How To Get The Best Service Professionals In Only Minutes

Tobi has been in Lagos for almost a year now, as with most people new to Lagos, the adjustment hasn’t been easy. As the rainy season started, He has been noticing some new hairy tenants in his apartment.He didn’t have any concrete evidence until one of his furry friends scared his female friend who came over. With that embarrassing incident, Tobi knew it was time to get rid of those vermin. However, because he was still relatively new to Lagos he didn’t really know how to get service professionals nearby to help solve this problem. How Vconnect works Luckily for him, he knew about Vconnect’s hire a service professional and in a matter of minutes, he had a fumigator scheduled to come exterminate the rats by the weekend. Since the service worked so well he ...

4 Easy Ways To Get New Customers

If you own a business, I’m sure you would have noticed that you get customers in waves. On some days, there’s an influx of customers and on some other days, well, there isn’t. I have recently, been wondering if this is where the saying “every day isn’t Christmas” originated from. What then can you do to make sure there are more days with plenty customers? Well you can try some of these methods ( I bet you haven’t tried number 4) 1. Ask For Referrals Always ask your current customers for referrals. Remember, your best source of new business is referrals from happy customers or clients.This shouldn’t be difficult if you offered an excellent service or you’re known for offering excellent services. Some customers however, may be happy to refer you but don’t ...

Vconnect’s Justice Mba Flies Africa’s Flag At React Rally 2017

Justice Mba, a Front End Developer with Vconnect was one of the 20 speakers at 2017’s React Rally held in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. The two-day event featured talks from Tech companies like Twitter, Pinterest, Eventbrite, Adobe and many more. Ok, let me back up a moment here and explain what React is. React, as described on Facebook’s GitHub page, is a  JavaScript library maintained by Facebook for building user interfaces. It makes it painless to create interactive UIs (User Interfaces), so understandably,  it is quite popular with UI developers. React powers applications like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp on the web and more. However, React is still a relatively new JavaScript library, it has only been around since 2013, so the fact that Justice was one of the speakers invited ...

7 Strangest Enquiries We Have Received At Vconnect

The nature of what we do here at Vconnect means that we get enquiries about everything. No, really … we mean Everything. We are glad to oblige these requests. Afterall, what we want to do is cut the time you spend looking for professional service providers from days, to mere minutes. Forbes even has an article about it. Ideally, all this happens on the Vconnect website with the help of an enquiry form that gets the details of what service you are looking for and informs the appropriate businesses to contact you. Pretty neat!Learn more. However,  we often get people who would rather call us to make their enquiries (not that we mind). When this happens, our Customer Care Representative, the lovely Gina, handles these calls. Boy does she get all ...

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 ...

Is Vconnect really for you?

VConnect has been in the Nigerian tech/business scene for a little over six years now. In this time, it has gone from trawling the streets of Lagos getting addresses of businesses to becoming the number 1 platform for business discovery and engagement. Interestingly, I still get asked “what does VConnect do?”. For users, VConnect makes it easy for you to find services, I mean very easy. I recently tried to get an apartment at Ago Palace way, the apartment is quite bare, so I knew I’ll be needing a lot of carpentry work ( I like good looking shelves), and since I wasn’t interested in lugging heavy furniture from Surulere to Ago Palace I knew I had to get a carpenter at Ago Palace. So off to vconnect.com I went to find nearby carpenters, ...