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Mark Essien's Business Speech is on Creating a Company in Nigeria

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 23, 2016
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In his business speech, Mark Essien shares part of his journey moving back from Germany to Nigeria and starting a company there.

The African software developer believes to build a business you need a network, and this is why many immigrants in Europe struggle as entrepreneurs. Even though raising money is always difficult, the speaker believes it is harder for those who don't speak the language as well. The business speech tells a story that is described as "anything but easy," from the Secret Service to funding and competition to personal doubts.

He states the importance of community and building businesses that have a local impact, like how he affected change in Nigeria's hospitality industry. The speaker says people do not need a business background and can be successful with basic skills. The business speech explains why impact is better than comfort when it comes to fulfilling work.