Thursday, 15 December 2016

Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur can be challenging, rewarding, frustrating, satisfying, disappointing, and exhilarating. To help business, here are some favorite inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs. Let these words of wisdom motivate you on every step of your entrepreneurial journey.

If you want to build a successful business, make sure you have three things- a big market opportunity, great people, and more than enough capital. Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist, Author and Entrepreneur. 

Winners never quit and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi, Famed Football Coach.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain, Writer.

“Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea”. Jack Dorsey, Entrepreneur, Co- founder of Twitter.

“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to out work and out learn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time”. Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” Judge.

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress. Seth Godin, Author.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”. Thomas Edison, Inventor.

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit’. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion”. - Muhammad Ali, Boxing Champion.

“Never tell your problems to anyone, 20 percent don’t care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them”. -Lou Holtz, Football Coach.

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They are absolutely free and worth a fortune”. - Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart.

“If you have got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100 percent from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement”. Kevin Systom, founder of instagram.

“Research indicates that workers have three prime needs. Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company”.-Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker.

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk ----- in a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks”. - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder.

“Whatever you do, be different –that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out”. - Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop.

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there”.-Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple.

“Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong”. Donald Porter, British Airways.

“You must be very patient, very persistent. The world is not going to shower gold coins on you just because you have a good idea. You are going to have to work like crazy to bring that idea to the attention of people. They are not going to buy it unless they know about it”. - Herb Kellcher, Founder of southwest Airlines.

“Success is no longer a simple ascension of steps. You need to climb sideways and sometimes down, and sometimes you need to swing from the jungle gym and establish your own turf somewhere else on the playground”. Reid Hoffman, founder of Linkedln.

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, what’s in it for me?”-Brian Tracy, Entrepreneur and Author.

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people”. - Theodore Roosevelt,        26th  U.S.A. President.
“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world”. Simon Sinek. Author.
“Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity”.-Ajaero Tony Martins, Entrepreneur and Investor.
“The critical ingredient is getting off your bolt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer”. Nolan Bushnell, Entrepreneur.
“You are what you think. So just think big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big, and live big”.-Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist and philanthropist.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

4th Henna Ball and Award Night 2016

It was a night of glitz and glamour for the management and staff of  Tozali Magazine when they rolled out the red carpets to celebrate the 4th Tozali Awards and Henna Ball. The city of Abuja went agog as guests trooped in to the International Conference Centre to celebrate the fastest growing brand which has, over the years, created a veritable platform for celebration of notable Nigerians and for promotion of African culture. This years event with the theme "Celebrating Creativity and Philanthropy" was chaired by the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Honorable Yakubu Dogora.  As usual, the ball was well packaged with exhibitions, runway fashion shows, music mode, comedy and awards. The awards segment focused on, and celebrated notable Nigerians who have contributed selflessly and immensely in various fields of human endeavour.  Among the award recipients was Wife of the President, Haj. Aisha Buhari, who received the prestigious Tozali award known as  "The  big heart award"  for her selfless contribution in restoring the meaning of life to the less privileged,  especially the Internally Displaced Persons. Other award recipients were Governor Bindow Jibrilla  of Adamawa State,  who was Awarded "Tozali Governor of the Year for his outstanding  performance in his home state; the Nigerian Military and Civil Defence were also celebrated with an Award of Recognition for their gallant fight against insurgency in the Northeast.  More on the list of Awardees were Haj. Salamatu Almakura (Best Pet Project Award); Sen. Ali Ndume and Hon. Nicholas Mutu (Most Outstanding Legislatures Award);  Hon.Khadija Abba Ibrahim , Hon.Aisha Dukku, Hannatu Musawa and Obiageli Ezekwesili received the Tozali Women of the Year Award.  Other awards that were given during the occasion include Tozali Fashion Icon Award, Young Entrepreneur Award, Kannywood Best Actor and Actress Award and finally Makeup Artist and Photographer of the Year Award.

The event was
 well attended and graced by the Nigeria's high and mighty. The special Guest of Honour was the Wife of the President who was ably represented by the wife of Chief of Army staff, Haj. Ummulkasum Tukur Burtai; while the Chief host was the Chairperson of Governors Wives Forum, Hajiya Asmau Abdulaziz Yari, wife of Zamfara State Governor.  The mother of the day was no other person than the former First Lady, Dr. (Mrs.) Maryam Sani Abacha. Also in attendance were some special guests among whom were wife of governor of Kaduna State, Haj .Aisha Elrufai; wife of governor of Sokoto State, Mairo Tambuwal; wife of governor of  Kogi State, Haj. Rasheedat Bello; wives of governors of Nasarawa, Kebbie and Zamfara States, who was the chief host of the event stated above. We also had in our midst over 30  Honourable Members  of Representatives; Distinguished  Senators, Ministers, Managing Directors of Parastatals, distinguished personalities, spirited friends and family, members of the press and the general public.

The Editor-in-Chief of Tozali Magazine
 and the initiator of Henna Ball and Award Night, Haj. Maimuna Abubakar, in her vote of thanks, clearly stated that this years edition was designed to promote African culture while drawing attention to the plight of Internally Displaced Persons [IDPs]. As a show of commitment to this noble cause, a large percentage of the proceeds generated from sponsorship of the event will be invested towards supporting IDPs across the nation, through the NGO, Tozali Girl child and Women Foundation.

The event which obviously was a great success was captured by our cameras.  In this exclusive edition of Tozali Magazine, we bring you the picture tale of the whole occasion in our prestigious pages.