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Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

The COVID-19 pandemic doubtless came with loads of threats and challenges. Many startups and professionals have had to swim upstream by repositioning their brands and working at changing customer behaviour in order to stay afloat. And while some have so weathered the new season well and are thriving, most are still paddling hard, trying to navigate the murky waters. In response to this, Africa’s Leading … Continue reading Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

Innovation, a vital requirement for (aspiring) key players in the business world, has been defined in several quarters. For example, according to Concise Oxford Dictionary, Innovation is the introduction of something new, i.e. the act of changing something established by introducing new methods. Business DictionaryTM defines Innovation from a business standpoint as follows:  Innovation is the process by which an idea or invention is translated … Continue reading How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis

In Crisis Management, the ability to quickly adapt to change is key. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin When Life Wouldn’t Cooperate: You’ve worked hard, surfed the internet hard and prayed hard to get financing for your startup, and finally, you’ve … Continue reading ‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis

We Weren’t Made to Break – Striking Proper Work-Life Balance

Work is vital to human existence. However, working without striking proper life balance could be threatening to our well-being, career, relationships and even destiny. Hence, it is expedient to address the subject of attaining the required balance. Work-Life Balance is essential regardless of whether you are a business owner or an employee; and irrespective of your level on the career ladder or in the actualization … Continue reading We Weren’t Made to Break – Striking Proper Work-Life Balance

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Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

A few years ago, I decided to go on a ‘mystery visit’ to a certain Bank in Akure. Apparently, this bank had it’s assigned mystery shoppers: people pretending to be normal customers, but are spies sent by the Management. I was not one of them, but as a trainer to that organization, I was merely doing this to assess the quality of the service delivery … Continue reading Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs

While working on contract documents and agreements for clients at Hoopla Hive, I ensure we never omit the vital sections, no matter how simple the client wants it. I am meticulous by nature. I pay attention to details and would rather give too much than too little; but besides that, I have a basic understanding of how business operations work, having served in various capacities … Continue reading ‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs

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It’s NOT Holiday: We’re only Working from Home

Finally, almost everyone in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja will be required to work remotely (work from home precisely) for the next two weeks (hopefully), as mandated by Mr. President in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Holiday? Not quite! And that reminds me of what I said to my son when he had to start taking his second term assessment online last week … Continue reading It’s NOT Holiday: We’re only Working from Home

5 Top Ways Selling Your Fashion Products Online will Benefit Your Business

If you make or sell fashion or beauty products, or render related services, then gone are the days when your sales activities were restricted to your brick and mortal shops in your locality because that was the only option. Moreover these days, you do not have to drop your paid job when you’re not quite ready to run your business full time because your side … Continue reading 5 Top Ways Selling Your Fashion Products Online will Benefit Your Business

“Three Things That Excite Me”- Nonso Nwandu, Livnoire Klothing  Boss Chic

Originally posted on MakeADreamNG.com:
Beautiful, brilliant, energetic and passionate are words every encounter with vivacious Nonso Olive Nwandu brings to mind. “I have this flashy look naturally, so when I tell friends I have my share of troubles too, they hardly believe me.” Nonso once told me with that spirited smile that is now inseparable from her brand; or have I ever caught Nonso… Continue reading “Three Things That Excite Me”- Nonso Nwandu, Livnoire Klothing  Boss Chic