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A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by tolsee(m): 6:48pm On Mar 11, 2017
I have been fortunate to serve clients in the Hospitality industry, ranging from Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, and Lounges. I can clearly state that this is one industry if well located, can stand the test of time (regardless of the economic situation in Nigeria). As an accountant operating in this industry, I have the privilege of gaining access to the inner workings of these businesses and I see their potential. In Nigeria, most especially Lagos and its environs, people will always eat, drink, celebrate, and sleep. Last I heard, Lagos has a population of about 20 million people (Even if we agree 18 million that's still a huge market), imagine the businesses in this industry that serve 10% of the demographic of Lagos? Meaning about 1.8 million people are served daily. My experience has also shown that every strata of our society has a business catering to them, from the high income to the low income (Iya Basirat stores).

But guess what? We have more hotel and restaurant managers making more money than the investors or owners of these businesses. True fact! The industry is ridden with friends and family members in managerial positions, making it difficult for employees to thrive in such environments. We had the opportunity of working with one of such businesses for 3 months and we increased their sales by over 40% with the same number of customers that patronize them. All we did was put in place control systems to track sales and monitor the business operations. We recommended the manager be fired and new set of people be recruited and trained. 1 year later they were back to where we started with them, the manager was still there, and they had lost the best people that could have helped grow the business.

Not everyone has the same story, a client is better off today than when we engaged him because he took advice and hired the best people, fired family and friends who were not performing, and adopted systems to enhance transparency and accountability.

In 2017, there is room for specialized skills in the hospitality industry. Hospitality Accounting, Hospitality Auditing, Supervisors, Team Leads, etc. Please do not let those big names fool you, you do not need to have a BSC to become an accountant/bookkeeper in the hospitality industry. With the right experience and training, you can become a regional manager managing 4 different locations of a bar, making up to 150,000 a month or even more. Is this not better than you being over 30 going 40, not married because you do not have a job, and still waiting for that big break?? Try getting a job as a server/waiter and begin to learn the operations and the inner workings of these businesses and in 2 years you will be closer to your long term goals than you ever have been.

Wish you guys luck.
#barbaric #seun
Re: A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by mrtomola(m): 7:53pm On Mar 11, 2017
I am an Hospitality Business Consultant based in Lagos. For consultation pls Contact me iconceptsnig@gmail.com

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Re: A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by Ademat7(m): 1:27am On Mar 12, 2017
tolsee:
I have been fortunate to serve clients in the Hospitality industry, ranging from Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, and Lounges. I can clearly state that this is one industry if well located, can stand the test of time (regardless of the economic situation in Nigeria). As an accountant operating in this industry, I have the privilege of gaining access to the inner workings of these businesses and I see their potential. In Nigeria, most especially Lagos and its environs, people will always eat, drink, celebrate, and sleep. Last I heard, Lagos has a population of about 20 million people (Even if we agree 18 million that's still a huge market), imagine the businesses in this industry that serve 10% of the demographic of Lagos? Meaning about 1.8 million people are served daily. My experience has also shown that every strata of our society has a business catering to them, from the high income to the low income (Iya Basirat stores).

But guess what? We have more hotel and restaurant managers making more money than the investors or owners of these businesses. True fact! The industry is ridden with friends and family members in managerial positions, making it difficult for employees to thrive in such environments. We had the opportunity of working with one of such businesses for 3 months and we increased their sales by over 40% with the same number of customers that patronize them. All we did was put in place control systems to track sales and monitor the business operations. We recommended the manager be fired and new set of people be recruited and trained. 1 year later they were back to where we started with them, the manager was still there, and they had lost the best people that could have helped grow the business.

Not everyone has the same story, a client is better off today than when we engaged him because he took advice and hired the best people, fired family and friends who were not performing, and adopted systems to enhance transparency and accountability.

In 2017, there is room for specialized skills in the hospitality industry. Hospitality Accounting, Hospitality Auditing, Supervisors, Team Leads, etc. Please do not let those big names fool you, you do not need to have a BSC to become an accountant/bookkeeper in the hospitality industry. With the right experience and training, you can become a regional manager managing 4 different locations of a bar, making up to 150,000 a month or even more. Is this not better than you being over 30 going 40, not married because you do not have a job, and still waiting for that big break?? Try getting a job as a server/waiter and begin to learn the operations and the inner workings of these businesses and in 2 years you will be closer to your long term goals than you ever have been.

Wish you guys luck.
#barbaric #seun
So what are u bringing to the table for your fellow nairalander
Re: A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by tolsee(m): 1:15pm On Mar 12, 2017
An opportunity to be trained, and specialize in the hospitality industry.
Ademat7:

So what are u bringing to the table for your fellow nairalander
Re: A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by Ademat7(m): 3:42am On Mar 13, 2017
tolsee:
An opportunity to be trained, and specialize in the hospitality industry.
Good,so hw will it be done
Re: A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by tolsee(m): 7:04am On Mar 13, 2017
We started training for prospective employees in our office in Ajah.

You are welcomed to join. Candidates who are screened successfully will begin training Monday, 13th of March. Training goes on for one week before deployment. A stipend is provided to cover all or part of individual transportation cost.

Thank you.
Ademat7:

Good,so hw will it be done
Re: A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by Ademat7(m): 11:50am On Mar 13, 2017
@tolsee. Any website or social media handle of your firm?
Cc: Lalasticlala,seun
Re: A Look Into The Hospitality Industry In Nigeria by tolsee(m): 6:59am On Mar 14, 2017
Search for Bizcreativz. Social media handle is on my profile page. I heard no advertising here.

Ademat7:
@tolsee. Any website or social media handle of your firm?
Cc: Lalasticlala,seun

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