Know the Basics

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

Why the USA and Africa are losing out on mutual trade and investment opportunities, and how to fix it

By |2019-05-07T17:22:45+01:00April 30th, 2019|Business ideas, Growing your business...|

. According to the IMF's 2019 World Economic Outlook report, six of the world's fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Over the next three decades, Africa's population is expected to double to 2.4 billion. By 2050, about one in four people in the world will be African and the continent's economy could be worth $29 trillion, [...]

Want to export African products to the USA? Here are some important tips you need to know

By |2019-05-07T17:23:08+01:00April 26th, 2019|Business ideas, Growing your business...|

. The USA is the world's top economy and largest market, and it does a lot of business with the rest of the world. In 2018 alone, the US spent more than $2.6 trillion on imports from over 200 countries. America buys everything big and small – from machines and mineral oils, to food products [...]

Working on a dream? Struggling to build your business? You need to watch this.

By |2019-05-07T17:36:47+01:00July 31st, 2018|Get Inspired!, Growing your business..., Videos|

  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 [...]

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

By |2019-05-07T17:25:35+01:00December 13th, 2017|Know the Basics, Running your business...|

“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 [...]

4 Interesting Ways To Improve Your Business In A Down Economy

By |2019-05-07T17:25:51+01:00November 28th, 2017|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

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 [...]

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|

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These Are The Top Investors and Organisations Investing in African Businesses

By |2022-06-15T00:56:12+01:00September 1st, 2017|Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

  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 [...]

3 Tips for Finding the Right Banking Partner in Africa

By |2019-05-07T17:42:25+01:00August 29th, 2017|Know the Basics, Running your business..., Sponsored Content|

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 [...]

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

By |2017-03-01T17:21:06+01:00September 18th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Know the Basics, Starting 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 [...]

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

By |2017-03-01T17:21:07+01:00September 2nd, 2016|Know the Basics, Starting your business...|

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 [...]