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How To Start Your Business With Zero Capital

Article By Adepeju Jaiyeoba ‘If you can’t start a business with $0, being an entrepreneur is probably not for you.’ I read this quote recently and it resonated deeply. Today, let’s talk about how to start a business with $0. (Note that I said start, not run or finish) 1. Dissect your idea– if you are like me that gets ...

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How To Start A Business

Article On How To Start A Business By Adepeju Jaiyeoba Many times when people ask me how to start a business or an organisation, I simply tell them just start! Just do it!! Take some steps, anything to show movements and progression. Today, I’m sharing three practical ways to actually start your business or organisation: 1. Do Your Research: In ...

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How To Prepare For Opportunities After Rejections

Article By Adepeju Jaiyeoba This week, the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Fulbright Application results as well as the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program’s results came in. I know how it feels to have expectations dashed when not selected so I decided to share with you some of my personal stories around application rejections. In 2011, I had recently graduated and wanted to ...

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Registering A Social Enterprise? Here’s What You Should Know.

Article by Adepeju Jaiyeoba If you are an aspiring social entrepreneur, existing social entrepreneur or seeking legal registration for your social enterprise, this is for you. Today, let’s talk about the important issue of legal registration for social enterprises and the dilemma of a social entrepreneur. Last Sunday, I taught a one day certificate course in nonprofit and social enterprise ...

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Five Key Things Entrepreneurs Running StartUps Should Avoid

Article by Adepeju Jaiyeoba Yesterday, I read the story of a lady who called out her employer, a young entrepreneur who runs a food business, for owing her and her colleagues salaries close to six months. As the young entrepreneur struggled to defend herself, detailing how her food business ran down, she opened up on her struggles. Here are five ...

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Six Things Funders Like To See Before Funding.

Article by Adepeju Jaiyeoba Earlier this week, I shared fundraising experiences with NGO leaders at the US Consulate in Lagos. If you have ever wondered what investors or funders look out for before investing in your organizations or businesses, here are a few points you may find useful: 1. Traction- Funders like to see traction. They like to know that ...

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Five Things We Wish Investors Know About Africa

Article by Adepeju Jaiyeoba Over the years, I have met and interacted with a number of individuals who have huge interest in Africa. Today, I am curating a list of five things I wish foreign funders and investors know and understand before investing in Africa. 1. Corruption has no color– I know you have heard a lot about Africans and ...

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Ways of Surviving the First Year of an Organization or Business

  Article by Adepeju Jaiyeoba Many times in the  year of doing business or running an organization, three things are often hard to find. –Funding -Customers – Good staff that will stay the course. And the reasons for these are not far fetched. For funders, they want to see traction and growth, forgetting that many times you do not have the ...

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4 Main Things Never To Base The Decision Of Establishing A Business

Article by Adepeju Jaiyeoba It’s the last day of January 2018 and in the last 31 days, I’ve met up with amazing young people who are working on starting their own businesses and organizations. From my personal experience, I’m sharing four main things you should never base your decision to set up a business or organization on. 1. Promises of ...

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7 Key Ways To Network For Business Growth

Article by Adepeju Jaiyeoba It’s still the first month of 2018 and a great time to take active steps towards growing our businesses. Today, let’s talk about Networking and how this important visibility tool can help you expand your client base, make new friends, connect with potential funders and investors as well as establish collaboration lines. Many times, we let ...

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