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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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|

Meet the inspiring Kenyan entrepreneur building an empire in the healthcare market

Sponsored post Africa is abundantly "blessed" with problems that disguise huge and remarkable business opportunities. Healthcare in Africa is one of such problems. With poorly funded and ineffective public hospitals, and a significant brain drain of African doctors to the West, it's easy to write off the continent's healthcare market. Africa has 11 percent of [...]

The Top Business and Investment Opportunities In Nigeria

Sponsored post The past year has been one of economic progress for Nigeria, with Africa’s largest economy managing to crawl back into growth territory in the second quarter of 2017. Often regarded as Africa’s sleeping giant, Nigeria has the potential to become one of the world’s most inspiring economic success stories given the size and [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

How cassava beer in Mozambique has transformed a poor man’s crop into a cash crop

Sponsored post Judging by its brown bottle packaging, Mozambique’s Impala beer looks just like any other beer on the market. Not until you have smelt it will you realise it has an unmistakably mysterious taste. Although it is brewed like a typical beer, Mozambique’s Impala Beer is made from cassava, a root vegetable that grows [...]

From Zambia to Harvard, and how she inspired her country’s first Robotics team

Sponsored post Sela Kasepa attended her first semester at Harvard University in August last year. Just months prior, the 21-year-old was mulling over her education, uncertain of her future plans. That changed after watching a CNN insert featuring the first Pan African Robotics competition founded by Dr. Sidy Ndao. Kasepa was captivated. That same evening, [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

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!|