12 Bible Verses Every Business Owner Needs

I pull together my favorite bible verses to encourage you along your entrepreneurial journey. Running your small business is a spiritual journey as much as a road trip to business success. Along the road, you will be tested, stretched and stressed and these words from the bible will give you needed encouragement.

This is my 2nd year of writing bible verses every small business owner needs, and I wanted the bible verses that so many of you have shared with me in the comments section of this blog over the last 2years. You all have inspired me.

My bible verse theme for the year is Jeremiah 29:11-13, so many of you shared this verse and when I read it I felt so encouraged. Many of us who run a business can feel like a one-armed wallpaper hanger at times and it’s easy to become too busy or tired and forget to pray. This verse keeps me grounded, and I hope it does the same for you. Here are 13 bible verses every small business owner needs for 2016

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” In order to have a successful business, you must trust in the Lord. God’s will is what is best for us. There will be times when you do not understand why things are happening in your business, but God is always trying to teach us and protect us.

SEE ALSO: Top 25 Quotes For Business

Often in business when we don’t close a sale or get a contract that we invested a lot of time in, we take it personally. Start thinking about things in your business differently. When you don’t get a contract, it’s because it wasn’t meant for you. In some cases, God might have been protecting you from a nightmare client.

Exodus 35:35 (NIV) He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers. God has given all of us talents that we can sell, but that doesn’t mean you should start a business. Make yourself a student of business, first. Make sure there’s a paying client for your product or service. Develop your business and leadership skills so that you can turn your talent into a real business.

Always remember who you are and who you are in Christ. We are not defined by our bank accounts or by how many plaques are on the wall. Never hesitate to share your testimony with others about what the Lord has done for you in business. God wants us to be fine examples of his light and love.

Joshua 1:8 (NIV) Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

 

The most important thing you can do for your business is pray daily. Start each day in meditation and prayer and you will stay calm as the day’s struggles come upon you. Read words from the bible to stay encouraged and balanced.

 

Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Whenever you have doubt, go to the Lord in prayer and wait on God to give you the answer. Remember that he speaks to us through visions and dreams, and sometimes he will send people who will speak his words to you.

Isaiah 45:3 (NIV) I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. There is no such thing as luck, only blessings sent from God. When unexplainable things happen, do not be fooled that you did anything to make them happen. Always remember that God has already prepared a place for you to succeed and to learn.

Titus 3:14 (NIV) Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. God helps those who help themselves. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. Focus your activities each day on trying to accomplish 5 things before 11a.m. daily.  You will feel less stress and get a lot more done each day.

Psalm 37:5-6 (NIV) Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. There will be times in your life when no one will think that you are going in the right direction with your business. But no one can stop God’s anointing. If he gave you the idea for your business, he will bless it.

Stay faithful and focused. When you think you have no more to give, give some more and you will be rewarded.

Isaiah 54:2-3 (NIV) Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. You do not need to wait until you are rich and super successful to help others. You should help others now as you are building your business.

 

Now, that does not mean you should go hungry to help others, but do not be afraid to enlarge your tent to partner with “so called” competitors. There really is enough business for everyone.

 

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV) For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. No matter what you do, God loves you. He will forgive you. He believes in second chances and hundreds more, if you need them.

 

Be quick to forgive and pray for a forgiving spirit. How would your life change if you loved unconditionally?

 

2 Corinthians 2:14 (NIV) But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. Be thankful that you know God for all of his goodness. God wants us to be fine examples of his light and love.

Deuteronomy 30:16 (NIV) For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. Walk in God’s ways and he will bless your business ventures.

I want you all to know that I write these verses for myself, as much as I hope to inspire you. Examine which of these verses speaks most clearly to your heart. I pray that you will be healed by God’s powerful holy word.

 

God Bless you in 2017.

 

Please share your favorite bible verse and tell me what it means to you.

How to Start a laundry service in Nigeria (Dry-Cleaner)

 


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Before you start thinking about it, let’s cover some basics in entrepreneurship before we move on to talk about how to start a laundry business in Nigeria.

Often, when business discussions take place, the first thing that comes to the mind of an average Joe is a

business idea that requires a lot of financing…

On the contrary, the best business ideas are not always capital intensive, in fact the brightest

business ideas with great potential are the ones you can start on your own with little expenditure and grow them organically into something big later in the future.

Rightly so, you aspire to be the next Dangote, or Adenuga (me too ), but often we forget the fact that they both had humble beginnings.

What amazes me about the majority of successful people is that they are prepared to roll up their sleeves and do the most menial jobs an average individual wouldn’t do .

Just take a pause and think about it; did you know that Dangote made millions hawking goods to a common man on the street? (technically)… He was a retailer before starting his production company, which he developed in to a lucrative business.

Talking of menial jobs; something like the dry cleaning business instantly springs to mind….

In cities like Lagos and Abuja, where people spend hours navigating the city and are extremely exhausted before they get home from their day job, such people would literally jump at the opportunity of having their laundry done for them, provided that the price and quality is right.

So, Yes! There is a huge market for the laundry business in Nigeria, especially in bigger cities like Lagos, Abuja, etc.

If you’re thinking of starting a business and you need an idea; the laundry business is a viable option that you should seriously consider.

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HOW TO START A LAUNDRY BUSINESS IN NIGERIA 

Because the laundry business is not a complex one, I would try as much as possible to explain the basis in three basic stages:

#1. Planning:

Just like any other business, the most important part is planning . So don’t delay and start your laundry business plan today, because it’s easier to detect a flawed idea during the planning stage.

Speaking from experience, I have lost a considerable amount of time and money on several ventures because I did not plan before executing.

I just went with it, and the outcome wasn’t great.

The most important point is that you should always plan your proposed business before launching.

Planning a laundry business in Nigeria doesn’t have to be a difficult task.

Here is a quick guide on how to plan your laundry business in Nigeria:

  1. Pick a notebook and answer the following questions GENUINELY:

(a) What’s the goal of this business?

(b) How much can I afford to cough out as investment capital?

(c) Where would the laundry business be located?

(d) Who are my potential customers?

(e) How much will I charge my client per service rendered?

(f) What are the most important Items needed to get started? (More on this later).

(g) What other sources of capital can I access other than my personal funds?

  1. Draw a business flow chart:

It’s important to draw a flow chart of what your business operations would look like. A typical laundry business might look something like this:

Customers —> Office –> Laundry Room –> Office –> Delivery/Pickup (Client)

You can then take note of the important personnel and equipment required at each stage of the flow chart.

Personally, I would clearly explain each stage of the flow chart so that you have a clear idea of the important people/things needed

Customers: These are the foundations of your business; you should know that there is NO business without your customers. This is an indication of how important it is to get people to choose you, but you have to give them a reason to choose you over your competitors.

The customer represents the centre of your business, without a customer; there is absolutely no show to run! With that in mind, you should focus more on answering question 1 (d) above.

Office: The chart also shows how important an office space is; which means you would need a space where you process orders from customers.

If you intend to run a large-scale operation, you might want to consider hiring a receptionist to look after your customer service and administration tasks. The office space doesn’t have to be fancy, it can simply be a place where customers can drop off and pick up their clothes, wait, make payment and ask questions.

You would also need an area for storage within the office area; you can always partition the same room.

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Laundry Room: This is where your core business activity will take place. If you wish to run a reputable laundry business, then you need to dedicate enough time into planning how to make this part of your business efficient, effective and economical.

There are two major items needed in this section; a washing machine and a pressing iron.

Depending on the volume of customers, you have on your list. You can do most of the work here, or at least until customer orders are rolling in more quickly than you and your current staff can fulfill them.

It’s essential that you get a machine that can wash and tumble dry very fast; that way you can process orders in less than 24hours and keep your customers happy.

You can do the ironing as well, or hire somebody to do the ironing and pay them on a performance basis.

Lest, I forget, to provide a consistent service you will need a regular power supply due to the issue of erratic power supply in this part of the world. Getting a medium sized petrol generator can solve this.

Once you’ve taken care of the necessary things, then you can move on to the next stage, which is the actual execution of your laundry business plan.

#2. Executing:

This stage requires some amount of capital to procure the items mentioned in the planning stage. Once the items are procured, then the execution stage is in progress.

While money can get you the items needed to run the business; and to some extent money can also get you your first customer, but I would like to shed more light on how to “attract” you customers.

Remember I mentioned earlier in the planning stage that you should have a list of potential customers. The execution stage is the right time to target those potential customers and tell them about the benefits of your soon to be launched business.

Make a list of family members, friends, neighbours, and working class citizens in your area that you think will find your service valuable. Arrange a meeting or chat to them in the streets, but most importantly, tell them about your business. Call them to remind them about your business a few days before launching.

It’s easier to sell to those that know and trust you compared to those that don’t, but you still have to give them a reason to chose you. What is your unique selling point?

#3. Marketing:

Now you’ve launched your business, and you have your first customer. How do you make the next step and scale your laundry business to attract more customers and increase your profits in the process?

Understandably, marketing is essential. But aside from marketing, the most important thing is to offer a service that you are proud to promote, offer a service that your friends can confidently and boldly refer customers to.

It’s vital that you offer a service that satisfies that needs of your customers, and delivers everything that you have promised. This is how you turn first time customers to repeat customers, and make them come back over and over again, and eventually they will recommend new customers to your business.

To promote your business, you can make banners and flyers. If you have the money in your budget, you can create business cards and hand them out to people in your church (or mosque as the case maybe), visit your bank, and other local businesses and leave your business cards with the staff.

Another option is to make a list of hotels in your area, find out if they have a laundry department (Most average sized hotels/motels don’t offer a laundry service), reach out to the manager and strike a good deal with them.

Items Needed To Start a Laundry Business:

1. Washing Machine

2. Generator

3. Iron

4. Office Space

5. Laundry Room

 

Conclusively, the major difference between successful people and the poor people is their ability to take action, and when they take action, they don’t relent until they achieve their goals.

…The offer still stands; would you do my laundry if I paid you?

so what are you waiting for… You can start your laundry business in Nigeria today!

 

how to be happily engaged at work

“My life is awful.” It’s a phrase many of us use when talking about our everyday routines, our work and our prospects in life. There are many reasons for this logic. As a species, it’s part of our progressive force. If we were always happy, we’d have no ambition.The problem is, a lot of people do nothing about it. It’s easier to blame our mean bosses, the government and everyone else for our dissatisfaction.

Yet – if you will entertain the possibility – all of us can improve our thinking and change our habits to become more engaged, more productive and more satisfied.

It’s very easy to say your work sucks because your boss is mean and doesn’t care. But let’s be honest – if you think that, you don’t care either. If you did, you’d do something to feel better.

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how to Start generator repairs and Make millions


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In as much as, generators repair service is considered to be a profitable business, the location you chose to setup this business will go a long way to determine how profitable the business can become. For instance if you setup this type of business in a location where there is a challenge of steady power supply, then you are sure going to make good returns on your investment.

Much more than acquiring the technical skills needed to start your own generator repairs service, you would also need some other skills such as marketing skills and customer service skills to be able to do pretty well with this type of business. Consequently, if you have made up your mind to start your own generator repair service, then you need to follow these 7 surefire tips that will guide you to get started from the scratch and then build the business to profitability within the shortest time possible.

Starting a Generator Repair Service – Sample Business Plan Template:

 

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⏩1. Conduct Your Market Research

The first thing for any person who intend to start a business to do is to conduct a market research so as to be certain that there will be a market for the service or product that they are bringing to the market. The truth is that there are areas where generator repair business can’t thrive and there are areas where this type of service is needed. It is your market survey that can help you discover it.

For example, you are likely going to struggle with a generator repair business in London or any part of the UK and you are sure of making great returns on your investment if you setup your own generator repair business in any part of Nigeria. As a matter of fact, Nigeria remains one of the highest importers of generators in the world; in essence, the services of generator repair technicians will be in high demand.

⏩2. Acquire the Technical Skills Required

If you have made up your mind to start your own generator repair business, then you should endeavor to acquire related technical skills. There are several ways you can acquire generator repair skills. You can enroll in a technical school or a trade school, or you can go ahead to learn the trade directly from someone who is already into generator repair business. As a matter of fact, you can even go through college to acquire generator repair skills. All you need to do is to apply to study mechanical engineering and then specialize in Plant and Power.

⏩3. Write Your Business Plan

Once you have done you market survey and you are sure that generator repair services is needed in your area and you have been able to acquire the required skills, then the next step to follow is to write your business plan. Although you can operate this type of business without a concrete business plan, but if you have a dream of building a business that will grow beyond you, then it will pay you to take the pain to document your business plan.

⏩4. Register Your Business and Open a Corporate Account

The next step that you are to follow in your quest to successfully start your own generator repair service is to register your business with the corporate affairs commission of your country, obtain your Tax Payer’s ID and then open a corporate account for your business with any bank of your choice. You can also choose to open a corporate account for your business with different bank since there are no restrictions to the number of corporate account you can have for your business.

⏩5. Purchase the Required Working Tools

When planning to start your own generator repair service, you are expected to make provision for the purchase of tools that are needed for generator repairs. Some of the tools that you would need are Thread Chasers for spark plugs, complete set of spanners, pliers, choke cable bender, ignition system tester, and carburetor pressure gauge et al. or you can just order for a complete generator repair kit.

⏩6. Rent a Decent Facility for Your Repair Workshop

Since the nature of your job requires you going to fix your clients generator in their location, it is still important that you have a workshop where you will operate from. The truth is that some people still prefer to bring their generator to your workshop to get it fixed. So ensure that you rent a spacious and secure facility for your generator repair workshop.

⏩7. Source for Generator Repair Jobs

There are several ways you can source for generator repair jobs. You can source for repair jobs by dropping your business card with generator owners. You can as well inform those that sell generator to refer clients to you. As a matter of fact, you can partner with generator dealers to help out in helping their customers install their generators and also to help them with maintenance.

Starting a generator repair service is indeed a profitable business, but you can as well maximize your profit in this type of business by adding the sales of generator spare parts to your business. It is the wise thing to do, because it will save you some bucks when you need to buy parts to help someone fix his or her generator, and you can also maintain steady flow of income when you don’t have repair jobs to handle.

There you have it; the 7 surefire tips that can help you setup your own generator repair business from the scratch and then build it to profitability within record time.

How to start a profitable Blog and make millions online

 

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Please this is not the regular step by step guide to starting a blog. I am strictly focusing on starting a profitable, successful blog with respect to business principles. So I will shun some conventional wisdom and generic guidelines. If you are ready to learn, then let’s proceed

 

 

why do i start a blog:

So you want to start a successful blog? Have you ever asked yourself why you want to start a blog ? You may think this is unnecessary but in reality; it might turn out to be the underlying line between success and failure.

Why do you want to start a blog ?

You must answer this question before even developing the idea for your blog. People start blogs for different reasons and this simple reason may be a determinant factor to your success or failure in blogging. The reason you start a blog will determine your mindset and approach towards blogging. If you start a blog simply for the money; you may never get it.

Linda Ikeji started her blog because she identified a need. She observed that Nigerians like gossip, and they like poke-nosing into other people’s affair; while ignoring their own problems. So she started her blog and now she is making money from it.

I started this BLOG   to fill a need; I started this business blog to help entrepreneurs solve their intricate business challenges in return for a profit and this is the sole reason why I don’t consider myself a blogger or internet marketing expert. I am strictly an entrepreneur; I serve and solve other people’s problems in return for a profit, not wages or salary.

And because I am an entrepreneur, I have to think like one. This led me to work on developing my business or entrepreneurial skills. This blog is not a job, neither is it a hobby; it’s a business. But something I want you to note is this; I did not start this business blog solely for the profit; if I did, I would have sold it off a long time ago

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The primary reason why I started this blog was because of the leverage. Yes, I want to use this blog as leverage to greater heights in the future. The profits may be pouring in but the leverage is more important to me and I don’t mind sacrificing the profits to increase the leverage. Leveraging this blog can be done in several ways but I think that’s a topic for another day. Leverage is the reason I started this blog; what’s your own reason for starting a blog ?

 

Develop Your mindset:

This is always the first point I stress whenever I am sharing information that challenges you or requires you to take action. Before ever venturing online to make money or earn a full living, you must first see yourself achieving it. You must believe it is possible and achievable regardless of your region or country; whether United States, U.K, Ghana or Nigeria . You must see blogging in Nigeria and making money online as a possibility; all I am saying in essence is that you must challenge your self doubt and laziness.

Ultimately, you must be prepared to leave your comfort zone. After challenging your self doubt, you must set a specific goal or target. What is your expectation online? It might be to make your first $100 or to become an expert in a niche. Whatever goal you set, make sure it is achievable.

 

find a Niche :

Search for the perfect Niche
Search for the perfect Niche

You have probably found a tangible reason why you want to start a blog; the next thing will be to find your niche. Just as you find a market for your product or service; you also have to determine your niche online.

:idea:Who are the main targets of your blog ?

Now what is a Niche? A Niche is simply a small group of people with a common interest. Examples of popular niches are:

Beauty
Food
Vegans
Angel investors
Dog owners
Football fans
Students
Teenagers
Sports Betting
Forex Traders
Weight Watchers
Pool
Arsenal Fans
Chelsea Fans
Man U Fans
Singles
Game lovers
Housewives
Nursing Mothers
Careers
Dating
Education
Marriage
Making Money and so on…. 

Therefore Niche blogs are going to be blogs related to different topics that a select group of people are interested in. The reason for this is because there may be a lot of people interested in a particular topic but don’t know where to go to get more information about that topic. That is where you come in; to provide the content they need and in return these visitors will buy products from you or click on your ads to generate a nice income for you.

Niche blogging is more powerful because you don’t have to compete with other competitors for the same crowd. Armed with the right knowledge, you can go into a niche and completely dominate. A good rule of thumb in niche blogging is that your niche must be a high paying, low competitive niche. If you can’t figure out a niche to target; then you have no business starting a blog. Without the customers; a business has no cause to exist, so also does a blog without a niche.

 

Define the Blog mission:

What’s your blog’s mission? What do you aim to achieve with your blog ? These two questions make the big difference between profitable, successful blogs and the average blogs. A blog mission may not be important to you if you are starting a personal blog; in this case, your personal mission will be your blog’s mission.

But if you are serious about building a successful business blog that will stand the test of time; if you want to start a profitable blog that will grow with or without your personal effort, then you should forge a mission statement for your blog.

 

set your goal and objectives:

To build a profitable blog, you must set goals and objectives. You must have both short and long term goals for your blog; your goals will be the benchmark on which to judge your blog growth rate. You can use traffic, income or subscriber base as a yardstick to analyze your blog growth.

 

Define your brand strategy:

This is one of the most important factors most people overlook when starting a blog from scratch. Your brand strategy in the long run is going to determine the value of your blog, its relevance and its overall potential. Now how do you define your brand strategy?

It’s quite simple. Your brand strategy begins with you answering this question: Are you starting a personal blog or a business blog? Your personal blog is your personal brand; it’s a blog that reflects your life values and culture.

Now is POSPITIPS ONLINE  business or personal blog ? Well, it’s a business blog because it’s not attached to me; it’s a business blog because it has its own core value and culture. I can go on vacation for a year; yet this blog will keep growing geometrically because it has been programmed to run on auto pilot without me.

POSPITIPS ONLINE  has its own life to live and I have mine, same with any other  business blog. The worst  thing with a personal blog is that it might live and die with you but a business blog lives on because it doesn’t depend on your personal influence to survive. Business blogs also hold more value than personal blogs. Asset transfer and sustained growth in a personal blog is quite difficult without retaining the founding blogger.

 

Develop your overall strategy:

Another essential factor that will affect your quest to start a profitable blog is your overall strategy. Your overall strategy should be one that you will stick to no matter the storm. It’s a proven strategy that almost guarantees success and every other strategy will be hinged on it.

One of the reasons I was able to build Pospitips online to this level with no marketing or advertising budget was because I started it with the mindset of an entrepreneur. I started it on the same principle I use to build my offline businesses. I started it with an overall strategy; a strategy I have tested and proven in my offline businesses. What’s my overall strategy?

My favorite Quote➡➡➡➡ success in life does not depend on ability But determination

 

join a community related to your Niche 

The third step to making money online in Nigeria by Blogging is to join a community related to your chosen niche. For instance, if you have researched and discovered that a niche exist for guitar players, all you have to do is join social networks and forum for guitar players. Joining this forum will help you see the problems or needs existing in the niche.

I am a member of several communities related to business, entrepreneurship and investing. These communities bring me closer to my targeted niche. Using these communities as leverage, I can have a sneak preview into the minds of entrepreneurs to know the challenges they are facing currently. When you address the problems of people and offer them a solution, you draw them closer to yourself and make them loyal readers of your blog.

 

Build the Blog system:

This is where you build the structure that will host your blog; this is where you put up the necessary system that will house all your operations. Your blog system includes domain name registration, choosing your hosting platform; choosing a blog platform and setting up the blog. This process is similar to finding a location for your offline business, obtaining permits and buying your office equipment.

Now what is the best small business blogging platform ? I don’t know. What I can advice is that you choose a blog platform you understand its technicalities. Seth Godin built a successful blog on Typepad, Dave Lucas built a blog on blogger; while Steve Pavlina built a profitable blog on WordPress. Success can be achieved on any platform, just make sure you understand its ins and outs.

 

Define your operational tactics:

Your operational tactics entails how you want to run your blog; your overall budget and the time you’ll allot to building the blog.

I also made a policy that I will run the blog on lean budget until it begins to fend for itself and pay its bills. Now, my blog is run full time by my team. That was my operational strategy and it worked for me because I planned it before even starting this blog.

You want to start a profitable blog?

How often will you publish articles? Here at Pospitips Online, I publish Once in every week. How much time will you devote to you? How will you schedule your limited time to make sure every system is well taken care off ?

This you must plan and sort out before even starting a blog. Most people have asked me why I disabled the comment module on this blog. Well, it’s an operation tactics that works inline with my overall strategy; concentration. I will rather concentrate my effort on writing quality content that yields result than waste my time moderating comments.

I have less time so I chose to concentrate my efforts on things that matters most. That doesn’t mean you should follow my steps; find an operational tactic that work best for you and stick to it.

 

Define your income strategy:

What is your income strategy ? The root of this question boils down to why you want to start a blog. Are you building a blog for cash flow or capital gain? Are you building a blog to hold or flip? Are you building a blog for earned, passive or portfolio income ? These are questions you must answer because they will determine how you generate revenue from your blog; they will determine your monetization strategy.

I have seen bloggers brag about how they make thousands of dollars from their blogs but most of them are only thriving on earned income; meaning they make money by keeping an online job. I will give an example; if you run a blog that directly generates $50/month but you earn $5,000 from by providing writing services, then you are still an employee working for a salary. If you stop writing, your income will drop because you are on earned income.

I have also seen bloggers who generate full revenue from their blogs without even having to run it. I consider these individuals true entrepreneurs. Even if they go on vacation for a year; their blog income will keep growing because it doesn’t depend on them.

This is what I call passive income and it’s what I’m concentrating on. There are two types of bloggers; those who build a business and those who build a job, which one do you want to be.

 

I’ll continue later But i think this will take you a long way .  Share your thoughts below

How to win and retain customers in business


One of the greatest challenges you may face in business is how to building your customers base and keep them coming. You may have everything required to run a business but once you don’t have customers to patronize you, you are not in business especially in business where the back bone of success is good customer base. As a matter of fact, strong customer base is the lifeblood of every successful business because; you are in business as long as they keep coming.

 

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Some really have this believe they are not in business because of any particular customer therefore, they go ahead and treat those who come around them as if they are out to prove a point that they not hungry. That isn’t too good because every business person is hungry for profit and success. If you are not hungry for the reasons mentioned, then you do not suppose to be in business.

Can you remember the last time you visited any good establishment? Do you notice how prompt and polite you were received? Can you tell me the reason why all the major companies and establishment has customer care unit? If this ones can still go extra mile to satisfy their customer no matter how small and insignificant they seem to be despite the strong publicity some of them have, then you will understand how wrong you where if you are among those who has the syndrome of “Soldier go, soldier come” for their customers.

It is one thing to win a customers and it is another thing to keep them coming time and again.

You may be just loosing your customers to your competitors due to your attitude towards them.

Yes, do not forget that what builds business is knot how much invested in it, it is how best your positive attitude toward those who may come around you for the purpose of transaction. Therefore start doing the following now!

By all means, make yourself appealing to those who choose to patronize you, see it as a rare privilege no matter how scarce your product or service seems to be – your customers may choose to go elsewhere after all.

Create products or services that are unique, let your services distinguish you from your competitors by so doing you make your customers see value for the money they intend to part with.

 

 

 

Be punctual and regular in your business, do not crate the impression of irregular, unreliable business person in the mind of your customers as this is capable of damaging whatever trust they may have in you to provide good service delivery on time.

 

Always try to know the mind of your customers by asking question such as: Are you satisfy with my service or goods? Are there ways you want us to improve on? Then conclude by assuring him of your readiness to attend to his need next time.

You may ask him to come back if there is any complain about the goods or services, as that will create a room for open discussion between you and your customer thereby creating positive relationship that is required in building solid customer relation.

Work on your personal and business image – you have to sell yourself before you can sell anything else. People are naturally attracted to something neat and presentable. Therefore, by paying attention to your personal appearance and to your business premises your customers will be naturally attracted and enjoy coming to you always.

Granted, some customers can be very difficult to deal with but never mind. You can still win them over or at least create positive impression of a good businessperson in their mind.

If by any reason, your customer seems unhappy due to the quality of goods or services rendered see what you can do to remedy the situation. Your business will not in any way be affected if you overlook some few issues and at the same time you will enjoy good relationship with your customers. Your goal is not just for instant gain at that point in time, but to keep them coming for the future benefit because, once they stop coming you seize being in business.

Every business is capable to make you rich, only if you can master the best way to treat those who show interest in your goods and services! You will surely reap the rewards that come with hard work. Don’t procrastinate, go ahead with any aspect of Business you find interesting on

 

POSPITIPS ONLINE the profit is there waiting for you.

 

The journey has just begun! I hope as we have started it together, please do not give up. “A winner never quit and quitter never wins”.

👤POSSIBLE OTUSON (Pospi)  – Blogger and Business Coach

Top 10 most Profitable Small Business Ideas in Nigeria

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How to Start a bread bakery business in Nigeria

 

Bread is the third most popular food staple in most parts of the world. It is widely consumed across the continents by almost all citizens, ethnics and religions groups. Everyone likes the smell and taste of bread, especially when it is freshly baked. It is one of the quickest and cheapest food to get your hands on in time of hunger.

With these in mind, we can safely conclude that starting a bread bakery business anywhere in the world is going to be a viable business.



Like I have always said, the best product to deal with is the product that is in high demand in the market and bread happens to be one of such product.  Continue reading How to Start a bread bakery business in Nigeria

Starting Your Own Business? what are the Benefits? Here there are!

Thinking of starting your Business? 

its a good thing when the resources of getting started are in place. Also, having your own business established means you are practically taking a step to take control of your life, and your dreams.

There are literally countless business ideas floating out there.

Some are brand new ideas while others have been successfully implemented by thousands of people. Many of these ideas are simple, straightforward, and inexpensive to start, while others are a bit complex.

Starting your own business may require a lot of process. But in my own opinion, I advise you to start small and simple, using your own hard-earned resources to execute the idea first.

Then the success gained and your entrepreneurial spirit may motivate you to take your business to the heights you may never imagined. But you will never encounter such success if you do not give it a shot.

There are lots of benefits of starting your own business and some of them you might never know until you give it a trial.

Here are tips and motivations that can help you to start a successful business:

  • Independence And Flexibility

When working for yourself you tend to gain more freedom and independence. And once your business is firmly established, you’ll probably have the flexibility to make sure you don’t miss the moment and events that matter to you the most in life. You work your own hours and if you want to take a day off you don’t need to call the boss.

That does not mean starting your own business is a passport to relaxation, it simply means you’ll have the freedom to decide when to work and when to rest. Sometimes, starting your own business could even mean working harder but you make that decision and not someone else else making it for you.

You Decide Your Income If you are an employee, no matter how hard you work, you will always receive limited income even if you are the most efficient and most qualified employee. If you are a business owner there is no limitation to how much money you can make. Your income will depend on how good and efficient you are in running your your business.

In a nutshell, you are the decision maker and everything lies in your hands. If you are extremely ambitious, starting your own business will give you freedom to compete and set target for yourself to even compete and become one of the very rich persons in your niche and community. You decide when to retire depending on how much money you’ve made and even when you retire, your business will still be making you money.

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  • Personal Fulfillment In Your Own Business

Having your own business can be more satisfying than working for someone else. Many successful small business owners enjoy the respect they get from their peers for having the courage to go out on their own and set up a business.

You are not limited in applying your creativity, you have the freedom to experiment and take calculated risks that you dare not do if you are working under someone. When such creativity and risks brings positive results, you become the most fulfill person on earth.

You become a business creator and not merely a product of business creation. You can brag about your achievement and enjoys all the recognition you get.

To Learn New Skills The more you work to build your business, the more you will realize how little you actually know. As your business expands, you will learn time management,marketing, general management, book-keeping, new types of problem solving, tax implication and so on. You will learn plenty about yourself and what you can handle throughout the life of your business.

Don’t be surprised if power is one of your goals, you will acquire power through your business and keep learning the skills of managing your power. In your business, you have employees who are out there to do your bidding your way.

However, if power is important to you and you really want to retain it, think of using it in a more constructive way to build positive value.

There Are Organizations To Help You Success There are non profit organizations out there to help you succeed in your new business. They will provide you with guidance, specialized expertise, and even offer services in helping you establish your organization up and running.

Small businesses are very important in the economy because it represents one of the workforce.

There are several organizations that you can search on the web that have the resources to help you with any advice that you will networking need for your business.One of such organization is The United States Small Business

Administration which is a Government agency that provides resources, guides, and advice to small business owners and startups.They also provide tools such as business plan software, etc.‘Doing Business’ which is powered by World Bank Groups another powerful resource platform for business startups.

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Here on POSPITIPS ONLINE also we make effort to provide you with some of the finest business ideas to work on. Having a vision Most new business owners realize the dream of doing business through their own visions of how they can do things better.

Your vision or idea often comes from businesses that are not providing service or products, and you feel you could improve them if you own a business that render such services in more effective and efficient ways.

Once you have a vision for a business, it is easier to turn that vision to reality. The quality of employees you hire could also determine your success or failure in a business. How many times have you sought out business products or services and dealt with poor customer service people? By hiring the employees that will get the job done, you can make your business better.

Income Expectation Small business can be profitable. It is not only big corporations that pulls in big profits. They are countless stories of entrepreneurs landing a solid idea and exploiting it for a large financial gain. And from a selfish point of view, you get to keep more of the profits if the business is your own.

Starting your own business affords you the opportunity for professional growth. Entrepreneurs get to try there’s hands in all of the business from marketing to sales and business development. This gives business owners the ability to be more creative and become involved in the whole process of starting and running a new venture.

This can also lead to more business opportunities in future as entrepreneurs learn all factors that make their business successful.

Did you learn anything from this report?

Share it with us through the comment section and help to empower others.

See How To Create A Free Blog In Five Minutes

You’ve been thinking and searching for how to create a free blog? Now, you are about to find out exactly how to create a free blog within five minutes. You already know the benefit of blogging, so I’d skip that and go straight to business. The tutorial is going to be step by step and direct to the point. And by the time we are done, you will have your own site ready for business. This article will cover the free blogs which is a very good starting point for beginner bloggers and good for professionals as well. There are two major free blogging platforms (WordPress.com and Blogger.com) that you can use. Both are very robust and offers everything you need to build a free yet professional looking site.

To Setup A Free Blog In Five Minutes With Blogger.com

Blogger promises you’d start blogging in five minutes and they have been living up to that promise for years now. Millions of blogs are currently hosted on Blogspot with the number still counting. This is because of the ease of setting up and managing new blogs that blogger offers. Here are the steps to follow:- 1. Go to Blogger.com which is the home page for Blogspot where your free blog will be created and hosted. 2.  Once you are there, you will see a login box for Google account, enter your Gmail email address and password to login into blogspot (all it takes is one Google account for all Google products). If you don’t have any Google account, click on “Create an Account” to proceed with your setup. 3. The moment you login with your Gmail and password, you will see the screenshot below

4. Fill in your ‘Blog Title’ and your ‘Blog Address’ and Select your desired ‘Template’ to proceed.

  • Your blog title is the title that summarizes what your blog is all about. Here I choose “My Blog for Animal Business” suggesting that the blog I’m setting up is all about Animal Business. Chose whatever title that is appropriate for your blog.
  • Your ‘Blog Address’ is the universal resource locator (url) through which your blog can be located on the internet. Here you have whatevernameyouchose.blogspot.com which is a subdomain. How to change your blog address from subdomain to custom first level domain? Will come very soon
  • Your ‘Template’ is the predesigned feel and look for your blog (how your blog will look)

After filling all the information as shown on the screenshot above, then click on (“Create blog”) the orange button you see below on the screenshot to create your blog. That’s is! This should take you about 3-4 minutes to complete. 5. From https://www.blogger.com/home click on your blog title, it will take you to the blog’s dashboard, start adding your contents from there.

To Setup A Free Blog In Five Minutes With WordPress.com

WordPress is another giant in blogging software and promises ease of start and use. It is one of the most amazing alternative to paid blogs and comes with many preassigned functionality. 1. Go to WordPress.com there you will see messages that reads “Create your new website for free WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site” and without wasting time, click on “Create Website”. It will take you to a page that shows screenshot below.

2. Enter your “Blog Address” as I did above and click on “Create Your blog and Continue” to the next step. You notice there are 5 steps to take. Each should take you less than a minute. 3. Once you are in the next page, you will see the form similar to the one I have in the picture below

Fill in your information the way I did, you can use any email address that is workable, select a username that is okay by you, choose your password – something difficult to guess, and click on “Next Step” to proceed. 4. In this step, you have the option to buy a custom address instead of yourname.wordpress.com. If you have $18-25 you can go for that or you skip it and make do with subdomain provided for free. 5. Here you chose your site template (how you would like your site to look) there are varieties of pre made templates to choose from. You can preview to see which one you like most before selecting. After you’ve selected one, you click “Next Step” to proceed to the final step. 6. Here, you have the option to go for beginner, premium, or business packages.

  • FreeJust start blogging: get a free blog and be on your way to publishing your first post in less than five minutes.
  • Premium –  Blog, supercharged: get your own domain name, powerful customization options and lots of space for audio and video.
  • BusinessTake it to the next level: get everything included with Premium, as well as live chat support and unlimited access to WordPress.com collection of premium themes.

Since we are dealing with the subject of setting up free blogs, we’d select ‘free’ and proceed. As you select the free package which is free for life, it will take you to the dashboard where you will start blogging immediately without wasting time. Congratulation! You now have a blog of your own!!        

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How To Start A Blog On Facebook

Facebook is the biggest social networking site on earth and blogging is the fasted and easiest way to share information and get across to people. So, its not surprising that people are searching for how to blog on Facebook or how to start a blog on Facebook. Blogging on Facebook will enable you reach millions of user without breaking sweet and I want to show you step by step how to blog on Facebook and reach millions of Facebook users with your message.

This post is not about how to create a Facebook fan page for your blog as that has been covered already neither is it on how to post your blog post on Facebook as we intend covering that soon. This is as it is – how to create a blog on Facebook.

SEE ALSO: Top 5 facebook groups for Blog Promotion

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NOW LETS BEGIN

  1. Sign-in to Facebook or create a new account.
  1. Look for “More” button below your cover photo area.
  2. Hover over the “More” button to reveal a drop down.

  3. Scroll down to “Manage Section” and click on it.

  4. Select “Note” and click save to have it on more section.

  5. Come back and hover over “More” to see “Note”.

  6. Click on the “Note” and enter your blog post.

8.Then publish it on Facebook for your hundreds of friends.

This step is quite simple, drop me a comment if you are having any difficulty. You can publish anything from opinion piece to investigative materials. Good luck blogging on Facebook and always remember to drop by and share this on Facebook.

How To Produce Garri In Commercial Quantity And Make Million

 

For instance, if you taste a Yoruba made garri and Igbo version,you are bound to notice some major and minor differences just like you would of a Togo and Ghana garri.

The guideline is to know what appeals to your market, if not onemay end up with the right product in the wrong market.In Nigeria, one may have the options of producing garri with varying methods and have it taken to the market for sale but among these various methods of productions, manually produced garri usually last longer than quickly made ones which contains moisture and starts getting bad as soon as it’s bagged, but the downside of this methods of production is that it doesn’t pass the international standards and are not fit for exportation.

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Garri production is a very big business that is churning out millions of naira for those doing just the ways it should be done. The investors with the right machinery are making real money producing this essential commodity in some great quantity to serve the market that is far from being saturated as the demands of it continues to increase.

 

It is a viable business because it is one of the most widely consumed food in Africa and beyond.jdghjhgkhgkhg As the population of Africa continues to grow along with its economy, likewise the demands of staple foods like garri continues to match up with it.

 

To start with, Garri is a product of Cassava which thrives in African soil due to good tropical climate. Even when other farm produce fails, cassava is is very sure to live up to expectations in bringing good harvest to the farmers.

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There are so many ways to convert the produce of cassava into different foods in Africa which garri happens to be the most among the list and its accepted throughout Nigeria as a common food for all.

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common man’s food

Put simple, garri is a common man’s food.

Sometimes and no matter how intense the economy is or howhard other food commodities may be to obtain in the market, the common question from caring relatives or others are usually,‘Hope you are eating garri or ebba?’ as its otherwise called. Just to show you how sure and affordable garri is.

 

Garri is very common and that has affected its prices for a long time now and making it to be stable. At least,close to 80% of cassava produce are processed into garri  just to show you how high the demands of garri is around within the country not to talk of having it exported to other countries which those who met the stringent exports requirements are doing.

You may not have to concern yourself over that because you can still make it big producing and selling it locally and even contact those exporting it to be buying from you if are sure of enough quantities and best processed products.If you have interest in garri production, here are some tips to guide you into making it a reality as you are sure to have your millions to show for it.For any serious entrepreneur to go into garri production, he may have to invest in cassava production which in its own is a profitable farming in Nigeria.

But if you are sure of having a steady supply of cheap and fresh cassava tubers, then you can still make it without your own farm.Another important thing to keep in mind is that cassava is a perishable item and if left for a long time it may get spoiled and that would affect your end product; because of that, always have the time frame in mind whenever you are placing order for a fresh supply or going to the market to buy yourself.

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5 Fears I Overcame to Become an Entrepreneur

The freedom entrepreneurship can provide is priceless. Being able to set your schedule and earn an income based off of the value you provide is appealing. 

There are many enjoyable parts of an entrepreneur’s life, but life isn’t a movie, and there are challenges and struggles every entrepreneur will face. These challenges are especially strong when you’re starting a business.
Fear kept me stuck in a business I hated because the money was good and pretty much guaranteed. I had a full plate of customers, but the work felt like it was draining my soul. My dream was to create a lifestyle businessthat allowed me to write, speak and consult. I had to beat these five fears to make that dream a reality.

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3 things you should Know Before Starting a Blog

 

So, you’ve heard about this blog thing, and you’ve decided to try it and start a blog for yourself.

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How To Know Your Customers and Their Needs

 

If you have ever found yourself being caught up in the web of building a business, then you will know by now that starting a business is a lot of work. However, once you are able to successfully launch the business, the next phase of challenge is to win customers over.

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How to Start an Architectural Firm

 

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How To Know How Much Your Business Is Worth

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3 important Business Skill you may not have Learned in school

 

The fact is that a formal education will bring you up-to-speed on the latest develops, and history, of your chosen field. In addition, your dedication to post-secondary education will help you to create business networks that it will take decades to re-create without the college / university environment.

Regardless of your personal opinion of formal education’s role in business success and entrepreneurial endeavors, here are three skills that you will not learn in school but are crucially important to your success as an entrepreneur / founder.

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Inspirational Story for your Motivation – Must Read

 

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench.
At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.

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When the child saw his father with painful eyes he asked, ‘Dad when will my fingers grow back?’ The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times.
Devastated by his own actions, sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written ‘LOVE YOU DAD’.
The next day that man committed suicide. . .
Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life….. Things are to be used and people are to be loved,
But the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved… During this year, let’s be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved …Be yourself… This is the only day we HAVE. Have a nice day Best regards
Watch your thoughts; they become words.  Watch your words; they become actions.  Watch your actions; they become habits.  Watch your habits they become character;  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
I’m glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. God bless you; I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you don’t  SHARE this on to anybody, nothing bad will happen; if you do, you will have ministered to someone. The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not PROTECT you…
Stay FAITHFUL and Be GRATEFUL

5 Awesome Tips for Success in Both Life and Business

Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that comes to mind. At the same time, we all have a limited amount of time each day to do the things that we want to do.
So for the sake of saving time and energy, I’m sharing a list of tips that will help you be successful in both life and in business.

1. Add Value

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Benefits Of Using Twitter For Business

 

With over 500 million accounts and 200 million tweets every single day, Twitter is the new media kid on the block. No wonder Twitter plays a vital role in the hundreds of social media marketing tactics run by different companies worldwide.

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How to Start-up a business with almost no money

 

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The Secrets behind Aliko Dangote’s Wealth

 

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Rendering Online and Offline Business Ideas

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