Tag: african entreprener


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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24
Jan 2017
Ep30: Okafor's Law and it's relevance to Business

Have you ever heard about “Okafor’s Law”? Our Nigerian listeners would have probably heard it at one time or the other.  Okafor’s law is the law of “repeatable” action: If you have done something once, you can do it again. If you have been somewhere before, you can go there again. Although it is often mischievously applied to the sexual relationship between a boy and girl, Okafor’s law is actually a principle of life. Many businesses owners feel that since a business strategy worked for me yesterday (or over......

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18
Jan 2017
Make money for free - The Afropreneur

This title sounds a bit misleading, because nothing worthwhile comes easy, but down the next lines you’d be glad you read it . This is not one of those get rich schemes, it is not online magic, pyramid schemes or MMM (the new craze in Nigeria). I was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the First Africa Startup Digital Accelerator last week and while preparing I realized how lots of people have great ideas but are still broke. It’s not just entrepreneurs, it applies to corporate workers, leaders......

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17
Jan 2017
Ep29: Leadership, Driving Africa's growth, Conversation with Olatorera Oniru

Dear African Entrepreneur, We often make the mistake of attributing all that’s wrong in our continent to our leaders forgetting that each and every one of us, and not just the leaders, hold the key to Africa’s development. Leadership is everyone’s business and responsibility. We caught up with the inspiring Olatorera Oniru, who is the CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com. Dressmeoutlet.com is one of Africa’s fastest growing, fashion-focused, quality-focused and customer-centric online retailers. You can read all about her here. She shared her thoughts on Leadership and the role of entrepreneurs in......

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27
Dec 2016
Ep27: Essential Leadership Qualities for Entrepreneurs, Conversation with Caesar Vulley

Dear Afropreneurs, Entrepreneurs are more than just business men. They are not just interested in turning over profits but bringing about solutions to the problems they see around their communities.   Who is a leader? According to the idea of transformational leadership , an effective leader is a person who does the following: Creates an inspiring vision of the future. Motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision An Entrepreneur is therefore a leader who looks to impart positive social change while we profit by using the resources......

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25
Dec 2016
The Lagos Entrepreneurship Landscape

The year 2016 is rounding up, and the population of Lagos is estimated to be over 20 million people, unarguably the largest city in Africa! Lagos is synonymous with ‘hustle’, the sound of horns blaring, people making deals at all corners of town, traffic and unending movements, parties and hangouts. Little wonder it is fondly called the city that never sleeps. It is the dream destination for businesses and entrepreneurs which has led Lagos to have the highest GDP for any city in Africa. It is often said that......

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28
Nov 2016
Ep24: Leveraging Technology, Conversation with Adeola Bojuwoye

Hello African Entrepreneur. We know building startups can be hard especially in Africa but it is worth it especially when you become profitable. But it is imperative that we entrepreneurs begin to leverage on technology as a business enabler to effectively manage our time, staff, clients, productivity and growth. With the advancement in technology, applications exist in numbers that entrepreneurs can leverage on, both free and paid. In this episode, we speak to Adeola Bojuwoye, who is the CEO of Roundstone Consulting. He talks about the Technology landscape in......

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07
Nov 2016
Ep21: Lessons from the TEF Forum

Dear Afropreneurs, Last week was an exciting week for entrepreneurship in Africa because the Tony Elumelu Foundation held its yearly TEF Forum which gathered 1000 entrepreneurs from 54 countries across Africa in Lagos, Nigeria. Lots of activities were lined up to ensure that every entrepreneur benefited from the forum. In this episode we discuss key lessons that struck us. Listen below We would love to hear from you, do share your thoughts in the comment section or drop a comment on our Facebook or Twitter. If You Enjoyed the......

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24
Oct 2016
mathus lawson

Mathus Lawson is a dynamic and eccentric entrepreneur who recently sprung up in Benin. Mathus is a software developer. He identified the problem of easily locating good, services and places. Then, he solved it. He then proceeded to build Beninlogis. It is a location-based platform that enables citizens in Benin search for properties, services or products easily locate them virtually. Using Beninlogis is quite easy. The site includes a list of industries (agribusiness, commerce, shopping, culture, vents, restaurants, hotels, real estate etc.).  For example, If you select restaurants, the map automatically updates......

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17
Oct 2016
Ep19: Productivity hacks for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are hard pressed for time especially those with growing businesses. Working hard doesn’t necessarily mean productivity! The goal of every Entrepreneur is to be efficient and effective with the limited resources available to bring about optimal output in good and services. Here are some of the talking points of our conversation below: Have a detailed plan Place you goals in order of priority, use the 80:20 rule Be early for meetings Keep meetings as short as possible, have a clear agenda. Get some sleep, at least 4 hours......

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