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 all, it’s easier......
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 and individuals generally.......
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 if you succeed......
Mathus Lawson is a dynamic and eccentric entrepreneur who recently sprung up in Benin. He is a software developer who saw the problem of easily locating good, services and places as a challenge that needed to be solved. He then proceeded to build Beninlogis, a location-based platform that will enable 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.). If, for example, you select restaurants, the map automatically updates......
Eromo Egbejule is a Nigerian writer and journalist who writes on arts & culture, technology, business, human interest, conflict and the intersection with everyday living. His works have been published on various platforms including The Guardian, Reuters, Africa Check and The Africa Report and have also been translated into a number of languages including French & Spanish. Eromo is quite fearless and loves to go where the story is. He was in Liberia to cover the ensuing situation when there was an outbreak of Ebola and recently embarked on his new project......