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23 Nov 2020
Tricia Ikponmwonba is recognized as one of Nigeria’s leading business coaches and often referred to as the business fixer. She stumbled on a report on small businesses in Nigeria and that was the game-changer. The report opened her eyes to the number of small businesses in Nigeria and the challenges they encounter. Prior to starting Triciabiz, she had gained ten years of experience building multinational brands and with that knowledge, she was confident she could help small businesses grow.
20 Nov 2020
Stores are closed on New York's iconic Fifth Avenue, as the coronavirus pandemic keeps tourists at bay. Souvenir shop manager Mukhtar Ahmed only stays afloat thanks to the generosity of his landlord, as he has not been able to pay the rent since March. Tourist numbers have dropped by 66 percent in 2020 according to NYC & Company. Its vice president, Christopher Heywood, reckons that the crisis "has been decimating all facets of our industry," which currently employs 403,000 people.
15 Dec 2019
Small businesses are bringing solar power to the most rural areas of Nigeria. For these companies crowdfunding is one of the few ways to get the cash needed for their big investments.
23 Jun 2019
Small businesses are bringing solar power to the most rural areas of Nigeria. For these companies crowdfunding is one of the few ways to get the cash needed for their big investments.
12 Jul 2017
BOI promises to pay more attention to small businesses.

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