Running your business…

Practical tips and advice to help you run your business using lean, profitable and highly effective strategies.

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...|

These are the biggest players in Africa’s fast-growing e-Commerce market

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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|

5 Types of Difficult Customers – And How To Successfully Handle, And Probably, Change Them

‘The customer is King.’ This statement is very true, considering that no business can survive without customers. If you have a product or service that no customer is willing to pay for, you don’t have a business. Period! So, this statement isn’t just a ‘feel-good’ slogan. It’s actually true; without customers, you would go out [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

Remote Control Manager: 5 Interesting Ways to Run Your Business When You’re Not There

Are you a slave to your business? One of the biggest reasons why most people want to become entrepreneurs is the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss, and running your own business. While this dream of freedom and flexibility is possible, there are many business owners who cannot leave their business, even for [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

Business 101: Five Important Concepts Every Entrepreneur Must Understand To Succeed in Business

What are the most important business concepts every entrepreneur must understand? You don’t need to have an MBA or attend business school to succeed in business. Almost all the knowledge and information you require to start and succeed with your small business is available for free in the real world. In this article, I will [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

5 Common Financial Mistakes that Kill Small Businesses in Africa. Number 3 Is the Most Deadly!

Are you a victim of the common financial mistakes that kill small businesses in Africa? You're about to find out. I’m sure you would have heard the notorious statistic that nearly 80 percent of small businesses that start today may die within the first 18 months. This is both a sad reality and a mindblowing [...]

By | April 7th, 2014|Know the Basics, Running your business...|