What challenges do Nigerian start-up entrepreneurs currently face? Whatever your conclusion, office space (or a meeting point) is absolutely crucial. In other parts of the world, especially in the US, this problem is solved by companies providing necessary facilities beside their usual services. It is a derivative of the concept, “free.”
Imagine using the notebook computer. The operating system is a version of free Linux, and it uses the free Firefox Web browser. If you want, you can use the free Google Docs, which allows access to files from any system anywhere. Everything else on the computer is free, from email to Twitter feeds. Even the internet access is free, if you’re in a Starbucks coffee shop in the US! So, how do they make money? By selling coffee, of course!
Nigerians can also think outside the box for business opportunities. Are you a Lagos based business investor seeking an ideal venture to put your money? Then, business hub will be a good place! There is a genuine need from aspiring entrepreneurs seeking where to operate from besides their homes. They would be willing to pay from N5,000 to N20,000 per month, depending on their level of growth.
Unfortunately, the business centres that used to provide these services are shutting down. Many of the surviving ones are taken over by characters whose demeanours give them away as charlatans. Today, Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria is in need of business hubs to cater to the many upcoming entrepreneurs that litter the landscape.
Presently we can report the few visible hubs in Lagos. First is the Venia Business Hub located on Admiralty Way in Lekki. There is the Wennovation Hub located at the ALF-provided facility in Ikeja, as well as the innovation hub in Yaba called Co-Creation Hub (Cc-Hub) Nigeria.
Some Hub Essentials
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