John-Paul Iwuoha

About John-Paul Iwuoha

John-Paul Iwuoha is a business transformation specialist and founder of Smallstarter. Through his signature training courses and private programs, he has worked with hundreds of African entrepreneurs and business owners to overcome serious challenges with starting, growing, or turning around their businesses. His work and opinions have been featured in several local and international media, including CNN, Business Day, and The Huffington Post. He was named by LinkedIn as one of the Top Global Voices on Startups & Entrepreneurship. Click here to learn more about his signature programs.
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SBP 082: Is It An Opportunity Or A Distraction? How To Resist FOMO and SOS In Your Business

By |2022-01-21T13:11:46+01:00January 21st, 2022|Listen to the Podcasts|

Entrepreneurs love to find and chase new opportunities.  It could be a new idea, a new product, a new strategy, or a new partnership deal. But how can you be sure that thing is really an opportunity, and not a distraction? Many entrepreneurs get sucked into distractions that cost them a ton of time, money, [...]

SBP 081: What It Actually Takes To Grow & Scale A Business — Insights from Kristin H. Wilson of Spurt!

By |2022-01-14T10:36:54+01:00January 14th, 2022|Listen to the Podcasts|

Growth is often on the minds of most entrepreneurs and business owners. How can you grow and scale a business to reach more customers, make more sales, and grab more market share? This episode of the podcast is a peek into a Mastermind Strategy Session from our exclusive Insiders community. During this session, Kristin H. [...]

SBP 080: Is It Better To Be Feared Or Loved By Your Employees? This Is What I Think…

By |2022-01-07T12:07:04+01:00January 7th, 2022|Listen to the Podcasts|

What's the best way to manage the relationship with your employees? Is it better if they fear you, or love you? In this interesting episode, I share my thoughts on how to handle the critical relationship with your employees. You're going to learn the upsides and downsides of using fear and love to motivate your [...]

SBP 079: How To Double Your Sales in 90 Days or Less — Insights from Simon Severino of Strategy Sprints

By |2022-01-07T11:56:21+01:00December 31st, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Growing a business is tough for many people who own or run a business. But are there tested and trusted ways to boost the sales of your company?  In this episode, Simon Severino of Strategy Sprints shares some interesting strategies for boosting sales and growth in a business. You're going to learn a lot from [...]

SBP 078: How To Enter A New Market Or Find Customers For A New Product

By |2021-12-20T13:48:17+01:00December 20th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Some people claim that if you have a good product, customers will automatically find you. Unfortunately, this is not always true. The world is full of great products that cannot find customers. It’s hard to penetrate any market with a new product, especially when nobody knows you or your business. This is a common challenge [...]

SBP 077: 5 Important Things To Consider Before Hiring Anyone in Your Business

By |2021-12-09T14:10:09+01:00December 10th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

People provide leverage in business. That’s why to grow a business, you need to build a team. But building a good team starts with hiring. And when it comes to hiring people, it’s often easy to make mistakes. You may hire for the wrong purpose, or hire the wrong person, or hire at the wrong [...]

SBP 076: I Had A Burnout — Life’s Lessons on Health, Wealth And Happiness

By |2021-12-09T14:11:38+01:00December 3rd, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

At a point in your journey as an entrepreneur, you will experience “burn out”. After several months or years of working hard on your business, you will likely experience some form of physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion. Entrepreneurs are often too focused on the business that we don’t pay enough attention to ourselves. In this [...]

7 Things To Consider Before Taking Money from an Investor or Bank

By |2021-11-09T17:15:32+01:00October 30th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

There comes a time when you need to raise additional money to support your business. You may need the funds to start a new business, or to grow, expand, or turn around an existing business. Raising external capital typically happens after you’ve exhausted all your personal funds – your savings, your credit card, or selling [...]

When And How To Get A Business Loan To Support Your Company

By |2021-11-09T17:10:43+01:00October 29th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

How to get a business loan to start a new company or grow an existing one? Many entrepreneurs I speak to are scared of taking out business loans. It’s either a bitter lesson from personal experience, or the horror stories they heard from friends, family, or a fellow business owner. But there’s a reason business [...]

6 Creative Ways To Raise Funds For A Business By Using Other People’s Money

By |2021-11-09T17:04:54+01:00October 28th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

You're about to learn about one of the most creative ways to raise funds for your business. It’s called “OPM”. And many of the world’s most successful companies love to use it. Coca-Cola uses it. ExxonMobil uses it. And many other multinationals love to use OPM. “OPM” means Other People’s Money. While many entrepreneurs and [...]