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SME Conference 2.0 was rewarding (Just ask these businesses that won premium listings)

We kicked off 2017 with SME Conference 1.0 on the 19th of January, that first meeting of SMEs organised by VConnect and Facebook brought together industry leaders like Oluyomi Ojo of Prinitvo, Marek Zmylowski HotelOGA CEO, Airtel Director of Enterprise Business, Tawa Bolarin and many more. Six months later, we decided to do it again, this time around, SME Conference 2.0 was held on the 8th of June 2017, at NECA house at Ikeja, Lagos. The theme for this year's event was "Empowering the service sector". The Presentations With about 100 enthusiastic SMEs in attendance, the session started off with a keynote address by Chukuwuemeka Fred Agbata, he talked in detail about why your business needs to be online. [caption id="attachment_19409" align="alignnone" width="750"] Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata during his keynote ...

Signs you are burning out and how to stop it

No matter what you do for a living, there is a danger of burning out when you work yourself too hard. Burning out could lead to problems that could be irreversible. Arianna Huffington of HuffingtonPost, experienced this firsthand when she almost lost an eye from burnout. She was so tired at work that she passed out, hitting her face on her desk. She broke her cheekbone and had to get four stitches on her eye. Before you can treat and even prevent burnout, you need to know the warning signs so you can take action. Here they are, in no particular order. 1. Health problems Burnout has a massive negative impact on your physical and mental health. Whether you're experiencing back pain, depression, heart disease, obesity, or just getting sick a lot, you need to consider the ...

Get Ready To Shop, Wine, Dine, Network and Unite at Cocktails & Dresses 2017: Africa’s Greatest Retail Experience | May 7th, 2017

Africa’s largest fashion industry event, Cocktails & Dresses, is here again! After two fantastic editions of unparalleled success, we are pleased to announce that Cocktails and Dresses is taking a giant leap forward. The popular semi-annual event promoting the greatness of all things Africa, is scheduled to hold on Sunday, May 7th 2017. The popular semi-annual event promoting the greatness of all things Africa, is scheduled to hold on Sunday, May 7th 2017 at the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. Cocktails & Dresses 2017 will host over 2,000 attendees inclusive of over 50 fashion & beauty brands & manufacturers across Africa, over 50 Notable personalities in Government & Leading Industries and most importantly YOU. Black Carpet Starts at 12 Noon. An event not to be missed thus make it ...

Promote a local business and get N500 airtime reward

Why #PromoteNaija Here at VConnect, we are all about helping local businesses connect with their customers. We understand that sometimes it can be quite difficult finding the right vendor or business to render a service. This is why the #PromoteNaija campaign is meant to promote small businesses that are offering quality services and products. We believe that helping these small businesses has a multiplier effect, helping people looking for quality service find the right business to patronise, in turn getting increased patronage for small businesses that offer great service, this we believe, benefits the economy as a whole. Therefore, we decided what better way to promote a local business than through word-of-mouth. These businesses are broadly categorised under cleaning services, electronic services and home decor services. How to get the airtime reward How do you ...

5 habits to make you a happier person

We understand that it can be quite difficult to be productive when you are unhappy, which is why when we stumbled on this brilliant article we had to share with you and hope it helps you become a happier person. Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not responsible. Here's what you are responsible for, and what you can control: how you respond to your environment and the people in it. This means making some wise choices. Smart and generally happy people experience greater success because they make those good choices every ...

How to register a small business in Nigeria using these 5 steps

We originally posted this blog in September last year, since then a lot has changed, most especially, the links to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) website are different. What we know remains important is getting your business registered properly so your investment is legally covered by law. So, here is an updated version of how to register a small business in Nigeria in 5 steps.   1. Choose your business name Choose a name that will embody both your values and your company's distinguishing characteristics. In other words, your name should convey the expertise, value and uniqueness of the product or service you intend to sell. Choose your business name wisely and try as much as possible to make sure it’s different from every other name out there. Try choosing at least two set of names that’ll be submitted for the ...