GBP Business club, launches in Wimbledon, Wednesday the 25th of February

 

We are Proud to Launch our  Wimbledon branch of the Great Business Platforms, Business Club on Wednesday the 25th of February 6.30pm.

Please come along and join us as we bring the passion and vision to Wimbledon and if you like it make it your local business club.

Business Tip: “Your network is your networth”

Without the ability to connect you will always be limited in your ability and speed of growth.

Never assume that because you have a list of phone numbers or emails that you are remembered! Every hour  priorities change due to visibility and relevance.

So make sure you keep networking  with Key people ,door openers and Influencers.

 

What to expect on the day:

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Club Founder: Sam Onigbanjo, will share on the vision of GBP Business Club, and why your business has to come on board.

Visionary leadership is a gift to a community, especially when it is selfless, your responsibility is simple. Co-operate with us as we position your business for real growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not everyone has to become a social media expert but everyone should be able to take advantage of the Global publicity and awareness it brings.

On Wednesday the 25th of February 2015, GBP Business Club is  excited to have you in attendance while our Speaker for the night “Wisetola” shows us how she gets 90,000 viewers reading what she talks about in just one week on twitter! If you would like the same results for your business or organisation, just take action join the Business Club today or attend as a visitor(it costs more)

 

You will also hear from , Toyin Ero-Davidson, on how to have a second Income from property without even owning a property.

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Plus lots more of benefits as our members are giving away offers and gifts for this Valentines day!

So Join us on  Wednesday the 25th of February at our Wimbledon  business club

 

 

You will learn about:

  • Why Twitter is a tool you can not do without in business
  • How to create interesting content for Twitter
  • Why your smartphone is a great investment
  • How to make twitter work for you
  • Getting followers on Facebook fanpage
  • Growing your Influence via LinkedIN
  • How to make a second Income from property
  • Growing a business database of people who want to buy from you
  • Lots of opportunity to network with business leaders!

  PLUS!!

We will be giving away a copy of “Lagos Monopoly edition” courtesy of Bestman games , to a registered member who fulfills the simple requirement.   1monopoly

 

 

 

Time: 6.30pm till 8.30pm

Date: Wednesday the 25th of February 2015

Entry:  Visitors and guests only for this event  £25,   GBP Business club Members £5, New GBP Members, first event is free!

Click on the link , Business services  on the top of this page to discover what else GBP Business Club can do to help power your business in 2015!

 

You want to join GBP right now? Register below


Club membership



Join us this Thursday in Hendon

 

We are Proud to Launch our  Hendon branch of the Great Business Platforms, Business Club on Thursday the 19th of February 6.30pm.

Please come along and join us as we bring the passion and vision to Central Hendon and if you like it make it your local business club.

Business Tip: “Your network is your networth”

Without the ability to connect you will always be limited in your ability and speed of growth.

Never assume that because you have a list of phone numbers or emails that you are remembered! Every hour  priorities change due to visibility and relevance.

So make sure you keep networking  with Key people ,door openers and Influencers.

 

What to expect on the day:

 

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Not everyone has to become a social media expert but everyone should be able to take advantage of the Global publicity and awareness it brings.

On Thursday the 19th of February 2015, GBP Business Club is  excited to have you in attendance while our Speaker for the night “Wisetola” shows us how she gets 90,000 viewers reading what she talks about in just one week on twitter! If you would like the same results for your business or organisation, just take action join the Business Club today or attend as a visitor(it costs more)

 

You will also hear from our Regional Director, Toyin Ero-Davidson, on how to have a second Income from property without even owning a property.

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Plus lots more of benefits as our members are giving away offers and gifts for this Valentines day!

So Join us on Thursday the 19th of February at our Hendon  business club

Venue: Mama Africa Restaurant

25/27 Watford way, central Hendon,
NW4 3JH, London

 

 

You will learn about:

  • Why Twitter is a tool you can not do without in business
  • How to create interesting content for Twitter
  • Why your smartphone is a great investment
  • How to make twitter work for you
  • Getting followers on Facebook fanpage
  • Growing your Influence via LinkedIN
  • How to make a second Income from property
  • Growing a business database of people who want to buy from you
  • Lots of opportunity to network with business leaders!

  PLUS!!

We will be giving away a copy of “Lagos Monopoly edition” courtesy of Bestman games , to a registered member who fulfills the simple requirement.   1monopoly

Venue: Mama Africa Restaurant

25/27 Watford way, central Hendon,
NW4 3JH, London

 

 

Time: 6.30pm till 8.30pm

Date: Thursday the 19th of February 2015

Entry:  Visitors and guests only for this event  £25,   GBP Business club Members £5, New GBP Members, first event is free!

Click on the link , Business services  on the top of this page to discover what else GBP Business Club can do to help power your business in 2015!

 

You want to join GBP right now? Register below


Club membership



Thursday February 12th, all roads lead to Milton Keynes Business Club

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Not everyone has to become a social media expert but everyone should be able to take advantage of the Global publicity and awareness it brings.

On Thursday the 12th of February 2015, GBP Business Club is  excited to have you in attendance while our Speaker for the night “Wisetola” shows us how she gets 90,000 viewers reading what she talks about in just one week on twitter! If you would like the same results for your business or organisation, just take action join the Business Club today or attend as a visitor(it costs more)

 

You will also hear from our Regional Director, Toyin Ero-Davidson, on how to have a second Income from property without even owning a property.

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Plus lots more of benefits as our members are giving away offers and gifts for this Valentines day!

So Join us on Thursday the 12th of February at our Buckinghamshire  chapter

Venue: Memlings African Grill Restaurant, Agora centre,1st Floor side entrance Agora Indoor centre, Church street, Wolverton.

 

You will learn about:

  • Why Twitter is a tool you can not do without in business
  • How to create interesting content for Twitter
  • Why your smartphone is a great investment
  • How to make twitter work for you
  • Getting followers on Facebook fanpage
  • Growing your Influence via LinkedIN
  • How to make a second Income from property
  • Growing a business database of people who want to buy from you

  

Venue: Memlings African Grill Restaurant, Agora centre,1st Floor side entrance Agora Indoor centre, Church street, Wolverton.

 

Time: 6.30pm till 8.30pm

Date: Thursday the 12th of February 2015

Entry:  Visitors and guests only for this event  £25,   GBP Business club Members £5, New GBP Members, first event is free!

Click on the link , Business services  on the top of this page to discover what else GBP Business Club can do to help power your business in 2015!

 

You want to join GBP right now? Register below


Club membership



The Business of Entertainment

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Entertainment 2015: Buy where you are celebrated and not tolerated

Nobody I can think of or know wants to work hard and receive little, or prepare for much and receive little and the truth is a lot of wonderful people in entertainment are experiencing this. Today I want to help by supporting you. I really believe that as people we need to be “Community wise”

So  I am focussing on the business side of entertainment, there is a lot of encouraging growth in the actual acts of entertainment, in particular, Nollywood, Afrobeats, Fashion and Entertainment events.

My Input is after serving your audience with “Great Entertainment” how do “YOU” make and keep “MORE MONEY

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Some call it “Karma” I call it the “Law of seedtime and Harvest”

My thoughts are these:

 

  • Buy more from within your community, if you don’t there won’t be enough money to buy your tickets, films, fashion or sponsor your event. Admire other ethnic groups and observe their growth is not by chance or luck  but by diligence, the amount of money that goes on yummy yummy Chinese! Great food but zero return on investment for “YOU” . The other communities you spend so much money with will not sponsor or buy your tickets, music, films or fashion. So why give them so much….. Do you realise that if across London daily all Africans spend £1,000, that is £30,000 a month! Let me break it down, I mean if one hundred people spend £10 a day on Chinese that’s £30,000. Now Im sure you know 100 people is a tiny fraction of what really goes on. So think of it £30,000 in an African ladies restaurant means employment and money to spend back for your business. So please think, admire , learn but most importantly “TAKE ACTION” from the lessons learnt.
  • Think Global, never think of just servicing your neck of the woods if you want to control billions of dollars, its not the fact that westerners are westerners that gives them the upper hand its more the mind set of providing global services. This means you need to think of your customer, deliver your service for your customer, not just your dream not just your goal be a bit selfless, how about their goal how about providing a service for their dreams. A global mind-set will automatically make you shun mediocre and poor finishing. This will aid other people accepting your products as value for money and acceptable. People buy what they understand, that’s why a global thinker who is a designer or musician can produce an African piece and sell sell and sell , whilst an African struggles to sell his own piece. For those who are not aware the Fela musical in London a few years ago sold out every day it even sold in Lagos and the team were non Nigerian!  Again recently within the last 6 months , a Global thinker promoted and sold out a Nigerian act in the UK, whilst Nigerian promoters struggled and by that I mean they “Lost a lot of Investors money” Did the Nigerian promoters work  hard ? Yes  but  did they think Global? NO  So I questioned his strategy.
  • You have to, this is compulsory! you have to, have to have to! Have a Causus, be united not a group led by people chasing personal gain but a causas with defined interests, united where leadership can wait for rewards while the Industry as a whole benefits first. A caucus is a numbers bloc that is able to speak out on behalf of membership, it causes others to realise you have the ability to organise and grow. The only time ever God in heaven came down to scatter men was when he saw they worked in unity to build a tower from earth to heaven in the book of Genesis. My point is when you are united , its impossible to stop you! Yes even God recognises this, so forget being a small player chasing your own game, and become a team player, develop your brand and the Industry brand at the same time.

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Actions:

  1. Deliberately choose to buy from your community, a good and credible supplier of what you are looking for, please make sure he/she knows their Industry, put that money in their pocket and watch.
  2. Broaden your horizon and think of selling further and to more people than you usually do, attend a motivational seminar get Inspired, break the box do the unusual, dare your limitations, be “The Greatest in the whole world”.
  3. Try unity, especially with winners, when you try unity always play win/win i.e it’s good for you and good for them. Not win/lose, Good for you and bad for them. Don’t treat your fellow as a simpleton! ( Remember daris is god o) Play win/win let the benefits spread it will benefit you in the long run. Try it

 

My words for you:

The future is what you and I decide it will be, inaction, endless thinking , indefinite patience all lead up to other people taking control. As Individuals I see so much growth and development, but to really become relevant and powerful the same needs to be applied to us as a community.

Read my article or attend a workshop on Dependence, Independence and Interdependence, I speak on this quarterly.

Making sure, we spend internally as a community is the same as nations pushing to produce more , export more and import less. The challenge we are facing now is like a nation that imports everything even the things it can produce. This is “Trouble” take action see you soon.

 

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This write up was written by Sam Onigbanjo, FCIM, Business consultant

Founder Nigerian entertainment and lifestyle awards (NELAwards)

Consultant to South African Fashion and Cultural week

Host of the GBP Business Hour starting shortly on Fusionplus TV

Sam Onigbanjo,

@sammiedollar

www.greatbusinessplatforms.com

Start your 2015 social media savvy.

 

 

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Not everyone has to become a social media expert but everyone should be able to take advantage of the Global publicity and awareness it brings.

On Thursday the 12th of February 2015, GBP Business Club is  excited to have you in attendance while our Speaker for the night “Wisetola” shows us how she gets 90,000 viewers reading what she talks about in just one week on twitter! If you would like the same results for your business or organisation, just take action join the Business Club today or attend as a visitor(it costs more)

 

You will also hear from our Regional Director, Toyin Ero-Davidson, on how to have a second Income from property without even owning a property.

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Plus lots more of benefits as our members are giving away offers and gifts for this Valentines day!

So Join us on Thursday the 12th of February at our Buckinghamshire  chapter

Venue: Memlings African Grill Restaurant, Agora centre,1st Floor side entrance Agora Indoor centre, Church street, Wolverton.

 

You will learn about:

  • Why Twitter is a tool you can not do without in business
  • How to create interesting content for Twitter
  • Why your smartphone is a great investment
  • How to make twitter work for you
  • Getting followers on Facebook fanpage
  • Growing your Influence via LinkedIN
  • How to make a second Income from property
  • Growing a business database of people who want to buy from you

  

Venue: Memlings African Grill Restaurant, Agora centre,1st Floor side entrance Agora Indoor centre, Church street, Wolverton.

 

Time: 6.30pm till 8.30pm

Date: Thursday the 12th of February 2015

Entry:  Visitors and guests only for this event  £25,

Click on the link , Business services  on the top of this page to discover what else GBP Business Club can do to help power your business in 2015!

 

 

African edition of popular board game Monopoly

Monopoly1GBP Business Club  caught up with the MD of Bestman games Nimi Akinkugbe , recently in London and she granted us an impromptu interview. What I found really Interesting was the business and cultural opportunities behind monopoly and the fact that her company holds the  Monopoly license for 48 African countries.  To find out more about  this business and others join our business club now.

To get a copy of this as a christmas present click below

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monopoly-Nigeria-Centenary-Edition/dp/B00P2U6I4A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418258020&sr=8-1&keywords=monopoly+nigeria

 

 

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Milton Keynes, Chapter opens on Tuesday the 2nd of December 2014

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We are pleased to announce that the Great Business Platforms Business club GBP Business club, has arrived in   Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

On Tuesday the 2nd of December at 6.30pm, we will launch our Inaugural business club meeting at Memlings African Grill Restaurant, Agora centre,1st Floor side entrance Agora Indoor centre, Church street, Wolverton. Regional Director Toyin Davidson-Ero, Is elated at this opportunity as , Milton Keynes is rife with entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to partake in a global business such as GBP Business Club.

What to expect on the day:

Click here to see what happened on the day http://greatbusinessplatforms.com/business-club-b

 

We also have Gold and Corporate packages ,for more Information email info@greatbusinessplatforms.com
 
 

Thursday 23rd of October

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All roads led to the Plush ESQ Bar for the GBP Business Club, on Thursday the 23rd of October, The evening commenced with the Host Sam Onigbanjo welcoming new and existing club members to the night.

The first speaker, Solicitor  Maureen Ogbu, wowed the audience with her business offer to growing UK based businesses that wanted to start on the right side of the  business and employment law. She also offered a time limited service to GBP Club members that Included specific legal advice completely subsidised by their Business Club membership! So non members join ASAP!

 

 

 

IMG_9369Our Second Speaker was Mr Mayowa Oluyede, of MS Estates, he opened a few live accounts and showed us a bit more about the world of fores trading and how anyone could make some money daily without stopping their normal daily work route. GBP Business Club  are currently putting together a series of dates for special training and mentoring for club members in Forex.

 

 

 

IMG_9390Our Last speaker on the night was Toyin Ero-Davidson, Specialist solicitor in distressed properties and repossessions, she  made an offer to members , that would aid them in earning extra money each money.

The bar staff were on point as usual and the networking second to none.

Indeed the cream of business minds gathered together to make things happen, needless to say so many deals have already started happening.

Try out a business encounter at the GBP Business club, i’m confident you’ll be glad you did.

 

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Review of Business Summit

Official review of  the Business and Leadership summit hosted by Women4Africa and Great Business Platforms .

Friday the 7th of November, we hosted the 3rd Annual Business and Leadership Summit –Powered by Great Business Platforms.

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Venue: The Canterbury Suite, Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch

Doors opened at 10am:

 

The day started with coffee, biscuits and croissants, followed by a brief networking session.

 

This is how the day went

 

Speaker 1: Heather Benham-Growth Voucher.

Heather, lead our audience through a punchy and precise presentation on how any Business in England could benefit from a up to £2,000 grant to help develop the strategic objectives of that particular business. In Particular how you could position your business much better for new business and publicity. For more Information email info@greatbusinessplatforms.com

 

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Event Sponsor: Dr Akin Tikare,

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Spoke with authority about this subject area dentistry and why your “Orals” matter in Perception. From strong breath to bleeding gums, he identified how personal insecurity, complex could easily weaken commercial standing and inadvertently work adversely on your position and perception. With verbal communication as an important part of daily interactions. With multiple graphic aids this point was driven home. Needless to say there were a series of questions  from our delegates that extended his session.

 

Speaker 2:  Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

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–The voice of experience and maturity rang rich though the audience, it was clear within a few minutes of her presentation that Yvonne dared to go where many had before! Yvonne carefully carried our delegates along as she shared In particular the story of developing her current book “7 traits of highly successful women on boards” She gave us multiple examples of how she approached various leaders in the city and how anyone in the room could duplicate her actions. Her style and presentation made it easy to sell out all her books even before she had finished her presentation.

 

 Speaker 3: Pooja Samani,

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Director of IRN Networks and Professor of Event Management,  Pooja focused on brands and branding, she shared with us how she and her CEO  grew there business, she shared clear examples of brand equity and the difference between its own value and the value of the business it is associated with. She went on to share examples and thoughts mainly homing in on consistency and quality as the drivers of a Value business and true indicators of Perception and Positioning. At the end it would be fair to say she was almost mobbed by “new converts” who really benefitted from the value of this branding expert.

 

 

The Queens Honours:

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Represented by Dr Yvonne Thompson and Abby Oshodi, shed light on what is required and how more people in the community should get involved and nominated for the Queens Awards

 

 

 

 

Event Sponsor: Toyin Seweje,

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MD ,of Marcel of London, Toyin focused on etiquette , she brought a very practical touch to how what you wear can affect perspectives and perceptions.

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Speaker 4 Elizabeth Uwaifo:

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Spoke about the emergence of a new leadership within the community, she strongly advocated for people to make sure they supported each other in business as much as possible

 

“ We need to Evolve from Independent business leaders to Interdependent leaders” Sam Onigbanjo

“When you need a mentor in an area you are struggling, reach out to someone” Elizabeth Uwaifo

Honours are a wonderful encouragement. It is about recognising the impact of selflessness in community” Abby Oshodi

“Focus on your focus and How to become a key person of Influence” Dr Yvonne Thompson

To make sure you don’t miss the next event and to join our business club at our promotional offer price , email info@greatbusinessplatforms.com and someone will contact you

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Eight stages to your marketing strategy

A Gift for all members of the Great Business Platforms Business Club

Eight stages of your marketing strategy
This is about focusing all your efforts on:

Profitably communicating the ability of your company to deliver your customer’s needs/help solve their particular problems – and to do this better than your competitors.

See these five key elements of a strong marketing strategy.

Here’s what to do:

Stage one: analysis

Whats your organisation’s mission, vision and corporate strategy.
Review your internal resources.
Stage two: insight

Decide which Insights are core
Market intelligence.
Desk research.
Review other produced works
Learn from existing works
Action
Stage three: your target audience
Agree how to define your audience
Develop your needs driven segment
Agree your targeting strategy.
Be dynamic with your positioning

Review your customer profile.
Identify where your customer is
Learn from customer Data
Examine your competitive advantage for each chosen segment.
Carry out a customer analysis and start walking in their shoes. Really get to know them.
Stage four: goals and objectives

Objectives drive the organisation. They are a clear and concise statement of what you want to achieve.
Your marketing objectives will develop out of your business objectives.

Are they SMART and customer focused?
Is it clear what evaluation metrics/KPIs will be used to determine success?
Agree which of the following will deliver your business objectives?
Stage five: your Marketing Mix strategy

Develop a strategy for each of the 9 Ps to create your overall marketing mix strategy.

Stage six: developing a customer/audience proposition

Create a powerful, single-minded customer offer/proposition for:

The recruitment of new customers.
The retention of existing customers.
The winning back/reactivation of previous customers.
Also for cross-sell/up-sell opportunities.
Stage seven: implementation

Agree the responsibilities of key people/teams/agencies/third party suppliers (marketing, sales and customer services team).
Agree the budget
Agree all deadlines/the timing plan.
Include budget and timing contingencies.
Agree how you plan to evaluate your strategy.
Brief your Legal, Customer Services and other relevant departments.
Stage eight: evaluation and control

Read this industry guide on measuring marketing payback.
Then plan how each individual campaign will be evaluated (if this wasn’t done in stage seven, above).
See also

A definition of the term ‘marketing strategy’.
How the term market is defined.
Market analysis.
What is marketing?
Market overview.
Marketing as an organisational function and orientation.
Marketing as an interface between departments.
The marketing audit.
Your marketing plan.

The above eight point guide was copied from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, where I am a Fellow.
Sam Onigbanjo,FCIM
CEO
Great Business Platforms