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How to Empower and Support Young Entrepreneurs

In times of economic uncertainty, it is easy to think that it is ‘impossible’ for anybody to make money. This is complete nonsense and the exact kind of thinking that new entrepreneurs should steer clear of. It is a poverty-based mindset that looks to respond defensively to conditions instead of looking for profit opportunities in…
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3 important things to do before your salary stops

Obviously, salaries are bond to stop someday. So, have you ever asked yourself, “What happens when my salary stops coming?” “When your salary comes in time, you eat chicken. As the salary reduces you eat products of chicken (eggs) and subsequently, you begin to eat chicken’s foods like maize and millet. Finally, when salary is…
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Understanding What, How, and When to start a business of choice

Understanding what, how, and when to start a business of choice is key to key every kind of business you intend to kick start. Marketing niching is of interest not only to small enterprises but also small divisions of larger enterprises. Enterprises identify opportunities and occupy market niches that are safe and profitable. An ideal…
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How Pepsi survived in a Coca-Cola dominated market

Before the Second World War, Coca-Cola dominated America soft drink industry. There was really no second place firm worth mentioning. “Pepsi raised hardly a flicker of recognition in coke’s consciousness.” Pepsi-Cola was a newer drink that cost less to manufacture and whose taste thought to be less satisfying than coke. Its major selling point was…
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Maybe you are exhausted like I’m exhausted, read this

Maybe you are exhausted like I’m exhausted. Masked with depression behind the make up. I no longer want to wake up and sleep too. My cloud of tears keeps on raining and still, I can’t find rest when my eyes close at night. The night too helps me escape the reality of the light. The…
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How to manage work and family successfully

We asked EO Entrepreneurs‘ Organization members what they’ve learned from being a parent and an entrepreneur, Jessica Honegger the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection explained. She revealed how she strives for success in both work and home life. “One thing I’ve learned about entrepreneurship and parenting? It’s that starting a business is basically akin…
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5 ways to succeed as an entrepreneur

Whether companies decide to downsize, or employees quit their jobs for other reasons, many professionals are opting to work independently. With innovation in technology, starting a company is becoming more doable than ever before, which is evident given the popularity in start-ups. To help guide professionals considering entrepreneurship, Seth Newab and Efstathios Giannoutsos compiled five…
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15 Easy tips on Business Marketing

Business ideas are easy to come by. Similarly, they wither away so easily. There are healthy tips to help keep your entrepreneurship fire burning. This is not a piece of breaking news, they are things you might have heard but didn’t notice. Let’s take a look at some daily activities you can choose from ……
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What you should know about an entrepreneur?

There is a need to know about who an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is like a roller coaster ride. The earlier you get familiar with the term entrepreneur, the better you know what it requires. Happiness and madness knock your door at the same time. Every motivational quote you have ever read about struggle, pain, blood, sweat,…
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You Are Unique – Stay Motivated during COVID-19

We are all unique in some special way, but most of us have been taught, pushed and punished into conformity. We are told not to stick our nests out too far and not to make too much noise in case we are noticed. Unfortunately, the knowledge you have and have gained is what distinguishes you…
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Stay Motivated during COVID-19 (V)

Title: THE POWER OF UNIQUENESS The number 1 secret of financial success is uniqueness. If you are not unique, you are like the tomatoes seller at the market – offering the same goods as everyone else. This is no way to get rich. If you ever aim to make money out of any endeavor, you…
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Stay Motivated during COVID-19 (IV)

Life’s way of testing your true belief is to make things difficult. The only thing you can do is persist. The rich are the biggest failure. Successful people fail more than failures. But they are different from failures in one respect: they keep learning and working towards their goal until eventually they succeed. Understand that…
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Stay Motivated during COVID-19 (III)

To be successful, at some point you will need to work long and hard. Look at any sportsman, there were times no one recognised them. They work their lives day and night with lots of exercise, training and diet. They deprive themselves of certain comfort and faced the hardship. In life, anything worthwhile comes with…
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Stay Motivated during COVID-19 (II)

Passion is the secret weapon of the rich. It is impossible to achieve long term success unless you love doing whatever it is you do. Passion is meaningless without commitment. Commitment is what drives you to keep going despite the barriers in your way.

Stay Motivated During COVID-19

PART ONE of Stay Motivated During COVID-19. The only thing stopping you from displaying your creative genius is your self-doubt and your own judgement about the ideas you come up with. Quite often, a single creative thought is all you need to get what you want in life. All you need is the willingness to…
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WORK MISCONCEPTION IN NIGERIA

We must come to the understanding that most Nigeria youths like other youths of the world do not only lack employment, they are thirsty after empowerment and encouragement.

2020 Kauai Writers Conference

We invite you to learn about the Kauai Writers Conference, November 9 to 15, 2020. Set in one of Kauai’s loveliest resorts, it features a faculty of beloved bestselling authors, carefully chosen as brilliant writers who are also gifted teachers, including: Richard Russo Meg Wolitzer Luis Urrea Lauren Groff Christina Baker Kline Charles Johnson Helen…
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Do nots of a resume (CV)

There are certain mistakes that many candidates make with their resumes and this can ruin their chances of getting to the next stage of the process. You should not have photographs of yourself on your resume, this is a very outdated approach, yet many candidates still do it. It is also not necessary to mention…
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What is business model?

What is business model? Joan Magretta in “Why Business Models Matter,” defines business model as partly as “at heart, stories — stories that explain how enterprises work. A good business model answers Peter Drucker’s age-old questions, ‘Who is the customer? And what does the customer value?’ It also answers the fundamental questions every manager must ask:…
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Four Questions To Help You Decide If You’re Ready To Start Your Own Business

Why do we put so much emphasis on the lifestyle associated with being a “boss,” and so little on the tenacity it takes to become one? We see so many glamorized depictions of entrepreneurship on social media, like foreign cars, trips overseas and designer wardrobes, but rarely do we get to see the blood, sweat,…
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Do You Need Talent to Become A Writer?

Singing … dancing … drawing … acting … playing an instrument … they all share some common traits with writing. First, these are creative pursuits. And second, people tend to think you have to be naturally talented to succeed with any of these pursuits. I’m not so sure that’s true.  There was a time when I would have said, “Yes.…
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How to write a perfect business plan

Your business plan is the step between pitching to and pinning down investors. Entire TV shows have been dedicated to the art of the pitch, but your business plan is the make-or-break that acts as the cherry on top for investors. Not only that, but a solid business plan can hone your idea and start…
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3 Ways I’ve Learned to Prioritize Self-Care While Running a Startup

I get it: You’re busy. Really busy. Leading a startup while also juggling family and a personal life is tough. Now add in eating right, exercising and managing your emotional wellness. Trying to do it all can sometimes feel like an impossible feat. But staying healthy is vital to running a successful business. When you…
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Entrepreneurial Principles from Nigeria’s Top C.E.Os

Almost everyone is familiar with the “Big Guys” in Nigeria’s economy, but this is not the purpose of this piece. I will be sharing with you “Entrepreneurial Principles from Nigeria’s Top C.E.Os” words of entrepreneurs who have through the thick  and tough manage their way to the top. This is the secret steps that leads…
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Choosing a career

5 Things to Consider before Choosing a Career. Think about what you loved when you were a kid. True passions tend to surface in childhood, before real-world pressures overtake them.  Consider what you’d do if money didn’t matter. If income were no issue at all, how would you spend your days? Ask friends and family…
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Before You Take It – Read this!

“To be opened, what is your interpretation of job? What comes to your mind when you hear the word – job? What do you think about it when you are soul searching? What is the reflection you normally get about it?” I know by seeing the caption, you will pause for some seconds and ask…
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Why you should consider opening a business in retirement

At the Aging in America conference in New Orleans last April, I was on a panel with journalist and author Kerry Hannon. She has written several well-known books on the topic, including her latest, “Never Too Old To Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life.” I highly recommend it both for its…
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WORK FROM HOME: The Top 100 Companies You Can Work With

Thanks to technology like high-speed internet and mobile phones, working from home is increasingly easier. And as more companies offer flexible commuting policies, the remote job market is spreading beyond the traditional fields of computer technology or customer services. For many Americans, that is a great thing. With the growth of telecommuting and flexible in-office…
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How to make 150 thousand naira monthly

Do you need a job? Or do you know someone who does? “I Make 150 Thousand Naira Monthly” A woman made this statement and here is how she does the magic…. “I started with as little as N3000, and gradually expanded the business by adding sweet potato and now I make an average of N5000…
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