Every business needs paying customers to survive and thrive, so treating your customers well is definitely the wise thing to do. This is important because, not only do happy customers keep coming back, they are also more likely to spread the word about your business and tell their friends about you. And we all know that word of mouth is the best kind of marketing.
We tend to believe that creativity is only possessed by a select few and can only be found in specific fields such as the arts and in the entertainment industry. This is certainly not the case. In this post, we’ll explore four simple ways you can prime your mind and get your creative juices flowing:
We're talking about actual nightmare clients. The ones who cause your blood pressure rise when you have dealings with them.
You can't make those kinds of clients go away completely, unfortunately, but you can learn to identify who is likely to turn out to be a nightmare client even before you sign them on. Whether you decide to work with them or not, will then be a choice you can make.
In 2016, Chinedu Onyeaso and Emeka Akano pitched Jara.ng, the startup they co-founded at CapitalSquare's Demo day. They had built a Minimum Viable Product and wanted feedback from our community. Since then, they've worked tirelessly build on their product and expand their subscriber base. They share their journey and experience building a starttup from the ground up, here.
Everyone knows how important networking is for success, still we all struggle with doing it right. For some, the idea of talking to new people is downright terrifying. Others struggle with finding the best way to approach others, without coming across as fake or self-serving.
I've put together some simple, but effective tips that'll make things a little easier in this post
The TBCA VAIDS tour will be at CapitalSquare Lekki and CapitalSquare Ikoyi on the 2nd and 5th of March respectively, to provide information and answer any questions you may have about the VAIDS scheme.
VAIDS is the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme created by the Federal Government to allow tax defaulters regularize their tax status relating to previous tax periods.
It's a new year, and many of us have resolved to be more productive at work. We've purchased journals, downloaded apps and maybe even taken a productivity/time management course. But what if the answer to your time management and productivity problems is good 'ole discipline?
We’ve all got ideas that we’ve been toying with for ages, but before you leap right into implementing said idea, a little clarity on how to proceed is always a good thing. If you’ve finally decided to ‘just do it’, this 5-question checklist will serve as a handy guide.
For many entrepreneurs, it has become somewhat of a badge of honour to never slow down or make time for self-care. If you spend enough time on Instagram, especially those pages dedicated to motivational quotes, you must have come across quotes like ‘grind while they sleep’ and ‘hustle seven days a week’.
But is endless hustling and grinding really the key to success?
Every worthwhile achievement in work and in life requires the ability to persevere in its pursuit. While talent, skill, and opportunity are important, refusing to let challenges and setbacks deter you from pursuing your goals is key.
We first met Uzo aka 'the Taco Lady' when her Mexican food outfit, El Padrino, catered for our movie night at CapitalSquare a few weeks ago. Her Tacos were so delicious and her customer service beyond exceptional, we had to find out more about the lady behind the brand.
In addition to making great tasting, affordable Mexican food readily available, Uzo's mission is to redefine customer service standards in Nigeria, especially in the food industry. She tells us about her experience so far.
We hosted a fireside chat with Uber Nigeria’s country manager, Maria Rotilu. In a conversation themed ‘positioning yourself for the big win’, Maria shared some useful nuggets and insights about taking advantage of opportunities to get to the next level in your business and career.
You’re trying to read an important work-related document but your Facebook notifications keep distracting you.
You sit down to begin working on an important project that your boss needs done right away, but your email inbox keeps chiming incessantly with new messages and you can’t help but look every time the chime reaches your eardrums.
You are in the middle of your workday and you’re getting things done, but you’re also getting text messages so you’re stopping every few minutes to read and respond to your family members and friends.
In the previous scenarios, it’s going to be impossible to get into the zone and be more productive. There are too many distractions keeping you from reaching your peak levels of productivity.
To learn how to defeat these distractions once and for all and enter into the zone at will, please use the following suggestions.
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.