Friday, 24 November 2017

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  • 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 ...

  • Makamba Life – S02E03 – Mutumwa Mawere

    Makamba Life – S02E03 – Mutumwa Mawere

    Makamba Life Back by popular demand: Dr James Makamba speaks again to the businessman and thinker Mutumwa Mawere on the state of African business, leadership and much more! Watch t ...

  • 9 guidelines for online commercial start-ups

    9 guidelines for online commercial start-ups

    If you want to create a comparison site; a fashion store, a forum, or maybe a totally original idea, the idea is you want to make some money? Well that's no problem because there's ...

The power of collaboration in building business African style

The power of collaboration in building business African style

  When the time comes to refresh the values of an organisation, companies can take any number of approaches. For one South African-based company, MobileData, their unique app ...

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Reduce working hours with these simple strategies

Reduce working hours with these simple strategies

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide massive value to Africa’s economic growth and development. Their financial contribution to GDP and job creation is crucial to helping o ...

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Businesses don’t fail, leaders do

Businesses don’t fail, leaders do

In the words of Henry A. Kissinger, “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” Leaders need to walk their talk; operational gov ...

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5 must-have leadership skills for startups

5 must-have leadership skills for startups

When they get an idea to start a business, business owners already have a good sense of which leadership skills are most in need so to make their operation a success. However, in ...

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Boost your business with smart technology

Boost your business with smart technology

Business owners are looking in their rearview mirror, worried about whether the Uber of their industry will come speeding up behind them, overtake, and leave them in the dust. Yet ...

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WATCH: A story on Human Nature

WATCH: A story on Human Nature

In this week’s African Business School lesson, Fayaz King shares his thoughts on human nature, and how it relates to doing business on the continent. Watch the African Business Sc ...

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The state of entrepreneurship in South Africa – 2016

The state of entrepreneurship in South Africa – 2016

Entrepreneurial intentions among South Africans dropped by almost 30 percent in 2015 when compared to 2013, and almost halved when compared to 2010. Yet, the perceived entrepreneu ...

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Calling Zimbabwean entrepreneurs: New business incubator

Calling Zimbabwean entrepreneurs: New business incubator

Zimbabwean entrepreneurs are set to benefit from business training and support, thanks to a business development programme to be launched by business incubation specialist KBA Afr ...

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7 reasons startup entrepreneurs fail, and how to avoid them

7 reasons startup entrepreneurs fail, and how to avoid them

A startup is a company that undertakes a business for the purpose of production, consumption and distribution. An entrepreneur is a person who starts a business and is responsible ...

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WATCH: African Business School on humility, African style

WATCH: African Business School on humility, African style

In this week's African Business School lesson, Fayaz King shares his thoughts on humanity, Africa style, and how it relates to doing business on the continent. Watch the African B ...

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