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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:17:00 GMT

Obvious Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting A Business in Nigeria - Israel Raphael

On the first episode 1 of Unravel, we look at the obvious mistakes business individuals make when starting up. How they spend time and resources looking for capital and large infrastructures instead of the basic things which include - Research | Workshops | Training and Mentorship. Israel Raphael who has authored two books, "BASIF" - an exposition on the silent strategy of building great projects, in 2015 and his latest best-selling ebook, "30 Business Productivity Steroids" in 2016 dwells in deep on benefits on these basic things and how to put into practice research materials and training.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:25:00 GMT

Entrepreneur Or Business owner, What's The Difference - Your Take, Nigeria?

On this episode, we delve deep into the reasons why business owners call themselves entrepreneurs in Nigeria and the status quo of what that means. Our guest Oscar Ekele walks us through the differences between freelancers, business owners and entrepreneurs and the important roles each plays in the growth of the economy. Oscar Ekele Onuh is the lead strategist and co-founder of Lemon Tech; a leading management and strategy consulting firm in Lagos Nigeria. He has authored various articles on performance, development and human behavior. Oscar began his career as a business process consultant and a social media strategist with one of the leading oil and gas consulting firm in Nigeria before moving to join the nations national oil company to work as an interface coordinator liaising on behalf of his company, the federal government of Nigeria and other IOCs.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:36:00 GMT

The need for specialization as a photographer in Nigeria

This episode looks into the practical matters in photography in Nigeria ; the need for specialization in the field ; importance of camera knowledge and tidbits for camera lens lights and more.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:55:00 GMT

Taxation For Small Business Owners In Nigeria - Yomi Olugbenro

On this episode, we look at the effect of taxation for small businesses, reforms being developed by the Federal Inland Revenue Services and the necessary guide, steps and tools to aid a small business with tax payment. Our guest Yomi Olugbenro is a Partner and the West Africa Tax Leader at Deloitte. He is a member of Deloitte West Africa Executive Committee. He is an alumnus of The University of Manchester (UK) and Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He is the Vice Dean of the Board of Indirect Tax Faculty of CITN and a Member of the Board of Tax & Fiscal Policy Faculty of ICAN. He has distinguished himself as a seasoned advisor on tax and fiscal policy issues. Part of his responsibility includes assisting MSMEs to upscale their accounting and tax compliance framework. He has extensive experience in various specialized tax projects including business tax, employment tax international tax, transfer pricing, transaction tax, tax dispute resolution, tax strategy and risks, tax structuring and optimisation strategies. We also look into staying motivated as an entrepreneur in your journey with helpful tips.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:54:00 GMT

Effective Communication Tips From A Digital Whisperer - Online and Offline

On this episode of effective communication, we look into why small business get social media marketing and content marketing wrong, tips to improve mistakes and secrets to using the most popular social media platforms: Google , Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIN, Snapchat and email marketing. We also look at communication tips while engaging with colleagues and customers. Our guest today is popularly known as the digital whisperer. Debo Ajayi, is a dynamic execution enthusiast. He studied engineering and has gone on to build a portfolio in different industries and work functions. He is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, USA. He has worked with many start-ups, enabling operational efficiency and service excellence. ‘Debo also has over 10 years of experience in Business development, marketing and sales roles. He is a certified Online Marketing Fundamentals expert and has worked with a few of the biggest brands in Nigeria, helping them with their online brand management, content management, digital solutions and social media management.

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:28:00 GMT

The importance of branding and brand positioning for SMEs in Nigeria

On this episode we start a series of Branding and Positioning a very important and highly necessarily for business owners. We look at: How to define your brand What is your company's mission? What are the benefits and features of your products or services? What do your customers and prospects already think of your company? What qualities do you want them to associate with your company with? Our guest and brand expert is Olatunde Odebiyi the Managing Director of a consultancy firm (Cornelli and Mosh Consults Limited). Olatunde is a business and brand consultant; an ardent speaker and instructor with over 7 years’ of experience in developing human capacity, business, brand and communication strategy, project management and delivering training services. He is a fellow member of the chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He is currently an active Business and Brand Consultant who manages several Projects Multifaceted with Small, Medium and Large Enterprises in Nigeria. He has also led a successful professional career prior to establishing his entrepreneur platform. His career trajectory includes Branding, Business Process Restructuring, Business Management, Corporate Strategy, Assessing the Marketing Environment and Initiating new business ideas in the country. Within those roles, he led and implemented several diverse large and small scale projects. Also he has turned out several corporate branding for different corporate businesses within the country.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:59:00 GMT

SMEs in Nigeria Are Leapfrogging Entrepreneurship using Artificial Intelligence

On this episode, we look at how technology has quickly advanced and its adaptation in everyday business activities. We talk about some misconceptions, partnership opportunities, value of data and the future of artificial intelligence in Nigeria. Our guests today are AI experts and creators of lara.ng Ladi Ojora and Samuel Ore Odeloye. Ladi is an entrepreneur with a specialization in Transportation Technology companies, and current Co-founder of Road Preppers technologies. Ladi has had significant experience building tech products and taking them to market successfully in the Nigerian tech industry. And he spends his time educating the Nigerian public on the benefits of adopting AI in our day-to-day lives and businesses. Samuel is an Adventurous serial Technology Entrepreneur; with keen interests in the African Mobility and Transportation Space. He is currently one of the Co-founders of Road Preppers technologies. With over 10 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, he is often seen as an execution focused, in-tune and assertive leader, He enjoys spending his time educating & helping fellow Nigerian entrepreneurs leverage on the use of technology to leapfrog some of our developmental challenges; such that they are well positioned to create a prosperous Nigerian & African future.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:43:00 GMT

One-Man Businesses Tagged The Worst To Do Business With in Nigeria - Find Out Why

Today we look at some of the common issues surrounding one man businesses and the effect they have on staffing which ultimately leads to down time. Our guest on the show is Oscar Ikele Onus, he is the lead strategist and co-founder of Lemon Tech; a leading management and strategy consulting firm in Lagos Nigeria. He has authored various articles on performance, development and human behavior. Oscar began his career as a business process consultant and a social media strategist with one of the leading oil and gas consulting firm in Nigeria before moving to join the nations national oil company to work as an interface coordinator liaising on behalf of his company, the federal government of Nigeria and other IOCs.

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:33:00 GMT

Wealth planning for individuals and businesses

On this episode, we talk about wealth planning for the future, saving, separating business account from personal and investment. Guest today is Olubunmi Samuel-Adeyemi. She is a Money Therapist and Personal Finance Coach at LIMER Personal Finance. Over the years, she has trained young professionals across the globe in the art of managing their personal and family finances. Olubunmi is very passionate about multiplying funds for individuals and providing same to viable businesses as capital or for expansion. Her passion to empower young people to create and manage wealth has led her to impart financial literacy knowledge to individuals and groups, irrespective of their economic status. She loves helping people to see that they can master money and live life on their own terms. At the helm of affairs at LIMER Personal Finance, Olubunmi is constantly speaking and training on handling Personal Finance via private coaching sessions, classroom learning and group sessions. Her vision is to substantially reduce poverty across the world. Olubunmi has bagged several certifications and taken short courses on Personal Finance, Financial Planning, Financial Literacy and Business Financial Health at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia and the Sydney Institute of TAFE. She was also certified in Business Data Planning and Analysis at the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University. In addition to engaging in the fundraising efforts for LEAP’s Youth Leadership programmes, she coordinated activities required for the successful publishing of LEAP Africa’s 4th book on business leadership. And in July, 2016, Olubunmi was nominated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to volunteer her expertise on its Technical Committee on Financial Literacy, a role which afforded additional opportunities to take financial literacy education efforts nationwide.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:02:00 GMT

How Do You Survive When Your Startup Isn't Making Money Yet?

Many Entrepreneurs struggle to survive in the early days of their startup when the business isn't generating revenue yet, many don't have personal income and the struggle to pay personal bills tend to affect the business journey. We look at the early stages of starting a business. The journey and what you need to survive the early stages. Our main focus includes: The will to move on when business isn't Ho to grow your business without spending money You are growing now, so what? Developing a growth mindset

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