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21 Questions With Uzoamaka Umeh of El Padrino

Well, more like 15 actually! 😜

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.

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How to Eliminate Distractions and Get into the Zone

Does any of the following sound familiar?

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.

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From The 9-5 Grind To The Startup Life: Ade Balogun Of Locitude's Story

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:

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Branding Basics For Startups – Defining Your Brand Identity

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.

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5 Questions With Hammed 'Goodman' Okunade of Hingees

We met with Hammed, the bomb designer behind Hingees, last week when he stopped by our Ikoyi workspace to deliver some really gorgeous framed prints.

Hammed describes Hingees as a lifestyle and a community for people who love and embrace minimalism.

We've been following Hingees for a while and we're more than impressed with his approach to design so we couldn't resist the opportunity to chat with him and find out more.

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Member Spotlight: Busola Oyefeso of Tailorbricks Ltd & Ubequity Consulting

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.

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