Ebun Ibidapo, popularly known as the party queen, is the CEO of Party Connect, an event-planning company that transforms social and corporate events. Let’s know more about her brand
Tell us about Yourself
My name is Ebun Ibidapo, the Chief Operations Officer and Creative Director of Party Connect, a full event planning company with a background in Human Resource Management and Brand Marketing.
I am from Ondo State, and I live in Lagos. I also call myself the Party Connect Queen, as I love to create a fun environment for my guests to engage and connect with each other.
What does your business do, and how it started
My business is called Party Connect, and we are in the business of the full planning of intimate, social and corporate events. It started out of passion in December 2020.
A friend of mine gave me the opportunity to plan her intimate birthday party, and it was a success. I can never forget Kehinde Falade because she pushed me to start something I have always had in mind.
How do you solve your customer’s challenge?
At Party Connect, we treat every customer’s event as if it were our own. We take ownership of their challenges and work closely with them to empathize, apologize, and swiftly resolve any issues that arise.
Who are your ideal customers?
My ideal customers are Brides, Tech clients, Banks, Schools, Government, Real Estate clients etc.
How do you define success?
Being consistent in my work and striving for the best in every event I plan.
What is your favourite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Independence, money, taking an idea and inspiring others to contribute to make it better. Most importantly, implementing that great idea.
If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
I will work with an experienced event planner to learn a lot more and then start mine. Experience, they say, is the best teacher.
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Communication, Networking, Flexibility and Leadership.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
God, my mum, and other entrepreneurs around me.
What advice would you give to people who want to become entrepreneurs? Just start, follow through and surround yourself with the right people.
What business-related book has inspired you the most?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Although, I listen to podcasts more, and the podcast that inspired me the most was Launch that ish by Kunbi Odugbogun.
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
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