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How Nigerian Businesspersons Thrive despite All That is Happening

28 Oct Picture of a running businessperson

Several years of grossly deluded leadership have seriously crippled the productivity of the vast natural resources and the capacity of our endowed human resources in Nigeria.

Interestingly, mouths are gabbing all over the world about the huge market potential in the country; investors are quickly shifting to Nigeria (and Africa as a whole); and the government is also busy wooing investors.

What is the handwriting on the wall?

Even though homegrown Nigerians are not empowered to exploit their God-endowed business potentials, they have learnt to get going when the road gets tougher.

Despite a lack of proper business framework or support, people are still running various multi-million naira businesses. Remarkably, Author Robert Neuwirth did not fail to capture this strength of human will among Nigerians when he visited Lagos. Continue reading

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What Business Owners Should Know About the Law of Attraction

18 Oct Law of Attraction in Business

Like Bob Proctor said in a video, The Secret, the Law of Attraction works whether you are aware of it or not. Just like the law of gravity, it rules your life even if you don’t know a law like that exists.

This is my story…

When I woke up this morning, I went over to my bookshelf to return some of the business books I just finished reading.

As I was rearranging my books, I came across my University yearbook, Vet. Class 2009. I picked it up to look at the beautiful faces of my former classmates, but I observed something quite magical as I read through our plans written in the yearbook.

Life is treating everyone of us just the way we asked… Continue reading

When Time is All a Business Owner Has [POEM]

23 Sep Picture of a clock and a business man

Time is never in too much of a hurry

Time is never too sluggish

Yet, the clock ticks and ticks

’till one day

You look back at time…

Time has moved at Jet Speed Continue reading

A Discovery of a Small Business Owner from a Marathon

9 Sep Picture of Marathoners

A marathon never meant anything to me until my friend returned from an over 40 kilometers race to tell his story, and how small business owners can learn from it.

His story reminded me of what Brian Tracy says,

“To be successful in life, it is good to engage in some form of athletic competition in order to develop a competitive mind.”

Let me tell you how the story impacts my life as a small business owner.

Being his first time in a marathon, my friend prepared extra-hard to win the N2 million (about $14, 000) prize for the winner.

He competed with over a thousand people running through hills and valleys, rough and smooth roads, straight and winding paths with one purpose – to win the prize. From the very start, he was determined to give it all it would take.

Unfortunately, he did not win the prize, but he returned with the following timeless tips for small business owners. Continue reading

Vital Questions for Business Owners

7 Sep Picture of a man standing on a pavement

Questions are a powerful tool used to open up human consciousness to more possibilities. A business owner can use the right questions to forge ahead successfully.

In my personal life, I have used some vital questions to decide what is best for me from the myriads of opportunities knocking on my door. I have no doubt that you also would have used questions to sift through clouded reasoning at least once or twice in the past. Though this may have happened to you accidentally, it is a great way to cut through blurred lines of reasoning that sometimes hold us down, and choose what is best.

“Questions are the laser of human consciousness. Use their power to cut through any obstacle or challenge”

You may be going through a bad time in your business right now. You may have even identified where the faults come from and how they can be corrected; but you would like to prioritize appropriately. I recently passed through a bad time; so much that I felt owning a business is too much of a task, but this little exercise pulled me back to my feet and helped me prioritize properly. Continue reading

How Great Is Your Business Model?

2 Sep Picture of Interlocking shapes

How do you fish? Do you throw in a hook without bait? Do you launch tasteless baits? Or do you fish where there are no fishes at all?

A great business model should launch tasteful bait in a reliable hook where fishes are many.

Having a great business model is the underlying secret of every successful business. The frontend and the backend of your business have to align adequately. In actual fact, having a great business model is much more important than having a great product or service.

Google entered the world of search engines and revolutionized advertisement with Google Adwords and Adsense. Referring to Google ads, Michael Eisner who was involved in managing one of the search engines in existence before Google, says, “I never thought you could identify the ads, put them on the right side of the page … Continue reading

Facts Small Business Owners Should Know About Facebook Business Page

25 Aug A Blackberry Phone

As of today, the number of ‘active users of Facebook’ has climbed another height – over 750 million active users. That’s amazing!

Business owners everywhere on the planet are using Facebook to get new customers, build a large community of fans, and get detailed information about their visitors. Yet, there are some business owners who are not using this powerful tool, even though they have personal accounts on Facebook. They are probably afraid of mixing business with personal life.

To the best of my understanding, with a Facebook business page, you would be able to harness all the free resources of Facebook and more without necessarily relating it to your personal profile on Facebook.  Continue reading

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