Toke Makinwa has set out to empower business owners with her On Becoming Empowered contest. The programme seeks to offer grants to four people with good business ideas. She announced the contest yesterday on her social media pages, stating all the details including contest guidelines and prizes. We have quoted her below:
To whom much is given, much more is expected here is a full break down for participants.
1. You are to upload a one minute video sharing with us what winning the grant will do for your business, if you can film what you do it’ll increase your chances of being shortlisted to the next round (creativity is what we are looking for and effective time management too) it’s important in any business so the class starts now
2. Upload your video on Instagram using the hashtags #OnBecomingEmpowered #Imusthavemyown and tag @onbecomingbytokemakinwa. We will repost the most engaging videos and be in touch with the people who are selected.
3. A pitch will be required of you, you will pitch your ideas/business plan to a panel ( members of the panel will be revealed soon) and if you go thru successfully, you will be invited to an empowering brunch where you get to learn from those who were once where you are now. (I’m looking forward to learning too).
This competition is open to everyone, we want it to be free and fair hence the video upload and pitch idea, I really want those who truly need the money to win the grant and this will hopefully be the first of many to come if we can only just pay it forward a little maybe, just maybe we can build for ourselves a little heaven here on earth. I wish you all the best, remember if you’ve started your business and you feel the money will help you grow pls apply, if you haven’t started don’t be intimidated pls apply and if all you have is a dream, pls apply too. It’s not about the money, everyone is a work in progress and the devil tries to manipulate our minds for if he can destroy the mind, he has won. We need to Empower our minds, feed it positively, leave our comfort zones and start today. I can’t reach everyone but God put it in my heart to do this and I’m hoping lives are inspired and truly blessed as we begin.
Follow @onbecomingbytokemakinwa to watch the videos. The #OnBecomingEmpowered project starts now cos #Imusthavemyown.
You have 3 weeks to apply starting now
If you have a business or business idea, go ahead and enter. Good luck!