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AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to help youth access employment

MasterCard Foundation is partnering with MSU for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab which will support 15,000 young people in Nigeria and Tanzania to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...

18 May 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 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

Get an outside view on your entrepreneurial business

Entrepreneurs, regardless of their business cycle or success, can benefit from an outsider reviewing their business and its processes says Kobus Engelbrecht, spokesperson for the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year competition...

4 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

Setting growth projections from your marketing plan

Setting realistic growth projections is one of the most important and challenging aspects of running a business. One of the issues is that future growth rates will be profoundly impacted by your marketing plan. Unfortunately, too many businesses fail to make realistic projections...

By Ryan Kh 16 Mar 2017

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2017

Diarise National Small Business Chamber Summit in February

The National Small Business Chamber Summit, one of Africa's largest entrepreneurial events offers over 100 sessions and seminars to help entrepreneurs grow their business. It takes place on 15-16 February...

20 Jan 2017

Six benefits of entrepreneurship that are sure to surprise you

Entrepreneurship is often touted as the best way to live your life. You get to work from home, be your own boss, and work only when you feel like it...

By Ryan Kh 4 Jan 2017

Holidays essential for entrepreneurs

As many entrepreneurs contemplate taking a holiday or skipping the break and catching up on work, current thinking indicates that the break will provide more than relaxation and bonding time; it can also provide perspective...

23 Dec 2016

How can you make sure your business is relevant in five years' time?

You walk into a job interview and the first question you are asked is not about your experience or best attributes but rather: "Why is your best friend your best friend"..?

By Steven Cohen 24 Nov 2016

Company identity and your start-up: how to cultivate a winning culture

Culture - it can make or break an otherwise viable business. It's that personality that drives performance, that special something that draws people to want to be part of an organisation...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 14 Jul 2016

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International

Four steps to take when your employee is arrested for a crime

Imagine sitting in your office thinking of creative ways you can increase your company's profits and you get a phone call (or just sipping your morning coffee at work and the headline pops up): your employee has just been arrested.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 6 hours ago

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU (SU) Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge (GIC).

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

A guide to expertly mastering negotiation in five simple steps

If perfected, the art of negotiation will bring significant benefits in the workplace and help to achieve optimum results. It's a skill that will improve and develop the output of micro and macro projects, help with coming to proposal and budget agreements with prospective clients, and provide confidence when requesting a pay rise.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 May 2017

Things to consider when it comes to starting a business internationally

While starting your business in the United States is a routine matter if you are an American citizen, there are many more things to consider when starting a business in another country.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Apr 2017

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