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Build Your Business Tribe

  In our post on ‘Personal Tribe’, we discussed the evolution of tribal groups and the need for an entrepreneur to have a ‘personal tribe’.

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Build Your Personal Tribe

As social creatures, human beings kept, and many still keep, to their ‘tribes’ for several benefits such as identity, protection, self-sufficiency and opportunity for growth. Overtime,

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Creativity in Business (II)

Continued . . . (Credit: hrtalks.manpowerku) How to foster a culture of creativity in your organization: A number of large multi-national corporations and several quite

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Creativity in Business (I)

A lot of qualities are considered a personal must for the success of the entrepreneur and their organisation. Creativity as one of those qualities however,

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Venture Creation Short Course

Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 8:00 AM – Fri, Feb 10, 2017, 3:00 PM WAT Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CEDS), Covenant University Faith Avenue Ota, Ogun

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Nigeria Export Workshop

Sat, January 21, 2017 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM WAT Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries PLOT 10 DR. NURUDEEN OLOWOPOPO DRIVE, BESIDE MARWA/MKO GARDEN

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Young Entrepreneur Meetup

Sat, January 21, 2017,  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM WAT Capital Square 2nd Floor, The Garnet Building Km 14 Lekki-Epe Expressway Igbo Efon, Lekki, Lagos

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Earn your Leadership Everyday (I)

  ‘Earn your leadership everyday’ – Michael Jordan Success for the entrepreneur requires providing leadership to their organisation. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs whilst good in their

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Work Ethic

Contrary to the thought of most African entrepreneurs and their employees, finance is not necessarily the major hindrance to the successful takeoff, running, and growth

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Managing Business Growth

Entrepreneurs are extremely ambitious. It is a default setting in them! They dream of taking their garage start-up to the Nigerian Stock Exchange within the

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Regulatory Compliance

Most small and medium-scale business owners do not take compliance with regulatory requirements seriously. This is wrong and can be a big and costly mistake.

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Leasing

Economic Diversification: ELAN Highlights Opportunities in Leasing

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Staff Training and Development

All entrepreneurs need to constantly keep developing and improving themselves and their staff. We have two training programs available geared towards this objective. One program

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Information Security

The security and integrity of your information and data is very important. You will therefore frequently need various tools such as anti-virus and internet security.

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Accounting Software

We have also mentioned the importance of keeping relevant business records. As an entrepreneur, you must be able to get real time financial status of

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Business Planning

As mentioned in our various articles, business planning is important and necessary before any business take-off and/or expansion activity. I recommend BizPlan Builder by Jian.

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Electricity

Nigeria cannot afford to wait for its electricity grid: Timi Soleye, President, CRYO Gas & Power

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South Africa

South Africa’s Travelstart raises $40M to extend reach in Africa’s fast-growing multibillion dollar online travel market

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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola acquires 40% of leading Nigerian dairy and juice company, Chi Limited.  

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Supply Chain Management

A business must create competitive advantages to survive the onslaught of competitors. To do this, the business may focus on a particular area to excel

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Business Performance Review

  In previous posts, we have discussed budgeting and planning as the separate issues they are. This post attempts to bring out the importance of

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Business Execution (II)

  Our last post on Business Execution essentially focussed on the following: Definition of Execution, Benefits of Execution, and Creating a System of Business Execution.

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Business Execution (I)

There are four traits found in entrepreneurs, as follows: Those who do not plan, Those who plan but do not execute, Those who ‘execute’ without

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Innovation in Business

Innovation: The Conference Board of Canada defines innovation as ‘the process through which economic and social value is extracted from knowledge through the generation, development,

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Budgeting

Most small business operators do not bother to plan and draw their budgets. This is dead wrong. As most businesses have a financial year that

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Team Building

”Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.” — Andrew Carnegie Entrepreneurial ideas frequently emanate from solo thoughts, observations or discussions with a

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News and Events

SME AND FRANCHISING NIGERIA EXHIBITION AND CONGRESS- 2-3 December 2015, Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria http://www.smeandfranchisingnigeria.com    

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News and Events

  Sokoto plans to end subsistence farming: http://businessnews.com.ng/2015/11/09/sokoto-plans-to-end-subsistence-farming/

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Business Intelligence

The quality of our decisions, and the results we get therefrom, are dependent on a few factors as follows: The quality and quantity of information

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Risk Management

Small and medium enterprises are prone to various risks that may stagnate their capacity to grow or even threaten their existence. It is therefore important

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Business Competition

Except you are one of the very few entrepreneurs that have either developed or created some entirely new product or service, you are very likely

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Branding

Most budding entrepreneurs either have only a faint idea of exactly what ‘branding’ is or at worse believe it has no relevance to their business.

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Business Modelling

What is a business model? Key to success in any endeavour is to decide exactly what you want to achieve and then set about how

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Cost Control

Investments and expenditure are necessary for any business to achieve and maintain the capacity to deliver service. However, it is equally important to ensure that

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Business Metrics

“You get what you measure. Measure the wrong thing and you get the wrong behaviours.” – John H. Lingle We have mentioned severally in other posts that

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