3 Business Rainy Days and How to Prepare for Them.

16 Jun
rainy 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

StartUp Business Conference 2017: The Business of Skill

15 Jun
sbc2017 flyer official meHello 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