No Regrets, Only Lessons As An Entrepreneur: CEO of Maestro Group, Seidu Ali, Shares In An Exclusive Interview!!

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On your journey to success, this is what you find, Challenges and Setbacks but with God, Hardwork and Determination, you are sure to conquer/break your way through and achieve your Dreams/Objectives. Today on Exclusives with SammytheAuthor, an Inspiring Ghanaian Entrepreneur shares with us, his life story and career as an Entrepreneur and CEO of Maestro Group. Checkout the Interview Below!
1: Who’s Mr. Ali Seidu?
Seidu Ali, I would say is an Entrepreneur, a Business Consultant, a Mentor, a Journalist and a lot of other things he can’t even keep track of. That’s to say that, he’s a simple guy who believes in the values of individuals other than the titles ascribed to people who possess not, the ability to deliver or add value not just to themselves but to the people around them at large.
I would also say he’s an individual who believes and supports achievable dreams regardless, and also one who strongly believes in the law of reciprocity.
To the fun bit of him, I’d say he is a simple guy and a very easy to relate with individual.


2: What’s the Story Behind this great Personality?
The story behind this personality I would say is one that’s been full of practical lessons and that’s what has molded him into what you are seeing now, and it is a lengthy one.
Now, before one can have a personality or before a personality can be identified, there should be three identifiable phases in your life answering three simple yet, complicated questions.
i. What are you as an individual capable of achieving?;
ii. How do you prove your capability?; and finally,
iii. How can you help others prove their level of capability?
Now, the above phases to the questions listed are an unbreakable cycle. One that a person has to go through before having a great personality.
So firstly, Seidu Ali has gone through a lot of turndowns, a lot of sacrifices and sleepless nights which helped him efficiently define what he’s capable of doing.
Secondly, Seidu Ali has served a lot of people, just for the experiences and that also helped him to clearly define how to prove his capability.
Thirdly is the fact that he helps others prove their capabilities even though he’s still in the process of helping others do that.
So with the above framework set, I would say I’m still not a great personality yet, for the sky is not the limit, beyond the sky is!

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3: I understand you are the CEO/Founder for Maestro Group..what Inspired such an awesome Idea?
What inspired me is very simple, ‘Fear of the Unknown’ and the desire to reap whatever I’ve planted.
Now, I’ll leave you with two simple questions for you to digest.
i. How would you feel if you wake up one beautiful morning, and your mum, dad, son or daughter, wife or a sister falls ill severely and in a case either of them has nothing to support the illness, a call comes in informing you about it.
What will you do if you are financially down and you have not even a contact number on your phone to dial requesting a loan??
ii. What’s the essence of schooling or learning a skill you cannot use to help or serve others?


4: What are some of the Challenges you faced as Entrepreneur?
Challenges are bound to be faced by every entrepreneur. Others solvable whilst others fade of as time passes by. Amongst the challenges I have faced and is still facing, often times include the fact that some clients makes it difficult for you to sometimes identify which client is yours and which isn’t.
Another challenge faced back then has been the fact that some clients, both within and outside Ghana, regard you as too “youthful” for the job until you deliver.
Another challenge has been the fact that, you would have to turn a blind eye to some clients who think they’re friends so they need free services..
5: How’s the Entrepreneurship Environment like?
There’s no specific environment or ecosystem for entrepreneurs yet. Probably I’m yet to come across it. In the sense that, to be an entrepreneur, you would need to have the quality of adaptability. Your expectations could easily be swerved where as what you least expected could come to pass. The weather is always different in the world of entrepreneurship.
6: If You had the Opportunity to turn back the Hands of Time, what would You have changed in your Business Life?
First of, there’s nothing like regrets in entrepreneurship, only mistakes and lessons learnt. There’s nothing I’ll dare touch to change because, all make me stronger each day. I say this because, a simple mistake made will result to the next stage of making a bigger mistake. The bigger mistake then results to a greater lesson learnt.
7: Give Us the Overview of what Maestro Group is All About.
Maestro Group is made up of three sub Limited Liability Companies.
– MP Writings Consult Ltd: MP Writings Consult Ltd. handles all corporate and academic writing solutions such as the writing of Business Plans, Business Proposals, Sponsorship Proposals, Academic Project Work, Thesis, e.t.c.
– Maestro Online Shop: This serves as an online trading platform where quality and affordability are our hallmark. Amongst the goods it trades includes laptops, watches, Headsets, e.t.c.
– MP Marketing Solutions: This serves as a hub for selling and promoting the brand of businesses whilst providing marketing consultation services to them. It also handles the creation of Websites, Graphic Designs, Developing Mobile Applications, e.t.c
8: Any Piece of Advice for the Young ones Aspiring to be an Entrepreneur?Anything Sharable?
My advice would be; always keep in your pocket, PHD and patience, where PHD means,
– P: Prayerful; be prayerful.
– H: Hardworking; be hardworking.
– D: Dedication; be dedicated.

Below are His Social Media Handles:

Facebook: @Ali Seidu
Instagram: @Seiduali_gh

Business Pages:

— MP Marketing Solutions
Facebook: @Mpmarketingsolutions
Instagram: @Mpmarketingsolutions
Maestro Online Shop
Facebook: @Maestro Online Shop
Instagram: @Maestro Online Shop
— Mp Writing Consult
Facebook: @Mp Writing Consult

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The Midas Touch!

“Your Ability to make it in life, depends on your ability to sell”

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 So then how can one be successful in life? Is it by hard work and determination? Well, I think every successful person we see out there, has his/her own story to tell the world. The struggles and challenges they faced on their journey to be successful. Most of the great men we see out there, were once nobody. So then you ask yourself, how were they able to make it to the Apex. How did it all happen? Growing up, I had this perception of myself; thinking whether I was ever going to make it big someday. Until one day, I came to the realization that, achieving ones dream in life doesn’t come on a silver platter, it takes perseverance, hard work and determination. In order for one to get to the highest pedestal in life, requires bravery, the strength to stand firm when all hell is breaking loose. And yes, school will always be the first option on the list of every parent; but have you for once, asked yourself, how many unemployed graduates we have currently in our country as a whole? Well, I’m not trying to dispute the fact that education is very important in our everyday lives. I’m for Education not against; but there are certain issues that has gone undisclosed in the country.

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To be educated means, having had a good training; being knowledgeable and refined in judgment. But today, every other person can say to himself “I’m Educated” but lacks the necessary skills to be successful and make life worth living. What we need to understand is that, our success in life is not only based on our educational background but also our God-given gifts/talents. Using what you have to get what you want in life. Gifts are the most essential qualities to be possessed by a person. We must learn to make use of the gifts we have in every aspect of our lives. Your ability to get the climax, depends on your zeal towards the work you do, regardless of the type; you will surely achieve your dreams. Although it will not come as easy as you may need it but there is a likelihood that it will definitely come to pass. You can be a Salesman, Teacher etc. and be successful. Irrespective of the job you do, never under-estimate yourself. Comparing yourself to other people’s level of success, will rather make you stressful. And stress, is being here but wanting to be there. I know it’s nerve-racking to see the people you grew up with, get to the highest pedestal, but it’s never the end. Get the right ideas, set your paths right, never reject small beginnings. Whatever it is that you have in mind to do, do it; forget about what people will say. An American Information technology Entrepreneur and Inventor, Steve Jobs, in one of his Quotes said “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice”. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Your ability to sell, paves way for you to become who you were meant to be; the best you. Stay focus, never rely on your weakness. Money as some people may say” Is the root of all evil”. Most people tend to use the narrow road to get what they want; the shortcuts in life, but the issue here is that, whatever it is that you have now, which is not from the Lord, will always be temporal. And indeed, there will always be an alternative to every problem at hand. The youth of today have forgone the word” Hard work” and have embraced the word “Quickie” just to live a life pleasing to the people around them; most especially, friends. Well, I’m not trying to be so perfect and judgmental here; just bear with me. Attaining the maximum level of success in life, entails a lot; each and every one of us, is bound to face challenges; irrespective of who we are and where we originated from. There is always a “First time” in every “I made it”. Strive for success. No matter the type of work you do for a living, you need to have the zeal and strong ability to sell whatever it is that you are engaged in; be it, street hawking etc. Being an Entrepreneur means undertaking personal financial risk; and it entails a lot. You are certain to face challenges in the business where there is no partnership. You tend to take decisions and face losses alone. There so many business risk that every other businesses are meant to deal with but in all, we have to make use of our Entrepreneurial skills to eliminate any future risk. Your aptitude to reach set target in your business depends on your aptitude to sell what you do.

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Finally, love what you do because the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Live a happy life. Have the “Midas Touch”. You Can. You Will. Make It Happen.