John-Paul Iwuoha

About John-Paul Iwuoha

John-Paul Iwuoha is an author, impact entrepreneur, business strategist and founder of Smallstarter Africa. He works with entrepreneurs and investors to start up and grow businesses in Africa. His work and articles have been featured on several local and international media, including CNN, The Huffington Post, The Africa Perspective Magazine, Business Day and LinkedIn Pulse, among others. He is the co-author of '101 Ways To Make Money in Africa', the widely-acclaimed book which reveals several interesting business ideas, market opportunities, and inspiring entrepreneur success stories across Africa. For the latest updates on business and entrepreneurship across Africa, follow Smallstarter on Twitter, @smallstarters
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11 Business Opportunities in Africa That Made More Millionaires in 2018

. Note: The 2019 edition of this article is now available. Click here to read it. The term "millionaire" is taking on a new meaning in Africa. It's no longer just about the size of your bank account; any shady politician, corrupt bureaucrat, or unscrupulous businessman on the continent can easily claim to be a [...]

By |2019-05-09T12:45:37+01:00March 12th, 2018|Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

The rise and rise of women leaders across Africa (Infographic)

Sponsored post Across Africa, more bold and ambitious female leaders are working to shape the future of the continent, and they're inspiring other women to dare to do the same. Africa now has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship in the world. 26 percent of the continent's female population is engaged in early-stage entrepreneurship activity. [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:39:44+01:00March 9th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

How Africa can emerge stronger and better from its water crises

Sponsored post Water is life. Human existence totally depends on it. Water is relates to all aspects of human development, and remains the single greatest power to drive industrialization, health and gender equality across the continent. However, it’s easy to take water for granted. We often think water problems only exist in poor rural communities [...]

Africa’s rural areas could be the game changer for the continent’s economy

Sponsored post Most economic transformations start from the grassroots According to the latest 2017 State of Food and Agriculture report released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the keys to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are transforming rural communities and promoting agriculture. A significant portion of Africa’s population and agricultural resources [...]

5 Innovative Ideas That Are Transforming Education in Africa

Sponsored post We live in exciting times where our daily lives are dominated by innovation. The education landscape is also gradually changing as new ideas, inventions, and new ways of teaching become the norm. It’s worth noting that innovation does not only mean technology, but it encompasses any creative, new way of doing things. If [...]

Meet the entrepreneur behind West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service

Sponsored post What do you do when you need something so badly that it costs you the life of a loved one? Most people groan, complain and blame the government. But entrepreneurs look for ways to fix the problem. That's exactly what this inspiring young entrepreneur did about 10 years ago. Nigeria's Ola Orekunrin Brown, [...]

[Must Watch] How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress

  "A is for Apple." This is one of the first sentences every African child (in an Anglophone country) learns at school in early life. But how many children across Sub-Saharan Africa have actually seen a real apple? Not many. Apples are not native to Africa and they are very unlikely to feature in the [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:40:46+01:00January 18th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet the inspiring Kenyan entrepreneur building an empire in the healthcare market

Sponsored post Africa is abundantly "blessed" with problems that disguise huge and remarkable business opportunities. Healthcare in Africa is one of such problems. With poorly funded and ineffective public hospitals, and a significant brain drain of African doctors to the West, it's easy to write off the continent's healthcare market. Africa has 11 percent of [...]

The Top Business and Investment Opportunities In Nigeria

Sponsored post The past year has been one of economic progress for Nigeria, with Africa’s largest economy managing to crawl back into growth territory in the second quarter of 2017. Often regarded as Africa’s sleeping giant, Nigeria has the potential to become one of the world’s most inspiring economic success stories given the size and [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:41:16+01:00December 10th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

How cassava beer in Mozambique has transformed a poor man’s crop into a cash crop

Sponsored post Judging by its brown bottle packaging, Mozambique’s Impala beer looks just like any other beer on the market. Not until you have smelt it will you realise it has an unmistakably mysterious taste. Although it is brewed like a typical beer, Mozambique’s Impala Beer is made from cassava, a root vegetable that grows [...]