How to do more with your business card.

Business cards. Many have them and if you live in the diaspora they are relatively easy and cheap to produce. We are advised to have them and swap them with business contacts as much as possible. I have to admit that I haven’t always been very good at this; mostly because I always forget to bring my business card. I think the reason for forgetting them however is less my memory and more that I have considered them boring, flat and one-dimensional. Name, title, email, maybe business address, some sort of logo.

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Art of Gold by Riri announces first makeup training to be held on WhatsApp

This training will be held to participants worldwide (at home and in the diaspora). Various payment methods are accepted. Sign up and check it out!

How decision makers should approach making socially responsible and sustainable business decisions

We hear it time and again, business dealings, investment or development deals which ends up negatively impacting the people who should benefit from them. These deals negatively impact people through environmental, economical, social and many other ways. And sometimes when we hear about these deals we can’t help but wonder how could the decision makers  enter into such a bad deal?

We hear it time and again, business dealings, investment or development deals which ends up negatively impacting the people who should benefit from them. These deals negatively impact people through environmental, economical, social and many other ways. And sometimes when we hear about these deals we can’t help but wonder how could the decision makers  enter into such a bad deal? 

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2018 Doing Business Rankings: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone was ranked 160 out of 190 in the 2018 Doing Business rankings by the World Bank. 190 Economies are ranked on the ease of doing business in that country and a high ease of doing business means that the regulatory environment is more conducive to starting a business. The five easiest countries in the world to do business (countries with the lowest score) where New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, South Korea and Hong Kong. The five hardest countries to do business starting from the most difficult are Somalia, Eritrea, Venezuela, South Sudan and Yemen.  In Sub-Saharan Africa the highest ranked countries are Mauritius, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana and South Africa (ranked worldwide 25, 41 and 81-82 respectively).

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Registering a Business in Sierra Leone

In this article, we will be giving you current information on how to register your business in Sierra Leone. We will leave the topic of whether you should register your business for another day. So if you have decided that you want to register your business, here are the steps to take.

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AYV Media Empire Broadcasts First Televised Presidential Debate

On Thursday February 15, 2018, AYV TV part of the AYV Media Empire hosted the first televised Presidential Debate in Sierra Leone. With the elections less than a month away and this Presidential race having many candidates, it is no surprise that everyone was keen on watching this televised debate, the first of it’s kind. And AYV TV together with it’s partners did not disappoint. We wanted to highlight a couple of factors that made this televised event a success.

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Businesses: DJ Rampage 232

Reginald Carlton Daramy is a Sierra Leone based dj that goes by the name “DJ Rampage 232”.

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Mohamed Foh, Founder Kalibondo

It’s a new year and what better way to start off 2018 than to get some insight and inspiration from an entrepreneur that does business in Sierra Leone.

SL Biz interviewed Mohamed Foh, founder of Kalibondo about his business ventures and what he has learned engaging in business in Sierra Leone. Read below for what he has to say!

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NASSIT wins three International Awards

As reported by Awoko, NASSIT (National Social Security Insurance Trust) one of Sierra Leone’s largest financial institution won three international awards granted by the International Social Security Association (ISSA). Continue reading “NASSIT wins three International Awards”

Opinion: Can Sierra Leone’s unemployed/underemployed youth population join the “Gig Economy”? Short answer: not right now.

If you have ever gotten transportation service from an uber driver or created a logo on fiverr, you have  participated in the “Gig Economy”. Gig, is a slang word for work that is usually only on a short term / project by project basis.

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Opinion: Traveling to Salone. Do you need a “travel agent” or should you book your own flight?

Soon it will be that time of the year. December. When Sierra Leoneans near and far leave the hustle and bustle of the overseas life and venture to Sierra Leone for some much needed fun and sun. This means many have or had to at one point prior to their trip book their flight. For many this perhaps involved a middleman, a travel agent. But is this travel agent really necessary?

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Businesses: Kalibondo

Kalibondo offers freight and shipment services of goods and cars to Sierra Leone. Kalibondo offers it’s service to customers in the East Coast region of the United States (New York to North Carolina) and for a small fee will deliver your shipment to it’s final destination in Sierra Leone. Check out their website here for shipment dates, online booking and other information.

Opinion: To website or not to website? That is the question

When it comes to business there are many ways in which you can operate. For example you can choose to go all out and do a lot of branding, get business cards and a website or you can choose to operate mostly based on word of mouth and direct contact via phone/email for those interested in your product/service. In this article, we would like to discuss websites and why getting a website for your small/still developing business may not be a bad idea.

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Businesses: Ar-Rahman Trade & Construction

Building & Construction Block Factory, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Ar-Rahman Trade & Construction is a block factory specializing in various blocks for construction and building project. Continue reading “Businesses: Ar-Rahman Trade & Construction”

Orange Enters Sierra Leone Market

You may have recently come across the what we would like to refer to as “kushe” talk which have been going around in the Sierra Leonean community. You may have seen it on your whatsapp, on facebook, instagram, etc. Continue reading “Orange Enters Sierra Leone Market”