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Four Things To Know When Sourcing Distributors in Nigeria

As multinationals look to Nigeria as a new market to enter and grow their global presence, one of the main resquest we get from executives is assistance with finding distributors in Nigeria. These mulitnationals usually have three objectives as they entery a new market – controling their business expansion at a strategic level, partnering with local […]

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Transportation in Nigeria: Understanding The Distribution Channels

Over the last 10 years, Nigeria has moved around erratically on the Logistic Performance Index (LPI) and is currently ranked 90 out of 160 countries in the world. The index takes into consideration six factors – customs, infrastructure, international shipment, logistics competence, tracking & tracing, and competence – that assess the ease with which goods […]

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5 Challenges of distribution in Nigeria

Talking with a lot of executives at multinational companies interested in expanding their business presence in Nigeria, I learned that one of the main issues they have is finding a good and credible distributor or agent to help them reach their business goals in Nigeria. International companies in Nigeria like using local third-party logistics services […]

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Business case for how a diesel-battery hybrid system can reduce electricity cost in Nigeria

Introduction Due to the grossly limited on-grid generation, most Commercial and Industrial (C&I) businesses in Nigeria augment their electrical energy needs with an on-sight off-grid diesel generator. This drives the average weighted unitized cost of electricity for the C&I space much higher than most other developed or developing countries. The ripple effect is higher operational […]

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5 challenges facing small businesses in Nigeria

Last year we surveyed entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Nigeria. The objective of the survey was to find out about the major challenges facing small businesses in Nigeria. Since one of our main goals here at kpakpakpa is to facilitate knowledge-sharing, we want to share the results of our survey with anyone that […]

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5 ways the 2017 budget affects small scale businesses in Nigeria

We once again look at how the 2017 Budget proposal affects small to medium enterprises. Last year, the 2016 budget called “The budget of change“ was focused on setting Nigeria on a path of sustainable growth by fighting corruption, boosting national security, diversifying the economy & creating jobs. The 2017 budget called “The budget of […]

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Sourcing Material from Balogun Market in Lagos

So to do some market research you have to understand the market – so we went to an actual market. Besides just doing basic research on sourcing material, we also wanted to buy material for some fresh outfits. We headed to Balogun Market on a Thursday afternoon. Balogun is always bubbling – moving cars, bikes […]

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Our 2016 Donation To St. Jude’s Primary School

On the 21st of November, 2016, we made our yearly donation to St. Jude’s Primary School in Ebute Metta, Lagos. It is our mission to use the proceeds from the sales of our products to support the education system in Lagos. We arrived at St. Jude’s Primary School in the morning, and the SUBEB (State Universal […]

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Sourcing School Supplies For Our Yearly (2016) Donation

To kick off Lagoshats’ annual donation for this year, we went to Dosumu market to source school supplies and stationery to donate to our school of choice –  St. Jude’s School in Ebute Metta. At Lagoshats, our mission is to make products that represent Lagos. The yearly proceeds from the sales of our products go towards supporting the […]

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Luxury and Interior Design showcased at “Made By Design”

We visited the Made by Design Exhibit on 5th of November, 2016. An event that showcased luxury home products and Interior design hosted at the Landmark Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was put together by Essential Interior magazines.        According to the event brochure, “MADE BY DESIGN is an exclusive event that caters […]

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LagosHats Visits PROPAK West Africa Exhibit

We visited the PROPAK West Africa Exhibit today (Sep 22, 2016), which was held at the Landmark Events Centre in Lekki, Lagos. The exhibit is proclaimed as the “largest packaging, food processing, plastics, labelling and print exhibition in West Africa” by the organizers, Afrocet Montgomery. Afrocet Montgomery is a new partnership that specialises in running high-end […]

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5 problems facing the craft industry in Nigeria

The local crafts industry in Nigeria is diverse with people making everything from jewelry and furniture, to clothing and accessories. As much as we get to enjoy these creative craft products, the industry does not exist without its challenges. We interviewed some practitioners and they stated the common problems they face running a craft-production business. […]

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