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 023: How To Pay & Motivate People To Work for You And Build Your Business

By |2020-09-11T11:38:45+01:00September 11th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

It takes more than one tree to make a forest. That's why you need help. You will likely need help to grow your business to its full potential. You may need people who have the skills and experience you don't have. You may need people who have the access, contacts, networks, and strategic relationships that [...]

SBP 022: 6 Ways To Handle The Pressure & Stress Of Building A Business

By |2020-08-28T11:38:57+01:00September 4th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Every business starts with a ‘honeymoon’ phase. That’s the period just before and after you start your business. It’s a period filled with excitement, confidence, and passion. You’re excited because you finally created something out of that idea you’ve always had. You’re confident because the future looks very bright. And you feel a lot of [...]

SBP 021: How To Develop A Solid Business Model For Your Company

By |2020-08-28T11:34:26+01:00August 28th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Two people can have the exact same business idea. But it’s the person with a better business model who will likely succeed. That’s why business models are so powerful. But what exactly is a business model? What does it mean? Here is a good example: Apple This month, Apple became the first company in the [...]

SBP 020: 5 Types of Difficult Customers And How To Deal With Them

By |2020-08-14T13:47:25+01:00August 21st, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

If you want to last long in business, you have to master the art of dealing with customers. Especially your difficult customers. If you don't handle them well, your difficult customers can become enemies of your business. And in these days of social media, it's very easy for your enemies to pull you down. They [...]

SBP 019: 7 Things to Consider Before Taking Money from an Investor or Bank

By |2020-08-14T13:48:30+01:00August 14th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

About two months ago, I got an email from one of my clients. It had a PDF attachment. He was about to sign a deal with a potential investor who had agreed to invest $50,000 in his leather products business. After months of searching, he was very excited that the money he had been looking [...]

SBP 018: The Best Way To Share Equity With Business Partners or Co-founders

By |2020-08-07T19:07:09+01:00August 7th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

HP, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble are examples of great businesses that were started and built by business partners and co-founders. When two or more bright people come together to contribute resources, great things can happen. While business partnerships are powerful, they can also be a two-edged sword. In many cases, conflict and [...]

How to identify pure, natural honey from adulterated ‘fake’ honey

By |2020-08-04T19:48:34+01:00August 4th, 2020|Sponsored Content|

Sponsored post Honey is an amazing, refined elixir to the body with natural ingredients made by nature -- containing abundant nutrients, living enzymes, and minerals.  However, after all these are put together, we still have the biggest problem which is the purity and quality of honey.  It is really important to know if honey is [...]

SBP 017: Effective Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

By |2020-07-31T10:41:59+01:00July 31st, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Yes, it's shocking. But it is true. Research now shows that up to 50 percent of entrepreneurs are likely to have at least one mental health breakdown in their lifetime. That's according to Michael Freeman, a psychiatrist, and psychologist at USC. Separate results by another researcher and psychotherapist, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, confirms this. But he [...]

Meet Cameroon, the proud home of pure, natural honey

By |2020-07-25T22:50:04+01:00July 25th, 2020|Sponsored Content|

Sponsored post If there’s a place that guarantees pure, natural, and high-quality honey, it’s none other than Cameroon. Located slightly above the equator, Cameroon is referred to as “Africa in miniature” because its geographical location not only assures rich soils and climatic conditions that favor the growth of varied species of plants, but it is [...]

Africa After 2025: Time to Embrace A Challenging But Exciting Future

By |2020-07-25T15:17:43+01:00July 25th, 2020|Sponsored Content|

Sponsored post In the opening chapter of economist Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the 21st Century, which focuses on the growing gap between the rich and poor, he cites the Marikana massacre (a 2012 incident in South Africa) as an example of the huge wealth disparities that exist between shareholders and senior management at the [...]