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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Why Sustainability Makes Good Business Sense: Success stories from Africa

Sponsored post You’ve likely heard of business “going green.” From installing solar panels on rooftops, utilising recycling bins, and switching off lights after hours, there are a number of ways both employers and employees can adjust their behaviour to operate in an environmentally responsible way. But that’s just one part of building a sustainable business. [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

These are the biggest players in Africa’s fast-growing e-Commerce market

Sponsored content Created using Visme. An easy-to-use Infographic Maker. After scouring the store for a new pair of sneakers, Paballo Molahlehi finally lands on the one that catches her attention. She stares at it excitedly, swooning over the fresh pair of purple Reeboks. “It’s precisely the one I was looking for, I knew I was [...]

These Are The Top 500 Investors and Organisations Investing in African Businesses

  Africa is full of amazing business opportunities. But without capital, most businesses can’t get off the ground. As a result, there are thousands of passionate people across Africa who give up on their business ideas and projects because they don't have the financial means. Lack of capital is one of the biggest threats to [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

How these Successful African Entrepreneurs Raised Capital for Their Businesses

  “I don’t have the capital.” “Nobody wants to give me capital.” “The banks have turned me down five times.” These are some of the most common reasons people give for not starting or growing their businesses. Access to capital is arguably the biggest threat to entrepreneurs around the world. And every year, thousands of [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Get Inspired!|

3 Tips for Finding the Right Banking Partner in Africa

Sponsored article Home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, Africa has an abundance of attractive investment opportunities. Emerging market and developing economies are anticipated to grow 4.1% – far faster than advanced economies, according to the recently released Global Economics Prospect report, who also cite Ethiopia, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Know the Basics, Running your business..., Sponsored Content|

How to know your worth and get paid for it [Must Watch]

Most people are paid far below what they're truly worth. And that's because nobody will ever pay you what you're worth. They will only pay you what they think you're worth. This can be hard to accept, but it's true. Anybody you deal with -- customers, clients, employers -- will only pay you what they think [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

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|