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|Agriculture / Re: Farmcrowdy-small Profits by Xion: 9:29am On May 04, 2018|
Honestly, methinks it's all a means to an end. More like provide an optimal working environment for the people and they'll deliver. Establish the brand to resonate trust and stability (much needed in our environment). Attract the best talents to deliver results.
Trust me, you would be skeptical about putting your money into sponsoring any of the farms if they operate with a lesser standard.
I believe FarmCrowdy attracts the kind of attention it does (investors, sponsors, media and trolls) because of this standard.
Farmcrowdy can design and paint as much as they want, as long as my yield drops in when due, then I ain't concerned. If I am, it will be that I'm proud to be a sponsor of an indigenous startup solving dire problems and doing great at it.
|Agriculture / Re: Farmcrowdy-small Profits by Xion: 5:54pm On May 01, 2018|
It used to be much more handsome, maybe due to the economic situation in the country, increased risk factors, farm produce insurance and the need to keep the company running, I'm sure they had to review the rates to make it a win-win-win case for the farmers, sponsors and company respectively.
The impact they make in the lives of these farmers is a motivating factor for me (after the yield, of course).
Enjoying my popcorn while I await my poultry farm cycle to complete.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 11:49am On Jan 14, 2018|
Nairaland is using a script to change the URL, I think you should type out the URL ( I posted earlier in an image) in your browser to get access to the group.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 10:26pm On Jan 11, 2018|
You don't necessarily need to have a running business to apply, neither do you need a UBA business account (at least not yet). None of the fields of the application form asks for UBA accounts. You can carry on with the registration process.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 10:24pm On Jan 11, 2018|
Thanks, I'll do this now.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 9:09pm On Jan 08, 2018|
Finding it hard post links and images
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 8:55pm On Jan 08, 2018|
Apologies for the late response.
Please follow this link to join the whatsapp group
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 8:52pm On Jan 08, 2018|
Apologies for the late response.
Please follow this link to join the whatsapp group
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 8:45pm On Jan 08, 2018|
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 8:04am On Jan 08, 2018|
Amen, thanks so much.
To whom much is given, much is expected. I've benefited so much from TEF, it's expected that I give back what I can.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 7:38am On Jan 08, 2018|
McGg:To be sincere, I really don't know about that. You can put Economics like you stated, there's no harm in trying, there's only harm in not trying.
I really pray and hope it works out for you.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 9:17pm On Jan 07, 2018|
I'll create a whatsapp group and post the link here tomorrow morning.
Wishing you the best.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 7:51pm On Jan 07, 2018|
Tickles001:Nairaland won't let me be great. /myTEEPapplication
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 6:40pm On Jan 07, 2018|
There's no age limit stated (i've not seen). I had a grandpa and another father of four in my room, we were 3 in the room and I was the youngest.
Yes we were lodged and bountifully fed with world class food options all through our stay. We had more than enough to eat. I hate to sound like I'm exaggerating.
Services ideas are welcome, tech ideas too. There's no limit to what idea you can put in with. As long as its legal, morally upstanding, has a social impact, will generate revenue and create employment. My business is tech inclined. I met a lady who sews clothes for babies as her business, I also met 2 people who's ideas had to do with mobile money.
Along the line (after selection), you'll have to deal with registering the business with the necessary government agencies, opening a corporate account, notarize some documents etc. You're not going to pay TEF a dime.
As per business plan, the application questions are answers are close to being called a business plan . Whatever business plan you currently have will change eventually. TEF has a template that you will have to align with.
Did I miss anything?
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 7:05am On Jan 07, 2018|
It does not stop the application and selection from going through.
The foundation does not believe that the seed grant should be your only capital. You can source from multiple sources, as long as you understand business equity and funding. All of these will be taught after selection,which I think should be your priority.
The grant is what it is, a seed grant. Bigger funding awaits a business that uses the seed grant judiciously and scales well. Aside the non-refundable $5000, there's a second tranche of $5000 given on a loan basis, after that, you can apply to the foundation for another round of funding (up to $250000) on an loan or equity share basis.
The foundation tries to focus more on the business lessons and mentorship available than the funding. So much work is put into showing how to grow small businesses to big companies. This will help your kind of business that requires intensive funding.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 11:45pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Here's a link to the first part of the application (my answers and annotations - PDF).
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|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 11:43pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Chify07:Thank you! Wish you the very best.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 11:42pm On Jan 06, 2018|
WhatsApp 0805-One-Six-Triple two-86
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 11:46am On Jan 06, 2018|
Company registration is not a prerequisite, I registered mine in August (just 2 months before fund disbursement).
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 9:15am On Jan 06, 2018|
Each cycle runs for a year, the online training runs for 12 weeks (learning and mentorship), after that comes the forum (3 days, Lagos), then business and financial plan acceptance, then disbursement of funds (if you have dotted all the I"s).
Usually you should once you have gotten all that is required (funds inclusive). Even though some have started running their businesses before applying for the program.
Mine is kicking off this January because that's what I planned for and stated in my business and financial plans. Though I have begun test running the service.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 1:08am On Jan 06, 2018|
The Foundation will use the CBN rate as at the time of selection. Last year it was calculated as N305, we received N1.525m.
I'm sorry, I don't know how this Nairaland email works, I've tried and failed at it a few times.
|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 8:05pm On Jan 05, 2018|
A few tips here.
1. The earlier, the better.
2. Show considerable knowledge about your business idea.
3. Show that you know your addressable market.
4. Prove that your business will generate revenue, create jobs and make social impact.
5. Write fluently when answering questions.
6. The programme goes beyond funding, show that you will harness the learning, mentorship, network opportunities that the programme will offer you to grow your business.
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|Business / Re: Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 7:57pm On Jan 05, 2018|
Yes, ideas are welcome. My business I applied with is set to launch this month.
|Business / Helpful Tips For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program 2018 Application. by Xion: 11:47am On Jan 05, 2018|
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday - Sally Koch
One of my key goals for the year 2017 was to be selected in the annual Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, a year long of learning about starting, running and growing a business. I had little insight into the registration and selection process but I applied anyway. About 10 weeks later, I was selected among 1000 Entrepreneurs from a pool of 93000 other applicants from across Africa.
I've learned and gained so much and there is still much more gain ahead (this includes a seed fund). As another cycle is getting closer, I'll like to share what I know about the program - registration questions and answers I provided, training, best practices and all. It'll be my joy to help as many people as possible get the support they need to kickstart a business or idea they may have. This is free of charge.
Drop your questions and I'll do my best to answer them here.
Please note that I do not work with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, and I am not charging anyone for this. I just want to share helpful information.
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|Culture / Re: Sweet Fon Names by Xion: 11:23am On Nov 12, 2017|
In love with this thread. I'm so passionate about the Egun people and way of life. I'm also blessed to have married an Egun wife (Sewedo - As the Creator says/wills), sadly she doesn't understand much of the language. Please recommend nice Egun names (for a boy or girl child), that begins with letter A.
|Literature / Re: Where Can I Download Mastery By Robert Greene by Xion: 8:12am On Oct 25, 2017|
for everyone that needs this book, I just uploaded to this link. You can download it from here https://nofile.io/f/rhd5JabEAPO/Mastery_-_Greene_Robert.pdf
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|Religion / Re: As A Christian, Is Court Wedding In Place Of Church Wedding Acceptable By God? by Xion: 11:06am On Sep 10, 2017|
There's no such thing as a church wedding in the Bible.
Family elders exchanged sandals at the city gate to formalize the wedding before the celebrations.
Point me to one place in the Bible where they were at a temple, synagogue or church for a wedding. I'm waiting.
|Business / How Much Does A Quickteller Paypoint Agent Make Per Transaction? by Xion: 9:38am On Apr 14, 2017|
Hello Good people of Nairaland,
I'm thinking and planning on creating my own network of Quickteller Paypoints, but I'll like to know how much revenue can be gotten per transaction and subsequently weekly/monthly, I'll like to know before committing cash into the business.
I'll also like to connect with anyone who owns a Paypoint.
|Celebrities / Re: Lagbaja: Living Legend And Bonafide Icon Of Music by Xion: 7:39am On Feb 03, 2017|
There's something called "brand"... It is the element of your uniqueness and identity. That's what the masquerade look is about. The name Lagbaja (anonymous) also resonates the brand strength.
He values his brand & privacy so much that taking photo shots indiscriminately was prevented at his daughter's wedding, as very few cameras were allowed in.
You don't need to be judgmental about his brand, his style or religious values... Need I mention to you that he is not an animist?
Some people do what they do for special reasons. One of the best selling books you'll find on a bookstand is "The Mafia Manager", a book authored by V, an author who has chosen to remain anonymous.
Last note: you won't "win souls" with this your approach
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|Politics / Re: Photos Of A Shiite Man And A Policeman Fighting by Xion: 8:15am On Jan 26, 2017|
All I see is a guy trying to break free from the police. His offence, I don't know.
|Business / 5 Innovative And Indigenous Food Ventures You Should Know About by Xion: 9:17am On Nov 14, 2016|
We are excited to present the first blog post in a series that will explore some of the innovative businesses springing up in the country.
To kick off the series, we are going to explore the indigenous food and snacks sub-sector to highlight five innovative food companies that are worthy of note. Selecting only five was not an easy task, as the food-related startup world has never been more prolific than today. One thing is for sure: quality is high, inspiration is everywhere, and opportunities are endless.
OmoAlata (McPeppers) is a Nigerian food service brand focused on the production and sale of hygienically processed and packaged local Nigerian soups, spices and peppers. OmoAlata aspires to use its strong local brand identity to position an international product range that will sit in stores all over the world for Nigerians and other customers present in these markets.
OmoAlata uses only farm fresh peppers in preparation of all its pepper mix. Our pepper mix does not contain any food coloring or artificial preservatives and it is packed under hygienic conditions with a strict quality assurance policy.
OmoAlata is founded by Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, a computer science graduate of Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo.
Golnar Foods was established in 2014 to provide healty indeginous food products, prepared to the highest standards to guaranteee consumer satisfaction. Golnar Foods currently produces Premium Kilishi – in Beef and Chicken Variants. Golnar Foods was founded by Uche Ezeozue and has its base in Abuja.
Since it was established in August 2012, Bubez Foods has been processing raw pap (Akamu/Ogi) into a wide range of nutritious and hygenically pack range of products. The company currently has twelve varieties of its product in the market. This includes a formula fit for babies.
Bubez foods is equipped with modern, leading-edge machinery for processing pap.
The company is founded by its CEO, Ijeoma Ndukwe-Egwuronu, an alumni of Lagos Business School. Bubez foods seeks to be Nigeria’s leading food processing and packaging company and traditional food brand of choice. In May 2016, the company moved to its permanent site in Lokogoma District of Abuja.
ReelFruit started in 2012 as a snack and beverage company that focuses on locally made and packaged products. Reelfruit produces a variety of snacks that contain 100% dried fruits with no additives or preservation.
The company was founded by Affiong Williams with a believe that agriculture has huge untapped potential both in wealth and job creation.
is a Nigerian fresh Fruit and Yoghurt beverage brand owned by Niyya Farm Group Limited (NFGL), a Nigerian Fruit and Yoghurt agro-processor based in Kaduna.
NFGL owns one of the largest fruit farms in Kaduna, occupying approximately 3,000 hectares growing Oranges, Mango, Guava, Passion Fruit and Pineapple, with the capacity to grow Grapes and Avocado
Do you know any other food businesses making strides? Please share with us.
|Politics / Re: Ambode Vows To Complete Lagos-badagry Expressway Expansion By 2019 by Xion: 8:36am On Nov 04, 2016|
Last year, you said "end of next year", this year, "2019"
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