Interview with Ifeanyi Ebigbo

As the original founder of the concept of LeadLink LLC, he has worked diligently with his counterparts to assure the success of the company. Ebigbo, 24 years of age served as the Lower Division Representative with his student government, Associated Students, Inc, before he ran to become President. He served two complete terms as the President over the $1.7 Million dollar corporation. Prior to his Presidency he was highly involved within clubs and organizations on his campus, and also held the position of President within the Black Business Student Association (BBSA). Ebigbo, also held the position of Internal Vice Chair on the statewide organization, California State Student Association (CSSA), and was in charge of maintaining a $455 thousand dollar budget and dealing with all internal matters.

As a Political Science major, along with a minor in public administration he received an excellent education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Ifeanyi Ebigbo is articulate, outgoing, charismatic, and highly motivated. He demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills by offering an intellectual and enthusiastic approach towards resolving every concern his faced with.


How did you come up with the idea for your business?

My idea came from being involved in student government. I saw need for certain services that would enhance what I was doing for my university and fellow students.


When did you decide that you wanted to become an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs run in my family line. So, I believe that it is something that I have always had within me.


What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

I love the fact that I am able to provide solutions that real people use each day.


What do you think is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?

Entrepreneurs are have great EQ, and IQ. Both is needed to be successful. The fact that you run your own operation is superb. Individuals who work for other are great people that may need some motivation for the entrepreneurial energy to come out.


What was the most difficult part in getting started?

Knowing that the success of your idea rests on your ability to convince others that your idea is huge. The ability to get others to support your vision.


What has been one of your failures, and what have you learned from it?

The failure that I experienced was allowing one programmer who signed a contract to perform work for company and him not getting the job done and he was already paid for it.


What motivates you and/or keeps you motivated?

I am motivated by my idea and how important it would be in peoples lives.


How are you managing your time?

My time and schedule is maintained by an assistant and I never over book myself for appointments.


How do you assess the competitiveness in your internet niche market? Are they strong or weak and why?

The internet Market is a huge solution for my operation, it can be dramatically improved and my team and I are focusing on that need.


Getting money for an internet venture has gotten a lot tougher in this economy. How is your business handling this situation?

We are getting creative through promotion events, donations, and personal investments.


Henry Ford is quoted on saying that “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.” What are your thoughts on that quote?

True. Because a great business should be about making people’s lives better, creating a better world and supporting challenges faced by the society.


Rudy Giuliani once said that "Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present." What are your thoughts on that quote?

My response to his statement is that leaders are solutions for now, and the future. Therefore leaders need to be visionaries.


Walt Disney once said that "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." What are your thoughts on that quote?

True. We must allow our actions to speak for our success.


What advice would you give to college students who want to be entrepreneurs?

Get involved and build up as much experience that you can. Be a sponge and learn.


If you were to start another business, what might it be?

I love the restaurant industry. So, I would start a high end restaurant business.


Company Description:

Leveraging technology to help in education and education management. Lead Link is a niche social network and education consulting company with the goal of providing students, faculty and administrators (everyone in education) with quality resources that will assist them along their various goals in the education industry.

The platform for all communication on the subject of education. Making quality resources more accessible. Being the innovators of best practices in education.

Website: http://www.LeadVersity.com

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