I understand the urge to pursue your passions and that many entrepreneurs have limited funds, but you can’t do it alone. Creating a startup and growing a business is a hell of a task and one that will require an entrepreneur to have many roles. No one person has a skill set for every role and trying to take on everything yourself will hurt your company, especially if you don’t build the right team around you.
Oluwatosin is the Creative Director at Jedidiah’s Place and has a City and Guilds Certificate in Creative Techniques in Textiles, a Diploma in Jewellery Design and Repair and was tutored privately in designing and making leather handbags in the United Kingdom by Katherine Pogson. She is at present working on another diploma in Jewellery design, which has a business module. She has handmade and sold accessories over a five-year period. She is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and has practiced law for over 20 years. Let’s meet her…
Based on a research and survey we carried out recently amongst creative entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, we have come to the conclusion that to sustain an online community of African made products and services, an offline community will strongly enhance the growth of the online vision. Bellafricana (a company that promotes African made products and services) hereby presents “The Bella Community”.
Hello Bella readers, today is a beautiful day for us as Bellafricana is officially 18 months old. We didn’t get a chance to celebrate 1 year, not sure why but this is cheers to many years ahead. My name is Bukky Bello, the CEO of Bellafricana and I will like to share how Bellafricana started and the journey so far. I love all my Digest readers, so if you are reading this, you are part of the success so far. Look out for discounts and freebies this week. It’s all on Bellafricana..Happy Reading and have a Beautiful Week!
Welcome to Lagos, the city of hustle, of opportunities, of chaos, Nigeria’s heart of commerce where if you are not street wise you could get left behind. The average salary is not enough to start and raise a family, thus having more than 1 job is inevitable and is becoming an even stronger trend here in this city. No unemployment benefits so everyone understands that if you do not work, you do not eat. Here it is most parents dream for their kids to study what they deem as the more prestigious courses. But with the ever changing state of the economy people are relying less on salaries and more on entrepreneurial income. Meet 4 of such entrepreneurs who have taken the bold step of starting a business in the city of Lagos.
Hello beautiful people. I bring to you a beautiful friend from Ghana. I haven’t met her just yet so I guess I should call her an e-friend. I have been stalking her instagram page for quite a while now and I really wanted to hear her story. She is creative, friendly and a mother of two adorable kids. She responded to my questions very eloquently and despite her busy schedule, she took out time to answer all my questions. Join me and let’s meet Yvonne Bakuri, the CEO of Bayabs accessories.