From experience, I've learned that starting something does not always mean you'll complete it and most times this is mostly because of lack of a perfect structure and image. I've taken time to observe a couple of people and companies that have started and are still thriving and I was able to pick seven things that have helped them to build a successful startup
George Lucas in an episode of star wars said “Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults than we would like. It's the only way we grow”. If you had the opportunity of discussing with a successful business person, you’ll most likely get to know how beneficial having a mentor in the course of growing their business was to them.
CapitalSquare member spotlight serves to highlight and provide visibility to our members with regards to their career path, contributions and experience with CapitalSquare. We have a lot of amazing members working out of CapitalSquare, and because they are so great, we feature one each month. This month's spotlight turns to Moses Ayeyemi, Client Relations officer at Affordable Lekki homes.
Starting your own business is only one step. Making sure your business succeeds, however, can be quite daunting. This is why as an entrepreneur, it is important to imbibe the best business practices as well as adopt tools to make them easily achievable. Doing this will not only help you be your most productive self, it could be thing to set you apart from competitors and put you in a league of your own.
As a Freelancer or Entrepreneur, it's easy to get carried away with doing so much. During the day, you are so busy but at the end of the day, you find it hard to account for what you've been able to achieve. If this sounds like you, these mantras will transform you from slacker to game changer in no time.
If you're a freelance, independent professional or just work remotely, meeting deadlines may possibly be one of your biggest challenges within the first few weeks or months. For some, it may even be a lifelong, continuous battle.
Working from home, literally, can feel like the Nigerian dream but what happens after the first few weeks and months? The lack of community starts to affect the quality of your work. Alone with between the temptation of your bed, your TV, your fridge, motivation to put in work declines.
We got talking with the co-founder of Wilson's Lemonade Company, Seun Abolaji, recently. Wilson's started as a smoothie and other fresh squeezed juices stand at Covenant University in Otta but as its customers grew to love lemonade, Seyi and Seun Abolaji focused solely on lemonade production
Every other weekend in Nigeria, there is a party and when Nigerians party, everything from makeup to outfit must slay! The fashion industry in Nigeria is getting bigger and if there was ever a good time to cash in it’s now.
Have you ever vowed never to buy from a particular store after their staff gave off passive-aggressive vibes? Or probably, you have felt slighted by the manner you were addressed by a colleague at work. These instances are examples of how poor business etiquette affects businesses and people. What, though, is business etiquette?
Business ideas are the very foundation of every successful (and failed) business. Google, Facebook are examples of thriving businesses that were built from solid ideas. So, how can you generate quality business ideas? Let’s touch a few points.
Event planning is in and for good reason too. There's an event happening every week and it's someone's job to plan it, hence event planners and managers are almost always guaranteed of constant business. If you have a computer, phone, access to the internet and a great space to work out of, you can start your own business.
This June, we talk to Olaleye Osunsanya, the Project Manager at Avila Consult,a company that provides Solutions to Management problems for the Oil and Gas sector. . Click through to find out what he and his team do, and how CapitalSquare works for them.
With the unemployment rate climbing at an astronomical rate, it’s easy to get discouraged about getting a job in a country like ours. It’s no surprise that many people are taking the plunge and starting their own businesses. However, for people who do not have a lot of capital or external funding, starting a business may seem like a dream. Have no fear! Here are 10 scalable businesses you can run from anywhere: at home in your PJs or at any of the CapitalSquare locations.