Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Nigerian business culture and incentives: An inside perspective

A look at Nigerian business culture and the incentives that will give companies a much needed edge over their competitors.

Aggressive strategy required to reduce the unbanked in Nigeria – but possible

Nigerian banking continues to face significant headwinds – in relation to both revenue and costs.

The power of local celebrity endorsements in Africa

One way companies can create an affinity with African consumers is by working with a local celebrities to endorse their brand.

Start-up snapshot: Producing high-quality tomato paste in Nigeria

“Our mission is to provide locally-produced food products to Nigerian consumers in a way that is profitable and sustainable.”

Ten reasons why 2015 is a crucial year for Africa

The year ahead holds incredible opportunity – as well as considerable risk.

Six emerging real estate investment hotspots in Africa

According to property portal Lamudi, likely real estate opportunities in 2015 lie in emerging cities.

Nigeria beyond 2015: Insights on Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria could be argued to present the best opportunity for many investors looking at the African continent.

Surviving bankruptcy: An entrepreneur’s tips for dealing with business failure

“The way one gets out of a big hole in business, is very simple – stop digging,” says Maneesh Garg.

Forget doctors and lawyers, farming is where the money’s at, says Nigerian entrepreneur

“Nigeria is the current dumping ground for food produce from all over the world,” said Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru.

Taking the leap: Entrepreneur on why he left Poland to start a business in Nigeria

“At that time my knowledge about Nigeria was the so-called Google knowledge,” says Marek Zmyslowski.

The decline in oil prices: An opportunity

Diversifying exports has become a priority for development economists and policy makers of resource-rich countries around the world.

Start-up snapshot: Washist – Nigeria’s on-demand laundry service

“Hiring the wrong people would be one of the mistakes I have made. One major lesson learnt is to always be recruiting.”

20 thought-provoking quotes by African entrepreneurs in 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, How we made it in Africa highlights some words of wisdom from African entrepreneurs.

US private equity firm Carlyle bullish about Nigeria

Carlyle recently made a $147m investment in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank.

Breaking rules: Talking Nigerian showbiz with Nollywood pioneer

“We don’t want to win Oscars. Believe me; we are not interested in that stuff. We want an effective product that will make money.”