There has to be a better school was their mission.
Next day, Friday, 28th of September, 2007, the vision was communicated to other set of people and on the 1st of October, 2007, the first set of (about 8) people to pursue this new vision met in a secondary school classroom.
An organization was funded. The constitution was written (as requires by law). The name of this organization was first called The Optimist.
We decided to choose The Optimist as our name because we believe that many people are pessimists, they believe all hope is lost for Africans.
We say, NO. There is hope!
We finished our organization`s constitution and processed the needed legal registration.
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Just as if people have being expecting us before, whenever we addressed a group of people (campus students then), they would come out in mass to show interest in our vision.
Our massage was (and still is) Africans Have to Stand Up and take Responsibility for Their Lives!
We have to stop looking up to fraudulent politicians.
We have to stop believing lies school taught us about job and becoming rich.
We have to urgently start teaching our youths how to be entrepreneurs.
We all have to become business minded … and hate job as much as possible … or else, our continent will crash very soon… because of unemployment and poverty.
We got to the internet in the year 2012.
This gives us more exposure to the Africa continent. We are able to reach many countries in Africa.
We now have our readers/students from 13 major countries of Africa.
Our journey from then (September 2007) till now is nothing similar to smooth or easy.
We have passed through some waters and fires, some delay and distractions.
There are time we operated less or not at all.
However, in all, we overcome those periods. We later saw a need to change our name, so as to feet what we are all about.
That is how we came across the Africa Business Classroom.
Just call us ABC.
The single reason why we are here is to train one million Africans to be successful business owners.
Our message is; Africans must start taking responsibility for their financial lives!
We must start becoming business-minded.
We must start doing and daring.
Entrepreneurship journey is tough, but we can succeed if we have right skills and business-knowledge.
That is what ABC is here to give.
We must pay no attention to all the jargons we were taught in school about good job and money.
Here on this site, you will find everything you need from starting a business, to grow a business, to make your business a huge success.
We are updating this website at least four times a week, so visit here often.
You are very much welcome to our world!
Two things you should do now;
- Download our famous business book, for free.
- Click here to check our business course and training. These training have changed many lives. You will love them.
- Visit this blog at least twice a week as we share our business tutorials and videos with you.
Thank you for being our friends!