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THE ELOY FOUNDATION BUSINESS SHOWER – CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS

Did you know that the survival and growth of your business are critical to the economic development of your home, community, and Nigeria? You might think you are running it to provide for your family, but you are in one way adding value to the country, creating jobs and building families. 

It’s time to take action to grow your business. 

The ELOY Foundation Business Shower is a one-stop-shop for all you need to know about starting and running your business. The team of experts will offer training, mentorship, advice, and much more to ensure that you are successful in your venture. 

During the event, participants will get a welcome goody bag and refreshments. 

To qualify for the ELOY Business grant and or the single-digit loan from FirstBank, send your video pitch (max 2mins) talking about your business and why you need the money. Send the link to download the video along with your business plan to eloyf@exquisitemag.com. The video can be sent via WeTransfer.com or uploaded onto Google Docs.

There are gifts for all business owners and special gifts for people who come with their tribe of 5 business owners or more. It is time to support one another to grow. 

Reserve your spot if you haven’t already. You can also share the registration link with your friends in business. Once registered, more information will be sent to you.

The ELOY Foundation team is looking forward to working with you to grow your business. 

Do not hesitate to contact us via email at eloy@exquisitemag.com if more information is required.

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Everything you missed at this year’s ELOY Conference.

 ELOY 2019
History was made at the maiden edition of the ELOY Conference. The ELOY Conference took place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. The event kicked off with an opening prayer led by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo. The theme of the conference was “Empower Her to Sustain Her”.
The convener of the event, Mrs Tewa Onasanya welcomed the attendees and encouraged them to push themselves harder and always know that they can achieve everything they set out to do. Dr. (Mrs) Ifeyinwa Ukaegbu, representing the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Her Excellency, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefuleri delivered the keynote speech where she spoke about how important women empowerment is and the benefits of gender equality.

Also delivering a goodwill note on behalf of the Lagos State Governor, Governor Babajide SanwooluSolape Hammond relayed the governor’s support. In addition, she mentioned various ways by which the Lagos state government is empowering women.

Speaking on the first panel were Solape Hammond, Ini Abimbola, Yinka Fisher and Tale Alimi where they discussed ‘The Importance of Sustaining Women Empowerment’. This panel was moderated by Mrs Tewa Onasanya.

The second panel featured Ommo Clark, Lola Ekugo, Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi, Jones Bassey and Layole Oyatogun as the moderator; they discussed the panel topic “Using Technology and Digital Media to your advantage”.

Samantha Turner-Girard, Damilola Owolabi, Olori Ajayi and Eno Essien were panellists for the third panel and their topic focused on “Habits of Successful Business owners” which was moderated by Tokunbo Chiedu

The fourth panel with the topic “Becoming Aware of Unconscious Gender Bias” had Kamil Owofolajo, Charles O’Tudor and Charles Odii in discussion with moderator Toyosi Etim-Effiong.

The final panellists were Mary Akpobome, Fatima Olajumoke, Lucky Idike, Chris Oputa, Teju Abisoye and was moderated by Lehle Bahle. They dissected “How to Access Finance for a Business – Determining your company’s financial needs”.

Janet Adetu held the first master class where she focused on the importance of etiquettes as an individual which transcends to a business.Abiola Adediran’s master class emphasized why there should be a definite structure in every business.

Ivie Temitayo-Ibitoye took the master class on “Sustaining your Workforce” where she implored all business owners to pay attention to their employees.

Charles O’Tudor’s master class tagged, “Branding and advertising that works” suggested ways to successful branding and advertising experience in the final masterclass.

The highlight of the conference was the business pitch competition where 6 finalists were thoroughly drilled by the judges. They commended their business ideas which encouraged Mrs Mary Akpobome to offer a sum of 250,000 Naira each to all six finalists. In addition, Engr. Chris Oputa promised one of the finalists a life-changing business opportunity. This also encouraged Charles O’Tudor to offer them intensive 3 months of branding servicesMichael Musa of Africa Business Radio with media presence in over 35 countries pledged to support the finalists with free media publicity for their brands.

Mrs Tewa Onasanya mentioned that the winner of the grant of 1 million Naira will be announced on the awards night and ascertained that the ELOY team is ready to ensure that whoever wins the money will be strictly monitored for proper management and of the funds.

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