John-Paul Iwuoha

About John-Paul Iwuoha

John-Paul Iwuoha is an author, impact entrepreneur, business strategist and founder of Smallstarter Africa. He works with entrepreneurs and investors to start up and grow businesses in Africa. His work and articles have been featured on several local and international media, including CNN, The Huffington Post, The Africa Perspective Magazine, Business Day and LinkedIn Pulse, among others. He is the co-author of '101 Ways To Make Money in Africa', the widely-acclaimed book which reveals several interesting business ideas, market opportunities, and inspiring entrepreneur success stories across Africa. For the latest updates on business and entrepreneurship across Africa, follow Smallstarter on Twitter, @smallstarters
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How Africa Could Become the Largest Free Trade Area in the World!

Sponsored article Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to a 52 percent ($35 billion) increase in [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Get Inspired!|

Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

Investors will read your business plan, but in the end, it's you -- the entrepreneur -- they invest in. So, what are the personality traits that draw potential investors to entrepreneurs? Through observation and experience, it appears that investors now believe there is a certain personality profile that is predictive of success. But the good [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|Curated Content|

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably excited and nervous at the same time, which is perfectly understandable. If this is the case, you need to take a step [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|Curated Content|

What do you think about the .africa internet registry that goes live on July 4?

The first .africa domain was registered on February 15 this year, the day that marked the 27th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. And as from July 4, anyone can register their own .africa domain. DotAfrica was conceived by African heads of state in 2009, with the idea of delegating a domain [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Curated Content|

Meet the Top 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe have been [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Curated Content|

This is why sending money to Africa from abroad is the most expensive in the world

Africans living in the UK are the largest sources of remittances back to the continent. In 2015, they sent back an estimated £4.1 billion ($6.5 billion). But guess what? Of this whopping amount, 90% of all the transfers were done in cash. Yes, cash. Despite the availability of digital transfer options, the majority of remitters [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Curated Content|

Meet Lena Marshall, the entrepreneur opening the doors of international trade for African products

Two of the biggest problems African producers face is access to the international market, and value addition to local produce. If more producers in Africa – like farmers, craftspeople, and manufacturers – had open access to foreign markets, they could get fairer prices for their products. And if we could add more value to our [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Get Inspired!|

An interesting interview with Ameenah — scientist, entrepreneur and President of Mauritius

In this exclusive interview with Forbes Woman Africa, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, speaks about her academic efforts studying one of the most biodiverse hotspots on earth. Her country is celebrating 25 years of being a republic, and by the end of this year, she will be Africa’s only female President. In 1992, she set [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Curated Content|

Have you heard of Africa’s blue economy? It’s a trillion-dollar opportunity!

Africa's blue economy refers to the continent's vast coastline which hosts a maritime industry estimated at $1 trillion per year. This is only scratching the surface. According to UNECA, the largest sectors of the current African aquatic and ocean-based economy are fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, transport, ports, coastal mining and energy. Several African countries already are [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Curated Content|