When I started this project with the former Director of Assumpta Press, Rev. Fr. Ray Nzereogu some 5 years ago, we knew it was going to be a challenging task. But we were not daunted. We were determined to succeed.
We knew that we owed our people who live abroad a duty. We should make it less difficult for them to find and connect with businesses and services they might need either while abroad or when they were at home in Nigeria.
By the same token, we knew there was a need to advertise the many great services that were available for deployment at local council area levels. Service providers at that level were yet to be properly exposed to people who might need their services from time to time.
Since then, we have come a long way in our attempt to cover all areas where the Igbo do business or render service locally and world-wide.
As of 2020, about 1,000 businesses and services have registered with the Imo State Business Link Magazine network. We know we have not yet covered all there is to cover in our part of Igboland.
We are especially concerned about the rural areas. We are therefore appealing to all categories of business enterprises to come forward and register with Imo State Business Link Magazine network. Get your business advertised world-wide for next to nothing. You don’t have to pay anything to register your business or service. It is free of charge.
In the 2020 edition, we have updated our website to tally with the most modern designs. We are adding greater numbers of clients to the network as our people get more used to this “next level” in their business transactions.
We have created Group Platforms in WhatsApp, Facebook and Telegram on our network to enable member organizations chat freely and to discuss their business concerns. That will also enable Imo State Business Link Magazine to address important business issues that might involve government intervention directly with the concerned departments or ministries.
We realize we cannot go far without the cooperation of Igbo Business Community whose interest we serve, wherever their members reside. We will therefore appreciate it if you send us feedbacks frequently on how we can better empower and enhance Igbo demand and supply chains in business and service provision worldwide.
I am looking forward to a brighter 2020 for all our network members. It is my prayer that God prospers the work of your hands and bless you and your families abundantly in 2020 and in the years to come.
Sincerely Yours in Nation Building,
Chief Sir Emeka N. Asinugo, KSC
Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director
Reach-Out & Link-Up Ltd
Publishers of Imo State Business Link Magazine.