Joadre

I am Joana, a Nigerian-born Austrian-based entrepreneur and activist. Founded Joadre in 2012 and continue to develop content to engage and empower African SMEs.

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How to raise funds for your project, Pt 1

If you intend to start any business or a project, there is almost no way around having money, right?.  But how do you raise the money you need? When you do not have a water proof...

Its our right to demand equality!

Women should earn less because they are less intelligent? Weaker? Dumb? I guess Korwin-Mikke never heard of Valentina Tereshkova who visited space while he was still struggling to understand his masculine privileges or neither has he heard of  Liala...

5 businesses to start with less than 100K in Nigeria. Plan for it!

I am not talking about some kind of no-fragrance soap. I am talking about luxury soap with a yummy appearance – just that you cannot eat it:-). The equipments, work tools and materials for making a soap are not so expensive. click to read more.

Applied knowledge is powerful.

Knowledge is the key to your own freedom. even at that said, what value does knowledge have if it is not applied? Applied knowledge is powerful! Every successful entrepreneur today invested in becoming a key...

Plan to travel out? Take care!

I recently met people who were so keen about travelling out of the country because of one reason or the other. You might think it is unfair to watch your friends fly in, fly out,...

WHY YOU NEED TO PLAN

Imagine you had a very clear idea or picture of who you want to be in 10 years, but when you look at where you are now, you are overwhelmed about the possibility that you will become that person. Being overwhelmed might come from your not being able to see a clear route that would take you to become that person in 10 years.

2 kind of entrepreneurs to learn from.

We can learn to plan like the plan-freak, but with ease. Not everything must be planned out. After starting our business, we can learn to freestyle but in line with the plan we created.

7 unbelievable 21st century questions to ask!

18 months march through the desert, 2 years in Lampedusa refugees camp, 4 years in spain on the streets, 3 years in italian on the streets and later 6 years in Austria working in a brothel, after...

You have the privilege to speak up, use it!

For me, its the right of vulnerable individuals from Africa. Their right to a secured life as humans. Their rights to have a basic standard of living that we "the privileged" world citizen now consider "the norm", from where we judge the rest of the world. With the privileged, I mean those who can put on their taps and water runs out of it. Those who prepare for a pre-announced 10 minutes power blackout by lighting candles to make it memorable and romantic.

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6 steps to start Wig & Weave Business//Business ideas with low capital

With no money, it simply takes having a supplier that trusts you enough to give you the products before payment is made. Or you do drop shipping; with this you only operate online and require customers to pay before delivery. Thus the person gets the money and buys from the supplier while keeping her own profit.

How O’eclat, Nigerian fashion brand is out to enrich lives.

Gbemmy Johnson is the brain behind the African rising handbag brand O’eclat. When Gbemmy started her brand in 2010, she worked with two young...

How to raise funds for your project, Pt 1

If you intend to start any business or a project, there is almost no way around having money, right?.  But how do you raise...

How I Meditate & Setup My Space. PT.3 – Deep Health

Enhance your cognitive ability and health. Meditate. Here is what I learned and how I advise you to go about developing this practice.

There is greatness in simplicity.

I grew up in a very complex culture where you have to be super creative which on the other hand even leads to more...