Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

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.

Is your business ready to go ‘bossless’?

In a connected economy, every employee should be seen as a node, an expert in their own domain.

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.