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CBN to commence disbursement of N500 million fund to creative sector

The Central Bank of Nigeria's Bankers Committee is now ready to begin paying out the N500 million loans to creative industry SMEs under the Creative Industry Financing Initiative.
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This WorldRemit’s product is a go for SME business owners

In a bid to make international business payments faster and easier, digital money transfer company, WorldRemit, has launched WorldRemit for Business.
MEST Africa Summit, Microsoft credit

Three African Startups win $75,000 from Microsoft and MEST Africa

Three African Startups have won $75,000 at the just concluded MEST Africa Summit in Kenya. The event was meant to have one winner, but organisers chose to award the three finalists of the MEST Africa Challenge.
TrukrTech emerges winner at TechCircle’s 2019 Pitch2Win competition

TrukrTech emerges winner at TechCircle’s 2019 Pitch2Win competition

Ghanaian startup, Trukrtech, has emerged the winner of TechCircle’s Pitch2Win competition, 2019. As a result, the company received equity-free funding valued at N1 million.
Extramile Africa to drive financial inclusion with N4 million soft loans

Extramile Africa to drive financial inclusion with N4 million soft loans

Fintech firm, Extramile Africa, has offered N4 million worth of soft loans to drive financial inclusion and social empowerment for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
insurance covers

See some insurance covers you should have as a business owner

Unforeseen circumstances that occur anytime when it comes to running a business. However, with the right insurance covers, you can scale through such times without tears.
Coronation Merchant Bank

Equity culture is the solution to financing SMEs in Nigeria – Abu Jimoh

The CEO of Coronation Merchant Bank, Abu Jimoh, has advised Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) on the need to embrace equity financing forSMEs.
Diamond Business Advantage

Diamond Business Advantage: A financial product to help MSMEs attain full potential

Lack of credit facility has, for long, been a limiting factor for entrepreneurs in Nigeria. But that can be fixed with the Diamond Business Advantage proposition powered by Access Bank.
Should I quit my job to start a business?

Should I quit my job and start a business? Yes, if you pass these...

Are you ready to quit your day job to run a business of your own? This is a question most entrepreneurs often find themselves struggling to answer. If you are one of them, here are four things you must consider. 
Fragrance Oils Business in Nigeria

Young Nigerians are making quick money selling fragrance oils

Ever so often, we witness the establishment of many low-funded businesses, as people find ways to make money or create side incomes for themselves. In Nigeria, small businesses can arguably be referred to as the bedrock of the economy.
Akin Alabi

NairaBet’s CEO has an interesting business idea for you

The Founder and former CEO of NairaBet, Akin Alabi, recently shared a new business idea via his Twitter page, whilst urging his followers who are capable of it to harness the idea.
Why your business should define its target market

Why your business should define its target market

Simply put, your target market is the group of people you’re making your products and services for. Other terms used to describe this group are "target audience" and "target customer."
SMEs Nigeria

How adequate investment in SMEs can unlock Nigeria’s economic potentials

For a long time, economic experts around the world have been reiterating the need for countries to harness the potentials locked in the SMEs sector towards boosting the GDP.
Startup Funding Rounds

From Pre-Seed to Series D: Startup Funding Rounds Explained

Raising equity funding for your startup is a long, difficult, and often demoralizing process. However, if you are successful, you walk away with money that will help your startup grow and become everything you hope it could become.
venture capital

Tips on how SMEs and startups can secure venture capital funding

We have put together a couple of tips to help founders and entrepreneurs, so that the next time you pitch to a panel of Venture Capital investors, you can “kill it” and walk away with the cheque.
Leo Stan Edeh

Does Nigeria really need disruptive entrepreneurs?

Recently, there was trending news about Zinox Group's Chairman, Leo Stan Ekeh, calling on Nigeria to embrace disruptive entrepreneurs as a means of achieving immeasurable economic growth.
14 ways to turn your small business into an asset of value

14 ways to turn your small business into an asset of value

As an entrepreneur, there’s only one goal you should be aiming at – "To turn your business into a wealth-creating asset of value.’’ This perspective is according to renowned Venture Capitalist and Business Growth Accelerator, Pavlo Phitidis. 
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6 easy ways to market your new business on the internet

Internet marketing is a necessity for every business that wants to go far. Having an online presence will help you establish your expertise.
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Why you need emotional intelligence to successfully run a business

Basically, emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognise, understand, and manage one’s feelings and emotions, as well as those of others.
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Building a side business as a 9-5 worker? Here are the things you should...

In a world where everyone is looking for extra income through numerous side hustles, it is a great idea to know how best to balance one's regular day job so that it does not conflict with the hustle.
Mira Mehta of Tomato Jos speaks to Nairametrics, Tomato crisis in Nigeria, Tomato production in Northern Nigeria, Twitter Tweet Chat

How Jos inspired Finnish entrepreneur, Mira Mehta, to establish famous ‘Tomato Jos’

When Mira Mehta made the decision to relocate to Nigeria in 2014, her father questioned her choice of residence.
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10 Financial management tips to guarantee the survival of your startup

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.
shortlisted applicants for the 2019 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

List of successful applicants for TEF 2019 announced

See the complete list of the shortlisted applicants for the 2019 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.
EXPLAINED: The reasons why many Nigerian startups fail

EXPLAINED: The reasons why many Nigerian startups fail

Popular Nigerian realtor and human rights activist, Mr Segun Awosanya, has explained why many Nigerian startups fail. 
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A look at some financing options for small business owners

Statistics show that 80 per cent of small businesses started in Nigeria fail within the first five years. This alarming rate of business failure...


Rubies Bank

Rubies Bank – The Future is here

Rubies is a fully digital banking platform, offering zero fee banking targeted at millennials, young professionals, SMEs, quasi-financial institutions and FINTECH companies.
Should Gokada and be afraid of ORide?

Should Gokada and be afraid of ORide?

ORide is fast penetrating the market by leveraging on the N100 bonus offer to any destination of any distance within Lagos. This move has attracted the competitors’ customers, at least if not for anything, till the promo offer ends. 
Airtel Nigeria

Airtel eyes a £3.6 billion IPO valuation on the LSE and NSE

Airtel Africa Limited has declared its intentions to float his shares simultaneously on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE)