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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|

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!|

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!|

Meet Lena Marshall, the entrepreneur opening the doors of international trade for African products

Two of the biggest problems African producers face is access to the international market, and value addition to local produce. If more producers in Africa – like farmers, craftspeople, and manufacturers – had open access to foreign markets, they could get fairer prices for their products. And if we could add more value to our [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Get Inspired!|

How do we change the negative perceptions about Africa? You really should watch this!

Perceptions are very powerful. In fact, they can be more powerful and far more influential than reality. Why are there a lot of misconceptions, flawed perceptions and negative stereotypes about Africa? In fact, some of these perceptions are not just sad, they're downright shocking. You see, the largely negative portrayal of Africa by the mainstream [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Dr. Martin Luther King was definitely talking to today’s young Africans in this video

Today -- April 4, 2017 -- marks the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's death. Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Dr. King was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-storey room in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is one of my biggest personal heroes, and I consider him [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Is It Africa’s Turn for A One-Child Policy? Here’s What I Really Think…

photo credit: familyincluded.com My grandfather had three wives and fourteen children. In those days, the size of a man’s family was a symbol of fertility, status or wealth. There was practically no limit to the number of children one could have. However, of all of my grandpa’s children – my dad being one of them – [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Get Inspired!|

There is nothing uniquely African about corruption. Here’s why…

What exactly is corruption? Formally, it's described as "the misuse of entrusted power for private gain." But as we have seen from some of the world's monumental corruption scandals -- such as Enron, HSBC and FIFA -- corruption is both a function of greed and poverty. It doesn't matter if it happens on Wall Street [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

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!|