Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

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.

Jannie Mouton’s seven tips for bouncing back from failure

Jannie Mouton talks about how he managed to pick himself up after being fired, and start one of South Africa’s most successful companies.

Five e-commerce tips from industry experts

Thoughts by industry professionals about starting, and growing, an e-commerce store.

How and where to access Africa’s growth

How can investors access Africa’s growth efficiently and effectively?

Entrepreneurs to think differently about new year resolutions

“While many people have made various resolutions for 2015, yours, as an entrepreneur, may be a little different to others.”

Targeting the African consumer: Why size often matters

According to Michael Wood, founder of Aperio, a common mistake made by consumer-facing companies in Africa is getting their product sizes wrong.

Avoiding common business mistakes in 2015

Many business owners repeat simple mistakes that could have been avoided.

Three tips for marketing to consumers in townships

How we made it in Africa asked Anisa Kale to share some of her advice for strategically marketing to lower-end consumers in townships.

Surviving bankruptcy: An entrepreneur’s tips for dealing with business failure

“The way one gets out of a big hole in business, is very simple – stop digging,” says Maneesh Garg.

20 thought-provoking quotes by African entrepreneurs in 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, How we made it in Africa highlights some words of wisdom from African entrepreneurs.

Alan Knott-Craig Jr on why entrepreneurs should marry young

South Africa’s Alan Knott-Craig Jr explains how getting married at 25 helped him as an entrepreneur.

How to be a better boss

One key to successful delegation is to coach team members on making and executing critical decisions.

How to become an African success story: Six tips from Zambeef’s boss

“There was no empire in the beginning I can assure you of that,” said Francis Grogan, co-founder and CEO of Zambeef.

Bravery and a diet of humble pie: Mi-Fone CEO’s 10 tips for African entrepreneurs

Alpesh Patel shares some of the lessons he has learnt over the years in entrepreneurship.

Driving consumer engagement in Africa

Four key considerations to successfully drive consumer engagement in Africa.