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Finance: There are 4 Ms of Money

Funding is what most African entrepreneurs claim to be the biggest challenge for them in the marketplace when actually its the attitude to which we think about and handle money and the issues around it. Raising funds is very simple. Trust me! I broke down fundraising in on of my other books; Seed Funding Secrets (You should read it too). Money has an emotion of its own and if handled wrongly could choose to leave and not come back to you as often as it should. This ability for money to come and stay or decide to go and not come back (so often) is dependent on how we see money, the channels we created to make and continue making money, how we manage, multiply and master the money as an act. There are 4 Ms of Money, this might not be all there is to money but these thoughts should get you started on your journey to financial freedom. In this book, I shared my personal experiences on my relationship with money and also took a leaf from a dear friend - Sylvester Okoyomon. His thoughts formed the basis of this work which I expanded on drawing from my personal experiences journeying this path to financial freedom via entrepreneurship and business coaching/consultancy. This is for you whether you are an entrepreneur or not. We all need money and we all use money... Here are some testimonials from those that have read the book; Here is the sweetest part, this book is completely FREE! Click here to DOWNLOAD yours Now! Do you have questions? #AskSilas Today! Send an email to asksilas@silasozoya.com or Whatsapp: (234) 8110976887
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What Can You Achieve in 90 Days?

amppWhen 2016 was ending I told myself that 2017 would be one of my best year ever. I set a business goal to move my media company - KampusTV NG from running from home at my dining table and my co-founder's room to having an office and studio space. My financial goal was to hit N3million ($7500) and My life goal was to have more family time and work freedom. By August 22nd (which is my birthday), I did my usual ritualistic self and financial audit. This was the result; I had gotten a very big 3 bedroom detached bungalow (fenced) as an office and studio space for my business. Continue reading What Can You Achieve in 90 Days?
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How to become a Celebrity Entrepreneur, Coach and Thought Leader… as a Startup Entrepreneur

John and i at PAQOur personal brands' influences sales for our businesses and the success of our business brands influence our status as an expert and or celebrity on our niches as Entrepreneurs, Coaches, and Thought Leaders. Some argue it's better to build your business brand first and ride on that to build your personal brand while others argue in the opposite direction. Whichever way you choose to build your brand, the ripple effect would be felt on the other... That's the hard fact! Earning 5x Income from your content and business ideas goes beyond doing one thing at a time. Combining and sharing multiple passion, skills, and experiences is what makes you become a celebrity in your niche. Celebrities are seen as experts and have large followership in their ideology. They're seen as experts in their field of knowledge and skill. So why are these guys celebrities? Continue reading How to become a Celebrity Entrepreneur, Coach and Thought Leader… as a Startup Entrepreneur
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10 Tips for Startups and SMEs to Create Disruptive Content

disruptMany 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 a coach and thought leader, I have worked with a couple of individuals across different divides and have experienced first-hand that; they at sea of how to create or curate a disruptive content. In this age and time, the internet has made content creation and distribution way easier unlike 5 or 10 years ago when the internet was only accessible to those that could afford it. Now, nearly every person can afford to get online with as little as N25 daily plan. This has erased the excuse of not being able to disruptively share your content. Before you start sharing, you have to create first. Creating a disruptive content isn’t just like every content any Ekene, Basira, and Yusuf would create. Abbo Leon, a digital marketing expert shared some tips with me as I was about to go online with my message in 2015, here are my top 10 from what he shared; Continue reading 10 Tips for Startups and SMEs to Create Disruptive Content
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5 Steps to Raising Business Capital for StartUps & SMEs

SFS"...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 5 Steps to Raising Business Capital for StartUps & SMEs
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Am I really a failure?

me smileAm 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 scene in 2015 after more than a year hiatus, my first fear has always been that of failure. Fear of project launch failure, fear of people not accepting my ideas, fear of folks not wanting to drink from my knowledge as a coach, fear of being seen as "unserious" in the knowledge and coaching industry because my business is in entertainment and media.... Lots of fears. Many startup CEOs have these fears. However, they either deal with it or it deals with them and their business. In the business development process, mastering your personality, identity and emotions are a few of the many things you need to come out neat and clean on the other side of the process. Think of yourself as a diamond yet to be found according to 50 cents... Think of yourself as Crude in the ground, think of yourself as gold yet to be mine..... Continue reading Am I really a failure?
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#AskSilasDairy 008: How #ProjectCEO gave birth to the Ignite Nation

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) and the Port Harcourt edition gave birth to a massive business movement - a south-south business revolution knows as Ignite MeetUp Port Harcourt. a movement that is fast sweeping the south and eastern Nigeria at the moment. See a video of how it all started in #AskSilasDairy Vlog Episode 008    
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#AskSilas Tips: Would you like to be a PODFather?

podfatherA 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!
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3 Business Rainy Days and How to Prepare for Them.

IMG_20170615_170824rainy day It's rainy season in Nigeria right now and most parts of West Africa but that's not the problem. The southern part of Nigeria has more rain than other parts of the country resulting in heavy flooding but that's still not the problem. Some people end up losing their business, property, and so on.... Guess what? That isn't even a problem here... What's the problem you might ask? If those points made above are to the problem them what else could be a problem in this cause? Isn't that what you're wondering about? Rainy season is arguably one of the most difficult seasons in the life of an average African (at least where I come from - Nigeria). We've heard time and time again - prepare or save for the 'rainy day'. As cliché as that sounds, it has lots of wisdom in it other literarily and otherwise. The problem is we are mostly now prepared so the rain comes, destroys and the flood (a by-product of the heavy downpour) take some things with it as a souvenir for you 'ill-preparation'. Let's zero in on business which is my main concern here. In business, there are 'rainy days'. They would come trust me! It's as certain as the rainy season coming every year in Africa. Are you prepared? Continue reading 3 Business Rainy Days and How to Prepare for Them.
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You Have a Message- A Call to Creatives, Thought Leaders & Coaches

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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 You Have a Message- A Call to Creatives, Thought Leaders & Coaches