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.

Andrew Amedu
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.

 

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: BAT Ventures

BAT Ventures is a Singapore based investment and acceleration service provider, founded in 2015. Backed by a team with a proven track record, to urban–tech companies in the most promising emerging markets in the world, it focuses on Venture Services, Portfolio Acceleration and Market Expansion and has expanded their network to Canada, Middle East and other South Asian countries.
Their portfolio companies include Nata Property, SellPlay, GDI Lab, Kolla Space, Mashkraft and Kek TV.

Boye Hartmann Profile“We noticed that most developing market startups struggle after incubation, hence we tried to formulate a systematic intervention that can boost startup portfolio performance”, says Boye Hartmann, Founder CEO, “which shapes up to be the range of services that BAT Ventures is offering right now”.

BAT Ventures is actively involved in numerous activities within the ecosystem and have strategic partners globally. As a way of sharing their projects and updates, they utilize marketing automation platform and engage in social media for their company’s marketing.

When asked about the smallest change that had the biggest impact, “Getting our team to connect better” says, Aldia Riztiane, a venture Builder at BAT Ventures. “Communication is the key to success and we have started getting better at communicating. We are doing bi-weekly team meetings to have a more constant flow of conversations going on”

“We have tried other software in the past, but feel that TeamWave is the most comprehensive – It doesn’t matter where the team is located; we can distribute our tasks and activities to keep each other updated easily via TeamWave”

Boye Hartmann [CEO]

Boye also says, “I believe that passion is the most important thing to have in order to succeed. It is not the idea that drives the success of the company, it is the passion of the founder and the team. Young Entrepreneurs need to find something that they are passionate about and a business idea that can succeed”.

“The biggest challenge for us would be to keep track and manage what everyone is doing since all of us are spread out in different locations, even different time zone. We have tried other software in the past, but feel that TeamWave is the most comprehensive” says Boye. “ It helps us solve the problem we were having, so it doesn’t matter where the team is located, we can distribute our tasks and keep each other updated easily through TeamWave.”

Website: http://bat-ventures.com
Founder CEO: Boye Hartmann
Founded: 2015
HQ: Singapore
Industry: Investment