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LESSONS FROM FORMER JOBS OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

You’ve heard it takes less than a college education or an MBA degree to start and grow a successful business. What you probably didn’t know was that some of the world’s most successful people started off scraping the bottom and living off unglamorous jobs. From salesmen to dishwashers and even...

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10 WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR STARTUP BUSINESS

  How do I raise money for my startup? At every stage of the business, entrepreneurs learn the importance of this question. Well, you have to, bills don’t pay themselves. According to reports 9 in every 10 businesses fail during their first four years of operation. Lack of funds is...

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5 WAYS TO REDUCE INCOME TAX LIABILITY IN NIGERIA

Dealing with taxes is a nightmare for business owners. In a world characterized by falling oil prices in recent years, taxes have become the new oil, with countries striving for two digits tax-to-GDP ratios. You probably wonder how this affects your business. What all this means is that business owners will...

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FIRST STEPS: HOW TO START A BUSINESS

Being your own boss is the 21st century dream, sadly not many people know how to start a business or get bogged down by too much information. Perhaps you have considered leaving your nine-to-five job a hundred times this year. You may have thought of a great idea that will disrupt...

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BUSINESS NAME

  What is in a name? A lot, especially if you are looking to start a business on the right footing. Choosing the right business name is one trademark for successful brand identity. Make no mistake, choosing a name is a stressful process, but rewarding in the long run when your...

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WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN BUSINESS?

You are a business owner. You know the numbers and have a ready market waiting for your product. Your team works hard to create that product. Market strategy is fool-proof. The finance is available to give competitors a run for their money, and yet none of these is making an...