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How To Start Makeup Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Makeup Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Dreamstime Beauty is an essential factor in all human facets of life. It plays a major role in personal and interpersonal relationships, career, entertainment and other sectors. Although beauty is a personal signature, it has grown into a large […]

How To Start Cocoa Farming Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Cocoa Farming Business In Nigeria Or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Until the discovery of oil, cocoa was one of the major economic backbones of Nigeria and several other African countries. Today, the narrative isn’t the same, but that does not negate the fact that cocoa business still strives […]

25+ Lucrative Online Business Ideas You Can Start In Nigeria Or Africa

25+ Lucrative Online Business Ideas In Nigeria And Africa | Image: Pixabay The internet is an enormous equalizer in the business world especially with its impact in levelling the economic field. It has made starting a business an easy task and almost anyone can start a business without worrying about a physical store or capital. […]

How To Start Cassia Tora Farming Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Cassia Tora Farming Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide: Image: Indiamart Herbs are integral to our nutrition; they provide therapeutic benefits to our body. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that about 80% of the people living in developing countries rely almost entirely on traditional medicines for their […]

How To Start Pure Water Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Pure Water Business In Nigeria Or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: NairaFinder Pure water is a signature business on the Nigerian streets. According to recent reports, the production and sales of sachet water have extended to other African countries. The sales of water on the streets in every major city and […]

24+ Cosmetics And Beauty Business Ideas In Nigeria Or Africa

24 Profitable Cosmetics and Beauty Business Ideas in Nigeria and Africa | Image: ECHA   The cosmetics and beauty business in Nigeria and Africa has evolved from just buying and selling products to rendering advanced beauty services. All beauty and cosmetics-related businesses enjoy a steady profitable market as the industry is now beyond just buying […]

How To Start Frozen Foods Business In Nigeria Or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Frozen Foods Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Iseowo The frozen foods business is a very profitable venture in many parts of the world, mainly due to growth in population and demand for convenience foods. The business is far from being saturated because not many people […]

How To Start Supermarket Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Supermarket Business In Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay A supermarket is a large store that offers varieties of items for sale, which are classified into sections for customers to pick for themselves. A supermarket is an advancement on the traditional grocery store, and it forms a major component […]

25+ Home Business Ideas You Can Start In Nigeria Or Africa

25+ Home Business Ideas In Nigeria And Africa | Image: Pexels Commerce in Nigeria, Africa, or anywhere around the world is strengthened by the endless introduction of new business ideas. First, as people rationalize and develop innovative ideas to combat one challenge or another, new business ideas are born. Hence, the Nigerian & in extension, […]

How To Start Sesame Oil Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: A Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Sesame Oil Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Recent awareness of healthy eating has significantly boosted the demand for sesame seeds and its by-products all across the world. As a whole seed ingredient, sesame is a key ingredient of bakery products, snacks, and toppings. […]

How To Start Orange Juice Production in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Orange Juice Production Business in Nigeria: Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Orange juice is the nonalcoholic sweet and tasty fruit drink derived from orange. The global juice industry is estimated at $92 billion. In the Nigerian market, about 930,000 metric tonnes of citrus fruits are produced annually from an estimated […]

33+ Hot Business Ideas To Start In Nigeria Or Africa

35+ Hot Business Ideas In Nigeria And Africa | Image: Pixabay The business scene in Nigeria and other African countries have evolved and taken a new shape. From time to time, new businesses continue to emerge to provide solutions to peoples’ changing needs. If you’re an investor, a new entrepreneur looking to make a mark […]

How To Start Ginger Cake Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Ginger Cake Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Pinterest Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Asia. It is believed to be among the healthiest and most delicious spices on earth. It belongs to the Zingiberacea family and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom, […]

How To Start Maize Processing in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Maize Processing Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Britannica Maize is a very popular food staple in Nigeria and a very crucial ingredient in the production of many foods consumed in Nigeria. In 2014, the global production of Maize totalled 1.04 billion tonnes. The United States, Brazil […]

How To Start Shea Oil Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Shea Oil Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: ExportersIndia The demand for shea nut products has increased due to recent recognition by the markets in advanced countries. Europe purchases approximately 250,000 metric tonnes of shea nut products yearly. New research has estimated the amount of shea […]

How To Start Orange Farming in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

  How To Start A Lucrative Orange Farming Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Orange is a sweet juicy fruit which belongs to the family of citrus, known as Rutaceae. It is a very rich source of vitamin C, among other nutrients. Orange is a common fruit eaten globally. The global […]

55+ Lucrative Business Ideas You Can Start In Nigeria Or In Africa At Large 

55+ Lucrative Business Ideas In Nigeria And Africa | Image: Boomer The business landscape in Nigeria and other African nations has no doubt taken new turns and interesting dimensions. The business sector continues to expand to accommodate both gradual and radical changes. Traditional trades have been modernized, agricultural businesses mechanized, and digital enterprises have come […]

How To Start Cocoa Cake Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Cocoa Cake Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Tejas The cocoa bean is a cash crop used for the production of cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, and cocoa powder. It also serves as an ingredient for most of the chocolate foods produced. Cocoa bean or cocoa, […]

How To Start Garlic Farming Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Garlic Farming Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Garlic is one of the most popular kinds of spices in the world. It has been in use since the beginning of time. Garlic is used the most for conditions related to the heart and blood system. About […]

How To Start Coffee Bean Farming Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Coffee Bean Farming Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant (Coffea liberica and Coffea racemosa) which can be processed into the popular brewed drink called coffee. Coffee is the second most popular and traded commodity in […]

How To Start Toothpaste Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: A Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Toothpaste Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Penglai Toothpaste is one of the most basic daily essentials for proper oral hygiene. It contains water, abrasives (such as calcium carbonate, silicas, zeolites, etc.), fluoride and other cleaning agents, which combine to combat dental problems, including gum […]

7 Logistic Mistakes To Never Make When Transporting Commodities

7 Logistic Mistakes To Never Make When Transporting Commodities | Image Source: Pixabay The entire process of sourcing and shipping commodities are all important to the success of every commodity trading transaction. From purchasing products at the right price to selling with a profitable margin, many activities happen in-between, but one vital aspect that a […]

How To Start Ginger Processing Business in Nigeria: Complete Guide

How To Start A Ginger Production Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Ginger is derived from the Zingiber officinale rhizomes of the Roso plant. It originated in Southeastern Asia and is used mainly for dried and crystallised ginger spice. The global Ginger production was estimated to be 2.8 million tons in […]

How To Start Car Wash Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Car Wash Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Carmart Over time, the car wash business has been one of the most underrated brown collar jobs out there but the fact remains that it is highly lucrative given that the right factors are in place. Cleaning one’s […]

How To Start Agricultural Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Agricultural Production Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Metrics Agricultural production is one of the most crucial tools for ending extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity and feeding a projected population of 9.7 billion by 2050. Agricultural growth is two to four times more effective when it comes […]

How To Start Photography Business In Nigeria Or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Photography Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay The estimated value of the photography industry was placed at almost $80 billion in 2017 and is expected to hit $150 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 7.4%. Although photography has gained massive grounds in all parts […]

How To Start Moringa Cake Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Moringa Cake Production Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Pinterest The global demand for moringa in its different forms is steadily on the rise, as more people worldwide are beginning to discover its importance and benefits. The moringa tree originated in the Northern part of India and […]

How To Start Cosmetics Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: A Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Cosmetics Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Over time, people have emphasized their beauty with various materials and items which are applied to different parts of the body, mainly the skin, hair and face. Thanks to growing research, expanding knowledge, technological inventions and the […]

How To Start Salt Production Business in Nigeria: Guide

How to Start A Salt Production Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image Source: Pixabay Salt is one of the most vital and most essential resources for everyday living. It adds a unique value to food and man’s general existence. Salt is a globally-recognized crystalline mineral which has been in use for several […]

Three Entry Points To The European Market For African Firms

Three Entry Points To The European Market For African Firms The last decade has been the golden age of startups. Starting in the US, and then shifting to Europe, Asia, and now Africa, entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the technological revolution and have launched their own startup business. Nowadays it is possible to start a […]

Biography & Success Of Raymond Dokpesi: DAAR Communications AIT

  Biography & Success Story Of Raymond Dokpesi: Founder Of DAAR Communications It is easier to be successful when you can solve a problem a lot of people face. This has been the mantra of success for millions of entrepreneurs through history and has continued to be the same till today. This is the success […]

How To Start Candy And Chocolate Production Business In Nigeria: Guide 

How To Start A Lucrative Candy And Chocolate Production Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay   The candy industry comprises of lollipops and sweets and chocolates, all of which are snacks consumed all across the world. The developed markets around the world remain the most prominent producers and consumers of […]

How To Start Ketchup Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide

How To Start A Lucrative Ketchup Production Business in Nigeria or Africa: Complete Guide | Image: Pixabay Tomatoes are used in homes, hotels and restaurants around the world in forms of fruit, salsa, chilli paste and puree. They account for 20% of the vegetables consumed each day. Tomatoes may be transformed into ketchup, which many […]

How To Start A Lucrative Fruit Salad Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Fruits account for a considerable fraction of the world’s agricultural output. In 2017, the fruits supply for Nigeria was about 55.8 kg per capita per year. Although Nigeria’s fruits supply fluctuated substantially in recent years, it decreased during the 1968 – 2017 period. A fruit salad is a simple appetizer that is packed with many […]

How To Write A Business Plan: The Complete Guide

It’s ideal for every entrepreneur to prepare or know how to write a business plan in Nigeria or anywhere else around the world. Whether you’re starting a business, running a business or about to expand a business, having a business plan as a road map to follow is crucial to your success.   What Is […]

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity’s business directory. There are still two BizListings up for grabs so click here to see if your SME is eligible to win! We are thrilled to announce that the applicants whose enterprises met all the requirements of the recent competition offered by donor […]

How This Nigerian Entrepreneur Built A Billion Dollar Fortune Starting With Medicine & Cocoa Trading

Passion and drive are key metrics in forming the true identity of any successful individual. They can lead any human through the path designed for greatness, and many have attained success by building a foundation on the both of them. Here is the success story of the late Bode Akindele, the CEO and founder of […]

How To Start A Lucrative Peanut Butter Production Business in Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Peanut butter is one edible food with a high contribution to the global economy. Peanut butter was first introduced in the early 1800s, but wasn’t developed until the 1890s and only began to grow popular in 1920s when it underwent mass production. Since its discovery and mass production, peanut butter has further experienced quantum leaps […]

Low-Cost Ways To Digitally Transform Your Business

Some months ago in 2020, we did not think it possible for businesses to carry on without any human contact and most of the communication tools we use today seemed far-fetched. But COVID-19 time-jumped the world into a future imagined only possible in the movies.  While we are not certain of what the future will […]

How To Start A Lucrative Walnut Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Walnuts are a global food staple consumed all over the world, with China being the world’s largest producer of the nut. In the year 2016 to 2017, china produced around 1,060,000 metric tons of walnut, accounting for about 50% of the total walnut production in the world. In terms of walnut exportation, the United States […]

How This Nigerian Medical Doctor Built A Billion Dollar Business

Just as the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, successful entrepreneurs diversify their investments to cover a wide range of key industries with high economic value. This is the success story of Dr Ambrose Bryant Chukwuemeka Orjiako, popularly known as ABC Orjiako; a trained medical doctor-turned-business tycoon and a billionaire who owns investments […]

How To Start A Lucrative Tea Farming Business in Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Tea is a popular beverage grown from the plant Camellia Sinensis and provides a significant source of revenue for tea producing countries around the world. It is widely cultivated across the continents of Asia, especially in countries like China, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia. In Africa, a few countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, […]

5 Risks Of Exporting Manufactured/Processed Goods And How To Avoid Them

Exporting commodities can present various forms of risks and rewards. and while shipping raw commodities comes with its own perks, shipping processed or manufactured goods can either make your company grow faster with its higher profitability potential or cost you your entire investment. While it might be tempting to take advantage of the huge profits […]

How To Start A Lucrative Meat Processing Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The agricultural sector is not limited to just staple crops, as livestock farmers and especially meat dealers in Nigeria, Africa, and many other places around the world are also operating within the same industry. The meat processing business is highly lucrative and continues to grow quickly as the local and international demand for processed meat […]

How To Start A Lucrative Tangerine Farming Business in Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Tangerine is orange-coloured citrus and a variety mandarin orange which belongs in the family of Citrus reticulata. The taste of tangerine is less sour and sweeter than orange. More so, it has softer covering which is easy to peel by hand. Tangerine is cultivated in tropical and semi-tropical areas worldwide for its juicy and sweet […]

How To Set Prices Of Goods For Export Without Making Any Losses

Correctly pricing goods for export can be the difference between profitability/growth and losses/failure. When you price your products right, you take into account almost all the expenses that can be incurred, and in the process, ensure your business is moving forward with every transaction executed. A lot of exporters make the mistake of underpricing their […]

How To Start A Lucrative Mango Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Mangos were originally naturally found in many parts of Asia, but are now consumed all over the world. The cultivation of mangoes is believed to have first started in South Asia for thousands of years, and later extended to Southeast Asia between the fifth and the fourth centuries BCE. Around the 10th century CE, cultivation […]

How To Start A Lucrative Palm Kernel Cake Production Business in Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Palm kernel cake (PKC), a by-product of the palm oil industry, is available in abundance in many tropical and subtropical nations. It is the palm kernel nut derivative that is produced mainly in the Eastern and Western parts of Nigeria. Other Palm kernel nut by-products include Crude Palm Kernel Oil (CPKO), Palm Kernel Shell (PKS), […]

9 Critical Shipping Documents Required In Most Export Transactions

In every export transaction, especially non-oil export transactions, there are a series of procedures and documents that are standard and never get changed no matter the dynamics of the trade. While many other things can be flexible based on the agreement between the importer and the exporter, some are set in stone, as the receiving […]

How To Start A Lucrative Ugwu Vegetable (Fluted Pumpkin) Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The fluted pumpkin which is also known popularly in Nigeria as Ugwu leaf is a fast selling local commodity that grows very fast from the time of planting to harvesting. It is a native plant to West Africa and is mostly grown and consumed in Nigeria. It is particularly popular in the country because of […]

How To Start A Lucrative Foodstuff Production Business in Nigeria: The Complete Guide

A foodstuff business is one of the most profitable businesses that you can invest in with a little capital in Nigeria and still expect a high monthly profit. This is because food is a fundamental human need without which no one can live. According to reports, the global food demands will likely rise to 35% […]

How To Start A Lucrative Cassava Flour Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

In the year 2001, the Nigerian government directed the Federal Institute of Industrial Research to find ways of including local generated raw materials in the bread production. The outcome of this research was that cassava flour could be mixed with wheat up to 10% without any adverse effect on the texture and taste of the […]

How To Start A Lucrative Gum Arabic Powder Production Business in Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Global exportation of gum arabic has amounted to a value almost three times the previous value within the last 25 years, from a value of 35,000 tonnes to an amount of 102,000 tonnes and counting. Exporters of gum arabic including Nigeria and Senegal, have produced high-grade gum arabic powder. However, in overall gum arabic production, […]

How To Start A Lucrative Dried And Smoked Catfish Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The catfish trade is a lucrative business in Nigeria and many other parts of the world as over 2.7 million metric tons of fishes are produced globally with catfishes accounting for about 62% of the volume produced in Africa—over 1.8 million metric tons of catfishes. Nigeria is the highest producer of catfishes globally and a […]

Success Story Of Prince Arthur Eze

There are globally accepted principles of wealth creation irrespective of geographic location, background and other factors, principles such as; personal motivation, a drive to create value, integrity, courage, utmost discipline, man management, building a supportive environment and a few others. If religiously put into practice these principles will surely drive you to business success, and […]

How To Start A Lucrative Leather Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The clothing industry has undergone different phases of transformation since the introduction of leather production. As far back as early 2200BC, leather has been a continuously used product with high demands, going by available historical records. Ever since, humankind has realised the benefits of using leather. Today, human consumption of leather products has evolved into […]

How To Start A Lucrative Dry Kpomo (Cow Skin) Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Kpomo is processed cow skin, which makes up about 35% of the entire meat produced in a cow. Over the years, it has been essential to lots of consumers in industries such as the food industry, cosmetic industry, pharmaceutical industry and more especially, in leather works.  Raw hides and skins, even leather, are one of […]

How a Zimbabwean Electrical Engineer Made Over $1 Billion Dollars

Attaining success in anything, while admirable, is not only just a product of hard work, but largely to a great, consistency. Both work together, but without the latter, success is difficult to reach. One person who has not just worked hard & smart, despite trials and tribulations that have come his way, but stayed consistent […]

How To Start A Lucrative Bread Supply Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Bread supply has proven to be a very lucrative local business venture all over the world. It is one of the most consumed and fast-selling local commodities and is a staple food throughout the entire world. Bread production and bakery products were estimated at 130 million tonnes in 2016 with the size of global imports […]

How A Nigerian Economist Built A Multi-Billion Dollar Business

Born with a silver spoon or not, if you’re not cut out to overcome the challenges that stand in your way, you can never be successful at it. In any attempt to attain greatness, discipline and perseverance must be prioritised every step of the way. And no one gets an easy way out.  This is the […]

18 Important Questions To Ask A New Commodity Buyer To Avoiding Wasting Your Time

The international commodity trading business has thousands of players in the industry collectively employing millions of people and executing transactions worth billions of dollars every day. These heavy activities attract both legitimate and fraudulent players and as a result, making the need to know how to easily filter through the noise to find the right […]

How To Start A Lucrative Apple Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Apple is one of the worlds most precious and highly consumed fruits. The estimated total world production of apples in 2017 was 83,139,326 metric tonnes. China is the largest apple producer globally, with about 35 million tons produced in 2011, which was nearly half of the world’s production rate. The second-largest contributor is the United […]

How A Former South African Lawyer Built A Billion Dollar Supermarket Chain

Having a desire to succeed, and doing what it takes to come out successful are two entirely different things. While a desire is the first step, a greater step that is required would take all you’ve got from your commitment to perseverance, investment, time, and more to achieve your goals. Without giving it your all, […]

11 Common Challenges You Could Face When Exporting Commodities

Have you ever heard the phrase; “In shipping, nothing is guaranteed”? If you have, you’re not entirely wrong, but knowing most of the things that are not fully guaranteed can help you create procedures and structures to provide the most guarantee both for yourself and your clients. The international trade industry may be highly lucrative […]

9 Common Challenges You Could Face When Exporting Commodities

Have you ever heard the phrase; “In shipping, nothing is guaranteed”? If you have, you’re not entirely wrong, but knowing most of the things that are not fully guaranteed can help you create procedures and structures to provide the most guarantee both for yourself and your clients. The international trade industry may be highly lucrative […]

How To Start A Lucrative Lettuce Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Lettuce is a highly nutritious crop eaten all over the world. It was initially farmed by ancient Egyptians who grew it as a weed and used the seed for oil production and eventually became a vital food crop raised for its succulent leaves and oil-rich seeds. In 2013, about 24.9 million tons of lettuce was […]

How The Son Of A Tanzanian Millionaire Turned $26 Million Into Over A Billion Dollars

Finding what makes your soul sing, honing your skills in it, and applying it to an industry with a very high economic value is key to grand success or mass failure. People who find what adds meaning and value to their lives and turn it into a business generally have more successful lives. when you […]

How To Start A Lucrative Moringa Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The moringa plant is a globally known crop popular for its nutritional and medicinal value, whose high nutritional properties are derived directly from the root to the seed of the plant. The use of the moringa plant has been ongoing as far back as the time of the early Romans and Egyptians. It has long […]

10 Great Quick Loan Apps in Nigeria for Small Business Owners

So you’ve started and are running your business, but have now reached a moment where you need something crucial to take it to the next level; funding. The problem here is a lot of small business owners in Nigeria face the very same problem and find it extremely difficult to access the finance required to […]

How A Former South African Rugby Player Made Over A Billion Dollars In Pharmaceutical

Versatility & diversity is a key component of survival in life and in the ever-competitive business world. With versatility, it’s an attribute that all who find tremendous success possess, and one that while thought to be innate, can be honed, groomed, and developed over a long period of time. And for diversity, you need to […]

How To Start A Lucrative Pawpaw (Papaya) Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The pawpaw fruit, also known as papaya, is a highly nutritious fruit that is widely consumed globally for its appealing taste and health benefits. The fruit is believed to have first originated from southern Mexico in Central America, but is now cultivated in most tropical countries. In cultivation, it grows rapidly, bearing its fruit within […]

How A South African Geologist Built A Mining Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

No matter what industry you’re operating in, honing your skills to excellent states and keeping a keen eye for opportunities you can apply them to can be the difference between success or failure. This has worked for millions of people through the beginning of time and will work for billions more. This is the success […]

How To Start A Lucrative Jatropha Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Jatropha is a new area of agriculture that cultivates crops that serve other economic purposes apart from food. One of such plants of interest is the diesel bearing plant, jatropha curcas, known in the Nigerian Igbo language as mpianya. Jatropha is also call gold plant because of its value-chain which can potentially generate about over […]

How A Lawyer Built One Of South Africa’s Largest Banks

In preparing for the future, it is important to plan ahead and explore various models and scenarios of how things could play out, especially if you have an existing business, as this will help give you an edge over market vices and make you better positioned to take advantage of opportunities that come your way. […]

How To Start A Lucrative Pepper Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Pepper is a spicy vegetable enjoyed all over the globe as a significant part of most delicacies in many cultures. The world produces close to a million metric tons of pepper annually, with the amount produced in 2018 being 752,000 tonnes, growing by 5.1% against the previous year and with Vietnam producing about 39% of […]

7 Awesome Tips to Brand Your Dropshipping Store

If you run a dropshipping store and wonder why your business isn’t performing well, then maybe you need to review your store’s branding. This is because branding is one of the most important aspects of any business, and dropshipping is no different. The following are a few reasons branding is key to success for every […]

How The Son Of a Former Governor Built A Billion Dollar Business

In every person’s journey towards entrepreneurial success, personal growth, development, and gathering experience is a critical component. Whether you’re born with a silver spoon or not, whether you have access to more opportunities than other people or not, growing your business and life skills will be key to reaching your goals. One person who has […]

How To Start A Lucrative Duck Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Duck farming is an agribusiness done in many parts of the world, including Nigeria, because it requires little capital & less infrastructure to startup, but simply an environment with water and potential food as ducks can find their food—earthworms, snails, insects, and much more— themselves and also digest fibre and protein food relatively more efficiently […]

How This Nigerian Chemical Engineer Built A Multi-Million Dollar Business

Success is a product from taking advantage opportunities that present themselves to you through work, networking, studying, or even by chance. While there are opportunities everywhere, it is key to note that when an entrepreneur recognizes an opportunity, they work against all odds to not just make it a success but to make it theirs. […]

How To Start A Lucrative Pineapple Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Pineapples are one of the most consumed fruits in the world and amount to around 20% of the world’s production of tropical fruits. They are perishable fruits that thrive in tropical lands with plenty of sunlight and lots of rainfall throughout the year, with almost 70% of all grown pineapples eaten fresh within the country […]

How A South African Farm Boy Built A Famous Multi-Billion Dollar Conglomerate

Every entrepreneur is on a unique journey to serve a unique set of customers with solutions to their problems. And for this to be effective, they need to appeal to the customer’s emotions, deliver great value, and iterate innovatively to stay competitive in the market. An example of such an entrepreneur is Koos Bekker, the […]

What To Do If An International Buyer Won’t Pay For The Commodities You Exported To Them

International trade can be highly risky or richly rewarding. And the part of the financial spectrum you fall into depends on how much knowledge you have in the industry, how much experience you’ve garnered, and what type of decisions you make. Sometimes, exporters make certain mistakes that cause them to lose a part or their […]

How To Start A Lucrative Castor Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The Castor bean plant is a wonder plant whose its uses are limitless and precious. Much of the production and consumption of castor products is done by countries like India, which produces about 1,568,000 tons of castor oil. In contrast and in terms of exportation, countries like Jamaica, Singapore and Ukraine take the leading spot, […]

How The Son Of An Egyptian Construction Entrepreneur Built A Multi-Billion Dollar Fortune

Entrepreneurship sounds like a solution to great wealth for billions of people, but only a few dare to try. But is it really easier for kids of millionaires and billionaires? Sometimes the children of successful entrepreneurs make the most of their parents wealth since they were raised in an entrepreneurial household. But other times, a […]

9 Important Things To Know Before You Ship Agricultural Products

Shipping commodities from wherever you are to many parts of the world comes with a lot of perks, conditions, and guidelines to always adhere to to ensure you have a smooth operation. Whether you’re exporting solid minerals, agricultural produce, or petroleum products, there are standards you must adhere to that will ensure everything goes right […]

How To Start A Lucrative Cattle Rearing Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Cattle rearing is a thriving meat-based business in Nigeria as it comes with so many agricultural, economic and financial benefits. According to reports, over 1.5 million cows get slaughtered annually to provide for Nigeria’s population of about 200 million people. The cattle provides about 30 per cent of the country’s meat consumption rate and approximately […]

The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa

Since its inception in late 2018, the Scenarios for Young African Entrepreneurs project has theorised about what the future might hold for very young (15 to 25-year-old) entrepreneurs in Africa. Leveraging the tool of scenario planning, it explored how entrepreneurship can offer innovative alternatives to drive employment and economic growth in Africa, and what the […]

How A South African University Drop Out Built A Billion Dollar Business

Many successful entrepreneurs had to hustle from scratch, but a few had a foundation already laid out for them. This could be in the form of a family business, a partnership opportunity, substantial startup capital, and more, but the success or failure of the business ultimately depends on the decisions they make to take the […]

How To Start A Lucrative Ram/Sheep Rearing Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The ram and sheep rearing business in Nigeria has grown quickly over the years, and in the process, has become a very promising and lucrative venture to startup in the country and in many other places around the world. There are over 1 billion sheep in the world, with China holding more numbers than any […]

#YouthMonth: Influencing young African entrepreneurs

Pamela Nga is a full-time Human Resource student and part-time network marketer studying in Cameroon. She is fueled by the passion for the development of her community and the African continent. She considers herself as a Pan-African eager to build on her business administration knowledge. She has a hunger for knowledge and was inspired by […]

10+ Ways To Make More Money While You Sleep

Passive income is joked about a lot, but immediately rebuffed by many. Most people find it alarming to hear others talk about making money while they sleep. They see them as simply lazy dreamers whom nothing good can amount from, but don’t realise that a lot of people around the world actually do earn a […]

How A Former Uneducated Nigerian Village Boy Built A Multi-Million Dollar Oil Conglomerate

Going from grass to grace or rags to riches is no easy feat. Yet it is not impossible. Millions of people have done this all over the world, and millions more will do it. When you’re determined to turn things around and do everything that would put you in the best chance to succeed, you […]

4 Ways To Quickly Transport Container Cargoes To The Port In Nigeria

Transporting container cargoes to the ports in Nigeria is one of the most tasking challenges faced by exporters. It’s so tough that a lot of containers spend over 4 weeks on the queue just to get into the port, while several others spend as much as 6 to 8 weeks. The challenge with this is […]

How To Start A Lucrative Organic Fertilizer Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Organic fertilizer production in Nigeria is a growing industry because of the widespread clamour for increased agriculture in the country, and the government’s efforts to promote local content development over imported brands. Beyond just the clamour for widespread agriculture, there are rising concerns over the side effects of various inorganic chemical and synthetic products, causing […]

10 Lucrative Small Business Ideas That Will Make You The Next Millionaire

Starting a small business is generally a tedious task for many new and existing entrepreneurs. With several business challenges to surmount like ensuring your target market will buy your proposed products or services, preparing a business plan for your small business idea, registering your small business, and trying to sell your products or services at […]

How The Son Of A Millionaire Grew His Inheritance To Over $7.5 Billion Dollars

Life as we know it can change at any time, and one of the biggest drivers of change that could completely turn the fortunes of a person, employee, or entrepreneur upside down are sudden unfavourable government policies. But despite challenges like this, how you come out of it to rise once again is key to […]

How To Start A Lucrative Garri Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Garri is a local delicacy in Nigeria as it is one of the most important and most consumed food staples in the country. Also known as cassava flakes, is one food enjoyed by most Nigerians and can either be baked with hot water and enjoyed with a variety of soups, or can be mixed with […]

5 Ways to Encourage Team Spirit in Your Company

When it comes to perfecting the recipe for an effective successful company, one of the key ingredients is team spirit. Employee morale and team spirit are two of the most effective tools you have because if your employees feel valued and happy in their roles, their productivity across the company will improve. However, team spirit […]

5 Lucrative Fast-Moving Consumer Goods You Should Invest In Today

The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry is one of the largest in the world. With successful billion-dollar companies like Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Diageo, and several others leaving remarkable footprints through their massive growth and scale, the potential the industry has shown continues to open up even more opportunities for new and existing […]

How A Former Nigerian Taxi Driver Made Over $9 Billion Dollars

No start is too small. No matter how menial a job or business a person starts with in life is, its key to be diligent in your work, learn the basics of growth, never cheat the process, and slowly but surely, as you get exposed to more opportunties and take advantage of them, you’d eventually […]

12 Things You Must Never Say To Any Local Or International Client

What to say to prospects or existing clients could either improve or diminish your relationship with them. It could turn them into one of your best loyalists or into one of your company’s worst critics. Treating and speaking to your clients the right way is key to building great relationships with them, and ultimately growing […]

3 Things to Consider Before Starting A Clothing Store

If you have a passion for fashion, then starting your own business could be one of your biggest dreams come true. And with eCommerce businesses more easily accessible for anybody who wants to start selling online, starting your own fashion brand or clothing retailer could be closer to your reach than you think. There’s no […]

How To Start A Lucrative Bee Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The first thought that pops up when referring to bee farming is the risk involved from the stings of the bees. But while the venture could be life-threatening, the honey produced from the farming operation is highly lucrative both locally and on the international market, and there are various safety measures that make farming bees […]

10 Low Cost Business Ideas You Can Start With 100,000 Naira Or Less

Starting a business is largely perceived as expensive. This mindset limits the thought process and actions of people, and so, confines them only to their jobs, immediate social circles, and how they accept whatever life throws at them. While the bulk of the population complains about the high costs of starting and running a successful […]

How A Former Nigerian Teacher Built A Billion Dollar Business

Where your story starts doesn’t have to define where it finishes, and the stumbling blocks to meet along the way shouldn’t have to stop your journey. Great entrepreneurs never settle for less, persevere no matter what, and in the end, almost always turn out successful no matter how long it takes. This is the success […]

How To Start A Lucrative Custard Powder Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Custard powder is another form of porridge made from corn, but in a more refined nutritious state because of the added vitamins and minerals. It is a delicious delicacy enjoyed by almost everyone and mostly used as a side or compliment in breakfast. Especially as a meal for children and infants. The major global custard […]

How This Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur Built A Multi-Million Naira Web Development Company With Less Than One Million Naira

Success happens outside our comfort zone. And on this other side usually lies great success. The recognition that you have to do things differently or do different things is the first step to going from mediocre or good to great. And this is what differentiates high achievers to others who settle for less. Anything is […]

10 Profitable Small Business Ideas For College Students

While entrepreneurs start small businesses in their local communities, college students are not left out. Dealing with a low allowance from their parents or guardians mostly never takes care of their needs. Some student’s allowances are higher than others, but no matter how high or low each student’s pocket capacity is, knowing how right to spend […]

How To Launch An Export Business And Immediately Land Your First Client!

So you want to start an export business. But do you know how you can immediately make an impact or land a client in the international marketplace? Drawing attention is difficult for so many people in the export business. Unlike many other industries, the international trade business can seem tough to scale in if you […]

How To Start A Fruit Juice Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Juice production is by far one of the most lucrative and encompassing global establishments in the world with billions of people consuming various juice products every single year. The global fruit juice market has been experiencing exponential growths; this is evident as it reached a volume of more than 45 Billion Liters in 2018, registering […]

How A Former Nigerian White-Collar Employee Built A Multi-Million Dollar Law Firm

Opportunities don’t always equal productivity, but the ability to utilize these opportunities and make constant wins leads to real success. This is the story of a man who never settles for the ordinary, always believes in excellence, and strives to achieve it. He is always looking for new ways of doing things better and for […]

3 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Supplementation Company

Starting a dietary supplement company can be extremely rewarding, and the barrier to entry is much lower than many might imagine. However, it is still a tightly regimented business, and you have to be able to deal with all the challenges that come with it. A lot of people who come in this business have […]

How To Start A Lucrative Cake Bakery Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

It no hidden fact that running a cake business in Nigeria is indeed a lucrative business venture. Cakes come in different types and sizes, and the only limitation to the uniqueness of a cake exists in the creativity of the baker. The cake industry has always experienced growth, and due to newer cake innovations and […]

10 Highly Profitable Franchise Opportunities That Will Make You Rich

Starting a new business and building the brand from the ground up can be taunting. From planning your marketing strategies to creating engaging campaigns, and more, building up a strong acceptance and recognition can get extremely expensive. An even riskier event this model could trigger is the possible failure of your new business. Buying a franchise on the […]

2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

In light of this uncertain time, MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020. Additionally, each country final will take place in its own week, […]

How This Nigerian Lawyer Built A Multi-Million Dollar Beauty Business

To have a dream is one thing, but having the courage to chase down your dream and the ability to persevere is only what will make you a winner. As the saying goes, “It’s good to be a dreamer but it’s better to be a planner and a worker.” This is the success story of […]

A Powerful 5-Step System To Getting A Lot Of Inquiries From International Buyers

Getting international buyers for any import/export business can be really tough. No matter how successful an international trade company appears, the road to prosperity was very long, rough, and doubtful, and this is because every single new or early exporter is competing with tens, hundreds or thousands of other people at the same time for […]

How To Start A Lucrative Jam Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Jam production goes as far back as 1 AD when it was simply used as a simple fruit storage method. In recent times, jams has gained more value as seen in world statistics, where France is the world’s leading jam producing, exporting, and consuming country. France produces about $415 million worth of jam which is […]

20 Lucrative Medical Business Ideas For Healthcare Professionals

The healthcare and medical industry is an extremely large one with abundant business opportunities. From medical waste recycling to retail pharmacies, medical equipment supplies, child care centres, massage therapy, and many more, the vast business ideas and opportunities for healthcare professionals remain evergreen to new and existing players. If you’ve ever wondered how people make […]

How This Nigerian Female Architect Built A Multi-Million Dollar Business

Every entrepreneur is like a person in a race. There is a prize to be won, and the aim is to win and change the world while at it. The race does not care for one’s descent as the reward is personal and not tied to anyone. An indigent or influential background is no guarantee […]

13 Reasons You’re Not Finding Any International Buyers Nor Making Any Sales

Sales are the lifeblood of every business. Without it, you wouldn’t have cash flow, and without cash flow, you won’t achieve any form of growth or have enough funds to keep your organisation running. While consistently making sales is key to growing a thriving organisation, the ease of finding clients in various industries differ. In […]

How To Start A Lucrative Yoghurt Drink Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Yoghurt is a product that is enjoyed by many people, especially the varieties that are produced from milk gotten from animals. While yoghurts were invented in Bulgaria, it is one of the least producers, as countries like France produces almost 1 million tons of yoghurt a year, according to a 2017 statistics, with the Danone […]

10 Businesses You Can Start With Your Kids

The greatest sportsmen and women, artists, and creative minds, started honing their talents from childhood. These practices have shown over and over again that anything nurtured and groomed from the early stages of a person’s life, can turn out to be something remarkable. Great examples are Serena Williams, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and more. Applying this […]

How This Nigerian Fashion Entrepreneur Built A Multi-Million Dollar Conglomerate

In the world of entrepreneurship, barriers do not exist. Only challenges do. The minds of great entrepreneurs have no space for limitations and this is seen in the journey of this successful serial entrepreneur. This is the success story of Bola Shagaya, a woman with interests in photography, real estate, oil and gas, and the […]

How To Start A Lucrative Plantain Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Plantain farming is one of the most profitable agricultural businesses in Nigeria and many other places around the world. Despite this, the agro-business opportunity has not been effectively taken advantage of because most entrepreneurs lack the knowledge required to effectively set up, manage, and build a strong local and international supply chain network for the […]

10 Businesses You Can Start & Grow Everyday After 5 P.M

Working full time can be both tiring and rewarding. You handle various tasks at the office, hang out with colleagues, and most of all, grow someone else’s dream with every passing day. While the pay may be good (or not), nothing can be more rewarding than running a profitable business of your own. What you […]

How A Former Nigerian Chemist Built A Multi-Million Dollar International Trading Firm

There is no such thing as a lack of opportunity, and there is no limitation to the possibility of a person’s success, no matter of far away they are from home in a foreign land. This is the success story of Kase Lukman Lawal, the founder of CAMAC International, a multi-million dollar commodity trading giant […]

4 Ways To Get Financial & Intellectual Support To Help You Grow A Successful Export Business

Success and failure are two asymmetrical constants in everything we do. Just as it could be easy to grow a successful export business if you start and execute the right way, it could also be extremely hard if you’ve no real sense of direction on what to do. Growing any successful business requires the right […]

How To Start A Lucrative Bread Bakery Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Bread is the third most consumed food staple in Africa just behind rice and cassava. It is a generally accepted food, and its appeal is because of its ready to eat nature and the fact that is is enjoyed by almost everyone. The global bread consumption rate is estimated to be around $487 billion dollars […]

17+ Well Paying Jobs & Side Hustles For Introverts

Starting a new business or taking on a lucrative job offer could sound exciting, but not so much for introverts. They prefer to be left alone in the comfort of their own personal space without distractions or unnecessary communication. They find joy and solace in being alone—just as extroverts find joy and solace being in […]

How This Former Nigerian Accountant Built A Multi-Million Dollar Company

Versatility in business is a must-have. While some choose to become experts in a specific field, there are others whose exploits are not restricted to a field, and as a result, are highly relevant in multiple industries. This is the success story of Bola Akindele, The Founder and Group Managing Director of Courteville Business Solutions, […]

8 Crucial Things New Exporters Must Know Before Starting An Export Business

Decades ago, it used to be very difficult to venture into the export business in many countries around the world. So many bureaucracies were involved and if anyone knew you were into international trade, the conclusion would either be you are worth at least one million dollars or have top government connections. Today, everything has […]

How To Start A Lucrative Dairy Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Dairy products make up an important part of our daily diet. Due to their richness in calcium and vitamins, they are the most recommended by health practitioners to be consumed by people daily. Humans have been consuming dairy products from cows for thousands of years. And while modern dairy farming only began in the early […]

14+ Well-Paying Side Hustles You Never Knew Existed

A large part of the world population is in paid employment, while many others are running one form of business or the other. While everyone’s goal is to make enough money to not just take care of their bills but to also be able to afford themselves a great life, achieving this is tough as […]

How This Former Nigerian Civil Servant Built A Multi-Million Dollar Oil Company Worth Over $200 Million Dollars

Intelligence, commitment, perseverance, and intentional growth are the dominant themes in the story of this entrepreneur, as a mix of these attributes has made his journey fruitful and profitable. This is the story of a man who rose from the obscurity of his village to become one of the most sought-after entrepreneurs in the oil […]

6 Guaranteed Ways To Avoid The Financial Mistakes Most Exporters Make

The commodity trading business is both high-risk and richly rewarding as long as you follow a set of principles that would set you and your business up for success. But despite best practices to closing safe and secure transactions being widely publicised, many exporters consistently stray off the safe route and end up losing a […]

How To Start A Lucrative Shrimp Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The global demand for shrimps is on the rise because of its delicious taste, growing food culture, high proteins, and vitamins contents. But there has been a shortfall in meeting this demand because more than 50% of the shrimps sold worldwide are obtained from the wild ocean. And so, goes a long way to show […]

17+ Essential Businesses That Still Operate During A Pandemic

A global or local pandemic is never a great experience as it puts the lives of billions at risk, limits the movement of people, and takes away the livelihood of a great percentage of the people affected by it. But while a large part of the limitations is to protect the populace and ensure their […]

How This Former Agege Boy Built A Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Business In His Early 30s

In a part of the world where the youths are termed lazy, where laudable economic achievements are rare, where capital is scarce, and where government assistance is almost non-existent, a young man driven by a passion to escape the average-income life and live the life of his dreams aspired to become a real estate mogul. […]

What Incoterms Rules Are And How They Can Help Your Import/Export Business Succeed: The Complete Guide

International trade is executed in many forms worldwide. The procedures could be based on CIF, CNF, & FOB terms that have been agreed to between the importer and the exporter. But while these terms are the most popular standards, there are many more that could govern each international trade transaction, and they’re called incoterms rules. […]

How To Start A Lucrative Wheat Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Wheat is one of the three most important food staples in the world and a second major source of calories after rice. It is majorly consumed in many countries around the world as it is the best of cereal foods and provides more nourishment for humans than any other food source. Wheat production and trade […]

How This Former Nigerian Corporate Employee Built A Multi-Million Dollar FinTech Company

Not everyone starts out directly as an entrepreneur. Some climb through the corporate ladder, build key relationships, work their ways through various white-collar positions, and eventually take a leap of faith towards their entrepreneurial dreams. This is the success story of a man who had experienced failure severally and eventually went on to build one of […]

How To Use Export Credit Insurance To Protect Your Export Transactions And Ensure You Get Paid No Matter What

It’s always a great feeling when an exporter secures a good deal to export certain commodities to buyers located in various places around the world. When everything is right in this scenario, the exporter would be earning good margins, building new global relationships, and subsequently growing their businesses. But while a new buyer, new export […]

How To Start A Lucrative Coconut Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The estimated total world production for coconuts in the year 2017 was 60,773,435 metric tonnes, which went up by 3.0% from 59,010,635 tonnes in 2016 with a projected increase by 3% yearly. Nigeria is also not left out of these global market as it grows coconut on over 10,000 hectares of land in the country […]

How This Former Nigerian Student Built A Million Dollar Mobile Gaming Business

A lot of people wish to start a business, but very few truly know the problem they want to solve for the consumer nor have a well-defined product or service that would establish them as key players in whichever niche industry they want to venture into. This leads to many crashing midway due to market […]

How To Start A Lucrative Cotton Farming & Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Cotton is one of the most demanded cash crops in the world because of its uses in the production of fabric in the clothing industry. In simple terms, as long as people keep wearing clothes, there would always be a high demand for cotton.  Cotton does not only just contribute to the economic output of […]

7 Benefits Of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) For Your Business

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives are getting more popular amongst large organisations. But when it comes to medium and small businesses, CSR initiatives are nowhere to be found. While the notion that CSR initiatives are meant only for large organisations generating millions or billions of dollars in revenue, small and medium-sized businesses can benefit greatly […]

26+ Recession Proof Business Ideas & Opportunities In Nigeria, Africa, & Worldwide

Recessions strain economies, business, and put employees at risk of losing their jobs. Beyond this, it makes life hard for a lot of people, including entrepreneurs, and makes doing business profitably in the countries affected extremely difficult. Whenever recessions happen in places like Nigeria, Africa, or many other places around the world, millions are left […]

How The Son Of A Nigerian Nurse Built A Multi-Million Dollar Technology Company

In the life of every human, there comes a time when you have an “Aha!” moment and your ideas, goals, and targets become locked-in. To be a solution provider and an entrepreneur, a change of mindset and clarity of purpose is highly needed. This is the success story of Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh. A person, […]

4 Dangerous International Trade Scams You Never Want To Fall Victim To

Where there is high risk, there are high profitability potentials, and where there are high profitability potentials, scammers are always lurking around the corner. Over the years, people have told daunting tales of how they’ve lost hundreds of thousands and also millions of dollars to exporters and importers located all over the world who claimed […]

How To Start A Lucrative Cocoa Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Cocoa farming in Nigeria is one of the most profitable businesses for entrepreneurs looking to invest in agriculture in Nigeria. It provides a large harvest without demanding too much effort or much-mechanized equipment and has a very wide global market on standby to purchase. According to the Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nigeria ranks fourth […]

Want Your Business to Succeed? You Need to Find These Two Employees

Building a successful business is tough. 9 out of 10 businesses fail within their first 5 years, and when an autopsy is done on the bulk of these failed businesses, amongst all the results gotten, one key factor that shows up every single time are the quality of people either running or working for the […]

15 Profitable Small Business ideas for Beginners

As world economies tumble because of the ripple effects of the global crash in the price of crude oil, many individuals are steady looking for what small business ideas to start up. While there are several thousands of ideas to pick from, it is extremely crucial for new entrepreneurs to maximise their first tryout at entrepreneurship […]

How This Nigerian Woman Built A Multi-Million Dollar Furniture Making Company

The beginning never defines the end, and no matter where you start in life, as long as you’re true to your causes, beliefs, values, and stay committed to your dreams, you’d eventually reach where you’re headed. This is the success story of Bimbo Alashe, an ambitious entrepreneur who made an admirable shift from starting and […]

How To Start A Lucrative Rubber Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Prior to the oil boom, Nigeria was a leading exporter of three major cash crops namely palm oil, groundnuts, and rubber, these contributed largely to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However today, these cash crops contribute only a very little fraction of the economy. Natural rubber plantations used to be the fourth highest foreign import […]

7 Ways To Live A Debt-Free Lifestyle

Most people live their lives in debt. Whether they’re owing credit card companies, banks, friends, families, schools, and more, they live the entirety of their lives repaying one debt or the other. While being in-debted in someway has become common-place around the world, there are a lot of people who are not living in debt […]

How To Start A Lucrative Plastic Recycling Company In Nigeria (Comprehensive Guide + E-Book)

Plastic collection for recycling can generally be termed the “diamond in the rough” that hasn’t been found by the majority. While a couple of people have realized the potential in plastic recycling, many still remain unaware. In a previous article talking about the “Top Three Recycling Business Ideas and Opportunities In Nigeria”, plastic recycling came […]

10 Lucrative E-Commerce Business Ideas & Opportunities In Nigeria

The electronic commerce industry is one of the largest in the world today. In the African market, especially Nigeria, it has made a major statement since its mainstream entry in 2012. Within a short time of the Nigerian e-commerce rave, many e-commerce businesses have sprung up. From online stores to escrow services, domain name brokers, […]

How A Former Nigerian Village Boy Built A Conglomerate Worth Over $1 Billion Dollars

Success comes through many routes. Some through outright entrepreneurship, and others through the corporate ranks before eventually setting out to build a business of their own. No matter what route you take, your dreams are valid, and to can be a success story for others to marvel at. This is the success story of Pascal […]

How To Ensure The Quality Of Goods You’re Buying Locally, Exporting, Or Importing Meets International Standards

A lot goes into every international trade transaction; from product sourcing to logistics, payment security, and much more. But while there are attractive profitable opportunities to explore, there are also great risks involved, and one risk that can cost you your entire investment is failing to ensure that the quality of the goods you’re exporting […]

How To Start A Lucrative Barley Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

The Barley crop is the fourth most demanded cereal crop in the world because of its wide use in the areas of bread production, malt, and most importantly beer and whiskey in Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, and many other places around the world.  With the widespread use of Barley worldwide, venturing into Barley Farming in […]

3 Things You Must Stop Saying If You Want To Build A Great Company

Building a great product or service can be tough. Even worse, building a great company is an entirely different ball game. Many people mistake profitable companies as great companies. And even many others mistake popularity as being great. While most great companies are profitable and generate high revenues, that’s not what makes them great. What […]

10 Highly Profitable Solid Minerals To Export From Nigeria To International Buyers

In a previous article posted here, we delved into the lucrative world of international trade and talked about 8 highly profitable agricultural products to export from Nigeria to international buyers. But the global community doesn’t just buy only agricultural products to feed its population, they also buy solid minerals used in building industries, machines, and […]

How This Nigerian Event Manager Built A Business Worth Over $1 Million Dollars

The positive reinforcement theory, also known as the carrot and stick methodology, is a system for encouraging good behaviour and discouraging bad behaviour among a group of people, be it a business, community or the society at large. When people are recognized for doing good, they are encouraged to do more and at the same […]

How Commodity Brokers Can Secure Their Commissions In Any Import/Export Transaction

Commodity trading, or as popularly called, international trade, is a constantly ever-growing industry fueled by the trade of thousands of various types of commodities amongst nations and entrepreneurs located all over the world. But for most entrepreneurs to close a lot of these transactions, they work with a lot of commodity brokers to find them […]

How To Start A Lucrative Groundnut Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Groundnuts are the seeds of the crop, is nutritious for humans, and is an important source of edible oil. It is for this reason that groundnut farming in Nigeria, Africa, and many parts of the world is growing quickly because the global consumption rate of the crop is rising. The global groundnut production rate sits […]

How To Choose Great Co-Founders For Your Business

If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go with others. While many entrepreneurs largely startup alone, they get to a point where they don’t just need employees but need great co-founders or partners that would work together with them for the greater goal of the company, which […]

8 Highly Profitable Agricultural Products To Export From Nigeria To International Buyers

Pound for pound, the export business remains one of the most profitable businesses in the world when compared with many other businesses operating in several other industries. Because of its high prospect for growth and profitability, many entrepreneurs generate thousands, millions, and some billions of dollars yearly in revenue trading agricultural products, solid minerals, or […]

How This Nigerian Entrepreneur Built A Billion Dollar Business By The Age Of 30

We live in a part of the world where an individual without a formal education is regarded as an illiterate who has nothing to offer the corporate world. Even though there is sufficient proof in Nigeria that other forms of education can lead to success in life, most Nigerian parents insist that their wards must […]

How To Create 10 Million Jobs In The Nigerian Solid Minerals Industry

The unemployment rate in Nigeria has continued to experience a fast-rise in recent years, with youth unemployment accounting for over half of the unemployed citizens; meaning over 50 million Nigerians stand technically unemployed since the youth make up more than 50% of the country’s population. Africa as a whole is not left out of this […]

How To Make Your First $10,000 (₦3,600,000) Exporting Commodities To International Buyers Located Around The World

So the export business is one of the most lucrative businesses to venture into, with the profit margins on some select agricultural products and solid minerals being anywhere from 20% to sometimes over 100%. But figuring out how to start exporting from Nigeria, what commodities to focus on, how to find international buyers for your […]

How To Start A Lucrative Cashew Nuts Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Cashew nuts farming in Nigeria is a lucrative agro venture that offers so many opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to start a cashew nut farm in Nigeria for eventual resale of the harvested crops to local exporters to directly to the international market. Nigeria is currently the 6th highest producer of cashew nuts in Africa, trailing […]

How To Improve Employee Loyalty & Commitment To Your Business

Getting employees who will not only add value to your company but would also work with the organisation for the long-term can be difficult. This is a rising concern because many employees are constantly switching jobs fast in a bid to earn a higher salary from their next employer, and in the process, causing the […]

31+ Low-Risk Businesses You Can Start Next Week

You want to start a business, but want it to be low-risk, affordable, and to carry the possibility of you launching in a maximum of one week. While it’s difficult to get all this in one, it is not impossible. To give you a great shot of starting a low-cost business you can launch in […]

How This Former Nigeria Programmer Turned His Online Hotel Booking Idea Into A $10+ Million Dollar Venture

Opportunities are everywhere, but their benefits are rarely ever just handed to you. It takes time, hard work and effort to get your idea to the point where everyone takes you seriously, and this is something every entrepreneur knows. The road to discovery is a tough one, but the persistent emerge successfully. This is the […]

20+ High Paying Affiliate Programs That Will Make You Money

Internet marketing is one amazing way to make money online. This could be through selling physical and digital products, SEO consulting, social media management, advertisements and sponsored posts, and most especially, AFFILIATE MARKETING. Affiliate marketing in Nigeria and many other African countries is perceived as an online business model that hasn’t really taken off, and as […]

14 Things That Will Cause Any Import/Export Or International Trade Transaction To Fail

So you’ve spent days, weeks, and months trying to secure an international buyer to procure a commodity from you—whether an agricultural product or solid mineral—and because of this, you’re now reminiscing on the amount of money you’re going to make from the transaction and how proud you’d be of yourself that you can now legitimately […]

How To Start A Lucrative Shea Butter Production Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Every nation striving for economic growth and development must identify areas of its economic strength over its weaknesses, and seek to develop it by creating an enabling environment for further investment in those areas. Nigeria has a strong comparative advantage in the cultivation, processing, and export of Shea butter in Africa, as She remains the […]

21+ Hobbies That Will Make You Money From Home In Nigeria & Africa

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just stay at home all day (or for most of the day), but also make money while you’re at it? A lot of people are constantly looking for ways to make money from home from what they already love to do: Their hobbies! But few have a clue […]

How This Nigerian Entrepreneur Built Two Online Businesses Each Worth Over $100 Million Dollars Before The Age Of 30

Most successful entrepreneurs first start from spotting a need or problem in the market, building a product or service that can solve the problem, and then making the market understand why they chose to solve the problem and how their solution is best suited to improve the lives and businesses of the consumers. Their ability […]

I Had A Great Time Speaking To Startups At LeadSpace Ojodu On International Trade & Financial Markets Investing (Christmas Throwback)

So on Friday, December 20th, 2019, I was invited by the great folks at Leadspace Ojodu, one of the largest coworking hubs in Nigeria, to speak to the in-house startups on Local & International Trade (Commodity trading/Exportation), investments in financial markets, and a little in-between as a way for them to build a valuable new […]

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women’s Program Engagement Council (WPEC), a global initiative designed to help African women entrepreneurs expand into new markets and promote and facilitate international trade between Africa and the rest of the world. Read more… | Send […]

How To Start A Lucrative SoyBeans Farming Business In Nigeria: The Complete Guide

Nigeria is the largest producer of Soybeans in Africa, producing over 510,000 metric tonnes per annum, while the yearly global consumption rate of the crop sitting at around 70 million metric tonnes, with the USA, Brazil, Argentina and China accounting for almost 90% of the total world output. Over the past few years, soybean production […]

35+ Lucrative & Profitable Online Business Ideas In Nigeria Or Africa

Over the last 20 years, the business landscape has changed greatly in Nigeria and many parts of the world, and so, many new & exiting entrepreneurs are going online to start and run their businesses. With a wide growing list of online business ideas and opportunities in Nigeria, Africa, and many other places around the […]

How This Ex Nigerian Journalist Built A Rice Production Business Worth Over $1 Million Dollars

Every successful entrepreneur starts from spotting a need in the market, after which they go on to either search for or build a product or service that can solve that problem.  Their ability to find an innovative way to build a successful business that prioritizes the satisfaction of prospects over and over again consistently forms […]

How To Use Social Media As An Effective Customer Service Centre.

The importance of social media asides just chatting with friends & family, posting photos, uploading videos, status updates, and more, can never be overemphasized. Over the years, social media platforms have rightly been used by many organisations and individuals as a marketing tool, and as such, using it as a customer service centre can effectively […]

How To Start A Lucrative Sesame Seeds Farming Business In Nigeria Or Africa: The Complete Guide

Hundreds of entrepreneurs venture into the agricultural industry every month, with most focusing on the cultivation of the crops, others focus on the processing, and a very few focusing only on the international trade of the commodity. This mass agropreneurship movement grows the industry and contributes to the reduction of unemployment, while in the process […]

15+ Lucrative Business Ideas To Start In Nigeria Or Africa With Small Capital

Starting and running a successful business in Nigeria or Africa with little capital is difficult but not impossible. Thousands of people start multiple businesses every day, with less than 10% of them eventually becoming successful. Whereas millions more never start up anything because of either the perceived high startup costs or the prospective fear of […]