Business ideas

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This Kenyan Entrepreneur Makes Natural Blended Spices for the Local Market

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 29th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Chibundiro is a brand of natural blended spices in Kenya. This range of natural spices is an interesting alternative to the large volumes of artificial seasoning that has flooded the African market. The brain behind this business is Anzazi Kiti, a professional accountant who still works a day job and runs her business, Taste Afrique [...]

This Secret But Powerful Strategy Will Help You Learn Anything You Want

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 22nd, 2016|Education & Training, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Almost everybody wants to learn something new. It could be a new skill like speaking a foreign language, or knowing how to play a musical instrument like the piano, guitar or trumpet. However, despite our interest in learning something new, most of us face the same challenge: We don't have time. Our lives are just [...]

Meet the Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity To Fight Diseases In Africa

By |2017-09-02T02:06:46+01:00December 12th, 2016|Business ideas, Health & Wellness|

(photo credit: Africa’s problems are a multi-billion dollar opportunity. It’s no surprise the new generation of successful entrepreneurs on the continent are problem solvers. I have found that the bigger the problems you can crack in Africa, the bigger the payoff. Entrepreneurs across the continent are hard at work to combat hunger, unemployment, inadequate [...]

Meet Green Buds, the South African Startup that Connects Farmers and Consumers

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 8th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Africa actually produces more than enough food to feed itself. The common problem is, many farmers cannot find markets for their produce even in the face of overwhelming demand. This structural weakness in Africa's food supply chain means it can be really hard for farmers to find buyers, and as a result, a lot of [...]

White on Black – How The Business of Skin Bleaching is Evolving in Africa

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 5th, 2016|Beauty & Lifestyle, Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

photo credit: Shutterstock In Nigeria, they’re called ‘oyibo’. Although it’s a slang originally used to refer to white-skinned foreigners, it is now commonly used to describe fellow countrymen and women with light skin shades. In many parts of Africa, there’s a widely-held sub-conscious perception that light-skinned people, especially women, are more beautiful, desirable and enjoy high [...]

Making Charcoal from Human Waste — An Interesting African Solution to an African Problem

By |2017-03-01T17:21:03+01:00November 24th, 2016|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa's biggest problems. What we haven't realised is one of them is a solution for the other. I'll tell you how. Many of Africa's big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is [...]

These Are The 11 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Has Mastered

By |2017-03-01T17:21:03+01:00November 21st, 2016|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

They say success is a habit. It's true. And only those people who have mastered the skills for success have formed the habit of applying these skills in their life, business and relationships. In this AMAZING video, Patrick Bet-David shares 11 powerful skills that every successful entrepreneur and millionaire has mastered. I was really impressed [...]

Impressive! This 10-Apartment Block in Nigeria Runs Exclusively on a Hybrid of Solar and Wind Power

By |2017-03-01T17:21:03+01:00November 17th, 2016|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Across Africa, there is still some skepticism about solar power and renewable energy in general. Some tend to believe solar power can only provide 'backup' power and may not be able to provide an all-day reliable supply of electricity. Sulaiman Yusuf is a renewable energy entrepreneur and real estate property developer in Abuja (Nigeria's capital city) [...]

How This South African Entrepreneur Started a Small Laundry Business That Has Taken Off!

By |2017-03-01T17:21:05+01:00October 20th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Home & Personal Services, Videos|

Access and availability of running water and stable electricity supply are major problems for residents of Khayelitsha, one of the largest townships in Cape Town, South Africa. Sivu Mongo is the entrepreneur behind Ziyahlanjwa, a laundry services business that serves residents of this township with washed and ironed laundry. She noticed a lucrative gap in [...]

The Top 8 Meats That Will Make More Millionaires in Africa over the next 30 years

By |2017-03-01T17:21:05+01:00October 18th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

Photo credit: Meat is a big deal across Africa. This may come as a surprise given the proportion of people who live in poverty on the continent. But the truth is, when it comes to meat consumption in Africa, the key difference between those who live below the poverty line, and those who live [...]