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7 Considerations for an online privacy policy

For one second, forget about the numerous blog posts telling you about how hard it is to start a business. It is fun. The kick in adrenaline, the passion keeping you up at night, the hunger to see some sort of growth when you launch…they all provide you with some kind of high even the […]...
Company Law

How to make your Privacy Policy GDPR Compliant

There are quite a number of things to freaked out about… A  debit alert from your Mastercard when you didn’t even use it… Missing your flight and having to pay extra on your ticket… Or that influx of emails from companies in your inbox asking you to read their updated GDPR privacy policies. Did you […]...
Circuit Series
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A Tale of the Circuit Series

Imagine we had no courts in Nigeria and for every crime committed, or every dispute that needs resolving, citizens had to travel all the way to Abuja to have a judge decide on the matter. The thief who stole Iya Bisi’s goat in Ibadan or Ogbuefi who almost beat his houseboy to death in Enugu, […]...
Circuit Series
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Market Circuit 1.0

“Lawyers dey come market, wetin them dey find?” That was the caption for Market Circuit 1.0 and we are here to answer that question. Like an apprehensive event planner with a Bridezilla client who knows nothing less than a successful wedding was acceptable, on 25 April 2018, we knew nothing less than a successful first […]...
Ask Zainab

Protecting your intellectual property rights

Dear Zainab, I am reaching out because I am in a confused state. I run a tech business that builds tailored solutions for businesses. Over time we have built solutions for big big companies. We built this in house as I have very ‘bad’ and correct software developers. However, due to a recent influx of […]...
Corporate Governance

Company Incorporation in Nigeria: A step by step guide

If you are reading this blog post, it means you are considering incorporating a company. Congratulations! In this blog post, we will provide you with step by step information on how to get your company incorporated in Nigeria. But before then, what is the difference between a business name and a company? The most important […]...
Corporate Governance

Writing a board resolution (free template)

As a business owner your responsibilities are enormous – you are responsible for the day to day running of your business, your company’s growth, making important decisions on behalf of the company, your employees’ well being and seeking new customers. However, your position as a business owner does not give you the leeway to make […]...
Corporate Governance

Writing a board resolution (free template)

As a business owner your responsibilities are enormous – you are responsible for the day to day running of your business, your company’s growth, making important decisions on behalf of the company, your employees’ well being and seeking new customers. However, your position as a business owner does not give you the leeway to make […]...
Starting & Operating a Business

Lagos state small claims court in 2 minutes

Mrs B is owing Zainab 4 million naira. She has owed her for about 2 years now and Zainab is at her wit’s end. She wants her money, but she’s not sure how to proceed.  The constant harassment using the police is not yielding many results. A friend advised her to go to court, but […]...
EntertainmentGuest ColumnistInformation TechnologyStarting & Operating a Business
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How To Make Your Brand’s Social Media Content Attract Customers.

  The truth is no one really comes to social media to always have you be salesy with them. You, as the business owner, may see it as being straightforward and ‘going for the kill’, but truly you have simply embodied the sleazy salesman character. Do not go for a sale initially. It is the […]...
Guest ColumnistInformation TechnologyStarting & Operating a Business
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Social Media Listening for Businesses

Social media listening simply involves following conversations on social media that are relevant to you, the business you run or your brand. To start with, you should have a list of keywords, terms or hashtags that are peculiar to your business and customers (potential or existing). What do they type when they are looking for […]...
ContractsCorporate GovernanceGuest ColumnistIntellectual PropertyStarting & Operating a Business
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IP Resource-Software Development Contract

Question of the Week I’m John Udeze, an entrepreneur who runs FinSoft, a technology business in Port Harcourt. Six months ago, I came up with a FinTech business idea. Because the business would be best ran as an app, we contracted a professional app developer in Lagos to build the app for us. The app […]...