Young Entrepreneurs encouraged to be perseverance
| Updated Nov 22, 2017 at 12:38pm
Founder of Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has charged the young entrepreneurs to be persistence in their efforts.
Speaking on how he started his business empire at the 2017 Ghana SME CEO Summit, Mr. Agyepong told the participants that, perseverance and consistency were key to his successful story today, revealing that, "walking and hawking in the hot sun is how my success story began".
He said, setting your mind to the task and pressing forward regardless of the challenges and obstacles that may try to intimidate you, are the ultimate step towards success.
“I’ve roamed the streets of Accra selling stationery on my head, walking through everywhere.
So the starting is walking. I want to encourage everyone here to just have the mindset that you will be successful, whatever you are going through is the beginning".
Currently, Mr. Siaw Agyepong owns several companies including the country’s largest waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, SUBAH Infosolutions and the Road Safety Management Services Limited.
He has achieved a lot including being featured as the August 2017 edition cover for Forbes Africa.
He was also recently awarded Man of The Year, Business (Magnate Award) at the second edition of the prestigious Exclusive Men of The Year (EMY AFRICA 2017 AWARDS).
The award was in recognition of his contribution towards Business and Development in Ghana and Africa.
The maiden edition of the Ghana SMEs CEO Summit held in Accra dubbed ‘Digital Disruption: How the Digital revolution is Transforming SMEs has brought together hundreds of Chief Executive Officers, Business Leaders, Stakeholders, Investors, Service Providers, Regulators, Government Officials to discuss topical and trending issues: Business Opportunities, government policies, as well as the challenges confronting the youth.
The summit was to enable global and local CEOs to interact and foster knowledge acquisition, learning, partnerships and synergies that can help grow businesses in Africa.
Each year hundreds of SME CEOs gather to get inspired and reenergize to become bolder and more focused to bring their business to greater heights.
The Expo component of Ghana SME CEO summit 2017 is a trade-show established specifically for the interest of SMEs, allowing sponsors, exhibitors and visitors alike to forge new business opportunities and showcase their products, to the world.
Story by Francis Edzorna Mensah.