28
Aug 2016
Meet Victoria Mbabazi, the Ugandan Foodpreneur

Victoria Mbabazi  is a Ugandan Entrepreneur. She studied Software Engineering but had a great passion for food. This passion led her to Kahwa2Go, a restaurant that was birthed from the love for coffee. Victoria has been involved in a lot of projects. She has mentored various girls through the Resilient Africa Network as well as being involved with the Women In Technology company in Uganda. Kahwa2Go is a contemporary, quick service, coffee themed café. It’s the best alternative for a quick stop over for a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch......

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28
Jul 2016
Herbert Nderezina, Tackling Africa’s power problem through Renewable energy

Herbert Nderezina is a young Zimbabwean based in the Republic of South Africa. He is determined to solve the energy crisis in Africa through renewable energy innovations. Herbert’s passion for solar stems from concerns about climate change and the belief that solar represents the most practical path to sustainable energy production. Herbert, who was part of the very first season of Dragon’s Den South Africa in 2014, this is a television show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas/innovations in return for an equity cash investment. He pitched his very first......

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28
Jul 2016
18 Steps On How To Become An SME Consultant In Africa

How do you grow your small business consulting practice? What skills do you need? I’ve been a small business consultant a long time, and these are the essentials that have worked for me. I think they’ll work for you, too. Here are 18 steps to becoming a small business consultant. Whether you call yourself a consultant, coach, advisor or mentor, these steps will help you develop skill sets as well as grow your business.   The Coach-Consultant Concept A small business consultant works with clients on strategy, planning and......

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21
Jul 2016
Cohan Nnanta

In February 2015, a young man was armed with just a Twitter account, an Instagram account, and an eye for vintage classy designs. In spite of the odds, he used these weapons to start his vintage fashion business. Today he is one of the fastest selling vintage clothing retailers in Nigeria. That young man is Cohan Nnanta Meet Cohan Nnanta (@Cohannnn), the CEO, Creative officer and Marketing Manager of Retrocode. Retrocode is a vintage /retro clothing brand that bridges the gap between fashion from the past and contemporary fashion.......

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10
Jul 2016
Women empowerment Afropreneur

We have seen firsthand that investing in women empowerment is good for the economy and for business. Women and Girls are one of the most powerful catalysts for change in the world today. In spite of this, the African woman continues to face not just an epidemic of poverty, but also strenuous and heavy work load. Women play a very critical role in food processing and production. Be that as it may,  their right to access, use, control and ownership of land  and other essential resources are limited in......

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01
Jul 2016
Meet Momarr Taal, the Gambian #Afropreneur

The next guest on the Afropreneur Podcast is Momarr Taal (@MalykaDON). He is an entrepreneur from Gambia and the Founder and Managing Director of Tropingo Foods, an agro processing company involved in groundnut and mango processing and export with focus on social inclusion and value chain development. Tropingo employs 100 seasonal staff, 70% of whom are women and is the largest exporter of groundnut in Gambia. Momarr Taal, who started business at the age of 17, is also a social entrepreneur recognized by the World Bank, UNDP, US State Department (GES2015), GEIPA,......

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24
Jun 2016
Lemi Ghariokwu & Fela's Entrepreneurship Lesson

I had heard of all the things Lemi Ghariokwu had done and I expected to see a different man, anything else but the man I saw. He was humble, playful and above all, a storyteller. He reminded me of Nike Okundaye. That woman is amazing. Lemi smiled and laughed effortlessly. He spoke with passion and enthusiasm. He told me many stories about his life. The particular story that stood out for me is the one I am about to share. In 1974, Lemi’s destiny was changed because he took......

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20
Jun 2016
Building the Right Team

No startup or business can be successful or sustainable without a good team.  The most valuable asset of any startup are the people/personalities that come together to form the team. The challenge is to not only assemble the right mix or personalities but to also leverage of the strength of each of the people that make up the team. First of all, what are the Qualities of a good team? Trust: Each team member has to have confidence in the others’ ability to get the job done. Synergy: A......

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08
Jun 2016

THE AFROPRENEUR NETWORK LAUNCHES A PLATFORM TO SPOTLIGHT ENTREPRENEURS DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA PRESS RELEASE: 8th August, 2016: Lagos, Nigeria – Despite the challenges of doing business in Africa, the number of SMEs are increasing by the day. Who tells their stories? Who advocates for them?   The Afropreneur has announced the launching of a platform for African Entrepreneurs – http://www.theafropreneur.net   The Founder, Uwem Uwemakpan, an IT Consultant and Serial Entrepreneur, speaking at the launch stated that it is imperative that attention needs to be given Entrepreneurs doing business in Africa as our problems are quite diverse and peculiar......

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