How I started my fine arts business with just ₦200

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Eric Ekanem is a native of Uyo village, in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He holds a Diploma in Fine & Industrial Arts and is currently a Student studying Fine Arts Education at the University of Uyo. Eric Ekanem is the Ceo of ERIC’S ART EMPIRE.

Eric describes himself as a dynamic and quintessential young leader and a purpose-driven entrepreneur who is bent on impacting the world with his wealth of knowledge while raising a younger generation of like minds. He is a student leader and is deeply involved in Fine Arts business having produced several hundreds of works.

Eric ventured into fine arts due to his love for Fine Arts right from secondary school where he drew diagrams for fellow students especially in subjects like Biology. He also made manually customised cards.

The economic potentials of the fine art industry are huge. It is a multimillion-dollar industry with artworks selling for millions of dollars. Eric affirms that he makes money from his artworks.

He started up his business with just N200.

His high point has been growing the business to the point of registering it through the close guidance of Mrs Meflyn Anwana. His low point is the inadequate working tools that lead to loss of clients. But despite these challenges he has never thought of giving up.

Eric Art Empire is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. He does the work himself and sometimes with his staff when the volume is high.

Eric presents Mrs Ekaete Ekanem and Mrs Meflyn Anwana as his mentors in business.

He wants the policymakers to help scale his business by providing a convenient environment for his business to grow through the provision of basic infrastructure like electricity, etc. Also, he wants investors to invest in his business by the provision of a business grant or loan.

To people who want to venture into visual/applied art, Eric advises, “Please to all who wish to venture into my business, do well to learn from professionals. If possible attend formal training either a 1-year certificate program or a degree in the University. Thereafter follow up with business training such as the My Entrepreneurship Goals Program organized by the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management  of Akwa Ibom State.

Eric believes that Akwa Ibom state is already erupting into a centre of attraction through entrepreneurship, and through this, poverty will be reduced as wealth creation increases.

The future is calling out to you, start up a business today!

47 thoughts on “How I started my fine arts business with just ₦200”

  1. Eric, you are a visionary, dynamic, resilient and focused young man. Your tall dreams are not unachieveable. I know you can get and you will surely get to the apex of your career. Above all, you have a FATHER who never fails and you can do all things through Him who strengthens you. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Bravo! Remain blessed.

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  2. Eric, you are a visionary, dynamic, resilient and focused your man. Your tall dreams are not unachieveable. I know you can get and you will surely get to the apex of your career. Above all you have a FATHER who never fails and you can do all things through Him who strengthens you. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Bravo! Remain blessed.

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  3. Eric is a force to reckon with. I can say that boldly. I await that time where his artwork would be placed in virtually every home and public space. Such a great thing to see it would be.

    Keep going Eric. You’re closer to the top than you imagine.

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  4. I can still recall when you were small trying to draw our portrait from the living room one by one with pencil sketch though you didn’t have to draw mine… lol. I’m glad you portrayed your God’s given talent and I’m not surprised at where you are today because you deserve it. Greater things awaits you as you continue in this great fit. Well done my kid brother and God bless.

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