About the blog restructuring

A month ago we realized that we had already gone through the core of the game as it pertains to setting up your first businesses, and protecting your wealth. Everything else we have scheduled for the rest of the first season are spotlights on different industries, aka a specialized version of the hustle. Writing about…

French Tech Ticket

No article this week again, just a link to French’s start-up visa competition. Deadline been extended to Sept 23rd. French Tech Ticket Thanks to the kind soul who shared the link. And be on the lookout for the blog restructuring, I have been hella busy lately. Stay prosperous family.

Seedstars World 2016

No article this week, just a link to a start-up competition happening in the city next month. Register to attend below if you want to eyeball some hustles. SeedStars Dakar 2016 Thanks to the kind soul who shared the link. And be on the lookout for the blog restructuring next week. Stay prosperous family.

Government auctions

Reading time – 2 minutes TDLR – This is something like alibaba, to add to your arsenal when you need to run a flipping hustle. Unlike Alibaba, these (except for one) are local and more flexible with small orders since you are not a business selling to customers, but a customer buying and reselling to…

Great idea, great execution

Reading time – 2 minutes TDLR – We have already established that a great idea/product is something that your users absolutely need, or at least love. Therefore, a great execution is building the distribution network of that great idea/product. A distribution network that is growing and has momentum. So how does one guarantee great execution?…

On Criticism

Reading time – 2 minutes TDLR – use people and their critics of your ideas and moves to rethink and retool your plans and products. I was reading the 50th Law of the nth time a few weeks ago, mainly because I was dealing with some hate and I needed to a primer on how…

Protecting your assets in your marriage

Reading time – 2 minutes The other day someone told that it’s not how much you make but how much you keep, he was referring to taxes and at some point, I am sure we’ll go over finessing around them but the saying also applies to one’s marriage. A civil marriage is essentially a business…

Business life cycle

Reading time – 2 minutes Here’s to give you an idea of what’s ahead of you: Stage 1 The most stressful period of running a business; you just got started and you don’t exactly know what you’re doing but you do whatever comes up. You usually look like crap because you’re too busy burning the…

Capitalizing on private labels

Reading time – 2 minutes Last week we talked about which products were more likely to bring about a financial empire. Those also happen to be the ones that can be launched really quickly by leveraging private labels. Definition time That’s a really complicated way to say that you take a product that’s already made…

Levels of Money (and utility)

Reading time – 2 minutes TDLR – Financial empires are built around simple processing of raw materials to produce things like milk, screws, soap etc. From a financial standpoint, a business is mainly judged by the margin after all the costs, and the tax regime your product is under, are factored in. And that criteria…

On functionality

Reading time – 4 minutes TDLR – “If your product needs a manual to work, it is broken” I scrapped the first version of this post 2 weeks ago after reading an Elon Musk article that summarized the idea more succinctly. Initially, I had a series of principles and examples like Apple’s decision to have…