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Sadly, too many Nigerian businesses are failing within their first three years of operation. Fortunately, yours doesn’t have to be one of them. The Scratchboard invites budding and aspiring entrepreneurs residing in Abuja to its upcoming two-day training session tagged The Art of the Start this November. The programme aims to teach participants the foundational and strategic principles of starting enterprises that stand the test of time and dominate globally. Training facilitators will include behavioral change expert, Sam Obafemi, enterprise educator and strategist, Ihotu Amuta and branding expert, Femi Oni. This will be the second edition of The Scratchboard which was first held on the 27th of June, 2015 in Lagos. Attendees were fully equipped with critical knowledge of cultural entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, enterprise education and simple means of maximising chances, networking and negotiation in business settings. The second edition’s programme will consist of: Day 1: Full-day training on 8 business modules with two enterprise development experts Day 2: Half-day facilitation session with lawyers, accountants and successful entrepreneurs.   Details Date: 24th and 25th November, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m. Fee: N20,000   For more information and registration, send an SMS to 08036009082 or visit The Scratchboard’s official website. You can also view updates on Twitter with the hashtag #TheScratchboardAbj  

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This article was first published on 10th November 2015


Ify Halim is a Writer and media enthusiast based in Lagos. She enjoys writing self-help/inspirational articles with published work in UYD Magazine, Edufrica, Our Stories Inc. and The Keele Concourse. She currently works at, Nigeria’s Information Portal. Follow her on Twitter @MissHalim or visit her online space at

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  • Thank You so much for choosing to put together such an event. I’ll like to know what makes this event worth the money instead of just getting a book by guy kawasaki with the same title for much less.

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