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Our community is live!!!

Since inception in 2017, we’ve had 23 trainings on digital and business skills, about half of which was physical in Ibadan and Lagos Nigeria. Last week, we launched our online community for women, #slhcommunity. Members of the community will enjoy several perks available now, and I’m the future. These perks include 1. Access to free digital and business skills classes 2. Access to live webinars 3. Priority selection for free seminars 4. Discount on paid …

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SLA- Womenwill pitch competition

What will a cash prize of $300 or $200 do for your wealth-building idea? If you have an idea, concept or plan of how to make money during COVID-19, we want to hear it! With the support of Women Will, we will be giving away $300 and $200 to two Motherland Moguls, to support their ideas, and help them get started. After the pitch session, we will also be sharing an E-book filled with industry …

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3 things you must do during the COVID19 lockdown

I know, I know, there’s no lockdown in Nigeria yet. But I think that is the way to go if we really want to curtail this global pandemic. Lock down all borders – land, sea, air, and public places for two weeks by the end of which those currently asymptomatic will have begun to show symptoms. Okay, I digress. I’m not an epidemiologist so let me face what I really know. I want to tell …

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Free training for women in ibadan

We had a nice time at today’s @tonyelumelufoundation application training facilitated by Olubunmi Fajuyigbe, a 2016 alumnus and the initiator of@shelearnshere. It ended up being a networking session where business and personal alliances were fostered. Want to meet people and learn about online marketing for your business? Join us at out next #bdsw business and digital skills training next week Saturday, 22/02/2020 as we learn how to make sales using Instagram ads. To register, for …

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Opportunity to attend BIOFACH – World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food

Calling women entrepreneurs! Are you an exporter of organic products? Don’t miss this opportunity! BIOFACH 2020 will take place from 12 – 15 February 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. This event is considered a leading international trade fair for natural and organic food and products. At previous editions, nearly 2800 companies from 76 countries showcased their products at the trade fair, to over 51,500 experts in the industry. ITC will support women entrepreneurs by covering the following costs: ·         Entry fee·    …

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Chat on WhatsApp directly from social media by creating an API link.

Have you always wanted to put a link in your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… bio but couldn’t because you don’t have a website? Was there ever a time you needed to send your WhatsApp number directly to a client so that you can chat but you didn’t know how to do it? Well, here’s how: type https:// Your country code Your phone number without the first zero

AWEC 2020

Deadline: December 17, 2019. The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) is a 12-month, high-touch leadership and management capacity building program. AWEC empowers women from across Africa and the diaspora with the knowledge and network needed to build resilient and scalable businesses. We use applied and collaborative learning models, enabling immediate business impact and cultivating a pan-African cooperative of entrepreneurs, experts, and allies. Our mission and impact are aligned with the UN’s SDGs focused on gender …

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Standard Chartered bank Women in Tech Incubator in Nigeria

This program aims to support female entrepreneurship, aligning with calls for more diversity in tech and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership expertise. The purpose of the Women in Tech Incubator in Nigeria is to provide incubation support designed to target early-to-mid stage professionals from technology and business sectors – females who are most likely to have the requisite domain knowledge, experience, and perseverance to deliver results. Eligibility Criteria: WITI is …

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Opportunity: She Trades Invest

THE SECOND APPLICATION PHASE IS NOW OPEN! The International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative aims to connect 3 million women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to international markets by 2021. Under the umbrella of the SheTrades Initiative, SheTrades Invest is dedicated to supporting fruitful relationships between investors and women entrepreneurs in developing markets. In doing so, SheTrades Invest addresses the sixth global action of the SheTrades initiative – unlocking financial services for women-owned businesses. SheTrades Invest will: …

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LEVEL UP CONFERENCE

The EKITI EVENT VENDORS CONFERENCE presents LEVEL UP, a business and leadership conference for entrepreneurs and brands.⁣ ⁣ This is coming up on the 15th of August, 2019.⁣ Venue: Damlek Hall, Ado Ekiti.⁣ Time: 10am.⁣ Our initiator, Olubunmi Fajuyigbe was a keynote speaker at last year’s edition and it was a wonderful experience for the entrepreneurs. This year promises to be bigger and better so if you are in Ekiti state, don’t hesitate to attend. …

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FEMMEPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: Taiwo Olaitan

This week, our femmepreneur spotlight is on the beautiful Taiwo Olaitan of The Eryns Hub LTD. Join us as we learn more about her and her business. SLH: Tell us about yourself, Taiwo. TAIWO: I’m Taiwo Olaitan, a young woman. I reside and do business in Ibadan. I am a graduate of Economics from the University of Ibadan. A Make-up Artist by passion, Corporate Event planner, Cyrptocurrency Addict, Networker and a Volunteer. Formerly an Editor …

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Femmepreneur spotlight: Ogechi Ofurum-Omeike, founder Techie and Savvy

This week, our spotlight is on Ogechi Ofurum-Omeike. Ogechi is the founder and CEO of Techie and Savvy and the convener of the Future Business Leaders Conference. She is responsible for steering the organization towards enviable heights by initiating and executing innovative ideas to drive business growth, profitability, continuity and providing strategic direction and leadership. She is an alumna of Upper Iowa University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Afe Babalola University where she was awarded a …

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Cartier Women’s Initiative 2019

Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has supported 219 female entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, 21 finalists representing 7 regions (Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, East Asia and South Asia & Oceania) are selected during the first round of the competition. These finalists are then invited to attend the Awards week (exact location still TBC) during which the second round of the competition takes place. After …

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Much ado about blogging

Quite a number of people have asked me what they can do to make their businesses more visible on the internet. And one of the answers I give them is If you love to write, “start a blog or contribute to a blog”. What is a blog? According to Google dictionary, a blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an …

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HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS

Background The world has gone digital and if you are struggling to keep up, you are definitely not alone. In a brochure titled EMPOWERING WOMEN IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WHERE DO WE STAND? Which was prepared by the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI), under the supervision of Gabriela Ramos, OECD Sherpa and Chief of staff, it was stated that “Today, globally, there are some 250 million fewer women online than men (ITU, …

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The next titan season 5

The next Titan season 5

Get a chance to win N5m in the Next titan competition. The TV Reality Show which is in its fifth season gives an opportunity to young talented Nigerians who have great and innovative business ideas to compete against one another in real-life entrepreneurial challenges in a bid to ultimately win Five Million Naira and a Brand New Car to start their new business or to support their existing business. Each week the budding entrepreneurs will be …

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Unilever young Entrepreneurs award 2018

What to enter? We’re looking for initiatives relating to one or more of the eight categories we’re focusing on: Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action. Whether it’s with an initiative, product or service, if you’ve gone beyond the idea stage and started to make an impact, we want to hear from you.  Who can enter? …

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Call for RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Applications

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC invites young (<35 years) African …

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Wennovation Hub’s Incubation Program – Cohort 1

Wennovation Hub’s Incubation Program is designed to help entrepreneurs quickly test and validate their ideas using basic business tools whilst supporting entrepreneurs with access to funding, mentoring and business advisory.  This Incubation program is in partnership with LoftyInc capital management. An organization set out to invest in early stage startups in Africa.  Who can apply?  1. Currently reside in Nigeria.  2. Motivated to start a business or part of an early stage business.  3. Have …

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 Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

closes on Monday, 14th May, 2018. Wanted: Digital Innovations to Stop Fall Armyworm in its Tracks About the Prize At present, FAW in Africa threatens harvests and economic growth on a continental scale. Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, aims to transform lives toward a world where people no longer face extreme poverty, undernutrition and hunger.  To achieve this, Feed the Future works hand-in-hand with partner countries to develop …

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POSTCODE LOTTERY GREEN CHALLENGE 2018

DO YOU COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE? Are you an innovative entrepreneur with a sustainable business plan that contributes to an eco-friendly lifestyle and reduces greenhouse-gas emissions? Your plan might be worth €500,000! The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world’s largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from all over the world can submit their promising sustainable business plans. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or service, …

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Call for Youth Leader Applications

The organizers of the 2018 ICFP are seeking youth leaders aged 18 to 25 years old to be keynote speakers, media makers and moderators for sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered, and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective and voice to the program. In the spirit of using digital communications to spread the word about family planning, the 2018 ICFP …

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Lagos FastTrack EventStartupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp Africa is looking for startups with innovative solutions including diversified financial services, e-commerce, internet of things (IoT) and a broad range of other scalable technologies to attend their FastTrack event in Lagos on 7 April.  FastTracks are informal events that Startupbootcamp uses as part of the screening process for the Startupbootcamp accelerator program starting in September in Cape Town. By participating in the FastTrack event, you will get instant feedback from a panel of …

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Marketing benefits over features

Hi learners. Let’s talk about Digital marketing! So many clients, especially the older women in their 40s and 50s usually have absolutely no clue what to do when it comes to this “online thing” as they call it. But I’m glad to let you know that there isn’t much of a difference between digital and traditional marketing. Today I want to talk about marketing your why over your what. Frankly , no one cares about …

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LAGOS STARTUP DEALDAY

ABOUT LAGOS STARTUP DEALDAY The Lagos Angel Network (LAN) announces that applications are now open for the 1st DealDay event for 2018. The Lagos StartUp DealDay is an Angel investment round run by the Lagos Angel Network. This events brings together LAN members, other angel investors and Lagos start-up ecosystem players in a process where the most worthy startup ventures (in target sectors) pitch. As an investment vehicle, Lagos StartUp DealDay has raised over N200 …

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How can I create content for social media?

Lara booked a digital strategy consultation session this January. She has just started a business that would revolutionize the way local food is consumed by the young and upwardly mobile in Ibadan. She found She learns here on Instagram and after following and being a part of our trainings for about 4 months, she gave us a call.  She wants us to set up a website with a blog and also set up relevant social …

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Content, not you, is king!

Whenever you are crafting your Content for social media, CRM, site and all other marketing materials, remember, it’s not about you, it’s about your clients.  You need to ask yourself certain questions: Who are my clients? What do they do? What do they like? Are they millennials who speak the language of the fast and furious or are they senior citizens who believe slow and steady wins the race? What are their soft spots? Success, …

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GYBO 2018: Choosing the right keywords for your business.

What are keywords? Keywords are ideas and topics that define what your content (business, webpage, blogpost) is all about. They are the words or phrases that people type into search engines when looking for a business like yours or a topic of interest to them. For example, if I wake up in the 5th of January 2018 and suddenly realise that I added about 5kg during the Christmas and new year holidays. I would consider ways …

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