Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Running a successful small business 'Naija women in business'

People always ask me for advice on what kind of business to do.
After going on the radio show ' Naija women in business' on inspiration FM, ,92.3,  i have decided to write a mini series on business.

First, business is not for everyone. Its important to realize that. Don't start a business just for the sake of it. The odds of the business succeeding would be low. Also not everyone has to go into 'buying and selling'

A friend of money came to my store some months ago to ask for advice on what business to do. She already had a hobby she loved doing, which was making bridal accessories. I told her to develop that idea, create a product line and the business would take on a life of its own from there.

You can do everything and anything you want.

Some alternate business ideas that don't include buying and selling are

  1. Blogging , visit www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com , she is persistent, consistent, now blogging pays all her bills.
  2. Event planning
  3. Facilities management
  4. Contracting
  5. Consultancy
  6. Hair care
  7. Interior deigning/ decorating
  8. Stylist/ beauty consultancy
  9. Small business consultancy
  10. Catering
  11. Daycare / creche
  12. Academics
  13. Fashion designing
  14. Fitness instructor
  15. Graphics designer/ creative
  16. PR consultancy
  17. Photographer
And lots more.
Best of luck .


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