Inspiration, Interview, Published Articles

Career Of The Week – Toni Anne Uwaifo, Internal Communications Manager

Toni Anne Uwaifo studied linguistics and African languages at the University of Benin and is currently the internal communications and employee engagement manager at Guinness Nig Plc (a Diageo company). This chat with her drove home the importance of being proactive in our careers, and reminded me of what a wonderful gift it is to have a job you enjoy. It was a very inspiring one for me. Click HERE to read it.

 

 

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entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Published Articles

5 Business Lessons From Eventful Founder, Yewande Zaccheaus

The story of the event planning industry in Nigeria cannot be told without mentioning Yewande Zaccheaus and her company, Eventful Limited, which she started in October 2002, at a time when the idea of event planning as a profitable venture was strange to Nigerians. Here are 5 business lessons aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from the professional life of this pioneer:

  1. Work experience really does help. Working in a structured environment for a while before setting up your business affords you the opportunity to acquire certain skills and gain advantages you may not have had otherwise, and this is evident to anyone who is familiar with the professional life of Yewande Zaccheaus. Her experience and achievements during her working years enhanced her professional life and gave her unquantifiable leverage when she eventually decided to become an entrepreneur.

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