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July, 2017

  • 26 July

    Tips in Making a “pitch” to investors

    The rule of thumb for investors is that for every 100 investments they make, only 10 will go big. Let me take that rule of thumb a step further. For every 1,000 pitches an investor hears, he or she will fund only 100 of them. Statistically, the odds for success …

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  • 26 July

    People, Product, Process…

    Credit: Strive Masiyiwa Profit! One of my favorite shows on Kwesé TV is “The Profit.” In it a wealthy entrepreneur called Marcus Lemonis goes around helping entrepreneurs to fix their businesses and make them bigger and more profitable. He invests his own money. By now you all know that a …

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  • 26 July

    Understanding business models (Part 2)

    Credit: Strive Masiyiwa When you see an opportunity, get STARTED! A case study. I knew it would be the next big thing. It was time to act, and be a “fast follower…” The product opportunity I saw: Mobile Money. I’d been watching the developments at Kenya’s M-PESA, talking to friends …

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  • 26 July

    Understanding business models (Part 1)

    Credit: Strive Masiyiwa “When did you first see the opportunity?” When I first started Econet Wireless, I travelled to South Africa to meet the senior leadership of one of the leading mobile network companies. I was looking for investment into our business. I did the customary pitch and offered them …

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  • 26 July

    The biggest secrets for turning your small business into a big business (Part 1)

    Your business must have a life separate from you! Years ago I shared with you the sad story of an old man who had a supermarket at a popular location. He boasted that he started his day at 4am and left at 12am. His business never grew because two of …

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May, 2017

  • 21 May

    Web Business Ideas and Opportunities

    Web Business concepts and Opportunities 2017 What square measure the highest on-line business  to start from home? What square measure the simplest very little net business openings? Would you wish to understand what it takes to start a business on the net with no cash? At that time, I counsel …

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  • 20 May

    How to Find Investors for Your Startup

    I’ve been working with entrepreneurs now for close to 25 years, and throughout that time one thing hasn’t changed: Only 5 percent of all entrepreneurs get funded. Can it be that only 5 percent of the ideas generated are good enough to succeed? Why is it that this “magic” number …

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  • 20 May

    Apply Unilever €50,000 Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2017

      The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards are all about supporting and celebrating inspirational young people from all over the world with existing initiatives, products or services that are tackling some of the planet’s big. Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards are looking for innovative and scalable technologies or initiatives that are contributing …

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  • 20 May

    How To Register Your Business With CAC Yourself

    How is Registering your Business Name Online Possible? You can now register your Business Name with the online portal of The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Steps to Registering your Business Name Online STEP 1: Search for availability of Name: Visit http://services.cac.gov.ng/ Sign up as a new customer and provide all necessary details …

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