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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

Why Product Packaging is More Important than Styling in Photoshoots

Tuesdays are for #tips. Today’s tip was inspired by Simbi Props (Instagram handle @simbi_props), and if you make or sell products, this is for you. Please read our Instagram caption below: Tuesdays are for #tips. Today’s tip was inspired by @simbi_props, and if you’re into #products, this is for you. Please swipe 👉 and read the caption 👇 from Simbi Props. Reposted from @simbi_props – … Continue reading Why Product Packaging is More Important than Styling in Photoshoots

Business Lessons: Hit the Iron while it’s still RED HOT…

We start our week with our Business Lessons series, and our first ‘lesson learnt’ , also one of the greatest is: Hit The Iron While It Is Still RED HOT, in other words Follow up on your business leads promptly and relentlessly. Follow up on your leads, ideas, opportunities etc. promptly and accurately for greater results in your next project. In our Year-end Review series, … Continue reading Business Lessons: Hit the Iron while it’s still RED HOT…

How a Year-end Performance Review Benefits Your Business

The festive season kicks off in a few days. Therefore, at just about 40 days to year end, there’s no better time to review the performance of your business (or career) for the year than now. “So, what exactly should I review?” someone may ask. Here are few suggestions: What gets measured gets improved – Peter Drucker 1. Retake a SWOT analysis of your business … Continue reading How a Year-end Performance Review Benefits Your Business

Business Tips : When Email Subscriptions become a Headache

Ignorance is not bliss in business these days, especially with millions of free online resources, trainings, webinars, etc. up for grabs, particularly as opt-ins in exchange for your email. And considering that those who need these resources most would rather have a foretaste of anything worth their every cent, and not blindly pay for every nice-to-have in a world where good resources don’t come cheap, … Continue reading Business Tips : When Email Subscriptions become a Headache

Customer Service, Why is it so Important?

At one time or the other in your lifetime, you have come in contact with ‘Customer Service’. Do you think it influenced your buying decision or loyalty to that brand? *Insert answer in comment section* No matter the size of your business or magnitude of product excellence, good customer service should be at the heart of your business. Customer service could be the deal breaker … Continue reading Customer Service, Why is it so Important?

Your Ideas are Useless Until…

“Oh no! He is going to steal my idea! I can’t share it with him.” It’s funny how you hear stories of how other investors or people made billions from these ideas while the idea generator lived in obscurity, but with no obvious example. I hear this all the time when I speak to young entrepreneurs and businessmen alike. It’s a misconception, a myth. No … Continue reading Your Ideas are Useless Until…

On The Grind Tip: One Proven Way to Guarantee E-mail Opt-Ins and Subscriptions don’t Become a Headache…

Ignorance is not bliss in business these days, especially with millions of free online resources, trainings, webinars, etc. up for grabs, particularly as opt-ins in exchange for your email. And considering that those who need these resources most would rather have a foretaste of anything worth their every cent, and not blindly pay for every nice-to-have in a world where good resources don’t come cheap, … Continue reading On The Grind Tip: One Proven Way to Guarantee E-mail Opt-Ins and Subscriptions don’t Become a Headache…