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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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The MOST IMPORTANT Word In Business

Each time I throw open this question to entrepreneurs; what is the most important word in business? The most frequent answer I get is profit. Profit is a short term view of assessing the health and wealth of a business. Unless you want to stay in business for the short term, don't focus on profit alone. The most important word in business is not profit, but cash flow. Yet, many entrepreneurs strongly believe that profit is the most important word in business. But according to … [Read More...]

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Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Hamilton Powell Of CrownAndCaliber.com

In 2011, Hamilton Powell sold a couch on Craigslist. By 9:00pm, a man in a van showed up with $400 cash to his office. It scared the heck out of him! That’s when he started thinking about the downsides of Craigslist and it led him to search for common categories that are more valuable, and therefore even scarier to sell, than couches. He typed in several search terms and when he typed in “Rolex” he was dumbfounded. Right there, he knew there had to be a better way to sell a watch. And Crown … [Read More...]

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After Preparation, what next?

The 4th Highly Effective Habit of Business Success

“Success begins with preparation but ends with execution”   In a previous article titled, “The 3 Highly Effective Habits of Business Success”, I outlined 3 key habits necessary for preparing for business success.   The article stressed the importance of learning, thinking and planning as crucial factors in the preparation … [Read More...]

Are you growing personally as the leader of your business?

BUSINESS GROWTH 101: How Entrepreneurs Are Unknowingly Killing Their Business Growth

If you are just joining in on this series, here is a link to the two articles you probably have missed; BG 101: What to do when business is slow BG 101: How to diagnose the problem of low sales   In the second article of the Business Growth 101 series, I discussed the 3 ways of diagnosing the problem of low sales in business. … [Read More...]

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Business Mastery: 4 Smart Ways Of Getting More Profitable Customers Always

This is the third article of the business mastery series, if you’ve missed out on any, you can catch up by clicking on any of the links below.   BUSINESS MASTERY: how should entrepreneurs be spending their time? Business Mastery: How Should Entrepreneurs Be Profitably Marketing Their Business?   In our previous discussion … [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...]

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The Paradox Of Business: HUSTLEpreneurship VS Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur, while trying to build your business, never forget to do business. And while trying to do business, never forget to build your business. This is the paradox of business; to do or to build? Mastering it is the definition of business success. Ignoring it is the definition of business failure. To help you master this … [Read More...]