Brush up your negotiation skills | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fuel is to cars as negotiations skills are to successful enterprises. To succeed in any business endeavor, the foreman and anyone managing the business must have strong negotiation skills. In several cases, businesses thrive not because the managers have found a lot of money but because they have learnt how …

Startups should start with the books | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

An important step in the right direction for any startup company is to get started with book keeping. Now that scares a lot of people as soon as they hear it. There are people out there who do not like figures. Once they see figures, they become confused or even …

What will keep the business going? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The entrepreneurial prostitution witnessed amongst young people in this present day is alarming. There are several entrepreneurs all over the place who are barely 40 years old and have delved into businesses too numerous to count. It will be safe to conclude that they seem to have decided to do …

What will keep the business going? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The entrepreneurial prostitution witnessed amongst young people in this present day is alarming. There are several entrepreneurs all over the place who are barely 40 years old and have delved into businesses too numerous to count. It will be safe to conclude that they seem to have decided to do …

Social capital: the equally important capital | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

While people are looking at money as the most important capital for a business, it has dawned on many and others are realizing that there is more to any business than the money required to get started. Many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t realize that they can even start a business when …

Social capital: the equally important capital | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

While people are looking at money as the most important capital for a business, it has dawned on many and others are realizing that there is more to any business than the money required to get started. Many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t realize that they can even start a business when …

Separate the founder from the business | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The sacrifices of any entrepreneur are too numerous to mention. That, understandably, explains the attachment to the business, so much so that observers can’t see the difference between the business and the owner. In Nigeria, this is why so many businesses are referred to as ‘one man business.’ The extreme …

Separate the founder from the business | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The sacrifices of any entrepreneur are too numerous to mention. That, understandably, explains the attachment to the business, so much so that observers can’t see the difference between the business and the owner. In Nigeria, this is why so many businesses are referred to as ‘one man business.’ The extreme …

Put it in black and white | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

​A grave mistake that many startups and young entrepreneurs make repeatedly is to get into business deals with other people without a contract. Some business owners simply think they can trust the people they are about to do business with. Others think they are enjoying a favour from that person, …

Keep business expectations realistic | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Entrepreneurship is not magic, which is why it does not meet the expectations of some people. There are those who get into businesses with the expectation that they can start making money instantly. People want to start a business in the morning and have good returns in the evening. That, …

Keep business expectations realistic | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Entrepreneurship is not magic, which is why it does not meet the expectations of some people. There are those who get into businesses with the expectation that they can start making money instantly. People want to start a business in the morning and have good returns in the evening. That, …

Don’t eat your seed | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Starting a business comes with some sacrifices and excitement at the same time. Every business will demand some form of sacrifice from the owner. This sacrifice may begin with the sleepless nights or the several phone calls to people who might be interested in the new venture. Some email campaigns …

Don’t eat your seed | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Starting a business comes with some sacrifices and excitement at the same time. Every business will demand some form of sacrifice from the owner. This sacrifice may begin with the sleepless nights or the several phone calls to people who might be interested in the new venture. Some email campaigns …