Social Venture Capital For Your Social Entreprise

Are you looking for funding to help kick start your social enterprise? We have compiled a list of organizations and foundations that are providing social capital to social entrepreneurs like you. Anzisha Prize: For innovative young entrepreneurs based in Africa. Acumen Fund: Focus on solving problems of global poverty through loans and equity in India, Pakistan and East and South Africa. Tony Elumely Fo...

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Five Branding Mistakes You Should Avoid In Your Small Business

Small and medium enterprises tend to underestimate the power of branding. This must rank as one of the deadliest mistakes in the world of making business. You have most likely read about the branding failures of large businesses in the news – those massive errors that spelled doom for once successful ventures. While not making headlines, the collapse of small businesses are more common. Studies reveal that 63% of ...

15 May 6:38 AM 0 Read More...

Africa – a hub of opportunities waiting to be unlocked

The global economy is no doubt facing some major challenges. Sluggish growth, leading to stagnant global trade, subdued investment and increasing policy uncertainty world-wide, are just a few. Further to this, with economies worldwide on the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is expected to drive significant change to global industries and business models, there is also major concern around jobs of the fut...

04 May 10:17 AM 0 Read More...

10 African business leaders share the best advice they’ve ever received

1. Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica The best advice ever is to, “Always be willing to make mistakes because they are the ones that make you grow the fastest and learn the most in the shortest amount of time”. When we first started MallforAfrica it was about door-to-door delivery. It was the only form of delivery we would do. I was so convinced that everyone would want their packages delivered to their homes....

24 Apr 2:25 PM 0 Read More...

Winging it: The man behind Nairobi’s first chicken wings only fast-food joint

The idea for Paul Kihiko’s fast-food restaurant brand Wing It, which specialises in chicken wings, was born over a lunch with friends. “When the waiter came to the table with the menu, it had all the usual items: burgers, chicken, everything. But everybody somehow decided to take chicken wings – the whole table. So I thought, why not start something because it’s a business I have seen working very well in Eu...

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