Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

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.

African tech investor wants to back rule-breaking, unconventional thinkers

Mbwana Alliy identifies the traits and qualities he looks for in an entrepreneur.

How African companies can get the most out of Generation Y employees

They might be impatient and less loyal, but Gen Y staff also have a lot to offer.

Frida Owinga’s seven tips for entrepreneurs wanting to be the next Dangote

A business coach shares with How we made it in Africa her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Six lessons Nigerian tycoon Hakeem Belo-Osagie has learnt in business

Nigerian businessman on dealing with uncertainty and why relationships are everything.

Entrepreneurs are often more risk-averse than you might think

The fear of failure is a common occurrence in any entrepreneur’s journey.

Investment expert shares 20 lessons for success in business and life

“Luck plays a big role in life, and there is no better way to increase your luck than by knowing as many people as possible.”

What it takes to be a successful industrialist in Africa

Proponents of manufacturing say the sector is a great opportunity for Africa to industrialise and provide jobs to millions of unemployed.

How cash-strapped startups can attract good employees

Attracting and retaining skilled staff is a particular challenge for startups and SMEs.

Three of Kenya’s top business leaders share their tips for success

Business advice from Joanne Mwangi, Lee Karuri and Mugo Kibati.

Are Kenyan companies ignoring government work at their peril?

‘At the end of the day there is more money to be made in doing business with the government.”

Build a brand, nurture it and engage with your audience

Companies need to be intentional about their brand, its positioning and its success in the market.

‘Startups a good place to gain valuable work experience’

“Being in a startup environment also gives you space and autonomy to try ideas.”

Mismatch in franchise industry could be fatal to business success

“Don’t buy a restaurant franchise if you like to go to sleep early.”