Nigeria needs smarter farmers, not many farmers-expert

In the face of paucity of funds confronting Nigeria’s agriculture, Farm Konnect, a digital agricultural platform is focusing on linking needy farming population with idle funds. Its founder, Azeez Oluwole, in an e-chat tells business a.m.’s TEMITAYO AYETOTO that increasing agricultural production is not a function of increasing the number of farmers but smart integration […]

Facebook supports Nigerian women to help grow businesses, launches #SheMeansBusiness

Facebook has launched SheMeansBusiness in Nigeria, a platform aims at training female entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses. Ebele Okobi, Facebook’s public policy director for Africa, said that SheMeansBusiness was designed to inspire women to start and grow their own businesses. A study conducted by Development Economics on behalf of Facebook shows that businesses […]

Keep working while you build your dream- Richard Branson

For millions of people, the biggest barrier to starting a business isn’t access to resources, support or mentoring. It’s simply not being able to quit their day job, to spend time developing their concept. With responsibilities to manage and bills to pay, the option of handing in that resignation letter is often an unaffordable and […]

Things entrepreneurs can do to survive after Facebook’s drastic newsfeed change

In the hours following the announcement from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, January 11, that the social network wanted to focus more on “meaningful interactions” between people, pandemonium struck in the business world.In Facebook’s effort to reduce news feed noise, posts from friends and family now have even more priority over posts originating from Business Pages, including ads. […]

Stanbic IBTC moves to empower youths with inaugural Youth Leadership Series

Stanbic IBTC

Stanbic IBTC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has said it plans to deepen financial and entrepreneurial knowledge among Nigeria’s younger generations through a Youth Leadership Series. Yinka Sanni, Chief Executive officer, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, in a statement stated that the organization had finalized plans to host the inaugural edition of its youth empowerment […]