WHO IS OLATUNDE SAMSON?
A: Olatunde Samson is the third child in a family of four; I studied Business Administration at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. I am the C.E.O of Business Impact Limited, a company into training young SME’S and Entrepreneurs on how to build and sustain their business using the internet
TELL US ABOUT BUSINESS IMPACT AND HOW IT STARTED?
A .It started when I was in 200 level in school. When I gained admission, I study the environment for one year and I discovered that you have to do something to keep body and soul together. When I got t0 200 level, I tried to raise fund on my own to augment my little allowance my home. That was how I stumbled on internet business. It was my pastor at RCCG (Maranatha Parish) that introduced me to the business. He was also into internet business and he introduced it to us. That was how I started. The pastor monitored my progress even up till today. The internet business is what I do for a living.
We have four(4) major units at BIL.
Business Impact Academy, at the Academy we train individuals and SME’s on Entrepreneurship, Internet Business Opportunities and how to be Financially Independent. We have a website that covers all the details of our training schedule, which is: www.schoolofwealthcreation.com.
Business Impact Media, in this aspect our target is to reach to the inaccessible millions of Nigerians through our educative and informative resources, we have a magazine, The Entrepreneur Platform Magazine and a TV Show, The Entrepreneur Platform Television and Radio Broadcast, these mediums are centered on bringing back the reading culture of our youths, personal development, vocal skill acquisition, personal finance and product launch enlightenment for Nigerians in different states within our country. Other resources are our DVD’s, Audio CD’s, Books, Manuals, Ebooks and other Electronic formats, which projects in great details how to get a hold on skills acquisition, financial independence, how to start up your business and so much more. You can get full details on our website, www.wealthcreationresources.com.
Business Impact Consultancy, Here, we deal with individuals, corporate bodies, NGO’s, schools, churches etc, to help proffer solutions to their problems in terms of branding, advertising etc and we take their business to the global market, which is the Internet. Our website committed to this unit is, www.businessimpactlimited.com.
Business Impact Estates, is operated by a group of well seasoned professionals in the company devoted to meeting the diverse needs of our awe-inspiring clients and to provide modern infrastructures for their comfortable living. Tofind out about our offers, you can visit, http://businessimpactlimited.com/estates.html
What were the challenges of setting up business impact and how did you manage or overcome them?
Candidly by God’s grace, we have been able to successfully amalgamate our areas of operation. The principal thing that has kept the company is that we love what we are doing. I have affinity for teaching and public speaking and that has been the force behind our training school and the media department. Besides, I love sourcing for solutions for people and corporate organizations, and that is the bedrock of our consultancy department.
Really, media operation is the most challenging because of the high cost of airtime on TV and radio stations. And since our quest is to get across to Nigerians regarding viable, legal business opportunities on the internet and offline, we are devising means to get across to larger number of Nigerians via TV and Radio stations. Our services are exceptional principally because we are extremely committed to excellence, and the success of our clients is our priority. For this reason, our clients have continued to experience significant feats. In point of fact, we have been receiving e-mails from several Business Impact Academy alumni informing us about flourishing ventures they have been able to set up.
HOW BEST CAN A NOVICE START AN ON-LINE BUSINESS?
Making millions in Nigeria is an easy thing if you know what you are doing. If you can make millions in Nigeria, you can make billions on the internet judging by the billions of people that log on to the internet worldwide. What I did to make my first million was to sell products of experts. We call it resale right business . Different experts write often to create products which they put the net for sale they give copyright out after you buy. You can re-brand the product. Change the name if you like or sell it the way it is, you will make your money. It is legal business. The first method I used was to get access to those products. I observed that most Nigerians were not open to making money on the internet, I had to look for a way to recreate the product then I resold to Nigerians. I also made N2.5Million in two weeks in September 2008 creating and selling my own products. What I did was to turn what I know to a video. I did about six videos on how to go about the business. Instead of selling it individually, I combined the six videos together and blow it out to Nigerians. In two weeks, my income was N2.5 million.
One thing about internet business is that if you can locate a need create solution to that need, you will keep on making money in Nigeria. If you look around you will see different opportunities, different needs which need solution. People need you to give them solution and they will pay you any amount. What we did was to look for a loophole of what people could do to make a living. We were able to locate the need , create solution to it by putting it on video. Till today, we are still selling the videos. The package is N25,000.
BUSINESS IMPACT IS PRACTICALLY BRANCHING INTO OTHER AREAS OF PROFIT MAKING, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT AND WHY?
Like i said earlier on business impact has 4 sectors listed above, That’s because in the 21st century any business man that wants to survive has to operate in MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME and thats what we are doing as a company.
WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS AND HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO KEEP THEM COMING?
They are all entrepreneurs, business men and women, career personnel, skilled personnel etc. making available to them what knowledge and practical’s they need to be a better personnel, and business owner by taking what they do globally. By so doing they keeping coming and we keep giving them our best with relevant information
OVER THE YEARS YOU HAVE BAGGED SEVERAL AWARD THROUGH EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATION,CAN YOU NAME THESE AWARDS AND WHEN YOU GOT THEM?
2008 Most Enterprise Male and 2008 Most Influential by RCCG Final Year Brethren (FYB)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 by prestigious 13th Success Digest Enterprise Award (SDEA)
Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Award by Green Hope Youth Empowerment Initiative
• Merit Award for Excellence 2012 by Covenant University College of Science and Technology
Award for Excellence 2012 by Redeemers University Student Association
UN Ambassador for Peace on Youth Development and Enterprise.
YOU ARE A UN AMBASSADOR, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND HOW BEST ARE YOU CONTRIBUTING YOUR QUOTA TOWARDS ACHIEVING IT IN NIGERIA?
It is a measureable and realistic developmental goal that requires hard-work and knowledge. By also ensuring that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.” My major role therefore is to be an exceptional crusader for peace. A strategic way to accomplish this is to be not just an advocate for youth emancipation but also an exemplary trainer of tomorrow’s leaders. With respect to the award.
AS AN IT EXPERT,WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET AS REGARDS TO THE WAY WE THINK AND LIVE?
Its very promising and that’s why we should get more familiar and friendly with the internet in other not to get outdated if you must successes in any field of study or business
IF GOOGLE DIES WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN?
If the owners of Google dies, I can say categorically say that GOOGLE as a company will continue and be more stronger. Reasons been that google as a company is now a system that has structures and not a one man thing again. All the over 5 Billions websites are rooted to the search engine and still counting. So it has come to stay forever just like facebook.
TELL US HOW YOU RELAX YOURSELF?
A: Like the saying goes, “All work and no play make Sam a dull boy”. On a good day, I work up to 8 hours on the computer, but to relax I read a lot of materials to keep abreast of the happenings around me, I also read my Bible, spend time with God and meditate.