Mike Nyinaku Is dragging Ghana’s Youth Along To Success
Unless you are a visitor or not well versed in Ghana’s business landscape, you might have heard of Mike Nyinaku and his Beige Story.
Nyinaku who started out with a book keeping consultancy while a student raced through many businesses such as land banking, stock markets and real estate developing which enabled him raise funds enough to veer into the financial sector.
Buoyed with admiration for leaders in the finance sector, he settled on a microfinance venture which meant he had to suspend his real estate business to fully focus on his finance field.
The result is what we see today- a home-grown financial institution- the Beige Bank
Since its inception, the Beige Bank hitherto known as Beige Capital has diversified its operation over the years, with additional initiatives such as pensions, insurance and investment advisory services to both individuals and institutions nationwide.
Beige is currently providing direct employment to about 5,000 people and serving a clientele base in excess of 800,000.
Nyinaku has been featured on international media outlets including Forbes Africa and CNN but as he openly admits, the journey hasn’t been plain sailing,”…I have failed in many and have also had reasonable success in a few. More importantly, I believe that all of those failures have made me better,” he said in an interview with graphic.com.gh.
Although being an entrepreneur seem to many a glamourous field, it comes with it downsides.
When Nyinaku was asked how he spends his leisure time, he noted,”… I’m either doing or thinking of what to do. When I started, I used to have a fun life but as this journey got more involving and my responsibilities got bigger, I sort of got more withdrawn.”
Through all these, he has dedicated part of his busy schedule to Ghana’s youth.
Through his Aspire series, he organises business seminars for young entrepreneurs detailing them on how his successful journey started and how they can scale up their business ideas to fruition.
This seminar enables young aspiring entrepreneurs to engage the expertise of Nyinaku where he answers all their questions pertaining to starting a business and keeping it running.
He has placed zero charges on these seminars.
Aside this, he uses the power of social media, Facebook to be precise to inspire the youth to press on with their entrepreneurial ambitions no matter the hurdles they are constantly faced with.
Testimonies of how such Facebook posts have transformed lives and propelled positive results are evident the comment section of his official Facebook page for everyone to see.
In his latest update, he makes a strong case with the slogan “Jobs Dey, Boys no Dey” (Jobs are available but no employees to work), and buttress the point that there are job opportunities in Ghana inspite of the challenges, however there’s the need for willing, prepared and dedicated people to help attain the goals.
By Pamela Ofori- Boateng