Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

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.”

Business advice from a monk turned entrepreneur

Co-founder of Regenesys Business School shares lessons he learnt from his years as a Buddhist monk.

Stop trying to control people or make them happy

“Companies are most productive when they harness – not hobble – the intelligence of their employees.”

Africa’s top three young entrepreneurs share their secrets to success

Anzisha Prize winners show that age has nothing to do with business success.

Have a clear brand message, and stay true to it

To connect with consumers, brands must have a clear picture of their target audience.