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Being The Nice Girl With Strategic Job Negotiations

Being The Nice Girl With Strategic Job Negotiations

“Nice” is one of those words. In the workplace, it’s not meant to be flattering. It’s one of those things that keeps people in their jobs (sometimes), but doesn’t advance them. It implicitly suggests weakness, or at least lack of strength. By design, it doesn’t necessarily suggest intelligence or leadership. It’s not something you want […]

Failure Is Good For Business

Failure Is Good For Business

When you’re building a business, a lot of people will offer you advice. But, I’m going to bet that you won’t hear this often: Make lots of mistakes. They might say, “Take risks!” or, “Don’t hold back!” but they probably won’t make the business case for how this mindset can actually give you an edge […]

The Art Of Understanding Customer Fraud Protections

The Art Of Understanding Customer Fraud Protections

Many business owners reluctantly regard the loss of some honest customers as an unfortunate byproduct of the security protocols they have in place. And that’s because traditional methods of fraud detection, which generally rely on PINs, passwords and other measures that require a customer’s input, “flag” potentially inauthentic transactions based on those measures. While sometimes, the […]

Keystone Bank Wins ‘Best Bank In Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Award’ In U.S.

Keystone Bank Wins ‘Best Bank In Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Award’ In U.S.

Keystone Bank Limited, Nigeria’s fastest growing financial institution at the weekend was recognised for its extraordinary support for Women Entrepreneurs as it won “Best Bank In Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Category” ahead of its peers. The lender clinched the award at the 2018 Global Impact Leadership Award held In New York, U.S.  The award, the organisers […]

For Entrepreneurs : Let’s Learn From Mark This Season

For Entrepreneurs : Let’s Learn From Mark This Season

If you’re doing it right, entrepreneurship will never get easier, no matter what you accomplish. There will always be new challenges to tackle. Mark Zuckerberg’s 2018 New Year’s challenge is proof of that. As is his tradition, the Facebook co-founder yesterday shared his New Year’s resolution on the platform. In 2015, Zuckerberg said he would be reading a […]

I Became Unapologetically Authentic – Nikki Barua

I  Became Unapologetically Authentic – Nikki Barua

In 1980, I was a little girl growing up in India, a nation struggling with poverty. No Barbie dolls or fancy toys or TV shows. And definitely no Disneyland. I didn’t grow up with access to media or exposure to successful role models. My father did something very special that left an imprint on my […]

Gombe NAWOJ Trains 60 Women In Cancer Detection

Gombe NAWOJ Trains 60 Women In Cancer Detection

The Gombe State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has organised the training of 60 women from the media and other groups in self examination of the breast with the aim of detecting the early sign of cancer to forestall the adverse effect of the decrease. Dr Yusuf Abdullahi, a Histopathology Consultant […]

Non-Salesy Entrepreneurs Brace Yourself

Non-Salesy Entrepreneurs Brace Yourself

Someone asked you about your business and once again, you didn’t have a compelling answer for them. You quickly tried to remember your “elevator pitch” that you’d practiced for hours in front of the mirror, but it didn’t work. The best you could do was just stammer out a weak description of the product or […]

You Should Reward Yourself For The Job Done So Far

You Should Reward Yourself For The Job Done So Far

But far from breeding laziness and entitlement, as is often claimed, rewarding ourselves frequently and liberally helps us learn new skills and develop desirable traits. When we receive a reward, our dopamine neurons fire up, encouraging our brain to repeat the behavior. Consequently, linking rewards to the completion of a difficult or odorous task helps us […]

5 Lessons I Learned From My Father – for Business and for Life

5 Lessons I Learned From My Father – for Business and for Life

As I was coming up with ideas for my new wine brand, my mother had suggested I call it “Josh” — my father’s nickname. Although she was half joking, I loved the idea because the name embodied everything the wine stood for; it was bold and complex, yet approachable, just like dad. Although my father […]

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