Category Archives: Business

Chima Anyaso Conferred With Forbes’ African Achievers Award 2017 in London (Photos)

 
Businessman, philanthropist and managing director / chief executive officer of Ceecon Energy Oil and Gas LTD, Dr Chima Desmond Anyaso has been recognized in London by the Forbes rated Africa Achievers Awards for his outstanding service to humanity.

Buhari’s Interference In CBN Operations Led To Recession – ex CBN Boss

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria , Prof. Kingsley Moghalu , on Thursday said the level of political interference by the FG in the operations of the apex bank was a major reason why the economy went into recession .

Ranking of Economic Viable States In Nigeria (See Where S’East States re Ranked)

State Viability Index; 36 States Generate N801bn IGR Against N2.6trn from FAAC

… Economic Viable States: Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Edo, Kwara and Delta States
… Poor IGR States: Borno, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Jigawa

The Economic Confidential, the award winning Economic Intelligence Magazine, has released its Annual States Viability Index ( ASVI) which shows that fourteen States are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2016 were far below 10% of their Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year.

#MadeInAba: Why Ikpeazu is Aggressively Promoting Aba Products – Okiyi Kalu

By: John Okiyi Kalu

1. To spread prosperity in Abia State

Neither the Governor nor any of his close family members have shoe making factory, tailoring outfit or metal fabrication business. If you see any of the above belonging to the Governor or his close family members please feel free to confiscate it by any legal means possible.

Apple Begins Sale of Robot Built By Nigerian-Born Engineer (Photos)

Apple stores in the US and UK have begun the sale of MekaMons, a gaming robot built by Silas Adekunle, a Nigerian-Briton.

Adekunle, an engineer, graduated with first class honours from the University of the West of England in Bristol, with a bachelor of science in robotics technology.

He was born in Nigeria but moved to the UK when he was 11 years old.

Biometrics To Replace ATM Cards Soon – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says biometrics will soon be used for transactions on the automated teller machine (ATM).

Pin codes are currently being used.

Just In!! Dangote To Open $500m Cement Plant In Congo

FG Revokes Residence Permits Of Expatriates In Atiku’s Intels

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has revoked the residence permits of the expatriate workers in six companies, including Intels Nigeria Ltd., said to belong to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The affected workers were also directed to leave the country before November 30, 2017 failing which they may be deported.

See 3 Effective Networking Tips Every Business Owner Needs To Know


When it comes time to networking, some business owners struggle with that end of the spectrum. It doesn’t come easy to everyone and that’s why the Internet is great and reading this blog post will be great. Oh I almost forgot the Internet is also great for learning about the best popcorn kernels.
Going forward you will learn about some key tips to help network your business and how to carry on networking your business down the road.
Remember, you can’t reach out once and think that your business is going to take off- it might and you would be very lucky but most businesses need to keep up with their network in order to be successful. It’s fun and you could help others out just like they will help you!
Create A Pitch
It’s important as a business owner to be prepared and know what you are talking about. Understand the concept of networking and how interacting with other likeminded individuals will pay off down the road.
When creating an elevator pitch , it’s basically knowing off the bat- who you are, what your business is all about, how you can help as a business owner and what your business values.
This pitch should take no longer than one minute. You basically have one minute to explain to a new client or customer how great your business is. The worst thing that could happen is a new client asks you a question about your business and you don’t have the answers too.

Of course it depends on the complexity of the questions, but if you know your business from top to bottom like most business owners do, than networking and coming to terms with a good pitch should not be a problem.
Trade Shows & Business Conferences
AMPER International Trade Fair, Romanian Business Exchange
Attending trade shows and business conferences is another great way to get yourself out there and surround yourself with other like minded folks. It’s all about making good connections and putting yourself in a place with other entrepreneurs, will allow you to communicate business.
Investing in a booth at a trade show is great too because it shows that you are a serious business owner. It will allow you to showcase your business and give you a chance to speak about it to others who are interested.
Business Cards

 

As a business owner, the one important thing you should never leave home or the office without is a stack of business cards. You never know who you will run into and might need your products or services. Also as part of networking, you should get use to talking to as many people as you can and slowly transition into what it is that you do.
If you attend a business conference or a trade show it’s essential that you have enough business cards to hand out to thousands of people that might stop by!
Business cards have your contact information so people can get ahold of you and find your location. If you do not have a business card for your business I would recommend getting some made quick.
You can make your own business cards online and I would recommend ‘Vistaprint’ for good templates and fast shipping! You can also buy cups and pens and other branded merchandise for your company as well. Why not give away some pens with your brand on them at the trade show? It’s all up to you how you want to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

“I am The Happiest Man In The World”, Says ex N’Delta Militant (See Why) PHOTOS

One of the beneficiaries of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme has said that he is the happiest man in the world after receiving his first set of goods recent.

Taiwo who is a former Niger Delta militant; trained at the songhai Farm in Rivers State, and set up in Okrika, Rivers State – has started reaping the fruits of his Labour as he has just got his first set of eggs..