Chioma Nnani: These are the Bare Necesities

12-21-2015 | 08:49:00
There's a line from a song that's been playing in my mind – bare necessities; these are the bare necessities – for days, now. I can't remember the actual song, or where I heard it; but a couple of situations have made the lyrics that I can actually remember rather apt.

[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Douglas, Founder, El Classico Foods, Nigeria

12-15-2015 | 09:56:00
Emmanuel Douglas is a Nigerian entrepreneur, a beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entreprenership Program through which he started his company, El Classico Foods. His interview with Africa Business Communities:

Africa Press List - the easy to go press release distribution service

12-14-2015 | 13:09:00
After several months of testing, Africa Business Communities offers with Africa Press List a platform for journalists and bloggers and an highly effective PR tool for companies

[Interview] Falk Benke, CEO Beam

12-09-2015 | 13:53:00
Falk Benke discusses with Africa Business Communities on how his company, Beam, has created opportunity for Ghanaians living abroad.

[Interview] Paul Midy, CEO, Jovago.com

12-07-2015 | 10:33:00
Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago.com, talks on how Jovago.com makes the process of finding and booking hotels in Africa easy and the need to boost the culture of travel within Africa.

Odimbite Odimbite: Praises and Raises – Corporate Language for Rewarding

12-07-2015 | 09:29:00
Adequate and proper reward systems fuel the appetite of employees to go for more. It drives employee engagement and productivity to very high levels. Performance itself must have a basis of measurement.

Chioma Nnani: Nigeria needs an Undercover Boss

12-07-2015 | 08:52:00
In a previous post, I talked about staffing issues faced by Nigerian business-owners. To be fair, I appreciate that staffing issues are a bit of a general problem, regardless of the country in which you are.

Maria Auma: Nailing the Elevator Pitch Pt.2

12-03-2015 | 10:10:00
I listen to a lot of pitches. This is part of my job description and I am able to tell someone who is passionate about something from someone who is just going in for a trial and error.

"Master the art of value beyond the pill to secure commercial success" - eyeforpharma

12-02-2015 | 12:54:00
In an industry where it’s increasingly difficult to gain entry in the first place – providing added value for your patients and core customers is essential to secure and maintain market share.

Korede Ologun: Why the MPC of Nigeria Decided to Lower Interest Rates

12-01-2015 | 10:20:00
“Now that policy rate is presumably below the neutral interest rate to buttress Nigeria’s stance on expanding the economy, there is no room for an insensible fiscal interaction”.

Stallone-Obaraemi Samuel: What lies Ahead for the Nigerian Graduate? (Pt 3)

12-01-2015 | 10:00:00
Some of you may decide to become entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs naturally dream big, but start small. Unfortunately for most youngsters, they want to start big, sometimes, ironically, even without dreaming.

[Interview] Paul Oghoghorie, CEO, Top Naija Music, Nigeria

11-30-2015 | 08:36:00
Paul Oghoghorie is founder and promoter of Nigerian music platform, TopNaijaMusic.com. He is also prominent in the Nigerian fashion industry as founder of Top Naija Models, a company that organizes frequent competitions for aspiring male and female models in Nigeria.

Maria Auma: Nailing the Elevator Pitch Pt.1

11-26-2015 | 11:00:00
Imagine you are in a shopping arcade; say one of the Nakumatt retail outlets and you are just about done with the cashier when you spot a former workmate with his family walking in your direction and towards the exit. You just set up your company a few months ago and are actively seeking out new clients.

Essential Medicines: Do your patients really have access to them?

11-24-2015 | 14:56:00
As you know with a rise in the government’s control over pricing in pharma and a lack of communication between stakeholders, patients don’t get the drugs they need.

Chioma Nnani: Business in Nigeria - Perception and Reality

11-24-2015 | 10:42:00
One of the amazing things about business ownership in Nigeria is the perception that folk have. OK, make that the perceptions. Plural. But for this blog post, we'll focus on one area.

Kayode Jesuseun: “I want to buy property in Nigeria. Now what?”

11-23-2015 | 11:33:00
One of the biggest factors in buying property at a great deal is to ask the right questions. Asking relevant questions from the agent or the property owner could save you millions of naira or make you avoid buying a property with litigations and/or committed property.

Harriman Oyofo: Your Business is Hemorrhaging Money

11-19-2015 | 11:09:00
Your Business is Hemorrhaging Money... And you don’t know why it’s happening. Well, not surprising. Plenty of businesses are in the same boat because they simply do not see the big picture.

[Interview] Carmie Olowoyo, General Manager, Symbol Base Metals, UK

11-17-2015 | 10:54:00
Carmie Olowoyo is general manager of Symbol Base Metals UK, and a panelist during a session on “Infrastructure and transport requirements for mining in Nigeria” at the upcoming iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum.

Motola Oyebanjo: The Road to Greatness – A Lebanese-Nigerian's Perspective

11-17-2015 | 10:09:00
I recently sat with some new Lebanese clients who wanted to run a major Advertising and PR campaign for a new product. It amused me to hear them say they were Nigerians.

Odimbite Odimbite: Organizational Character in the 21st Century

11-16-2015 | 11:41:00
Is it really expensive to have a quality product, service or process? Quality is often defined as fitness for use. The ability to have exactly what is needed at the right time, right place and at the right price.