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Your Company Name VS Your Trademark, Do You Know the Difference?

Your Company Name VS Your Trademark, Do You Know the Difference?

For Startups 2 min read
Imagine the horrors of another company opening up a business with your company name?  All the
 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
List of Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria that Entrepreneurs Should Know

List of Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria that Entrepreneurs Should Know

Start-up Basics 4 min read
As a business owner, you probably know that your business is regulated by different laws. Some of
Employment Issues All Startups Must Consider

Employment Issues All Startups Must Consider

Human Resources 3 min read
A married couple had just bought a house and they were expecting their first baby. The couple
What you need to Know About a Parent and a Subsidiary Company

What you need to Know About a Parent and a Subsidiary Company

Latest 1 min read
Titi, Ada, Lanre and Emmanuel, four bosom friends from highschool decided to join their mind
Regulatory Hurdles to Cross Before Registering Your Logistics Business

Regulatory Hurdles to Cross Before Registering Your Logistics Business

Latest 2 min read
Wale has finally saved up enough money from his 9-to-5 to start his own business. Now he has been
What to do when your copyright has been infringed on

What to do when your copyright has been infringed on

Latest 2 min read
Jennifer is a digital illustrator who earns a living from selling her unique illustrated designs to
What Startups Should Know About Hiring a lawyer

What Startups Should Know About Hiring a lawyer

Legal 2 min read
For startup owners, hiring and working with a lawyer is often confusing and almost a herculean
Regulations Guiding Small Businesses in Nigeria

Regulations Guiding Small Businesses in Nigeria

For Startups 2 min read
The intention of any government and other approved bodies who set regulations to run businesses
Does your business have a website? Here's what you should know

Does your business have a website? Here's what you should know

Legal 3 min read
The internet belongs to nobody, therefore no law applies. Right? Wrong! There's a reason the arm
Company Incorporation - Advantages & Disadvantages

Company Incorporation - Advantages & Disadvantages

Raising Capital for your Business 1 min read
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
Can a Director of a Private Company be Appointed by a Will?

Can a Director of a Private Company be Appointed by a Will?

Legal 3 min read
Mr Arrowhead, a very prominent Nigerian suffered a stroke and was flown abroad where he received
What You Should Know Before Signing a Contract

What You Should Know Before Signing a Contract

Legal 1 min read
A contract is defined by L.B Curzon's "A Dictionary of Law" to be a legally binding agreement. In
How to appoint a Director

How to appoint a Director

How to Start a Business 3 min read
Who is a director? The Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) defines directors as "persons duly
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
Social Media Listening for Businesses

Social Media Listening for Businesses

Digital Marketing 1 min read
Social media listening simply involves following conversations on social media that are relevant to
What to Look out for in a Tenancy Agreement

What to Look out for in a Tenancy Agreement

Latest 2 min read
Chinedu recently found a suitable apartment after about 3 months of searching. He called his friend
What Entrepreneurs can Learn from the NBC (Coca Cola)/NAFDAC Case

What Entrepreneurs can Learn from the NBC (Coca Cola)/NAFDAC Case

Business Licenses & Permits 5 min read
First of all, a gloat with my learned friends. If they ever sneer at you, asking "What do lawyers
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
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