Jimi Osheidu

Jimi is a content developer and screenwriter. Bizarrely, he has never been seen in the same room with Batman, leading many to believe he is indeed the Dark Knight. He refuses to comment on these claims.

What are leads and why you should be interested

What are ‘Leads’? You might have heard of a lead defined as various things. Here at Vconnect, leads are potential customers who have expressed an interest in using a service you provide. These are not people just browsing through, these are people looking to actually hire your service. How it works When a user on the Vconnect expresses interest in a service, we request for details of what they are looking for based on the requirements for rendering that service. For example, if the user is looking for fumigation services, they would provide information about the type of pest, the size of the building, what day of the week they would like the exercise carried out and other details. Same way, if it is catering services the ...

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 ...

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 ...

How these 4 Nigerian Entrepreneurs are using Online Marketing to get more customers

Last Saturday was the 3rd edition of VConnect’s SME conference. Just like the previous two editions, the conference was held in conjunction with Facebook. This edition trained businesses on how to build websites for themselves using VConnect Sites, Boosting their Business with Facebook and Online lead generation. I was there to take pictures and give social media updates, I was filling in for Abdulkareem our social media guy who isn’t feeling well at the moment, get well soon bro. The event was a great time for Nigerian entrepreneurs present at the event to share and gain new insights about online marketing. As the event was wound up, I cornered some these Nigerian entrepreneurs to ask them about their business and their impressions of the conference. Who they are [caption id="attachment_19617" align="aligncenter" width="785"]