"A good entrepreneur identifies opportunities, takes advantage, solves a problem and benefits from the result", Mr. George A. Ben-Smith, Vice Chairman, Cape Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCRCCI), said this at a seminar organized by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development (CESED) for level 400 students of School of Business, University of Cape Coast. The objective of the seminar was to encourage the final students to develop entrepreneurial ideas, identify business opportunities and to intensify networking.
In his presentation, Mr. Ben-Smith, the Guest Speaker and an alumnus of the University affirmed that passion and perseverance are two outstanding qualities of successful entrepreneurs.
He said, " start to create business plans, review and evaluate them frequently, think through and implement them. Start now, keep financial records of your activities, be committed to little investments and raise good capital for business expansion." He admonished the students to be committed to studies and gain knowledge and skills to become good entrepreneurs.
He further challenged the students to participate in entrepreneurship seminars, workshops and events and to learn from renowned entrepreneurs across the globe.
Other key personalities at the event were Dr. Edward Amarteifio (Coordinator for UCC Business Incubator) , Dr. Keren Arthur (Lecturer) and Mr. Dominic Owusu (Lecturer)