Business ideas

Every great business starts with a great idea. If you look hard, you’ll find one here…

Meet Maria, the amazing entrepreneur who is empowering a generation and baking her way to the top

photo credit: Sweet Cake TV Everybody loves cake. Except you’re avoiding the tasty treat for health or religious reasons, you’re almost certainly a freak. How can any living, breathing human not love cake? We gift and expect cakes to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduation, promotion, retirement and dozens of other special moments. In fact, cakes [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Business ideas, Education & Training, Get Inspired!|

How A Frustrating Experience Inspired This Entrepreneur To Start A Solar Company in Tanzania

Richard Awuor had a remarkable career in the corporate world. But a frustrating experience at a Tanzanian airport in 2014 sparked an overwhelming idea and interest that led him off the corporate track into entrepreneurship. Richard has joined Africa’s growing army of solar entrepreneurs who are using Africa’s abundant supply of clean, free and renewable [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Get Inspired!|

11 Business Opportunities in Africa That Will Make More Millionaires in 2017

2016 was “The Year of the Valley” for Africa. After nearly a decade of galloping economic growth, the continent experienced a very sharp decline last year. The hardest hit were the major commodity exporters, especially Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, went through a recession and its currency took a severe beating, [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

This Interesting Technology Could Replace All The Bad Roads in Africa

(photo credit: Realm Africa Safaris) In many parts of Africa, 85% of roads are unusable during the wet season. And even at the current level of investment to improve the continent's road infrastructure, estimates show it could take Africa up to 50 years to catch up with the developed world. Moving goods across distances is [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Transport and Logistics, Videos|

This Kenyan Entrepreneur Makes Natural Blended Spices for the Local Market

Chibundiro is a brand of natural blended spices in Kenya. This range of natural spices is an interesting alternative to the large volumes of artificial seasoning that has flooded the African market. The brain behind this business is Anzazi Kiti, a professional accountant who still works a day job and runs her business, Taste Afrique [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

This Secret But Powerful Strategy Will Help You Learn Anything You Want

Almost everybody wants to learn something new. It could be a new skill like speaking a foreign language, or knowing how to play a musical instrument like the piano, guitar or trumpet. However, despite our interest in learning something new, most of us face the same challenge: We don't have time. Our lives are just [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Education & Training, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet the Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity To Fight Diseases In Africa

(photo credit: africanbusinessmagazine.com) Africa’s problems are a multi-billion dollar opportunity. It’s no surprise the new generation of successful entrepreneurs on the continent are problem solvers. I have found that the bigger the problems you can crack in Africa, the bigger the payoff. Entrepreneurs across the continent are hard at work to combat hunger, unemployment, inadequate [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Business ideas, Health & Wellness|

Meet Green Buds, the South African Startup that Connects Farmers and Consumers

Africa actually produces more than enough food to feed itself. The common problem is, many farmers cannot find markets for their produce even in the face of overwhelming demand. This structural weakness in Africa's food supply chain means it can be really hard for farmers to find buyers, and as a result, a lot of [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

White on Black – How The Business of Skin Bleaching is Evolving in Africa

photo credit: Shutterstock In Nigeria, they’re called ‘oyibo’. Although it’s a slang originally used to refer to white-skinned foreigners, it is now commonly used to describe fellow countrymen and women with light skin shades. In many parts of Africa, there’s a widely-held sub-conscious perception that light-skinned people, especially women, are more beautiful, desirable and enjoy high [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Beauty & Lifestyle, Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

Making Charcoal from Human Waste — An Interesting African Solution to an African Problem

Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa's biggest problems. What we haven't realised is one of them is a solution for the other. I'll tell you how. Many of Africa's big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is [...]