Thursday, 14 December 2017

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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 ...

Importance of insuring small businesses

Importance of insuring small businesses

Insurance is an important aspect of business start-up process that is often over looked because its importance is not understood by a lot of entrepreneurs. Business insurance is i ...

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Corporates and partners reform African education

Corporates and partners reform African education

Corporations and their partner foundations, supported by international organisations, financiers and bankers, as well as individual investors, are transforming education across Af ...

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13 necessary questions to ask when buying a business

13 necessary questions to ask when buying a business

There are a number of considerations to bear in mind and questions to ask when considering to buy an already established business. These questions should be asked before you take ...

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Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts

Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts

Digital technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. So it was only a matter of time before the ways people interact with the past and ancient artefacts in museum ...

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Creating space for staff success

Creating space for staff success

Uplifting employees isn’t just about team building and wellness days. Encouraging them to start their own small businesses can benefit everyone. Unemployment in Africa shows few s ...

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Social media savvy businesses and growth – 6 tips

Social media savvy businesses and growth – 6 tips

It’s almost impossible to run a successful business without a social media presence to slay the competition in today’s brand conscious marketplace. Building and having a presence ...

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Know how to write bankable business plans

Know how to write bankable business plans

There are thousands upon thousands of small businesses that have failed, for the simple reason that they have lacked the ability and or discipline to lay out the strong foundation ...

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What are the biggest mistakes SMEs make?

What are the biggest mistakes SMEs make?

Marketing is a big concern in Africa's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) regard ...

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How to measure small business success

How to measure small business success

When it comes to running a new or small business, there is so much more than profitability to consider. As an entrepreneur, it’s crucial to gauge how your business is performing t ...

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7 business tips every entrepreneur should know

7 business tips every entrepreneur should know

The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they are experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. Don’t let th ...

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