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Jack Ma: From failing to building $180bn company

December 5, 2016

A user on Quora, a knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights, posted this question: “What are some of the most inspiring failure stories?” And Daniel L Jacobs, CEO […]

Osun deputy gov charges CBN/EDC trainees

December 5, 2016 Tunde Ogunesan

THE Deputy Governor of Osun State, Grace TitiLaoye Tomori, has called on the 135 persons from the state who had undergone entrepreneurship development training through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Southwest being […]

Identifying entrepreneurship research priorities

November 14, 2016

“Entrepreneurship is a complex, inherently multidisciplinary field,” Peter Komives began his article, User-Based Methods for Identifying Entrepreneurship Research Priorities, written on gew.co. Komives is the Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). Continuing, he said: “As such, […]

Have you heard of YALI?

November 14, 2016 Ruth Olurounbi

YALI is Young African Leaders Initiative, online interactive for young people of Africa. But why is YALI important on the Entrepreneurship+ today? It’s because of its entrepreneurships resources. According to Macon Phillips, Coordinator, Bureau of […]

5 reason 80% of businesses fail

November 7, 2016 Eric T. Wagner

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80 per cent crash and burn. But why? What can we learn from the colossal amount […]

AfDB, TEF partner to empower 2,000 entrepreneurs

November 7, 2016

Leveraging on a soon to be signed partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Tony Elumelu Foundation will, through its Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), soon start to train 2,000 entrepreneurs in Africa. Chairman, […]

Answering the ‘why’ question

November 7, 2016

While on an assignment to Milan, Italy last year, at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, a friend and I chatted for a few minutes and she said, “Ruth, I want to start a business. I want […]

#TEFforum2016: The sight, the sound

October 31, 2016 Ruth Olurounbi

This year, more than 1,000 people gathered to celebrate selected 1,000 African entrepreneurs from the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, as well as to motivate, train and root for them. Among those who came to cheer […]

The build up to the forum

October 31, 2016

With 96 countries worldwide expressing interest in the $100 million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) and entrepreneurs from 53 countries in Africa submitting applications for a chance at the $5,000 individual grants it was time […]

How to make money from ecotourism

October 10, 2016

Ecotourism is rapidly becoming the largest sector of many country’s tourism industry, particularly as a means of stimulating economic development. DOYIN ADEOYE writes on the need for Nigeria in its bid to diversify the economy, […]

Recession and what it means to be an entrepreneur

October 10, 2016

The other day at the entrepreneurship class I take at a local church in Ibadan, a question: “what does recession mean to entrepreneurs in Nigeria?” was quickly followed with another: “how do small businesses survive […]

Focus: Business in Nigeria and Sustainability

September 26, 2016

Managing Director of Godrej Nigeria Mr Sanjiv Jetly is an experienced leader with a proven record in business development, operational management and implementing significant changes in diverse cultural environments. He is specialized in strategic business […]

Money and the Prosperous Soul by Stephen DeSilva

September 26, 2016

“I’ve watched people convert $1000 of knowledge into a fortune. I’ve also witnessed others take a million dollars of education and burn empires to the ground. Having taught marketing to hundreds of thousands, and personally […]

Business opportunities in poultry value chain

September 12, 2016 David

Eggs and meat production Some poultry farmers swear layers, reared for egg production are the most lucrative kind of poultry business to get involved in. According to them, the income from layers is two-folds – […]

5 ways entrepreneurs can survive recession

September 12, 2016

Nearly every business has felt an impact from the recession. There has been no escaping. The root causes were universal and had a domino effect. Some small-business owners believe they’ve seen the bottom and they […]

GEC 2017: The agenda

September 5, 2016 Ruth Olurounbi

The agenda for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) 2017 has been released. The four-day conference that gathers all elements of the global entrepreneurial ecosystem, will feature “ a mix of large-scale plenary sessions for thousands […]

Challenges before Nigerian entrepreneurs

September 5, 2016 Ruth Olurounbi

Nigerian entrepreneurs have lamented that the country’s system is stifling their survival. Challenges before the country’s entrepreneurs include lack of infrastructure which include power, roads, water, etc, multiple tax levies, lack of access to funding, […]

How to make millions from bell apple business

August 29, 2016

Gbenga Akinyemi got attracted to a little known business in Nigeria – growing and selling bell apples. Bell apples in themselves are little know fruits in Nigeria, in fact, according to him, they were first […]

Digital Disruption, theme for GEC 2017

August 22, 2016 Kizito Okechukwu

The world in which we live has become increasingly virtual as concepts such as “digital disruption” and technology disrupt the traditional ways of doing business and simplifying life. This is an increasing phenomena across various […]

Digitisation, Nigeria’s alternative to oil

August 22, 2016

In recent years, digitisation has emerged as a key economic driver that accelerates growth and facilitates job creation across the globe and experts in Nigeria are saying that given the country’s sluggish economy, digitisation can […]

5 reasons not to take your clients for granted

August 15, 2016

Business and romance both come with high and lows. And like most couples over time, commerce often shows a tendency to take certain things for granted. Odds are you’ve heard the expression, “The honeymoon is […]

10 steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur

August 8, 2016

Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work and persistence because, unfortunately, there is no business-startup fairy who magically bestows success on small businesses and their owners. Most successful entrepreneurs follow comparable patterns and share similar […]

Professionalism now infused to make-up industry

August 8, 2016

Damilola Sanmi-Ogundele is the founder of House of Silk, a beauty outfit, which specialises in makeup artistry, in Ibadan, Oyo State. Prior to founding her outfit, she bagged her first and second degrees from the […]

4 steps to making ideas actionable

August 1, 2016 Brenton Hayden

AS entrepreneurs, our minds are constantly filling with new ideas. Unfortunately for many of us, our concepts rarely make it to the execution stage. Instead, we subconsciously create excuses that stifle our progress and prevent […]

How to build better relationship with the media

July 25, 2016

Last week, we started by highlighting the benefits of having a relationship with the media. This week, we will conclude with 7 ways to build better relationship with the media.   Make yourself available Sometimes […]

How to build media relationships

July 18, 2016

In 2007, Bloomberg News posted an article by Aileen Pincus, titled How to Build Relationships with the Media. The article offered some tips on how business owners can become sources for stories that may help […]

3 tips on running a start-up

July 4, 2016

looking to start and run a business? Peter Economy suggests the following: Keep it moving Never expect things to stay the same or always be perfect. The worst thing you can do is sit around […]

Ownership investment explained

July 4, 2016

An investment is something that is purchased with the expectation it will produce income or a profit. There are three main types: ownership, lending, and cash equivalents. Ownership investments are the most volatile and profitable. […]

Andela boss, TEF CEO head for GES

June 20, 2016 Oluwatoba Olaitan

Iyin Aboyeji, co-founder Andela and Parminder Vir, CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation are among 22 Nigerians slated to participate at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) beginning tomorrow through Thursday, June 24. Aboyeji, along with Adeniji […]