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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...]

Entrepreneurial Advantage

The Entrepreneurial Advantage: Why Entrepreneurs Succeed Faster Than Others

 What’s the one thing that gives an entrepreneur the unfair advantage over others?   Time freedom. The fact that you own 100% of your time is your greatest advantage as an entrepreneur. While others have to give up their time in exchange for salary, entrepreneurs make use of their time to create products/services that makes them money. I’ve previously written about this; how entrepreneurs create wealth in their spare time. For an employee, there’s a limit to their income potential … [Read More...]

Becoming An Entrepreneur

How To Become An Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurship for The Rest of US!

Can Everyone Become An Entrepreneur? OR Is Entrepreneurship for Everyone?   To effectively answer this question, we’ve got to go back to the very beginning; what is entrepreneurship? We need to understand the very meaning of the word –entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is derived from the French word ‘Entrepreneur’, dating as far back as 1723. It means an individual who undertakes, organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business with considerable initiative and risk. In … [Read More...]

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...]

balance

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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What are the laws of entrepreneurship?

The 27 Irrefutable Laws Of Entrepreneurship

All entrepreneurs create businesses, but all entrepreneurs are not created equal.   The business mastery series is a collection of unusual articles that will take you through the essential skills necessary for successfully starting and running a SIGNIFICANT company –a business that is changing the world and profiting from purpose. The world … [Read More...]

What's the defining moment that made you become an Entrepreneur?

THE ORIGIN OF MADphilips – The UNUSUAL Story Of How I Became An Entrepreneur!

“Behind every unusual entrepreneur lies an unusual beginning!”   If you have ever cared to know where I get the inspiration to write all the unusual articles published on this site; if you have ever thought to yourself, how did I become as I am? If you have ever been curious about my business name “MADphilips”; if you’ve ever asked what … [Read More...]

undressing the competition

Competitive Intelligence: 12 Sure Fire Ways To Strip Your Competitions Naked!

In a competitive marketplace, up-to-date information can make the difference between keeping pace, getting ahead, or being left behind. Business is a game and only the team with the best players wins. To win, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses as well as that of your competition. Knowledge of thyself alone is no longer sufficient to … [Read More...]

campuspreneur

CampusPreneur Tour 2013: Raising Entrepreneurs On Nigerian Campuses!

The story of college dropouts who later turned out to be multi-billionaires as a result of the great businesses they built is a popular success story. The likes of Bill Gates of Microsoft, Steve Jobs of Apple, Richard Branson of Virgin and Mark Zuckerberg of facebook to name a few. Here is a list of 55 School Drop Out Billionaires and Successful … [Read More...]

The Extra-Ordinary Jon Morrow!

Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Jon Morrow Of Copyblogger.com

Here’s another edition of the Unusual Entrepreneur Interviews and today I am very honoured to have gotten this Unusual Entrepreneur in question. His name is Jon Morrow, the Associate Editor of one of the greatest blogs on earth, Copyblogger.   If you are just joining us for the first time, this is the second interview of the unusual … [Read More...]