Tag: African entrepreneur


09
Feb 2017
How To Overcome The Hardest Part Of Entrepreneurship: Getting Started

We spend the majority of our young lives having others motivate and direct us – from parents and teachers pushing us to excel at learning, to peers inspiring us to push our limits and discover what we’re truly capable of, to loved ones causing us to look deeper into ourselves and develop who we are as a person, and where our moral compass points. It’s understandably jarring when that’s all yanked out from under us during an important time, and there are few more familiar with that feeling than entrepreneurs. For many,......

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25
Jan 2017
How to Build the Perfect Startup Ecosystem

We know what you’re thinking. Being an entrepreneur, you have more than enough on your plate to keep you busy. Despite your hectic schedule, you should always make time to not only build your own company, but build the community that surrounds your company. The success of your company is highly dependent on the ecosystem it thrives it! Whether it is your locality, your city or your country – you can do your part to make it better. Here’s how: Speak up Every industry has problem areas. Where there are problem areas,......

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14
Jan 2017
Meet Olatorera Oniru, intent on Building an Online Fashion Empire

Olatorera Oniru is an assiduous entrepreneur passionate about all things Africa. As CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, she is currently leading initiatives to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history whereby we would rely less on importation and innovate more with natural resources and citizenry capabilities. A member of The National Scholars Honor Society USA, Olatorera flourished her career working for two Fortune Top 5 companies namely Bank of America Merrill Lynch and General Electric. She also worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Lars Magnus Ericsson, as a global consultant and later......

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13
Jan 2017
Resources and Tools to Help You Name Your Business

This article was shared from articles.bplans.com and we thought it would be of value to you!!! If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. While the way you choose to register your business will impact the choices you have when it comes to picking what to name your new business, sometimes you may need a little help with the initial brainstorming. I’ve compiled a list of tools and resources for helping you name your business, from name generators to sites that will......

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12
Jan 2017
Introducing Ayissi, One of Africa's most creative Fashion designer

We would love to introduce you to Ayissi Nga Jospeh-Marie, creator of the Brand Wazal! Ayissi has just announced his new collection for 2017 called “Ova Tété” This collection is inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘ova’ which means bigger and noble person. And Tété which refers to chic and bourgeois. In addition, the word chic here is used to describe the amazing and modern appearance of the clothings. Meaning those who patronize him have good taste. The materials used in this collection are of the best quality, including first choice wax (African print) from......

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28
Nov 2016
Meet Adeola Bojuwoye, a Tech Entrepreneur with a passion for Africa

Adeola Bojuwaye has always had the entrepreneurial drive from when he was a child. He made caps, CD shelves, sold recharge cards and run computer training courses in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Although his father turned down the opportunity to invest in his computer training school due to lack of experience, that didnt deter him one bit. In 2010, he and his co-founder got their first opportunity to build a real world solution. They developed a software to help address the operational issues at a small property firm in Stockport. With this milestone......

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15
Nov 2016
That important legal agreement to safeguard African Founders, co-Founders, and Start-ups

From over 5 years of practice, I have noticed one extremely important legal agreement that most start-ups in Africa are either unaware of or haven’t fully taken advantage of. This agreement is referred to as “the Vesting Agreement”. Quickly, before we go into the nitty-gritty of a vesting agreement, I will like to explain what a “vesting” is and what are “vesting agreements or clauses”, strictly in the context of its functionality to an African start-up. Vesting is a process by which benefits, privilege, authority, rights, or interest in an asset or......

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13
Nov 2016
Meet Jean-Patrick Ehouman, the Ivorian Entrepreneur who loves to gives back

Jean-Patrick Ehouman is an Ivorian Tech Entrepreneur and rising african leader working on global issues in Africa. He is concerned by local softwares and apps and also african content. Basically a software architect, he is running Akendewa, a tech NGO and Tech Hub he started in 2009 and where his team and him are engaged in producing community apps (health, election, social engagement, …) and teaching young Africans how to use technologies for entrepreneurship and culture of peace. His organisation is the biggest tech community in Francophone Africa with more than 1000......

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17
Oct 2016
Started a Start-Up? These Tips Can Keep Users Visiting

Last month, I wrote an article on “The Afroprenuer” titled “Attracting and retaining your first users as a virtual start-up”. Now, this month, I’ll be writing on important tips that can literally move your business from hundreds to thousands or millions of customers (or users for technology start-ups). As a recap, in the previous article, which was centered on research carried out on five successful start-ups: Konga, Jumia, Uber, Airbnb, and Jobberman, we explored three main points for attracting and retaining first customers, which are: Think like your customer and market, create......

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