Spotlight

Spotlight on craftspeople, manufacturers, innovators, creatives, designers, experts & industry leaders.

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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From Idea to Product: The 7 steps you need to start a business

The execution of a plan that brings a product or service from idea to actuality can be daunting and challenging. But with a good amount of planning, determination, resilience, and adaptability – you can start making your own product or providing a service now. With proper growth, you can become a large-scale manufacturer or huge […]

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The benefits of shorter supply chains in Nigeria

We have given you an understanding of your supply chain and you now know the three flows of supply chain. One of the main goals of a supply chain is to build efficiency along the chain, but more importantly is to have a supply chain that is agile, adaptable and aligned. Along with the other benefits […]

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The 3 A’s of supply chain: Aligning your business in Nigeria

Having an efficient supply chain could be what separates your business from your competitors. The overall efficiency of your business not only depends on how efficient you run business but how integrated your supply chain is. As your business grows, it is important to remain cognizant of your entire supply chain and how efficient it is, […]

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The three flows of supply chain

So now that you have a better understanding of your supply chain, let’s discuss the three flows of supply chain. Let’s dive right into it. Supply chain management is the management of these three flows: Material (Product) Flow Information Flow Financial Flow   Material (Product) Flow This is the flow of the physical product from […]

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Understanding your supply chain

So you are a business owner or you are just about to start your business and you know the product and service that you offer. If you are lucky enough, you have some customers that are willing to pay for your product or service at a price that makes your business profitable and sustainable. So […]

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Waste Processor: Wecyclers

Wecyclers is a waste collection company based in Lagos. They are contributing to sustainable waste disposal solution in Lagos – a city that that continues to grow in population. Some Lagosians live in neighborhoods without formal waste collection. These neighborhoods are subject to increased flooding, disease spread, and psychological stress that results from unmanaged trash heaps. Wecyclers […]

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