Hello my name is, Victor Adetiba. Welcome to my Business Consigliere video blog!
What You Will Find On This Video Blog:
This site is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs techniques for starting and effectively running their own business.
MY VIDEOS WILL SHOW YOU:
- How to start a business and become an entrepreneur
- Techniques and concepts I have learned over my 8 years in business
- That the obstacles you are facing as an entrepreneur plague all business owners
- Techniques on expanding your business
- And MUCH more pertinent information
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HOW I BECAME A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
When I graduated from high school I was not sure what I wanted to do, but I knew that I enjoyed video production. I had just completed an extensive 2 year course on media technology in high school. I attended a local community college for a few semesters to take some elective courses while I decided about my major. I eventually found a community college in the area that offered film courses and thought I would like to get a degree in film. After a couple semesters and several classes I realized that a large majority of the information they were teaching the students in class, I previously learned in high school.
After speaking with the head of my film department I was informed that he had met my high school media teacher and it was no wonder, to him, why I was so far ahead of my current college classmates. He went on to inform me that my high school had the number one video production program in the nation and college students were just learning the theory of many film production principles. At that time, we had not gotten to the portion of the classes where we would go over the practical application of the principles. I already had over 2 years of experience with the practical application from working on a number of different productions.
So, at age 20, I made the wild decision to start my first company, Adetiba Productions, while in school full-time and working full-time as a sales associate at an electronics retail store. Little did I imagine that this company would be the first of many.
THESE ARE SOME OF MY CURRENT AND PAST PROJECTS:
- Adetiba Productions – 2003
- 5 Starr Entertainment – 2005
- Versailles Investment Group – 2008
- Nigerian Mafia – 2009
- Business Consigliere – 2010
- Green White Radio – 2011
HOW BUSINESS CONSIGLIERE WAS BORN
I often found myself giving motivation and advice to new start-ups or people planning to start a business. There is a stigma that you must have a lot of money to start a business or go to college and graduate from business school before you are qualified to start a business. People often think that I’m against education, but I’m a huge advocate of education. I just don’t believe formal education is the only type of education or the end all be all. You will be hard pressed to find me not currently reading at least 2 or 3 books at a time. What I do have a problem with is formal education without a plan or with a convoluted view of reality. A degree looks good on paper and sounds good in theory, but by the time you factor in the student debt, you may be graduating with, the fact that jobs are scarce, and the number of Americans finding jobs in the fields they specialized in is decreasing, these may be a major deterrent to following the status quo.
In October of 2009 I was at a photography studio discussing a potential project with a photographer I had worked with on several occasions and had come to respect. Towards the end of our meeting another photographer I had been giving advice to on how to start his company walked in. I had several conversations with him prior to that day about what route I felt would be the most effective for his company, but he was still dragging his feet in doubt. After about an hour or two of discussion on strategizing on how to spend A LOT LESS money than he originally thought he would have to spend and motivating him to move forward I could see the resolve on his face to really take action this time. Once our conversation ended he pulled me to the side and told me he really thought I had a gift and should seriously consider business coaching/consulting for people who had start-up ideas but didn’t know where to begin. He then started advising and coaching me on how he felt I could structure the business. I was reluctant at first, but after an hour he got my gears turning and I started coming around. January 1, 2010 Business Consigliere was born.