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QuickBooks is proud to announce the launch of QuickBooks 2015

QuickBooks is proud to announce the arrival of QuickBooks 2015, their latest software release that boasts a number of user-friendly enhancements.

Rabbit farming a winner for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We are making more money from rabbits than what cattle farmers make.”

Emirates – the national airline of Africa?

“There is always business to be done in Africa,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates.

Meet the Boss: Abhilash Bajpai, director, Radian Stores

“You have to be honest – honest to your profession, to your company and to your target customers. If you can do that it is the first step to success.”

Akili Dada – grooming young women to become movers and shakers

Akili Dada seeks to address the need for greater representation of women in leadership roles in Africa.

How to crowdfund your business to success

In the world of fundraising, the new hot topic is crowdfunding, where entrepreneurs fund a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people online, most notably using platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

Ex-banker trades cushy Bank of America job for the family business in Kenya

“Here I can be a big fish in a small pond.”

Africans flock to South Africa in search of the perfect body

Agencies specialising in medical safaris say they have seen a surge in African customers.

Do the reports on ‘Africa rising’ really reflect reality?

I am very positive about Africa. However, I am also sceptical about the various reports being produced that market the ‘Africa rising’ narrative.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes sees opportunities for low-cost air travel in Africa

“Connectivity between Africa and Asia is very poor. That is something I’d love to get into.”

How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licence by recognising the informal economy

“I understood the informal sector was real.”

Meet the Boss: Karl Westvig, CEO, AFB

“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”

AfricaCom: 11–13 November 2014

AfricaCom, Africa’s premier communications congress and exhibition returns to Cape Town on 11-13 November for its biggest and best year yet.

Entrepreneur Expo: 18–19 November 2014

The 5th Entrepreneur Expo and Conference is taking place on 18-19 November at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.