Unapologetic lochead and founder,Locitude Studios Ade Balogun, is a longtime friend of the CapitalSquare family, so it was only a matter of time before we caught up with her for a little chit-chat about her journey as an entrepreneur. What makes her story even more interesting is that she saw an opportunity to do what she loved for a living and decided to make the transition from paid employment to entrepreneurship to make it a reality. She tells us all about her journey here:
Whether you realize it or not, an impression is created every time your business interacts with the public. Your social media posts. Your customer service. Your products and services, and how your deliver those. Over time, the sum of these impressions becomes your identity.
As a business owner, you can shape these interactions to your advantage.
mobile innovators have until 24th March to submit their entries for the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) (www.wamas.com.ng) with winners to be announced at an awards gala on May 18th in Lagos, Nigeria. Click for details.
Each month, we sit down with a member of our community to talk about their work, their experience working out of CapitalSquare, and to just generally let the world know how awesome they are!
This March, our spotlight is on accountant turned serial entrepreneur, Busola Oyefeso. He is the founder of Tailorbricks, a property development firm as well as the lead consultant at Ubequity Consulting, a business strategy & marketing firm.
We're looking for a super-amazing person to join our team as a Community Manager. Responsibilities include managing members, growing the community, and generally making CapitalSquare a great place to work. Click through if you think you've got what it takes, and please remember to share!
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