Ecommerce has become an integral part of the today’s society. However, the hysteria that greeted its rapid rise not only in Africa, but in Nigeria, has to a large extent cooled off. Household brands like Jumia, Konga, Dealdey and HotelsNg continue to mirror the significant gains from the upsurge and the progress made over the…

As an entrepreneur you will have master many skills, including management, communication and decision making skills. One of the most important aspects that all business owners need to understand is marketing. This will be how you sell your business to its customers and therefore will represent how you will create profits for your business. There…

As you already know, communication is vital to both the growth of your business and the ability for your company to sustain its growth. Communication is also important for developing trust with your business associates and with your employees. Good communication skills can help you to motivate employees, drive change, repair conflicts and become a…

Welcome to the concluding part of the series “Put your Finance together!” Let’s do a quick recap, shall we? In the first article in the series, we talked about the importance of being financially secure and the discussed the four elements of Financial well-being according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In summary, the…

The advent of social media has helped to introduce the concept of ‘social media for professional networking’. Slowly, ‘in-person’ networking is being overpowered by simply connecting to social networking sites. It’s all part of the phenomenon of social media that engages tens of millions of internet users per day. In today’s ‘networking space’, it is…

By Oyinlola Oresanya (@oyinnlola) Making a Financial Plan Create a vision statement. In the book, the Smart Money Woman, Arese Ugwu talks about creating a vision statement. “We get so bogged down with the reality of our everyday lives, bills, bills and more bills that we forget to focus on the vision. For most people…

By Oyinlola Oresanya (@oyinnlola) As the proverb says, “Money does not grow on trees!” Money can however grow when you wisely save and invest. Securing financial well-being is one of the most important things one needs in life. It doesn’t take a genius to do this. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) release of January…

Written By @oyinnlola You have to figure out how to spend money before you can make it. Yes, you got that right. It is just the same as saying “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. A budget is a plan to control your finances. It is an unpleasant experience to run out of cash…

How well you are able to manage other people will determine whether or not your business is successful. This includes finding the right place for yourself in the company’s actions and for hiring employees. Choosing employees who are capable, competent, compatible, committed and who fit into your company’s culture will ensure that the day to day aspects of your company…

Once you have determined that you have the necessary traits, skills and passion to become an entrepreneur, the next step will be to start up your dream business. #2 Getting Started Getting started with your dream business may be the easiest part of the process or it may be the hardest. It really depends on…