DOING BUSINESS WITH A BIG BUSINESS: Get your foot into the door.

Being able to do business with a large company requires courage, strength and perseverance coupled with a well orchestrated business strategy. Nobody has large funds to push around like very big companies so many small businesses are always chasing them. So, you must be ready for the hot chase from several potential competitors. In order to win the battle and get a deal with a large company, you must show them that you are a serious organization and that you are reliable, in addition to being…

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Corporate Governance Issues In Not-For-Profit Organizations (NFPOs) In Nigeria

Not-for-Profit Organizations (NFPOs) are voluntary organizations that are not state controlled. NFPOs play an important role in bridging the gap between the government institutions, donors, agencies and the communities; organizing poor people, facilitating collective action, representing the poor in advocating for their rights and in some cases supplying basic amenities to sustain livelihood. NFPO’s are an important part of a democratic fabric, driving accountability and responsibility in political leadership. Similarities and Differences between  NFPOs and for profit Businesses in Nigeria. There are a number of similarities…

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Lagos, Rascality in Governance, and the Socially Irresponsible “Land Use Charge Law”

Lagos is the economic capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. If you are doing business in Nigeria and you are not yet in Lagos, then you are seen as unserious. However, the recent multiple levies and arbitrary changes in taxes and levies in this metropolitan city has began to push businesses to neighbouring States, especially Ogun State, being the biggest beneficiary of the rascality of the Lagos State Government. The current governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, is from the ruling party, APC. He is seen…

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