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    Do you have a Vision Board?

    Where is your vision Board? I know we all have lofty dreams and great ideas that seem unsurmountable simply because we just think about them and leave them closed up in a journal or a diary. You are not alone I used to be like you until I discovered the vision board. Put that dream that vision on a board and run with it. A vision board simply means putting pictures of your vision on a board (cardboard or hard surface) where it is visible to you everyday. The pictures serve as a constant reminder of your future goal. It keeps you focused and organized about the goals you should…

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    Business Registration in Nigeria

    This article provides a brief overview of the features of different legal forms available for businesses in Nigeria; it as well details the practical requirement for incorporating or registering same under the law. 1.1. Artificial Legal Personality One of the foundations for business success is the separation of the business from the individual. The idea is to give the business a life if its own. The concept of “artificial legal personality” in law is a response to this. It refers to situations where the law clothes non-human entities (e.g. businesses) with qualities of a “person”. The reason is that these entities are composed of several persons (e.g. employees, management etc.)…

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    While Waiting for That Dream Job

    It can be very frustrating looking for a job and attending dozens of interviews without any call back. By the forth one, you would become rather pessimistic as you have gotten used to seeing the familiar rejection emails from would be employers saying, we are not looking for bla bla bla, at the moment, but you can keep an eye on our website in case of any new opportunities.” Some job rejection emails are so cold, they would make Antarctica feel like a stove. And then the lingering mood swings and depression that follows for a few days after this, just before your sympathetic friend informs you of a job…

  • Book Review

    7 Types of Readers

      Hello Everyone. There are two things that I am sure of: one, this topic is long overdue and two, I am pretty sure someone is just about to fall into one of these types of readers. Here are my list of 7 types or categories of readers. Enjoy! Shopper Reader. This sort of reader craves new books like food and the smell of new books excites him like any other addiction. He just derives pleasure in buying books to release the feel good hormones that make him feel as if he just accomplished something grand. Meanwhile, he makes sure he shows off his new aquisitions to his friends before taking…

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    3 Books That Changed the Way I Think

    Let’s start by saying that my greatest reading weakness is I don’t remember much of the message of a poorly written book. That been said, I must add that the common denominator of all the books on this list is that I will eternally remember their central message and how these books have influenced some big decisions I made. I can only claim that a few books have changed my thoughts 360% apart from the Bible, so I actually mean 3 books that literally changed the way I think.  I think I have read over one hundred motivational and business books, well, I am not that old, hint: i I am still a…

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    How Businesses Evolve

    There is a saying that goes that it is what you knew that brought you to this level, to get to the next level, you need a new set of knowledge. So do not rest on your oars because you may need to deliberately unlearn what you knew about business management and gain fresh knowledge on how to navigate your way to the next level. Here are the stages of business growth, many small businesses either die or get stuck at the first or second stage. Cash flow Creation Cash flow Sustenance Cash flow Growth Stage One: Cash Flow Generation In the first stage, you have this amazing idea of…