About BusinessIQ

Welcome to Africa’s #1 platform for entrepreneurs. If you are not an entrepreneur, get ready to be transformed and be part of the movers and shakers of the economy of Africa. Get ready to start, manage and grow your own business. If you are already an entrepreneur, get ready to send your business into orbit.

What is BusinessIQ Africa?

BusinessIQ Africa is a digital platform for entrepreneurs and those who want to be entrepreneurs. It was 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.

Our story

In November 2009, during the financial crunch, when companies were downsizing, businesses were closing down and people were losing their jobs, we saw the future. We perceived that the aftermath of the crisis would birth hundreds—if not thousands—of inexperienced entrepreneurs who would need a practical business manual to run their businesses. And so, we launched BusinessIQ hard-copy magazine during the recession. And, in its days, it served its primary purpose.

Again in 2013, we saw a glimpse of the future. We realized that there is need to help and inspire budding entrepreneurs across Africa with the tough, but success stories of established entrepreneurs. We realized and concluded that the surest way to reach every nook and cranny of Africa is through the internet. So we began the amazing journey of creating this online platform. And in July 2014, we 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 the BusinessIQ team that we have started a revolution; the beginning of the future that was seen when BusinessIQ digital magazine was conceived. Today, the platform has evolved from just digital magazine, to mentorship, entrepreneurs’ hangout, books and investment. It is more like a park for entrepreneurs.

What we do

This is our primary focus. We are dedicated to finding and interviewing successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We are concerned about listening and retelling their tough, but successful 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. Don’t leave the article page in a rush. The mentorship page gives room for a novice to be mentored until such becomes an entrepreneur. Read through the mentorship page and see for yourself. And the business hangout for entrepreneurs is also part of the many other platforms on this platform that we have created to help you grow your business acumen. Explore and devour them all without reservation.

Who we are

We are a small 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 turning 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. Welcome to BusinessIQ Africa.