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Absolutely tired of my Co-founder. How can I remove my Co-founder?

Absolutely tired of my Co-founder. How can I remove my Co-founder?

Growth Strategies 2 min read
It's always darkest before the dawn. But, sometimes it's also darkest before a thunderstorm. So,
 What You Should Know Before Registering with a Business Name

What You Should Know Before Registering with a Business Name

Choosing your Business Structure 2 min read
Most MSMEs in Nigeria are often registered as either Business Names or a Private Limited Liability
Top Legal Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

Top Legal Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

Legal 2 min read
Chioma and Raina are very good friends and have been working together in the banking sector for
Ten Books You Should Read As a Startup Founder

Ten Books You Should Read As a Startup Founder

How to Start a Business 4 min read
Being a startup founder involves a lot of learning. Some of the lessons will be from making
You're Incorporated. Now What? (Post-Incorporation Obligations)

You're Incorporated. Now What? (Post-Incorporation Obligations)

Legal 2 min read
Wale and Chioma have finally gotten their fashion startup incorporated with DIYLaw. It was a
Differences between Copyright & Trademark

Differences between Copyright & Trademark

Business Licenses & Permits 1 min read
Offer letters vs Employee contracts. Everything you should know

Offer letters vs Employee contracts. Everything you should know

How to Start a Business 2 min read
Before we proceed, no they are not the same! Offer letters and employee contracts are similar but
The Advantages of Having a Trademark for Your Business

The Advantages of Having a Trademark for Your Business

Legal 3 min read
What's a trademark, really? A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies
Company Incorporation - Advantages & Disadvantages

Company Incorporation - Advantages & Disadvantages

How to Start a Business 1 min read
Four Things to Consider Before You Outsource a Company

Four Things to Consider Before You Outsource a Company

Expanding your Business 3 min read
Kunle is a fashion designer and runs a fashion design startup. As the founder, he alone is in
Converting your Business Name to a Limited Liability Company

Converting your Business Name to a Limited Liability Company

How to Start a Business 1 min read
In 2018, we had a major win as regards policy, when the Nigerian Senate made history by passing the
Company Incorporation in Nigeria: A Step by Step Guide

Company Incorporation in Nigeria: A Step by Step Guide

How to Register a Business 4 min read
If you are reading this article, it means you are considering incorporating a
Essential Tips for Running an E-commerce Business in Nigeria

Essential Tips for Running an E-commerce Business in Nigeria

How to Start a Business 2 min read
It is no longer news that the e-commerce sector is one of the fastest growing businesses all over
Five Ways to Protect Your Startup from Bad Debts this New Year

Five Ways to Protect Your Startup from Bad Debts this New Year

Cashflow Management 1 min read
New year, new business moves!  At the beginning of each year, most businesses set their goals
Thinking about Equity Split? Here's how to Structure It.

Thinking about Equity Split? Here's how to Structure It.

Expanding your Business 5 min read
Starting a business is exciting especially if you're doing it with a good friend, a former
6 Circumstances Business Owners Would Need A Lawyer

6 Circumstances Business Owners Would Need A Lawyer

Registering your Business in Nigeria 3 min read
There are two professionals every business will need early on, the accountant and the lawyer.
What You Need to Include In Your Employee Contract

What You Need to Include In Your Employee Contract

Human Resources 3 min read
You are delighted with the new programmer you are taking on. You send him his employment contract
Six Promising Legal Businesses to Start in Nigeria

Six Promising Legal Businesses to Start in Nigeria

How to Start a Business 3 min read
So you're considering launching out to start your own business, however, you're in a dilemma as you
5 Productivity Tools Your Business Needs Right Now

5 Productivity Tools Your Business Needs Right Now

COVID-19 Article Resources 3 min read
Maintaining a high level of productivity is very essential for your business as this has a great
How to find the right lawyer for you.

How to find the right lawyer for you.

Legal 3 min read
If life were a board game, lawyers would be the players who have read the rules on the inside of
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