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"]

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 ...

Freebies for Femalepreneurs as VConnect turns Six

VConnect turned 6 on the 8th of March 2017, what this means is that it has been 6 years of making it easier for you to connect with other businesses. Over the years there have been changes, what has remained constant is VConnect’s desire to help small businesses compete favourably. In that similar vein, to commemorate the sixth anniversary, VConnect seeks to reward six women-owned businesses by offering up to 250,000 naira worth of freebies. These include: 1st place = 6 months basic package subscription 2nd place = 3 months basic package subscription 3rd place = 1 month basic package subscription 4th place = 3,000 units of Email marketing & 1,000 units of SMS marketing 5th place = 1,500 units of Email ...

10 industry masterminds you will meet at SME Conference 1.0

One of the ideas we strongly believe in is that small businesses should be provided with the shoulders of giants to stand on. Giants you say? Yes giants, how else do you describe a line-up of speakers that include pioneers in sectors such as online payment and technology, a Stanford business coach, and other like-minded professionals. Here is the brilliant line-up of speakers at the SME Conference 1.0 ( can you tell how excited we are?) 1. Tayo Oviosu - Paga Founder and CEO of Paga, Tayo has over sixteen years of experience in a variety of technical and business roles in High-tech and Private Equity. Right before Paga, he was Vice President at Travant Capital Partners where he was responsible for executing the firm‘s investment strategy in West Africa. Aside his work at Paga, Tayo also ...

What is it like to work at VConnect?

If you ever wondered what it's like to work at VConnect, here is a rare peep. The photography team came by our Marina office earlier this month and left us with impressive pictures. A few of us also spoke on what it's like to work at Nigeria's largest business search and engagement platform. The pictures: Through the entrance hall The bullpen Lobby / Lunch Room Abimbola Abati, Telesales “Working here is great for entry-level professionals. Expectations keep changing. The better you get, the more the management throws at you. Which is great. I like it.” – Abimbola Abati, Telesales, VConnect. From the rooftop

15 questions about VConnect’s #ViewMyCity competition (VMC FAQs)

It's a few days into our #ViewMyCity photo contest and we are loving the entries. See this picture of Idumota, Lagos for instance: [caption id="attachment_18000" align="alignnone" width="700"] Shot with Galaxy S5 over iPhone SE[/caption] The challenge is easy; take a picture of your city, share on social media and tag @vconnectnigeria. Whether you've been a photographer for a hundred years (congrats on being a vampire, by the way) or you just took your first picture yesterday, you are welcome to enter this competition. We already told you what the prizes are: N30,000, lunch with the VConnect Team and mindblowing consolation prizes. But we've received some interesting questions about the competition. So we thought we'd put all of them to rest once for all.