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Why Small Businesses Fail by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Why Small Businesses Fail by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

In August 2015, an online business threw open its door to allow Nigerians sell and buy everything from its website. It employed over three hundred staff and went viral on social platforms to capture the attention of Nigerians. It sure did and business was booming....
Creating a Fantastic Product by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Creating a Fantastic Product by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

After one of my business classes, one of the participants approached me and engaged me in a lengthy conversation. She talked extensively about her new business and product, which she tagged fantastic. She talked passionately about the so called product and claimed I...
Business Without a Plan by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Business Without a Plan by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

It is the era of social media and of course, an era that has made it easier for everyone to start a business. Unlike Bill Gates who started Microsoft in a Garage or Zuckerberg who started Facebook in a dormitory, quite a number of businesses are springing forth on...
Visualization Process by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Visualization Process by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

When I started my first business, I was inexperienced. So it failed very quickly. And I was quick to attach the failure of the business to my lack of business management skills. Of course, I may be right, but I was also wrong. I didn’t attach the failure of the...
Business Mentorship 4  by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Business Mentorship 4 by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Types of Mentors Mentorship is not a subject that should be taking lightly. When you have mentors in your life, it makes the journey easier. An Africa Proverb says “if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.” This may seems like an...
Business Mentorship Part 3 by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Business Mentorship Part 3 by Alfred Ade-Ijimakinwa

Qualities of a mentor and Mentee I bet you already know who a mentor is and what mentorship is not. If you don’t, you need to read my previous articles on Business Mentorship Part 1 and 2. As an entrepreneur who is hoping to build a successful business, it is...