Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

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.

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.