The West Africa representative of the 28 Credentials of Entrepreneurs platform, Dr Victoria Esinu Vitashie, who made the call, said mentorship would also help young entrepreneurs to develop strong work ethics.
Speaking at the launch of the Global 28 Credentials of Entrepreneur Summit in Accra last Wednesday, she said aspiring entrepreneurs needed guidance in the formative stages of the entrepreneurial journey to be able to scale up.
She said the 28 Credentials of Entrepreneur (28COE) was a platform which could assist young entrepreneurs to connect with established members of the global business community to help develop their businesses into global brands.
With its headquarters in Malaysia, she said the platform was designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs to connect, brand and leverage.
“The 28COE works to make healthier start that creates more entrepreneurs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth and create ecosystems that lead to cross border collaboration and initiative among investors, policymakers, researchers and entrepreneurial support organisations,” she said.
She said the platform was among the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs and encourages its members to become mentors to young “Kidpreneurs and “Teenpreneurs” who aspire to realise their potential in business and professionally.
“Our mission is to cover those untold success stories and our vision is to provide exceptional service to fellow entrepreneurs,” she said.
The Chairman of the Shaaba Group of Companies and the Board Chairman of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Dr Seth Adjei-Baah told the Graphic Business in an interview after the launch that it was important for Ghanaian businesses to scale up to help reduce the country’s dependence on imports to help strengthen the cedi.
He said without an aggressive attempt to empower entrepreneurs, the cedi will keep falling and the economy would become weaker.
Dr Adjei-Baah, therefore, called on both young and established entrepreneurs to take advantage of the platform and participate in the summit to help expose their businesses to a global audience.
The Chairman of KIL, Dr Prince Kofi Kludjeson, also told the Graphic Business in a separate interview that it was important for Ghanaians to learn from successful countries such as Malaysia to help propel the country’s development.
He appealed to young entrepreneurs to remain focused on their goals and adopt the right work ethics that would make them stand out and grow their businesses.
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