Know the Basics

Several practical tips and advice to help you start and succeed in business…

3 Simple But Powerful Things You Can Do To Raise Capital For Your Business

Funding is the reason many business ideas haven’t taken off. It’s the reason many promising businesses that should be growing remain stunted. Even several big companies too want to raise more capital. Whether you’re looking for less than $10,000 to develop a prototype or start up your business, or you’re hunting for $15 million to [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

Get Funded! 50 Organisations That Can Give You Capital To Start and Grow Your Business in Africa

Are you looking for capital to start a new business or grow an already established business in Africa? Have you tried other alternatives and sources of funding but failed? Is capital your biggest headache and obstacle right now? Smile, I’ve got good news for you. As part of the research for our book, 101 Ways [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

5 Reasons Most African Businesses Do Not Survive Beyond A Generation

IBM. Coca-Cola. Ford. Nestlé. Pepsi. General Electric. Procter & Gamble. Bacardi. I’m sure these names ring a bell. Apart from being large, highly successful global businesses, they also have something very interesting in common: All of them have been in existence for more than a century. Yes, started over 100 years ago, the entrepreneurs who [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

6 Powerful Ways To Steal More Customers From Your Competition

photo credit: Cyril Ruoso Do you hate competition? Do you feel other people or businesses selling the same products and services as you are giving you a hard time? Frankly, do you often pray that they’ll stumble and crumble someday, and leave you alone to have all the customers and make all the money in [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

How To Get More Customers: 3 Simple Steps To Get More People To Buy From You

Attracting more customers is a big headache for many businesses. In this short video, you'll learn a very interesting method, often referred to as the 'K-L-T' method, that is sure to help you attract more people to buy from you. Want to know what 'K-L-T' means? Watch the video. You won't regret it. Enjoy!

By | March 10th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Growing your business..., Videos|

5 Types of Difficult Customers – And How To Successfully Handle, And Probably, Change Them

‘The customer is King.’ This statement is very true, considering that no business can survive without customers. If you have a product or service that no customer is willing to pay for, you don’t have a business. Period! So, this statement isn’t just a ‘feel-good’ slogan. It’s actually true; without customers, you would go out [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

Remote Control Manager: 5 Interesting Ways to Run Your Business When You’re Not There

Are you a slave to your business? One of the biggest reasons why most people want to become entrepreneurs is the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss, and running your own business. While this dream of freedom and flexibility is possible, there are many business owners who cannot leave their business, even for [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

How to Make Your Customers Love Your Business: Tips from my School Teacher

Customers are the life blood of every business. That's why every successful business has mastered the art and science of attracting and retaining great customers by making them happy. In this guest post, Nneka Okonkwo shares a simple but very symbolic experience she had with one of her teachers from back in the day. Here we [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

How To Set The Best Price For Your Product: 5 Pricing Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know

One of the secrets to business success is knowing how to set the best price for your product or service. If you set your price too high, you may scare away customers and favour your competition. If your price is too low, you may be losing profits and running your business at a loss. Is there [...]

By | April 26th, 2015|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|