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I must sincerely state that the task of asking someone you’ve not met before to be your mentor may not be easy, especially in a society like ours where trust and honesty have been replaced with the tendency to get rich quickly. However, some experienced and successful businessmen out there still accept to mentor the …

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In the previous article, I explained how the word “mentoring” came about as a character that played the role of an adviser in Homer’s epic poem. We also discussed a few of the benefits of having a committed mentor who can help you during starting and growing your business and making you become what you …

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Have you ever come across such maxims like a tree grows from a tiny seed, a tall building arises from a mound of earth, a journey of 1000 miles starts with a step, and so on? These sayings are as old as the earth itself, but their reality is unquestionable. They awake us to the …

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My friends and I, in a jovial mood at a gathering a couple of days ago, discussed the recent statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which reported that child mortality rate in developing countries like Nigeria was on the high side. The statistics were confirmed and supported by a doctor friend. I remarked that …

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In the last discourse, it was stressed that another avenue where businessmen can build a network of people is by attending conferences, seminars, trade shows, trade fairs, exhibitions and workshops that are relevant to their type of business or target market. Some of us attend functions without gaining anything. Some people even have the habit …

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The experience I have had in the last one decade as a consultant in business strategy, as well as a strategic planning executive in a corporation, continues to trigger my interest to explore companies with exceptionally good performance and brand-name. My curiosity has always been to know how these businesses are being managed from a …

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A group of young entrepreneurs invited me to speak at their business luncheon. I could recall that the session was very exciting and inspiring. For many of the young entrepreneurs, the discussion was an eye-opener as it provided them with another vehicle to make their dreams come true. Up till today, they have continued to …

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Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. Proverbs 22:29 (NIV) Have you ever thought of starting a business of your own, but you are confused about the right one to choose, or you are thinking of building up a business …

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The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives; (Psalm 37: 21 ESV) Raising money from banks to finance both startup and growing businesses is still the most common source of funding for any businessman today. Many of us believe that banks in Nigeria do not fund young enterprises, …

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Networking aims to build a network of people, customers, business associates and high net worth individuals who can help us facilitate the process of growing our business from time to time. Networking is a valuable marketing tool that can assist the process of building a network of friends, customers and business associates. Every successful entrepreneur …

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