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The STATUS QUO Entrepreneur

The STATUS QUO Entrepreneur: Why Some Entrepreneurs Will NEVER Stop Struggling In Business

For every new subscriber to naijapreneur, in the welcome email, I often encourage them to write me back telling me about what they are currently struggling with in their business. In other words, what’s their business status quo? Exactly 3 days after their subscription, they get another email from me asking them to tell me what they are currently struggling with in their business. Why do I insist on you sharing your business struggles with me? Because I know you wouldn’t be reading … [Read More...]

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The Anatomy Of Entrepreneurship: Top 10 Characteristics of An Entrepreneur

Clearly understanding the characteristics of an entrepreneur is an important step in your entrepreneurial journey. Why? Because being an entrepreneur requires a lot from an individual that is often not properly thought through before many venture into entrepreneurship. But until recently, entrepreneurs were not widely studied. There was a general lack of knowledge and information about what made them tick. One of the leading studies on the anatomy of an entrepreneur was published by the … [Read More...]

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Decision Making Checklist for Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur’s decisions affect the success of his products, the loyalty of his employees and the overall success of his business. In order to make the best decisions you have to think critically and quickly. You have to avoid flaws in the process which may harm the business when confronted with an important decision. Strong business decision-making skills are an important characteristic of entrepreneurs. They should make the right choices at the right time to remain competitive in the … [Read More...]

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Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Ernest Umeike Of PushAndStart.com

In this edition of the unusual entrepreneur interviews, ex-banker Ernest Umeike after losing his job finally decides it’s time to take on the entrepreneur’s journey. In this interview, he shared with us why he decided to launch his startup; PushandStart – a crowdfunding platform. He also takes us behind the scenes on; How to define a price for your product/service, The crucial difference between a business idea and a business opportunity, The essential role mentors play in the … [Read More...]

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5 Beats by Dr. Dre Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Not often do you get to see a brand quickly become a global phenomenon as the beats by Dr. Dre brand. Since it launched in 2008, the Beats by Dr. Dre brand has risen to a 53% share of the global headphones market. Also, the current news about Apple’s proposed 3.2 billion dollar acquisition further confirms the magnitude of the brand. In my typical entrepreneurial style, I decided to dig deeper amidst the ongoing buzz to uncover the behind-the-scene secrets of this powerful brand in … [Read More...]

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DO MORE: 21 Free Powerful eBooks for Entrepreneurs, Plus Something Extra!

Very few things have as much impact on your capacity to succeed as an entrepreneur like learning does. From my over 10 years personal study of entrepreneurship and successful entrepreneurs, plus my 8 years personal experience as an entrepreneur, besides passion and purpose, one other common denominator I found across board is this; voracious learning. Self Education For Entrepreneurs All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college … [Read More...]

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What Is The Purpose Of Entrepreneurship? 21 Answers from 21 Unusual Entrepreneurs

Regardless of the goal, task or activity being undertaken, there are a lot of factors that can be attributed to your success or failure in any given endeavour. But of all these factors, none is as powerful as personal conviction –a deep seated belief that you can accomplish the goal, task or activity and an unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes to get it done. This personal conviction comes from clarity of purpose –an unbiased understanding of WHY [the reason] you are undertaking … [Read More...]

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FREE eBOOK: The Entrepreneur’s Journey

On Monday the 25th day of July 2011 happens to be my birthday and also the 1st year anniversary of naijapreneur Exactly a year ago I launched this site naijapreneur as my 26th birthday gift to the world. I wrote about this in the very first post on this site, you can read about it here.   This experience of using one’s birthday as a … [Read More...]

How Did Jesus Do Business?

How To Do Business Like Jesus Christ

What is Jesus Christ to you? To some, he's the greatest human who ever lived. To others, he's the saviour of the world. To me, he's the greatest entrepreneur ever! WHY? Because he invented SALVATION and helped mankind solve our greatest problem ever; eternal life! Jesus didn't just die so you can make HEAVEN. He died so you can also reign on … [Read More...]

How do you have to work in order to get the results you want?

How To Work And Get The Kind Of Results You Want

“Nothing works by itself. You have to do the work required in order to get the result desired!” Everyone works, but do we all achieve the kind of results we really want? I don’t have a problem with working; I have an issue with ‘how’ people work. If the process (how) of working is wrong, the outcome (result) can never be right. This series is … [Read More...]

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How To Remain In Business Despite Intense Competition

What do you do when competitors emerge in your business? Don’t panic, FOCUS! Whether you like it or not, the world of business is a very highly competitive one.  Business is a game and it takes a lot to eventually emerge as a winner. Winning however does require you find a way to remain in business irrespective of competition. Perhaps one of … [Read More...]

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Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Jenny Blake of LifeAfterCollege.org

In this fourth edition of the Unusual Entrepreneur Interviews for 2013, I have with me today, Jenny Blake the founder of Life After College –where she helps fresh college graduates get a grip on their after college life! She’s a bestselling author, micro-business coach and international speaker who helps people move beyond burnout to build … [Read More...]