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Great advice from the Richest person in China, Mr. Jack Ma

This man is someone I always want to listen to, I look for every opportunity to learn from him. I saw this post on social media and I just thought to share with BIE readers. Be inspired… Jack Ma says, “Please tell your children that the world is changing every day and no one is going to wait for you in the past. When lighter was invented, matches slowly disappeared. When calculator was created, abacus was to fade away. When digital camera was designed, the market of negative film no longer existed. When direct market selling/internet-based selling arises, traditional marketing declines. When smartphone with 4G (wireless internet access) was introduced to the world, you no longer need to turn on your computer at home. When WeChat and WhatsApp (mobile text/voice/video messaging) are developed, traditional text messaging is no longer as popular as before. Let’s not to blame “Who took over Whose business.” It’s only because people are more adjustable and adaptable to new ideas and changes in the world. Someone asks Jack Ma, “What is your secret for success?” He says, “Really simple…I am doing (action) while you’re only watching.” Please remember that the world keeps changing every day. If ...

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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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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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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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Network, learn and get trained at this week’s tech events

The tech events happening this week is all about meetups and training. Here are the tech events for this week (Monday, 7th November – Monday, 14th November 2016). Techpoint Abuja Meetup at Ventures Platform Techpoint.ng is bringing together innovators, startup founders, technology students and tech enthusiasts to network and share ideas about how to tackle the challenges of running a business in Abuja. If you are a startup founder, innovator, technology student, or anyone with brilliant innovations, based in Abuja, then you need to registerto attend the meetup. Date: Tuesday, 8th November 2016 Time: 4pm – 6pm Venue: Ventures Park, 29 Mambilla Street, Off Aso Drive, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. Edubridge Digital Open Day Digital Jobs Open Day is a training workshop organised by Edubridge Consultants. It aims to help people who have an interest in digital marketing. The training is tagged “Learn. Work. Earn.”. It is the first step in the digital skills training and internship project by Edubridge Consultants. The goal of the workshop is to train and create direct digital job opportunities for its participants. The event is the first step in our Digital Skills Training and Internship Project. You can register here if you want to attend the Open Day. Date: 10th November 2016. Venue: Royal Event ...

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How to get a job through Networking – Tokunbo Fasoro

“The job you want may not be advertised at all” I remember at some point in my life, I took sometime time off work to have my baby and was ready to get back to work . One day I was with a neighbor, while chatting I mentioned that I was ready to get back to work. A few days later she called me and asked me if I was interested in a role. She said to me that the position just opened in an organization she was presently handling a project for, that the MD just mentioned it to her.  She immediately told the MD about me and I was scheduled for an interview and that was how I got the job. “The job was never advertised, my network got me the job” Lots of times, many jobs are not advertised. People get jobs through referrals all the time.  You just might know someone that knows someone that can get you that dream job. Social media have connected lots of people together, you definitely will have people in your network you have not seen years, some may just  be acquaintances, old classmates, colleagues etc, there will be definitely  someone ...

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NO PAIN, NO GAIN – Tokunbo Fasoro

Last week Monday, I left my house, situated at a certain area in Lagos by 5:27am. I had a training commencing at 8:00am, but I was stuck in traffic. I did not get to my destination in Victoria Island until 9:10am. I spent close to three and a half hours in traffic!! I looked out of my window and I saw people just like me who do this 5 or 6 times a week, I thought to myself, “Will I be doing this again tomorrow?” That was when I realized that for many of them on the street, it was a Yes. They had no choice. There was a reward at the end of it all. You can call it profit or salary, depending on the destination, but the point I am trying to make from this is “No Pain No Gain” My mind also flashed back to my aerobics class and the trainer who will never let us have any rest. He keeps pushing us to keep doing those very strenuous and painful exercises over and over again, telling us “No Pain No Gain” The moral of this is that nothing good comes easy, you need to keep pushing ...

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5 Tech Events That You Should Not Miss This Week

Most events lined up for this week are of an educational nature; a TedX being one of them. So if you are headed to most of the events this week, be prepared to absorb knowledge. Mind the gap: Ways technology is disrupting education in Africa The re:learn meetup is a growing community of education and technology professionals, volunteers, school administrators and other stakeholders, who are committed to improving access and quality of education in Nigeria. This month, the re:learn community will be looking at different ways technology is disrupting education in Africa. Today, technology is changing everything. From e-readers, tablets, laptops to digital tools, software and apps that are changing the way we learn, engage, collaborate and share feedback. You are invited to this month’s meetup to share your experience about how technology is disrupting education in your space and ideas about what’s yet to be explored. To sign up for the event, click here. Date: Thursday 27th October, 2016 Time: 6pm – 7pm Venue: The re:learn centre, 1st floor, TY Danjuma Foundation Building, 35 Fandriana Close, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja. TEDXIsaleGeneral in Oyo State TEDXIsaleGeneral is an intellectual event set to happen in Oyo State and is themed “Beyond The Walls”. This year’s event promises first-hand ...

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12 Challenges New Entrepreneurs Face And Ways To Conquer Them Pt2 – Tokunbo Fasoro

Hi BIE readers , you can refer to the part 1 of this post. Here… not to miss out on the points, for those just reading this, this is a brief introduction to the post. ‎ The economy is not smiling in a lot of countries in the world right now, especially countries that were totally dependent on oil as income. A country like Nigeria has been one of the greatest ones hit since the fall in oil prices and this has led to a lot of pay cuts, job losses and a hard time for employers to even pay salaries. This situation has forced a lot of people to seriously begin considering entrepreneurship like never before. Here are the final 6 challenges you may face as a new entrepreneur and ways to conquer them. 7. Dealing with the stress of not having a steady income: To me, that was one of the greatest challenges I faced. Many times I would say to myself, “Wow! I should have received a credit alert today, if I was still under paid employment”! At those difficult times, it is your passion for rendering the service that keeps you going. 8. Managing your money: ...

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