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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How can we get Africa to do more business with itself?

By |2020-06-18T20:04:47+01:00June 13th, 2020|Sponsored Content|

Sponsored post According to Afreximbank's Africa Trade Report 2019, the European Union remains Africa’s main continental trading partner, accounting for 29.8 per cent of total trade on the African continent. Besides the EU bloc, China and India have consolidated their positions as Africa’s first and second single largest trading partners, accounting for over 21 per [...]

SBP 010: How To Sell More And Make More From New And Old Customers

By |2020-07-06T14:49:30+01:00June 12th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

A customer at hand is worth two or more in the wild. The first time a person or company spends money on your product or service is a monumental event in your business. Still, many entrepreneurs miss opportunities for additional sales from existing customers and leave a lot of money on the table because they're [...]

SBP 009: How To Know When It Is Time To Shut Down A Business

By |2020-07-06T14:49:38+01:00June 5th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Making the decision to shut down a business is one of the hardest and most emotional decisions an entrepreneur will ever make. After all the time, energy, passion, and money you've poured into the business, some entrepreneurs delay or postpone the crucial decision even when they know the business has become a sinking ship. While [...]

SBP 008: What To Do When You Have A Business Idea But No Money

By |2020-07-06T14:49:48+01:00May 29th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Lack of funding is one of the big reasons why many people with ideas and dreams cannot act on them. But really, is lack of capital a valid reason or just an excuse in disguise? How can aspiring entrepreneurs and passionate people with bright ideas get past the funding problem? In this interesting episode of [...]

SBP 007: 3 Powerful Ways To Carve A Niche For Your Business

By |2020-07-06T14:49:55+01:00May 22nd, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

What exactly is a niche and why should you think very seriously about carving a niche for your business? Is it better to be a generalist in business or a specialist? In starting or growing a business, should you try to grab a little bit of everything and capture a big share of the market, [...]

SBP 006: How I FINALLY Overcame My Fear Of Selling

By |2020-07-06T14:50:02+01:00May 15th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Selling is a superpower skill. The ability to sell, persuade, and influence other people is the most important skill any human can have. If you're good at selling, you're very likely to go far in life, business, relationships, politics, or any sphere of your existence you choose to excel in. In this interesting episode, John-Paul [...]

SBP 005: How To Attract Investors And Banks To Fund Your Business

By |2020-07-06T14:50:10+01:00May 4th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

There is a lot of capital floating around in the world today. Still, many entrepreneurs on the African continent struggle to attract funding to start, grow, or turn around their businesses. Why do many entrepreneurs think funding is scarce when, in reality, the opposite is true? In this eye-opening episode, John-Paul Iwuoha discusses 5 important [...]

SBP 004: Is Capitalism The Best Option For Africa?

By |2020-07-06T14:50:18+01:00May 4th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

With a population of 1.2 billion people that is expected to double by 2050, Africa's future is threatened by two dangerous realities: growing poverty and a widening gap between the rich and poor. What is the best way for Africa to create enough wealth to eradicate poverty and distribute the wealth equitably to close the [...]

SBP 003: Why You Need A STRONG Mission And Vision For Your Business

By |2020-07-06T14:50:26+01:00May 4th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

It's in almost every business plan you will ever see. You're likely to find it hanging on the wall in the lobby or behind the receptionist's desk in every company's head office. But exactly how much value can a strong mission and vision bring to a business? In another interesting signature episode, John-Paul shares real-life [...]

SBP 002: The #1 Reason Many Businesses Are Not Making Enough Money

By |2020-07-06T14:50:33+01:00May 4th, 2020|Listen to the Podcasts|

Despite growing sales, happy customers, well-paid employees, and satisfied suppliers, many businesses and entrepreneurs are broke. A big reason for this is how entrepreneurs treat profit in their businesses. After paying everybody else, most entrepreneurs are left with crumbs or 'paper profit'. This interesting episode presents an unconventional but very effective way to turn around [...]