23/06/2013

Starting an Online Book Store

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Selling books online is made possible because of the internet. People can buy and sell books with ease from the comfort of their homes. This can be in electronic format or hard cover.

This kind of business is highly recommended especially if you are fond of books and love to share this passion to others.

Printed materials such as magazines, newspapers and books are always sellable items to consider. From the start the kid learned to read he starts asking for more books. Books are very in demand. The market for books is so big since everybody reads book. Book selling is not only done inside a brick and mortar store only instead bookstores online is possible. If you love selling books online here are some guides for you:
Decide first if you are engaging into selling

22/06/2013

Starting A Maize Farm Business

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Maize farming may be a simple business to start but behind it are requirements needed to gain success. Knowing the fact that maize is commonly used in different area especially as a food supply to a lot of countries.

It actually takes a lot of years to gain experience in maize farming or any kind of crop you want to farm.
It actually need at least 3 years of experience to be successful and if you do not have enough experience you can start by applying as an apprentice in a farm and learn some skills of a farmer.

Managing a maize farm is not that easy, it takes a lot of effort and some risk especially if you do not have money to start maize farming. You can ask financial assistance from your local bank. But before doing so, you need to be familiarized with the kind of job you need to face everyday in maintaining a farm.
After you have acquired skills, you may now start searching for your financial resources. You may need to

21/06/2013

Market Study

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Market study is one of the vital components in developing a business strategy which focuses in the gathering of information about the market as a whole and the customers as well.

By knowing the tips on how to do a market study, you can make the process much easier and with more accuracy, thus giving you more advantage over your competitors.

 

How to Do a Market Study with the Basics?

Market analysis is a very important element when starting a business, improving the business, or expanding your business. In the world of business wherein no one is guaranteed to have complete success, it is crucial

19/06/2013

Pricing Strategy

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After setting pricing objectives the next decision a marketer must make is on pricing strategy. A pricing strategy is a plan or course for achieving pricing objectives. The strategy sets guidelines for achieving pricing objectives. Pricing strategies form an important component of an overall marketing strategy and they determine the role of price in the marketing mix. They may relate to the introduction of new products, competitive or economic condition, government regulation or the realization of pricing objectives. There are a lot of strategies open to a marketer in his effort to achieve marketing objectives.


Penetrating Strategy

Price penetration strategy is a typical pioneer pricing strategy adopted mostly at the introduction of a new product, and in other instances, such as the saturation and product decline periods. Price penetration sets a

How to Be a Good Negotiator

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Negotiation is an existing and permanent part of being in business. Negotiating is an acquired skill but sometimes its natural, but is very important part of your role as an entrepreneur. Find out what you need to know and learn in order to be able to negotiate successfully for any business trade or deal.


As a business owner, negotiations with other businessmen are inevitable. You may find yourself wanting to establish a corporate partnership with another business.
You may have to negotiate with another businessman in order to sell your business. At the onset of your

18/06/2013

Applying for -Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative And Rural Development Bank (NACRDB) Loan Scheme

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This institution is mandated to provide low cost credit to small holder and commercial farmers, and small and medium rural enterprises. It also provide micro financing to small and medium scale non-agriculture enterprises.

The aim is to ensure effective delivery of  agricultural and rural finance services on a sustainable basis to support the national economic developmental agenda, less dependency in imported food items, and increase in foreign exchange earnings.

 Bank of Agriculture is the nation’s Apex agricultural and rural development finance institution. As a development finance institution, it is government owned (CBN 40% and Federal Ministry of Finance 60%), and supervised by Federal Ministry of Agriculture.


 About Credit Function
Bank of Agriculture credit functions are activated at the level of direct lending, on lending, collaboration, and

17/06/2013

Pricing Objectives

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Pricing objectives are overall goals that describe what the firm wants to achieve through its pricing objectives. Before setting prices, marketers should always begin by considering objectives, which are overall goals that describe the role of price in an organization’s long-range plans. Because pricing objectives affect decisions in other functional areas such as finance, accounting and production, the objectives must be consistent with marketing and organizational objectives.

Prices are set to meet both short term and long-term goals. Short-term goals relate to survival while long run pricing objectives derive directly from company objectives. They provide guidance to decision makers in determining price policies, formulating pricing strategies and setting actual price. Although the pricing objectives alone are not sufficient to identify the single best list price, they often help managers narrow the range of possible prices.

Most companies have profit as a main pricing objective, other objectives such as market share, competition,

How to Make Wealth Online

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Working online is one of the easiest ways to become wealthy. However, it is important to know how to become wealthy online.

Finding good niche to develop is the first step to take.

Nowadays, lots of people are venturing in an online business. It is because they believe that working online or doing business online can make them wealthy. For many people, this is true because you can easily find online businesses and jobs by browsing in the internet. Those resources can help in earning extra income.

One thing to keep in mind if you want to do business online is to offer product or service that is viable to customers. After you determine the product or service you want to offer the next thing to do is to know how you will promote and deliver the product and service efficiently.

16/06/2013

Wealth In Snail Farming Business

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Did you know that snails are the most prolific livestock animal producing more than 150 eggs at a time in one clutch? It’s also the livestock that requires less stress in breeding them. You can buy a baby snail for less than N30 and make more than N200 as profit on such snail when it reaches table size.



The prolific aspect is that you can decide to breed 4 snails and before a year runs out you will have more than a thousand snails in your snail farm.


So let me take you into the commercial and medicinal/ nutritional value of snails.

Introduction to Snail Farming


Snails are derived from the wild life environment and are used as food, feed or source of revenue in given parts of the world. Usually unknown to animal production specialists and often officially ignored also by the livestock services of their home areas even though their meat may be appreciated and command a higher

15/06/2013

Best Online Jobs for Students

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Finding the best online jobs for students can generate massive profits. It is not that difficult to engage in online jobs as long as you are committed and dedicated.


 All you have to do is to choose the right online jobs that suit your knowledge and expertise.

Being a student involves lots of things to think about. It is not all about the studies because it is also important for a student to have enough money to sustain the necessities in school.
This is the reason why most students want to make money while schooling. Obviously, it is difficult to find job in the sense that you are just a student. Nevertheless, there are other options on how you can make money. One way to make money is to engage in online jobs. This kind of job is perfect for students as long as you have done the right system. The

Pricing Decision

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Price is an element of the marketing mix. As a result, it is a major decision area for marketing management as it is the only element of the marketing mix that produces revenue. This is to say it is through price that the profit maximization objective of marketing is achieved.

It is also true that price means different things to different people; the buyer and the seller inclusive. Different people depending on the transaction that is taking place therefore call it different names. These and other issues affect the marketer as will be seen on in this article.


Meaning of Price


Ordinarily speaking, price is the amount of money that customers pay for product. This definition is deficient

Nigeria: Agro-Commodities Market Bigger Than NSE - Cban

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Kano — Commodity Brokers Association of Nigeria (CBAN) has said that based on the analysis of the economic performance of the country in 2012 that gave the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as approximately N47.55 trillion and the benchmark of 38.4 percent of GDP to agriculture in the 2013 budget, the commodities market can be valued at N18.26 trillion.

This, it also said, clearly indicates that by market capitalization, the agro-commodities market is larger than the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Speaking during a stakeholders meeting in collaboration with the Abuja Securities and Commodity Exchange (ASCE) in Kano, the newly elected President of CBAN, Altine Shehu Kajiji, said with market capitalization of N11.77 trillion as at May 21, 2013, agro-commodities market is larger than the Nigerian Stock Exchange

14/06/2013

Requesting Credit Card for Online Purchase as a Nigerian

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 If you have been searching for ways to get a verified credit card suitable for online use or purchase of items, then you need to browse carefully through this article as it contains necessary details you will need to get a credit card offline here in Nigeria.

Before now, I’ve been a victim of not been able to purchase online since my Gtb naira mastercard stop working for me. Though I tried to reactivate it using the token I got from the bank but it didn’t just work.
So what kind of credit card do you need in this process? Its very simple, its UBA Africard.


Steps to get UBA Africard

Go to any UBA branch nearest to you to request for Afrcard. UBA Africard is of 2 types:
NON PERSONALIZED(Instant)
PERSONALIZED

These cards works as the same but the difference is that the non personalized doesn’t bear your name and

Zambeef: A rare meat success in Africa A fast-growing food firm is looking beyondits home country for customers

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THE patrons of Manda Hill, a shopping centre in a posh part of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, like their beef and chicken extra lean and in big portions.
The meat on sale at the mall’s branch of Shoprite, a South African supermarket chain, comes in trays with up to a dozen cuts. Meat is delivered three times a week. Cutting, trimming, seasoning and packing is done to strict guidelines in a glass-walled room behind the display cabinets. The visible butchers are like a badge of freshness for prosperous Lusakans, who shop here in droves. The store is said to be the busiest in the whole Shoprite empire.

The butchery is run by Zambeef, a fast-growing food company based in Lusaka. It operates meat at all 20 Shoprite stores across Zambia as well as in the chain’s newer outlets in Ghana and Nigeria. Zambeef’s eggs, milk and yogurt drinks are stocked by Shoprite and other local supermarkets. Zambeef has around 100 shops of its own, making it one of the biggest chains in the continent outside South Africa. It is thus well placed to serve a burgeoning class of consumer between the well-heeled shoppers of Manda Hill and the

Non-Business Marketing

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Non-business marketing includes marketing activities conducted by individuals and organizations to achieve some goals other than normal business goals such as profit, market share, or return on investment. Non-business marketing can be divided into two viz: social marketing and non-profit organization marketing.


Social Marketing:

 

This concerns the application of marketing methods to spread socially beneficial ideals and/or behaviors. Social marketing involves efforts to get people to seek help for social problems such as alcohol, drug dependency, and child or spouse abuse. Social marketing is also used to urge people to vote, stop smoking,

13/06/2013

Start Earning With Cashless Nigeria Business (CNB)

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If you really know how to convince people to join a program but pay some amount as initial deposit or capital before they can start earning their money in fold. Then starting with this online business may make sky your starting point to earning online.

Cashless Nigeria business is an online network business set up by e-transact to help empower serious network minded people to make money online.


How to Join Cashless Nigeria Business


  • Visit www.cashlessnigeriabusiness.net/ 
  •  Look for the sponsor button and enter a sponsor code. You can find numerous sponsors on the homepage scrolling. But if you wish to use mine, is “samseen02”.
  • After inserting a sponsor ID it will now take you to a page where you will find “member ID” and

African countries seek investors with international bond issuance

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African countries are currently chasing international investors with many economies in the region, disclosing plans to raise dollar bonds.
Rwanda will sell its first international bond by the end of July, as it seeks to improve infrastructure strained by a decade of economic growth faster than 8 percent, President Paul Kagame said.

The nation will debut and sell about 350 million Euros ($458m) in debt before the end of the budget year in the international bond market, as African countries - from Angola to Nigeria - plan record debt issuance.

Nigeria is seeking to borrow $1 billion on overseas markets, twice as much as it sold in 2011, while Angola

Chevron to sell stake in Nigerian oil blocks

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An international oil company operating in Nigeria, Chevron, has announced its intention to divest its stakes in two shallow water oil blocks in the country.
The company said on Tuesday the two oil blocks, OML 83 and OML 85, held an estimated 200 million barrels of oil and an unknown quantity of natural gas. It, however, said there had been no production yet in the two blocks. “As part of a continuous process of portfolio evaluation and business prioritization, Chevron Nigeria Limited has put forward its interests in two oil mining leases for auction,” a spokesman of
the firm said.

Chevron owns 40 per cent stake in 13 shallow water blocks with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and also has several deep offshore assets. Its 2012 net daily production in Nigeria averaged

Making Money from a Dairy Farm Business

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Anyone who knows the money-making aspects of cows and has a love for taking care of them can find an enjoyable and lucrative business in starting a dairy farm. You don’t know what to prepare for this venture?

Starting a dairy farm business won’t be a problem. Just go through this article and you will find the answers you‘ll need start up.





If you like to rear animals such as cows and recognize their money-making capabilities, then you can start a dairy farm business. You can make off milking cows and selling them off to big dairy companies, or sell them off as your own products if you can afford the processing equipment.


Types of Cattle to Use



The type of cattle to use for this kind of business is cow. Cows are the core of your dairy farm business. They are the animals that provides the milk that you‘ll be selling off for money, and they are also responsible

Job Vacancy in Nigeria

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Are you tired of carrying your credentials around searching for jobs in Nigeria? If Yes, there’s one stop place for you to submit your CV to numerous job vacancies at a time at the comfort of your home.

But Note this before I move on: Is not 100% guaranteed that you will secure the job you’re applying for but at least if you can submit your CV to different companies under your chosen job then you might just get the chance of been employed.


What Do I Need to Apply for This Job?

  • Your Credentials (certificate, application letter, passport photographs and other necessary documents).
  • Email Address: This is needed for contact because you’re applying so you must pass through some

12/06/2013

How to Start Mobile Canteen Business

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Mobile canteen business is a good business idea especially if you are an entrepreneur with a love for food and cooking. If you can come up with some delicious food then people will never hesitate to drop at your door to taste it.

The best thing about selling food from a mobile catering truck is that you are not limited to selling in only one area. Mobile kitchens will allow you to reach more customers because you can serve customers from different locations using your mobile canteen truck or mobile canteen trailer.

Mobile canteen businesses are well accepted in major parts of Nigeria most especially during festivities, fanfares and all kind of parties where people usually look for a mobile canteen unit. If you are interested to

10/06/2013

Get Paid to Design or Build Websites for People:

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If you are good at HTML, graphics and Photoshop, then web designing might be a great option for you to consider.

In order to create websites, you just need some creativity and know how to use the tools.

You can often create impressive websites using templates alone, and people will gladly pay so that they don’t need to take the time to figure out how to learn the programs.

In order for you to become a web designer, here are some steps you can take:
  • Look for jobs on sites like Elance.com, Guru.com, and Odesk.com. 
  • Make sure you clearly read over all job descriptions. Once you’re sure you understand what a client

09/06/2013

Feed Formulation For Poultry

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Rations are mostly formulated for poultry. Before its formulation, the following should be borne in mind, 

  • The purpose of keeping the animal e.g egg laying or for table.
  • The age of the animal.
  • The cost of ration ingredients.


The major ingredient s in an ideal ration be it chick marsh, growers marsh or layers marsh are as follows:

Yellow maize: provides vitamin A and carbohydrate.
White maize: provides carbohydrate.
Rice bran: provides carbohydrate and acts as midlings.
Wheat offals: provide carbohydrate and act as midlings.
Guinea corn: provides carbohydrate
Palm kernel cake: provides lipids, vitamin, proteins
Coconut cake: provides lipids, vitamins, proteins.
Bean meal:  provides proteins, carbohydrate, lipids.
Groundnut cake: provides protein, lipids, vitamins.
Pigeon pea: provides protein, lipids, vitamins.
Bone meal: Provides minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
Oyster shell and grot: Minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
Blood meal: Provides protein, minerals like iron and copper.
Cotton seed meal: Provides protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and lipids.
Linseed meal: Provides protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and lipids.
Fish meal: Provides proteins, lipids and vitamins.
Common salt or salt lick: Provides mineral salts like sodium, iodine, chlorine and so many others.


Rations


A ration is the particular quantity of food an animal is given per day.


Types of Rations

Balanced Ration: This is a ration which consists of the essential food substance in the right proportion e.g

08/06/2013

Establishing a Hair Care Product Business

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Looking into hair care trends and future, one can easily say there is a huge potential in hair care product business. Do you want to start your own business? Would you like to know how to start a hair care product business? You might want to know what are the pros and cons in starting a hair care product business.

Men and women alike are fascinated with everything that is beautiful and strive to be beautiful themselves. This is the reason why retailing cosmetics and hair care products makes for a good business idea.
Experts say that this industry is expected reap in profits of up to 5% each year for several years to come.

At present, almost half of the hair care products on the market are being sold by major retailers. While the remaining half is divided among the independent businesses. Considering the brevity of this market, rest assured, a new player would find no trouble in finding a niche for himself. All he has to do is study the market

05/06/2013

How to Make Money on eBay

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Do you frequent eBay? Has selling products or junk occurred in your mind while browsing the site? If so, the ideas below may suit you. Sell your unused items:

If you have unused items - anything from old clothes to your grandmother’s antiques at home, then try to sell those items on eBay.

You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, and it could be quite possible to earn quite a bit of money while uncluttering your home.

Make Money, Buying and Selling Links

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In order to get higher search engine rankings on Google, a lot of people feel that they need to have a lot of backlinks pointing their site.

Backlinks are basically links on other people’s websites pointing to another site. When someone links to another person’s website, it shows Google that their website is worth linking to, and so Google gives it preference for their search engine placements.

The higher the search engine placement, the more publicity a business gets, so a lot of people try hard to get more links to their websites.

Because so many people want links, you can profit on this by acting as an intermediary between people who

Forum Posting Job

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One of the easiest ways to make money online, if you have a flair for talking, is by forum posting.

A lot of webmasters have started hiring people to post on their forums so that their forums look busy and popular. They feel that by making their forums look more popular, they will be able to attract more long-term visitors.

When you’re posting in forums, all you would have to do is initiate new threads, or respond to existing ones, and keep conversations going. You may do this by posting interesting thoughts, thought-provoking conversation, or teaching people things.

A cool perk of this job is that you get to learn new things. Also, if you post in forums that you’re already

04/06/2013

Become a website or domain broker

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There are a lot of people interested in buying people’s sites. They would like to buy sites so that they can own established websites without having to do the work on their own, or they see profit potential on sites, and so on and so forth.

A lot of people would love to sell their sites, too… but don’t know how.

As a website broker, you can connect buyers and sellers to each other and take a percentage
of the sale for making the introductions.

In order for you to become a website broker, here are some steps you can take:


Create a website outlining the basics of what you do. As you get buyers and sellers
interested, update the website with what buyers are looking for and what sellers have.
Don’t put seller’s site details on your website, otherwise buyers can go around you to

How to Boost Your Brand, Business Or Product Using Pinterest

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Web Address: www.pinterest.com

Pinning Principle: Before you start pinning, consider what pinner really care about. Check out your web analytics to see what they like best, or talk to them directly. Tailor your pinning for them.

 

Introduction to Pinterest

What is Pinterest? A pin could be a gift, recipe, product or even a quote. If you add the “Pin it Button” to your website, people can use it to pin your stuff to pinterest. Then lots more people can repin those things or click back to your website.

 

Creating a Pinterest Account

·          Create a Business Account: Help people discover your business on pinterest
·         Verify your Website: Get your website verified to show pinners you’re a trustworthy source.
·         Add the Pin it Button to Your Site: Make it easy to pin from your website or blog.

Dangote Among Top 25 Richest According to Forbe

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Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian billionaire and Africa's richest man has become the first African entrepreneur to lay claim to a $20 billion. Fortune as the stock value of his largest holding, Dangote Cement, leaped just about three-fourths since March when Forbes released its annual ranking of the world's richest people.


Aliko Dangote's 93% stake in the cement company is now worth $19.5 billion. Add this to his controlling stakes in other publicly-listed companies like Dangote Sugar and National Salt Company of Nigeria and his significant shareholdings in other blue-chips like Zenith Bank, UBA Group and Dangote Flour; his extensive real estate portfolio, jets, yachts and current cash position, which includes more than $300 million in recently awarded Dangote Cement dividends, Dangote is now worth more than $20 billion. Put into context, the Nigerian billionaire is now among the top 25 richest people in the world, richer than Russia's richest man, Alisher Usmanov, richer than India's Lakshmi Mittal and running neck and neck with India's Mukesh Ambani. He is catching up to such Americans as Google's billionaire founders Larry Page and
Sergey Brin.

03/06/2013

Hope, Aim and Have the Faith

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If you meet with disappointment in your choice of desire or aim, what would your attitude be? How can you change your emotions from negative to positive? How does it affect your thinking?


Hope at times may seems discouraging, that’s why faith must come along when you are hoping for something because hope in it simplest meaning means that, wanting something to happen and the faith will give you the complete confidence that it will come to happen.

 

Shelton said in 1620 “it is not fit that whilst good luck is knocking at the door we shut it; let us therefor sail with the prosperous wind.”


What you are aiming at, might not be happening now but the faith will surely sail whatever you are hoping for

How to start a Private Tutoring Business

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Education is very important in the life of a person. If you do not have enough knowledge you would certainly not cope up to the tough competition.
Thus, a private tutoring business is ideal to help students enhance their knowledge.

Starting Your Own Private Tutoring Business

Getting admitted in schools and colleges is becoming more competitive. That is why many parents want their children to obtain educational enhancements through private tutors. In this sense, if you love to teach, starting

02/06/2013

How to Build a Fish Pond

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Building a fish is more than just filling your dug with water as well as fish. You must know the different steps in building a proper fish pond to be able to earn money from it in the future. There are few things that you need to consider before starting to build a fish pond. Now, there are different types of ponds, some of the examples are:






  • Plastic fish pond OR otherwise known as mobile fish pond
  • Wooden fish pond.
  • Concrete fish pond 
  •  River/Stream fish pond: This is practiced by constructing a barrier to control the population and movement of the fishes in a particular area of a natural river or stream.
  • Earthen pond: This kind of fish pond is said to be the most preferred type by some farmers because of the presence of some micro-organisms which aid the breeding of the fishes. It is also known as the oldest form of fish pond in Nigeria. It is dug to an extent beneath the surface of the earth to allow the action of capillary water in the soil to take place, just like in the case of a well water system but must not become too deep must also have in enough space. This system should be shallow, preferably in a location close to a natural form of water like river or stream. Now let’s get started!

How to Create Free Adverts Online For Your Business

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If you want to learn how to advertise your business for free, you can use this simple guide. There are many ways to advertise for free, online and offline. Among these options are Nairaland, Craiglist, MySpace, Google trader, (and other forums and sites) and creating your own flyers or business cards.
Know the options available for you and use the suitable ones.

Ways of Chosen Free Adverts

Any kind of business will involve advertising. With so many advertising methods to choose from, a business owner will have to pick only the suitable ones. When it comes to advertising, businesses spend a hefty amount but can you advertise for free? The best way to advertise for free is using the internet. Why don’t you check out Craiglist or Google trader? Through this websites, you can advertise for free. There are still

Rabbit Management

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Are you planning to start a business raising rabbits for commercial use? Then, the step by step guide in this article will help you to establish a good and profitable rabbit farm management. It will also help you learn the basics of starting a rabbit farm right out of your backyard.


Housing of Rabbits

The type of house used for rabbit keeping will depend on the scale of production. The main objective is to provide adequate protection for the animals against harsh weather conditions such as rain, sun and heat. 
  • Rabbits are usually kept in hutches (small boxes). 
  •  Each hutch should have the following dimensions- 90cm long x 60cm wide x45cm high. In large rabbitries, the hutches are arranged in rows on wooden or metal stands of three feet (3ft) above the ground with passage between rows for the attendant 
  • The hutches can be arranged in single, double or triple tiers. 
  • Hutches can be of wood or metal surrounded by wire netting. This makes it to last to last longer. 
  • For medium or large scale rabbitry, old poultry house or a similar one can be used. But sometimes, hutches are placed in poultry deep litter-house or in a well ventilated building. 
  • The roof of the hutches should be placed in disinfectant bowls in order to keep off pest attack e.g termites. 
  • The males are usually kept separate from the females.


Feeding Rabbit

  •  They are simple stomach herbivores.