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Apr 2019
Chase Your Dreams

Many people don’t know how to dream at all, a few actually dare to & fewer have the courage to chase it. Every Entrepreneur had a picture in their mind when they started out their business, no matter how irrelevant it looked. It’s the picture of what business will look like in a couple of years in terms of size and value offering. The picture must have been so compelling that you gave it your best try; you ventured. Even when things are not looking up as expected, that picture still deserves your total devotion and commitment. Whatever picture......

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My Faith and Market Place Socioeconomics

My Faith and Market Place Socioeconomics

“I truly believe that it is our collective responsibility as Christian Leaders, to actively participate in socio-economic development in our society.” Dr Sam Adeyemi. Environment Some of us are lucky to live in neat cosy neighbourhoods, but some still bear the burden of living with noise, air and unsanitary conditions that make our villages relative paradise. The issue is, people of different faiths reside in these neighbourhoods. The paradisal surroundings or neighbourhoods were made by men and women who believed in the good life. As much as it’s said that cleanliness is next to godliness, so we need to...


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Stronger Structures - In the Market Place (II)

Stronger Structures – In the Market Place (II)

Indeed, we have a barrage of issues in the market place that creates hordes of opportunities to birth sizzling hot and fresh millionaires. You can only be one of those millionaires when you think ‘solutions’. Your home country is rated as the worst in open defecation, i.e millions doing their business in public. A phenomenal chunk of your population is actually involved in shameful and unhygienic practices. Most interesting to note is the most embarrassing fact that adults in the market place (not children) are in the majority of the culprits of open defecation. Did you know that in...


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Business Killing Taxes

Business Killing Taxes

Development levy, business premises levy, radio and television license, fumigation license, environment protection levy, just to name a few, are some of the government-led costs of doing business in Nigeria. Tax is the elephant in the market place that we groan about and, as a people, we really need to be ingenious about. We/our administrators need to watch taxes closely as the patients are almost running the asylum and chasing innovation and props to the economy out of town. Remember the story of the young man that job-hunted for over 3 years until his family put capital together with...


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Stronger Structures - In The Market Place

Stronger Structures – In The Market Place

Well, it is now apparent in certain cadres of our marketplace that structures with more resilience and integrity are required… considering the recent and various tragic incidents with so many victims and casualties relating to structural collapse. In the same vein, you hear of mass ravaging of communities and mass killings just metres away from the location of so much touted and visible security men and women armed to the scalp, deftly pocketing their collections from motorists. The state of structural decay is evident in our public service system where almost nothing gets done judiciously and everything is done...


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We Die Here!? In The Market Place

We Die Here!? In The Market Place

His eyebrows arched in curiosity as the discussions heated up and various slangs and terms were thrown into the fray. He wasn’t sure why they were having all the fracas but somewhere at the back of his mind, he knew it was all because of the money in the offing. It was a market place drama like the mating dance of wild birds. He’s always told himself to beware of putrid expletives arising from the quest to win, the desire to be the market king. He’s committed to the right attitude in words and in deed. Yet he realizes...


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The Questions Of The Market Place

The Questions Of The Market Place

What, where, when really is the market place? Is it Idumota, or Apongbon or Yaba? Is it where hordes of people gather to sell pepper, tomatoes and stuff or is it NSE on Customs Street or NYSE? If you’ve ever been to Isale Eko or Katangowa, then you’d pride yourself as having been to the market. Way back from ancient times, people buy and sell goods in the market place, not leaving out services. The activities of the market place is the hub and heart of every economy. While everyone earns in the market place some achieve this by...


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Now That Elections Are Over

Now That Elections Are Over

So the Presidential and the National Assembly elections have come and gone until another four years. Yes, we prepped, we argued, we even spent tons of money in travels, electioneering, covering for the costs of work-free days etc. Sadly, some beloved citizens, friends and family passed- may their souls rest well. No matter how the elections impacted our lives, we have all heaved our sighs at the “orisirisi” we have surmounted. Now it’s back to business, at least we should have sober moments prior to the pending elections. We can now begin to roll out the drums to congratulate...


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My Startup Story: AMA Creatives

My Startup Story: AMA Creatives

Hi, I am Toby Adeyemo, a partner and co-founder of AMA Creatives – a vibrant and inventive learning tech brand who believes that learning should be fun, edutaining and accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any smart device. My career profile is as straight as a jerry-curl; with over 10 years of experience combing IT, Learning Tech and HR. How? I worked in Server Management, IT Project Management, Networking Configuration and Management, Learning Management Systems, Recruitment Projects, Computer Based Assessment Administration and Assessment Centre Administration. So, why quit a sure thing? Why risk it all? About three years ago, the...


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Your Business Rocks

Your Business Rocks

So you have set your BHAG, (big hairy audacious goal) and have cascaded it into short term goals or achievables. Then what? Rocks are key priorities/ activities that must happen or occur before you achieve your desired outcome. They are the 3-5 important things you must accomplish in the next 90 days. To your employees, they are the clear priorities that will govern where each employee puts his /her primary effort every day. For example, with someone starting a business, the things to be done would be to: decide what your business will do register the business with CAC...


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