This post was written by Abdullah Mamun. He is an entrepreneur and a social media specialist working closely with various Muslim organizations. In the past, he helped run a national youth organization, which required him to organize camps, seminars, and other events. He is actively involved with the Muslim community in the North East area on many levels.
Whatever you do in life, you always need some help and inspiration. You can only go as far as the support and guidance that is around you. Tasks that would normally seem beyond our capabilities tend to become attainable with a strong support system. On November 17th, the 4th annual American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) will be putting together a powerhouse of professional entrepreneurs and experts in all sorts of fields, who all happen to be Muslims. The AMCC brings together some of the most brilliant and successful Muslims in America.
Many Muslim students in the United States of America have hopes and aspirations to start their own business and companies. However, often enough they don’t have reliable role models, or mentors to guide them. The AMCC provides access to some of the most successful individuals, which not only have shown success in their professional endeavors, but also are true to their faith. At this year’s conference you have individuals like Nouman Ali Khan, Mohamed Geraldez, Preacher Moss, Hamzah Wald Maqbul, and others who have represented Islam on many platforms. This is the only platform where they are talking about their entrepreneurial or professional success, as a business which has a faith based connotation. This type of professional and entrepreneurial discussion is often neglected, but AMCC brings this matter into the limelight.
As a new entrepreneur myself, I am always looking for some inspiration and guidance. This road is very dangerous, and extremely risky. I may bring in $10K this week, but I may not meet a client for the next three months. Going to AMCC and hearing the stories of successful entrepreneurs like Adnan Durrani, Tariq Farid, and others and hearing what they’ve done, give me hope. However, I understand that in order to have a successful business, I need to have a well thought out plan, and something that the consumers would need and want as well. With that said, I highly encourage that all high school and college students attend this conference.
Many times, students do not have the correct guidance and inspiration. Going to this event, I believe that they will be able to find internships, mentors, and most importantly a new found respect for all the Muslim professionals that have contributed to the American market. From personal experience, I know that if you want to start your own business, this is the conference to attend. This event only happens once a year, so it’s pertinent that we (you and I) make the most of it. The MSAs, youth groups, and other youth oriented organizations should make the effort to not only attend, but also encourage their fellow youth/student to spread the message to become actively involved in this conference.
I can’t stress enough the importance of attending this conference. It will truly be an inspiration, and I know that you’ll benefit from it. If you aspire to start your own business, or simply want to find successful people to talk to – this is the event. In this conference, you’ll find some of the entrepreneurial and corporate giants. By networking with them, you may have the opportunity to one day stand on their shoulders to start something of your own. Again, I highly encourage you to attend and find out more information about American Muslim Consumer Conference on their website – http://www.americanmuslimconsumer.com.
I hope to see you there on November 17th, 2012 and don’t forget your business cards!