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Top 7 sales skills for every entrepreneur

There is one statement about sales which will always remain true: people buy from people they like and trust. So what skills do you need to sharpen to build rapport and trust with leads and customers? These are seven skills to focus on: Listen actively It is important to practice active listening when you are present with your customer. By showing an interest in what they say and listening carefully to their pain points and objectives you will be able to tailor your sales pitch to satisfy their need. Your customers will…

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Student wins Skye Bank’s ₦5 million prize in ‘Ref ‘n’ Win’ Promo

A 26-year old undergraduate, Damilola Rachel Ajayi, has won the overall prize of ₦5 million  in the just-concluded Skye Bank Ref ‘n’ Win Promo. The ‘Ref n Win’ promo was a youth-focused initiative designed to reward Skye Bank’s account holders who were mainly undergraduates across the country. During the course of the campaign, students who referred their friends to open accounts earned commission on accounts opened and qualified for prizes ranging from ₦25,000, ₦50,000. They also stood a chance to partake in the grand draw to win star price value…

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Oradian and ANMFIN launch new cloud-based microfinance solution in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, August 14, 2018/ — As part of their shared mission to boost financial inclusion throughout Nigeria, Oradian (https://Oradian.com) and the Association of Non Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria (ANMFIN) (www.ANMFINigeria.org) have launched a strategic partnership. Princess Adesola Ogunleye, the President of ANMFIN, commented on the partnership saying, “We are extremely pleased to partner with Oradian. Together we align our shared vision and leverage the success delivered to date. The partnership will enable all of our MFIs to move to Oradian’s cloud-based solution, helping our members to save time…

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International Youth Day: how Nestlé offers economic opportunities to youth in Central & West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, August, 2018/ — The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on Jobs for Youth in Africa (http://bit.ly/2KON1g3) indicates that “of Africa’s nearly 420 million youth aged 15-35, one-third are unemployed, another third are vulnerably employed and, only one in six is in wage employment”. The commemoration of International…

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Top 10 Business Schools in Africa

With Africa increasingly attracting investors and progressively becoming a business hub, it’s clear that the continent is ripe with opportunities. No one understands this better than the countless African entrepreneurs starting small businesses everyday, playing their role in transforming the economic narrative of the continent. But what would a continent’s economic landscape be without its source of business knowledge and breeding ground for entrepreneurs? Business schools not only help nurture tomorrow’s business leaders but also work with companies, helping them take advantage of emerging opportunities and tackle challenges. The following are a select few of the numerous…

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Pictures of Sudan’s Forgotten Nubian Pyramids

Bagrawiyah, Sudan – More than 200km from the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the remains of an ancient city rise from the arid and inhospitable terrain like a science-fiction film set. Nestled between sand dunes, the secluded pyramids seem to have been forgotten by the modern world, with no nearby restaurants or hotels to cater to tourists. The Nubian Meroe pyramids, much smaller but just as impressive as the more famous Egyptian ones, are found on the east bank of the Nile river, near a group of villages called Bagrawiyah. The pyramids get their name…

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AIMS, Facebook And Google Jointly Launch African Master’s In Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) (www.NextEinstein.org) announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook (www.FaceBook.com) and Google (www.Google.com). The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances medical diagnosis, improves industrial processes and enables scientific discoveries. Over the past decade, thanks to large public and private investments, MI has progressed rapidly in both basic research and the development of a vast array of applications.…

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Social selling: how to use social media networks to increase your sales

With the advent of social media, the method of sales has changed. People are no longer swayed by hard sales tactics but prefer a softer approach. How can you use social media to increase your sales? And what is social selling? Social selling is the precursor to closing a deal online. It is answering questions, offering valuable content, retweeting a potential customer or sharing their blog posts until the potential client is ready to buy. It is seen as nurturing a relationship between potential customers and your brand. It is…

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Media Entrepreneur Peace Hyde opens the Aim Higher Africa (AHA) Skills Acquisition Centre in Lagos

The AHA skills acquisition center is designed to train unemployed youth and grassroot entrepreneurs as well as startups through its innovative Mind-set Reorientation and Design Thinking Curriculum (MRDT) to build scalable and sustainable businesses LAGOS, Nigeria, June , 2018/ — Named as a powerful woman on the continent by CNN, Media Entrepreneur and Head of Digital Media and Partnership for Forbes Africa, Peace Hyde, has opened another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit, Aim Higher Africa (http://AimHigherAfrica.com/) in Lagos. Located in the Silicon Valley of Nigeria,…

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Rwandan Youths Step up to Combat Environmental Degradation

Rwanda Ministry of Youths is set to organize the country’s young people towards the fight against enviromental degradation. The youths are to be engaged in a paid service for the protection of their environment. The plan was unvailed during a recently held meeting at the parliament by the country’s Minister of Youth, Rosemary Mbabazi, before the parliamentary Standing Committee on National Budget and Patrimony as part of budget hearings for budget framework for the next three years. According to the Minister, the Ministry will commence a mobilization of thousands of…

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