Business ideas

Every great business starts with a great idea. If you look hard, you’ll find one here…

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

By |2019-05-07T17:40:54+01:00January 15th, 2018|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Health & Wellness, Sponsored Content|

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

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

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 [...]

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

By |2019-05-07T17:41:36+01:00November 26th, 2017|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

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 [...]

Why Sustainability Makes Good Business Sense: Success stories from Africa

By |2019-05-07T17:41:50+01:00October 13th, 2017|Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

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. [...]

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

By |2019-05-07T17:41:57+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Internet, Know the Basics, Running your business..., Sponsored Content|

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 [...]

Meet Maria, the amazing entrepreneur who is empowering a generation and baking her way to the top

By |2019-05-07T16:48:59+01:00March 26th, 2017|Business ideas, Education & Training, Get Inspired!|

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 [...]

How A Frustrating Experience Inspired This Entrepreneur To Start A Solar Company in Tanzania

By |2017-03-13T10:48:22+01:00March 13th, 2017|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Get Inspired!|

Richard Awuor had a remarkable career in the corporate world. But a frustrating experience at a Tanzanian airport in 2014 sparked an overwhelming idea and interest that led him off the corporate track into entrepreneurship. Richard has joined Africa’s growing army of solar entrepreneurs who are using Africa’s abundant supply of clean, free and renewable [...]

11 Business Opportunities in Africa That Made More Millionaires in 2017

By |2019-05-09T12:48:53+01:00February 13th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

. Note: The 2019 edition of this article is now available. Click here to read it. 2016 was “The Year of the Valley” for Africa. After nearly a decade of galloping economic growth, the continent experienced a very sharp decline last year. The hardest hit were the major commodity exporters, especially Nigeria, Angola and South [...]

This Interesting Technology Could Replace All The Bad Roads in Africa

By |2017-01-30T13:13:21+01:00January 30th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Transport and Logistics, Videos|

(photo credit: Realm Africa Safaris) In many parts of Africa, 85% of roads are unusable during the wet season. And even at the current level of investment to improve the continent's road infrastructure, estimates show it could take Africa up to 50 years to catch up with the developed world. Moving goods across distances is [...]