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Six Promising Legal Businesses to Start in Nigeria

So you’re considering launching out to start your own business. However, you’re in a dilemma as you don’t know what business opportunity is promising in Nigeria especially, and which is the right fit for you. Here are six promising legal businesses you can start in Nigeria. Fashion Designing Company As at 2017, the African fashion […]...
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Introducing Project X

Hi! We need your help to bring Project X to fruition! TL:DR We’re working on a new product. It’s a one-stop portal for all your business-support services needs and we’ll like you to be a beta-tester. Please click HERE to sign up. Thank you for being awesome! What is Project X? Something DIYlaw is cooking […]...
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List of Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria that Entrepreneurs Should Know

As a business owner, you probably know that your business is regulated by different laws. Some of these laws govern social and economic matters which may include business income or payroll taxation. Others may be environmental laws, occupational health and safety laws, employment laws, criminal laws, and laws that are specifically related to your industry. […]...
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What Startups Should Know About Hiring A Lawyer

For startup owners, hiring and working with a lawyer is often confusing and almost a herculean task. This can be because they have little knowledge about the legal space and practice, and so do not know what to look out for in a lawyer.   This article will show you things to consider before hiring […]...
Corporate GovernanceStarting & Operating a Business

Converting your Business Name to a Limited Liability Company

2018 is a golden year for the Nigerian businessman. Earlier in the year, we had a major win this year as regards policy, when the Nigerian Senate made history by passing the Companies and Allied Matters Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill which without a doubt is the biggest reform bill in Nigeria in over 28 […]...
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The advantages of having a trademark for your business

What’s a trademark, really? A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. Business elements that can be trademarked include: business name, logo, slogan, signature, brand name or whatever distinctive mark. Once the trade marks are registered, you will […]...
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What your business website needs

Dear Zainab, How are you? You have the same name as my first daughter. Funny abi? Anyways, I have a simple question that I need your help with. I started my business in the early 2000s and as such my business didn’t and doesn’t have a website. Many of my friends and employees have been […]...
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Five Reasons Entrepreneurs should love Lawyers

All lawyers are liars! Right, isn’t it? Well at least that’s what we’ve been told and that’s what the movies tell us. We see them make the guilty appear innocent and the innocent appear guilty in the cross-examination box. But, wait a minute. What if that’s just the movies and lawyers aren’t really the ‘scum’ […]...
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Bound to Blow: My Co-Founder and I want to Protect our Interest in Our Little Startup

You would never really spearhead a company if you did not believe it was bound to grow into something great. And although you have your business plan and that assurance in your heart, most times you’d be disappointed to find that other people cannot see what you see. But it’s okay though… after all, all […]...
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Privacy Policy For Your Mobile App

Dear Zainab, I am a budding mobile developer. I have been involved in the development of quite a few applications for client companies. All I am involved in is the development and nothing more Recently, I developed an application of my own and whilst showcasing it to my mentor, he asked if I had a […]...
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Ten Books You Should Read As a Startup Founder.

Being a startup founder involves a lot of learning. Some of the lessons will be from making mistakes and learning from them. However, many mistakes can be easily avoided.  How? By reading the stories and advice of those who have gone on the startup journey before you. Yes, your business is new, but there is […]...
Family Law

Defining the relationship between founders

Hello Zainab, I currently run a Media Agency, I and 2 co-founder, we are looking to scale by representing various Content Creator’s, and platforms, that is where they create the show,song or platform, we would be the one to handle the Business side. We have been doing business on a month to month basis, what […]...