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How to Start Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria With N45,000

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Have you ever think of starting recharge card printing business in Nigeria but don’t know how?

I guess that’s why you landed here.

There are tons of business ideas in Nigeria which you can engage yourself in, to become your own boss. Either you’re thinking of making money as a student in Nigeria, a stay-at-home wife, or a frustrated graduate, I dedicate this blog to you all to get new business ideas around you and how you can make hefty income online.

Here, I have shared different business ideas ranging from how to start egg delivery business in Nigeria and others. But, this post is a guide for those who wish to venture into the recharge card printing business in Nigeria with “infinite” money-making possibilities.

Whatever your question about this business maybe, this post has got you covered. All you need is to keep your eyes wide not to miss any words here.

But you may be asking…..

Is Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria Profitable?

Yes, it is profitable!

In fact, this business has been turning many Nigerians who venture into it to become financially stable. I bet you can even do well to join the lead of those making money in Nigeria from the Recharge Card business.

READ: How to Start Restaurant Business in Nigeria

But to be sincere, it takes diligence, dedication, and a little bit of “hard-work”. I know you already know this already.

Proofs the Recharge Card Printing Business is Profitable in Nigeria

Recent reports have from NCC (Nigeria Communication Commission) shows that there are presently 173 million active subscribers in Nigeria’s telecoms industry. The number is pretty huge and you too can earn a lot of money if you tap into this great pool of subscribers.

According to recent statistics, Nigerians spend about N197 billion on data subscription per monthly, and N256 billion on airtime purchase across different telecoms. Totally N453 billion every month!

This is to prove the huge amount of money being made in the sector which you can partake in.

How Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria Works

In recharge card printing business in Nigeria, your job is to get the PINs, print them out on standard sheets of paper (at least that’s what we use these days), give them out to distributors or better still — if you’ve got time, engage in the distribution yourself.

So you see it’s pretty simple, there isn’t much stress, just sit in front of your PC and begin printing out money, sorry recharge cards.

Here is another big deal…..

Just like the food business, this is one business that isn’t fading away anytime soon. The reason is, as long as we yearn for communication, people will always buy recharge cards, either for data or airtime.

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Most people spend more than N20,000 monthly on data only, some spend a similar amount on airtime. This seems like an interesting business (it’s actually interesting) that’s why I’ve decided to write about it.

How can I really start this business?

Let see the requirements before getting started.

Requirements for Starting Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria

  • Laptop:

This should be the number one tool on your list, with this you can print any amount of recharge card.

  • Email address:

Recharge PINs will be sent to you via email so you’ll be needing it

  • Recharge Card Printing software:

They are lots of recharge card printing software available for purchase, with at least N10,000 you can get a good software – Get the recharge card printing software for just N9,500 with us

  • Paper:

Paper, it’s also a necessity, you’ll be needing much of it. You can start with little quantity in the meantime.

  • Internet connection:

You won’t be needing much of it — but just so you know

  • Printer:

Any basic printer that can print legibly will be good for a start.

Now, let start discussing what you’re here for;

Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria: Step-by-Step Guide to Start

1.   Get the requirements

With the aforementioned equipment in place, you’re well on your way to starting this lucrative business.

We don’t need to talk too much about this. But you may be asking…

How much do I need to start recharge card printing business in Nigeria?

Well, to start this recharge card printing business in Nigeria, take a look at this break down:

  • Laptop – Fairly used will cost N40,000 upwards
  • Recharge Card Printing Software – N10,000 (contact me to get yours)
  • Standard A4 Paper – N2,000
  • Printer – You can get from N20,000
  • Data connection – Your usual data connection is enough
  • PINs – let say N95 for a card, making N9,500 for 100 pieces of recharge card

The total is approximate to N80,000.

But in most cases, you may have a laptop… So deducting that means you need something like N45,000 to start this business.

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But what if you’re lucky to get the recharge card printing software for free? It means you’ll need to start recharge card printing business in Nigeria with just N35,000.

So, you’ve got the requirement, let move on to the next step.

2.  Define Your Model for this Business:

You need to decide if you’d like to be a major dealer, or you just won’t go on and print.

Being a major dealer will require you to get a store, and much more equipment, otherwise you could just be basic and make use of your living space.

Also you’ll need to decide on which network(s) you’ll like to print. Do you want to be printing all the four major networks, what amount will you be printing out?

All these should come to your mind, for starters, I’ll suggest you start with one network — the one that’s popular in your vicinity. Once that’s sorted out, think of the value of the voucher you’d like to print, N100, N200, N500, or N1,000.

Link up with me and I will connect you with someone great!

3.   Contact the Network Provider

After this you can go ahead and visit any of their offices to get official information from them.

Or you could follow these procedures:

·        Starting Recharge Card Printing Business with MTN Nigeria:

Send an email stating your intent to this email address >> tradesupporthelpdesk@mtn.com

·        Starting Recharge Card Printing Business with 9Mobile Nigeria:

Send an email stating you’ll like to start printing their recharge vouchers >> care@9mobile.com.ng

·        Starting Recharge Card Printing Business with GLO Nigeria:

You’ll have to visit their store in other to get started. You can see a list of stores near you here: http://www.gloworld.com/ng/support/gloworld-shops/

·        Starting Recharge Card Printing Business with Airtel Nigeria:

Just like Globacom, you’ll still need to pay them a visit to get more info, you can check out their stores here >> https://bit.ly/2VkJgVz

After contacting them, the next thing is to;

4.  Getting the Recharge Card Printing Software

Recharge printing software is of many types and got many requirements. You can get the software from the telecoms, or any dealer you’re dealing with.

The recharge card printing software has the ability to decrypt encrypted PINs that’ll be sent to you (normally via email).

These PINs are encrypted so as to prevent interception from malicious persons who may try to steal the PINs, if you’ve sent the PINs and you don’t have the corresponding software to decrypt it, it’s basically useless. So that’s the importance of this software — helping to cut losses and reduce risks.

This software can be purchased ranging from N10,000 upwards – and it’s once in lifetime payment as long as you installed it in your PC and back up the file somewhere safe. Contact me to get you the recharge card printing software in Nigeria.

5. Getting To Recharge PINs

Upon registering with a dealer or telco (which I can link you up with), you’d be given official communication channels, software, and other helpful guides.

Using the appropriate communication channels, you could request for PINs and they’ll be forwarded to you via your provided email (what you used during registration), with the aid of the software, you can decrypt the PINs, so as to enable the move to the next step.

How much is Recharge Card ePins in Nigeria

According to my experience with this business, you can get the N100 recharge PINs for as low as N95 – N97 for each 100 recharge cards in Nigeria.

The N200 recharge card ePins can be gotten at the rate of N193.

But here is the truth you need to know;

The bulky (or more) ePins you buy and print, the more profit you’ll earn

Recharge card printing business in Nigeria is profitable, but become of the low earning on N100 cards, some people have given up. Meanwhile, if you’re printing the N100 cards together with other units like N200 and upward, you’ll earn some profit at the end of the day.

6.   Printing

Remember I told you we’ll be needing a printer in this business, well it’s time we put it into use.

After decrypting the encrypted PINs using the software on your PC, you’re almost ready to start making your first profit from the recharge card printing business in Nigeria.

Also, you’ll need the standard A4 paper for your printing, your printer quality should be very good so as to increase legibility because subscribers don’t like stressing their eyes.

Print as many copies as you be able to sell, once this is done, you can start distributing your products.

NOTE: You can only print out the number of PINs you bought. It’s not something that you buy once and it will start multiplying itself.

7.   Marketing your recharge cards to customers

I’m tempted to say that this is one of the most important factors to consider before starting a recharge card printing business in Nigeria.

This is where the market survey comes in, you’ll need to know recharge card retailers and wholesalers in your vicinity, establish a business relationship with them. You can even start by selling at a discounted rate.

All these should be done to attract your initial customers, which will in the long run introduce you to other wholesalers/retailers.

You could decide to go to the lone-wolf-way and do this on your own, or you could employ someone who will be in charge of distributing the vouchers to your customers.

Whichever path suits you based on your budget, you’re at liberty to choose.

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8. Register Your Business Name

You have done some great job and I strongly commend you for that.

But that’s not all you need to. In order to fully establish your recharge card printing business in Nigeria, you’ll need to register your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.

Registering your business will boost your morale and your potential customers will trust that you’re the perfect recharge card printing dealer they can rely on, without getting scammed.

So, how I register my business name in Nigeria?

Good question!

To register your business name in Nigeria, you’ll need to choose a unique business name, reserve the name on the CAC portal, Get availability code, register your business, get approval, download and upload documents and finally collect your business name registration certificate.

I know that the explanation above might sounds difficult but, don’t worry as I fully got you covered.

I have written a blog post that can help you with how you can perfectly register your business in Nigeria. Go here to read it now!

After registering your business successfully, you’re now eligible to do your recharge card printing business in Nigeria without any issue.

But note that this is advisable but not compulsory.

Wrapping up: Start a Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria

Contact me to get you the recharge card printing software, activation code.

We’ve taken through the steps required for starting a recharge card printing business in Nigeria, as you can see, it isn’t much of difficult business, yet you still make good amount of money.

If your customer base increases, it’ll be advisable you expand, employ more hands, and maybe get a shop if you don’t have one.

Thanks for reading.

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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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