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Reinvesting profits

5 Strategies for Reinvesting Profits to Grow Your Business

The concept of reinvesting profits is one that every entrepreneur should be intimately familiar with. Especially in your early years in business, the need to pay yourself can greatly impact your capacity to set aside some funds from your profits for reinvestment purposes. While this is the reality for most growing entrepreneurs and businesses, you shouldn't conform to it. The ideal situation is that you refrain as much as you can from siphoning money away from your business for personal use. … [Read More...]

Execution 4

Part 3: EXECUTION 2015!

Still on the issue of EXECUTION 2015 and our goal of making this year work for you and your business, permit me to go further. In my first unusual article on EXECUTION 2015, I pointed out the two kinds of execution that exists; Energy-Driven Execution and Strategy-Driven Execution. In the second installment of this series, I went a great deal to explain and analyze these two kinds of execution. This is my third piece, and I am going to talk about a very key component that is not often … [Read More...]

Execution 2

Part 2: EXECUTION 2015!

In continuing our discussion on EXECUTION 2015 -how to make this year work, let me shed more insights on the two kinds of execution discussed previously. Energy-Driven Execution This is the most common type of execution in the world of business. As a matter of fact, it’s what 99% of entrepreneurs use and that’s why the 1% who succeed are those who use the other kind of execution. In other words, this is what powers majority of businesses. Let me tell you a story to practically … [Read More...]

EXECUTION 2015

EXECUTION 2015: How to Make this Year Work!

Welcome to 2015, so glad you made it! Breaking the silence It's been precisely 2 months ago you last heard from me, I wish it weren't so. But couldn't just help it. I have been busy working on a very impact-driven project with my Vision Partners [team] to relaunch one of our failed projects since 2011. Last week Tuesday we finally launched www.UniteNigeria.com and it's been one heck of a crazy ride! I just couldn't help NOT thinking of you and feeling bad about the sudden silence. … [Read More...]

Startup planning

Startup Planning: 5 Things You Fundamentally Need to Start A New Business

Startup planning refers to all the essential things you need to consider when starting up a new business. As an entrepreneur, there are so many things you need to consider when starting up a new business. But of all these things, the 5 essential factors you need to focus on during your startup planning that will guarantee a successful launch of your new business are; Team Product Market Business Model Capital Let’s take a closer look at each of them.   Startup … [Read More...]

entrepreneurial success

ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS: What Does it Really Take?

What does it really take to achieve entrepreneurial success? From my experience as a business development consultant and entrepreneurial coach, I have seen two different schools of thought on this issue.   1.   It Takes WILL To Succeed As An Entrepreneur The first school of thought believes that entrepreneurial success is a matter of determination –WILL. The underlying assumption is this; if you are determined to succeed, you will succeed. This underlying assumption is built … [Read More...]

business revolution

BUSINESS REVOLUTION: 18 Ways to Build a Business that MATTERS!

Business revolution is what unusual entrepreneurs start. They don’t just Do business, they START a business revolution. How? By building a business that MATTERS! I have always strongly believed that there’s more to entrepreneurship than just business as usual. I believe entrepreneurship is a test of your life seeking expression through an idea. The idea is one that possesses you to do something about a problem, a need or an opportunity. It draws upon your passion, life experience, … [Read More...]

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Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Bernadette Jiwa Of TheStoryOfTelling.com

Welcome to another edition of the Unusual Entrepreneur Interviews and today we have here with us unusual entrepreneur Bernadette Jiwa. She is the founder of the story of telling, a brand consulting business that helps entrepreneurs make their ideas matter. I’m so excited to have her on the unusual entrepreneur interview series as she is going to be … [Read More...]

2012 ends

Best Of naijapreneur 2012

The year 2012 ends today! It's surprising to see 365 whole days gone by almost in a flash. Without doubt, 2012 has been a very rewarding year for me, both business-wise and personally. On the business side, I spoke in more events than all the previous years combined, my writings gained more global recognition, two new products/services were … [Read More...]

What makes unusual entrepreneurs thick?

Business Mastery: The Unusual Qualities Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

All entrepreneurs create businesses. But all entrepreneurs are not created equal.   So what makes the difference?   A set of unique attributes that clearly draws the line between ordinary entrepreneurs and their extra-ordinary counterparts. Don’t be alarmed by this, in the business world, there exists two kinds of … [Read More...]

Joe Falter

Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Joe Falter Of HelloFood.com.ng

Kicking of this year’s unusual entrepreneur interviews is Joe Falter the founder and CEO of Hellofood. Lastnight, we saw a movie –Django– together with other members of the rocket internet team in Nigeria and this morning we pulled off this interview. Take it away Joe!     Interview Questions Part One ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Awakening the Spirit … [Read More...]

How to win the price war

COMPETITIVE STRATEGY: How To Win The PRICE War

There is no business without competitions; the days of the monopolist are long gone. Regardless of how relatively new an industry may seem, a careful research will reveal two or more other competitions. So like I often remind entrepreneurs, since very few businesses exist in isolation, what are you going to do about the competition? The … [Read More...]