In 2010, a group of students at Aalto University, just outside Helsinki, Finland, embarked on the most constructive piece of student activism in the history of the genre. They had been converted to the power of entrepreneurialism during a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When they got home they organised a “summer of start-ups” to spread the word that Finland’s future lay with new companies, not old giants. The summer of start-ups turned into a season of innovation.
You may have to starve yourself some executive and luxurious lifestyle at the onset so as to be able to feed the business to survive the future. Remember, he who bites off his 10 fingers today may live to see no one with which he shall eat tomorrow. Look out for God’s favour! Some things may be given to you based on His favour.
The world is divided into two blocs - the developed and underdeveloped nations. The developed nations, because they are self-reliant. The underdeveloped nations, because they are not self-reliant. You have hunger, malnourishment, unemployment, diseases and poverty prevalent in the underdeveloped nations.
Have you ever wondered how the advertising agencies, newspaper houses and magazine publishers get those beautiful and elegant-looking ‘girls’ (ladies) and handsome boys (gentlemen) with which the covers and inside pages of their publications are adorned? Are you one of those who write them off as useless or prostitutes? No, many of them are practising their vocations.
A new online hub through which African SMEs will have access to free, relevant products and services to help them expand their businesses will be provided by Microsoft and other partners very soon. In a statement released to announce this, Microsoft Nigeria disclosed that the hub will aggregate the available services that can help business operators improve their businesses locally, find new business opportunities outside their immediate geography, and help increase their overall competitiveness.
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