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Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Position: Web Programmer
Location –Allen Avenue Ikeja Lagos
We at Mannastores.com help businesses and individuals buy original products from United Kingdom or United States and deliver to anywhere in Nigeria. We have offices in London, Texas and Lagos. Due to rapid expansion and focus on serving our esteemed customers better with unparalleled appetite to deliver greater value at all times, we call on exceptional candidates to come and build an empire within our fine and progressive company. Our environment is inspiring so is our development programs to build those leaders of tomorrow for our community.
We are one of the fastest growing indigenous eCommerce firms in Nigeria and in need of a very qualified and suitable candidates to fill the role of a programmer and Magento developer with knowledge of ASP.NET, PHP and MYSQL.
The developer will direct the organization's IT and Software development needs bringing into existence ideas and concepts for taking the company to greater heights. The developer must have strong server management skills with specialty in e-commerce.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ANDRE LAVOIE: 4 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Leave for New Opportunities

Meet Mary. She’s a motivated, hardworking employee. Mary’s been with her current company for more than three years. She loves her job and her co-workers and feels like she’s paid fairly and receives great benefits. But Mary’s still looking for a new job with a new company.

What’s scary for a lot of employers is that Mary is not alone. An October 2015 Gallup poll of more than 13,000 employees found that the last time respondents changed roles in their career, 93 percent also changed employers. Considering this, many employers are desperately trying to figure out why so many employees are leaving.

Monday, November 23, 2015

JOHN RAMPTON: 7 Guiding Principles for Branding Your Company With Content

When most people think of branding, content isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. They typically think of logos, color schemes and taglines - those elements that are used to represent a company in their online and offline marketing collateral.

In the age of content marketing, however, content can be a powerful tool for branding your company. This post will look at seven things every CMO should know about branding their company through their content.

Friday, November 20, 2015

BRIAN DE HAAFF: 4 Strategies for Hiring the Right People at Your Startup

Are you ready to start hiring for your startup? That is a positive sign that your venture is taking off. You must be doing something right. You have probably also realized that you cannot do all the work yourself -- you must hire soon, or your business will suffer. And you might break.

You are understandably nervous about hiring employees. You have key roles to fill and need to find self-starters who will make an immediate impact. You cannot afford a costly hiring mistake.

I know why many managers are afraid of a bad hire. I have been there too. Adding the wrong person to your team hurts -- but it stings even more in a startup. But when you approach hiring in a sensible, well-ordered way, you can alleviate the fear of hiring the wrong person.

AARON AGIUS: 8 Ways to Reignite the Creative Spark When You're Feeling Burned Out

There’s nothing that puts a damper on your creativity quite like feeling burned out. As the owner of a digital marketing agency serving enterprise clients around the world, I know how tough it can be to have to be creative at a moment’s notice -- especially when you’re swamped with other work. And while a modern work ethic tells you to just power through it, that usually doesn’t get the creative juices flowing.

Ready to try something different? Here are eight proven ways you can get creative when you’re feeling burned out:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

ANNE BECHARD: 10 Tips From a Lady Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

The hardest thing about realizing a dream is getting there. As a female entrepreneur, you know how to dream. But maintaining your drive through the finish line can take monumental tenacity.

Elsie Escobar is no stranger to the entrepreneurial dream. After landing one of three spots at the prestigious National Theater Conservatory at the Denver Center Theater Company, Escobar earned her masters of fine arts convinced of her future in theater. But after supporting herself for 10 years, Escobar decided to blend her interests in yoga and storytelling into an emerging art form -- podcasting.

With over four million downloads to date, Elsie's Yoga Class remains Escobar's springboard to opportunity. Today, she co-hosts The Feed at Libsyn, the world's largest podcast distribution network, and co-hosts She Podcasts with Jessica Kupferman, providing female producers with broadcasting resources. Already reaching 4,000 downloads per month, Escobar's episodes of She Podcasts have built digital media innovations for thousands of entrepreneurs and landed her a coveted spot in the Academy of Podcasters.

MARTHA MENDOZA: How Google Builds Its Best Teams

Google coddles its employees with free food, massages and other lavish perks, yet some of its best engineers still grouse about their jobs and bosses as they struggle to get assignments done.

The Internet company tackled the puzzling problem with a study that concluded how teams work together is more important than who is on a team.

That's not exactly rocket science, but it's an example of how companies are spending more time trying to understand how to build the most productive and cohesive teams. It's a high priority because the best products and ideas increasingly are springing from people working together.

MICHAEL ALTER: Managing Your Team in the Era of the Trophy Generation

Much has been written or discussed about millennials and how managing them is different. Some have dubbed their group as the "trophy" generation - a reference to being raised in an era where all sport or activity participants receive a trophy regardless of winning. This approach was designed to help build self-esteem and confidence when exploring new things. I will leave the debate aspect around the pros and cons of this approach to the childhood development experts. The answer will certainly vary depending on whom you ask.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NELLIE ALKAP:'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business

Some of the most successful and inspirational entrepreneurs never set out with the goal of running a large company or employing scores of people. Many are simply men and women motivated to develop solutions to a problem they’re facing.
Then they discover that they’re not the only ones with that need -- and, lo, a successful business is born.
Sometimes dubbed “accidental entrepreneurs,” these business owners have other names, as well. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, for instance, calls them “user entrepreneurs” in its research, which has found that this group has launched more than 46 percent of startups lasting five or more years -- even though they’re responsible for just 10.7 percent of U.S. startups overall.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WILL YAKOWICZ: Why Employee Recognition Is Even More Important Than You Think

How often do you recognize your employees for a job well done? While running a startup, you don't have much time for such niceties, but failing to do so can hurt your company.

David Sturt, executive vice president at HR consulting firm O.C. Tanner Co., writes in Harvard Business Review about how recognizing employees helps drive engagement and boosts morale. He says new leaders especially can benefit from giving recognition because of how well it helps create bonds with employees.

Monday, November 16, 2015

AKSHAYA VENKAT: 5 Cool Things You Can Do With Customer Feedback

Time was when getting feedback from a customer was a process so complex, it was akin to getting blood out of a stone. Thankfully, we don’t live in those times.

Today, not only is feedback nothing more than an email away, but customers actively come to you with suggestions and ideas. In fact, they love sharing their insights with you because they understand that the more feedback they give, the better your product becomes.

However, most of this feedback just ends up cooling its heels in hard drives, which is, well, tragic, considering all the good it can do. A motivational tool, a wall of love. . . the ideas are limited only by your imagination. Here are our top five cool things that you can spin off with customer feedback, to wow your customers and your own employees.

Friday, November 13, 2015

LOLLY DASKAL: 6 Powerful Ways To Thank Your Team For Being Awesome

It sounds like common sense to say thank you to those who work for you and work with you, but it in reality this common sense wisdom is not practiced as much as it should be.

Some people say they don't have time or can't afford to show appreciation; others may have good intentions but just never think of it in the moment.

But if you think of it in terms of payoff--giving you and your organization more stability and less turnover (and, as a result, greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness)--it's about investing in an important relationship.

PETER GASCA: The Ultimate Rebranding Checklist for Entrepreneurs

Rebranding -- where a business chooses a new name, symbol or design in order to develop a new identity -- is one of the most difficult and uncertain business decisions entrepreneurs face. In addition to overcoming the loyalty and nostalgia of your founders, the name and brand modification you make could potentially destroy years of accumulated brand equity.

There is also no magic formula that tells an entrepreneur when and how to rebrand. As evidenced by a number of recent rebranding strategies that failed miserably, even large companies with the staff and resources to implement such an effort sometimes fail to get it right.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CHRISTIAN MARTIN: 6 Reasons Why You've Failed as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is hard, and as statistics show, not everyone makes it. Most of us fall somewhere along the spectrum -- at times we succeed, and at other times, we fail. Yet, we’ve all heard of entrepreneurs who experience success time and time again, in different industries, with different teams and different market conditions. So what is it that these people have that most of us don’t -- aside from the seven- and eight-figure bank accounts? 
That’s what I've tried to figure out. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but based on my experience, the problem is you. When you ask yourself -- “why have I been failing as an entrepreneur?" -- what answers come up?

For some of us, the following subjects may feel oddly familiar, and it may shed some insight into why you haven’t yet reached your full potential. If you’re willing to work on yourself, it may even unlock the key to finally accomplishing what you’ve always dreamed of.