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Mar 2017
fail proof business ideas afropreneur

Starting a successful business is hard, but let’s not presume that entrepreneurship itself is intrinsically riskier than other things that popular culture deems as “acceptable.” You’ll never be able to completely avoid risk, either in your personal or professional life, but you can mitigate it significantly by having a solid game plan in place. A proven system is needed to help you determine which ideas are worth pursuing so that you don’t become a statistic of America, Inc. You want to be as certain as possible that your business will......

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01
Mar 2017
Startup Grind Lagos' February Meetup with Nimi Akinkugbe & Muyiwa Oludayo

Startup Grind has successfully broken a norm that is often associated with most entrepreneurship events in Nigeria. The event kicked-off on time and more impressive, guests and speakers arrived on time. Indeed it was commendable, considering that our featured talk was on Time Management. In the typical Startup Grind fashion, we started with our Ice Breaker questions. These helped ease the guest into the event. Discussing the difference between Businessmen and Entrepreneurs we had the following opinions: Entrepreneurs are passion driven while businessmen are more profit oriented – Bukky......

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17
Feb 2017
4 Bad Habits Blocking Your Great Idea From Becoming a Successful Business

You can’t build a successful business without a great idea, and if you’re a passionate entrepreneur you’ve got a dozen ideas that you talk about all the time. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Your friends and family offer endless words of encouragement, and the constant praise makes you feel happy, fulfilled and optimistic. Surely this latest idea will skyrocket you into the stratosphere of success – right? Here’s the harsh truth. Your idea will probably never see the light of day, and if you’re honest – you’re not surprised. After......

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16
Feb 2017
The Afropreneur holds her first Pitchdeck Workshop for 2017

Pitching, selling yourself and your business are very important to entrepreneurs, especially startups. As a result, it is important to know how to draft your pitch/slide deck to convince investors that you and your business are investment worthy. For this reason, The Afroprenuer is hosting a pitchdeck workshop on Saturday, February 18 for our Lagos Entrepreneurs. We promise that it will be a fun and hands-on experience for each participant. Attend this training with your laptop and writing materials. This training is organised in conjunction with Startup Grind and Orange Academy.  A lucky participant......

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16
Feb 2017
Be Productive in 2017 (Microsoft)

Being productive in 2017 just got easier with these 5 steps. Intelligent technology is changing how the world does things. Everyone is empowered to do more, and less. Using technology to tackle some of life’s most mundane tasks means spending more time doing what you love and less time doing what you have to do. 5 Ways to Become More Productive in 2017 Organize and prioritize. Rethink scheduling meetings. Collaborate and be productive from anywhere. Manage your time. Take time to unwind. Below is an infographic that looks at five......

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13
Feb 2017
George Neequaye

George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye, George Neequaye for short, is a Ghanaian serial entrepreneur with a big heart! He believes his goal on earth is to make life better for people. People who by no choice of theirs do not have a life they deserve. As a result, he became a social entrepreneur. Love is one of his guiding principles. Together with love, his talent of aestheticism through design and technology, he has touched numerous lives. George is a Designer (Experience Design, Interaction Design and Graphic Design), a Social Entrepreneur, a......

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09
Feb 2017
How To Overcome The Hardest Part Of Entrepreneurship: Starting

Starting is often a challenge. It is the first hurdle you cross to become an entrepreneur. This article from Inc.com We spend the majority of our young lives having others motivate and direct us – from parents and teachers pushing us to excel at learning, to peers inspiring us to push our limits and discover what we’re truly capable of, to loved ones causing us to look deeper into ourselves and develop who we are as a person, and where our moral compass points. It’s understandably jarring when that’s......

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08
Feb 2017
3 Steps To Launching A Successful Business

A 3 step guide to launching a successful business, culled from Inc. The most common mistake entrepreneurs make when launching something new is trying to do too much at once. I call it the hammer-and-nail syndrome. Let’s say I give you one hammer and one nail. Your job is to hold the hammer in one hand and the nail in the other. All you have to do is drive that nail into a piece of wood. That’s it; just nail that one product or service. You may miss the......

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07
Feb 2017
How to Build a Startup as a Non-Tech Founder

How to build a startup as a non-tech founder culled from Founders Institute: Startups and innovative technology have become so synonymous with one another. So synonymous that many people now think that you can’t create one without the other. It is necessary to have an understanding of the technology that you’re building. However, you actually do not need to be a developer or engineer or computer scientist to launch an impactful company. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to launch a tech startup but doesn’t have much tech......

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30
Jan 2017

In a recent meeting with a client in a transitional marketing overhaul – and finally seeing the end of tunnel – I asked him, ‘what did you learn from this process?’ His response: You don’t know what you don’t know. It’s not the first time I heard this from a client. And, it’s certainly not the first time I heard this when specifically referring to social media marketing. Clearly, social media marketing is still very misunderstood. It’s role in helping a business meet its bottom line goals are something......

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