Sometime last month, an influential entrepreneur reached out to me on social media. She was shopping for a service that I provide. I responded to her post and after exchanging a few messages with her, she asked for my profile. And that was when I froze! My profile? I started trying to think of what folder on my laptop it could be in and what exactly would be inside. My excitement had quickly turned to trepidation.Read More
2015 has come and gone and if I might say, the year has been nothing short of eventful. From the impact of the elections on contract award and contract approvals, to the drop in oil prices and the soaring exchange rate (as I write this, the dollar is exchanging for about N260 from under N200 at the beginning of the year)…businesses have certainly had better days.
Whenever the word ‘entrepreneur’ is mentioned, the picture that comes to mind is that of a person with genius IQ, high technical skills and super powers to see what others can’t see. On some level this might be true especially as when it comes to risk taking. However, entrepreneurship is not about special skills or talents. It is about solving problems. If you are able to identify a problem and find a profitable solution that will benefit you and others, you are on to something.