Know the Basics

Several practical tips and advice to help you start and succeed in business…

The Secret Tool I Use to Write Business Plans – The Smart and Easy Way…

Ready to learn how to how to write a business plan the smart and easy way? In a previous article, I shared a personal success story about How A Business Plan Helped Me Raise Capital of $12,600 to start a business in 2011. While most people understand the huge value of business plans, just a [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:35+01:00September 15th, 2014|Business Plans, Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

How A Business Plan Helped Me Raise Capital of $12,600 to Start a New Business

Wondering how to raise capital with a business plan? You're about to find out... In the first part of this tutorial series, we looked at 5 Powerful Things A Business Plan Will Do For You. I don’t think this tutorial will be complete if I don’t share my personal experience and success story with you. [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:41+01:00September 15th, 2014|Business Plans, Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

Here Are 5 Powerful Things A Business Plan Will Do For You and Your Business

So, you think you don't really need a business plan? Most people make the common mistake of thinking that business plans are only for startup businesses looking to raise capital. Big lie! Even established companies need business plans too. Plans are useful at every stage in the life of a business, whether it’s looking for [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:41+01:00September 14th, 2014|Business Plans, Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

Experiencing Low Sales? Here Are 5 Reasons Why Customers Are Not Buying From You

Every business exists to sell something and without sales, all businesses would certainly die. That's why it's always important to find out the real reasons why customers are not buying your products or services. Whatever you're selling, the whole idea of succeeding in business is to find customers who will gladly give you their money in exchange [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:42+01:00August 15th, 2014|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

Business 101: Five Important Concepts Every Entrepreneur Must Understand To Succeed in Business

What are the most important business concepts every entrepreneur must understand? You don’t need to have an MBA or attend business school to succeed in business. Almost all the knowledge and information you require to start and succeed with your small business is available for free in the real world. In this article, I will [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:42+01:00July 23rd, 2014|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

You Have Been Making A BIG Mistake! 5 Reasons Why You Should Register Your Business NOW!

Can you think of the biggest reasons why you should register your business? You need to read this article carefully. In Africa, up to 70 percent of people who regard themselves as ‘entrepreneurs’ do not own a registered business. How can anyone say they own a business when it doesn’t really and legally exist? For [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:43+01:00June 23rd, 2014|Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

Has Your Business Stopped Growing? Here Are 3 Tried and Tested Strategies That Will Get It Growing Again!

Are you at a time in your business when it feels like you have hit a ceiling? You're about to learn how to grow your business again. Some businesses grow up to a certain level and then just stop.  In such circumstances, you may notice that your sales are not increasing; no matter how hard you [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:43+01:00June 1st, 2014|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

5 Common Financial Mistakes that Kill Small Businesses in Africa. Number 3 Is the Most Deadly!

Are you a victim of the common financial mistakes that kill small businesses in Africa? You're about to find out. I’m sure you would have heard the notorious statistic that nearly 80 percent of small businesses that start today may die within the first 18 months. This is both a sad reality and a mindblowing [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:44+01:00April 7th, 2014|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

How to Use the Amazing Power of Social Networking to Grow Your Business – The Facebook Example (Part 2)

Want to learn how to grow your small business with Facebook? Welcome to Part 2 of an amazing tutorial series. To start from the beginning so you don't miss anything (which I highly recommend), here's Part 1. Advertising is one of the biggest challenges faced by small businesses in Africa. Placing adverts in newspapers, magazines, [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:21:46+01:00February 23rd, 2014|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

10 Cheap and Interesting Ways to Attract More Customers to Your Small Business

Want to learn some interesting ways to attract more customers to your business? You're about to find out some cheap and interesting strategies! How do businesses make money? It’s simple; they sell products or services to people (customers) at a profit. No matter how great your product or service, your business will not make any [...]

By |2019-05-04T12:13:24+01:00February 10th, 2014|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|