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Empowering African Entrepreneurs – TEEP

TEEP – Making a remarkable difference in Africa. There was a palpable buzz of excitement and nervous anticipation as TEEP applicants from across the African continent awaited the release of the list of 1000 African entrepreneurs accepted into the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). First, I must disclose (and brag) that my brother was accepted this year and my sister is one of the distinguished alumni of this […]

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Nigerian Export Processing Zones – Free Trade Zones

Exploring Business in Nigeria’s Free Trade Zones The Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) is a Federal Government Agency supervised by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, established in 1992 after enacting the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Act 63, of 1992. The NEPZA promotes and facilitates local and international investments into these Free Trade Zones. Based on the transformative economic policies to encourage commercial activities, export-oriented manufacturing, attract Foreign Direct […]

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Social Selling and Social Media Tips

Social Selling – What does that mean? Social Selling integrates business with the internet and social media sites which have become conduits and arenas for building new relationships, business partners and give open access to mentorship and information.  Today, we are inundated with advertisement and all kinds of offers that invade our social space as companies and their sales representatives take full advantage of the new trend of “social selling.” […]

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Starting a Home-Based Business – Dad’s Parting Gift

Starting a Home-Based Business – The Catalyst! My entrepreneurial adventure all started when I realized that my pay check was not going to cover my Dad’s burial expenses. I was pitiful and wallowing in a deep sense of inadequacy. It was an event that no matter how long I had to prepare for it, my J.O.B couldn’t do anything for me. I had procrastinated for years, but with reality staring me […]

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Telemedicine in the Affordable Health Care Act Explained

Telemedicine is an important component of the robust and technology driven Affordable Health Care system (Obama care) and provides avenues for reducing costs in the new healthcare structure, because it offers options in how we access healthcare. The Affordable Care Act is the most comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s health care system in decades and it’s implementation and sign-ups will all be processed through marketplace exchanges. Wealth they say, is money […]

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Energy Deregulation Explained – The Power of Choice

ENERGY DEREGULATION EXPLAINED Are you using your 40-50% off discount on your gas and electricity bills? At a recent business opportunity conference at Hilton Anaheim CA, we discussed energy deregulation in most states including California’s natural gas market, which  was deregulated in 1991. Due to a lack of understanding or awareness, this huge advantage and wealth trend has not been fully explored by energy consumers. With energy deregulation every residential […]

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Home Business Ideas – Based on Skills and Interests

The Best Home Business Ideas are based on skills and interests that you personally have. Looking to start a home business or generate some extra cash with our smart money from home business ideas to supplement your income? Here are a few broad suggestions that need minimal capital investment and/or training, because they are based on your skills and interests: Home Business Ideas: #1 – Consulting for your former employer […]

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Financial Milestones For Your Child: Age-by-Age Guide

Financial Milestones: How Do We Teach Children About Money? Setting and marking financial milestones for your child is as important as the physical development milestones we track with the pediatrician or the growth marks on our kitchen post because early money skills such as savings, budgeting and planning for purchases promotes financial literacy and prepares them for life on their own. Here are some financial milestones for the different ages […]

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Recovery is Possible

Recovery is a definite possibility, a wide open road and things are going to be okay. Now how can I say that? Real tangible wealth and recovery is possible to achieve, through these actions that you can take today. Thanks to the rebound in energy, manufacturing, accessible healthcare, technology and the power of social media to create overnight millionaires in this era of knowledge explosion, families and businesses in America […]

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Customer Service Tips for a Home-Based Business

Customer Service Tips for a Home-Based Business Delivering excellent customer service and value will help exponentially grow your customer base.  As an independent marketer or representative in a home-based business, these customer service tips will keep happy customers on your balance sheet as invaluable goodwill assets. Who doesn’t want the word-of-mouth referrals that are much more effective than impersonal paid advertisements? As an individually responsible business owner,  learning and cultivating […]

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