7 Key Items to Evaluate In Annual Report and Accounts

Reading Time: 4 minutes The annual report and accounts is one important document that you are entitiled to receive from your company every year as a shareholder.  It is prepared by  managment at the end of every fiscal year to give a summary of the company’s activities for that fiscal year and a projection for the coming years. Share holders are invited by the …

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What Is Emotional Investing and How to Deal With It

Reading Time: 5 minutes Many people who fail to achieve some level of success in investing in the financial market do not realize that allowing their emotions to influence their decisions may be the reasons they are not getting expected results. This post highlights the negative impact your emotions may be having on your investing experiences and points you to how to overcome it.

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How to Open A CSCS Account and Trade Stocks In Nigeria

Reading Time: 4 minutes Whether you are investing in the shares of quoted companies, or in unquoted shares traded at the OTC platform or you are investing in government bonds; you should have a CSCS Account. Why? It is a requirement for investing in securities traded in Nigerian capital market CSCS is the primary depository service provider for the Nigerian capital market The Securities …

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Free Accounting Software – 20 Best for Your Business Records

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 …

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How to Access Intervention Funds to Grow Your Businss

Reading Time: 11 minutes 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 …

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6 Reasons Your Bank Would Not Give You That Business Loan

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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:

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How to Start A Business In 12 Easy Steps

Reading Time: 9 minutes 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. …

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