ServLed, GRA and Omni Bank join forces to offer tax seminar for SMEs

Tax compliance presents one of the biggest headaches for SMEs in emerging economies.  SMEs usually do not have (or cannot afford) qualified accountants to provide them with the needed guidance on taxes.  This lack of adequate support typically leads to non-compliance resulting in heavy penalties and unnecessary loss of income because the SMEs are unable Read more about ServLed, GRA and Omni Bank join forces to offer tax seminar for SMEs[…]

Top basic management skills all founding CEOs must have

Once again, this is a difficult topic to address because of the varying views across different camps.  Having worked with both successful and not too successful entrepreneurs, there are a couple of common traits that stands out.  This is not exclusive.  I would love to hear from you on this topic as well. 1. Ability to Read more about Top basic management skills all founding CEOs must have[…]

5 qualities every entrepreneur must have

This is always a difficult one to answer. Different segments will call for different skill sets. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get a different list of five qualities. What you will find though is that the five qualities/skills below feature predominantly. 1. Discipline and focus Without discipline, it is impossible to effectively and Read more about 5 qualities every entrepreneur must have[…]

How to become more focused and productive.

1. Do creative work first. Typically, we do mindless work first and build up to the toughest tasks. That drains your energy and lowers your focus. “An hour into doing your work, you’ve got a lot less capacity than (at the beginning). In order to focus effectively, reverse the order. Check off the tasks that Read more about How to become more focused and productive.[…]

Is Social Media Marketing Relevant?

Social media advertising is very relevant, and increasingly, both small and large corporations or businesses are adopting this method of advertising. Here are 3 reasons why it’s so important: 1. It helps raise some awareness or visibility for your brands, products or services. 2. Targeting is more specific as social media can be used to Read more about Is Social Media Marketing Relevant?[…]

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Own Business

Since entrepreneurship isn’t a cookie-cutter career, everything is pretty much learned along the way. However, I really wish I knew — and accepted – these three things from the very beginning: 1) I wish I would have known to really nail down a target niche from the start. When you first get into business, you think you Read more about 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Own Business[…]

Have your customers coming back with these tips

It is important to note that an organisation cannot enjoy the loyalty of its customers if attention is not paid to the following areas: Consumer rights In an era where there seems to be increasing customer sophistication, organisations cannot afford to lose sight of the fact that our customers are so well exposed and informed. Read more about Have your customers coming back with these tips[…]

What skills do you need to succeed at selling?

Petra Asamoah, Managing Director of 3Fm has the following tips for aspiring salesmen: 1. Ability to ask great questions You can’t assume you know what a customer wants. Ask, ask and ask some more questions. 1B. Listen – don’t spend all the time with a customer talking about your product, listen. Listen to what their needs. Read more about What skills do you need to succeed at selling?[…]

Top 3 social media networks for entrepreneurs

Social media has quickly become one of the best ways to stay up to date on topics that interest and inspire you. Today many social networks provide platforms to help you learn, share ideas and advance your career and business. Here are our top 3 social media networks every entrepreneur should join: LinkedIn LinkedIn offers many resources Read more about Top 3 social media networks for entrepreneurs[…]