Investments: That flawed comparison of Jim Ovia and Shina Peters

Some advocates of entrepreneurship are guilty of writing nice sounding stuff that sound good but when critically evaluated, hold no water and fall flat. A recent comparison of investments by banker Jim Ovia and musician Shina Peters is one of such situations. During the week, I saw the story of investments by Sir Shina Peter and Dr. Jim Ovia on my news feed. The summary of the comparison was this: Sir Sina Peters built a…

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Y-BECA launches Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation

Y-BECA Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation South Africa has launched its Youth Entrepreneurship Programme at OPEN, a co-working space in Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, on Saturday 7 January 2017. The Y-BECA Youth Entrepreneurship is a free 12-week innovation and entrepreneurship programme and its beneficiaries are unemployed university graduates, university dropouts and high school dropouts, aged between 18 and 27 years. Among the speakers that graced the occasion were businessman Jabu Stone, founder and owner of Jabu Stone Hair…

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Better Advice: Aim to get it right each time

Everywhere you turn, young people are being told that in order to succeed they need to double their failure rate. In other words, fail often in order to increase your chances of success. I don’t understand this “double your failure rate” thing people are being told. For example, if our parents had given us this lame advice, we’d all have failed our exams twice or thrice or ten times in order to get into secondary…

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Online Accounting Software: Benefits for Small Businesses

Many small businesses are unable to afford a qualified accounting to issue quotes and invoices, as well as keep proper financial records. Online accounting software solutions help small businesses cut down costs. This also means makes admin and tax compliance easier and lets the business focus on their core activities. Nikki Summers, Director, Sage One in East and West Africa, says that 37 million micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) need to keep accurate records…

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Multiple skills will make you more valuable on the job

There is no way around this: multiple skills will make you more valuable on the job. There was a time when being knowledgeable and/or skilled in one thing would make you a star. Those days are fast becoming a thing of the past. Specialisation won’t disappear entirely, but you will require more than one skill to excel in your field. Have a look at the following video showing how a captivating movie scene was captured:…

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The true story of SLOT founder and TECNO

Nnamdi Ezeigbo is a phenomenal gentleman and astute businessman. You may not be familiar with the name, but once I tell you that he is the founder of SLOT Systems, instant recognition happens. In recent times, there has been a story going round in the digital media space claiming that the SLOT founder is also the owner of the TECNO and Infinix mobile brands that Nigerians have come to love. Does The SLOT Founder Own…

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