Tag: Lagos


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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20
Nov 2017
High Growth Africa Summit 2017

The High Growth Africa Summit is exclusively dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. Organised by Ingressive and Starta, this summit gathers the top entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders from Africa, Silicon Valley and Europe to discuss how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. The focus is on practical how-to guides on strategy, tactics and tools startup founders can use to grow their businesses in Africa, and how investors can discover and fund the best companies on the continent. This year’s......

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15
Nov 2017
STARTUP GRIND LAGOS HOSTS OMOBOLA JOHNSON

Startup Grind Lagos is hosting Omobola Johnson, Venture Capitalist and Former ICT Minister at her September meetup. Lagos (November 8th, 2017) – Startup Grind Lagos is set to host Former Minister of Communication Technology and now Venture Capitalist, Omobola Johnson later this month. Omobola Johnson is a lead general partner for TLcom Capital which recently raised a $40 million seed fund for African startups.   This meetup will take place on Saturday, November 25th, at Workstation – 1No. 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe Close, Victoria Island, Lagos. Tickets cost N1000 online......

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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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22
Aug 2017
Game of Thrones Business Lessons BMC Afropreneur POdcast Web

Dear Entrepreneur, This week we decided to explore the business lessons from the most unlikely source – Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones, the fantasy series on HBO, is a drama series that is mostly about loyalty and conflict resolution. With such an amazing story line of power, love and wars, it is difficult to ignore the leadership and business lessons embedded in it. So we decided to share some amazing tips with you to help grow your business, increase conversion and earn the loyalty of your customers. If you......

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15
Aug 2017
Money vs Network Afropreneur Podcast Entrepreneurs Africa

What is most important to the budding entrepreneur, money or network? I’m sure a lot of people will scream money! What is a business without capital to run it? Especially with the fact that the African Entrepreneurs is the ‘government’ to him/herself. He/She has to provide power, water, pay premium for rent etc I bet that if we conduct a poll, we will get differing views. We think that your Network is very important too! There’s a saying that goes – Your Network determines your Net Worth. 1. Your network can......

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