Showing posts from July, 2018

Six Tips To Encourage Kids To Become The Entrepreneurs Of The Future

Walking into an airport, or a mall, or a restaurant, it isn’t odd to see young children playing with some sort of electronic devices, whether it’s an iPad or a cell phone, or watching something on a television screen. On the contrary, it’s often an even odder sight to see a child playing with toy cars, or brushing a doll’s hair, whilst waiting for their kids’ meal at a restaurant. Recent studies have shown that the amount of time young children spend on electronic devices has tripled in the last four years alone. Further studies have shown that young children eight years and younger, spend on average up to four to five hours per day on electronic devices. These numbers are set to increase as the years progress. As we move onto what is predicted to be a tech-dominated future, how do we prepare our children to acquire the key skills they need to be creative, imaginative, innovative, while staying unique to their individualism? Well, worry not. KidzUnplugged has got you covered. We have…


Undergraduates in tertiary institutions have been told that the most potent tool to fight poverty is entrepreneurship, creatively used in conjunction with substantial public and private sector investment in education, healthcare, skills development and significant investment in infrastructure development. 
This was the position of Goodie Ibru during his lecture on Wealth Creation: A Practical Experience, which he delivered at Caleb University, Imota, Lagos. Ibru who was the former President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, defined entrepreneurship as the capacity or ability to identify a need that needs to be met; and to meet that need by organising and effectively and efficiently combining factors of production to produce or provide the required good or service and receiving a reward or making gain at the end of the entire process.” Stating how entrepreneurship can promote institutions, as a businessman, he used himself as a case study. 

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IBM Bangis is back with yet another instalment of his spoken words videos. He went out the spotlight after releasing ‘Better Tomorrow’, a project which focused on giving hope to the hopeless. This new video is titled ‘LITTLE ONES’ and it stems around the poor upbringing of children mostly practised in this part of the world and how parent should try their possible best to see they keep up their appearances when it comes to the growth of their child.  This project is totally different from his previous ones because he diverted the core theme from his usual business motivation to the most common problem been faced in most families. He was quoted saying ‘I want to change the world in whatever little way I can and right now the only way I see fit is to address the issue of wrong upbringing of children around the world’. This project will blow your mind as he was reported to have taken his time and done a good research before penning his words down. Here is the lyrics and after which the vi…


Goal setting is probably one of the hardest things marketers have to do. You've got to choose a goal that's lofty, but not too lofty. And it's possible you have no idea what "lofty" is anyway -- for marketers implementing brand new activities, picking the right goals (and then tackling them) can feel like a guessing game. To help you eliminate the guesswork and set the right goals for your marketing team, HubSpot's put together a free goal-setting template. This marketing goal-setting template will help you set yearly, quarterly, monthly, and even daily goals that are realistic, measurable, and help you figure out how to actually hit those goals with ... you know ... a plan. Then learn how to use it effectively by following along in this post. We'll walk you through every part of the template and teach you how to use it to set yourself up for stellar marketing growth. First, a Brief Message on Setting SMART GoalsGoals are great -- they help us prove how effec…


The hopes of the several tens of thousands who graduate from our various educational institutions each year are dashed due to the limited employment opportunities in the public sector. In order to provide alternative opportunities for the graduates and others who are willing to venture into their own businesses, government continue to provide the requisite support and incentives needed to help them find their feet. One such opportunity is the Presidential Pitch Programme which on Monday supported 10 business start-ups owned by young entrepreneurs, under the age of 35, with a total amount of GH¢350,000 . In addition to the capital funding, the start-ups would be supported through business incubation hubs and mentorship programmes to enable them succeed. The 10 entrepreneurs came top after an initial screening of 2,000 applications during which they presented their business ideas, ranging from agro-processing and agribusiness, technology, greenhouse projects, housing and construction, …


The French government has signed a development finance agreement with Tony Elumelu Foundation, TEF, for development finance and entrepreneurship in Africa.
The agreement worth one billion Euros was executed yesterday in Lagos at the instance of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, who announced the deal yesterday during a talk show with nearly 2,000 TEF alumni during an exclusive interactive session. TEF set aside $100 million in 2015 for an entrepreneurship programme to train, mentor and fund 10,000 young entrepreneurs across Africa by 2024.
The session was hosted and moderated by the founder of TEF, Mr Tony Elumelu, principally to give the Foundation’s entrepreneurs a platform to closely engage Macron and learn from his experience as one of the youngest Heads of State in recent times while networking and forging partnerships with French and African business leaders and policymakers in attendance. Announcing the deal Macron had said the program was aimed at building on the current a…