Five Things You Should Do Before You Start a Business

Entrepreneurship is the in-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 ...

16 Oct 2:33 PM 0 Read More...

How to Become the Best at What You Do

The world is an overwhelmingly large playing field with too many players. Sadly, it isn’t a level field. There is always somebody with more qualifications and experience, more connections, and more resources at their disposal. That is your competition. To be able to rise to the top takes sacrifice, it takes hard work and unlike what your friends have told you, even when you get to the top, the struggle never stops...

16 Sep 8:31 PM 0 Read More...

Start-up snapshot: Using artificial intelligence to improve education

M-Shule (meaning “mobile school” in Swahili) is a Kenyan edtech platform, designed specifically for primary school students across sub-Saharan Africa. The company uses artificial intelligence to create and deliver personalised learning programmes to students via SMS. Claire Mongeau, founder of M-Shule, told How we made it in Africa about how she financed the company and the biggest risks facing the business. ...

23 Aug 12:37 PM 0 Read More...

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...
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