You know how they say "customer is king"? Well, some like to take it way too far - especially when they've not even become customers, yet.
So, I think I previously mentioned that I'm working on this project where I have to do something about an autobiography of one of the most inspirational men that Nigeria has ever produced; he is truly one of Nigeria's best-kept secrets.
I remember being so mad that on a weekend, I tweeted a bank about the inept account manager they had lumbered me with. First thing on Monday morning, I got a call from my new account manager.
About a couple of weeks ago something went wrong at my online store. The result was that someone – a customer – was supposed to have been directed to a specific page to access the product they were interested in
Someone who wants you to do well doesn't take their money elsewhere (after having used your services), if you are good at what you do. It takes a special level of evil-heartedness to do this to someone who is a friend or family.
Regardless of how much you tithe, if you're not plugging at least some of your profits back into your business, you will go broke. If you spend more than you earn, no prophecy will deliver you from poverty.
Happy New Year! For some, 2015 was a tough one, including for business. I'm not sure I know any business-owners who didn't experience some sort of challenge – from the sole trader to the SME.
There's a line from a song that's been playing in my mind – bare necessities; these are the bare necessities – for days, now. I can't remember the actual song, or where I heard it; but a couple of situations have made the lyrics that I can actually remember rather apt.
One of the amazing things about business ownership in Nigeria is the perception that folk have. OK, make that the perceptions. Plural. But for this blog post, we'll focus on one area.
There is already a dearth of employment for real graduates. Some of them would do anything, even for a stipend. But we have some people who should be fawning, marinating in their illusion that they are indispensable.