Know the Basics

Several practical tips and advice to help you start and succeed in business…

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|

Most businesses fail because they don’t have a soul. Here’s what I mean…

“Find yourself, and be that.” – Anonymous. A recipe for success in any aspect of life, regardless of industry, culture, continent, religion, race or color, is finding the most authentic version of yourself and expressing it. Look closely at the most successful people in different areas of life and you’ll find a common thread that [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

4 Interesting Ways To Improve Your Business In A Down Economy

The past two years have been tough for some of Africa’s biggest economies. Nigeria, South Africa and Angola, among others, have been hit with varying degrees of economic challenges, and have struggled to limp out of recessions. Times have been really hard for both small and big businesses. Hard economic times affect customer demand, which [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

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...|

3 Tips for Finding the Right Banking Partner in Africa

Sponsored article Home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, Africa has an abundance of attractive investment opportunities. Emerging market and developing economies are anticipated to grow 4.1% – far faster than advanced economies, according to the recently released Global Economics Prospect report, who also cite Ethiopia, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Know the Basics, Running your business..., Sponsored Content|

3 Simple But Powerful Things You Can Do To Raise Capital For Your Business

Funding is the reason many business ideas haven’t taken off. It’s the reason many promising businesses that should be growing remain stunted. Even several big companies too want to raise more capital. Whether you’re looking for less than $10,000 to develop a prototype or start up your business, or you’re hunting for $15 million to [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

Get Funded! 50 Organisations That Can Give You Capital To Start and Grow Your Business in Africa

Are you looking for capital to start a new business or grow an already established business in Africa? Have you tried other alternatives and sources of funding but failed? Is capital your biggest headache and obstacle right now? Smile, I’ve got good news for you. As part of the research for our book, 101 Ways [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

5 Reasons Most African Businesses Do Not Survive Beyond A Generation

IBM. Coca-Cola. Ford. Nestlé. Pepsi. General Electric. Procter & Gamble. Bacardi. I’m sure these names ring a bell. Apart from being large, highly successful global businesses, they also have something very interesting in common: All of them have been in existence for more than a century. Yes, started over 100 years ago, the entrepreneurs who [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

6 Powerful Ways To Steal More Customers From Your Competition

photo credit: Cyril Ruoso Do you hate competition? Do you feel other people or businesses selling the same products and services as you are giving you a hard time? Frankly, do you often pray that they’ll stumble and crumble someday, and leave you alone to have all the customers and make all the money in [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|