Why you need home and baby surveillance

You’ve got a nice home, with nice things and you would like to go about your business everyday knowing that your home is safe and secure without you having to constantly watch out for it nearby. Installing a CCTV surveillance system to watch your home is the way to give you the peace of mind you need while you are away, as it grants you the ability to watch over your home without having to be there. Also, having a baby can be demanding, no doubt, and it becomes even more demanding when you have to work and give the care of your baby to a nanny.  Sometimes maybe you’re even home with the baby, but you want to be able to get those little minutes of 'you' time without having to fret over the ...

5 things to do before hiring a Real Estate Agent

Looking to get into the real estate business? Maybe you want to get that property that you've been longing for, but can't seem to have the time to actually look for it? Or perhaps you have some prime property you would like to let loose in the market and wouldn't mind an extra pair of hands. In such a situation, a real estate agent is a go-to person for help in real estate matters. Which is great! You get to have someone with more experience in the matter help with your needs. But as alluring as that sounds, it always pays to do some homework before hiring a real estate agent. Don't just look at the surface and determine who to hire based on their ads or their looks. Digging deeper to determine how resourceful ...

How to be a Successful Real Estate Agent in Nigeria

  People are always looking for property to own. That's a given. Doesn't matter if the market values skyrocket or they plummet, there are always individuals looking to own or let go of their property. The real estate market can be a very profitable venture, but no doubt it's one laden with several things waiting to go wrong. From tenants not paying rent, to demolish of properties by government for development projects, people encroaching on your own property and so on. So if you are looking to get into the real estate business in Nigeria, and be successful at it, not only do you need the mental fortitude to scale through, you also need the necessary skills and knowledge to get the job done right.  Here are a couple of things you have to do; 1. Get ...

5 bad laundry habits and 5 secrets to help you

I had the chance to spend some time with Olumide Salvador of First Choice Cleaning Services last month. We spent some time talking about his laundry business and how they plan to make dry cleaning easier and cheaper for customers. During our conversation, he mentioned how he wants to create a community around dry cleaning where people can share useful information about dry cleaning and also how he likes to help out customers with tips that can help them get the best out of their clothes. So I asked him what tips he has for someone like me that knows next to nothing about dry cleaning. Since I am not one to hoard information, here are some of Olumide’s tips to help you do better laundry: Habit 1: Rubbing clothes too hard

The kind of advertising customers REALLY want from you

The customer is king. Which is why businesses big or small, spend a lot on getting the customer’s attention. The internet is the frontier for advertising, whether you are actually spending the big bucks or using free VConnect online promotion tools, your goal is not just for customers to see you, but to ultimately patronise your business. So, as a smart businessman, you would naturally what to know what kind of advertising is most effective at the moment so you can tailor your campaign to suit these modern trends. Worry no more, the good people at Fast Company looked into the kind of content on the internet customers find most compelling, and we have the answers for you. What sticks? While more traditional advertising relies on repeating one main idea ...

6 steps to making your customers feel safe online

There is increasing business to be done online, Amazon is in the race to be a $1 Trillion company, while over here in Nigeria, CBN has reported an increase in online transactions. While this is all good, I mean Nigeria recorded about N64 trillion, in electronic transactions since the implementation of the cashless policy. The bad part, of that amount 2.19 billion Naira was lost to fraudsters within that period. So as a business owner conducting business online you understand the fears customers have about paying for goods or services online. As a customer, you also want to be assured that you will get what you paid for. So how do you as a small business owner make your customers safe online? You can start with these steps 1. Be reachable offline too Put your ...