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entrepreneurship: Latest News
Ann Brown, 5:04 pm AFKI Original
Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Emmanuel Bonoko is not simply focused on building a successful business. He is also trying to improve and empower his community. The 26-year-old is the founder of EBonoko Holdings, a media consulting, public relations and events company, which employs five people. His company, established in 2014, counts Hewlett Packard and Intel among its clients. He also founded the EBonoko Foundation, a social enterprise that hosts empowerment events such as book drives and career expos.
Ann Brown, 2:41 am AFKI Original
Shaleen Manhire Nullens has been working since she was 14, beginning a long road that now sees her reach her potential as a successful serial entrepreneur. From difficulty and necessity, she has managed to rise from the ashes into a highly successful business person with multiple businesses under her belt and more in her future sights. Nullens tells an inspiring story of making a comeback and fighting to be successfu
Kurt Davis Jr., 6:27 pm AFKI Original
The announcement by the Burkina Faso government last month regarding the launch of a $819 million jobs plan speaks to the diverging takeaways on the country’s growth. The plan includes the building of medical facilities, roads, schools and water infrastructure, while funds will be disseminated to the public via distributions to small and medium-sized businesses in an effort to create jobs and combat militancy.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:22 am AFKI Original
Starting a company is never simple, but in some places it is far easier to start a business than it is in others. Africa is no different, and due to a number of factors such as regulation, requirements and government incentives, establishing a business in one part of the continent is not comparable to another. The World Bank recently ranked economies using various factors, and one of those was the ease of starting a business. Here are 12 sub-Saharan African countries where it is easiest to start a tech business.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:36 am AFKI Original
African entrepreneurs continue to be the a positive influence on economies and communities across the continent, as they strive to make their businesses work and solve problems experienced by fellow Africans. Successful entrepreneurs have a great deal of wisdom to share with others, and often employ revolutionary tactics or a specific mindset in order to bring their ideas to life. Here are 12 revolutionary tactics and mindsets employed by African entrepreneurs in their own words.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original
Entrepreneurship is an important part of African economies, as an increasing number of individuals become business owners in an effort to provide for their families and create jobs for others. But starting and sustaining a business is not an easy task, and those African entrepreneurs who make it work build up knowledge and experience that can help others to tread the same path successfully. We gathered 8 pieces of valuable advice from entrepreneurs throughout Africa.
Kevin Mwanza, 1:25 am
“We’re the biggest shoe-shine company in Africa,” Lere Mgayiya, 40 year-old founder and owner of Lere’s Shoe Shine that operates in major South African airports, says without sounding arrogant. Lere’s firm shines nearly 600 pair of shoes across three airports in the Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and employs 45 people. And he estimates the business rakes in between $142,600 and $178,000 a year.
Dana Sanchez, 3:45 pm
U.S. President Barack Obama landed in Nairobi at 8 p.m. local time, and he ran down the stairs of Air Force One to meet his half sister. Kenya is in the grip of Obama-mania. People gathered on footbridges near the airport to try catch a glimpse of him. Parts of the country are in lock down.“To some Kenyans, it’s everything. People are glued to TV screens to see him arrive at the airport,” said the actor who is playing Obama in a performance being staged in Kenya.
Dana Sanchez, 4:48 pm
U.S. residents Rick and Wendy Walleigh quit high-tech jobs, took their work experience from Silicon Valley to Swaziland, then wrote a book about it. They joined TechnoServe, a Washington, D.C.-based company that promotes business solutions to poverty. Wendy used her marketing skills and involvement in the U.S. youth organization, Junior Achievement, to launch a similar program there.
Anna B. Wroblewska, 4:25 am AFKI Original
With so many businesses in Africa headed by women, it is only natural that this enterprising spirit would pervade the ranks of the investment world as well. The future of African business and private equity, then, should be increasingly female. There is, of course, progress to be made, but the consensus is that African women are poised for the challenge.
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