KFAO Corporate Services, the sole purpose of being in business is to help you tap into the treasures of owning properties. With us, your dreams are 100% possible, as we constantly excel at offering you quality, secured, convenient, genuine, affordable, and the best bargain in any area of real estate opportunity.
- Tell us about yourself and your business?
My name is Ayodeji Finnih. I’m a clear example of educational-background-diversion. I studied Human Anatomy at the university but my passion in entrepreneurship has made me create a niche for myself in the Real Estate business after reading about success stories of the likes of Donald Trump who made most of his wealth from Real Estate Investment.
So my business is Real Estate… Real Estate is me!
- How much did you need to start your business and how were you able to raise that capital?
The Name Real Estate looks and sound intimidating especially when you look at start up capital in our kind of country where rookies find it hard getting financial supports.
I actually was not looking at any amount to start my business. My start up investment was *passion*. My passion drove me to kick start as an agent and operated in that confine. You needed a land or a building, I googled it’s availability, brought buyers and sellers together and I was getting my commission.
My commission was used to broaden my horizon by investing in trainings and going for workshops in Real Estate. Now I have a registered company, a website and a data base of clients. You can visit my website www.kfaocorporates.com and read through testimonies of my clients home and abroad
- What are some of the challenges you face in your business and how do you overcome those challenges?
The major challenge I have right now is government policies. Paying almost same amount of money for a plot of land for just documentation like survey in some parts of Lagos but there is a body working to get this resolved with the government.
- Where do you see your business in 5 years from now and what steps are you taking today to reach that objective?
I see KFAO Corporate Services become a household name when you talk about Real Estate in Africa and beyond. I’m going to be investing more on trainings both local and international. That would also put my brand out there.
- What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs looking to start a business or invest in Africa?
My advice would dangle around some traits that tend to be associated with the most successful entrepreneurs which include *Tenacity* – Ability to break through walls. An entrepreneur should be able go the distance, look at each challenge and pace themselves to overcome each and every one.”
*Passion* Remember I said this was my initial investment. The conviction to solve a problem is always stronger when you are passionate about it.
*Confidence and humility* The ability to listen and adjust is critical in being responsive to ever-changing challenges. I would encourage entrepreneurs to balance this with some degree of confidence in themselves and what they have got to offer as this would help them stand the test of time.
*Curiosity* An important part of being innovative is thinking about the *“what ifs”* of a business because all businesses have their ups and downs. Being reactive and responsive is important but it should be blended with a proactive approach to identifying and solving problems. This requires a level of curiosity which can save time and money.
- How is your business participating in the development of Africa?
Most of the geographical location in many parts of Africa are not planned. My business model is design in such a way that everywhere I have my proposed sites, the standard of living meets that of a mega city anywhere in the world as this would be attractive to outside world.
In other words, I would say my business would help plan the geographical location of west Africa and thereby upgrading her economical value as external investors would see Africa as a haven to live in and do business.