Grow Your Business

Free Accounting Software – 20 Best for Your Business Records

Proper book keeping helps you to track the progress of your business, measure performance, and take informed decisions.  It is a fundamental tool of strategic planning and most importantly, it helps you meet the requirement of the law.  As a matter of fact any entrepreneur who wants to avoid business failure must keep proper accounting records. Fortunately there are free accounting software packages that help you keep proper records without much hassle. In the following paragraphs, I highlight  20 free accounting tools you can start using right away to manage your business finances.  Lack of financial statements will no longer…

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How to Access Intervention Funds to Grow Your Businss

Did you know that there are intervention funds set up by the government to help SME’s finance there businesses? Why am I discussing it in this post? Available data shows that 8 out of 10 new small businesses do not survive beyond the first 18 months after they started.  That is a staggering 80% mortality rate.  Many reasons have been adduced for this parlous state of affairs.  However, research shows that money is a major challenge.  Many entrepreneurs are confronted with finance problems early in the life of their businesses. But truly, getting money to finance your business need not be…

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6 Reasons Your Bank Would Not Give You That Business Loan

Have you ever tried to get a business loan from your bank?  What was your experience like?  Most small business owners I ask these questions give depressing answers: frustrating, nightmarish, not very palatable. Their frustration usually begins from the complex application process to the stringent conditions the banks would require them to meet.  Their conclusion always come to this: banks do not lend to small business owners. I will rather say that banks are reluctant to lend to small businesses. You will soon get to know why. The major business of a bank is to get money from people who…

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Business Ideas, Investing

10 Sure Ways to Get Rich in Real Estate With Small Money

Anybody can get rich in real estate.  Really? Yes. Like you, I had always thought that real estate business is an exclusive preserve of the ultra wealthy individuals until a casual experience changed my opinion. In 2013, I bought a small parcel of land measuring 30 x 120 sq. m., somewhere around Ibeju Lekki where I had hoped to put up a small bungalow to live with my family. Then, sometime in February this year, I got a disturbing call that the family who sold the land to me were at the verge of reselling it because the land had…

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How to Start A Business In 12 Easy Steps

Many people have the aspiration but very few know how to start a business.   Being your own boss gives you an exciting feeling but to so many people, the excitement disappears as soon as they start.  The reason is simple: many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t take the right steps in developing their business ideas, hence many businesses fail for this reason. How then do you start a business that succeeds? This is the exact questions I provided answers to in the following paragraphs. #1 THINK THROUGH YOUR IDEA. A poorly conceived business will fail.  At this stage, you may have a…

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