Posts for SMEs & Startups


Here is How to Network Successfully in Events!

Angels & VCs, SMEs & Startups, Technology & Innovation - Oghenero Okikie - May 16, 2021

“I attended an event last weekend with the hope of connecting with one of the big names in my industry I was ready for all the networking that would come with it. I was all prepared and have rehearsed my speech over and over again that I was almost confident…

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Can Strategic Business Partnerships Further Fuel the Growth of SMEs in Africa?

“I feel as though my business growth has been plateauing and I am considering looking into strategic partnerships to accelerate it. On the flip end, I’m scared if the benefits of partnership business are less, compared to the adverse effects it could bring.” This is the story of Maria, a…

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Meet 17 Women Taking on the African Digital Business Landscape

Could women take up the digital business landscape in Africa? This a question some people would want to ask as more often than not, men are always at the fore when it comes to business in general. Digital business is not just a crotchety old man’s world, women are making…

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5 Business Ideas yet to be Fully Explored in Africa

If you’re a young person in Africa, especially in Nigeria, there’s a good chance you currently aren’t comfortable with your job or you’re yet to find one. It’s not unusual. A significant 40% of people between the ages of 25-34 were unemployed in 2017, according to the Nigerian National Bureau…

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14 Most Effective Ways to Manage Your Remote Team

SMEs & Startups, Technology & Innovation - Oghenero Okikie - August 6, 2020

If you’re not already managing a remote team at your company, chances are, it’s only a matter of time. With the rise of broadband technology and a global move towards the pursuit of a healthy work/life balance, the number of employees working remotely has increased exponentially over the past couple…

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15 Tech Tools to Improve your Productivity as a Small Business Owner

Running a small business can be rewarding, but it’s often exhausting when you don’t have a clue on the right tools to enhance your work. Luckily, there are a countless number of tools to streamline operations and boost productivity. One key in building the right “stack” is by finding tools…

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What You Should Do Before Applying For a Business Loan

Angels & VCs, Industries & Sectors, SMEs & Startups - gng-media - July 15, 2020

To his amazement, after presenting the bank with some receivables, the bank still asked for personal guarantees not considering the fact his business was a corporation, why does he still need personal guarantees? One of the first things overly-optimistic entrepreneurs discover as they look for funding is that banks don’t…

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21 Digital Marketing Hack for Your Businesses

Marketing a business online using the various social media available can drive sales if well handled and at the same time be frustrating when the right tools aren’t utilised. You may end up spending heavily on data monthly putting contents out there with little or no engagements from your potential…

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