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Fidelity Bank partners Flame Academy on capacity development for young entrepreneurs.

In its bid to support young entrepreneurs, Fidelity Bank has announced a partnership with Flame Academy and Consulting Limited for the  training of young...

10 fastest growing business opportunities in Nigeria

There are profitable business opportunities available to any smart investor in Nigeria, and these opportunities can be found both online and offline. Online business...

How to get the BOI loan for ‘Youth Corpers’

The loan facility is targeted at fresh graduates/serving corps members. One can access a loan of up...

These fast food chains will make even more money in 2018

The fast food value chain recorded an impressive performance despite the economic recession of 2016 and early 2017. The growth recorded is not unconnected...

These Nigerian Startups may not ‘make it’ to 2019, If….

These Nigerian Startups may not 'make it' to 2019, if they don't change their business model. Disclaimer! This is not a death sentence and we do...

Side hustles you can try out in 2018

It is no more advisable to be solely dependent on monthly stipends got from our 8-5 jobs as standard of...

5 Nigerian Startups to watch in 2018

Introduction – Reality Check If you know me by now, you probably would have noticed that I have cautious excitement about Nigeria’s tech space. I...

Agritech startups to watch in 2018

The general perception about agribusiness being a ‘dirty job’ that requires you owning and cultivating your own farm with hoes and cutlasses is gradually...

Taxes you need to be aware of if you are about to start a...

In Nigeria, all persons in employment – individuals who own a business, non-residents who derive income from Nigeria as well as companies that operate...

Explained: How startups are valued – Part 2

Depending on who you ask, there are a number of ways to value your startup. I will however categorise them into 2 broad segments:...

If you own a side hustle, this is how much tax you could pay

Understandably, majority of income earned from “side hustles” in Nigeria escape taxation.  Recently the government announced its intention to enforce the Personal Income...

Explained: How startups are valued

Startup valuation is one of the most debated topics in the venture capital (VC) world. It has bred different schools of thoughts, various valuation...

Explained: Bank Charges, Fees & Interest Rates approved by the CBN

Explaining The New Bank Charges, Lending And Deposit Rates Announced By The CBN The Central Bank on Nigeria released a new set of guidelines to...

General Electric equips 141 Nigerians with advance manufacturing skills

General Electric (GE), a digital industrial company in its bid to  address the over eight million technical skills gap in critical sectors of the Nigerian...

Building a strong brand in a weak economy (Part 2)

Your brand should be used by management to drive the company: There is no tool better than the brand for...

Segun Agbaje: Using fairs to redefine retail banking and SME lending

Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), is not a popular man. To many, he is aloof, too strait-laced, not your...

Building a strong brand in a weak economy: 20 things to note

Let’s get the bad news over with, shall we? Difficult times and the very real suffering they represent reinforce the need for bold fiscal...

Lagos Innovates: LSETF launches coworking hubs, loans for startups

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF, yesterday announced “Lagos Innovates”, a series of programs designed for the benefit of technology- and innovation-driven startups...

Konga Layoff: How ready is the Nigerian market for e-commerce

The recent layoff exercise by e-commerce giant, Konga has continued to elicit different reactions from Nigerians. Konga  reportedly laid off over 60% of its...

Tax policy on SMEs in Nigeria – How fair?

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the bedrock of the Nigerian economy. SME serves as an important source of employment generation, economic dynamism, competition...

Top reasons customers are not buying from you

Nothing can be more frustrating than hitting the hot Nigerian clime, product in hand, a ready smile and high expectations only to be rebuffed,...

Fund raising is not an achievement by @AremoFisayo

Maybe it's time we rethink the excitement of fund raising capital An entrepreneur (E1) was trying to introduce another entrepreneur (E2) to me. E1 believed...

How to overcome burnout and stay motivated

It’s quite common to feel tired after a long day at work or need a holiday after a month-long sprint to finish a new...

Consider these for a winning business plan for plantain farming

This article gives you key nuggets of how to write a business plan for Plantain Farming You can never go wrong with a business that...

How to start a farming business in Nigeria

Following Nigeria's recent economic recession, business emphasis has been shifted from the oil sector to other sectors with the aim of diversifying the economy....

Pros and Cons of expanding your Startup to Ghana

With the way Nigeria and Ghana relate closely to each other, it is hard to believe that there are 2 countries (Benin Republic and...

Top 10 lucrative livestock businesses in Nigeria

The year 2018 is opening up with a lot of business opportunities no one should miss. The agricultural sector especially holds great promises for...

This is one weakness that has pulled down a lot of business owners

One weakness that has held many business owners down Being a business owner comes with a lot of responsibilities. During startup, you’re faced with a...

Tools you need to start a goat farm in Nigeria

Despite the increasing business ideas and opportunities in the country, livestock farming seems to be the most lucrative. There are many areas you could...

How these Nigerian companies used offline strategies to create success online

Let’s get this clear; it is extremely difficult, if not practically impossible, to build a solely online consumer internet business in Nigeria and by...