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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After 10 years chasing the American Dream, this former refugee has built a beautiful African Dream

. Until he was 14, Henri Nyakarundi didn't know he was a refugee. His family had fled to Burundi following the growing tensions in Rwanda that eventually led to the ugly 1994 genocide. From an early age, Henri had always fantasized about living in the United States and chasing the American Dream. For him, the [...]

By | April 15th, 2019|Get Inspired!|

11 Business Opportunities in Africa That Will Make More Millionaires in 2019

It feels odd to talk about business opportunities in Africa in 2019. It feels odd to talk about business opportunities in Africa in 2019. Over the last couple of years, Africa has been at the center of the global migration debate, particularly in Europe and North America. Thousands of Africans have been fleeing the continent. [...]

By | February 9th, 2019|Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

Are you ready for the future? The revelations in this documentary will amaze you

  Right now, we live in uncertain times. While the world is making dramatic and exciting progress in science and technology, our civilization still faces significant and disturbing threats to its future. And there are several nagging questions: What will be the eventual outcome of the increasing gap between the rich and poor across the [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

How banking in a cashless society is inspiring African solutions to African problems

Sponsored post African economies are well positioned to benefit from rapidly accelerating technological change if they can harness the current open landscape for innovation. East Africa is already a global leader in mobile payments, while mobile money accounts in sub-Saharan Africa are on an upward charge. Apart from being able to leapfrog the limitations and [...]

By | October 21st, 2018|Sponsored Content|

Have you heard of the UN Women’s Global HeforShe initiative to drive gender equality?

Sponsored post Gender equality is a fundamental human right but remains a distant dream for many women worldwide.   The United Nations’ HeforShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality.  Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging both genders to partake as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviors, faced [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Sponsored Content|

Is this the solution to tribalism and ethnic hatred in Africa?

  I tend to think tribalism is much worse than racism. It's the single biggest weakness we, as Africans, are yet to fix. It's the reason Africa does not run on meritocracy, and has to endure incompetent leadership. And it's the big reason the continent cannot yet unite against anything -- corruption, poverty, deprivation, etc. [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

The confessions of an economic hitman (Must Watch)

  "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt." These are the words of John Adams, the second president of the United States of America. The strategy is simple: use the IMF and World Bank to give debt to countries that have an [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Working on a dream? Struggling to build your business? You need to watch this.

  Life is hard, especially when you're struggling to build a business. Despite your investments of time, money, and effort, it can take a long time before you start to see results, and that's one of the biggest reasons many people quit. In today's digital age of "plug and play" most people quickly lose patience [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Get Inspired!, Growing your business..., Videos|

Newsworthy: acquires iAfrica

  The Acquisition to increase news coverage and enhance user experience has completed its acquisition of, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|News|