Welcome to the Areedi resources page! We hope this page will be valuable for readers who are interested in doing business in Africa or a strong interest in design thinking. We’ll update it from time to time, so please bookmark it for your convenience. Have we missed out on a great resource? Contact us to let us know!
Here are some useful resources:
- The Sprint Book – a detailed guide to design sprints
- Service Design for Business – an intriguing book about the power of service design to impact business
- Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion & Purpose – how to do customer service the right way
- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness – awesome good read!
- Business Plan Templates – you can get free business plan templates here. They have a very good selection for different types of businesses, so you don’t have to start from scratch!
- The Areedi Blog: Loads of business related content and advice for Nigerian businesses
- Entrepreneur Magazine and Inc magazines – While the information on these websites is not usually specific to Nigeria or developing countries, the principles of running a successful business apply everywhere.
- Small Business Trends: Another excellent resource for small businesses.
- PWC Nigeria Tax Blog – Learn about taxes in Nigeria in this well written blog by PWC partner, Taiwo Oyedele.
- SME Toolkit (Nigeria) – general information on running a business in Nigeria
- Google’s Getting Nigerian Businesses Online – Think websites are too expensive for a small business? Think again! You can visit Google’s Getting Nigerian Businesses Online to get started. They will help you set up a basic, free website. You can purchase a domain name for N1,500, but this is an optional fee. Again, you won’t get anything fancy, but a simple website is better than none at all. Read our post about how to sign up for the GNBO program
- Grade your website using the Hubspot marketing grader
- Register your business with Google to improve local marketing efforts
- You can also get reliable web hosting at Bluehost
- Central Bank of Nigeria – the regulators of the Nigerian financial system. They are in charge of policies like the cash lite policy that can affect the way you run your business.
- Corporate Affairs Commission – the CAC is in charge of incorporating all businesses that operate within Nigeria’s borders. This is the first step to running your business the right way. See how to register a business in Nigeria.
- Federal Inland Revenue Service – the FIRS is in charge of collecting
your hard-earned moneyyour taxes. You’ll need a Tax Identification Number (TIN). Read how to get a TIN for your business.