Let’s meet Atabu Teniola, who helps business owners manage their social media pages and also teaches owners how to run profitable adverts.
Exquisite magazine is delighted to have an interview with her. Let’s read up on her story!
Tell us about Yourself
My name is Atabule Teniola. I am a website designer, a digital marketer, a social media manager and an advertising/marketing coach. I am married and blessed with 3 kids.
What does your business do and how it started
I help business owners manage their social media business pages. I help business owners develop and design websites and I also teach business owners how to run profitable advertisements and the right way to go about marketing their brand/products
How do you solve your customer’s challenge?
So when a customer comes to me with whatever challenge they might be facing with their brand, the first thing they have to do is to book a session which I call the brain brainstorming session. This is where we talk about the challenges the customer might be facing with his or her brand and how to overcome those challenges.
Who are your ideal customers?
My ideal customers are startups, customers who have been online for quite a while but still do not know how social media works and also customers who have been online for quite a while but still have difficulty with targeting the right audience, marketing well and being able to manage and optimise their page for sales.
Can you describe/outline your typical day?
My typical day starts with me waking up by 5 a.m., cooking and cleaning my home. Dress my kids to go to school while I also dress up to go to work. I am a workaholic so as soon as I get to work I’m driving into work straight. Then I close by 5 p.m. to go pick up my kids. Back home. I am an introvert to the core.
How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
For now, I think I am getting the hang of it but when I started it was quite a bit too much because my work tends to run overnight. So I had to learn how to balance being an entrepreneur and running a home. I decided to put structure into my business. You won’t catch me replying to DM’s anything from 6 p.m. and you won’t see me working weekends. Saturday and Sunday are full-time family time.
What motivates you?
First, what motivates me is my desire to succeed. I am the kind of person who loves working hard. I never want to be in a position where I have to ask other people for monetary help. Even if I had to, I would have known I had put in all my efforts. So I would say my drive for success motivates me
What is your greatest fear?
None for now. I face every challenge that comes my way.
How do you define success?
When I feel accomplished with results to show, then I know I have achieved success.
What is your favourite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
The credit alerts!! You know that feeling of not waiting till the month ends to get credited. Just joking, I actually love the risks part. Most time I just put in my all with no uncertainty if I will achieve my desired result but I find it fun because I don’t even worry anymore.
If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
More collaborations. Now I enjoy it and it has really helped me a lot but then I was always saying ‘NO’
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
I will say for starters you have to be creative, then business management skills and communication skills
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
A person? I don’t have one particular person but I get inspired by so many business development coaches.
What advice would you give to people who want to become entrepreneurs?
It is not easy ooooo, at all. You will be frustrated, there are days you will cry, and there are days you will be so broke but still show up for your brand. There are days you will feel like just giving up but trust me, hang in there. Nobody has the format of being a great entrepreneur, we all start with errors but correct them over time.
What business-related book has inspired you the most?
Akin Alabi’s book (Small Business, Big Money)
Think and grow rich ( Napoleon Hill)
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
A girl called Teniola
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Phone no: 08103153634