The 2014 edition of Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship Conference, WOWe, is taking place from the 26th – 27th of June 2014, at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
Women entrepreneurship in Nigeria is breaking new ground in business, government and society driving change across diverse spheres of influence through innovation, creativity and total determination. Yet challenges in an increasingly demanding and competitive economic environment remain…
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Generally highly intelligent, extremely enterprising, creative in solving unusual problems and resilient in the face of adversity, your average Nigerian (all things being equal) should be a business manager’s dream hire; unfortunately, in our experience, these natural attributes of the Nigerian people have seldom translated directly to the workplace. On average, 9 of 10 job seekers will not make the cut, while the 1 that does will, more often than not, require a considerable degree of refinement to fit into your ‘best practices’ institution; and hopefully after several iterations, you eventually find that one that fits.
There are three broad ways in which this phenomenon has manifested itself on our journey at CardinalStone; other prospective entrepreneurs may find these useful to note….
How do you profitably sell to a customer who earns less than $2 per day?
It is probably the most daunting business question in the world. As well as the most important, because that’s the earning power of nearly one third of humanity, the 2 billion people at the so-called “base of the pyramid.”
The last decade has been a tremendously exciting and dynamic time to be working in Africa. After decades of being considered a global business backwater, we have seen the conventional wisdom shift from “the hopeless continent” to “Africa rising”…
The single-largest investment and business opportunity in Africa will be its rising consumer market, KPMG has said. “Africa is fast becoming a consumer continent and very attractive to investors”
Productivity = Punctuality