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What entrepreneurs don't like to talk about but should - Oba Ilobaa

I honestly think there should be many books dedicated to it, with the big names used in illustrations. It is only fair that a truer picture is painted and for every colourful business success story there should be a balancing black and white version for the failures. It serves no one any good purpose to tell only the Forbes-worthy start-up stories and merely glance over its more than likely counterpart; “ F A I L U R E ” Failure can be painful, lonely, depressing and sometimes downright shameful –depending on the size of your ego. Riddle me this? How many books have you read that is dedicated to business failures and the lessons behind the failures? I’m an avid reader of HBR materials and I can tell you for free nobody really wants to talk about personal failures but, we all fail at something at some point and that’s a fact! I failed last year and, failed so bigly that I almost lost sight of all the beautiful wins I have in my pouch, I lost cool cash, closed one busines

Apaflo Profits Multiplication Table

Almost every week, i'm inundated with people calling me to say David what can I do to make money? Especially with Nigeria going through a recession/depression. I always start by asking the following questions: What are you currently doing? I'd like to know what you have started doing or what you plan to do. Action action action. Preferably I like people who have started doing something at least. Can what I am doing scale? Scale is simply about serving more people with little or no increase in costs. On the average almost every business can scale but there are usually limits. I'd do a subsequent post discussing scaling in detail. How much of scale do I want? I'd rather rephrase this as how much of profits do I want? The Apaflo Profits Multiplication Table (APMT) basically shows how profits multiplied by customers gives you money in the bank! Sell an item with a profit of $1 to 10 people, you make $10. Sell an item of $100 to 1,000 people you have $100,000