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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Youth Evolve 2016: 4 Days To Event

“Youth Evolve 2016”- This is an annual event that will bring experts together to discuss, inform and provide answers to most of the common issues faced by young people in relation to career and building a successful future. Expect an amazing experience filled with so much knowledge, fun and lots of networking from our top notch speakers with global experience who will open your minds to amazing realities and opportunities that will spur you to the next level. Also featuring hot debate topics: (1) Money or Passion?  (2) Social Media, a Curse or a Blessing? These are topics of interest among young people in this generation. You just have to be a part of this event. Stay connected to BI Empowerment for more details on Youth Evolve 2016 and share with friends. Date: December 3rd 2016 Venue: 180 degrees, Ogudu. Register here For sponsorship, send email to Zika at zika.n@bisolutionsng.com BiEmpowerment.com #WeEmpowerYouths Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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Wrap Up November With These 3 Tech Events

This week marks the end of November, 2016 with quite a few tech events happening. The tech events happening this week are all about networking and learning from peers in the industry. Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Tuesday, 29th November – Monday, 5th December 2016) that I think may be worth your time. The Hustle Grind in Abuja The Hustle Grind, organised by Dayo Koleowo, co-founder of Abuja-based ChowHub, is an entrepreneurial community that brings successful local entrepreneurs, innovators, startup founders and investors together to share lessons learnt on the road to building their companies. At The Hustle Grind this month, Angel Adelaja, the chief executive officer of Fresh Direct will share lessons learnt on the road to building her company, amongst other things. You can register here if you’re interested in attending. Date: Tuesday, 29th November, 2016. Time: 5:30pm – 7pm. Venue: Enspire Incubator, 2 Zambezi Crescent, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abuja, Nigeria. Andela Technology Leader Expo: Kent Beck The Technology Leader Expo aims to create opportunities for different types of Tech Leaders in the world to interact with Andelans and the Lagos tech community. Kent Beck, the creator of Extreme Programming and founding father of Agile development, will ...

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Happy Thanksgiving

BIE Readers, Friends and fans especially our friends and family in the United States of America. Today as we sit around our Thanksgiving table, one of the biggest things we are thankful for is YOU all. We appreciate all your support, love and encouragement. We are humbled that you read our post, comment, email us and connect with us on all our social media platforms. As we count our blessings this year… we are counting all of you! And we will be thanking God for you all! Our dear friends, have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! Lots of Love, Biempowerment.com #WeEmpowerYouths Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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Doyin Adunfe, HR Professional Turned Makeup Artist

The first time I saw Doyin, I said to my self ” Wow, who is this tall and pretty girl?” She looks so much like a model‎ and just talking with her, I discovered how amazing she was both inside and outside. She told me she is a makeup artist and I decided to give her a try and boom! I just loved what I saw. It was amazing to discover that she was an HR Professional turned makeup artist and we were so glad she granted us an interview and allowed us to share her story to inspire BIE readers. Enjoy… 1. “Can we meet you?” “My name is Doyin Adunfe, I am Yoruba, I am a make-up artist 2. “How did you discover make-up artistry? Is it something you have always wanted to do or did you just stumble into it?” My mom was never a make-up person, but I would go ahead to buy makeup with my small money and would do something elaborate on my small face as far back as when I was in primary school. At the University, I was a make-up critique. I would look at editorials, photographs and would be like “Why ...

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Youth Evolve 2016

“Youth Evolve 2016”- This is an annual event that will bring experts together to discuss, inform and provide answers to most of the common issues faced by young people in relation to career and building a successful future. Expect an amazing experience filled with so much knowledge, fun and lots of networking from our top notch speakers with global experience who will open your minds to amazing realities and opportunities that will spur you to the next level. Also featuring hot debate topics: (1) Money or Passion?  (2) Social Media, a Curse or a Blessing? These are topics of interest among young people in this generation. You just have to be a part of this event. Stay connected to BI Empowerment for more details on Youth Evolve 2016 and share with friends. Date: December 3rd 2016 Venue: 180 degrees, Ogudu. Register here For sponsorship and participation, send  an email to Zika at zika.n@bisolutionsng.com or call Zika : 01-2930183 BiEmpowerment.com #WeEmpowerYouths Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 3

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The Hilarious Camp Story of Opeyemi Durowaiye

Opeyemi Durowaiye shares her NYSC camp story with us and we hope you all learn from her interesting experience as a corp member especially the 2016 Batch B Stream 1 corp members who will be going to camp very soon. Her Story… First, I must say DO NOT take 30 passports or make 20 photocopies….. Please* DO NOT! *and so I begin. Greetings everyone – especially prospective corps members. I was in your shoes in April, getting ready for camp and all; oh, and to serve my country #important. I was disappointed on two counts though; first I didn’t get posted to the East as I wanted-yeah, you heard right. I wasn’t interested in getting posted to Lagos or its environs and I still got Ogun state but the experience has been good! Then secondly, I had to go in the second stream- and to think I had my bags ready for camp since April 28th! (Don’t judge me!). But camping later afforded me good advice from my friends who went ahead, and a bit of travel. Why this checklist? Before camp, trust me, I checked out blogs and articles about orientation camp and all. They all made sense oh- ...

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Youth Evolve 2016

“Youth Evolve 2016”- This is an annual event that will bring experts together to discuss, inform and provide answers to most of the common issues faced by young people in relation to career and building a successful future. Expect an amazing experience filled with so much knowledge, fun and lots of networking from our top notch speakers with global experience who will open your minds to amazing realities and opportunities that will spur you to the next level. Also featuring hot debate topics: (1) Money or Passion?  (2) Social Media, a Curse or a Blessing? These are topics of interest among young people in this generation. You just have to be a part of this event. Stay connected to BI Empowerment for more details on Youth Evolve 2016 and share with friends. Date: December 3rd 2016 Venue: 180 degrees, Ogudu. Register here For sponsorship, send email to Zika at zika.n@bisolutionsng.com BiEmpowerment.com #WeEmpowerYouths Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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A Message to 2016 NYSC Batch ‘B’ Stream I Corp Members from the BI Empowerment Team

The BI Empowerment team would like to use this opportunity to congratulate the 2016 NYSC Batch ‘B’ Stream I Corp Members who will be heading to camp very soon. First of all, we would want to correct a popular opinion that NYSC is a waste of time. It is not! The one year work experience is the most important part of your CV to we Human Resources Consultants and in building a career both as a career person or an entrepreneur. We have a few nuggets for you 1. NYSC is the first work experience most graduates have, this is the time to prove that you are different from every other graduate. You need to work hard and stand out in your place of primary assignment. 2. Job responsibilities can be copied, we need you to get in there and achieve great things, initiate and Implement great Ideas that will make your CV stand out from others. 3. Do not go into a place and never leave a mark people can look back and say it was when this Corp member was here that he or she introduced this. A positive mark that will make people refer to you forever. ...

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19 PRACTICAL TIPS TO SURVIVE THE RECESSION

It’s not news that the Nigerian Economy is in recession, and some other economies across the the world especially oil dependent countries and we just thought that i‎t would be great to do a write up on ways to survive the recession so our BIE readers especially our young entrepreneurs can be guided. I spoke to a mentor of mine I call her Auntie Hetty and she was kind enough to put this together for us which she culled from various sources. Please read carefully. Many businesses are likely to fold up with money scarce in countries affected by the recession , leading to job losses and poverty. With inflation and high exchange rate the banks will not be able to give loans and when they do the interest rate will be too high to afford. With high inflation those with paid salaries are now actually earning less, that is if they will be lucky to keep their jobs… Below are tips of survival in this period. 1. Cash is going to be King and whoever has it or has access to it should preserve it. 2. Spend less than you earn; SAVE for the rainy day. 3. Cut down ...

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Don’t Be Limited By Your Environment – Tokunbo Fasoro

I woke up this morning to the news of someone being burnt to death because he stole. It was really upsetting because personally, I do not think someone who stole should be put to that type of horrible death. In addition, some people mentioned that the society had failed him – that was the supposed reason for resorting to theft. It got me thinking. I have never had it really easy in my life. I really struggled to get where I am today. I realized that complaining about the environment wouldn’t get me anywhere, wishing I had opportunities like other people wasn’t going to help my situation, nor would sitting around and waiting for a miracle from heaven going to improve matters for me. I decided that no matter how unpromising the environment looked, nor my lack of a silver spoon at birth, all I needed to do was to look beyond my environment and decide not to be limited by it. I resolved to work hard and buy my ‘golden’ spoon myself. Lol! I have the permission of my friend Seyi to share his story on how he was not limited by his environment… Seyi was born into an ...

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