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

By |2021-12-03T12:25:56+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 [...]

The Top 10 Questions Investors Ask Before Investing In Your Business

By |2021-11-09T16:57:49+01:00October 27th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

The competition for funding is fierce. There are thousands of smart entrepreneurs and business owners just like you who are looking for investors’ money. Every year, banks, venture capital, private equity, foundations, and all kinds of informal and institutional investors have to screen through dozens of candidates to make a decision about which businesses to [...]

SBP 075: How To Know When It Is Time To Grow And Expand Your Business

By |2021-10-26T20:09:46+01:00October 15th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Almost every entrepreneur wants to grow their business. Growth is exciting. Growth means a bigger business that makes more sales, has more customers, and is more visible and known by people. But guess what? Growth can kill a business if it’s not done well. In fact, if you grow your business too early, too fast, [...]

SBP 074: The 6 Specific Ways To Quickly Improve The Profitability Of Your Business

By |2021-10-10T12:39:22+01:00October 10th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Many businesses are struggling to survive. And most of these businesses make either very low profits, zero profits, or serious losses. How to improve profits in a business is a major headache for entrepreneurs. After paying suppliers, salaries, rent, and other expenses, there is almost nothing left for the owner of the business. And if [...]

How To Raise Funds (up to $500K or more) To Start, Grow Or Scale Your Business

By |2021-11-09T16:52:15+01:00October 7th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

Want to learn how to raise funds in large amounts for a business or project? Maybe yours is a capital-intensive business, or you’re at that point in your company where you need a major infusion of capital to grow, expand or turn around the business. In my experience, when it comes to fundraising large amounts [...]

How To Get Business Loans From Banks To Grow And Expand Your Company

By |2021-11-09T16:45:35+01:00October 6th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

Every successful entrepreneur is great at one important skill. They know how to use “leverage” to their advantage. They know how to use other people’s resources to support their business. And that’s why banks exist. Banks give you the unique opportunity to use “other people’s money” to grow and expand your business -- in exchange [...]

How to Find And Attract Grants For Your Business, Project or Cause

By |2021-11-09T16:28:38+01:00October 5th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

Photo: A proud winner of the Anzisha grants sponsored by the African Leadership Academy. Raising money is one of the toughest obstacles for people who need to support their idea, business, or project. That’s why it’s such an exciting feeling when you win ‘free money’. If getting a bank loan is not an option for [...]