Thursday, 14 December 2017

Category: Business advice

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  • Making Entrepreneurship Development work

    Making Entrepreneurship Development work

    The Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) sector is crucial to Africa’s growth, currently contributing more than 45% to employment and 33% to GDP (source: ADB). However, ...

  • 10 ways to void a financial hangover in 2018

    10 ways to void a financial hangover in 2018

    Most of us look forward to the end of the year to wind down, relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends, especially if it’s been a particularly tough year. It’s so easy t ...

  • Guide on how to break into business

    Guide on how to break into business

    As a budding entrepreneur entering the business world, it can be overwhelming to engage with the established players. All too often, it's who you know rather than what you know tha ...

  • 5 ways to survive your first year of business

    5 ways to survive your first year of business

    Starting a business can be tough especially when it comes to funding, marketing your business or even drawing on customers. Generally, 70% to 80% of African businesses fail within ...

Tips when looking for office space

Tips when looking for office space

Finding a workspace that leads to productivity is crucial for entrepreneurs and small businesses, but this can sometimes be very difficult. “People often choose an office based on ...

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7 corporate sins to avoid

7 corporate sins to avoid

There is no leader without flaws and neither is there an organisation that is perfect. Corporate leadership however needs to realise that according to the late Dr. Edwin Cole “the ...

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East African entrepreneurs advised to avoid thoughtless business expansion

East African entrepreneurs advised to avoid thoughtless business expansion

Entrepreneurs have been cautioned against aggressive expansion drives as they can be a cause of business failure if not cautiously executed. Citing Kenya retail stores Uchumi supe ...

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The pros and cons of Black Friday for small businesses

The pros and cons of Black Friday for small businesses

Black Friday is an American tradition that has quickly taken root in Africa. The large online e-commerce shops and the major retail chains in many parts of the continent will be s ...

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10 things upright employers don’t request employees to do

10 things upright employers don’t request employees to do

As employers or small businesses watch out from bad practices especially against the welfare and comfort of your employees. As an aspiring worker, it’s exciting to feel that a com ...

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3 tips to prevent entrepreneur burnout

3 tips to prevent entrepreneur burnout

On average, entrepreneurs sleep maybe six hours a night. An entrepreneur is always working or else the company will go down; this is their mentality. Constantly they become physic ...

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4 ways to get ready to run your business marathon

4 ways to get ready to run your business marathon

Have you ever wondered how to shift your business from a start-up to an SME, or from an SME to a saleable asset? If you’re an avid runner, you know what it takes to get from runni ...

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4 ways to grab the attention of your customers

4 ways to grab the attention of your customers

Some of the best TV and radio advertisements from decades back are still remembered today. Why? Because they kept our attention with simple, powerful marketing tools. A jingle, a ...

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Business advice: How to engage the African market

Business advice: How to engage the African market

Despite conflicts and instability in some parts, Africa’s fast growth and development, at least during the past decade, has attracted several external countries mainly from Asian ...

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Working Mothers Expo a first for South Africa

Working Mothers Expo a first for South Africa

It’s not unusual today to meet a woman who balances a challenging career with a plethora of household responsibilities, the intricacies of modern childcare and a fulfilling social ...

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