​To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV

​To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV It’s really a beautiful thing that God has brought us safely into a New Year despite all that happened in the past year. He brought us through the storms, recession in the country …

The one word solution to Nigeria’s myriad of problems | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

For years we have talked about the many challenges that we face as a country. Some argue that it is corruption. Others say it is the lack of infrastructure. There are those who say the population is the problem. A few others are on the side of ethnicity being the …

​​Buhawomenomics – 'Buha-wome-nomics' | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

A short drama on a woman’s change of attitude under the present economic realities written by Fola Daniel Adelesi. Scene 1 Before the recession, 50 naira charge on deposit and other CBN brouhaha… Woman walks into a store to pick a few items and the conversation goes like this: Woman: …

​Developing profitable business ideas for self reliance | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I have decided to make this just bullet points. This also because it’s my note for a recent speaking engagement on the topic. I am sure you will find this useful. I want to start by separating all the words that form the topic given to me. We look at …

How does the US election or any other event affect Africa, especially Nigeria? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Following the passion, analysis and keen interest of so many Nigerians on the just concluded US elections, some people have asked me an important question: ‘How does the US election affect us?’ Someone even asked this as a way to belittle my participation in a debate recently organised by EL …

​Encouraging young entrepreneurs: what the government can do differently | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I was recently invited to a meeting of Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs – West Africa (CAYE – WA) which held in Lagos, Nigeria. The meeting focused on the challenges of young entrepreneurs and seeks to identify what government can do to make it easier for young people to do …

Valuing teachers, improving their status | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Text delivered at the commemoration of World Teachers’ Day organized by Nigeria Union of Teachers, Kosofe Local Government Branch, Lagos State on 5th October 2016. I can’t be more privileged than I am right now. The set of people who gave me an invaluable asset in life have asked me …

Why you must know who you are Pt. 2 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

6. Our destinies, when launched, will launch other destinies – ‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Mt 5:16 NKJV. The preceeding verses of this scripture says that we are the salt of the earth and we …

Why you must know who you are Pt. 1 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

You should never come into this world without discovering who you were meant to be. You should always remember why you came and state clearly what you came to do. Until you achieve this seemingly simple but complicated question of why you are here, your stay here on earth can’t …

Greater things that will save you from shame | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now – John 2:10 KJV Almost immediately after Jesus had chosen his disciples, he was invited to …

Why goals fail 7 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Instant gratification The issue of priority just ties into instant gratification. There are too many dreams being killed by instant gratification. People embark on a project, make a little money and can’t think about putting the money back into the project. Someone takes a loan to start a business and …

Why goals fail 5 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Limited knowledge and training As you set some goals, you will see that you really need new trainings to achieve those goals. People set goals to start businesses but they have little knowledge about running any business. Please note that limited knowledge is the reason some businesses fail. That’s one …

Working from home or renting office spaces? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Having to work from home or deal with the skyrocketing rent of office spaces is one big issue for a lot of startups in Africa and around the world. A quick online search as at July 2016 reveals that some office spaces in Lagos, Nigeria are even more expensive than …

Understanding and using market segmentation for startup growth | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

One of the most effective tools for growing a new business is the market segmentation tool. It is very important for startup owners to understand, study and work consistently with market segmentation in the life span of their businesses. Without market segmentation, every effort to grow the business will be …

Professionals you must hang around | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

When you are in business, especially when you are just getting started, one of the ways to get things done is to have some professionals that you will always hang around. This is very important for the growth and survival of your business. While you may always hire professionals to …