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 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: Africa.com acquires iAfrica

  The Acquisition to increase news coverage and enhance user experience Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, 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|

Table manners for entrepreneurs — important tips and dining etiquette to always keep in mind

  There's quite a lot you can tell about a person from the way they behave at the table. And these days, many business meetings and deals happen around tables that have food or drinks served on them. That's why proper table manners and dining etiquette have become an important skill set for the modern [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

One of my best speeches of all time — The danger of a single story

  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most promising young literary talents that Africa has produced in the last two decades. She is a fierce ambassador of the continent and whenever I listen to her, my pride in #Africa balloons to dizzying heights. Like I always say, Africa is a great "product" that suffers [...]

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

What makes charismatic people more likely to succeed?

  Most successful people in business and leadership are often described as "charismatic". But what does charisma actually mean? How can we measure the level of charisma a person has? What does charisma look like? Studies show that most people, including kids as young as 5 years old, can tell from a person's face if [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Does God hate Africans? You need to watch this!

  "Does God hate Africans?" "If not, why would he let thousands of African children die?" These were the daunting questions asked by a 9-year-old child in one of Ndidi Nwuneli's classes in Sunday School. Faith bears a strong influence in African society, and today, over 1 billion Africans profess a strong faith in an [...]

By | May 26th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|