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Holiday season survival guide for Nigerian businesses

06 December 2017

As a business owner, the holiday season is either your busiest or quietest trading time, depending on your location and type of business. No matter which camp you fall into, there are a few things you can do to prepare your business for the rush (or slowdown), so that you start 2018 on a high note.

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Making child’s play out of entrepreneurship

23 November 2017

Becoming an entrepreneur and starting their own business is not usually top of mind for children. Yet, it’s been estimated that, in five years’ time, more than 40% of the American workforce will be freelancers, part-timers or otherwise self-employed. South Africa will likely follow suit.

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The secret to Black Friday success in Nigeria: start early

16 November 2017

The secret to Black Friday success in Nigeria: start early. Many of the big players - including Jumia, Konga, Slot, Kaymu, Dealdey and Yudala - are not taking any chances and kicked off their Black Friday promotions on 13 November and plan on continuing them until 13 December.

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#GEW2017: Setting up your small business for success in year one and beyond

09 November 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week (13-19 November 2017) celebrates the entrepreneurs who power the world economy. Kenya, too, has a vibrant small business community, with many people setting up their own businesses to pursue their dreams and to provide for their families.

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#GEW2017: Helping small businesses to grow into ‘Made in Nigeria’ success stories

09 November 2017

During Global Entrepreneurship Week (13-19 November 2017), it’s worth reflecting on the role of small businesses in government initiatives such as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days and procurement policies. .

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Sage Foundation, The Bricon Foundation partner to raise ₦3.6m to support cancer patients

06 November 2017

The Sage Foundation has partnered with The Bricon Foundation, a Nigeria-based non-profit organisation that helps to raise awareness about cancer and assists cancer patients and their families, in the ‘Keeping Hope Alive Challenge’.

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Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund offers new funding for bright ideas from African non-profits

01 November 2017

Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund offers new funding for bright ideas from African non-profits - funds to help small, entrepreneurial organisations to deliver change to the communities who need it most

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Driving automation among small businesses can help meet Nigeria’s tax goals

31 October 2017

The IMF has warned that Nigerian governments’ ability to effectively finance infrastructure and services is constrained by low tax collection. Despite recent tax reforms by the Federal Government, Nigeria needs to grow tax revenue by registering more tax payers and enhancing collections and compliance.

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Making sense of the deductions on your payslip

31 October 2017

According to the Kenya Employment Act of 2007, every employee is entitled to a written payslip upon or before the actual payment of a salary or wages. The law says that your payslip must contain the details about your gross wages or salary and any statutory deductions from your income.

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