Embrace technology and innovation for productivity | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Technology is changing the way business is done and the ways customers interact with businesses in the 21st century. It is therefore pertinent for entrepreneurs to embrace technology in order to give their businesses a fair advantage over others who choose to watch technology. There’s no greater leverage for businesses …

What will keep the business going? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The entrepreneurial prostitution witnessed amongst young people in this present day is alarming. There are several entrepreneurs all over the place who are barely 40 years old and have delved into businesses too numerous to count. It will be safe to conclude that they seem to have decided to do …

Social capital: the equally important capital | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

While people are looking at money as the most important capital for a business, it has dawned on many and others are realizing that there is more to any business than the money required to get started. Many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t realize that they can even start a business when …

Separate the founder from the business | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The sacrifices of any entrepreneur are too numerous to mention. That, understandably, explains the attachment to the business, so much so that observers can’t see the difference between the business and the owner. In Nigeria, this is why so many businesses are referred to as ‘one man business.’ The extreme …

Put it in black and white | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

​A grave mistake that many startups and young entrepreneurs make repeatedly is to get into business deals with other people without a contract. Some business owners simply think they can trust the people they are about to do business with. Others think they are enjoying a favour from that person, …

Keep business expectations realistic | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Entrepreneurship is not magic, which is why it does not meet the expectations of some people. There are those who get into businesses with the expectation that they can start making money instantly. People want to start a business in the morning and have good returns in the evening. That, …

Don’t eat your seed | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Starting a business comes with some sacrifices and excitement at the same time. Every business will demand some form of sacrifice from the owner. This sacrifice may begin with the sleepless nights or the several phone calls to people who might be interested in the new venture. Some email campaigns …

Add value to your education through skills | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The last few days for me have been very interesting because I have spent most of those days in the mechanic’s workshop. That’s not because it should be like that but because I have had a terrible experience with some automobile engineers and that has changed a few things. While …

Online search for business names: A long overdue leap from CAC.

For several years, aspiring entrepreneurs, religious bodies and founders of not for profit initiatives were subjected to untold hardships with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the arm of government saddled with the responsibility of registering businesses in Nigeria. There was no where you could check the availability of the business …

Financial Empowerment for an Evangelist | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

“And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. – Deuteronomy 8:18 God wants you financially empowered In a time like this, when …

Speak the dream, not the circumstances | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

When you look at the circumstances around you, it is so easy to say what the circumstance is saying rather than saying what the dream in your heart is saying. I want to strongly appeal to you, don’t ever think that the dream is a mirage and start confessing what …

Achieve results with little consistent steps | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Building anything will not happen instantly. What you also intend to build can appear to be a very daunting task. Sometimes you will be scared about the possibility of your own dreams but when you understand that no dream is too big to be built or achieved, you will eventually …

Look at the input of successful people, not just result | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

While I admit that the results of great or successful men can be a morale booster for the things we are doing, it sometimes can be misleading. There are too many people who are looking only at the results of successful people and they are not looking at their input. …

Get smarter with Social Media and the internet | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

While this is the age of social media, it is very important to not just get caught up in the social media fever. Everyone is going online and creating an account. They immediately send messages to all their friends, asking to connect with them. Once the connection has been established, …

Employability Skills | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Don’t get so engrossed in searching jobs and forget that you really need to build some employability skills just before you get to the doors of your desired employers. Many job seekers seem to forget that they are like service providers or product manufacturers. If a service provider does not …

Employability | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

There has been a longstanding discussion in several circles about the employability of graduates being produced in the higher institutions of today. To many employers of labour, a lot of graduates are not employable. On the other hand, the graduates are wondering what the employers are talking about. I don’t …

You are your own biggest limitation | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

As soon as we hear of limitations, we are thinking about several other things other than ourselves. The definition of limitations for many people can be summarised as an external force limiting us from achieving what needs to be achieved. While this summarised definition looks real and acceptable, it is …

Resources respond to your imagination | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I think it is very important for you to note that the only thing that can stop or limit you in life is your imagination. Many people think that they are limited because of the challenges that they face. They think they can’t do more than they are doing because …