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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Amazing! Meet one of Africa’s most inspiring performers

  There's nothing more magical than being comfortable in your own skin. Everyone loves genuine and original people, and that's exactly why this impressive performance got me laughing. After a string of failures in high school, and a failed attempt at a law degree in the US, Chioma Omeruah followed her natural talents and discovered [...]

By | May 20th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Africa needs more fearless people like these two Nigerian journalists

  Several days ago, the BBC featured the shocking documentary below about the scale of Nigeria's worsening drug addiction problem. It was the result of a dangerous undercover investigation into the criminal underground that feeds codeine addiction in Africa's most populous country. Codeine is a legal substance used in the production of cough syrups. However, [...]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

The Business of Silkworm farming: A Fibre-to-Fabric Success Story from Kenya

Sponsored post Founded by three friends – Lucy, Cynthia and Christina – Tosheka Textiles is a social enterprise that was founded in a semi-arid county in South-Eastern Kenya, Makueni, in the town of Wote. Initially, the company was a Community Based Organization (CBO) that runs a fibre-to-fabric business model; it grew cotton and made handy [...]

11 Business Opportunities in Africa That Will Make More Millionaires in 2018

. The term "millionaire" is taking on a new meaning in Africa. It's no longer just about the size of your bank account; any shady politician, corrupt bureaucrat, or unscrupulous businessman on the continent can easily claim to be a millionaire. But Africa's new and emerging generation of millionaires are not just excited about money. [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

The rise and rise of women leaders across Africa (Infographic)

Sponsored post Across Africa, more bold and ambitious female leaders are working to shape the future of the continent, and they're inspiring other women to dare to do the same. Africa now has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship in the world. 26 percent of the continent's female population is engaged in early-stage entrepreneurship activity. [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

How Africa can emerge stronger and better from its water crises

Sponsored post Water is life. Human existence totally depends on it. Water is relates to all aspects of human development, and remains the single greatest power to drive industrialization, health and gender equality across the continent. However, it’s easy to take water for granted. We often think water problems only exist in poor rural communities [...]

Africa’s rural areas could be the game changer for the continent’s economy

Sponsored post Most economic transformations start from the grassroots According to the latest 2017 State of Food and Agriculture report released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the keys to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are transforming rural communities and promoting agriculture. A significant portion of Africa’s population and agricultural resources [...]

5 Innovative Ideas That Are Transforming Education in Africa

Sponsored post We live in exciting times where our daily lives are dominated by innovation. The education landscape is also gradually changing as new ideas, inventions, and new ways of teaching become the norm. It’s worth noting that innovation does not only mean technology, but it encompasses any creative, new way of doing things. If [...]

Meet the entrepreneur behind West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service

Sponsored post What do you do when you need something so badly that it costs you the life of a loved one? Most people groan, complain and blame the government. But entrepreneurs look for ways to fix the problem. That's exactly what this inspiring young entrepreneur did about 10 years ago. Nigeria's Ola Orekunrin Brown, [...]

[Must Watch] How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress

  "A is for Apple." This is one of the first sentences every African child (in an Anglophone country) learns at school in early life. But how many children across Sub-Saharan Africa have actually seen a real apple? Not many. Apples are not native to Africa and they are very unlikely to feature in the [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|