Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

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.

Kenya and incentive programmes: An inside perspective

Employee incentives are generally a new concept in Kenya, but businesses that identify their value stand to gain.

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.

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.