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 072: How To Get Better At Business Development & Networking — Practical Insights from Cynthia Lareine

By |2021-09-17T11:15:12+01:00September 17th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

If people don’t know you, they can’t help you or do business with you. That’s why networking is so important in business. Through networking, many people have found investors, business partners, and very good suppliers and distributors. Unfortunately, many people are not so good at networking. Most people think networking is just about introducing themselves, [...]

SBP 071: How To Handle Angry Customers — A Practical Example

By |2021-09-09T22:42:27+01:00September 10th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Your customers are not always right. Sometimes, this is especially true for angry customers. How do you handle a person who insults you, threatens you, and may likely tell other people bad things about your business? In your career as an entrepreneur, you will likely come across this kind of person. But guess what? Angry [...]

SBP 070: The 5 Most Common Mistakes That Can Kill A Business

By |2021-09-03T12:25:38+01:00September 3rd, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

A friend of mine recently shut down his restaurant business. It was painful to watch him go through it. I still remember how excited he was when he first started the business. I still remember his vision to expand the business into other cities in the country. I still remember how much time, energy and [...]

SBP 069: Startup Strategy — Is It Better To Start Big or Start Small in Business?

By |2021-08-27T12:30:23+01:00August 27th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Having an idea for anything is easy. But it is much harder to actually start. It could be a new business. A new product. Or a new sales strategy. So, what is the best way to start anything in business? Should you wait until you have all the resources you need so you can start [...]

SBP 068: The 3 Important Leadership Styles Every Entrepreneur Should Master

By |2021-08-27T12:27:12+01:00August 25th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

You cannot build your business alone. At some point, you will need other people to help you. Most of them will likely be employees who will work for you. That’s why every successful entrepreneur has to have good leadership skills. Because if you don’t know how to lead, nobody will follow you. But what is [...]

SBP 067: The Subtle But Important Difference Between A Customer And A Fan

By |2021-08-10T13:20:04+01:00August 10th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Every business is looking for customers. The more customers you have, the better for your business. But there is one BIG problem with customers. They can easily leave you. Make a small mistake. Increase your prices. Or delay their orders. And some of them will leave you. They will leave you for another business that [...]

SBP 066: 11 Intelligent Ways To Prevent Theft and Fraud in Any Business

By |2021-08-02T03:15:20+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Growth is a beautiful thing in any business. When you grow, you make more money, serve more customers, and hire more employees. But there’s something else that comes with growth. It’s called complexity. As your business grows, it becomes harder and harder to monitor everything. It becomes harder to monitor everybody that works for you, [...]

SBP 065: What To Do When Your Employees Gang Up Against You

By |2021-07-25T13:42:45+01:00July 25th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Most businesses depend on employees to function. But as your business grows, your employees will become key stakeholders. And they may start to ask for more. They could ask for higher pay and more privileges. Or more rights and improved work conditions. If you don’t handle these grievances, your employees may start to gang up [...]

SBP 064: The 6 Types of Advisers Every Entrepreneur Should Have

By |2021-07-16T13:28:17+01:00July 16th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

You see it everywhere. On social media, in magazines, and in casual gossip. We like to talk about successful entrepreneurs, how much money they have, and where they rank on the Forbes list of billionaires. We tend to see these people as successful INDIVIDUALS. But no single individual can build a fortune or a successful [...]

SBP 063: 5 Sales Strategies That Have Helped Me Well in Business

By |2021-07-16T13:08:07+01:00July 9th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Can you love your job and still be a successful entrepreneur? It's very possible. In fact, some people prefer it this way. They don't want to give up the fulfillment, steady income, and professional achievement that comes from a full-time job. But on the other hand, they want to do something about their passions and [...]