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Do you want to know if Heroshe is affordable, legit or scam?

Or maybe you want to know how you can buy (items) and ship from USA to Nigeria with ease using Heroshe to bridge the gap, then this blog post is for you.

Before we go into the review and how to buy/ship from USA to Nigeria, kindly note that I’m writing not from “mere” perspective or online reviews. But I’m writing out of my personal shopping experience from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe.

Heroshe, Heroshe… If this is your first time hearing that name, you may be wondering if it’s a name of person or company. And if it’s a company’s name, what to do they do in particular?

Okay, I got you! Let me use this opportunity introduce you to Heroshe;

About Heroshe

Heroshe is a logistics company that helps in procurement and shipping of items from USA to Nigeria.

To break it down, Heroshe can help you buy items from any USA stores like eBay, Amazon etc., and help you get the purchased items to Nigeria (Lagos state warehouse or your immediate city).

Heroshe - Get USA Address in Nigeria

If you have had trouble getting some items from USA before, Heroshe promises to make your next shipping a good and worthy experience.

Benefits of Using Heroshe

  • Free USA address where to can use as delivery address on any store
  • Free $2 or N1,000 when you sign up
  • Fast shipping
  • Affordable shipping
  • Good tracking system
  • Back-to-Back follow-up via email

But is Heroshe Scam or Legit?

Without mincing a word, Heroshe is legit!

Hey… hey, you’re thinking that the answer should be “maybe” just like other reviews about Heroshe says. I’m not going to follow that trend, I’ll just say the truth because I’ve used tested Heroshe and I now trust them.

This is not a sponsored post, but speaking from my experience with them.

Before I start using Heroshe, I have tried different logistics companies to help me procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but in one way or another, I regret because they lack something, which Heroshe doesn’t.

If you’re thinking of using Heroshe for your next shipping from USA to Nigeria and you don’t know how, I highlight 11 simple steps to use Heroshe; either for the Buy for Me service, Ship for me service or BOTH. But now, let’s talk about why think Heroshe is the best so far;

Heroshe Review: features that make Heroshe Stands Out?

When I compare Heroshe with other companies have used or tried to use, I found out the Heroshe is best and here is why;

1.      UI/UX: Clean and Easy to Navigate Website

Heroshe’s website is clean, easy to navigate and very responsive.

Unlike a logistics website I visited, they are showing desktop view on mobile, which is annoying. Imagine how you will need to use you fingers to enlarge before you can see the texts on the website.

And some websites have annoying pop ups.

While another has lot of information squeezed on the homepage (and in smaller font sizes).

On Heroshe’s, you won’t miss your way as everything on their website are perfectly worded and arranged. No long text or confusing pages. The website is just straight forward.

2.      Live Chat Support

I’m a kind of someone who ask questions a lot and my curiosity must be satisfied before I proceed on doing something.

Some companies use email or phone call for their customer support service but they forget to realize that live chat option is very powerful!

Heroshe got a win here.

I’m not guaranteeing that you will get quick response like within 5 minutes because the time zone of the available customer care or sales rep may be different from yours, but I know they replies as soon as possible.

3.      Responsive Customer Care Service

I was eventually thinking of using ShopToMyDoor (ShipToNaija) to procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but to be honest, their customer care service is horrible.

I don’t know maybe they thought I was joking or not serious, but they snubbed me for weeks even though I was chatting with them on WhatsApp (as that’s their official place to converse with customer).

The snubbing hit me hard to be sincere.

I immediate get to Heroshe, asked my questions on Live Chat and I receive responses which was onboarded till I finally agree to go with Heroshe.

For customer care service, Heroshe is your best plug if you need a company to help you buy and ship from USA to Nigeria.

4.      Affordable Shipping Fee

When I say affordable, I don’t mean Heroshe is the “cheapest” but their price is reasonable.

And that raise the question;

How much does Heroshe Charge for Shipping?

Heroshe charge $2 (or its equivalent in NAIRA) per Lbs. to ship from USA to in Nigeria.

But that’s just shipping fee from their USA warehouse to Nigeria warehouse which is in Lagos state. If you reside in Lagos, you can visit Heroshe warehouse to pick up your items for FREE.

If you’re not in Lagos state and you want to pick your items in your town or city, you will pay additional $10 for that. And your items will be waybill from Lagos to your place (either Ekiti or Kaduna).

But note that the $2 shipping fee from USA to Nigeria is not fixed as some items may attract additional fee (They’ll let you know if you need to pay more).

How many days does Heroshe Shipping takes?

According to Heroshe, it will take 8-14 days after items has been delivered to their USA warehouse and your shipping payment.

But hey, it’s not so!

My items got to their USA’s warehouse on June 28th and I pay for the shipping on the same day but received them on July 22nd. Well, that’s about 24 days.

Well, I don’t know the reason why it was like that, but I can guess maybe weekends and holidays are not included in their “8-14 days”.

But anyways, I got my items intact 👌

Now, the last reason feature;

5.      Flexible Payment Options

If you want to pay for your items and shipping fee with your ATM card, you can easily do that on Heroshe’s website using the Paystack payment gateway.

You can also pay using PayPal which is a great deal for people like me.

Note that you can’t pay for your items on Amazon directly with PayPal, but if you use “Heroshe: Buy for Me” service, you’ll just pay Heroshe with PayPal and they’ll help you sort it out.

Which one is “Heroshe: Buy for Me”? okay, let’s talk about it

Heroshe Services

Kindly note that Heroshe offers two different services which you need to be aware of, they are;

  1. Heroshe: Buy for Me
  2. Heroshe: Ship for Me

Although the services are self-explanatory, but let me say something about them just in case you need clarification.

·         Heroshe: Buy for Me

Let’s say your card is declined when you tried to checkout or complete payment on any USA store (which happens), or you want to pay using other method such as PayPal, you can use the Heroshe “Buy for Me” service and Heroshe will help you procure the items on your behalf.

You will send the money to them, they’ll help you buy the items.

How much do Heroshe charge for procurement or “Buy for me” service?

Heroshe charge 20% of whatever you’re paying for the items.

Let’s say the total item you want to buy cost $200, you’ll pay them additional 20% of $200 which is $40. Which mean, you’ll pay the total of $240.

Or let’s say you’re dealing with Naira, your total items cost N100,000, you’ll pay additional N20,000 (20% of 100k), and that totaled to N120,000.

Pretty cool for me tho.

Contact the customer care rep before you use this service, because in my own case, it was slightly different.

·         Heroshe: Ship for Me

This is another service which you’ll need to pay for.

They’ll help you ship your items from USA to Nigeria and it cost $5 per pound or $5 per 0.545Kg.

heroshe pricing

Kindly note that Heroshe round up number(s) to the nearest whole number. For instance, 6.3kg will be 7kg, 12.7kg will be 13kg and so on.

Also note that the shipping fee you’re paying cover VAT, Custom duties, clearing fees and taxes.

Which to me it’s affordable.

After your package is delivered to Nigeria, you can go and pick it up for free in Lagos or pay additional $10 for Home (Door to door delivery).

Now, let’s talk about how to get your items from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe!

Heroshe: How to Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

  1. Sign up here: https://myheroshe.com/Auth/Signup

(Note: You can sign up with Google, it’s very fast and easy).

  1. Verify your account; you’ll receive an email from Heroshe to this effect
  2. After verifying your account, sign in to your dashboard or click here: https://myheroshe.com/auth/signin
  3. Update your personal data: Go to “Settings” >> “Profile”
  4. Then enter your house address: Go to “Settings” >> “Delivery Address”

(You have a USA address when you sign up successfully, all you have to do is copy the address and save it somewhere)

  1. Buy your items:

Go to any USA store you like, such as Amazon and sign up (or login), then on your profile settings, change the address to the one on your Heroshe dashboard.

Note: You need to use your REAL name on the USA store, only the address will change to the one given to you by Heroshe.

After you’ve bought your items and pay, the store will send those items to your USA address (Heroshe warehouse in USA) and you’ll follow up with the tracking ID and your dashboard.

  1. If you can’t pay for the items on the USA store, use Heroshe Buy for Me service

Note that, you’ll pay additional 20% of what you’re buying as explained above.

(NOTE: Contact the customer care rep before you use this service)

  1. Be patient for the USA store

After placing your order(s) successfully on the USA store (let’s say AMAZON.com), you will have to wait till they deliver the items to Heroshe warehouse.

You can track the items using the tracking ID giving to you. (In my own case, I didn’t track)

  1. Verify if the items reach Heroshe

Go to your Heroshe dashboard after 48hrs of placing the order on the USA store, click on “Shipment” to see the items you ordered for, are there. If they’re there, go to the next step;

  1. Pay for your shipping;

Heroshe will help you calculate the weight and cost, then you’ll pay for the shipping.

To pay, go to Heroshe Dashboard, then to “Wallet”, click on “Add money” to pay with your ATM card (powered by Paystack), or with PayPal.

After you pay for the shipping, Heroshe will send an invoice to you immediately which you’ll see in the email address registered with Heroshe.

  1. Start counting days;

Wait for your items to be shipped to Nigeria and pick it up at Heroshe Lagos warehouse for FREE or, if you’re not in Lagos, don’t forget to pay for additional $10 (Home delivery) while paying for the shipping (at Number 8).

  1. If you pay for home delivery, someone (which can be DHL or FedEx agent) will call you when you item get to your area (town or city). Go and pick it up
  2. Happy shopping!!!

So, that’s simply the steps to Buy and Ship form USA to Nigeria using Heroshe.

Other things You Need to Know About Heroshe

Heroshe is against fraud.

So, if you’re thinking of scamming someone maybe by luring someone to use his/her credit card to buy items in a USA store for you, and Heroshe will ship to you here in Nigeria, then you’ve got the wrong idea as you’ll be arrested.

So, that’s all about Heroshe and its Review

Will you try Heroshe on your next shopping? If yes, then you’ve made a wise decision.

And if No, can you tell me if there’s any other company better than Heroshe. Use the comment box to share the company with us and we’ll check it out.

If you have used Heroshe, kindly share your experience with us using the comment box. And don’t worry, you can share your negative experience too, it might help someone.

If you need more information, kindly check out Heroshe.com, check the about page, contact page, FAQs and if you still need help, use the live chat to contact them.

REMEMBER: This post is not sponsored by Heroshe or used to promote Heroshe, but this blog post is as a result of the service I enjoyed from Heroshe.

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    GIG Logistics Branches and Location (Addresses) in Nigeria

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    GIG Logistics by GIG Mobility is one of the leading logistics companies in Nigeria due to the company’s mode of operation. Delivery is fast and the fee is not as expensive as other competitors.

    If you’re trying to ship your stuff across the country, or to other countries like in Africa, the USA, the UK, etc., GIG Logistics can be your sure plug.

    But as a new customer, you may not know how to contact them. The good news is that you can do more with the company via their website (giglogistics.com). 

    But in case you need to visit one of their branches very close to you, and you don’t know where to go, I will be covering that in this blog post.

    RELATED: How to Start A Successful Logistics Business

    Important Notice: In case you don’t find your city on the list, don’t panic. GIG Logistics can still deliver to you but you may need to contact them via email or telephone call if you’re the one sending.

    If you’re not sending but receiving, you don’t need to stress yourself, just be available when it’s time for delivery.

    GIG Logistics Delivery Vans

    GIG Logistics Delivery Vans

    You can easily click on your state in the table of content below rather than scrolling and scrolling till you miss what you’re looking for.

    Here are the locations;

    GIG Logistics branches and location in Nigeria

    • GIG Logistics Head Office in Nigeria

    GIG Logistics Digital Hub. No 1 Sunday Ogunyade Street, Gbagada Expressway, Beside Eterna Fuel Station, Gbagada Lagos, Nigeria.

    • Abuja (FCT)

    Garki

    SICCONS PLAZA, Opposite Unity House, Beside Lifemate Furniture, Garki Area 11

    Gwarimpa

    House 38, 3rd Avenue Gwarimpa, Opposite Union Bank Abuja.

    Gwagwalada

    No 10 Ajibade plaza beside okay Japan Electronics.Park Road Gwagwalada .

    Kubwa 1

    Block, 43, Gado Nasko way, opp 2/2 Court Kubwa.

    Kubwa 2

    Opposite Ignobis hotel plot 17 Gidin dutse layout, kubwa.

    Utako 2

    Abraham Plaza, Suite A13 Plot, 6 A.E. Ekukinam St, Utako Abuja

    Wuse 2

    80 Aminu Kano crescents opposite Sherif plaza beside Wema Bank Banex wuse 2

    Maraba Experience Center

    No 132 GIZA PLAZA OPP CHRISGOLD PLAZA BESIDE MTN OFFICE MARARABA

    Madalla

    Madalla by Mobil, along Abuja – Kaduna Express Road.

    Utako 1

    Plot 113 I.V.W. Osisiogu Street, beside Utako Police Station Utako Abuja.

    Zuba

    206, Zuba Market, Opp. Lagos Line, Zuba

    • Lagos State

    Alaba International

    Cs1 Ground Floor Corner Stone Plaza By Dobbil Avenue Along Phone Village Road, Electronics Section Alaba International Market.

    Ajah 1

    KM 25, Lekki-Epe Express way, Ajiwe-Ajah.

    Ajah 2

    KM 22, Lekki-Epe Express way, Opp. Jeffrey’s Plaza, by Abraham Adesanya Roundabout, Ajah.

    Akowonjo

    41 Shasha Road, Akowonjo Junction, Dopemu, Lagos.

    Awoyaya

    Km 36, Lekki-Epe Express Way, by Ogunfayo Bus Stop, Eputu, Awoyaya Lagos.

    Cele Okota

    103, Okota Road, Cele.

    Festac

    1st Avenue Road, Festac first gate, besides INEC office, Festac town, Lagos.

    Gbagada

    7, Hospital Rd, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos.

    Gbagada Express Center

    GIG Logistics Digital Hub. No 1 Sunday Ogunyade Street, Gbagada Expressway,Beside Eterna Fuel Station, Gbagada Lagos

    Ikeja

    9, Medical Road, former Simbiat Abiola Way, Opp, Zenith Bank.

    Ikoyi

    103 Awolowo road, Ikoyi Lagos.

    Ikosi

    16 Ikosi Road, Ketu Lagos.

    Ikorodu

    Sabo Road Garage, Ikorodu.

    Ikotun

    29, Idimu Road, Opp. Local Govt, Council, Ikotun, Lagos.

    Ilupeju

    13C Ilupeju Byepass, Ilupeju, Lagos.

    International trade fair

    Shop D77 & D78, Abia Plaza, BBA, Lagos Int’ Trade Fair Complex, Lagos.

    Ipaja

    164, Lagos Abeokuta Express Way, beside Diamond Bank, Lagos.

    Jibowu

    20 Ikorodu Express Road, Jibowu, Lagos.

    Lekki Admiralty

    No 1A, Wole Ariyo Street, Beside First Bank, Lekki Phase 1.

    Lekki Admiralty 2

    Jubilee Mall Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase One, Lekki.

    Lekki (Fola Osibo)

    Ground floor Legends Place Mall Plot 29 Fola Osibo Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

    Igbo Efon

    Km 17 Scapular plaza Igbo efon.

    Old Ojo Road

    Old Ojo Road, by Police Station Lagos.

    Ogba

    3 Ijaiye Road, Beside FCMB Ogba.

    Opebi

    62 Opebi Road, Ikeja Lagos.

    Oyingbo

    No 25 Otto Causeway Opp Iddo bus top, Iddo Ebute Metta Lagos.

    Sango

    3, Abeokuta – Lagos Expressway, Sango Ota, Opp. Sango Bridge.

    Surulere

    26, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos.

    Volks

    169, Badagry Expressway, Volkswagen Bus Stop.

    Victoria Island

    1436 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

    Yaba

    Tejuosho Ultra Modern Market, Ojuelegba Road, Yaba, Lagos.

    Epe

    Animashaun Plaza, Beside Petrocam fuel station, Near Epe T-junction, Epe.

    Isolo

    43, Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Ekwu Awolo House.

    • Abia State

    Aba

    No 5 Asa Road Former/Old Nitel Building Aba

    Umahia-1

    8 Mission Hill, Opposite Villaroy Hotel, Umuahia Main Town

    Umahia-2

    No 60 Aba Road, Close to MTN Office at Aba Road, Umuahia.

    • Adamawa State

    Yola

    Plot 2 Bekaji Plaza, Bekaji Karewa Road, By Fire Service Roundabout, Jimeta Yola.

    • Ekiti State

    Ado Ekiti Center

    Soladola petrol station, beside Apc secretariat, opposite moferere junction, along ikere road, Ajilosun

    • Osun State

    Osogbo

    Ogo Oluwa Bus Stop, Gbangan / Ibadan Road, NIPCO Petrol Station, Osogbo.

    • Imo State

    Owerri

    Plot C31, Relief Road, by Relief Junction, Off Egbu Road, Owerri.

    • Niger State

    Minna

    Landmark: After Mr Biggs beside Nepa Office, Farm Center Area, Tunga, Minna – Niger State.

    • Benue State

    Makurdi

    No 4 Old Otukpo Rd, Opposite Dester’s by Savannah Roundabout.

    • Kogi State

    Lokoja

    No 1 IBB Way, Adankolo, Lokoja, close to Federal Medical Cente

    • Nassarawa State

    Lafia

    Shops 1 & 2 Police Officers Mess, Opposite Polaris Bank, Jos Road, Lafia.

    • Kebbi State

    Birnin Kebbi

    Ahmadu Bello Way opp alhaji boye coca cola Depot Birnin Kebbi, kebbi state.

    • Katsina State

    Katsina

    Shema Plaza Ground Floor, Mani Road, by W.T.C Round-About, Katsina State.

    • Kano State

    Kano 1

    No 1 bompai road by Tarawa Balewa way, Opp Grand Central Hotel Kano.

    Kano 2

    Centro Plaza, Opposite Buk Old Site, Kabuga, Kano.

    Kano 3

    No 32 Zoo Road, Opposite Shoprite, Kano.

    • Kaduna State

    Kaduna 1

    8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Off Kastina Roundabout, City Plaza, Kaduna State

    Kaduna 2

    Lagos Garage by Airforce Mami Mando, Kaduna State.

    Kaduna 3

    Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway by Command Junction, close to Samrada Fuel Station (beside 911 bakery).

    Zaria

    Dairu Garba Plaza, 18 Sokoto Road, MTD Junction By Nnpc Filling Station, Sabon Gari, Zaria.

    • Plateau State

    Jos 1

    Plaza 1080, Yakubu Gowon way, Dadin kowa second gate.

    Jos 2

    Angwan Soya Zaria Road bypass, Opposite Jankwano Bingham University Teaching Hospital.

    • Jigawa State

    Dutse

    Government House Round-About, Asamau House Block B, Number 8, by Airtel Office, Dutse, Jigawa State.

    • Taraba State

    Jalingo

    32 Hammaruwa way. Besides former Kashere Filling Station Jalingo.

    • Oyo state

    Ibadan 1

    Town Planning Complex, by Sumal Foods, Ring Road, Ibadan

    Ibadan 2

    Suite 5, Kamal memorial plaze, former iyalode complex, opposite funcktionals clothing, bodija – UI road, UI Ibadan.

    Ibadan 3

    No 76 Opposite Arisekola Mosque Iwo Road Ibadan.

    Ogbomosho

    NNPC Mega Station, Opposite Zenith Bank, Star Light, Ogbomosho, Oyo State.

    • Kwara State

    Ilorin 1

    190, Ibrahim Taiwo Road(Upper Taiwo), Opposite Primo Pizza / Chicken Republic, close to new Wema Bank, Ilorin.

    Ilorin 2

    No 1 Umar Audi road, Fate Road, Tanke GRA, besides Hotels Mirabilis. Ilorin.

    • Enugu State

    Enugu 1

    7, Market Road, Holy Ghost Park, Opp. State Library, Ogui, Enugu.

    Enugu 2

    67, Zik Avenue Uwani Enugu.

    Nsukka

    No 64 Owerrani, Enugu Road, Nsukka.

    • Edo State

    Uselu

    202, Uselu Lagos Road, Ugbowo Benin City.

    Akpakpava

    112, Akpakpava Road, Benin City.

    Airport Road

    Shop 1, Omegatron Plaza, 47 Airport Road, Benin City.

    Ramat Park

    42, Benin/Agbor Road, Oregbeni, Ramat Park Benin City, Edo State.

    Auchi

    Okene Express Way, Opp Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.

    Ekpoma

    Ukpenu Road Opp. Grail Message Centre, Akahia, Ekpoma.

    • Delta State

    Asaba 1

    Asaba Onitsha Expressway, By Head Bridge.

    Asaba 2

    445, Nnebisi Road, opposite Zenith Bank, Asaba.

    Asaba 3

    SUIT 53/54 INDEPENDENCE MALL OKPANAM RD, ASABA.

    Warri 1

    138, Effurun-Sapele Rd, by Airport Junction Warri.

    Warri 2

    116, Effurun-Sapele Warri Road, Effurun Opp. Our Ladies High School.

    • CrossRiver State

    Calabar

    29 Ndidem Usang Iso Road ( Aka Marian Road) Calabar.

    • Bauchi State

    Bauchi

    Shop 7, Yandoka Road, Adjacent MTN office. Opposite First Baptist Church, Bauchi State

    • Bayelsa State

    Yenagoa 1

    Kpansia Epia, Opposite Wema Bank by INEC Junction, Yenogoa

    Yenagoa 2

    Pam House, Tamic Road and School Road, Okutukutu By Isaac Boro Expressway, Yenogoa

    • Anambra State

    Awka

    Elite Shopping Complex Opp Crunchies fries, Enugu/Onitsha Expressway, Awka

    Onitsha

    2 Awka Road, By DMGS Junction, Beside All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Onitsha

    Nnewi

    No 73 – Owerri Road, Martina Chukwuma Plaza (Innoson Plaza), Opposite The Salvation Army Church, Umudim Nnewi

    • Akwa Ibom State

    Uyo 1

    3, Monsignor Akpan Avenue, Itam industrial layout, opp Timber Market, Itam.

    Uyo 2

    No 108 Oron Road, beside the First bank, Uyo.

    • Ondo State

    Akure Center

    No 22 Oyemekun Road by Cathedral Junction Akure

    • Rivers State

    PHC Choba

    LACFOG PLAZA Adjacent Choba Police Station East-west Road Choba PHC.

    PHC Woji

    No 118 Off Woji GRA, Same Building with Miskay Boutique By Bodo Junction, Port Harcourt.

    PHC Stadium

    No 9 Stadium Road, Beside Benjack, Port Harcourt

    PHC Artillery

    Cocaine Village Junction, Off Aba Rd, opposite Genesis, Rumuogba, Port Harcourt.

    PHC Peter Odili

    No 89 Peter Odili Road Port Harcourt.

    PHC Ada George

    No 18 Ada George By Okilton Junction, Port Harcourt.

    • Sokoto State

    Sokoto

    3/4 Maiduguri Road Gawon Nama Area

    • Zamfara State

    Zamfara

    C 1, A A Master Plaza Canteen Road Gusau.

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    This is the complete list of GIG Logistics and their location in Nigeria. If you have any questions regarding GIG, kindly contact them directly. You can see how to contact them via their website at https://giglogistics.com

    If you want to ship an item from the USA stores like Amazon, eBay, etc., to Nigeria, you can read my guide on how to ship with Heroshe Logistics.

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    7 Super Professional Tips to Build a Successful Business in 2022

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    It is a new year and you’ve been thinking of how you can build a successful business but don’t know how or where to start. Let’s talk about that and see if you’ll learn something, or be inspired.

    Some businesses fail because they’re following old blueprints which no longer work effectively to build their startup.

    We’ve learned a lot between 2020 and 2021, and we’ve seen how businesses are affected by the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic. But ideas to start or build a business are waxing stronger in us, how are we going to bring these ideas to reality?

    But is 2022 the right time to start a business?

    Yes, it’s never too late to start a business in 2022 and you are still going to see rapid growth if you put in all the efforts.

    Regardless of the Coronavirus and its variants, you’ll agree with me that starting and building a business these days is easier compared to a few years ago as a result of technology and more investors who’re ready to provide capital for a futuristic business plan.

    According to a report, investors spent more than $140 billion to support startups in 2017 and the figures have increased ever since then till date. This shows how people like you are creating something or a platform that solves a ‘problem’ and how people are ready to support it. 

    If you’re also planning to launch your startup, you’re welcome, it’s never too late to be phenomenal.

    Aside from investors who’re ready to invest, you don’t necessarily need to build your business by renting a big hall or apartment for office use, thanks to COVID-19, you can gather your team and work remotely, while you’re saving a lot of money that will go into office setup.

    If you have a good business plan or startup idea and you’re worried about what to do next, the following tips will help you get started;

    7 Tips to Build a Business in 2022

    #1. Do Your Research and Understand Your Mission

    You see, a lot of people see other people building stuff and they got jealous to build something too – this is a wrong motivation to start a business. 

    You have to think clearly about what you want to do, you ask yourself: “In what way(s) can this idea or business help people?” – emphasize “help people”.

    If you want to start a fashion design company, do your research thoroughly and understand that you’re about to build a type of business some people have built already. So, how are you planning to get better and beat your competitors?

    For instance, can you think of a unique fashion trend and dominate it for the long term? If yes, what fashion trend and how can you hit the market with your idea?

    You have to plan all these, you just don’t voluntarily jump into the ocean without knowing if it’s safe or not. If it’s not safe, then how are you going to survive?

    #2. Get a Team Members with Common Goals

    The spirit of being the CEO and (sole) founder is part of what’s killing some businesses and startups to date. I’m not saying you can’t build a business alone, you can! But you can’t survive alone. If you survive alone, you won’t go far alone.

    Build a Successful Business

    People (Team) Working Together – Credit: Pexels.com

    You have to understand this concept. If you read about big business builders in the world, you’ll notice one thing that’s very common to them – they don’t build alone! 

    Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, etc., will tell you that they called their friends when they were about to start their company. Why? It’s simply because they need teammates who can work with them to achieve their primary and respective goal(s).

    The reason is simply that if one is falling, another person will lift him. And this boils down to you looking and calling the right people to join you or else if you fall, that’s the end of the business.

    So look for the right people in your circle, during meetups, on social media, share the business idea with them and be patient to see those who’ll be ready to join you.

    Getting team members here is different from hiring people. You have to look for someone or some people who’re ready to take ownership of the business and work diligently.

    They can in turn be your co-founder, CTO, etc… Just make sure you’re careful and patient enough to see someone with the same common goal.

    #3. Start Building with the Little You Have:

    You know the type of business you want to build and you have someone or some people who are ready to work with you. The next thing is to start building that business with the little resources you have.

    The mistake most people make is that they’re waiting for the “perfect time” and that time translate to when they have sufficient money to invest in the business. The truth is that that perfect time won’t come unless you start now.

    And I will like to say this if you’re starting a new business but you don’t have money to invest personally, you’re still not going anywhere. It’s either you get a job, make money and come back to that idea or, you sell the business idea to someone else.

    The bottom line is that you have to start from you, even if you will need investors to inject capital into your business, you have to show them something – your ideas + efforts.

    #4. Create Good Information and Communication Flow

    As part of what you’re starting with, is how you can bridge the communication gap between your business and your target audience (investors included). That’s why you need to invest in creating that information and communication flow.

    This is not a big deal at all, you just need to create an online presence for your business by getting a website, getting on social media, and investing in Email marketing or CRM tools.

    If you can’t build the website yourself, you can hire freelancers to get the job done for you, there are free email marketing tools like MailChimp that you can get started with. You can hire an expert to manage your business’s social media handles for you too. The person will be in charge of content creation, posting, and attending to comments.

    Having a website is very important, if it’s just a landing page, do it and let people know about your business from there and use your social media handles to keep telling people about your mission, not that loudly tho.

    #5. Start Expanding the Business

    You’ve tried a lot, but it’s not the time to relax. It’s time to start thinking of expansion. I mean expansion at all lengths.

    If you launch your business to focus on people in Canada and they accept it with open hands, it’s time to expand to New York, and then to Paris, to Africa, etc.

    In your team as well, you need to have some people who will be in charge of marketing, human resources, engineering, international relation, legal, and many departments within your company.

    With great power comes greater responsibility, the more you’re growing, the more you should expand.

    But what if your company can’t afford to hire people you need to run the business as you’re thinking of expanding, is that the end? No, it’s not!

    #6. It’s time to Seek Business Funding

    This is not a must if your business can afford to finance itself, but I bet it can. As a startup that’s at the entry or expansion stage, you need money to take care of a lot of things and some people are ready to provide that money!

    There are people called Angel investors and some are called Venture capitalists, these people are in the business of investing in other businesses to make a profit. No money is too big to invest for VCs as long as your company’s evaluation is also big.

    If you think your business need funding, kindly check this blog post on how to get one for your business.

    #7. Don’t Stop Expanding; Invest More in Your Business

    You’re not there yet. Start investing more in advertising, your team members, think of innovation and, acquire other related small businesses.

    Just don’t stop growing!

    I hope these tips will help you start that business in 2022 and I believe you can conquer the world, don’t worry, start today!

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    MTN’s IPO: How to Buy MTN Shares with less than N50,000

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    Here is your time to shine, you can now buy MTN shares and join the leagues of MTN shareholders in Nigeria.

    Nigeria’s telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria recently announced the selling of 575 million of its shares to the public on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021. Just in case you don’t know what “shares” is, let’s me quickly tell how it works;

    What are Shares?

    Share simply means a percentage of ownership in a company. Those who hold these shares are called “shareholders” and you can also call them “investors”.

    What that simply means is that, let’s say you buy MTN shares, you have a percentage of every percentage of the company. If the stock rises, your share rises and vise versa.

    How Shares Work?

    The more shares of a company you’re holding, the more decision-making power you have in that company and the more your profit if the company is performing well.

    Let’s say you buy 250 units of MTN shares at the rate of N169 each, which is N42,250.

    And luckily, MTN stocks jump to x10, that’s also N42,250 x 10 for you. You’ve made N422,500!

    That’s just the simple idea, if you know how FOREX, stocks, or cryptocurrency work, you have the idea of how Shares work also.

    But you don’t need to panic because MTN Nigeria is leading and doing well in Nigeria, investing your money to buy from their shares will be a good return on investment (ROI) for you.

    …and this is a golden opportunity if you’ve been looking for where to invest your money.

    Right in this blog post, I’m going to share with you how can buy these MTN shares easily and answer a few things you may want to know. But let’s start with the eligibility and requirements;

    Eligibility and Requirements to Buy MTN Shares

    1. You must be 18 years old and above – No minors *(-_-)*
    2. You need a Bank Verification Number, BVN
    3. You need a CSCS (Central Securities and Clearing System) account
    4. You must behold the shares for at least 12 months, if you can’t let your money work for you in 12 months, don’t even try buying.
    5. You must be able to buy a minimum of 20 unit shares, while the maximum is 250 units.

    Buying MTN Shares: Other things you need to know

    • The general public can buy the MTN shares from December 1 to December 14, 2021 (just 2 weeks)
      The MTN share offer will be priced at N169 per one unit
    • The minimum amount you’ll invest (for 20 units) is N3,380 and the maximum (250 units) is N42,250
      Your stockbroker or a certified Momo Agent can help you
    • Visit https://mtnoline.com/PO in case you need help

    Now, let’s talk about how you can buy MTN shares before the deadline!

    How to Buy MTN Shares in Nigeria

    There are two ways to buy the shares, you can buy through;

    1. PrimaryOffer
    2. MTN MoMo agents

    • Buy MTN Shares with PrimaryOffer

    PrimaryOffer is a service (or product) by NGX exchange where you can buy new public offers like this MTN share. Here is how to buy your MTN shares on PrimaryOffer:

    – Visit www.primaryofferng.com and click on “Get Started”
    – Click on “I am an individual investor” if you’re buying for yourself
    – You’ll land on a page with MTN branded banner at the top, but click on “Create an Account” to get a PO account
    – Put your BVN number and correct date of birth
    – Click on “Continue”
    – On the next page, your primary data would have been generated from your BVN, fill out the remaining data such as “email address”, “your mother’s maiden name” etc.
    – Click on “continue”
    – Verify your OTP: check your email address to get the code
    – If you do that correctly, your account will be verified and the next thing is to login
    – Login with your email address and password

    Finally, buy the MTN shares!

    After you log in to your PrimaryOffer account, you will see the only shares available (MTN shares), click on the MTN logo, it will load to open a new page.

    – Scroll down and put in the unit of shares you want to buy. Note that the minimum is 20 and the maximum is 250
    – Check the agreement and conditions, and
    – Click on “continue”
    – CSCS account will be created for you, but you need to complete it manually on the next page by filling in one of your bank details
    – Click on “update Bank”
    – Continue to complete all necessary stuff such as uploading a proof of address, your national ID card, and your signature.
    – You can as well complete your social profile
    – If you’re done with that part, go back to offerings to buy the MTN shares.

    Important Notice: You can also use the PrimaryOffer mobile app to do all these things.

    ALSO CHECK: How to Invest in Treasury Bills in Nigeria

    That’s the first method of buying MTN shares in Nigeria.

    • Buying MTN Shares with Receiving Agents

    Just in case the steps above are too technical for you to do, you can use a receiving agent and the person will do all the hard work for you.

    Receiving Agents you can use:

    1. MTN MoMo Agents

    MoMo agents have received training on how to help people buy MTN shares. So you can visit any MoMo agent close to you and they’ll help you out.

    2. A Stockbroker

    Stockbrokers are professional, if you see one, ask them for help but be careful and make sure you use a trusted broker.

    So, that’s how to buy MTN shares in Nigeria.

    Summary: How to Buy MTN Shares in Nigeria

    – You can buy MTN shares for as low as N3,380 and the highest you can buy is N42,250
    – The best way to buy MTN Shares is through the PrimaryOffer’s website or mobile app
    – The public sale of MTN Shares will end on December 14, 2021 (Maybe this will be extended, I don’t know)

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