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Kizito Okorowu: How To Build a Trans-Generational Business Enterprise

Kizito Okorowu: How To Build a Trans-Generational Business Enterprise

Entrepreneurs don’t have to produce ‘sweat, tears and blood’. Most times it comes cheap but even cheap is built on the foundation of unadulterated hard work. This piece is centered on the entrepreneur himself and will no doubt impact on his business plans ...

Kizito Okorowu

June 14th, 2016

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Kizito Okorowu:  Dear Entrepreneur, Be A Child Again

Kizito Okorowu: Dear Entrepreneur, Be A Child Again

The general notion we have of the entrepreneur is usually one of brutal work weeks with little or no chill periods on weekends. I wonder who sold this notion to us and if we ever asked for a receipt or checked the product label. The greatest of entrepreneurs are usually ...

Kizito Okorowu

June 10th, 2016

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Fast and Serious – How to be a Winning Entrepreneur

Fast and Serious – How to be a Winning Entrepreneur

The times have changed. The days of words such as patience, perseverance and process are being relegated to the background. ‘Fast’ is the name of the game with things being done and accomplished at the speed of thought. Sending a message via postal services is ...

Kizito Okorowu

February 6th, 2016

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Stressed, Fatigued or Unproductive at Work? A Break Can Re-Ignite Your Spark!

Stressed, Fatigued or Unproductive at Work? A Break Can Re-Ignite Your Spark!

There are many different jobs in the world, some more stressful than others. Being an entrepreneur comes with incredible pressures. Sometimes the stress comes from the fear of not being able to make payroll: Will employees still have a job next week, next month, next quarter

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 10th, 2015

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Everyone Needs Multiple Streams of Income: Here’s How to Get Started

Everyone Needs Multiple Streams of Income: Here’s How to Get Started

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote is widely known for producing cement; but he has since diversified his manufacturing capacity into a whole lot more! For anyone who values financial security and ultimately desires financial freedom, creating at least one additional ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 3rd, 2015

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Dear Entrepreneur, Customers Remember Experiences, Not Your Brand Logo

Dear Entrepreneur, Customers Remember Experiences, Not Your Brand Logo

Most businesses spend big money testing their brand logo, catchy marketing phrases, and demographics, but spend little time training and validating that their employees can and do deliver memorable experiences to their customers. The customer experience is really your brand,

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

June 26th, 2015

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If at First You Fail, Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Bow Out & Try Again.

If at First You Fail, Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Bow Out & Try Again.

Entrepreneurial ventures fail. It’s a sad fact. However, how your business fails will determine whether you get another shot at success. Sometimes, it might just be more respectable to admit a setback; these are 5 reasons why. Don’t be the business owner that ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

June 19th, 2015

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Feeling Burnt Out? These 10 Tips Help You Make the Best Use of Your Weekend!

Feeling Burnt Out? These 10 Tips Help You Make the Best Use of Your Weekend!

Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. They use their weekends to create a better week ahead. This is easier said than done, so here’s some help. The following list contains 10 things that successful ...

Konnect Africa

May 22nd, 2015

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Are you a ‘Jack/Jill’ of Many Trades? Here Are 5 Ways To Manage Your Different Pursuits

Are you a ‘Jack/Jill’ of Many Trades? Here Are 5 Ways To Manage Your Different Pursuits

Winston Churchill once said about focus: “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” Steve Jobs notably said, “Focus is about saying ‘No’.” The letters in focus have even been defined thus:

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 15th, 2015

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Bootstrapping Your Business? Here are 10 Ways To Do It Right!

Bootstrapping Your Business? Here are 10 Ways To Do It Right!

Fact: The chances of receiving funding for your start-up is slim, so if you are serious about starting a business, you are going to have to dip into your own pockets and bootstrap your way to the top. It isn’t easy, but it can be very rewarding -both personally and ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 8th, 2015

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8 Steps To Get Your Brand Noticed   

8 Steps To Get Your Brand Noticed  

Before branding begins, these questions must first be researched and answered: What is your company’s mission? What are the benefits and features of your products or services? What do your customers and prospects think of your company? What qualities do you want them ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 24th, 2015

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10 Entrepreneurial Quotes to Keep You Pushing!

10 Entrepreneurial Quotes to Keep You Pushing!

You have the passion, you have the idea, you have the connections, but it still seems so hard. Don’t give up just yet! Let these quotes by industry leaders all over the world inspire to hold fast and push through! I grew up in poverty, but I always saw it as a challenge. The

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 10th, 2015

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Top 10 ways to Generate Great Business Ideas

Top 10 ways to Generate Great Business Ideas

To become an entrepreneur, one must have an enterprise and that is usually where the challenge arises. What is the drop-dead business idea that is going to set the world on fire? Great business ideas are all around you, just open yourself to the possibilities, and you are ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 27th, 2015

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Top 50 Reasons to Start a Business of your Own…

Top 50 Reasons to Start a Business of your Own…

For others, starting a business is a scary, intimidating notion. There are too many unknowns to take the plunge. But if you’re considering becoming an entrepreneur, don’t forget all the benefits that go along with it:   Flexibility. Work your own hours. Spare time ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 20th, 2015

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10 Signs that you Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset…

10 Signs that you Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset…

If you were pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure and troublemaker are more accurate, according to experts who know a success when they see one. Do the following ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 13th, 2015

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Top Five Influential Figures Progressing Africa

Top Five Influential Figures Progressing Africa

The African economy has grown significantly in recent years and continues to do so with remarkable success. A number of key people have helped to facilitate this growth, working tirelessly to ensure it continues sustainably, and that the benefits are enjoyed by the continent

Guest Blogger

August 1st, 2014

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Brand King: @Uwaomaeizu on Persistence & Dreams!

Brand King: @Uwaomaeizu on Persistence & Dreams!

The actor, Sylvester Stallone was once so broke and homeless. He slept on the streets of New York and bus stations with his dear dog. Unable to feed the dog and to survive, he had to sell the dog at a liquor store, to a stranger. Sadly, with tears in his eyes, he sold it at ...

Eizu Uwaoma

April 11th, 2014

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Brand King @uwaomaeizu: ‘Success is the Greatest Enemy of Success.’

Brand King @uwaomaeizu: ‘Success is the Greatest Enemy of Success.’

Did you know that Forbes valued Blackberry brand at $6.1billion just 2 years ago, but just $2.2billion this year and outside the top 100. There’s almost no phone user in Nigeria in the last decade that didn’t use a Nokia phone. Three years ago, Forbes deemed the ...

Eizu Uwaoma

April 4th, 2014

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Highlights from Jason Njoku’s Keynote at the Social Media Week Lagos 2014

Highlights from Jason Njoku’s Keynote at the Social Media Week Lagos 2014

The Social Media Week 2014 has come and gone. A lot of learnings from over 100 events that took place during the week. Discussions were largely centered on hour social media has impacted the different facets of human existence. Today, We will start by sharing the highlights ...

Arise Arizechi

March 9th, 2014

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Brand King: Timeless Principles from Outstanding Entrepreneurs

Brand King: Timeless Principles from Outstanding Entrepreneurs

Some business principles will never get outdated. A few from world-class entrepreneurs. Cornelius Vanderbilt: Ships and Railroad Improve the lot of people with your idea. Prices should always come down. Improve customer service. Stop substandard, outdated & expensive ...

Eizu Uwaoma

March 7th, 2014

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Brand King @uwaomaeizu on Continuous Improvement

Brand King @uwaomaeizu on Continuous Improvement

Dr Dre, a producer known to frustrate artists in the vocal booth, even Busta Rhymes had to leave Aftermath records. Jay-z calls him a perfectionist. He got Snoop Dogg to repeat his verse on the song “Gin and Juice” over 113 times, the result of this ...

Eizu Uwaoma

February 21st, 2014

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Brand King @uwaomaeizu: How To Create A Brand By Mysticism

Brand King @uwaomaeizu: How To Create A Brand By Mysticism

From the unknown claims yet rising popularity of ‘Illuminati’ to the vivid pictures of heaven and hell in the Book of Revelations. From the myths of thunder gods, whether the Greeks (Thor) or the Yoruba’s (Sango). From the childhood tales of the Chinese ...

Eizu Uwaoma

February 7th, 2014

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Brand King: A Brutal View to Business

Brand King: A Brutal View to Business

Welcome to the inner streets, the corporate world. Word on the street, says that you want to succeed, and make an impact huh? [now clears throat like Al Capone…] Then welcome my friend, to an initiation. Your passport is value. We assume you have this to sell. Now, ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

January 31st, 2014

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Brand King: Strategios…Scary. Strategy, Branding and the Art of Mysticism

Brand King: Strategios…Scary. Strategy, Branding and the Art of Mysticism

From the unknown claims yet rising popularity of Illuminati to the vivid pictures of heaven and hell in the Book of Revelations. From the myths of thunder, whether from the Greeks (Thor) or the Yoruba’s (Sango). From the childhood tales of the Chinese ...

Eizu Uwaoma

January 17th, 2014

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6 Great Places to Work on Your Startup in Africa

6 Great Places to Work on Your Startup in Africa

Africa is a fantastic place to launch a start-up…if you choose the right place to work. Every country has varying levels of governmental regulation, lending flexibility, and even reliability of power, so choosing a good spot for your start-up is half the battle. Whether you ...

Guest Blogger

December 20th, 2013

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