WHAT IS OPAY UP TO?

From my assessment, OPAY is most likely one of the greatest disruptions that will happen in Nigerian ICT, e-commerce, e-services, and Banking industry. The company is driving this disruption through Business Model Innovation. Let's look at Oride, for example. 70% of people that use okada in Nigeria fall into the middle and the low class … Continue reading WHAT IS OPAY UP TO?

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The making of a Successful Entrepreneur – Part 7

Be Wise It is very easy to say, "Be wise." You probably might have heard that a couple of times, and maybe recently. The truth is, you need to be wise to be a successful entrepreneur. The Bible says, "Wisdom is the principal thing; in all your getting, get understanding." I will talk about wisdom … Continue reading The making of a Successful Entrepreneur – Part 7

THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 6

Patience - More than A Virtue For a successful entrepreneur, patience is not just a virtue; it is a lifeblood. You are going to need a whole lot of it. When I was an undergrad, my lecturer would tell us in class: "As a food scientist and technologist, you don't need to look for a … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 6

THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 4

Read the previous part here HOW TO BE SENSITIVE There are several ways to open your eyes to business opportunities around you. I will just mention two: First, listen to people's complaints. This is the best way to know what bothers people in society. Fortunately, we live in a country where people spend too much … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 4

THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 3

SENSITIVITY I am an agribusiness expert. I have an unquenchable passion for making food available and affordable to everyone. Through the years, I've had several people come to ask me for business ideas they can start in agriculture. The problem with the request is that most of the times, it is not the business idea … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 3

What Makes a Success Entrepreneur? – Part 3

Several things make you a successful entrepreneur. If you do a Google search on this, you will find thousands of blogs, articles and recommendations from different entrepreneurs across the globe. However, from our working definition of an entrepreneur in the last episode, I would love us to deduce four things an entrepreneur needs to become … Continue reading What Makes a Success Entrepreneur? – Part 3

THE MAKING OF AN ENTREPRENEUR – PART 2

Who Is An Entrepreneur? It's a good thing to start with a clarification of who an entrepreneur really is. The words entrepreneur and entrepreneurship are buzzwords currently. There are several definitions by different people. My goal in this series is not to bore you with some academic jargons, but to simply show you what I … Continue reading THE MAKING OF AN ENTREPRENEUR – PART 2

THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1

Made, Not Born Entrepreneurs are born, but successful ones are made. What do I mean? Every one born of a woman is a potential entrepreneur, but not everyone becomes a successful entrepreneur. Let me put it in another way: there isn't a thing as entrepreneurship gene. Even if there is at all, if anyone has … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1

MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course

7 Countries, 19 Students, 3 trainers, and 2 weeks course. Imagine you are in a class where you are the youngest and your course mates cut across seven different countries, backgrounds, origins and different levels of experiences, such as professors, doctors, and actors, who have been practicing even before you were born. This is the … Continue reading MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course

WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 2

I started this series with the first wrong reason , which is "Because I'm broke". You may want to look for it. Permit me to bring to you the second wrong reason to start a business WRONG REASON 2: BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO WORK FOR ANYBODY