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BUSINESS TECH

How to Manage Your Finances as an Early-Stage Tech Startup

21st October 2023

  Startups on this side of the world fail at an alarming rate. A 2019 World Economic Forum report suggests that only 8% of African startups survive up until Series B fundraising. This isn’t really surprising; many tech-dependent ventures struggle to raise the sort of funds they need to build for the future. Read more … Continue reading How to Manage Your Finances as an Early-Stage Tech Startup

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Opportunities

The Ingressive for Good (I4G) FCMB HACKfest 2023

Ingressive for Good (I4G), in partnership with FCMB, is organizing the I4G Hackathon, a multi-day event for techies across Africa. This program is designed to showcase the best and brightest of tech talent on the continent, and observe them create solutions that address real life business problems. Read more about Opportunities Over the course of … Continue reading The Ingressive for Good (I4G) FCMB HACKfest 2023

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BUSINESS

How To Attract and Retain Customers in the Face of a Devaluation

  For small business owners, currency devaluation can be a daunting challenge. It impacts the purchasing power of customers and can make it more difficult to both attract new customers and retain existing ones. However, by employing the right strategies, small business owners can not only survive but thrive in the face of currency devaluation. … Continue reading How To Attract and Retain Customers in the Face of a Devaluation

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BUSINESS

5 Strategies for Startups to Maintain Value Amidst Currency Devaluation

  In the ever-evolving landscape of the global economy, currency devaluation is a challenge that startups must navigate. Currency devaluation can have far-reaching effects on a startup’s operations, financial stability, and competitiveness. However, with the right strategies in place, startups can remain valuable and resilient in the face of these economic shifts. In this article, … Continue reading 5 Strategies for Startups to Maintain Value Amidst Currency Devaluation

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BUSINESS

5 Steps to Create an Outstanding Marketing Plan

  A well-thought-out marketing plan is the backbone of any successful business. It provides a roadmap for achieving your marketing goals and objectives while aligning your efforts with the overall business strategy. Whether you’re launching a startup or looking to revamp your current marketing approach, here are five essential steps to creating an outstanding marketing … Continue reading 5 Steps to Create an Outstanding Marketing Plan

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Opportunities

The YouthADAPT Challenge for Young Female Entrepreneurs

  The African Development Bank and the Global Center on Adaptation are jointly organizing the Youth Adaptations Solutions (YouthADAPT) challenge. This initiative is part of a broader Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), which is built to mobilize $25 billion for climate change adaptation projects across the continent. Read more about Opportunities The present cohort of … Continue reading The YouthADAPT Challenge for Young Female Entrepreneurs

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BUSINESS

How to Sustain Your Business Growth

  It is one thing to get your business off to a flying start, but quite another to sustain your business growth over time. Unfortunately, many SMEs and startups fail to achieve the latter. After an initial period in which they show some promise, they eventually flounder and stagnate. This isn’t what you want for … Continue reading How to Sustain Your Business Growth

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Opportunities

Latest Job Vacancies in Nigeria, Third Week of October 2023

  These are some of the latest job vacancies in Nigeria for the third week of October 2023. Employee Relations Officer, PalmPay PalmPay wants to hire an Employee Relations Officer. This person will work to promote and reinforce company culture, manage employee engagement, coordinate events, and manage the HR’s social media platform. He or she … Continue reading Latest Job Vacancies in Nigeria, Third Week of October 2023

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BUSINESS TECH

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Your Content Marketing

20th October 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way businesses create, distribute, and analyze content. From automating mundane tasks to providing valuable insights, AI is becoming an indispensable tool for content marketers. Read more about Tech If your business relies on content marketing to nurture existing customers and bring in new ones, you may want to leverage … Continue reading 6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Your Content Marketing

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Entertainment

Netflix History: The Black Book Secures Top Three Spot

  In a remarkable achievement that has captured global attention, Anakle Films proudly presents ‘The Black Book,’ a groundbreaking cinematic experience that has forever altered the landscape of African cinema. This fictional narrative explores the complex history of a West African country, delving into military dictatorship, drug trafficking, and politics, all through the lens of … Continue reading Netflix History: The Black Book Secures Top Three Spot

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Politics

Remembering the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: 3 Years On

  On October 20, 2020, Nigerian security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria. The shooting, which occurred during the #EndSARS protests against police brutality, killed at least 12 people and injured many more. Read more about Politics Three years after the Lekki Toll Gate massacre, it is … Continue reading Remembering the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: 3 Years On

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FinTech TECH

Top 5 Content Types Every FinTech Should Push Out

  The financial technology (FinTech) industry is rapidly evolving, with innovations and disruptions becoming the norm. In this dynamic landscape, one of the most powerful tools to engage and educate your audience is content. Effective content marketing can help your FinTech company establish authority, build trust, and attract customers. Here, we’ll explore the top five … Continue reading Top 5 Content Types Every FinTech Should Push Out

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BUSINESS

7 Ways Startup Founders Can Keep Up with Adequate Funding

  Securing adequate funding is one of the most critical challenges that startup founders face. It’s a well-known fact that without a sufficient financial cushion, even the most promising startups can struggle or fail. So, what can founders do to keep their funding in good shape and ensure their startups thrive? In this article, we’ll … Continue reading 7 Ways Startup Founders Can Keep Up with Adequate Funding

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BUSINESS

5 Ways SMEs Can Prepare for Black Friday

  Black Friday has emerged as a significant retail event worldwide, presenting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with both tremendous opportunities and challenges. This article highlights key strategies for SMEs to effectively prepare for and capitalize on Black Friday. Read more about Business Strategic Inventory Management In the frenzy of Black Friday online shopping, small … Continue reading 5 Ways SMEs Can Prepare for Black Friday

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BUSINESS

5 Black Friday Content Businesses Should Consider Pushing Out

  Black Friday is a pivotal event for businesses, offering a unique opportunity to maximize sales and engage with customers. To capitalize on this retail frenzy, companies must strategically curate and disseminate content that resonates with their target audience. This abstract explores five types of content that businesses should consider pushing out to make the … Continue reading 5 Black Friday Content Businesses Should Consider Pushing Out

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BUSINESS

5 Things Founders Must Put in Place to Avoid a Startup Shutdown

  Starting a new business is an exhilarating journey, filled with opportunities and threats. However, statistics reveal that many founders face the risk of a startup shutdown within their first few years of operation. The road to success is paved with obstacles, but founders can take proactive steps to ensure their startups, not only survive … Continue reading 5 Things Founders Must Put in Place to Avoid a Startup Shutdown

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BUSINESS

5 Strategic Ways Founders Can Reward Themselves

  Founding and leading a startup is an endeavour that demands dedication, perseverance, and a lot of hard work. One significant challenge for founders is how to compensate themselves fairly without compromising the financial health and potential of their startups. Regrettably, there have been instances, particularly in the African startup ecosystem, where founders paid themselves … Continue reading 5 Strategic Ways Founders Can Reward Themselves

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Opportunities

The FGN-ALAT Digital Skillnovation Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

19th October 2023

Wema Bank, in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria (the Office of the Vice President), is organizing the FGN-ALAT Digital Skillnovation Program. According to Wema Bank—the parent company of ALAT, a leading digital bank –, this initiative is designed to equip young Nigerians with the skills they need to thrive in the contemporary marketplace. … Continue reading The FGN-ALAT Digital Skillnovation Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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BUSINESS

Successful Business Growth Tips in Nigeria’s Commercial Environment

  Wondering how to catapult your business into a higher growth trajectory? While every entrepreneur dreams of swift business expansion, the Nigerian business ecosystem has unique challenges and nuances that may make pulling off this sort of success a bit tougher. Here, we’ll talk about some strategies you can adopt to ramp up your business … Continue reading Successful Business Growth Tips in Nigeria’s Commercial Environment

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Opportunities

Apply for the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Fellowship Program

  The Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy has introduced the 3 Million Technical Talent Fellowship Program for young Nigerians who want to build a career or business in the contemporary technology space. Through this initiative, the ministry seeks to create a pipeline of technical talent that will result in the creation of … Continue reading Apply for the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Fellowship Program

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BUSINESS

7 Business Ideas at the Intersection of FinTech and PropTech

  For a while now, financial technology (FinTech) has been the driver of much good going on in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. And in recent times, we’ve seen the rise of another segment—property technology (PropTech) – and it’s showing plenty of promise. So it’s only right to assume that there are potentially great business ideas nestled … Continue reading 7 Business Ideas at the Intersection of FinTech and PropTech

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BUSINESS

Dominating the Seas of E-commerce: Why SEO Reigns Supreme

  In the fiercely competitive landscape of digital marketing, where businesses grapple with relentless tides and formidable foes, SEO stands as the unsinkable Titanic, the single biggest source of traffic propelling a brand’s marketing strategy to new heights. Read more about Business The SEO Odyssey: A Quest for Visibility In an era where the digital … Continue reading Dominating the Seas of E-commerce: Why SEO Reigns Supreme

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BUSINESS

Top 5 Tricks for Successful Customer Acquisition

18th October 2023

  Customer acquisition is a cornerstone of business success. After all, acquiring new customers ensures the growth and sustainability of your business. While there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for customer acquisition, there are several tricks and best practices that can significantly boost your efforts. In this article, we will explore the top five tricks for … Continue reading Top 5 Tricks for Successful Customer Acquisition

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BUSINESS

20 Black Friday Sales Ideas for Nigerian Businesses

17th October 2023

Like anywhere in the world, Black Friday sales in Nigeria help many brands grow revenue and consumer engagement. I’m a living testimony of Nigerians who save all year round to go on shopping sprees during the Black Friday promo. This piece will open your eyes to humongous opportunities in leveraging Black Friday to drive awareness, … Continue reading 20 Black Friday Sales Ideas for Nigerian Businesses

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BUSINESS

5 Sustainable Growth Strategies for Startups

  In a world where the business landscape is constantly changing, startups often face immense pressure to grow rapidly. However, growth for its own sake can be detrimental if it’s not sustainable. Achieving sustainable growth is not only better for the environment and society, but it’s also essential for the long-term success of a startup. … Continue reading 5 Sustainable Growth Strategies for Startups

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BUSINESS Entertainment

Sony Plans $10 Million Investment in Africa’s Entertainment Industry

  Sony Group Corporation has launched the “Sony Innovation Fund: Africa,” a $10 million fund dedicated to investing in startups in Africa’s entertainment industry. This fund covers various segments, including gaming, music, movies, and content distribution. Sony has also announced a partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a leading global development institution with a … Continue reading Sony Plans $10 Million Investment in Africa’s Entertainment Industry

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BUSINESS Finance

Navigating the Funding Winter: A Guide for Nigerian Startups

  Startups often find themselves in a constant quest for capital to fuel their growth and innovation. However, there are periods when securing funding becomes more challenging, commonly referred to as a “funding winter.” During these periods, investors may become more cautious, and the availability of capital may diminish. Nigerian startups are no exception to … Continue reading Navigating the Funding Winter: A Guide for Nigerian Startups

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BUSINESS TECH

TruQ Emerges as Winner of TC Moonshot Battlefield, Secures ₦2.5 Million

TruQ, a Nigerian startup specializing in offering an operating system for third-party logistics, emerged as the winner in the TC Battlefield, a startup competition presented by TechCabal. This competition is dedicated to showcasing the innovative solutions of local startups to a global audience and a distinguished panel of judges, all to secure funding for their … Continue reading TruQ Emerges as Winner of TC Moonshot Battlefield, Secures ₦2.5 Million

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BUSINESS

7 Attributes of Innovative Startups

  Innovative startups are the lifeblood of the business world, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and driving economic growth. To thrive in today’s competitive landscape, they must possess a set of key attributes that set them apart. Here, we delve into seven of these attributes that define successful, innovative startups. Read more about … Continue reading 7 Attributes of Innovative Startups

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BUSINESS

5 Signs That You’re Ready to Pivot

  In the dynamic world of startups and entrepreneurship, adaptability is often the key to success. While having a well-defined business plan and sticking to your original vision is important, there are times when a change in direction becomes necessary. This is when a pivot comes into play. A pivot involves a shift in a … Continue reading 5 Signs That You’re Ready to Pivot

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