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Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey from teacher to education entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa speaks to Lizzie Wanyoike, CEO of the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies.

People on the move: Austine Odhiambo, Retail Network Manager, Engen Kenya

“I admire US business mogul Donald Trump for his resilience.”

Why entrepreneurs should think small, not big

Great rewards can come from smaller risks and smaller disruptions.

From Egypt to Zimbabwe: Seeing profits where others see instability

“Investors should focus on positioning themselves on the right side of policy, as opposed to politics.”

African CEOs are in the mood for partnerships

Nearly 50% of CEOs plan to pursue a joint venture or a new strategic alliance in the coming year.

How Java became East Africa’s largest coffee chain

How we made it in Africa talks to Kevin Ashley to find out how he built Nairobi Java House into the success story it is today.

Why it’s prime time to invest in Egypt now

Business research company Infomineo explains why it decided to set up its second African office in Egypt.

Mark Mobius: The role of technology in accelerating emerging markets’ growth

Technology is linking potential customers to markets at a rate that would have seemed impossible even a decade ago

Meet the Boss: Kevin Ashley, CEO, Nairobi Java House

“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”

Facebook in Africa: A mobile story

Facebook has announced that it has reached 100m monthly active users in Africa.

Making sense of Africa’s middle class

New study challenges some commonly held perceptions about the size of Africa’s middle class.

The science and art of valuing a small business

Accurately evaluating how much a business is worth is the most challenging part of the buying and selling process.

Why a brand is not simply your company’s name or logo

“Brand is the business of business,” says Kenya’s Eva Muraya.

‘No secret to doing business in Africa,’ says Nakumatt MD Atul Shah

“Just deliver your promises to customers and respect the cultural norms.”

Meet the Boss: Robin Miller, MD, Real Estate Investments Zambia

“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”