The spirit of entrepreneurship in Nigeria

“I no come Lagos com count bridge!” An ode to Lagos’s numerous bridges, this pidgin expression basically says – “I am here to make money and not to waste time” – epitomises the ‘hustle’ in every Nigerian. Every visit to Nigeria is fascinating and telling of peoples’ sheer drive and energy to do more to uplift themselves. Yet, Nigeria is very misunderstood. Take the infamous 419 scam. Commonly ...

14 Aug 10:55 AM 0 Read More...

Start a Business on Less than $100: Here are Some Ideas

In our ‘start your own business’ series, we bring you business ideas that you can implement with less than $100. 1. Mobile salon This is for those who are skilled at beauty and hair care. You can decide to focus on hair care or you can provide a comprehensive package which includes manicure, pedicure and body waxing among others. We advise you to start with one service and gradually introduce other services. P...

03 Aug 7:19 AM 0 Read More...

Start-ups take Africa by storm

After grabbing the ringing phone at Acapulco Mexican Grill and Bar in the centre of Addis Ababa, owner Abel Wondowsen quickly scribbles an order for quesadillas and tacos on a pad of paper. Soon a bundle of wrapped food is on the counter awaiting a motorbike dispatcher from Deliver Addis. Western-styled restaurant home delivery – especially involving Mexican food – is a relatively new concept in the Ethiopian ...

31 Jul 2:01 PM 0 Read More...

Five Things You Should Do Before You Start a Business

Business is the thing today!  The high rates of unemployment and underemployment are driving a big number of people to start their own businesses to employ themselves and others. Youth are especially being encouraged to become entrepreneurs. Without proper preparation, guidance/mentorship most businesses hardly live to see/celebrate their first birthdays. Consequently, the proprietors suffer huge losses and are oft...

24 Jul 2:33 PM 0 Read More...

Upgrade Your Skills With A Free Online Course: A List Of Our Top E-Learning Platforms

Upgrade your skills Did you know that you can upgrade your skills and even get accredited from the comfort of your home? Yes, it is possible. There are several hundred of online courses for your to choose from. Most of these are free, while others are often discounted. Here is a list of our top twenty websites for free online courses. Coursera Coursera partners with universities and organizations around the worl...

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