WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR WHEN RENTING A NEW PLACE

If you are part of the 47% of Nigerians who reside in urban areas and do not own your own home, you will have to deal with estate agents to rent a place of your own. Here, we take a look at some of the things to look out for- and do while house hunting. Location Depending on what you do, either as a student or worker, make sure that the house you end up renting is quite close to where you spend most of the day – either studying or working a nine to five. This ensures that you spend as little money as possible commuting. The location of the house in relation to the major road also matters. Houses well away from the road might cost less, but might increase how ...

Natural ways to rid your home of pests

Pest control can be difficult, you could fumigate your building, but the pesticides used can sometimes also be harmful to you. There are precautions you have to take when you want to fumigate your building. However, you could also go the alternate route and try natural methods that will help you get rid of pests safely. Check nets and clean gutters If you have an invasion of flying insects like houseflies and mosquitoes, you should think of how to prevent them from getting into the building in the first place. Check that your window nets are not torn or weak around the edges. Also, ensure the gutters around you are not holding water for these insects to breed in. if you are having trouble completely clearing the ...

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 ...

How to use VConnect to find addresses of local businesses in Nigeria / Ghana

Here at VConnect, we refer to ourselves as the number 1 business discovery website, and this is not just empty boasting. VConnect has over 2 million businesses listed, this means you can find just about any business, product or service you are looking for easily. This ease of finding a local business on VConnect also means you can readily find the address of a business you are looking for, whether you are in Nigeria or Ghana. Here is how to go about finding addresses of local businesses in Nigeria or Ghana: The Search Bar The search bar on the welcome page of the helps visitors easily find queries. Below the search bar are a number of popular locations that you can limit your search location to. These locations ...

3 new ways to get more reviews for your business on VConnect

Here at VConnect, we have never been shy about encouraging businesses to promote themselves. One of the ways we have found to be effective is through reviews. Reviews help businesses get more customers and make more sales, but sometimes you need to ask your customers to review your business. What to do? Therefore,  as we know just how important reviews are for your business, we keep working on new ways to get genuine feedback from your customers. VConnect Brand Aids have proven to be effective tools to help encourage your customers to leave you reviews. These can either be “Review Us On VConnect” stickers, table tents or table stands, whichever works best for you. These Brand Aids are all available for ...

5 steps to consistently come up with creative ideas

Coming up with creative ideas is never easy. However, if you want to keep innovating and creating better services and products, it is what you must do. Tapping into your creative genius requires practice and perseverance. James Webb Young in his book A Technique for Producing Ideas presents a five-step guide that should make the creative process easier to recreate. The process goes as thus: 1. Gather material This involves not just focusing on the creative area you are interested in, but also other areas for the sake of curiosity. According to Young “ Every really good creative person…whom I have ever known has always had two noticeable characteristics. First, there was no subject under the sun in which he could not easily get interested... Every facet of life had a ...