Growing your business…

Practical tips and advice to help you grow your business, and ensure its long term survival, in the most effective ways

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Reasons Most African Businesses Do Not Survive Beyond A Generation

By |2017-09-02T01:57:07+01:00July 25th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

IBM. Coca-Cola. Ford. Nestlé. Pepsi. General Electric. Procter & Gamble. Bacardi. I’m sure these names ring a bell. Apart from being large, highly successful global businesses, they also have something very interesting in common: All of them have been in existence for more than a century. Yes, started over 100 years ago, the entrepreneurs who [...]

6 Powerful Ways To Steal More Customers From Your Competition

By |2017-03-01T17:21:13+01:00April 25th, 2016|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

photo credit: Cyril Ruoso Do you hate competition? Do you feel other people or businesses selling the same products and services as you are giving you a hard time? Frankly, do you often pray that they’ll stumble and crumble someday, and leave you alone to have all the customers and make all the money in [...]

How To Get More Customers: 3 Simple Steps To Get More People To Buy From You

By |2017-03-01T17:21:21+01:00March 10th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Growing your business..., Videos|

Attracting more customers is a big headache for many businesses. In this short video, you'll learn a very interesting method, often referred to as the 'K-L-T' method, that is sure to help you attract more people to buy from you. Want to know what 'K-L-T' means? Watch the video. You won't regret it. Enjoy!

How to Make Your Customers Love Your Business: Tips from my School Teacher

By |2017-03-01T17:21:26+01:00November 16th, 2015|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

Customers are the life blood of every business. That's why every successful business has mastered the art and science of attracting and retaining great customers by making them happy. In this guest post, Nneka Okonkwo shares a simple but very symbolic experience she had with one of her teachers from back in the day. Here we [...]

How To Set The Best Price For Your Product: 5 Pricing Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know

By |2017-03-01T17:21:32+01:00April 26th, 2015|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

One of the secrets to business success is knowing how to set the best price for your product or service. If you set your price too high, you may scare away customers and favour your competition. If your price is too low, you may be losing profits and running your business at a loss. Is there [...]

Experiencing Low Sales? Here Are 5 Reasons Why Customers Are Not Buying From You

By |2017-03-01T17:21:42+01:00August 15th, 2014|Growing your business..., Know the Basics|

Every business exists to sell something and without sales, all businesses would certainly die. That's why it's always important to find out the real reasons why customers are not buying your products or services. Whatever you're selling, the whole idea of succeeding in business is to find customers who will gladly give you their money in exchange [...]