Jimi Osheidu

Jimi is a content developer and screenwriter. Bizarrely, he has never been seen in the same room with Batman, leading many to believe he is indeed the Dark Knight. He refuses to comment on these claims.

What Nigerian Businesses Can Learn From 2017’s World Changing Ideas

This week, FastCompany announced the winners of it’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. The awards which crowned 12 winners from 192 finalists and an equally impressive pool of 1,000 applicants, recognises companies that, according to FastCompany have “best of social entrepreneurship, where innovation and impact are intersecting”. The ideas selected as finalists and eventual winners give some insight into what kind of ideas work in the world we live in now. Here’s what we learned: Eco-friendly ideas are in demand Four out of the ten winners (Flow Hive, Grid OS, Fair Value Commuting and Edible Six Pack Rings) are ideas that have a direct impact on the environment. As the debate continues about global warming and climate ...

5 tips to help you relax after work

Whether you love what you do or hate getting out of bed every morning to go to work, at the end of the day you are bound to have some carryover stress from the workday. Sometimes, it can be difficult to properly decompress at the end of the day, so you don’t completely relax at the end of the day, but rather fall asleep exhausted and continue the next day with the previous day’s stress. However, there are some tips that can help you relax after work, leaving you properly refreshed to tackle the new day. Take a long shower A shower cleans your body, leaving you feeling fresher that you felt at the end of the day. This also gives you a different smell from what you were used to all day. Throw on a ...

How to add images to your VConnect profile

A picture is worth a thousand words is a common saying, and there is a lot of truth in the statement. Any opportunity to show what you do- especially to potential customers- should be grabbed with both hands. We are visual creatures, therefore,“show and tell”. Images help show visual proof of what you offer, and can also be used to present a behind-the-scenes look into your operations. How to get started VConnect’s Business Owner Dashboard provides you with an all-in-one online reputation and transaction management system. Your Business Profile lets you personalize your business page and include pictures of your business location and products. To add pictures to your business page, go to your business dashboard and click on business profile, this avails you the option to edit many things ...

Why your business needs a website and how you can get one for free on VConnect

For small businesses every little opportunity counts, one of the ways businesses are making sure they have a competitive advantage is the internet. A website for your business is not just a statement of intent, it also makes it easier for customers to find information about your business from the convenience of a mobile device or a computer. What are the benefits of having a website There are numerous benefits to be gained by having a website for your business no matter how small the size of the business. Here are some key advantages: 1. Business credibility Reputation is everything. A website lends significant credibility to your business. A professional looking website shows how committed you are to the business. 2. More customers Having a website opens you to a customer base that you were hitherto excluded ...

How a power nap makes you more productive

The 13th of March is designated as World Napping Day, now before you roll your eyes at yet another 'special day', bear with us for a minute. Have you noticed how modern offices have couches for workers to grab some quick shuteye? Well, those organisations are onto something, turns out that those quick naps can actually make you more productive. Here’s how it works… Most people do not get enough sleep at night. While it is recommended to get about six hours of sleep nightly, most people are not getting that much sleep for different reasons. That lack of sleep often leads to tiredness and an inability to focus on tasks during the day. This is why companies like Google and Apple encourage their workers to take naps during the day, ...

Why your fashion design business is overwhelmed by too many customers and what to do about it

Living in Nigeria, you most likely have heard the horror stories about events and appointment being ruined because the fashion designer did not hold up their end of the bargain. The experience is so common it has spawned numerous jokes about how unreliable tailors or fashion designers can be about delivering on promises. The common thread (see what we did there?) seems to be that fashion designers are overwhelmed with too many customers and can not meet up with the supply demanded. So what exactly is the problem here?  You are biting more than you can chew If you are getting more requests than you can manage, then you are probably taking on more work than you can really handle. You might not want to hear this, but you should ...