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Five Reasons Entrepreneurs should love Lawyers

Five Reasons Entrepreneurs should love Lawyers

Expanding your Business 3 min read
All lawyers are liars! Right, isn't it? Well at least that's what we've been told and that's what
Understanding Contracts From a Legal Perspective

Understanding Contracts From a Legal Perspective

Expanding your Business 3 min read
Definition of a Contract A contract is an agreement between two or more parties where legal rights
Trademark Licensing In Two Minutes

Trademark Licensing In Two Minutes

Legal 2 min read
Trademarks could be the bodyguard to your business. They are an important business asset that could
10 Support Initiatives for SMEs Affected by the Crisis

10 Support Initiatives for SMEs Affected by the Crisis

Financing 2 min read
Hello … How are you really doing?  To be honest, the events of the past weeks has
Differences between Copyright & Trademark

Differences between Copyright & Trademark

Business Licenses & Permits 1 min read
 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
"Force Majeure Clause" How It Impacts Your Contracts during the COVID-19 Crisis

"Force Majeure Clause" How It Impacts Your Contracts during the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 Article Resources 2 min read
As a business owner, you're probably wondering what will happen to the contracts that you have
A Company Seal and Why You Might Need One

A Company Seal and Why You Might Need One

Legal 1 min read
Ever saw an episode of Merlin? You would have noticed the official seal being waxed onto a letter,
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
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
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
My Co-founder and I Want to Protect Our Interest in Our Little Startup

My Co-founder and I Want to Protect Our Interest in Our Little Startup

Expanding your Business 2 min read
You would never really spearhead a company if you did not believe it was bound to grow into
 Common Uses of the Company Seal

Common Uses of the Company Seal

Operations 1 min read
Hello Zainab, I run a small but appropriately successful business. I recently had to transact
How to Write an Affidavit: Free Sample Download

How to Write an Affidavit: Free Sample Download

How To 3 min read
1 in every 7 adult Nigerian has either deposed to an affidavit or has been asked to depose to one
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
Before You Sign That Land Document

Before You Sign That Land Document

Real Estate 2 min read
As a growing business owner, one of the key decisions you may have to make is the decision to
11 Ultimate Legal Tips for Small Business Owners

11 Ultimate Legal Tips for Small Business Owners

Operations 3 min read
In the startup world, it's usually full speed ahead. Momentum is everything. A lot of things
Highlights from the Employee Compensation Act Every Employer Should Know

Highlights from the Employee Compensation Act Every Employer Should Know

Human Resources 2 min read
Brite is the founder of a fast-growing fashion startup line. He was also one of the lucky stylists
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
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
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