The Africa Expo London arrives

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Nigerian Entrepreneurs Arise: Africa Expo 2016 is here
‘As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession’. These are the words of US businessman, Bo Bennett. They are words, which should chime like sweet music to the ears of any entrepreneurial Nigerian. This is because the Nigerian recession, Brexit and other economic weaknesses and threats can lead to opportunities to start or grow successful Africa-linked businesses.

Currently the UK is seeing a huge rise in entrepreneurship. The number of starts-ups in the UK has risen year-on-year since 2011 with no signs of abating. Last year there were 608,110 businesses started in the UK compared to 581,173 in 2014 and 526,447 in 2013.

The reasons for this are numerous, although economic hardship is said to be one of the biggest factors. Many people in the UK are now facing salary deflation, increasing living costs and job insecurity. Faced with all of these challenges it is no wonder more and more people want to take their destiny into their own hands.

Yet for every person who actually starts a business there are many more people with the same ambition who have yet to make that first step. This is particularly true within the British African community, where aspirations to start a business are higher than in other groups yet the actual business start-up rate remains relatively low.

If you are thinking of starting a business why not take the first step by attending the Africa Expo 2016. Africa Expo 2016 is an event designed to ignite the entrepreneur’s passion for Africa-linked business and maximise the opportunities that the current economic climate presents. Africa-Expo 2016 is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs of any background who are keen to launch business or social enterprises in the UK or Africa.

The event will include:
o Information sessions and presentations from expert speakers
o The BIG panel debate on enterprise, Africa and Brexit
o An African Fashion Show
o Networking

Attendees will hear first hand from entrepreneurs who have launched successful businesses in the UK or Africa. And most importantly be given vital information about how they can turn their own business dreams into a reality.

The Expo will include exciting presentations from expert speakers and entrepreneurs on:
o Launching a business in Africa
o Social enterprise
o Working in Africa
o How to start a fashion business

Guest Speakers at the Africa Expo include Nigerian British fashion designer Elizabeth Eldimaa, Tech entrepreneur Corbyn Munnik who successfully launched a product into the Nigerian mobile market and Grace Olugbodi a serial entrepreneur.

Event details
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016-10-05
Time: 11am – 5.30pm
Location: Islington Assembly Halls

To get your ticket and stay updated about the event, please visit or visit

805 Restaurant launches training and Job project in Southwark

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805 restaurant launches training, job placement and Job project

Thursday 8th of September 2016

The Managing Director of 805 Restaurant, Mr Emmanuel James, proudly broke the news of 805 restaurants doing its part to make Southwark a great place to work.

The flagship restaurant on Old Kent Road was founded in 2000 and has grown from a dream to an International brand with several staff worldwide.

The night was exciting and started off with networking as many business leaders and dignitaries arrived to join in the launch of this project.

The first speaker was Counsellor Michael Situ, (Lead for Business and Employment) for the London Borough of Southwark.  Cllr Situ started off the launch of the program by stating why the introduction of the community training program was a significant initiative within the borough of Southwark. He thanked 805 and commended the restaurant for creating such a program that helps to train and employ Southwark residents.

The second speaker was, from the Nigerian high commission, Head of Welfare, Education and Consular, Mrs Folake Abdulrasaq. She congratulated the owner of 805 on the success of his restaurant and said she was happy to see a Nigerian business within the UK actively engaging and adding value to the wider Uk society.

The keynote speaker and founder of 805 restaurants, Mr Frederick James, described why the initiative was important to him and gave stories about his desire to always help the community and ensure to give back. He essentially stated that the program would enable people to be trained up and help individuals build the necessary life and work skills.

The 805 community training and job project were designed and developed for 805 restaurants by  Sam Onigbanjo, CEO of Great Business Platforms. Mr Onigbanjo also hosted the event as the MC on the night.

After the networking and speeches, 805 restaurants hosted its guests to a brilliant buffet.

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Why 2016 is your year of financial success

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Let’s talk about  you trading  Forex and accessing  Bridging loans for your Business needs !

It’s August 2016 and I am still adamant that 2016 is a great year for financial growth for anyone who is interested in applying their time to it.

In this article, I am going straight to  where and How this can work for you. Last month , I had a Television Interview with CNBC TV and I was asked about the effect of BRexit on Africa and though I answered in my interview, click here

Firstly, I want to simply signpost you to the largest market in the World! its worth $220 billion dollars an hour and $5.3 trillion a day it’s the Forex Market. You can learn more about Forex on my next Free Webinar on  Tuesday the 30th of August at 7.3opm. Click here to join and participate.  Here you can apply yourself and earn as much or as little as you want every day. It’s the market where banks make money, It’s where billionaires focus their energy and it’s the market they want you to stay out of and it’s a market that is Tax-Free.  So while other’s earn and get taxed Forex traders earn and save. click here to listen in.

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Secondly, I want to show you how you can access the property market in particular the Buy to let market, a little bit easier than usual using bridging finance to do wonders. I am not going to say much about this but I ll tell you . If you want to get on the property ladder in a way that is easier than you might think then try this out. It works wonders, for more Information just email  With patience and good property investments you will quickly find that this will become another avenue to earn your way to financial freedom. Take action email for more information on Bridging finance to help you get on the property ladder.

  • Bridging loans range from £25k to £50 million
  • People with bad credit can still apply
  • Interest rates range from 0.8%-1.5% per month depending on applicant
  • Loans can be completed in as little as 14 working days
  • We can also re-mortgage properties already owned by yourself.
NOTE: We can arrange business loans for Sole Traders and limited companies. The business must have been trading for at least 3 months.
I know people have different needs and are in different situations, my role is to help solve your problem, your role is to take action and contact me!

So, why is 2016 your year of Financial success? It is because you haveAccess to all the tools you need to make money grow”. Good Luck

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Sam Onigbanjo

Author 37 Business Thoughts

As seen on CNBC TV and Virgin Media Entrepreneur


Men’s Business Breakfast meeting

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We have started the 2nd half of 2016 with a big bang. With so many changes in the economy in the UK and Europe how and what should we be doing as Men in Business?

                   Men’s Business Breakfast

Join Sam Onigbanjo “The  African Blue sky Thinker “and colleagues as we share on easy wins in creating additional streams of Income without stress.

We will share on multiple streams of Income including:

  • Product creation
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Joint ventures (Including property)
  • Trading the largest market in the world Forex within 48 hours

These business models that are making many people thousands of pounds monthly and  hundreds of thousands of pounds yearly!

Take action now, book this breakfast meeting into your diary and make this good news part of your  history

Date: Saturday the 30th of July 2016

Time: 9.30am

Venue: ESQ, 805 old kent London SE15 1NX

Entry is free but Breakfast and drinks are £20 per person


For more information visit or email





Brexit a goldmine for Africa?

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Mixed signals and mixed messages resulted in a referendum result that few anticipated anyway in the world.

Since Brexit eve, the more internationally focused FTSE100 has now risen 3.8% whilst the domestically focused FTSE250 index is still down 8%. Sterling against the US Dollar is off 13% and against the Euro off 10%, so the purchasing power of the pound has dwindled in buying exports ,on the other hand good news for foreign investors looking to invest in the UK.

On the whole, 78% are bearish over the outlook for the UK economy for the next 12 months, but longer term, there are slightly fewer bears and a few more optimists .So, what does this mean for Africa?….. The Debate commences , in the coming weeks I will be sharing on how this can turn around the fortune of millions of African’s worldwide.

Learning how to trade Forex at a time like this could change your world

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Sam Onigbanjo

The African Blue Sky Thinker

Web and Video Technology webinar This Monday the 27th

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 Webinar 8pm on Monday the 27th of June

In this Information age, your web and video presence are two of the most important things you can have as a personal or business brand. If you don’t make these two tools properly you may never excel in today’s economy.

Join one of our “technology partners” CEO of Fusionplus TV Rotimi Omotunwase as he shares cardinal tips on leveraging the web and video for your brand.

So, join us on Monday the 27th of June 2016 for an 8pm start, just click below and join us from your home, office or car.
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Face 2 face meet, Thursday the 30th of June 6.30pm

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The big follow-on  for this webinar holds on Thursday the 30th of June, at 6.30PM Join our technology expert again at the Business club and watch him reveal some real money making technology secrets!

This is a members event, we are allowing a limited amount of guests on a first come first serve basis . To qualify you email and  pay an entry fee of £20

Venue: ESQ Bar, Old kent Road next to 805 restaurant

Time:6.30 to 8.30PM

Date Thursday the 30th of June 2016

For more Information email

How to access non-refundable grants anywhere in the UK

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Do you want to learn how to  write  and raise  up £30,000,  through applications for non-refundable grants? If so would you like to have a fully filled in application form on the same day ready to submit?

Register, and receive an E- book and audio presentation on how to access restricted non-repayable funding before you attend training. Also a recording on how to raise £45,000 in 120 days.

This training is open to all, but this type of funding is for non-for-profit projects.

On the training day you will:

  • Learn how to score maximum marks in the average UK scorecard
  • Start with a blank form at 10 am and leave with a filled in application by 5pm same day!
  • Learn only what funders want to see written!
  • Master how to comply with all funding laws and guidelines
  • Learn and practice fill in actual applications
  • Take your work away
  • Access to free email mentoring for 30days after.
  • All this in a master class near you!


I will give you 2 filled in application forms that successfully raised non-refundable grants

Participant day rate £97 each

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  • You need to attend with a laptop so you can fill in your own form on the same day.
  • You must have read the Information sent to you when you joined.
  • Join by paying in full your delegate fee of £97.

Training Venues:

London         Saturday 9th of July 2016

Nottingham   Saturday 16th of July 2016

Manchester   TBC

Essex            TBC

Kent         Saturday   30th of July 2016

Your trainer on the day will be Sam Onigbanjo, FCIM. Multiple award winner, Business author and Leader. Featured on London live TV , Arise TV and Channels and NTA TV (Nigeria)

Book your delegate space by emailing  for our bank details

or  pay by PayPal  click below


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Access Below Market Value Property Now!

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Looks like Summer is here and so are some fantastic new opportunities in regards Investing in the UK property market! Join our next Webinar on  Thursday the 9th of June,  as GBP Club member Barrister  Godwin Okri, shares some tips on accessing Below market value deals .


Take action, join Barrister Okri this Thursday on our Webinar at Great BusinessPlatforms
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 Click on link below to join this webinar


(PS GBP Business club Members only next face to face meeting holds on Thursday the 23rd of June at ESQ Old kent road)

Great Business Platforms Partners with ABN @ University of Cambridge

The historic University  town of Cambridge played host to the Annual African Business network at Cambridge. A packed day filled with some of the finest minds in African leadership including.

Professor Pat Utomi

Mrs Bola Adesola

Prof Jochen Runde

More to follow


Saturday the 28th of May 2016

Great Business Platforms is proud to partner with Cambridge African Business network conference. To join this conference see Information below.

Join senior African business leaders, policy makers and professionals for a day of dialogue on African business and finance, energy & infrastructure, governance, technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

For more information and to register please visit: