Nkem Mpamah

Biography

Trusted advisor, business coach, startup evangelist, and strategy consultant. Nkem Mpamah is passionate about making complex things simple, turning ideas into reality, and helping startup entrepreneurs achieve their goals. He is a leadership trainer and workshop facilitator helping small business owners and corporate executives to multiply productivity and profits. Nkem Mpamah is founder and President of Cognition Global Concepts. Website - www.theentrecoach.com

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The drive behind my latest book, The Entrepreneur was borne out of my addiction for entrepreneurship. I wanted to create a set of comprehensive solution for entrepreneurs, small business owners and companies involved in starting new businesses or projects to eliminate waste and increase their odds of success. As you may be aware, 75% of every new business or product fails. That sounds ridiculous but it's true. I set out on the mission for this book to provide simple concepts, tools and guidance for smart entrepreneurs and business owners to adopt in creating successful new businesses of projects.

As I already said, I'm addicted to entrepreneurship and consider myself as having a "Calling" to business. It started more than 20 years when I worked as Accountant in Nigerian banks. In addition to my Financial Control job, I also worked closely with entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate executives who needed lease finance for their businesses. I reviewed financial reports and business plans and recommended those that met the bank's criteria for approval. I was privileged to provide useful advisory support and helped identify opportunities and threats for many. But it was incredibly heartbreaking to see business with what could be perceived as good “business plans” fail in the market. Well many of them did and several investors’ money was put at risk.

In 2006, the entrepreneur in me wouldn't let go; so I quit my bank job in search of "Greener Pastures in United Kingdom. I had no clue about what I was going to meet, but somehow I was confident that things would work out greatly for me. I landed first in London and worked briefly before relocating to Cambridge in 2007. While in Cambridge, I was hit by the 2008 global economic recession and I lost my Financial Controller job. Being made available to the market I knew it was time to answer my “Entrepreneurial Calling." So I went back to school to study Business Coaching with the Number One Coaching School in UK. In 2011, I became President and Founder of my first business, Cognition Global Concepts, which offers business growth coaching and support for entrepreneurs and corporate organizations to accelerate growth.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love reading good business and inspirational books. I read average of twenty to thirty a year, in addition to between five to 10 audio books, business magazines and newsletters from trusted sources. As a life-long learner, I realized early in my career that knowledge was worthless if it cannot be shared with others. Knowledge sharing either through training, workshop or writing inspires me. I blog, write articles and publish newsletters. I started publishing my articles with EzineArticles and a few other article sites in 2010. Three years later in 2013, EzineArticles awarded me a Diamond Author status, which was incredible. With my business coming alive in 2011, I set up a monthly newsletter and started sharing useful information with clients and prospects. Presently I manage my own blog site, The Entrepreneur Space on Wordpress and contribute to LinkedIn knowledgebase. I think that writing a book was not a priority for me until 2013 when I published my first book, The ART of Achievement and Fulfilment. But being an Indie author right now, has proven as one of the most authentic ways of sharing useful knowledge across a wider network of people.
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Books

From NOBODY To SOMEBODY - Essential Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Turn Dreams into Reality!
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 62,730. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
In this Self-Help book - From NOBODY to SOMEBODY, Nkem Mpamah gives you the tools that could literally take you from where you are now, to where you want to be. Whether you’re starting a new career or business, or feel overwhelmed and looking for a change; whatever that moment is for you, the principles he share in this book will transform you!
The Entrepreneur - A Lean Startup Culture for Smart Entrepreneurs to Build a Sustainable Business
Price: $12.97 USD. Words: 41,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Starting up
Many new businesses and products fail not because their founders did not build exactly what they wanted. Very often these founders waste too much time, money and effort in planning and building something that nobody wanted to buy. They find ideas that they fell in love with, write business plan, and pitch to investors. With money in hand they build a product or service, and off they go to sell.
The Complete Guide to Internet Marketing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
This eBook is your guide to understanding search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC) campaign, social media network, merchant services, affiliate marketing and successful marketing strategies to grow your business online.
Effective Time and Life Management Strategies
Price: $3.45 USD. Words: 20,990. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
If you're like most people, overwhelmed with activities, but little time to execute; "Effective Time and Life Management Strategies" is the solution for you. This eBook Will Help You: 1. Get released from “time prison” & take control of your life 2. Get more organized and double your productivity 3. Have more time for your family and friends 4. Overcome procrastination & achieve your goals.

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