Every business has a story. A Journey. For most businesses in Nigeria, it is most likely a hard one. So here’s mine,
My journey into entrepreneurship when starting out like most people was difficult and far from easy. Starting a business in Nigeria can be very exhausting and that it was. It’s incontestable that capital is the most important tool needed to start a business irrespective of your brilliant ideas, which I had. Incredible, ground-breaking innovative ideas! But I had no capital, resources or close mentorship to start this journey. I had to figure a lot of hard things myself and find ways to generate capital whilst still believing and guarding my incredible ideas and dreams. This is what it means to be an Entrepreneur in Nigeria.
Figuring things out the hard way, by your lonesome.
And then the cycle continues. Great business ideas that could change the world but never saw the light of day because there was no platform, no community and no one to walk them through the journey.
This is MY STORY and the REALITY of many.
Having understood the struggles and pulled through these obstacles to create successful businesses across various sectors including e-commerce, transportation, agriculture and now real estate, I have launched a family with a system that would give hope and light to thousands of enterprising people like myself. This community will answer the questions of struggling entrepreneurs in Nigeria - How to raise capital, How to learn the VERY important life skills that see that you never have to start from zero.
I launched the LESociety to raise a community of aspiring go-getters like myself because I believe that Nigerians are an enterprising people. At the LESociety, we provide a community and a platform for individuals who have a keen desire to create businesses but are faced with the many challenges that I had to go through such as capital, mentorship and “the positive push”, with an opportunity to learn the skills needed to thrive as an entrepreneur in Nigeria through training and mentorship as well as a platform for them to earn by taking advantage of the opportunities existent in Landlagos profitably as an LESociety Intrapreneur.
We prepare you for the journey ahead - financially and mentally. We have devised a system to help position you as the one a large of group of people (Wealthlist) would know to either buy from or to be recommended to purchase property. Your wealthlist positions you to earn. As a member of the LESociety, not only do we equip you with cash incentives (Capital), you also get FREE exclusive access to training and mentorship from the best in business across the country to walk you through the process and teach you the ropes of successful entrepreneurship. With us you have a family of like minds that depend on you to grow.
What we have created is phenomenal and we want you to be a part of us! Sign up, Start with us, Let the LESociety be a part of your success story.
At the Landlagos Entrepreneurship Society (LESociety) you will learn the skills you need to thrive as an entrepreneur in Nigeria and we do this by providing you with the training and mentorship from the most renowned entrepreneurs and educators the country has to offer. In addition to that, we also allow you earn by showing you the ropes on how to be enterprising within our own organization, Landlagos, as an Intrapreneur.
We understand that your journey to becoming your own boss in Nigeria requires capital, so we have devised a system that gets you started in a way that sees you being paid as you learn, grow, experiment and thrive within a community of like minds. So start with us, let us help you pave the way.
This depends on your ability to take information we provide and run with it. The B&P includes but is not limited to the following.
An LESociety Intrapreneur is someone adept at taking advantage of the opportunities existent in well-structured organizations profitably. Its like entrepreneurship but with none of the uncertainties involved.
We are landlagos, and in our quest to becoming the largest real estate company in Nigeria, we will train you to become an LESociety Intrapreneur within our organization and mostly for yourself. By taking this step you open yourself up to a world of earning opportunities starting with our help and our structure.
There are free to watch online courses complete with practical break downs that would see you immediately be able to create for yourself a portfolio (a wealth list) that would go on to open the avenues for impressive income that is needed on your way to becoming all you are meant to be.
This opportunity is open to you regardless of your current work engagement or lack thereof.
This is a list of individuals you know who have the purchasing power now or would at some point in the nearest future to make a Landlagos property (land) purchase off your recommendation. The goal of a wealthlist is the building of a personal database of people you know and the people they know to a substantial extent and cultivate a relationship with them that with our help and resources, and our trainings, help you monetize this list to provide the capital you need to pursue your personal business interests.
The philosophy here is simple; People buy from people they know. We are quite simply helping to position you as the one a large of group of people (your wealthlist) would know to either buy from or be recommended with regards to any kind of purchase involving property. The key word is POSITIONING. This is what the wealth list does, it positions you.
As a member of LES, you get to earn cash incentives of 6.6% on every sale we facilitate from your wealthlist, and you also get access to trainings and mentorships as well as other perks and benefits on your way to becoming your own boss.
I am a winner, and black is my skin
I belong to a community of people like me
An entrepreneur with sight set to the stars
A people with goals and pride and grit
To earn and grow and learn the ropes
Of life, its curves on the road to my goal
That in time I too can stand and say
In this life I came, I won, I pray.
Business networking is a really valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business.
Networking as an entrepreneur exposes you to new clients and help you build sustainable business. Here are top 5 benefits for business networking.
With a motivated group of business owners comes an abundance of opportunities! There are always lots of opportunities that come from networking and in fact this is where the benefits of business network are huge. The opportunities within networking are really endless.
Networking provides you with a great source of connections. And really opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find.
Having like minded business owners to talk to also gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance.
Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of networking. Make sure you regularly attend business and social events that will help to get your face known. You can then build your reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable and supportive person by offering useful information or tips to people who need it. Which will in turn get you more referrals as you offer value.
The people that you hang around with and talk to, do influence who you are and what you do, so it is important to be surrounding yourself with positive, uplifting people that help you to grow and thrive as a business owner.
Do you have a business plan? A business plan is a written document that describes in detail how your business works, its financial projections and other business details that prove to investors that your company is a great investment opportunity. Business planning offers serious benefits for everybody in business and helps you survive in the long run.
Here are some benefits of having a business plan.
You can’t do everything. Business planning helps you keep track of the right things. Allocate your time, effort, resources strategically.
With good planning process you regularly review assumptions, track progress, and catch new developments so you can adjust. Plan vs. actual analysis is a dashboard, and adjusting the plan is steering.
Good business planning connects the dots in the cash flow. Sometimes just watching profits is not enough. it is good for a business to have a plan for all inventories and expenses. having a plan keeps you ontop and also helps you mange the bad finicial days.
Good business planning sets milestones you can work towards. These are key goals you want to achieve, like reaching a defined sales level, hiring that sales manager, or opening the new location. Humans work better when they have a visible goal that they are working towards.
Get focused, grow faster, and adjust to change. Every business owner deserves plannining
Criticism in the workplace can be difficult to take, especially if the one delivering the criticism isn’t exactly subtle about it.
Here are some of the ways to deal with constructive criticism
Stay calm and listen; try your best to not react, not even with a facial expression because every criticism is meant to teach you something, getting defensive over it might mean a bigger blow and exaggeration.
See a critic and not the person; detach the criticism from the person speaking, examine and observe closely what was being said and pick out the information needed for your personal growth. As challenging as it seems, Criticism is a tool for building you.
Say thank you; put sarcasm away and say something like ‘’ we appreciate your feedback’’. This gives you an edge and attract people to do business with you.
Ask questions; stop engaging in debates, rather process what was said and seek clarity. Research if other entrepreneurs had same encounter and how they solved it. Get advice and try to get to the root of the problem and get solution.
Criticism is often considered the only way to which an entrepreneur learns about their weaknesses, without critics an entrepreneur really can’t make an improvement. Instead of being defensive try accepting your flaws. Because when you don’t!! you run a risk of losing some insight.