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Consumer demand and e-commerce to drive logistics industry in Africa

DHL expects 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry on the African continent.

Websites that don’t work – eight common mistakes small businesses make online

Tips on boosting your company’s online presence.

Three lessons to be learnt from South African entrepreneurial visionaries

Key takeaways from a recent business event.

Experts share tips for online retail success in sub-Saharan Africa

Major takeaways from February’s 2015 eCommerce Africa conference.

SMEs becoming a growing force in Ethiopia

It is not only large companies benefitting from Ethiopia’s burgeoning economy, which is expected to expand by more than 8% this year.

‘Côte d’Ivoire is back!’ says local DHL head

“The economy is moving in the right direction,” says Serge Gnandji, CFO and acting country manager of DHL Express, Côte d’Ivoire.

Communicating with one of the world’s fastest growing middle class

Companies should be innovative when it comes to marketing on the African continent.

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in Africa will increase by 59% over the next 10 years.

Six essential tips for sound budgeting for small business

From having two budgets to updating regularly – here are six tips every small business owner should take note of.

Miners preparing for a switch to longer-term value creation

Current market conditions are putting mining companies in a quandary, says Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transactions leader.

African private equity firms increasingly able to mobilise much-needed capital

New AVCA report reveals thriving deal and fundraising environment in Africa.

New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models

Brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant.

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs could win $75,000 by applying to 2015 Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize is expanding to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and partner organisations to drive pan-African economic growth to 2020.

Five steps to assess and mitigate business risks

African businesses face a vast array of risks and the correct risk management policies need to be identified and in place.

GDP and population data not enough to predict brand success in Africa

Hard retail data, consumer needs and behaviour, combined with macro-economic datasets, are better indicators of opportunity in African markets.