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Starting the New Business Year Right

January 30, 2023 Read

End of Year Business checklist

December 14, 2022 Read

Can a foreigner married to a Nigerian get Citizenship

November 02, 2022 Read

How a Foreign Man Married To a Nigerian Woman can Obtain Residence Permit In Nigeria

November 02, 2022 Read

How To Obtain Expatriate Quota in Nigeria

November 02, 2022 Read

Compliance For Your Small Businesses

October 26, 2022 Read

Building A Successful Family Business

September 27, 2022 Read

How To Make Your Side-hustle Successful

August 25, 2022 Read

NIPC Business Registration in Nigeria – when required?

August 08, 2022 Read

Registration of Technology Transfer Agreements in Nigeria with NOTAP

August 08, 2022 Read

National Housing Fund (NHF) Registration in Nigeria

August 05, 2022 Read

Police Trust Fund in Nigeria- How Companies must comply with this Payment

August 05, 2022 Read

Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration in Nigeria

August 04, 2022 Read

LIRS Company Registration in Lagos State

August 04, 2022 Read

Why Your Company Needs A Shareholder’s Agreement

July 25, 2022 Read

How to register a consortium in Nigeria

July 18, 2022 Read

Difference between a Holding company and a Group company in Nigeria

July 18, 2022 Read

NOTAP Registration Process in Nigeria

July 15, 2022 Read

How to remove a Trustee of a Non-Profit Organisation In Nigeria

July 13, 2022 Read

How to change the secretary of a Non-Profit Organisation in Nigeria

December 08, 2022 Read

Perfecting Your Business Model

June 23, 2022 Read

How To Renew A Lagos State Money Lender’s License

June 17, 2022 Read

Share Transfer, Share Allotment & Share Surrender

August 25, 2022 Read

How To Register a Group Company in Nigeria

June 16, 2022 Read

Corporate Governance For Small Businesses

May 27, 2022 Read

Owning Your business website

May 25, 2022 Read

Virtual Board Meetings Are Here To Stay

March 29, 2022 Read

Copyright Basics for Businesses

February 27, 2022 Read

Picking The Right Name for Your Business

February 21, 2022 Read

How to remove/appoint a company secretary in Nigeria

December 23, 2021 Read

How to change the name of your company in Nigeria

December 23, 2021 Read

How to change your business address – Limited Liability Company or Business Name

December 15, 2021 Read

Action Items For Your Business As 2021 Ends 

December 15, 2021 Read

How to close your Company in Nigeria

December 15, 2021 Read

How to close your Business Name in Nigeria

December 15, 2021 Read

How To Register a Co-operative Society in Lagos State

December 09, 2021 Read

How to upgrade your business name to a limited liability company in Nigeria

December 09, 2021 Read

How to amend/alter the MEMART of your Company in Nigeria

November 30, 2021 Read

Procedure for share transfer and share surrender in Nigeria

November 30, 2021 Read

Procedure for share transfer and share transmission in Nigeria

November 30, 2021 Read

Succession Planning For Your Business

November 29, 2021 Read

How to remove a Trustee from your Non-profit Organisation in Nigeria

November 02, 2021 Read

Filing Financial Statements under the Companies & Allied Matters Act in Nigeria (CAMA)

November 02, 2021 Read

How To Get Exemption For A Foreign Company To Operate In Nigeria

November 17, 2021 Read

Family Business Can be Big Business

October 25, 2021 Read

How to change the name of your church in Nigeria

October 22, 2021 Read

How To Amend The Constitution of Your Association/Foundation/Non-Profit in Nigeria

October 22, 2021 Read

Legal Advise for Start-ups

October 14, 2021 Read

How to dissolve a non-profit organization in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Read

The 3 mandatory compliance filings for Non-profits registered in Nigeria under the CAMA 2020.

October 11, 2021 Read

Procedure for dissolving an Incorporated Trustee/Foundation/NGO in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Read

ISO Certification in Nigeria

October 06, 2021 Read

Crypto Currency Regulation in Nigeria

October 06, 2021 Read

Crowdfunding in Nigeria: what does the law say about this?

October 05, 2021 Read

Procedure for registering a company limited by guarantee in Nigeria

October 05, 2021 Read

The importance of having a Tenancy Agreement in Nigeria

September 24, 2021 Read

Procedure for the renewal of a money lending license in Lagos State

September 20, 2021 Read

Why your Start-up Needs A Founder’s Agreement

August 25, 2021 Read

Benefits of incorporating your business as a limited liability Company

August 06, 2021 Read

Registration of a Limited Partnership in Nigeria

August 06, 2021 Read

Registration of a Limited Liability Partnership in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Read

Who owns your website?

May 26, 2021 Read

How To Successfully Organize Your Team Remotely

April 29, 2021 Read

Getting The Right Legal Support For Your Business

March 12, 2021 Read

How To Register a Political Party in Nigeria 

March 09, 2021 Read

618 Bees Micro Company Secretarial Plan

February 25, 2021 Read

What Being A CEO Actually Means

February 25, 2021 Read

Introducing The 618 Bees Micro Company Secretarial Plan

January 27, 2021 Read

5 Ways To Promote Your New Business In 2021

January 28, 2021 Read

Ending 2020 IN Good Legal Standing 

January 27, 2021 Read

Why businesses shouldn’t handle their compliance alone

November 30, 2020 Read

Why 2020 Is A Good Time To Start A Business

October 30, 2020 Read

How To Make That Side-Hustle Work For You

September 30, 2020 Read

How the new CAMA is a win for Small Businesses and Tech!

August 31, 2020 Read

How A Foreigner Can Obtain a Marriage License In Nigeria

October 29, 2020 Read

How to Obtain a Special Marriage License In Nigeria

July 31, 2020 Read

How to Obtain A Marriage License in Nigeria

July 31, 2020 Read

Avoiding Copyright Troubles on Social Media

July 31, 2020 Read

Categories of Non-financial Businesses That Require SCUML Certificate in Nigeria

July 31, 2020 Read

Virtual Board Meetings by 618 Bees

July 01, 2020 Read

2 Years of Bee-lieving!

July 01, 2020 Read

Digital Upskilling

May 28, 2020 Read

Rebuilding Your Business Post COVID-19

June 01, 2020 Read

Update from Efe, our CEO – Our Plans to Re-open our office Safely

May 08, 2020 Read

Virtual Board Meetings- Here to stay or what?

April 30, 2020 Read

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

April 30, 2020 Read

How technology can help fight COVID-19

March 31, 2020 Read

Effect of COVID-19 on Commercial Contracts

March 31, 2020 Read

How do you keep a Will after it has been drafted?

March 23, 2020 Read

What is a Privacy Policy?

March 23, 2020 Read

When do I need a Privacy Policy?

March 23, 2020 Read

When do I need a Money Lender’s License?

October 29, 2020 Read

Why should my website have a privacy policy?

March 23, 2020 Read

Obtaining a DPR License/Permit

March 23, 2020 Read

When is a DPR Permit required?

March 23, 2020 Read

A message from Efe, our CEO

March 23, 2020 Read

How to change a proprietor’s signature on the Business Name Form

March 03, 2020 Read

A few ways to protect your content online

March 03, 2020 Read

How do I register my company with BPP?

March 03, 2020 Read

How to change your maiden/last name after you get married

May 28, 2020 Read

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Frequently Asked

  • When are Annual Returns due for filing?

    A company’s first Annual Returns are due for filing after 18 months of its inception, subsequently it should be filed annually as the name implies. The filing dates could differ for each company depending on their financial year end but must be filed not later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting.

    The Annual Returns for Business Names is due not later than the 30th of June each year except in the year the business was registered.

  • Do I need a Company Secretary?

    A limited liability company (LLC) must not have a company secretary.

  • What is a testimonium clause in an agreement?

    This is the part of the agreement where the witness attests to have witnessed the execution of the agreement.

  • What is SON?

    SON stands for ‘Standards Organization of Nigeria’

  • What is classified as personal data?

    Name, photograph, personal health/bio information, account/financial information, phone number, Address, date of birth, place of birth, Email address, etc.

  • What is eligible for Patent registration?

    Patents are granted for the invention of products or processes. However, for it to be patentable, the invention

    • Must be new,
    • Must have an inventive step that is not obvious to someone with knowledge and experience in the subject,
    • Must be capable of being made or used in some kind of industry and not be, a scientific or mathematical discovery, theory or method, a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, a way of performing a mental act, playing a game or doing business, the presentation of information, or some computer programs, an animal or plant variety, a method of medical treatment or diagnosis,
    • And must not be against public policy or morality.
  • Can I process/register multiple products at NAFDAC at the same time?

    Yes, you can process/register multiple products at the same time

  • Can my kids be shareholders in my company?

    Yes your kids can hold shares in your company but there must be a minimum of two adult shareholders before kids can be included.

  • Why do I need a trademark?

    You need to register your trademark because if you don’t register it, someone else can! It helps identify you as the source and indicates a consistent level of quality of your products and services. Securing a registered trademark protects your brand, and provides you with tools to prevent someone else from using similar signs and riding off the back of your business.

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