The growth of a business does not diminish the need for funding to, for example, introduce new products or services; expand into new markets; hire or contract additional help; expand facilities or purchase new equipment and machinery. While it can be quite tough getting the loan, managing it effectively to keep the business on the growth path consistently, is equally challenging.
In some ways, whom you choose to marry is a matter of right or wrong. Spiritual wisdom comes from God, but in many ways, the decision requires considerable judgment - not necessarily absolute rights or wrong but I believe it is important to have wisdom and consider the advice of elderly ones around you. That was why Solomon told his son when advising him about relationships with women to pay attention to wisdom and preserve discretion. Proverbs 5:1-2.
There are a thousand and one factors that may cause a great business to collapse but in this article, we are looking at the most common among them.
At the just concluded SuccessDigest Enterprise Awards, (SDEA) 2013, where Jimoh Ibrahim (OFR) was also inducted into the SDEA Hall of Fame, attendees got more than they bargained for when the business mogul took to the rostrum to deliver his keynote address which became a high level business lecture on company acquisition.....readmore
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
I KNOW what you are thinking after reading that headline. You're saying to yourself: “What the heck does this guy mean by saying ‘Motivation is not enough?"
Nigerian Breweries Plc has concluded plans to hold the 2014 Golden Pen Awards. The company said the ceremony is slated to hold on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Lantana Hall of the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos by 5pm.
If there’s one thing entrepreneurs love to do, it is creating jobs for others. They are never satisfied. They keep thinking of how to reinvent themselves. This is the story of Awobajo Adeleke who started out with one business and ended up diversifying along the line. How was he able to do this? Find out in this interview.
I run a successful training and consulting company and have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to launch or establish their own firms.
This article is designed to show you the importance of marketing and simple tips for making it work for your business and ideas.
PROVIDING your shoulders for someone to lean on is one of the noblest deeds you can render to your fellow human being.That someone, be he a relation, an acquaintance, or a total stranger, will never forget your kindness. And the assets side of your spiritual balance sheet will definitely improve following such action.
At a gathering of entrepreneurs, a wife was quoted as saying: “I could never work with my husband, we would kill each other!” To those who are aware of the vicissitudes of marriage, this statement is certainly not strange.
Every football team requires a Coach to succeed. The same is applicable to businesses. You need a business coach to succeed. Having said that, there are many small business coaches to choose from, so it helps to have clarity about what you're looking for in a coach.
AT one of my business seminars, I put this question to the audience: ''Why is success so difficult to achieve?"
A few hands went up. One said it was because the secret of success is hidden. Another said the price of success is high. While the third person observed: "Success demands patience and most people don't have it."
Online, the escalating growth of this industry is aided by the increasing demand for internet and interactive media advertising, such as ads on mobile phone apps. And offline, the demand for graphics for advertisements is also high, too.
YOU will never achieve success if you don't know how to handle rejection. That is a strong statement. But it is perfectly true. So what is this rejection I'm talking about?
Rejection? Of course, we all know it. A boy toasts a girl. The girl looks him up and down and says, "Me, to befriend you? God forbid!" The boy thinks it is the usual shakara (playing hard-to-get) that girls make and persists in pursuing her. But this girl is quite serious. When the boy finally realizes it, he is devastated.
The importance of goal setting in business cannot be overstated. The setting of goals is important to guide the company and employees toward defined objectives. Without goal setting and the necessary motivation for goal attainment, businesses are without purpose or direction.
Ask any business owner and what you would most likely hear is – “It is not easy”. You would be reminded of the stress, the long hours, the lack of sleep, etc. You have to consider yourself lucky if the business owner does not even try to talk you out of working for yourself.
Irwin, a junior naval officer, was discharged from military service after he was diagnosed with cancer – standard military procedure at the time. The loss of his job was quite a blow, but he was determined to get back both his health and his job. With faith and dogged determination, he battled the disease that tried to take over his body.
Each day, the Internet comes up with new ideas and concepts that change the way people and businesses are run. And the best part is that they also bring about new ways for people to generate income, most times lots of it.
HAVING made a strong case that you ought to strive to be wealthy in recent writings, I owe you a duty to also let you know the implications of being wealthy.
The essence of this article is to show you the root cause of failure in business.
The two widely known causes of small entrepreneurial failure are 1) lack of knowledge about the business, and 2) insufficient capital to sustain the venture through to break-even and profitability.
There are essentially 3 definite strategies for growing a business.
No more, no less. Below are the vital business growth strategies:
While it is true that unforeseen problems are opportunities for finding a better way for getting to where you want to be, it is also the time that tries the soul of men so much so that they are forced to do something extremely stupid, something that completely erodes their integrity and wipes off their credibility, covering them in opprobrious shame.
The Bank of Industry (BOI) Limited was established on October 2001, following the reconstruction of the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank Limited (NIDB).
The bank provides financial assistance for the implementation of large, medium and small projects as well as the expansion, diversification and modernization of existing enterprises; and rehabilitation of ailing ones.
Children sometimes think that being a parent means you get to do whatever you want. This is a misunderstanding, but could it be that their parents' conduct gave them that idea? 1 Corinthians 13:3 - Love does not seek its own; it is not selfish. Love motivates us to do, not what we want, but what is best for the whole group.
Creating a marketing plan for your enterprise shouldn’t take you donkey years. Ideally, it should take you at least a few days to do the research and have the necessary discussions — potentially even a few weeks, depending on factors like the size of your market and the uniqueness of your product line(s). This article will help you in developing your marketing plans.
After the decision to form Complete Football International (UK) Limited was made, I drew a plan which included going to London to meet printers, freight forwarders and others with the objective of gathering information that would determine the step-by-step action I required to accomplish my dream.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan stated in his New Year message this year that all overseas training for Federal civil servants has been suspended. He said all such training programmes would be conducted locally to save foreign exchange for investment in infrastructure and economic empowerment. Jonathan said that the decision would help the government to cut cost of governance and improve on service delivery. He said that government needed to prioritize its expenditure portfolio by ensuring that capacity development that can be executed locally without compromising quality was done locally.
Have you ever thought of offering an extraordinary service for kids like a gym; where different kinds of facilities to help children 6 weeks thru 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally will be present?
Wikipedia defines copywriting as the use of words and ideas to promote a person, business, opinion or idea. Although the word ‘copy’ may be applied to any content intended for printing (as in the body of a newspaper article or book), the term copywriting/copywriter is generally limited to promotional situations, regardless of the medium (for instance, ads for print, television, radio or other media).
By the foregoing, copywriting can be defined as the act of writing copy for advertising goods and services. Copywriting is the requirement and need of every business for marketing of goods and services.