TeamWave Spotlight: Veritas Vision

Veritas Vision Social Initiative is a social enterprise that brings premium quality life-changing products to low-income people and communities in Nigeria to help them save money, save time and improve the quality of their lives. We sell products like Adjustable Focus Glasses, Improved Biomass Cookstoves, and Solar Lanterns, and we offer flexible payment plans and after-sales services. Read on to learn more about their story, as told via founder CEO Andrew Amedu

What is your focus area? How did your business start?

[AA] Our Focus area is Urban slums and Rural settlements in Nigeria. I always strongly believed in the power of social entrepreneurship and sustainable innovations to tackle social, economic and environmental challenges in the developing world, particularly in my country Nigeria where over 70% of the population live in universally unacceptable conditions, but I didn’t know where to start.

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Andrew, Founder & CEO

In 2016, while discussing with one of my professors, I came across a highly impactful and affordable sustainable innovation: The FocusSpecs Adjustable Glasses. This opened his eyes to other sustainable technological innovations out there that cannot get to the hands of those that need them most to improve the qualities of their lives.

That is how I decided to set up a social distribution network of micro-entrepreneurs, we call “Visioneers”, to bring these life-changing products to the doorsteps of low-income people and communities and offering them flexible payment plans and after-sales servicing to ensure access and affordability.


How do you promote/market your business?

[AA]  We use below-the-line marketing, Public demonstrations, Influencers, Word of mouth, and Flyers.

What is the smallest change you’ve made that had the biggest impact?
[AA]  Deciding to professionalize our local Visioneer workforce was impactful. This helped increase our conversion rate, and I observe significant personal growth in them month over month.

What are your company goals and objectives over the next 2-3 years?

[AA]  To improve the lives of 1 Million Nigerians within 3 years.

TeamWave is simple and very user-friendly. It has mostly helped us track task deliverables and has improved accountability in our team.

Andrew Amedu [Founder & CEO]
What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

[AA]  Assuming you have a good product or service, firstly, you must start by going niche and totally understanding your customers – what drives them, their aspirations, their buying decision process. And secondly, focus; pick two or three goals to focus on every quarter and do not stray.

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A team of micro-entrepreneurs – Visioneers

Why did you pick TeamWave? How does TeamWave help your company?

[AA]  TeamWave is simple and very user-friendly. TeamWave has mostly helped us track task deliverables. We use it with Google Drive and it has been seamless. I also appreciate the automatic check-ins, it has improved accountability in our team.

 

Website: www.veritasvision.org

Founder & CEO: Andrew Amedu
Founded: 2017
HQ: Victoria Island, Lagos
Industry: Social Entrepreneurship

TeamWave Spotlight: SnapWebServices

SnapWebServices is a full-service Marketing & PR Agency, based in Houston, TX, providing services by analyzing customers need and identifying current business growth problems.

Founded in 2017, SnapWebServices is a team of CEO’s, who spot opportunities, examine potential solutions, provide ROI, improve sales, traffic and leads to your business by coordinating effective and creative marketing strategies.

Their portfolio customers include Churchy’s Chicken, Reddy Cardiology, US Team Ink, Express Digitizing, LSCR LLC, Marmoua Favors, Texas Showcase, Qlever Labs, Eric’s Car Care, Mobil Solution and Safe Watch. Read on to learn more about their story, as told via founder and CEO, Hassan Zohaib

How did your business start? What is your focus area?

[HZ] The idea came from how every business in order to survive in the modern age needs some sort of marketing to thrive, but yet there were only a handful of actual agencies who help and cater to SMB Clients to ACTUALLY grow their business. So we started bringing on bring more exposure to small to mid-size business whether is in a form of traffic, leads, awareness, & etc.”

How do you promote/market your business?
[HZ] Google Adwords, Facebook Advertising, Television Advertising, Billboard, & Etc

 

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What is the smallest change you’ve made that had the biggest impact?
[HZ] The smallest change that I have made that has had a tremendous change is transparency with clients. I don’t go around lying and boasting about how amazing my services are, and how we can make them instantly big. Instead, I set realistic expectations and tell them the goal and how we are going to get there.

What are your company goals and objectives over the next 2-3 years?

[HZ] Our company goal in the next 3 years is to help over 3,500 business nationwide!

We decided to go with TeamWave after researching dozens of All-In-One solutions for business and it definitely took care of our organization’s needs.

Hassan Zohaib [CEO]
What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

[HZ] Don’t be afraid to screw up, a “failure” or “mistake” is a lesson learned.

Why did you pick TeamWave? How does TeamWave help your company?

[HZ] We decided to go with TeamWave after researching dozens of All-In-One solutions for business that can take care of the whole organization. Other apps were just not there to manage the whole organisation, but then we found TeamWave and it definitely took care of our organization’s needs.

CEO: Hassan Zohaib
Founded: 2015
HQ: Houston, TX
Industry: Marketing & PR

TeamWave Spotlight: Human Creative Group

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This week our spotlight is on Humans Creative Group, a creative agency located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Specialization includes visual communication, branding, user experience, web and mobile app development. That said, they are quite unique in their approach to projects and clearly differ from other agencies. Read on to learn more about their story, as told via co-founder and creative director, Raul Queiroz.

What’s the focus area of Humans Creative Group? How did your business start?

[RQ] We are kind of a digital agency, but not a regular one. We don’t sell a site, app, brand or campaign ordinarily. We are focused in selling three main pillars of work:

  • Innovation: we develop any kind of technology, new way to sell, new positioning for companies.
  • Renovation: we embrace new businesses, we help new entrepreneurs and we help companies to work with a new way or new vision of segment.
  • Transformation: we embrace jobs that are intended to change the world or society in some way.

Our business started in 2013 with 3 others partners of different areas (currently two) who searched for a new vision of creative market in Brazil, mainly in Rio de Janeiro.

In your experience, what are the key elements of modern web design?

[RQ] Modern Web Design must be responsive, index-able and focused on user experience.

In the recent past, what is the smallest change you’ve made that had the biggest impact?

[RQ] We have a project named ‘Música na Estrada’ (Music on the Road) that works on social inclusion of the smallest cities of North Brazil through classical music, in principle. When we started working on that, three years ago, the project had been to 5 cities and reached less than 1,500 people. Since then, it has become a Festival with 24 presentations within 6 states and reached more than 12,000 people.

What are your goals for the company over the next 3-5 years?

[RQ] We don’t have regular goals like other companies and we are not focused on earning a pile of money, awards, or other things like that. Here in Brazil we have a quote, “Money brings happiness” and we don’t know about that. We want to prove that happiness can bring anything, including money.

If you could go back in time to the first day that you started your business, what’s the one piece of advice you would give yourself?

[RQ] Don’t be impulsive and don’t get thrilled with big projects for big companies at the beginning of the business. Always put planning first.