How to Find Your Purpose for Blogging

I started this blog naijapreneur on my 26th birthday in July 2010. It was my birthday gift to the world, a principle I learnt from Seth Godin. In those early days, I went about the blogosphere leaving comments on a couple of blogs here and there. Before long, the favours started to return themselves back on my blog. I gained comments after another from fellow bloggers whose blog I had visited. That was my first experience with trading comments. photo credit: Christian Schnettelker From trading comments, I began to notice certain bloggers whose personality I liked and wanted to be friends with and hopefully, eventually collaborate with.…

Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

The path that takes you from the first sparks of start-up inspiration to business success isn’t guaranteed to be a straightforward one. Setting up a new business can be hectic, and it can often be all too easy to look over or neglect important areas. To help you plan and avoid obvious mishaps, we’ve put together a list of some of the top mistakes new businesses make. Not identifying your potential target markets Whatever your business idea, considering whether the product or service you’ll be offering has a viable existing market is absolutely essential.…

5 Small Tweaks for Streamlining Your Small Business

An entrepreneur running a small business has a long list of duties — and many times, there is no personnel to help. Luckily, there are many resources available to a small business operator to streamline their work. Here are some tools to use for a more efficient workload. Consider Virtual Assistants Small businesses may not have the money for a full-time assistant. However, there are many virtual assistants online who can be hired for a few hours a month or a week to handle small tasks.…

10 Signs You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant

Most entrepreneurs face the dilemma of whether to hire a VA or not at some point in their career. While it might seem like hiring a virtual employee might bring more aggravation into your life than it will take away, this is rarely the case. The plain and simple fact is that the services offered by virtual assistants cost a lot less money to a growing or well-established business than a physical employee does, even if you have to cycle through a few to find the right fit for your company.…

How to Turn your Personal Training Hobby Into a Career

We need to understand the fact that personal trainers can either make a lot of money or not that much money at all. Realizing what you have to do in order to make more cash is not at all difficult. The only thing that counts is being completely aware of what opportunities are available near you and realizing the fact that the best personal trainers out there are those who have the most experience and education. Turning the personal training hobby into a career is all about investing money and starting to promote your services properly.…

Using The Right Storage System During Business Growth

Any business that is growing brings in new needs that have to be accommodated. One of the biggest challenges of growing a company is to deal with the storage needs that are necessary. As you are scaling out, operations will require better and bigger systems to be used since storage becomes more complicated. Space has to be maximized. In the event that you do not want to spoil or damage goods by putting them in an inappropriate place, you will want to utilize a correct storage system as the company grows.…

The Countdown is On for Small Businesses to Save

While most of the population will view the New Year as a fresh start, for many businesses the pressure is on to save as much money as possible before the end of the 2014/15 financial year. In general, the future’s looking bright for SMEs. There is a growing confidence in the economy as the demand for independent businesses increases. Government initiatives such as Small Business Saturday are backed to encourage consumers to shop locally, and have achieved lucrative results with hundreds of customers supporting SMEs all over the country.…

3 Killer Tips to Start Your Own Online Ticketing Business

Are you planning to start your own online ticketing business? For this you need to look out for a bigger event like a Jay Chou tour event where people would like to buy tour tickets. Starting an online concert ticket business sounds like a great plan, but you certainly need better ideas to get started with. One of the reasons why many entrepreneurs today focus on online ticketing is because there are many buyers for it. Millions across the globe today prefer to buy and book their event tickets, sports tickets and even theatre tickets online as they don’t have to stand in long queues for it.…

Ergonomics for a Healthy Office

Offices aren’t the healthiest environments. There’s the HVAC that circulate any viruses, molds or bacteria in the air – so that the cold someone brings in on Monday makes its rounds to everyone in the office by Wednesday; there’s the overhead lighting that manages to be both harsh and inadequate at the same time; and there are the desks, chairs and workstations that seem to encourage bad posture. Of all the hazards the typical office worker faces, the desk and chair situation could actually be the worst.…

5 Business Security Tips for Start Ups

When starting a new business there are so many things to think of that it’s easy to let security slip your mind or become an after-thought. The truth is that even start-ups are vulnerable to hackers so it’s incredibly important to make security a priority no matter what type of business you run. Security threats can come from anywhere and if you don’t input robust measures there will always be a risk present. Below are 5 business security tips that every start up should implement.…