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Musbahu El Yakub

Book Gallery

We showcase our books here on business and life issues. Some of the books are authored by me whilst others, carefully selected by me, are licensed to us. We have both paperback and e-books. The paperbacks can be purchased on Amazon or locally in Nigeria. In both cases, delivery will

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My Quotations Gallery

The best quotations should be short but profound. They should have deep meaning and make us think and change our ways for the better. I work purposely to bring our short quotes about business and life in general. I hope they make us all think and act better. Click on

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STARTING A BUSINESS e-Book

STARTING A BUSINESS, Revised and updated e-book from Aperture Consulting for the guidance of entrepreneurs. STARTING A BUSINESS, Revised and updated e-book from Aperture Consulting for the guidance of entrepreneurs. Issues covered including:Business idea-generation and testingBusiness planningA new chapter for senior adults planning to start their businesses is included and

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Access up to N25 Million Targeted Credit Facility for COVID-19

” The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  introduces a stimulus package to support households and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic….” Link details…..https://nmfb.com.ng/covid-19-support/?fbclid=IwAR1mD-mSV18YQ7fDLuyBDM8rwc2FxXmBRA_nOcJRMFIQORs6g2GpwRy32T4 Feature image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay

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Every Choice Has a Price Tag – Yawar Mirza Baig

This article was originally written by Mirza Ywar baig for yawarbaig.com and with whose kind permission it is reproduced here. Lower Sheikalmudi like most estates had fallen victim to a custom that had been set up by the British planters; that of worker’s vegetable gardens. The original idea was to

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Jack Welch, Built to Last – By Mirza Yawar Baig

This article was originally written by Mirza Ywar baig for yawarbaig.com and with whose kind permission it is reproduced here. My friend since 1994, Carla Fischer, posted a picture of a GE Appliances Blender on LinkedIn with the caption: My parents were given this GE blender 58 years ago as a

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Nigerian Economy and the Coronavirus Pandemic – Preliminary Notes

Article written by Dr. Rislanudeen Muhammad, Abuja, Nigeria The United States Senate this week passed a bipartisan USD2.2 trillion emergency relief package by a vote of 96-0, as the coronavirus pandemic devastates the world economy, marking the biggest rescue deal of its kind in US history. Bank of England decided

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BOI Raises $1.11bn For SMEs Funding

“The Bank of Industry (BOI) has raised $1.11billion (€1 billion) from the international capital market with the aim of building capacity and strengthening structures necessary to render financial support to Micro, Small, Medium and Large enterprises in the country. BOI, while explaining that the oversubscribed bond was to ensure continued

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CBN Press Release

Highlights: COVID-19: CBN To Inject N1 Trillion Stimulus on Economy …Meets with Bank Chiefs on March 21…Health sector to get additional N100b loan Boost ABUJA – Two days after it unveiled a six-point palliative to ameliorate the continued impact of the corona virus on the Nigerian economy and supply chains

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Small Business Titbits: Technical Preparation

We had, earlier, discussed the first of the requisite preparations that an aspiring entrepreneur should arrange, Mindset Preparation. After comporting their mind as to their ability and willingness to emotionally and socially do what needs to be done to achieve business success, the aspiring business person should then embark upon

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Small Business Titbits: Mindset Preparation

Starting a business is a long-term commitment. And as with every worthy endeavor, preparation is key to success. In business, I am of the opinion that there are two important types of preparations: Mindset preparations and Technical preparations. Why are these two preparations important? Statistics reveal that 20% of small

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Musings of an Entrepreneur: Of Gross Domestic Product, Institutions and Culture in a Developing Economy

Summary: I want to suggest that the bane of underdevelopment in many countries is not necessarily the lack of institutions as is often argued by many professionals and commentators. If anything, many developing countries are actually ‘over-institutionalised’, leading to wieldy bureaucratization of otherwise simple issues and processes that leads to

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Documentation and the Entrepreneur

Some few years ago, a bank that had acquired another made contact with a small IT company I was associated with. In an aggressive way, the bank demanded for loan repayment it claimed the company owed the bank it had acquired. Apparently, the acquiring bank had fired all the staff

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