Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ category

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.

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.”