The Secret Ingredient of Enduring Great Blogs

It is every blogger’s dream to build enduring great blogs like Copyblogger, Problogger, Mashable, Techcrunch, Huffington Post, SmallBizTrends and many others. These sites stand out tall as the kings of whatever niche they occupy. They attract attention, they command authority and they epitomize greatness. Little wonder they are the dream of every blogger. But what makes enduring great blogs great? It was the great management thinker Jim Colins who first asked a similar business question to this; “what makes enduring great companies great?”…

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. 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.…

Trade Show as a Learning Opportunity for Business Owners

These days, it seems that everyone is talking about digital marketing, and its innumerable advantages that are causing traditional marketing techniques to almost die out. And since trade shows are one of the oldest promotional techniques, you might think that they will be the first to go. While some people would want you to think that, trade shows are actually still very successful at what they were made for. They still attract growing numbers of attendees and they are still an exquisite way to promote a brand.…

Avoid These Common WordPress Mistakes

Making a mistake the first time is okay. Not learning from that mistake isn’t okay, though. Here are some common WordPress mistakes that other people have made so you don’t have to. If you’re currently making these mistakes, now’s your chance to fix them! 1. Using the wrong WordPress platform You can opt for either WordPress.com or WordPress.org. The former is best for beginners who don’t want to bother coding and who aren’t too worried about monetizing their blog quite yet.…

Can Business Consultants Drive Necessary Change in your Company?

Every business, regardless of size, eventually reaches the point where the owner recognizes the fact that expert advice is needed. This is especially true of businesses that are potentially failing and are in need of a kick-start to get them back on track. A cost-effective way of doing this is to call on the services of a business/management consultant to leverage the more specialized knowledge needed to achieve business goals in the shorter and longer term. A management consultant’s role Essentially, a management/business consultant is an outside expert who is brought in to help address internal business issues.…

The 10-minute Routine to Become More Productive Forever

Isn’t it frustrating to wake up on a day, feeling stressed and so not ready to face the world? Now, what if I tell you that you can create a habit to start your day right, each day, forever? All you need is 10 minutes per day. Get Ready to be Primed Primed? Yup. Primed. This term is coined by the Great Tony Robbins: “If you want to have a prime life, you need to be in a prime state”. In a nutshell, priming is a ritual to get you in a positive state.…

6 Steps to a Safer Workplace

Thousands of workplace accidents occur every day around the world. Sadly, many of these accidents could be avoided if proper safety procedures had been in place. Having proper safety procedures in place help keep your insurance and worker’s compensation costs down, and many risk management companies require certain safety procedures. Let’s look at the six steps to a safer workplace. 1. Post and Enforce Safety Rules Every company needs to have defined safety rules that follow the industry and type of work that will be performed.…

Four Common Storage Mistakes in Business

You could be forgiven for thinking that storage is storage and there’s no more to it. For business owners, this is far from the truth. Storage must be specific and fit for purpose, otherwise it can create unseen dangers and unnecessary expenses. Here are four common business storage mistakes: Mistake 1 — Total Reliance on Cloud Storage Cloud storage for business is a godsend, letting you put everything in one place, making your docs and databases available to all your staff, plus automatic syncing that keeps you up to date without effort.…

What is The Toughest Business Decision You’ve Ever Made?

Decision, decision, decision. As you have already known, as the company owner and CEO, the make or break of your company is determined by your decisions. You see, business decisions are like dominoes. What you’ve decided today will impact tomorrow, next week, next month and even years to come – the domino effect. The problem is, not all of your decisions are the right ones. Chances are, you will make bad decisions, and that’s okay. But what if you don’t like the impact of the decisions you’ve made?…