VConnect is not only giving small businesses websites, they get them to build it themselves!

In my line of work, I get to hang out with software developers often. A recurring joke is me pretending I know whether what is on their screen is C# (C-Sharp) or JavaScript. So the idea of creating a website by myself seems as far-fetched as me becoming an astronaut (really, if you know about any astronaut openings, let me know). When the guys in the product team talked about creating DIY (Do-It-Yourself) websites that would help small business owners customise their websites as they wish, I was skeptical as to how doable it would be. Fast forward to launch fo VConnect sites and I got to play around with the process, and it was as simple as promised. All you have to do is drag and drop images into the templates provided and ...

7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Home Plumbing

Water is such a blessing. You know what makes it even more so? it's that we have so many appliances that get water into our homes and make it easily accessible. Our taps just need to be turned and it runs inside the house. Everything needs proper care. And yes, that includes our plumbing. Without proper care our plumbing fails to serve us and our water suddenly isn't flowing as well as it should. There are reasons for these changes though and we'll let you know at least seven ways you have been ruining your home plumbing. You clog your drains Those paper towels, tampons, baby wipes, condoms, etc in the toilet. The food scraps in the kitchen drains and hair in our bathroom drains. Sometimes we overestimate the capacity of ...

Top 6 Skills Your Carpenter Must Have

Carpenters are the reason behind a lot of beautiful homes. They build and fix structures made from wood and other materials. They construct fixtures such as windows, doors, stairways, drawers, cabinets, and more. Just as carpentry is a specialty, there are also sub-specialities within carpentry. Some carpenters only specialize in residential fixtures. Some are commercial and some industrial. There are certain skills you should look out for when hiring a carpenter. Here are the top six. Critical Thinking Whether we like it or not, things don't always go as planned. A project could have to run longer than the stipulated time or some materials aren't available or there could be a purchase error. Carpenters should be able to think on the spot for a solution or better still, ...

What you must know about the different types of fumigation

Fumigation is a method of ridding living spaces, offices and processed foods of pests with the use of chemicals. It is generally known to be harmful to humans, animals (pets) and plants, which is why it is important to know about the different kinds of fumigation, their uses and the precautions that need to be taken for each. Types of fumigation Gas Fumigation These are fumigants in a gaseous state. It is advised that this is done in enclosed spaces or spaces that have been sealed with gas-proof coverings. It's to make sure that the chemicals don't seep out into the environments that aren't concerned because it's gas and travels faster which makes it dangerous to pests and rodents and even more harmful to humans, pets and ...

SME Stories: First Choice Cleaning Services want to be the only choice

Cousins Olumide Salvador and Olajuwon Osinowo started First Choice Cleaning Services in January  2016. It wasn’t an ideal time for them to launch a new business venture, they were both fresh out of the University of Lagos where Olumide studied Pharmacy and Juwon studied English and International Relations. Regardless of the less than ideal beginnings, they took the plunge and the business has grown, with a ridiculously low price model and the promise of free pickup and delivery anywhere in Lagos, these cousins are challenging how dry cleaning should be done. We met with Olumide in Surulere (Juwon was not in town) to talk about those early days, the challenges they face right now and their plans for the business. Why a drycleaning outfit instead of a ‘cool’ business? You need to know that business depends ...

Find the VConnect package right for your business

Registering your business on VConnect means you get found easily, but that isn’t all you stand to gain from having your business on VConnect. For starters, there are quite a number of packages tailor-made for your business, and unlike the what tailors promise, we deliver on our promises. Ok, jokes aside, registering your business on VConnect gives you access to different packages to help you promote your business and advertise your services or products. What the VConnect packages offer All registered businesses receive customer engagement services like business listing, analytics, business dashboard, ratings and reviews, and embedded Google maps whether free or paid business. However, there are other added services like priority listing, Online stores with payment gateway and much more for a fee. There are four packages available for you to promote ...