By Ademola H. Adigun
He opened his business. Did not register it. He started expanding. Used his personal accounts for business. Did not want the attention of the government. Why should he pay taxes? He kept growing.
Then a client he had served, wanted to uplift him. To give him a life deal. Told him to go to the procurement unit. The unit asked for papers, asked for evidence of tax payments. Asked for documentation. He had none.
He ran back to his client. Asked for assistance. The client called a bigger supplier. Told them to assist the non-registered entity. They said yes.
When he got paired, he could not approach the banks for loan. He did not keep proper records. He could not do a lot. The bigger business did most of the work. So in the end, he got only 10% of the business. His vision shot him in the back.
Do not think small. Do not limit yourself by your present size. Tomorrow is unknown. Open your eyes.