Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

Franchising: red flags and opportunities

How we made it in Africa speaks to experts about what entrepreneurs should know before becoming a franchisee in Africa.

Divine Ndhlukula’s 10 steps to grow a successful enterprise

Divine Ndhlukula, founder of Securico in Zimbabwe, shares the business lessons she has learnt that have helped grow her company.

Nairobi Java House CEO shares secrets behind chain’s success

Java’s CEO Kevin Ashley shares with How we made it in Africa the reasons for the company’s success.

Why entrepreneurs should think small, not big

Great rewards can come from smaller risks and smaller disruptions.

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.

Is your risk-aversion hampering growth?

Recent economic turbulence has forced many companies to challenge their propensity for risk-taking.

Top entrepreneur shares advice on finding investment and retaining employees

How we made it in Africa speaks to Hans van Aardt, founder of software company Microworks.

How to write and present an effective elevator pitch

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “I’m going to give a long speech today. I haven’t had time to prepare a short one.”

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

Johan Kilian talks about his decision to become a Pie City franchisee.

Sporting background can give entrepreneurs an edge

Entrepreneur says playing sports taught her to be disciplined in business.

Five reasons to implement your own grand business vision for Africa

Let’s be honest: Africa is rising, but most Africans are still figuring out how to catch up.

Five ways success will look different by 2020

The economy is changing, and that means our vision of success should as well.

Are South Africans seen as too arrogant when doing business on the continent?

“There is a wariness about South Africans and how they do business.”

Is your business on target? Half year check-list for business owners

Businesses which do not allocate time mid-year to reflect and plan are running the risk of not operating at their full potential.