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5 Basic Tools every Business owner needs to Succeed

Increasingly there are more and more resources available to a business owner in our world today. From reading materials to templates, to apps. The resources are endless and usually at the tip of your finger with a search on Google.  

With this article, we want to highlight 5 of the basic tools that you need to succeed as a business owner, whether you are just foraying into the world of business for the first time or you are an old timer looking to learn new tricks and increase revenue. 

  1. Building your website 

WordPressWordPress is one of the foremost content management systems available to millions of people on the internet. It is simple and easy to use, free as well. Although, templates, plug-ins and several other features might have to be paid for depending on how advanced your website will be. 

It is also advisable you get a website developer to help you in proper building of your website. 

  1. Brand Design and Digital Assets 

Canva: Canva is the go-to tool for creating digital assets for millions of small businesses globally. This tool is great for people who don’t have advanced design skills but need already designed templates to create content for social media.  

  1. Bookkeeping 

Excel: Excel is the father of all accounting and bookkeeping apps and products.  You however need to have a basic knowledge of accounting and formulas to use it. Google Sheet is also another great alternative especially if you’re not able to buy an Excel or Microsoft Office product key. 

  1. Social Media 

Facebook Creator studio: This is great for scheduling content and posts across your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Do you know that you can post on Instagram from your laptop? Yes, you can, using the Facebook creator Studio. The best part about this tool is that it’s free and easy to use.  

  1. Extra source of Income 

PayCentre: Do you have a shop or a location where lots of people pass by? Are banking facilities far or overcrowded in your area? Then you can make extra cash by being a PayCentre Agent. PayCentre is an innovative agent banking solution targeted at driving financial inclusion in under-banked and financially under-served locations in Nigeria. With PayCentre, you can carry out transactions such as withdrawal, funds transfer, airtime vending, and bill payment for customers and you make money on each transaction. Visit to get started. 

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