About Us

WARNING: If you are content being an employee, you are in the wrong place. Close this page and it will vanish from your screen. We mean it. This platform is not for you. Good luck with your paycheck. But if you are tired of working 9-to-5 or not being in control of your time, then read on. If you want to learn from the masters how to own a business, then read on for you are in the right place.

BusinessIQ is a digital magazine for aspiring and budding entrepreneurs. It is the fastest and largest circulating business magazine in Africa. It focuses on interviewing successful business leaders to inspire and educate entrepreneurs in Africa. Although it is presently read by thousands across the globe, the unchangeable goal is to reach one billion entrepreneurs around the planet.

Launched by entrepreneur Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa in 2009 with nothing, but a Pentium II laptop giving to him by his younger brother and less than fifty dollars, BusinessIQ began to help entrepreneurs start, manage and grow their businesses. And that is not changing.

Our Story

In November 2009, during the financial crunch, when companies were downsizing, businesses were closing down and people were losing their jobs, Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa saw the future. He perceived that the aftermath of the crisis would birth hundreds of inexperience entrepreneurs who would need a practical business manual to run their businesses. And so, he launched BusinessIQ hard-copy magazine during the recession. And it served its primary purpose by helping its readers grow their businesses and personal lives.

Again in 2013, Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa saw a glimpse of the future. He realized that there is need to help and inspire budding entrepreneurs across Africa with the tough, but success stories of established entrepreneurs. He realized that the surest way to read them is through the internet. So began the amazing journey of creating this online platform. And in July 2014, with a small team, he successfully launched the first issue of BusinessIQ digital magazine featuring Late Dr. Nelson “Madiba” Mandela (1918-2013) on the cover. That maiden issue was titled The Business Side of Nelson Mandela. It went viral. It was timely for it was downloaded from all over Africa and beyond. This assured Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa and the team that they have started a revolution; the beginning of the future that was seen when BusinessIQ digital magazine was conceived.


What we do

We are dedicated to finding and interviewing successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We are concerned about listening and retelling their tough, but success true stories in such a way it will inspire and help your business growth. We are committed to making sure their stories strengthen your entrepreneurial desire and that of others around the globe.

Every month, we work tirelessly to make sure an issue of BusinessIQ magazine is available to you on your mobile, tablet or laptop. Every issue of the magazine is wrapped around the inspirational business story of a successful entrepreneur. Such story—interview—is, most times, locked around many years of struggles, disappointments, failures and success that can help you become a successful entrepreneur without re-inventing the wheel.

That is not all! Our blog also features articles, covering different areas, to help you grow your business, financial and investment management skills. Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa who is also a small business consultant with over ten years experience shares his depth of knowledge and that of successful business leaders in each article. Reading the articles will turn you into a proactive entrepreneur. To also help your business acumen growth, we introduced the BusinessIQ Class where you can learn all the rudiments of how to start, manage, market and grow your business. In this class, you will also be opportune to meet and be mentored by successful entrepreneurs who had graced the cover of BusinessIQ magazine and those who are yet to.

Who we are

We are a group of selfless entrepreneurs who chose to build a platform that will help you accomplish your utmost desire as an entrepreneur. We want to set you loose from being yet another employee; we are dedicated to turn you into that entrepreneur that the inner you want to be. We are an independent media team with no desire to settle for less than change our world and the way we live. If others have done it, then we are equal to the task.

What we want from you

We want you to be ignited and transformed into an entrepreneur that will influence the way we live. We want you to take your business desire from the world of fantasy into the real world where it is needed. We want you to stop dreaming and start acting. Not later, but right now so you can be part of us who are changing the course of humanity. Welcome to join the growing numbers of entrepreneurs around the globe.