Business ideas

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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 [...]

These Are The 11 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Has Mastered

They say success is a habit. It's true. And only those people who have mastered the skills for success have formed the habit of applying these skills in their life, business and relationships. In this AMAZING video, Patrick Bet-David shares 11 powerful skills that every successful entrepreneur and millionaire has mastered. I was really impressed [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Impressive! This 10-Apartment Block in Nigeria Runs Exclusively on a Hybrid of Solar and Wind Power

Across Africa, there is still some skepticism about solar power and renewable energy in general. Some tend to believe solar power can only provide 'backup' power and may not be able to provide an all-day reliable supply of electricity. Sulaiman Yusuf is a renewable energy entrepreneur and real estate property developer in Abuja (Nigeria's capital city) [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Get Inspired!, Videos|

How This South African Entrepreneur Started a Small Laundry Business That Has Taken Off!

Access and availability of running water and stable electricity supply are major problems for residents of Khayelitsha, one of the largest townships in Cape Town, South Africa. Sivu Mongo is the entrepreneur behind Ziyahlanjwa, a laundry services business that serves residents of this township with washed and ironed laundry. She noticed a lucrative gap in [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Home & Personal Services, Videos|

The Top 8 Meats That Will Make More Millionaires in Africa over the next 30 years

Photo credit: Meat is a big deal across Africa. This may come as a surprise given the proportion of people who live in poverty on the continent. But the truth is, when it comes to meat consumption in Africa, the key difference between those who live below the poverty line, and those who live [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

4 Quick and Insightful Tips For Starting Your Own Clothing Line or Fashion Business

The clothing business is one of the most interesting and biggest emerging markets in Africa. With a population of over 1 billion people, and is expected to reach 2.2 billion by 2050, the growth of Africa's clothing and fashion industry will be a joy to watch over the coming years. Right now, a chunk of [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Beauty & Lifestyle, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet The Brilliant Minds Behind LinkdPro, Africa’s First Online MarketPlace for Elite Business Consultants

Africa’s most valuable resource is its human capital. Our continent has an impressive class of highly skilled and experienced professionals; educated at the world’s elite business schools, and have worked for some of the world’s most successful companies. But there’s a big problem: Most of Africa’s best and brightest minds are not on the continent. [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Internet|

He Grew 400 Dollars Into 200 Million. Now, He Wants To Do It Again. This Time, In Africa!

In the 1980s, he was a successful trader on Wall Street, specializing in futures and equities trading. He was living the good life, until he found himself spiraling into a destructive alcohol addiction that ended his stellar career and left him broke. After six years of sobriety, he was ready to start again. He left [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Business ideas, Get Inspired!|