The Mindset of an Entrepreneur

A country such as Nigeria is ranked among the poor countries according to the Human Poverty Index though we have a large oil production base. Since the wealth is not trickling down to the common man, we have to put measures in place to ensure …

Entrepreneurship Ideas

The world is full of need. Need is the foundation of business. Ergo, the world is full business opportunities. This analogy is true being that products and services are generally created to respond to a given social requirement. Food, shelter, security, comfort, entertainment – these …

How Do You Set Consulting Fees?

One of the most frequent questions I receive from those who are trying to start or grow their own consulting business is: “How and what do you charge clients for your consulting services?” The ways of billing clients are numerous. There are hourly rates, by-the-job …

The Importance of English in International Business

The major factor involved in the importance of English in international business is the acceptance of English as the international language of the business community for the purpose of uniformity in communication. Accepting English eliminates the need to explore an alternative language. If not English, …

Choice Of Law In Syndicated Loans And Bonds

INTRODUCTION: Any relationship between two entities, either persons or institutions, cannot be established except in accordance with some set of rules. These rules may be unenforceable norms or customs of a group or society, or some explicit laws having a binding and enforceable authority. A …

Commodities and Futures Market – In And Out

The futures and commodities market was originally established in the United States in the late 1800s. The original intent was to help smooth out major price fluctuations that occurred when there were either shortages or surpluses in the marketplace. At the time, international commerce on …

Effective Multi Cultural International Business Meetings

Of the many areas in international business where cultural differences manifest is in the corporate meeting room. International meetings are an area where differences in cultural values, etiquette, interpretations of professional conduct and corporate rules are at their most visible and challenging to control. In …