Tag: entrepreneur


23
Aug 2018
Ep58: Being Efficient vs. Being Thorough

In our last episode, we featured Onyeka Akumah, CEO of Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first Digital Agriculture Platform, where he spoke about Being Investor Ready. This week we are analyzing two amazing concepts and pitching them against each other – being efficient vs. being thorough.   When we googled the meaning of thorough these were what we saw: complete with regard to every detail. taking pains to do something carefully and completely.   And when we googled the meaning of efficient, these were the results: achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort......

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14
Aug 2018
Ep57: Are you Investor Ready?  Conversation with Onyeka Akumah of Farmcrowdy Part 2

In our last episode we featured Onyeka Akumah, CEO of Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first Digital Agriculture Platform. Onyeka gives us tips on how to and make your startup attract that investment you need. What do investors look out for? Team – the people and history Team – competence Team – chemistry/blend The idea – real, rich & impactful ideas with depth. Market – where? How many people? Where are you today? What have you done? Listen to Onyeka explain all the points above   Do you have experiences in relation to......

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10
Aug 2018
Ep56: Are you Investor Ready?  Conversation with Onyeka Akumah of Farmcrowdy Part 1

As Entrepreneurs you will need funding for your startup at one time or the other, many get confused about the best source of funding per time. What are the types of funding that exist? Personal savings Friends, Family & Fools (FFF) Grants Angel investors Venture Capitalists Bank Loans The entrepreneur we feature in this episode – Onyeka Akumah, CEO of Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first Digital Agriculture Platform. Farmcrowdy recently secured a $1m investment from a group of VCs. In this episode he speaks on how to prepare yourself for investments......

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26
Jul 2018
Ep55: Building a strong brand as an Entrepreneur

Many startups founders and entrepreneurs are caught between building their personal brands or focusing on the brands of their startups or businesses. While there really isn’t a clear cut position on which brand (personal or company) you should focus on at the different stages of your startup, it is still important to build a personal brand. What is a personal brand? Your personal brand is how people perceive you. It is a combination of your career, professional experience, network and online presence which eventually defines your reputation online and......

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11
Jul 2018
Ep53: What they do not tell you about Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship to many people is an escape from the 9-5 life. It creates a door to “freedom” especially as people feel like they are their own boss. Many quotes and founder stories give the impression that as an entrepreneur you get to call the shots, e.g. You can wake up whenever you like Choose when you want to go on a vacay Decide what days should be public holidays Make your own rules Make so much money and control that money Live above the “9-5 rules” and many more......

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14
Nov 2017
Ep50: A guide to building a buzzworthy brand

50 episodes!!! Wow! Thank you for joining in this journey of learning, we have lots more in store you and will be unveiling our plans as they mature. What makes the best companies standout? Is it their brand colours, logo, product, services, staff? What makes a product or service great? How did great brands get loyal customers? How then can you be buzz worthy? You can do this by having a Unique Selling Point. Show the customers why they must choose you over others, this is what gives you......

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08
Nov 2017
Ep49: Should Startups Outsource?

What exactly is ‘Outsourcing’? and why should businesses even consider it? Outsourcing is the practice of having certain job functions done outside a company instead of having an in-house department or employee handle them; functions can be outsourced to either a company or an individual. Businesses outsource for a number of reasons including Reducing and controlling operating costs Improving company focus Gaining access to world-class capabilities Freeing internal resources for other purposes Streamlining or increasing efficiency for time-consuming functions Sharing risks with a partner company However, it is important that......

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25
Oct 2017
Episode 48: Becoming a strategic entrepreneur

While preparing the podcast for this week we came across a recording from one of our Startup Grind Lagos meetups and thought it wise to share with you all. Business, as we all know, isn’t the easiest to succeed in especially if you take the socio-economic challenges entrepreneurs face in Africa into consideration. However, there are people that are thriving despite all the challenges, which is one of our motivations to bring The Afropreneur Podcast to you. The Entrepreneurs succeeding aren’t succeeding by luck, they had to put in......

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16
Oct 2017
Ep47: Lessons from the TEF Forum 2017

The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme is the most inclusive gathering of African entrepreneurs, where over 54 African countries represented met with business leaders, established entrepreneurs and policymakers to forge partnerships, share insights and fashion Africa-made solutions to accelerate the transformation of Africa and we were there live! With about a thousand entrepreneurs in attendance with guests and VIPs ranging from the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbano, to Aliko Dangote, Jason Njoku (Iroko), Shola Akindele (Paystack), Funke Opeke (MainOne), Tara Fela-Durotoye (House of Tara) among others, the atmosphere was......

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12
Sep 2017
Understanding your target market with Didi Uwemakpan Afropreneur

Dear Afropreneur, The bedrock of a product, service or a business starts with a solid understanding of your target market. Your product is designed specially for this group of people. Their needs form the bedrock of the solution your product/service addresses. A product cannot be for everybody. It can be for a group of people with similar interests, goals, features, demographics etc. These group of people are your target market. Target marketing involves breaking a market into segments and then concentrating your marketing efforts on one or a few key segments. These key......

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