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7 Tips for Financing Your New Business

If you want to start your own business but don’t have the funding, you can still get it off the ground.
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These African startups to participate in Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme 

Tech giant, Google has admitted the Class 4 of its annual programme tagged Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa. The class will hold in Lagos with 12 startups selected across Africa.
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Nigeria partners UAE to boost SMEs 

 The Federal Government (FG) is in talks with the United Arab Emirates for a collaboration to help boost Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
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Bill Gates pledges support for Nigerian farmers  

One of the things Billionaire, Bill Gates is known for is his charitable and philanthropic acts. Reports have it that Gates is regarded as one of the greatest philanthropists in the world, having given out as much as $100 billion through his foundation - the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  
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Complete Farmer’s co-founder ventures into beauty business

Zoussi Ley, the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Complete Farmer, Ghana’s thriving crowd-farming platform, has moved on from the startup into the beauty industry. 
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The Nigerian Afrobeats Music Industry Gains Global Momentum

The likes of Wizkid, who had already penned a deal with Sony RCA back in 2017, has begun to collaborate with more A list American artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, Goldlink, Swae Lee, Metro Boomin, and Offset.
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Over 13,000 MSMEs benefit from Edo State Government fund 

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that over 13,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have benefitted from the MSME Fund distributed by 12 Microfinance banks in the state. 
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BoI to extend grant to 110,000 MSMEs in Borno and others

The six states in the North-East geopolitical zone will receive a N2.4 billion Bank of Industry (BoI) grant to support the growth of 110,000 MSMEs.
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Whenever you come across one of those reports indicating that SMEs are the fundamental forces driving economic growth across the world, you better believe...
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Google partners with SMEDAN to train SMEs 

Google has partnered with the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to hold training targeted at Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). 
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Ondo State Government boosts SMEs with N166 million disbursement.

Ondo State Government has disbursed N166 million soft loans to help boost Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the State.
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Between loan and equity funding, which is best for startups?

Loan and equity are both viable means of funding businesses. Entrepreneurs choose either or the bother of them, depending on what works best for them.
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O’Concept, the QSR reengineering snack-on-the-go to flip the market

O’Concept, the QSR reengineering snack-on-the-go to flip the market
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Businesses boom as South-West States rank top on SMEs in Nigeria

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10 pricing strategies you need to know as a small business owner

10 pricing strategies you need to know as a small business owner
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Nigeria’s sex enhancing market is raking in millions in sales

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Konga’s former CEO, Sim Shagaya, explains the main problems facing SMEs

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Have you just obtained the funds you need to start your startup? Kudos! Now, let's talk about how you can properly manage that money to ensure the success of your business.
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Motorbike hailing service, Max.ng, has raised $7 million funding. This round is led by Novastar Ventures, with the participation of Japanese manufacturer, Yamaha.
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DEAL: Jumia has sold its real estate assets portal to EMPG’s Mubawab

Dubai-based Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), Mubawab has secured the purchase of Jumia's North-African real estate portal, Jumia House.
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How to effectively respond to negative reviews about your business

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