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Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB

WDB Investment Holdings has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, making Seed Engine a 51% black women-owned company...

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What kind of business leaders does Africa need?

Four key skills that business leaders need that will drive growth across the African continent...

By Dr Hischam El-Agamy 2 Aug 2017

Lagos students get GE support in advanced manufacturing

GE will collaborate with the Lagos Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) to train students in advanced manufacturing...

25 Jul 2017

Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs

The third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs has graduated from GE Lagos Garage Training Programme, which provided participants the opportunity to interact with manufacturing technologies...

7 Jul 2017

Skills development in agriculture should be seen as an investment

The population from which agriculture will draw the next several generations of employees will be under 30 years old. It is important that the youth own the skills they need to build a competitive and resilient agriculture sector...

27 Jun 2017

Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

Top African execs choose an MBA

Research into the leadership landscape in key economic hubs in Africa shows that top African execs throughout the continent still choose to pursue an MBA...

23 May 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

Africa's women in business challenge status quo

Even though women make up a little over half of Africa's growing population, they have had little involvement in power and strategic decision-making...

24 Mar 2017

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 20 Mar 2017

Building a team strong enough to carry a brand to success

We know that creating a strong company culture is crucial in order to hire the right employees – and then ensure they're inspired and enabled enough to help reach your business goals...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 20 Jan 2017

#Influencerchange: Think like an influencer

"You can't predict anyone's work load for the day, we pad out our budgets to avoid hiccups down the line and deadlines are just crazy." This description would fit almost any business today...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2016

#Influencerchange: Crucial moments and vital behaviours

The majority of businesses today would say they're customer-centric, or at least that 'the customer comes first'. But many of us forget the most important customers of all - our own employees, who can quickly identify a flaw in our processes before it snowballs through a bad customer experience...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2016

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International

Small startup in a big pond? You got this!

Perhaps the hardest part about being a small startup is that, from the very beginning, you have to compete on the same level as all of the big fish. You have to prove that you are just as worthy of a client's attention and dollars as your more established competitors. This is difficult enough for the big fish themselves, but for a new and tiny startup with a tinier budget? What are you supposed to do? How do you make a name for yourself when you can't spend as much as your competitors?

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 13 Jul 2017

Five success strategies you forgot to implement in your business

As more people ditch the stressful nine to five work life in search of more freedom and self-empowerment, they're following in the footsteps of their mentors. If you're one of those people, it's wonderful that you've found your way out of the corporate rat race in pursuit of loftier goals. Now you need some strategies to shift you deeper into success.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Jul 2017

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations.

7 Jul 2017

How to choose a cleaning service for your business

A clean environment is one of the many great factors that contribute to the success of every business. It is very beneficial to the employees as it enables them to feel more comfortable in the work environment and carry out their work faster. It also attracts clients to the ever-tidy business premises.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 3 Jul 2017

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