No doubt, “great oaks from little acorns grow”. Samson Olatunde is a young Nigerian who came into view on the business scene, and in less than ten years turned out to be one of the major players in the league of Nigeria’s young entrepreneurs.
Born less than 30 years ago, Samson’s story confirms G K Chesterton’s words as quoted by famous leadership expert, John C. Maxwell:
“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do
believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act”
Mr Olatunde’s business muscles began to develop during his days as a university undergraduate. Though young and expected to be totally reliant on his Parents, Uncles and Aunties; like many of his mates, Samson decided to take the bull by the horn. He conceived the reality of financial freedom and took radical steps to bring his dream to reality.
As a matter of fact, he was entitled to a monthly allowance of N4000 from his parents as an undergraduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. However, he saw much more than the monthly N4000. Having realized his passion and capacity to impart knowledge, Samson did not loaf. He saw the need for computer literacy around the University campus and ventured to make the most of that opportunity. He therefore organized computer training classes with his friend’s computer system and the people kept coming.
Candidly, that was only the beginning of his cruise into distinction in business. In his fourth year, young Samson registered his company since he was already convinced that he would not need to pursue white collar jobs after graduation.
The height of Mr Olatunde’s business success during those days on campus was his adventure into the sphere of information marketing. Exceedingly thirsty for genuine knowledge with respect to legitimate internet business ventures, he borrowed some money from friends to attend a seminar organized by Dr. Sunny Obazu Ojeagbase, founder of the Success Attitude Development Club (SADC). At the seminar, information products were given to participants to sell and Samson swung into action with immediate effect. He packaged the products extremely well and marketed with every strength and strategy he could muster. The end result was financial revolution for the young undergraduate who hit his first 7 figures at the age of 24. He actually accomplished a feat especially rare in this part of the world. He corroborated Jim Rohn’s thoughts:
“Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge; let it lead to action”
Since then, Samson Olatunde now Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Business Impact Ltd (BIL) has been going all out to ensure that young entrepreneurs continue to bud. He believes that if he could hit it at that age, anyone can too, if only they are zestful enough to acquire relevant information and couple it with innovation, diligence and hard work. His business and management acumen has also resulted in the expansion of Business Impact Ltd which today has 4 units namely:
- Business Impact Academy (BIA)
- Business Impact Media (BIM)
- Business Impact Consultancy (BIC)
- Business Impact Estates (BIE)
Certainly, Olatunde emerged on Nigeria’s business horizon at a time when several people were extremely skeptical about the possibility of making legitimate income on the World Wide Web. But over the years, he has succeeded in dispelling myths that have held several Nigerians bound regarding internet business endeavors. Without mincing words, as a Certified Life Coach, Seasoned Facilitator, IT Mogul and Executive Business Consultant, Inspirational Speaker, Mentor, Author, Publisher, Business mogul and Entrepreneurship Enthusiast, Samson Olatunde and his team at Business Impact Ltd has trained more than 250,000 Nigerians. His certified Internet Business Certificate Courses in addition to other mentoring and training classes have in fact gone a long way to revolutionize several lives particularly with respect to earning income on the internet. Testimonies abound with respect to this assertion.
Samson Olatunde is an avid reader. He is the author of several books including: SAMSON- The Memoirs of Young Entrepreneur, Boost Your Income, Dig Up The Treasures Within, and Become A Smarter Time Manager. He is actually one of those few Nigerians that have their books on Amazon.com, the largest online bookshop.
Mr Olatunde is the mind behind one of Nigeria’s largest online interactive forums: www.olatundesamson.com. He is also into SMS marketing, website development and maintenance. He owns www.quickhostng.com and www.smsimpact.com.
As a result of the creative business exploits that this young Nigerian has done over the years, coupled with the positive impact on several Nigerians especially the youth, Samson Olatunde has received quite a number of recognitions and awards. One of them is the prestigious Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 at the 13th Success Digest Enterprise Awards and in addition to his recent conferment as one of the International Peace Ambassadors on Youth Development and Business Enterprise.
Please ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the MD/CEO Business Impact Ltd, Mr Olatunde Samson.