posted by on April 10, 2016
Virgin's CEO, Richard Branson recently accepted the #letterchallenge which challenges prominent entrepreneurs to pen encouraging and motivational letters to their younger selves. And in response to this challenge, Branson wrote letters to his 10, 20 and 25 year old self. So here is his letter to the 25 year old Richard who had just created Virgin Atlantic at that time:My Letter to 25 year-old MeDear Richard,I am writing to you from 40 years in the future. You are now 65-years-old, and while you
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posted by on March 22, 2016
Before Pandora (the 3rd largestmusic streaming service provider in the US)hit it big, the organization went through some tough times which included; not been able to pay its staff salary for two years,handling law suits on back wages, as well as its CEO Tim Westergreen having personal debt to the tune of $500,000 due to maxing out credit cards to meet both his personal and corporate responsibilities. It is quite important to note that this occurred in a country well-known for its entrepreneurial
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posted by on February 10, 2016
As of today, oil prices are at $30 a barrel, the Nigerian currency, the Naira, exchanges for 303 units to a dollar which has inadvertently led to job cuts, the slowing down of the Nigerian economy and yes a mini recession. This difficult situation has left Nigerian entrepreneurs, job seekers and even employees in corporate organizations worried about the future and their ability to either earn or keep their business enterprises afloat. But there is truly a solution for everyone worried about his
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posted by on November 26, 2015
Heisenberg 101: 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons Breaking Bad offers Nigerian EntrepreneursMorphing from an everyday chemistry teacher to an entrepreneur who runs an empire in any nation is definitely exceptional. And achieving this becomes even more difficult when the business niche you operate in is been surrounded by racketeering, hit men and vindictive bosses after your life...but against all odds, Mr. Walter White made it.Therefore, in the spirit of education, we implore you to come with us as we
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posted by on November 9, 2015
The recent devaluation of the Naira and Africa's reliance on importation to keep its industries working, has directly resulted in a situation where all tiers of businesses (SME, medium sized and the big corporations) are experiencing operational difficulties in ensuring that products or services are been provided. Therefore to stay profitable in this un-healthy climate, the average business owner or entrepreneur must find creative ways to cut cost and maximize every available resource in meeting
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posted by on October 21, 2015
For those who have watched the HBO' hit series 'Boardwalk Empire', the names Nucky Thompson, Mr. White and Rothstein should ring a bell.And this article is an attempt to celebrate their entrepreneurial abilities as well as learn one or two things from Nucky's Exploits in Atlantic City.While for those who haven't participated in the trials and tribulations or witnessed the effort it took to build the Boardwalk, here is a synopsis of what life was like in the 20's when these notorious entrepreneur
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posted by on October 12, 2015
What makes a great leader? The media subliminally tells us it's one's ability to deliver rousing speeches during the launch of a new product, be strong-headed, outgoing and your ability to network your way to greatness while leaving everyone who comes in contact with you in awe of your wonderful personality. But what it refuses to tell you is that approximately 80% of the great leaders you know were just the opposite. They were introverts.In need of some examples? Warren Buffet took speaking cla
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posted by on October 6, 2015
As a young man or woman residing in the developing world, the difficulties to earn a steady income is only rivaled by the responsibility of getting your earnings to cover your needs on a monthly basis. And even though the salary we earn may not last through the financial rigors of the month in review, the onus to stretch its spending power, still falls on every young Nigerian earning an income. So here are a few tips to help you put that last Naira to work while maybe earning a few bucks.Keep Tr
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posted by on October 6, 2015
If you Take a moment to think about the unifying feature most fortune 500 companies have in common, you would realize that this feature is a conspicuous logo which is synonymous to these organization’s goals, product or services. The classic coca cola signature, the Nike flourish, earthy Apple and the colourful Silverbird logo all add to the allure of the brands they represent as well as go a long way in showcasing the importance expressive designs bring to a company regardless of its status--
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posted by on October 5, 2015
Entrepreneurial pursuits in the developing world-including Nigeria and Africa as a whole-comes with its own diverse challenges when compared to the difficulties entrepreneurs from the developed world face. The different challenges range from how entrepreneurs in developing countries access funds, execute ideas, access human/capital resources to securing working infrastructure in order to bring these ideas to life. Which makes comparing the difficulties entrepreneurs from both clime face quite im
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