Business success goes beyond checking the financial records and ensuring production is uninterrupted. Modern business now involves the packaging of certain fashion brands from top to bottom in the organizational chain. An organization that has success as its goal and priority will focus on the latest trend in the fashion industry, as it will no doubt add not only value to its overall success but also bring in more clients on a regular basis. All of these can be achieved if you could win more clients with these 7 amazing fashion tips.
Looking good is good business to the company and also to a potential client. However, every employee or entrepreneur must understand that there is a thin line between dressing nicely to the office and overdressing. You must be able to draw a line between both by creating a standard bar where clients would derive the needed platform to see you in a positive light as a reflection of what the company or organization represents.
Get shoe shine daily
One of the first accessories that people see you on is your shoe. Your shoe can either make a fashion statement and draw in more clients or create a disaster statement by driving away potential clients. One of the basic rules when it comes to dressing nice to the office, involves giving your shoe its daily shoe shine. It is the least a serious-minded employee can do. It speaks volume of not just yourself but the company you represent.
Always put on a wrist watch
How embarrassing can it be if a potential client wants to have an idea of the time and you fidget with your empty wrist that is bare? It is not a good way to impress a client and does it portray a good image of an organization or company you represent. A wrist watch is a basic and compulsory fashion accessory one must put on daily. I am not talking of a gold wrist watch, but simple leather wrist watch can suffice. Also ensure it is working, as any erroneous time telling could spell doom.
Don’t show cleavage
No serious client would want to see your cleavages. You can do that when going for a party, picnic or in-house gathering. A business environment tailored towards achieving success and client satisfaction can do without the unnecessary distraction of females showing cleavages via unethical dress codes. Dress smart, nice and friendly, not exposing sensitive parts in the guise of impressing potential clients.
Be color conscious
Every employee must grab a hold of color combination. It’s not restricted to females alone. Male employees must understand that they shouldn’t put on very bright colors. Stick to somber colors in your office choice clothes. A pair of black trousers with a yellow top and a green tie with a red suit is a disaster waiting to occur in a business environment. If in doubt, you can always ask others who are experienced in business fashion.
Choose tailored clothing, not already made outfits
Its cheaper to buy already made outfits than making your own dresses or outfit. However, there are some already made outfits that don’t really fit our distinct features. This may later create problems when going out on an official assignment. On the other hand, tailored clothing are made to fit as measurements are usually taken before they are made. Go for tailored clothing and get a distinct outfit that stands you out from the crowd and attracts the right clients.
Be mindful of unnecessary accessories
Blings are fashionable but not to be worn to the office. They are meant for parties and other fashion friendly social outings, not for a serious work environment. No need for putting on strong perfumes to the office. If possible avoid putting on perfumes unless soft. Wrist watches that are too shinny and odd must be avoided by all means as well.
Consumers overall confidence index dipped by 25.0% Y-o-Y- CBN
According to the latest Consumer Expectations Survey Report for Q3, 2020, consumers’ overall confidence index dipped to -21.2 points.
The consumers’ overall confidence index dipped to -21.2 points as at the third quarters of 2020(Q3,2020), down by 25.0%, from 3.8 points it recorded in the corresponding period last year. This is according to the latest Consumer Expectations Survey Report for Q3, 2020
What this means: The slip in outlook indicates that consumers were pessimistic in their outlook for Q3 2020. Respondents attributed this unfavourable outlook to declining economic conditions, family financial situation and declining family income.
The consumers were however optimistic in their outlook for the next quarter and next 12 months with indices of 10.1 and 30.5 points, respectively. This positive outlook could be attributed to the expected increase in net household income, an anticipated improvement in Nigeria’s economic conditions and expectations to save a bit and/or have plenty over savings in the next quarter and the next 12 months
Why this matter: The pandemic negatively impacted consumers’ income and businesses. Hence, the CBN wanted to gauge the impact of this pandemic on their confidence and outlook, both in the past and going forward, through their quarterly survey.
Other Key Highlights:
- The unemployment index for the next 12 months remained positive at 35.4 points in Q3 2020, indicating that consumers generally expect the unemployment rate to rise in the next one year.
- With indices of 20.8 and 5.3 points, consumers expect the borrowing rate to rise and anticipate the naira to appreciate in the next 12 months.
- Overall buying intention index in the next twelve months stood at 29.7 index points, indicating that most consumers do not intend to buy big-ticket items in the next 12 months. The buying intention indices for consumer durables, motor vehicles and house & lot were below 50 points, which shows that respondents have no plans to make these purchases in the next twelve months.
What you should know
The Overall consumer confidence index is computed as the average of the three indices, namely: Economic Condition, Family Financial Situation and Family Income.
a. Economic Condition refers to the perception of the respondent regarding the general economic condition of the country.
b. Family Financial Situation refers to the level of savings, investments, other assets including cash at hand and outstanding debts.
c. Family Income includes primary income and receipts from other sources received by all family members as participants in any economic activity or as recipients of transfers, pensions, grants, and the like
Power: Nigeria records transmission peak of 5,459.50MW – TCN
TCN has announced that it hit a peak transmission of 5,459.50MW on the 28th, October 2020.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced that it hit a peak transmission of 5,459.50MW on the 28th, October 2020.
This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement by Ms Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN.
Good Job from the Men and Women of the Transmission Company of Nigeria and everyone within the Power Sector.
— Engr. Sale Mamman (@EngrSMamman) October 29, 2020
She said Nigeria hit the milestone on October 28th and surpassed the earlier record of 5,420.30MW achieved on August 18.
What you should know
Nairametrics reported that the Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman, disclosed that Nigeria’s installed grid power generation capacity has grown from 8,000MW to 13,000MW under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The new peak surpasses the 5,420.30MW achieved on Aug. 18 by 39.20MW,” Ms Mbah said.
The Acting Managing Director, Mr Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, commended all the players in the power sector value chain for the feat.
He attributed the gradual but steady improvement in the quantum of power delivery to collaboration by the sector players, as well as, the unbridled effort by the Federal Government – through the Ministry of Power – in setting the right environment for seamless operations.
The Acting Managing Director said the company will continue workings towards improved power transmission across the nation.
Nairametrics reported in August that the Federal Government of Nigeria revealed that the Siemens $2 billion power deal, under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) will save the nation over $1 billion annually.
Structure of the PPI funding:
- 85% from a consortium of banks guaranteed by the German government through credit insurance firm, Euler Hermes.
- 15% of the FG’s counterpart funding.
- 2–3 years moratorium.
- 10–12 years repayment at concessionary interest rates.
CBN grants Mortgage Refinancing Companies approval to refinance Non-member banks
The CBN has expanded access to mortgage financing by removing restrictions on refinancing mortgages earlier imposed.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has granted approval to Mortgage Refinancing Companies (MRC), to re-finance non-member banks.
This is contained in a circular referenced FPR/DIR/GEN/CIR/07/056 and signed by Ibrahim Tukur, the Director of Financial Policy and Regulation Department, CBN.
The circular improved on the earlier provisions contained in section 220.127.116.11 which states that “A mortgage refinance company (MRC) shall not, without the prior approval of the CBN, extend total outstanding credit to any single borrower, which is equal to or more than twenty times the value of the borrower’s shares with the MRC or 25 percent of its shareholders’ funds unimpaired by losses.”
What this means
Based on the provisions contained in the latest circular, MRCs are now free and legally permitted to refinance the qualifying mortgages of banks and all other non-members ( that do not hold equity), subject to meeting all other relevant requirements specified in the framework.
In a nutshell, the restriction on non-member mortgage lenders from refinancing their mortgages with MRCs has been removed.
Why this matters
Prior to the provisions contained in the latest circular, CBN had expressed fears that provisions of section 18.104.22.168 negatively impacts the mortgages sub-sector, as it constrains the MRCS from refinancing the mortgages of non-shareholder banks. Therefore, the new order will help to remove the restrictions already highlighted.
In lieu of this, the latest circular stated that the provision of section 7.3.1 5 is hereby revised to “the MRC shall not, without prior approval of the CBN, extend total outstanding credit to any single borrower, which is equal to or more than 25 percent of its shareholders’ funds unimpaired by losses,” the circular reads.