#MondayMarket


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Oct 2018
The Psychology Of Buying

Why do some people buy only what they need, while others go on shopping sprees? If people buy for a reason, then people should also sell for a reason, what’s yours? It is said that the mortality rate of businesses in Nigeria is 70%. In the midst of these challenges, how does a business survive and thrive enough to be profitable? When you know what drives the decision making of your customers/client/buyer, it influences your business strategy. According to research, five major elements drive a customer’s decision-making process. These elements are responsible for why one product ‘seems’ more attractive......

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Build Your Capacity

Build Your Capacity

Moving from one level to the next in business is dependent on your capacity in the marketplace. Money without capacity can be disastrous. Moses’ leadership exposure in Egypt gave him the opportunity to learn how to manage people, time and resources. He must have started with managing 50 people and then from 1000 to 5000, so it’s important that you start small. Eventually, Moses was able to move 1.5 Million people through the wilderness – that’s quite a logistics business! No one else has ever achieved that feat. As we consider building capacity, can you confidently answer any of...


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Business Challenges

Business Challenges

Creation of wealth is an exchange of value and money is the outcome or result of such exchange. The world is changing and it seems Christians are being left behind. We need to make some changes and take charge. Welcome to #MondayMarket with Coach Oliver. Is there any reason why the richest man in Africa/the world is not a Christian and why the top 3 richest people in the world are not Christians? To answer this, let’s consider the Corrupt environment. Demand for bribe is one of the reasons Christians don’t thrive in an environment like Nigeria. Endemic corruption...


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Be A Financial River, Not A Dam

Be A Financial River, Not A Dam

What do the world’s richest have in common? They are serial entrepreneurs and philanthropists. They understand that if you never let the money flow out to allow fresh ones in, it becomes stagnant. The African mantra is, get what you can, ‘can’ what you get and sit on the ‘can’. But money is fluid; it’s always healthier when it flows. Williams had to cancel all his previous appointments just so he could keep this very important one with Mr George, his mentor and friend of 7 years. He had called him to confirm his availability for a lunch hour...


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A Call From Nigeria - Independence Special

A Call From Nigeria – Independence Special

“Arise o compatriots”, is the call to everyone with Nigerian blood running in their veins. It is the call that we must all obey and give our best to move us up on the path of our destiny. Nigeria’s call bellows out loud and clear to us, you and I to serve our fathers and the vast lands they claimed for us, with love, strength and to have faith. Notwithstanding our youthful country, it’s possible to surmount the odds and challenges and move our land to the other side. The labour that my father and your father and their...


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Faith To Disrupt

Faith To Disrupt

Dinosaurs went extinct. Cars replaced horses, Netflix and Kwesé are in the process of dethroning television. Apple turned technology into fashion & every single one of these things was a game changer, a great risk. But as Nikola Tesla and J.P Morgan proved with the commercialization of electricity, the greatest entrepreneurs are those with the courage to disrupt their industry. “Disruptive” is a good term and it referred to the process by which an underrated idea, product or service becomes popular enough to replace or displace the conventional. The capacity to disrupt the lives of a people or the...


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The Angel Investor's Faith

The Angel Investor’s Faith

Toni, an Investor extraordinaire by all standards in the community he resides, has his tentacles spread out to real estate, commodities and fashion. Because he has made his mother proud, close friends call him Papilo 😄 In his early days as a campus entrepreneur (where he made shirts to sell for extra quid), his father’d say to him, “My son, pay attention to God’s Word, incline your heart to His sayings, they are light to those who find them…” Toni never forgets his father’s wise counsel. These and lessons of life as an entrepreneur have translated into daily nuggets in...


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Business Worketh By Love

Business Worketh By Love

“For a business to thrive, it must find its why, its reason for being because business can’t be about money alone” – Simon Sinek. According to Paul, the Apostle, faith grows, love should too. Is your business only about profitability or also about purpose? Does it solve a problem and is that solution what really drives you? It may seem anti-capitalist, but such solution strategy may be what separates Sony from the blossoming Apple. So you got fired up by that fantastic idea, a very amazing idea that you believe will change both you and the world inside out...


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Numbers That Work

Numbers That Work

Just like without faith it is impossible to please God, without data and relevant statistics it is impossible to please investors and clients. TD Jakes in his book ‘Instinct’ advices that “…after you let your hunch lead you somewhere, you do your homework and get all the facts required”. “A key to being in any business is getting the numbers right. If the profit is not there then you are simply not in business” (Business As Mission – www.businessasmission.com) Smith lives and works in the sprawling city of Lagos as an advertising agent for companies and individuals that desire...


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And God Rested

And God Rested

Rest is an essential element to achieve balance in our quest for success in business and life. It’s the zone where all the hustle and hassles of the market place are excluded. In addition to the daily 6 hours when we’re required to hit the off switch and sleep, weekends and annual holiday are opportunities to refresh and recalibrate your system. The rest factor is invaluable. It takes you off the regular grid and routines giving you some time to just relax and look at life from a different perspective. Wale is considered a workaholic in his work circles,...


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