Category: Entrepreneurship

Oct 16

Business_Tip: Change Management

Running any business is a constant game of trial and error, and this is worse for SMEs and therefore they must be quick to adapt to change if they want to survive and thrive. This confirms the old adage that the only constant thing in the world is change. So, businesses must not protect the …

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Oct 12

6 Tips to building a successful business

As you planned to start your first business, you probably did a lot of research, sought help from advisors, useful mentors, and got information from books, Google and other readily available sources. You could have invested a lot-in terms of money, time and sweat equity-to get your business off the ground to the stage at …

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Oct 10

Managing the Increasing Business Risks in the Digital Age

In May of 2014, our company website was hacked and my colleague, Edmund our Engagement Director, shared key lessons from that experience that you can read here. This experience totally altered my thinking towards risk management in organisations today. Risk management in organisations requires forecasting and evaluation of potential risks and devising strategies to avoid …

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Sep 25

BUSINESS TIP – Market Intelligence

“Marketing is becoming a battle based more on information than sales power – Philips Kotler”. The rising competitiveness in the business environment today has forced several businesses to keep alert and see what’s constantly happening in their environment so as to keep ahead of their competitors. This is precisely what Market Intelligence is all about. …

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Aug 31

Handling unsatisfied customers: Turning a bad experience into a good one

A few weeks ago while visiting  friend’s store that does online delivery of clothes, a customer came in cursing and complaining about a dress she had recently purchased.  She was complaining about the different kind of dress she had ordered for and wanted to return. My friend, Cathy realized it was out of frustration so …

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Aug 07

Business Tip – Managing Growth

Every business desires to grow and achieve its goals. This growth may be in terms of sales growth, number of customers served or even quality of service among others. Like it is with any change, the changes that enterprises face as they grow are often times very challenging. It is therefore important for businesses to …

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Mar 16

6 ways to instill initiative in your team

Are you a manager grinding out results at your form of employment? Are you a Business Owner who works in your business as a Leader/ Director? When things stall, are you constantly wondering who you can assign the mantle too, or is there somebody who is always at your door with some keen initiatives? Taking …

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Mar 06

One Key Success in Business Lies in the Ability to Align Strategy to the Organization’s Capacity

One Key Success in Business Lies in the Ability to Align Strategy to the Organization’s Capacity Strategy is a word often used by business leaders. Whereas many of them have a fair understanding of what it is, a good number of them will also struggle to explain what exactly it is. Moving to business strategy, …

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Feb 27

Business Tip – Leverage on your strengths

No enterprise exists without challenges; industrial or those unique to the business. It is very tempting for organisations to focus more on bridging gaps and handling challenges when in fact they can instead focus on leveraging on their current strengths. Certain business strengths become unique competitive advantages for business to not only survive, but also …

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Nov 17

Leveraging technology to spur your b2b marketing model

Leveraging technology to spur your b2b marketing model After sharing the basics of what the B2B marketing model is all about, a number of our readers have been engaging us further on its application and how best it can work in today’s business environment. Though in different ways, there is one thing that dominated the …

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