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How to Start a Junk Hauling Business in Nigeria – Make Money from Trash/Waste

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Junk hauling business in Nigeria and anywhere in the world goes with the saying that “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure”. Junk or waste management business is one of the best investments you’ll ever thank yourself for investing on.

Although this business is belittled by most people in the world because it’s not a fancy job. Most people prefer sitting in office, working for a boss and gets underpaid. But let me tell you that with this waste management business in Nigeria, you can make millions of naira while your mates are busy looking for white-collar jobs.

You may be thinking…

Is Junk Hauling Business in Nigeria Really profitable?

Yes! It’s profitable. And of the reasons why it’s profitable is because very few people are aware of this business (no high competition).

Apart from competition;

The junk hauling industry is valued at $55 billion, with an expected growth rate of 2.7% in the United States of America. Despite being lucrative, only 12,383 junk hauling businesses are operating in the industry.

… apart from the government waste management scheme, only few private investors or entrepreneurs are into junk hauling business in Nigeria and that’s a great head-up for you to start before people are aware of secret behind this business.

But you may want to know…

How Much Can I Make with Junk Hauling Business in Nigeria?

There is ample opportunity to step up and grab a chunk of the profitable junk hauling industry.

If done correctly, the junk hauling business can help you make $1000 to $3000 (or N360,000 to N1m) in a month easily.

But here is a misconception;

Most people assume that having a pickup truck and a phone connection is enough to start earning thousands of dollars. While they will help you get your business going, you need more than a pickup truck to establish yourself as a credible business.

In this article, we will discuss 5 pro-tips to help you start a profitable junk hauling business in Nigeria.

To be successful, you must know your market, must develop a business plan to give you direction & to secure funding, must legalize your business, must invest in effective marketing, and must remember to be patient & persistent.

Now, let talk about these pro-tips;

5 Pro-tips to Start Junk Hauling Business in Nigeria

Tip 1 – Conduct Market Research

Market research is the first logical step before starting any business. To make informed decisions about your junk hauling business in Nigeria, ask yourselves the following questions:

  • What is your Target Market?

Which geographical area are you going to serve? What type of junk will you collect? What kind of junk collection is most profitable and suitable for a new business?

For instance, you may focus on consumer/home junk, office junk, or industrial junk. Most established businesses offer all of these services, but since you are a beginner and have limited resources, figure out which type of junk will be most profitable in the area you plan to serve.

  • Determine the Cost of Operations

Develop an estimation of the amount of money it will cost you to start the business. Think in terms of office space, vehicle, gear, equipment, utility bills, and workers.

  • Determine Estimated Revenue

How much can you make from the junk hauling business in Nigeria? Develop an accurate, projected revenue. You can do so by asking industry specialists, interviewing people already working in the industry, or by taking a job in a junk hauling business in your city.

  • Analyze the Competition

It is vital to know your competition. Determine the number of international, national, or local junk hauling companies operating in your area of interest. What services are they offering? What is their pricing strategy? Do they have a competitive advantage? What target market are they serving? Do they have a loyal clientele?

Knowing the answer to these questions will help you establish a unique brand identity. It will also give you insight into market needs, gaps, and the opportunity to attract consumers to your business.

  • Analyze Barriers to Entry

Are there any hurdles in starting the business? For instance, it may be difficult to obtain local, state, or federal permits for a junk hauling business in Nigeria.

  • Franchise Vs. New Business

Analyze the market to determine whether it is more profitable to purchase a franchise license or to start a business of your own from scratch. Create a pros and cons list to analyze your options and make an informed choice.

  • Pricing Strategy: How Much Will You Charge?

If you decide to start your own business, it is imperative to determine a consistent and competitive pricing strategy. In most cases, new businessmen change prices randomly from one job to the next.

A consistent pricing strategy makes you look professional and increases business profitability.

Tip 2: Prepare a Business Plan

A business plan is a formal document that contains details about your business and business strategy. A business plan includes the name and purpose of the business, business strategy, financial strategy, marketing strategy, and exit strategy (expansion plans). It will not only guide your actions but will also help you attract investors and funding.

If you go to a bank for loan, hedge fund, or any organization that gives money to startups, they will ask to see your business plan to determine whether it is worth it.

Recommended: How to Write Business Proposal like a PRO

Tip 3: Legalize Your Business

It’s essential to register your business as a separate legal entity. Firstly, it is important because you will need to obtain licenses and permits for your business, and that cannot happen unless you have a registered company.

The second reason to form a business entity is to make sure that it is separate from your personal finances. God forbid if your company goes belly up, it won’t make you personally liable to pay off business debts and loan. You can file bankruptcy top avoid paying out of pocket.

Another reason to register your business separately is tax policy; the tax for companies is separate from personal tax. If you don’t register your business, it can be contused as tax evasion, which is a punishable offense. Moreover, small and micro businesses are often given tax concessions, which can actually be more feasible financially.

You don’t necessarily need to setup your own junk hauling business. In fact, you can partner up with other junk hauling and dumpster business and get yourself up and running right of the bat. Fortunately, you can rent a dumpster from a company and upsell it to your customer. There are a lot of other creative methods you can use.

Here is what you need to do to legalize your business:

  • Register Your Business as a Separate Legal Entity

There are several business structures for small businesses, including Sole Proprietorship, Partnerships, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Corporation, etc.

Here is a guide to register your business with CAC in Nigeria…

  • Register for Taxes

Once your business is officially registered, you need to file an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Federal Tax Identification Number (FTIN) from the IRS.

The EIN number is like a social security number for your business. It is essential because, without an EIN, you cannot open a business bank account, hire employees, and keep your business separate from your personal finances.

You can register for an EIN online, via telephone or email for free.

  • Obtain Permits and Licenses

You must file for local, state, or federal permits and licenses required to operate a junk hauling business in Nigeria. Every state and locality have their own requirements, therefore check with the local SBA to get information about the permits and licenses you will require to operate your business.

If you run your business without a license or a permit, you will be liable to hefty fines and even jail time.

  • Create a Business Account

Open a business bank account to manage the flow of expenses and income. A business bank account is a reliable method to track your company’s finances. It is essential for audit purposes, as well.

  • Purchase Business Insurance

Purchase business insurance as a safeguard. If you hire employees, you will be legally required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. Check here for the top 10 insurance companies in Nigeria.

  • Implement Business Accounting Practices

Manage your company’s business accounts to keep an accurate record of all expenses and incomes. Small Business Association, the US Chamber, and the local clerk’s office will have guides that you can follow to maintain your accounting books. You may hire a professional consultant to manage your books as well.

Keeping a detailed account of the financial activity of your business will be useful when filing for tax.

Tip 4: Invest in Marketing

No business can begin and survive without effective marketing today. To start a successful business, you need to invest in marketing. It is understandable that a startup will not have a huge marketing budget. You must determine your marketing budget (however small) and the marketing channels that will be most effective for your target market within your resource constraints.

Luckily, it does not take a lot of money to run an ad in the local newspaper or radio. You can even purchase a spot in the local yellow book for an affordable price. You can buy billboard space, print flyers, or advertise your business on city buses to get the word out.

Marketing practices will keep your business relevant and thriving. Here is what you should do:

  • Build Brand Identity

What benefits does your brand offer its consumers? Think about characteristics like cost leadership or differentiation. Highlight the values of your company; for example, sustainable and ethical, etc.

A brand is like a person that consumers want to have a relationship with. If you have a clear brand identity, you are more likely to attract consumers and keep a long-lasting relationship with them.

  • Build Brand Recognition

Make your brand known; When consumers know that your business exists, they are more likely to reach out. Increase brand awareness and recognition by positing advertisements and establishing a local presence.

  • Create an Online Presence

Most people search for businesses online. How many times have you searched google for the nearest restaurant or the best shoe shop in town?

Maintain a professional website and social media handles (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & YouTube, etc.).

Note: We can help you build a website and manage all your digital marketing. Check our agency website or contact me to get quote.

  • Increase Your Online Ranking

When people search google for a junk haul business, the name of your company must come on the first page.

Let’s be real, no one clicks on the second page ever. We always check out the first 5 or 6 websites on the google search page.

Therefore, you must maintain an online presence so that the name of your business always comes on the first page.

  • Focus on Customer Relationship Management

Repeat customers are your best bet for succeeding in any business. Therefore, you should offer excellent customer service to keep your clients happy. A happy client is more likely to avail your services again. Moreover, satisfied clients give great reviews to their friends and family and encourage them to use your service as well.

Tip 5: Be Persistent and Patient

Rome was not built in a day; your business won’t be either! Keep in mind that you will probably not start making profits in the first few months. Don’t get frustrated, keep working hard, and your persistence will pay you premium once your business takes off!

… That’s it – How to Start Junk Hauling Business in Nigeria

I know you might be thinking that this business is too dirty but let me tell you that if you want to make it in Nigeria (and anywhere in the world), you need to change how you view opportunities in Nigeria.

Junk hauling business in Nigeria is a golden opportunity for you, no matter who are; either you’re a student, graduate, even if you’re a housewife.

And one thing is that you have high edge to make money with this business because the government who claimed to be responsible for waste management in Nigeria, are not functioning to the core.

Most of these government trucks only deal with the state capitals and other popular places in Nigeria. But you can help them pack trash from these unattended places and gradually become a big money maker in junk hauling business in Nigeria.

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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.

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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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