POSTS BY: SEGUN OLARINMOYE

20 terms to get you up to speed with the bond market

20 terms to get you up to speed with the bond market

If you are new to bonds and the bond market then these 20 terms should quickly get you up to speed. Auction This is...


The top 5 stock exchanges in Africa

The top 5 stock exchanges in Africa

The African continent represents a major attraction for foreign investors looking to invest in the continents frontier markets. For most of these investors access to...


Difference between Clean and Dirty Price of a Bond

Difference between Clean and Dirty Price of a Bond

In fixed income markets, traders think of bonds in terms of clean and dirty prices, and this is how bond prices are quoted. Clean...



This explains the difference between an Emerging Market and a Frontier Market

This explains the difference between an Emerging Market and a Frontier Market

Emerging Markets An emerging market economy is a nation’s economy that is investing in more productive capacity and are progressing toward becoming advanced, as...


This is why Nigerian companies are rushing to right issue

This is why Nigerian companies are rushing to right issue

A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company. Rights  issues give existing shareholders the option...


10 skills Nigerian graduates should seek to acquire to compete

10 skills Nigerian graduates should seek to acquire to compete

Fresh out of school with a good grade, I thought I knew it all and had all the answers. I lost interest in learning...


5 Steps To Bring Out The Best from Your Technical Staff

5 Steps To Bring Out The Best from Your Technical Staff

How to coax the best out your technical...


5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

“Knowledge is Power they say. What you don’t read, you don’t know”. The simple truth is that to start or running a business requires...


What are Investment Unit Trusts?

What are Investment Unit Trusts?

And it is supported in Nigeria as...


How to Run a Startup Effectively Whilst Working Full-time

How to Run a Startup Effectively Whilst Working Full-time

The world is full of people who are itching to leave their day jobs to work on their dreams of owning a successful business...


5 Ways Having A Co-founder Can Improve Your Startup

5 Ways Having A Co-founder Can Improve Your Startup

  Being an entrepreneur is very hard. Having a co-founder(s) could be one of the most important decisions you will make in your business...


The 49 Rules of Being an Entrepreneur

James Altucher, an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, blogger and podcaster who has founded or co-founded more than 20 companies, including Reset...


What The Term Minimum Viable Product Means And How It Can Save Your Business

What The Term Minimum Viable Product Means And How It Can Save Your Business

This is what the term means and here's why it is important for entrepreneurs to study it...


Key Differences Between An Angel Investor And A Venture Capitalist

Key Differences Between An Angel Investor And A Venture Capitalist

A Venture Capitalist (VC) is a professional money manager who gets paid to invest the funds of others, typically institutions. VCs are professional investors...


Understanding the Unit Economics of Your Startup

Understanding the Unit Economics of Your Startup

An article that explains the importance of unit economics to growing...


The CEO OF a $1.2m Nigerian Company Has 17 Pieces of Advice for Startup Founders

The CEO OF a $1.2m Nigerian Company Has 17 Pieces of Advice for Startup Founders

Mark Essien, the CEO of Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s biggest hotel booking site had some advice for Nigerian startup founders. In a recent post on his...


The Term Stock Market Volatility

The Term Stock Market Volatility

Stock market volatility is clearly explained in this...


​Ways to Validate a Startup Idea

​Ways to Validate a Startup Idea

A step by step guide to how startups can validate their...


​ ​ Who Are Venture Capitalists? 

​ ​ Who Are Venture Capitalists? 

Deep analysis of the role of a venture...


7 Things Entrepreneurs Should Note When Starting a Company

7 Things Entrepreneurs Should Note When Starting a Company

Note these 7 things when starting a...


This Nigerian Startup Creates a Technology That Can Tell You If PHCN Is Overbilling You

This Nigerian Startup Creates a Technology That Can Tell You If PHCN Is Overbilling You

Nigerian startup, GRIT Systems, has developed the GI Smart Meter, aimed at addressing the challenges of lack of data and inadequate finance models for...


The Term Capital Structure

The Term Capital Structure

Capital structure is the mix of the long-term sources of funds used by a firm. It is made up of debt and equity securities...


Nigerian start-ups can learn from this American start-up that raised $9million using 9 slides

Nigerian start-ups can learn from this American start-up that raised $9million using 9 slides

Nigerian start-ups can learn from this American start-up that raised $9million using 9...


The Term ‘Counter-party’

The Term ‘Counter-party’

A counter-party is described as an entity or other party that participates in a financial transaction. In the financial world, every transaction must have...


A Theory Of Share Allocation For Startups

A Theory Of Share Allocation For Startups

A theory on how to determine who gets what in a startup is...


What the Terms Capital Gains and Investment Income Mean

What the Terms Capital Gains and Investment Income Mean

The terms Capital Gains and Investment Income are explained via clear and easy to understand...


Hard Lessons for Nigerian Entrepreneurs from the CEO of a Furniture Startup shutting down This Month

Hard Lessons for Nigerian Entrepreneurs from the CEO of a Furniture Startup shutting down This Month

Showroom.ng, a Nigerian online furniture marketplace will shut down at the end of the month after its founder, Sheriff Shittu, blamed “poor execution” for...


A Nigerian Startup That Delivers Items within 3 Hours of Purchase Gets Venture Capital Money

A Nigerian Startup That Delivers Items within 3 Hours of Purchase Gets Venture Capital Money

About 13 Nigerian startups are about to get $10 million which Greenwich Capital, a venture capital firm plans to invest in. One of such...


Did Africar Group Avoid Investing in Nigeria because of Competition?

Did Africar Group Avoid Investing in Nigeria because of Competition?

The internet has transformed virtually every industry worldwide and has provided an avenue for businesses that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible to thrive easily....