Tag: African


31
Jul 2017
BMC-Business Plan Afropreneur POdcast Web

Driving home from one of Startup Grind Lagos’s meetup we had a discussion with one of the participating entrepreneurs which evolved into an interesting argument and now, an Afropreneur topic: Business Model Canvas vs Business Plan. Why do we need business plans? Why not stick with a Business Model Canvas (BMC)? When should Business plans be drafted? Who needs to see the business plan? So what is the difference between a BMC and a Business Plan? The difference is the level of detail! A business plan can reach up......

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03
Jul 2017
Disruption Afropreneur POdcast Web

Recently, we attended an event and different buzzwords flew over our heads. Words like invention, innovation, disruption and very recently “innovention”. So we thought to talk about it. Many people have coined words around innovation. Most of these words are to explain and buttress the significance of innovation to the African entrepreneur. We had a conversation on the meaning of these different buzzwords and how they affect us as entrepreneurs. Disruption and innovation does not occur in a vacuum. They only happen when you identify a need to be solved.......

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21
Jun 2017
Copying Afropreneur POdcast Web

Dear Afropreneurs, Last week we discussed some of the lessons we learned at last month’s Startup Grind Lagos meetup and one statement struck us. A statement by Pradeep Pahalwani – “Do not be afraid to copy and paste in business” (You should purchase the full recording here) We thought this was quite profound and decided to discuss it this week. Many successful businesses have been born from copying and many have died as well. Is it morally okay to copy or is copying totally wrong? Is there an unspoken......

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06
Jun 2017
multitasking Afropreneur POdcast Web

Hello Everyone! It’s been a while and we thoroughly apologize. This week we are focusing on ‘Multitasking’, is multitasking the best way to handle tasks? is it efficient? Does multitasking help you achieve more? Does multitasking equate productivity? What are the alternatives to multitasking? Is it safe to text while driving? I am sure you’ll be wondering how relevant this is to businesses. Let me explain, last week I sent an email to a client (easy stuff) but I forgot to add an attachment, just because my mind was......

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