I am quite shocked at some of the questions i get sometimes to feature on the #AskSilas PODCAST...
this is because i led to believe a lot of folks already know these things... then again we don't all know everything isn't it.... that's why i am here to answer your questions on the show.
But here is the thing....
Communities are strengthened through clear and regular communication. This can be made possible by regular meet-ups.... let me introduce you to;
STARTUP MONTHLY WEBINAR
This is a monthly online meeting of the community with Silas OZOYA
Let us first clear the air about what a business community is....
A business community is a coming together of like business minds to achieve set goals and targets....
With this in mind, you would be wondering what Startup Monthly Africa Business Community
is set out to achieve right? Continue reading
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"Money won't make you rich..." - Sunday Adelaja
How has your week been?
First allow me welcome you to December of 2016.
The count down has officially started 30 days more...
Few days ago I got a copy of my bank statement for review and auditing. It's a habit I've built over the past few years...
What I usually do was to keep track of my expenses on a note pad, then i upgraded to excel sheet but with Internet and mobile banking that you can state the reason for a transaction it's easier for me to keep track as I make sure that most of by transactions are either via transfer or a check for auditing reasons.
Why do you need this?
There are a lot of reasons but u would share a few here; Continue reading
Some of you know who I am and some others don’t.
If you know me already, that’s good and if you don’t… hmm it’s okay, it’s not your fault. It was me, I messed up! Now I am sounding like I want to break up abi?
I remember having a sit down with Emeka Nobis
once when I had some weight in my heart and we analyzed some things together. Did same with Cornel Agwu O
on a different level. After self-reflecting, these were my conclusions and summation of mess up for 2016.
I started 2016 with so much gusto and took my knowledge sharing skills to another level. I started a podcast that got listens from 6 continents (USA, UK, Australia, South America, Asia and Africa) of up to over 1000 listens. I got increased website traffic, loads of testimonials to the extent that I got commendation from the don himself; Steve Harris
on my episode 10 and then I went into sleep mode for excuses I gave myself mostly. Looking back now I know I messed up. Mind you I have been recording new episodes but I guess I just gassed posting new material because my website was hacked by some funny Russians. Continue reading
Hello and Welcome
I am Silas Ozoya,
I am an Entrepreneur, Business Developer, Teacher and an Entertainment Freak.
Every year I have a goal of raising 10 entrepreneurs.
Through my coaching, mentoring and strategy sessions, I support at least one of every 10 with financial and practical business knowledge to either launch a new business (startup
) or exponentially grow an existing one (SME
In 2013 “The Entrepreneur Summit" was launched. This is the background where I first started to coach startups and SMEs based on my experiences of building my companies; MADdotCOM Business Network
and KampusTV NG.
I discovered that motivation to start is not all but the actual support (knowledge and financial intelligence
) are as important. The motivation to start is easy but the tenacity to continue is where practical knowledge comes into play so as to not leave the "motivated and inspired mind"
wondering in the darkness of harsh realities
making them give up half way. So I opted to provide intelligent solutions. Continue reading
"Big problems make for big brands" – Silas Ozoya
How do you see problems?
Many shy away from the word “problems”
. Religious bodies have now device new synonyms for the word like “challenges”
and so on. Any how you put it, the fact remains that there is something holding you back from achieving your desired goal, as far as I know that is a problem.
I would share some experiences which I hope you would pick some lesson from.... Continue reading
As an entrepreneur whether you are a coach, sales man, or even a career employee building a name and brand out of your passion then you must learn to get and retain audience who are more or less your clients and the reason you are in business in the first place because without them your talents and skill is worth nothing in terms of currency. As I have mentioned time and time again in my tweet lectures (#mondaytonic)
, 10% of your audience are those that pay your bills since they are the ones that actually pay for your product. That being said let us dig into the issue at hand, achieving your set goal of making your audience pay for your talent or skill is a process, so follow these simple steps. Continue reading
“People pay what they “perceive” is valuable to them and solves their problems”
– Silas Ozoya
As a startup business owner, you want to attract clients and make sales that means get paid in exchange for your products or services. Guess what? That can’t happen if you are not visible no matter how long you’ve been in the business and no matter what you are selling or the service you provide. As awesome as your idea, product or service, if you are not seen, then you are not know and if you are not know then nobody would buy from you and that is bad business. Believe me you do not want to do bad business as a startup. By the way, a startup is a business owner who just has a fresh idea or a running business that employs 0-50 people. So if your fall in this category then this is for you. Starter served, now let’s go in to the main meal. Ready? Shall we? Continue reading
Want Financial Freedom? All you have to do is activate it! It’s amazing to know that there is money everywhere but we are still poor. Want to know why? The answer is simple; it’s because we have something at hand... Read more »