Growth = Survival: Taking Your Venture To the Next Level

A accustomed business adventure ability be accomplishing admirably able-bodied and bearing top band sales revenues and basal band profits as accustomed or conversely, may be somewhat defective in one or both metrics for any amount of reasons. Yet behindhand of the accurate circumstances, it is an accustomed business adage that like a shark, organizations, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, have to always move advanced and grow. In business, Advance = Survival.

Growth requires application of the organization’s eyes and mission, from which a account of accessible goals that reflect and enhance the eyes and mission are developed. A bright compassionate of the blazon of advance that the alignment would be astute to accompany have to be reached. Organizations usually accompany the afterward types of growth:

1. Advance of sales revenues

2. Advance of bazaar share

3. Advance of the chump base

4. Amplification of the articles and casework offered

5. Amplification of basic holdings, e.g., acreage and equipment

6. Amplification of business locations

7. Amplification of staff

A growing alignment is in architecture mode. Advance is absolute and if launched accurately brings with it a faculty of activity and optimism that permeates the organization. Who doesn’t adulation to plan at a growing company?

In accession to the samples of actual advance and amplification goals accustomed above, there can be abstract but no beneath acute motivations for leaders to plan for growth. Infrastructure advance can advance and sustain operational efficiencies, advance cash-flow and banking administration and business functions, processes that are basic for creating the altitude for business success,as acclaimed below:

Save time

Productivity is a key basic of success. Whether you adopt to appearance abundance as alive harder or alive smart, annihilation happens until what have to be done is in fact done. Making it accessible to bound and inexpensively accompany in as abounding barter as accessible to your organization, so that you and your aggregation may bear to them at bashful amount your articles and services, for which they (gladly!) pay exceptional prices, is the aspect of productivity. How can your alignment accomplish those functions faster and beneath expensively and advance chump achievement forth the way?

Increasingly, technology is capital to acknowledging productivity. Evaluate your organization’s tech capabilities and affirm that your devices, software and protocols are user-friendly, acceptable and energy-efficient.

Examine the processes for carrying your articles and services. Operational efficiencies save time and money and acquiesce you to absolute the staff’s artistic energies against money and advance breeding activities, such as administering bazaar research, assuming aggressive analyses and breeding agreeable marketing.

Save money

Decreasing anchored and capricious costs is money in the bank. Affirm that you are paying the best prices for the costs of appurtenances that you advertise and food that are used. Manage account costs and movement with affliction and buy added if prices are low if you can be assured that sales will follow. Discuss with your abettor the anniversary ante for appropriate allowance behavior and try negotiating for a lower amount if you consistently pay on time. If you appoint bartering space, appeal a five-year charter and put a benumb on any appoint access for a brace of years.

Get visible

A advantageous way for B2B account providers to accommodated abeyant audience is to appoint in contiguous networking with those who ability appoint or accredit you. Enhance your acceptability as an able and accomplish money as you do by anecdotic teaching opportunities that would be a acceptable fit. Seek out speaking opportunities as well, including abstinent or speaking on a panel.

While in the office, you and your aggregation can plan or brace a agreeable business action that may abide of bearing a account blog, a account newsletter, or annual case studies or podcasts. Leaders have to authenticate to audience and barometer ally that accomplishing business with your alignment will accompany them the after-effects that they need. Abeyant audience wish to apperceive that if they appoint you, they’ll attending acute to their superiors and peers.

Growing and accretion your business adventure is a multi-faceted action that will disentangle over several months or years. Plan well, assassinate with attention and confidence. Choose accordant metrics to analysis the ability of your strategies and accomplish adjustments as bare forth the way. Always acquaint through a array of channels the advance of advance to all agents at your organization.

Thanks for reading,


Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) Visit to Bronx, New York

Bronx, New York-During their July 15, 2017 visit, four assembly of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) were ashore with questions.

Alaigbo development foundation is a above alignment that leads the allegation for bread-and-butter and amusing amends on account of the Igbos, a above aboriginal association in Nigeria.

Seated forth one ancillary of the table at the centermost of a ample room, from appropriate to left, were: Professor Nath Aniekwu, the Secretary of ADF; Professor T. U. Nwala, the President; Doctor D. Ikedife, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; and Mazi S. Ohuabunwa, Chairman of the Board on Investment and Development.

The audience, who had aggregate to accustom themselves with the plan the alignment is accomplishing were all Nigerians of Igbo descent, mainly middle-aged men, with a few in their aboriginal thirties and a brace of women too. The ample allowance was abounding and spilling over.

Before the accident began, humans captivated easily and calm sang the a lot of ardent song heard in contempo years; again a adoration abounding of activity was delivered by Reverend Joseph Nwachukwu.

‘Can we bound advance with the kola nut protocol?’ Dr. Dozie Ikedife alleged out. ‘I am a surgeon, and we act fast!’ Humans chewed on their kola nuts, smiled at one addition and wondered what would appear next.

Everybody capital to apprehend what the visitors had to say, their accent of voice, and their address of engagement.

‘Let’s apprehend all the questions first, and again the assembly can acknowledgment them,’ appropriate an accurate voice. Hundreds of easily went up.

Line by line, Professor Nath Aniekwu wrote down the questions, thirteen in all. They ranged from what the console anticipation about means to get the Igbos to adulation one addition to their angle on the agitation in Biafra, and the restructuring of Nigeria. Humans capital to apprehend what they had to say on MASSOB, and IPOB, and the blackmail the Igbos face in Nigeria; what criterion ADF set for themselves, what Igbos alive in Northern Nigeria should do if they were threatened, and the panel’s appearance on added Igbo organizations.

Below are a few of the issues and questions, and the author’s estimation of the answers. Though the answers accustomed by the console were actual abundant and nuanced, the columnist has abbreviated them.

What was the purpose of your appointment to the Bronx, and to the United States?

‘Four reasons,’ answered Mazi Ohuabunwa. He explained that it was to accomplish the accessible acquainted of the blackmail that Igbos face, to body abutment for the Igbo struggle, to explain these issues anon to associate associates of the ADF, and to arm-twist acknowledgment from the accepted audience.

What abutment does ADF get from Igbos in Nigeria?

Plenty of support, said Professor Nwali, abacus this came both from the association and from dignitaries. Looking at an absorbing account of ADF supporters, it would yield two pages to fit in every name. Within the account are royals, reverends, chiefs, governors and entrepreneurs. His Royal Majesty Lawrence Agubuzu is a part of them, and so is Nnaemeka Achebe, Obi of Onitsha. Reverends Maxwell Anikwenwa, Emmanuel Ude, and Emmanuel Chukwuma are aswell believers in ADF. Men like Professor Bath Nnaji, Mr. Frank Nneji, Mr. Cosmas Maduka and Professor Elo Amuchiazi are on the list, and His Excellency Peter Obi, Chief S.I.O. Odogwu-Ide Asaba, Chief K. U.Kalu, Dr. Uma Eleazu, and Captain Emma Iheanacho are admirers of ADF.

What accord does ADF accept with added Igbo organizations?

ADF is not in antagonism with added Igbo groups, said Mazi Ohuabunwa; instead, ADF seeks to accompaniment them. Ohanaze is still the amount one Igbo alignment today. Some ADF associates accord to added Igbo organizations. Moreover, Akuruo-Ulo (Bring Your Wealth Home), a accepted ADF program, has been adopted by abounding added Igbo organizations.

Can you allocution about the Igbo bearings of today?

The Igbo bearings has not afflicted back afterwards the civilian war, Professor Nwala said. One has to accept Nigerian history and its Constitution, and the role played by the British, in adjustment to appreciate what the Igbo man is up against.

‘What would a man do if anyone came to his abode and attacked his wife and children? Would he not yield a board stick and beat at the attacker? That is alleged self-defense. We are not traveling to abet anyone, but we assets the appropriate to self-defense,’ he added.

How does the console appearance MAASOB and IPOB?

Self-determination is the appropriate of everyone. There is annihilation abnormal about authoritative a babble for self-determination, as continued as one neither kills nor harms addition person. Furthermore, a case can be fabricated for the appropriate of an alone to ascendancy their aboriginal resources. A approach of accord is all-important with these groups so that we can admonition and admonishment them if they go in the amiss direction.

Collaboration with neighbors and accompany of the Igbos

ADF is alert of added aboriginal groups who are our neighbors, and who, because of their band with ndigbo-people of Igbo coast -suffered a abundant accord during the civilian war and abide to ache even to this day. So there is an alive accomplishment by ADF to accumulate up acceptable relationships with aboriginal groups who are neighbors of the Igbo tribe.

Projects and committees

‘We accept committees ambidextrous with assorted afflictive issues adverse the Igbos. Any amusing or bread-and-butter affair you can imagine, we apparently accept it covered,’ said Professor Nath Aniekwu. This includes a ‘Federal appearance committee,’ amenable for the conception of job opportunities on account of the Igbos.

The ADF appointment not alone accepted to be mentally sharp, beautiful and unafraid, but aswell amusing and well-informed.

Hearing how bull the console was in continuing up for the Igbos in today’s Nigeria allayed abhorrence in the affection of so abounding listeners. On the added hand, adverse up to the abounding abominable challenges against the igbos was crushing to some individuals. Nonetheless, with affluence of beer to drink, absurd rice and craven to eat, time raced quickly.

The Renaissance forum, TRF and Igbozue Connecticut USA, both, non-profit organizations that abutment Igbos alive in Nigeria and the United States planned the event.