Deepankar Rustagi On Keeping SMEs At The Centre of Vconnect’s Business

VConnect’s founder, Deepankar Rustagi was on the ‘Building The Future Podcast’ with Dotun Olowoporoku. The weekly podcast features guests who are leaders in the Nigerian tech/business ecosystem. The spotlight was on VConnect’s journey so far. Deepankar expounded on the lessons he has learnt building a business in Nigeria and what VConnect learned from its foray into eCommerce. If you think the talk was all about business, then you’re wrong, there were moments to reflect on Deepankar’s early years growing up in Ilupeju and why he is in love with Nigeria. The link for the entire podcast is below. However, we have excerpts for you to read if you do not have time to listen to all of it (although you should listen to it all). On early years in Nigeria “A lot of ...

2017’s 5 Most Creative People in Business

 Fast Company have come up with yet another list for 2017, after publishing a list of 2017’s World Changing Ideas and awards,( we talked about what Nigerian businesses can learn from the World Changing Ideas) they are back this time with a list of 2017’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. We are going to look at 5 of the 100, feel free to take ideas you can from these business people who are changing the world through their work in tech, fashion, food, entertainment more and see what you can adapt to your Nigerian business. Here are our 7 favourites from the list. Amaka Osakwe Even though I have heard of the designer label Maki Oh, I had no idea ...

6 things you should know before starting an SME in Nigeria

Every day, someone somewhere is leaving the corporate world, to be an entrepreneur. Their reasons vary from being tired of their 9-5 to having big ideas that would change the world. It could simply be a person losing a job. But venturing into a business is not a trip to the poppy field. Success and failure are a fact you have to come to terms with. Knowing a little more before venturing into it can make you stand out. We have put out six things you should know before starting a small business in Nigeria; 1. Know your business So many people start a business because others are into the same business and are succeeding. However, you must understand everything about the business. Find out the pros and cons before venturing ...