Many creatives, coaches, and thought leaders are always caught in a fix when and how to create a content that can and would be disruptive. In my few years as an entrepreneur in the creative industry which positioned me as... Read more »
"...Derick is a good cook for a guy! Like he is a chef, trained one with many food exhibitions and successful projects to his credit. I met Derick as a guest at a musical tour event by a popular artist in the south of Nigeria. We connected, shared ideas and chatted about the growing rate of entrepreneurial spirit in the continent of Africa, Nigeria particularly.
As for business goals, Derick wants to open a food and confessionary restaurant, so he took the usual road; spoke to family members, spoke to friends using the successes of all his previous projects and exhibition as traction, didn’t even ask for free money but went the hard road of asking for loans and investment funds from these guys but met lots of brick walls.
Get this right, he didn’t meet brick walls because these guys didn’t have the money, they are friends, and family members he knew well they could afford what he was asking for. They have hung out severally to have drinks with running over and above the amounts, he asked from each fellow. Guess what he didn’t get the funding support. For whatever reason or reasons, they were less concerned about his business growth and more concerned about having drinks and partying when they can. Was Derrick able achieve his business goal? We would that find out later...."
The above is a portion of the introduction to this new ebook - SEED FUNDING SECRETS
. This kind of scenario is what an average startup or SME entrepreneur face daily in the African space. Continue reading
Am I really a failure? This question begs for a million dollar answer... As a StartUp CEO, one of the biggest emotions I've had to deal with is mastering the emotion of fear. Since coming back fully in the business... Read more »
For those that have been following my Vlog and social media updates, #ProjectCEO isn't news to you anymore. #ProjetCEO is our annual business development class (Read more about it here About #ProjectCEO). It held in 4 cities thise year (2017)... Read more »
A few weeks ago I was contacted by a London based business and entrepreneurship blogger to share my ideas on PODCASTING as disruptive content creator and I did. I I was casually answering questions thrown at me effortlessly (because it's already my daily & weekly experience).
This morning, I woke up to a message notifying me that the article has been published. You should see the smile on my face - (London is publishing Silas Ozoya I thought to myself
). This is just a story of consistency, clarity of message and focus on the mission you've been called to do. These guys have been listening to the #AskSilas podcast
out there in London. Would you like to be a
Would you like to be a podfather? (Translated: Podcast Expert).
Please click here to read the article Want to be a podfather?
Thanks to Freedom Eche
for the feature on afroentrepreneurs.com - a Pan-African business and entrepreneurship web portal based in London poised to promote African entrepreneurs, their businesses, vendors and skilled people.
If you are yet to listen to any episode of the #AskSilas PODCAST
, do yourself a favour, Click LISTEN now!
You Have a Message.... your audience is waiting.
It's not about what they want, it's about what you want. If you can just be selfish enough to grind for what you want, they would get what they want. Eventually...
They are just scared of the change you're becoming. Get used to it... Even you are scared but, you see the light calling you... It's drawing you would closer... Continue reading
Having a source of income is good but having multiple sources of income is way better.
In this short email course, I talked about basic steps the things needed for setting up a solid foundation for earning more than on source in this 21st.
Honestly, I think I was among the first set of people to punch my calculator app when Ebuka announced that the show has 11 million votes last week. I had waved off the idea of trying to count other people's chickens while I'm still among my own eggs until the wave came in on social media on Monday and it's still spreading as I post this...
A few weeks ago we were comparing Sir Shina Peters and Jim Ovia of Zenith Bank as to their decision of how they spent their own N20 million. Emphasis on their own.... The money isn't yours before you say this or that... It's not yours!
Now here's my 2 Kobo on this whole financial intelligence related trends (which of course many have ignored). Continue reading
Introducing SUBA Thrift Platform
Since the launch of StartUp Business Africa (SUBA) community in July 2016, we made it crystal clear that our goals are to create an avenue to; Network, Develop & Generate Funds for our business idea and projects.
We've enjoyed viable business networking among ourselves... Testimonials abound
We've been able to develop ourselves through development materials in the community
and courses from #AskSilas Academy