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 038: The Amazing Power of Doing Small Things in Business

By |2021-01-22T13:28:06+01:00January 1st, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Happy New Year! I’m very grateful for the gift of a brand new year. If anything, last year reminded me that life, good health, and family are the most important assets any human can have. As you prepare for 2021, I’d love to share an important lesson with you. And I need you to pay [...]

SBP 037: Why Are You An Entrepreneur?

By |2020-12-18T12:54:31+01:00December 18th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

How can you tell if someone is a real friend? How can you really tell if you love someone, or something? There is only one way to find out: You have to test it. Friendships have to be tested to prove their worth. You will only know your real friends when you are low and [...]

SBP 035: How Smart Entrepreneurs Plan for A New Year (Part 1)

By |2020-12-04T09:49:51+01:00December 4th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Every new year comes with great expectations. We want to do better than we did this year, and be better than we were this year. That’s why every smart entrepreneur I know consciously plans for the new year. Planning makes you better prepared for opportunities and challenges. Planning is a tool used by serious people. [...]

SBP 034: Interview conversations about my life, career, and opinions

By |2020-11-27T16:28:37+01:00November 27th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

In this exciting episode of the podcast, I get interviewed by Tim Noxsinz of the Timitude Podcast. In this episode, I explore several topics that range from my personal career choice and the factors that influenced me into entrepreneurship.  I also talk about my move from engineering into business and finance, and then into full-time [...]

SBP 033: 5 Interesting Business Opportunities in Africa in 2021

By |2020-11-20T11:31:31+01:00November 20th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

I have a quick question for you. Here it is: How are you planning for next year? In my experience working with entrepreneurs, I’ve realized there are two types of people in this world. There are proactive people. And there are reactive people. How people approach a new year can tell you a lot about [...]

SBP 032: 7 Important Risks To Consider In Every Business

By |2020-11-13T13:10:20+01:00November 13th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Business is all about risk. That’s what makes us entrepreneurs. People who have a low tolerance for risk choose a stable and predictable income. It’s called a salary. It always comes in at the end of the month. And that’s why most people prefer it. But if you choose to build a business, you’re taking [...]

SBP 031: The 6 Demons You Must Defeat To Succeed In Business

By |2020-11-06T14:28:27+01:00November 6th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

The year 2020 is gradually reaching its end. And it’s been a very harsh year for many businesses. Many have lost customers. Many have lost employees. And many were shut down. On a personal level, it’s also been very rough for entrepreneurs. Some are in deep financial trouble. Some are faced with loans they’re struggling [...]

SBP 030: Interesting & Practical Ways To Improve Profits In Your Business

By |2020-10-30T09:07:41+01:00October 30th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

After working so hard in the business, a lot of entrepreneurs are not getting paid. The landlord gets the rent for the office. All the employees get their salaries. And all your suppliers have been paid. But you get very little or nothing. After all the risk you’ve taken. After all the money, time, and [...]

SBP 029: When Is The Right Time To Fire An Employee From Your Business?

By |2020-10-23T14:32:24+01:00October 23rd, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

How do you know when it’s time to fire an employee from your business? Firing people is tricky for many entrepreneurs.  It’s an uncomfortable situation that some business owners prefer to ignore and avoid. The problem is, your business will suffer if you continue to keep an employee who is not a good fit for [...]

SBP 028: How To Choose A Very Good Business Partner

By |2020-10-16T12:46:27+01:00October 16th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

When it works, business partnerships can achieve amazing feats.  Magical things can happen when two or more bright people contribute their ideas and resources to build a business.  It's no surprise that some of the most successful companies in the world today are products of business partnerships. Google, HP, Apple, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and [...]