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SBP 065: What To Do When Your Employees Gang Up Against You

By |2021-07-25T13:42:45+01:00July 25th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Most businesses depend on employees to function. But as your business grows, your employees will become key stakeholders. And they may start to ask for more. They could ask for higher pay and more privileges. Or more rights and improved work conditions. If you don’t handle these grievances, your employees may start to gang up [...]

SBP 064: The 6 Types of Advisers Every Entrepreneur Should Have

By |2021-07-16T13:28:17+01:00July 16th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

You see it everywhere. On social media, in magazines, and in casual gossip. We like to talk about successful entrepreneurs, how much money they have, and where they rank on the Forbes list of billionaires. We tend to see these people as successful INDIVIDUALS. But no single individual can build a fortune or a successful [...]

SBP 063: 5 Sales Strategies That Have Helped Me Well in Business

By |2021-07-16T13:08:07+01:00July 9th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Can you love your job and still be a successful entrepreneur? It's very possible. In fact, some people prefer it this way. They don't want to give up the fulfillment, steady income, and professional achievement that comes from a full-time job. But on the other hand, they want to do something about their passions and [...]

SBP 062: 5 Sales Strategies That Have Helped Me Well in Business

By |2021-07-03T11:24:31+01:00July 3rd, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Every business needs customers to survive. But like most people, I didn’t have any customers when I started my business years ago. I had to find the first client. And then I found the second, third, fourth client, etc. Till today, I still have some of my early clients who have stayed on with me. [...]

SBP 061: How To Grow Your Business With Other People’s Money

By |2021-06-25T12:55:34+01:00June 25th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Many of the world’s most successful companies have one secret power. They know how to use OPM. Coca-Cola uses it. ExxonMobil uses it.  And several other multinationals love to use OPM. OPM = Other People’s Money. Many of these businesses know how to use their market power to leverage other people’s money to run and [...]

SBP 060: How To Be A Better Negotiator — Insights from Ayuli Jemide

By |2021-06-18T14:14:13+01:00June 18th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

The ability to negotiate well is a very powerful business skill. It can save you a lot of money. And it can also make you a lot of money if you know how to use it well. In business, you have to negotiate with people all the time. These people could be your customers, employees, [...]

SBP 059: Products or Services: Which One Makes A Better Business?

By |2021-06-12T10:26:54+01:00June 12th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

There are only 3 ways a business can make money in this world. It can sell products. It can sell services. Or it can sell both. But is there any advantage in selling a product instead of a service? Or is it easier and more profitable to sell services instead of products? This is a [...]

SBP 058: How To Find, Hire & Keep Good Employees in Your Business

By |2021-06-04T13:36:44+01:00June 4th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

There are two things that can kill a business. The first is capital or funds. Many businesses die early because they can’t access the funds they need to grow or scale the business. But when you have the funds you need, the problem is solved. The second thing that kills businesses is a much more [...]

SBP 057: Should You Sell On Credit To Your Customers?

By |2021-05-28T09:21:45+01:00May 28th, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Should you give credit to your customers? I was training a group of entrepreneurs recently when this question came up. Credit is a very divisive topic for business owners. Some entrepreneurs love giving credit because it has helped to build their businesses. Some have lost money to customers who never paid back. And some others [...]

SBP 056: How To Make Money From Your Knowledge And Time

By |2021-05-25T09:10:10+01:00May 21st, 2021|Listen to the Podcasts|

Knowledge is money. People will pay for what you know. People will pay for what you can do. And that’s why most of the highest earners in today’s world make their money from knowledge. Lawyers, doctors, investment bankers, consultants, computer programmers, sales professionals, etc. All these people make money from specialised knowledge. But not all [...]