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Entrepreneurship

Intuit to Acquire MailChimp

Combination Accelerates Intuit’s Vision to Provide an End-to-End Customer Growth Platform for Small and Mid-Market Businesses MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU), the global technology platform that makes TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, today announced that it has agreed to acquire Mailchimp, a world-class, global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses. The planned acquisition of Mailchimp for approximately $12 billion in cash and stock advances Intuit’s mission of powering prosperity around the world, and its strategy to become an AI-driven expert platform. With the acquisition of Mailchimp, Intuit will accelerate two of its previously-shared strategic Big Bets: to...
Entrepreneurship

Wave raises $200 million the Largest serie A fund ever in Africa

wave fintech Valuing the independent mobile money provider at $1.7 billion, the landmark Series A round was led by Sequoia Heritage, Founders Fund, Stripe and Ribbit. While similar in functionality to PayPal, the Wave App does not require that customers have a bank account and instead runs a network of 'agents' (small local businesses) who use their on-hand cash to service Wave users.On the announcement, CEO and founder Drew Durbin commented: “From day one, we’ve been relentlessly focused on building mobile money that's easy-to-use and radically affordable. We've built something people love in Senegal, but that's only the beginning --...
Entrepreneurship

How to get a free international phone number

How to get a free international phone number for business. With e-Commerce growing rapidly across borders, many people clamor for access to local and international numbers for growth expansion. However, getting such numbers comes with a high monthly cost price or recurring annual prices. But before I delve into how to get a free international phone number for your business, I will like you to read 10 reasons why you need an international number I typically always recommend Sonetel; Mainly because Sonetel allows you to get a free international line if you use their chat widget on your website. you...
Entrepreneurship

10 Benefits of having an international business line

Top 10 Benefits of International Phone Number International Phone Number offers a great number of advantages. Wondering what are the benefits of a virtual phone number? From reduced phone bills to making a local presence, the virtual phone numbers prove themselves useful for the 21st-century lives. Here are the Top 10 Benefits or Uses of Virtual International Phone Numbers Easy Availability & User-Friendly One can easily purchase virtual global phone numbers. There are many Service providers offering international phone numbers. And as these numbers are virtual in nature, it, therefore, offers the freedom to choose any international service providers as well. Thus,...
Entrepreneurship

Hire a Business Plan writer in 2021

Looking to hire a business plan writer or consultant is often the way to go for most professionals. The truth is if you are like most professionals I have met, you will also prefer to hire a consultant to write on your behalf simply because most Professionals hate writing. So how can you do something you hate very well? So if you are looking to hire a business plan writer or consultant in 2021, you have come to the right place. LET US DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS PLAN Since 2009 Penexus Consulting Business Plan consulting team has developed business plans for...
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Penexus Consulting Launches Free Business Plan Training

Business Plan Training by Penexus Consulting In order to help boost the success rate of more SMEs in this year's Tony Elumelu Foundation's Annual SME grant scheme; Penexus Consulting is having an open day for questions and answers on Business plan development and pitching. The program is for entrepreneurs interested in boosting their chances of being part of the winners in this year's Business Plan Competition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. It will be noted that earlier this year and due to the highly competitive nature of the Business plan Competition and grant, The Tony Elumelu Foundation announced that this...
Entrepreneurship

Successful Delegation

Enlisting the power of other people's help Do you feel stressed and overloaded? Or that your career seems stalled? If so, then you may need to brush up your delegation skills! If you work on your own, there's only a limited amount that you can do, however hard you work. You can only work so many hours in a day. There are only so many tasks you can complete in these hours. There are only so many people you can help by doing these tasks. And, because the number of people you can help is limited, your success is limited....
Entrepreneurship

How to develop fundamental leadership skills

What distinguishes effective leaders from mediocre ones? Is it their ability to make good decisions, their charismatic persuasiveness, or the clarity of their vision? And do the best leaders have these qualities naturally, or were they acquired at college? The good news is that you can learn to be a leader, just as long as you take time to learn fundamental leadership skills. However, your effectiveness depends on how you apply these skills. So, what do you have to learn if you want to be a better leader? And do you need to go business school to learn these things, or can...
Entrepreneurship

Making Good Decisions Under Pressure

People tend to make decisions reactively when confronted with emergency situations or when a disaster unfolds. In these circumstances, the best decisions tend to be those that have been thought-through and rehearsed ahead of time, a good example being the use of a pre-prepared evacuation plan if the office catches on fire. The normal decision-making process generally involves: Defining the problem.Collecting necessary information.Developing options.Devising a plan.Executing.Following-up. However reactive decision-making is, well, reactive. Because of this, there's not usually time to execute this full decision-making process, meaning that it's all-too-easy to make a bad decision when under pressure. What this means...