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African Young People: Improving Your Entrepreneurial Venture By Javnyuy Joybert

With few years  (6) of experience as Business Trainer/Consultant and as an entrepreneur myself with 3 failed startups I have come to understand that the problems facing African entrepreneurs is not how to start or run their business but, the problem is how to stay successful, productive & profitable in their businesses as years go by. with google, business & entrepreneurship blogs/platforms here and there, we already have more than sufficient information on almost everything about entrepreneurship & business, what [...]

Entrepreneurs: Test Your Work Ethics (Do You Have Work Ethics?) By Chinonso Ogbobu

I can tell the kind of an entrepreneur you are and how serious you are about that which you seek by reviewing your work ethics. Your work ethics is one of the litmus tests of a true entrepreneur. You can't claim your are serious about building a great company and driving your idea big if you operate with an epileptic work culture. That's an oxymoron!   Also Read: Tony Elumelu: Heartfelt Words to the Next Generation of African Leaders   Champions work harder, longer, smarter, faster, [...]

International Youth Day: Youth Should be the Fulcrum to the Development Aspirations of Africa

According to the 2016 Youth Development Index, there are 1.8billion people below 30 years. This puts those in that age Cohort at 46% of the world's population. Today, I celebrate the works of gallant young people across the world who are contributing to making their communities and countries a better place for all. UNESCO reports that by 2030 ,many young people will graduate from school without skill set they will need to acquire jobs. Over the years, Africa's education [...]

Tony Elumelu: Heartfelt Words to the Next Generation of African Leaders

  Heartfelt words to the next generation of African leaders - Tony Elumelu "Last week in DC, I spoke from the heart to a group of 1000 young Africans at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows Summit My message was this: To the young Africans of today, the future belongs to you. You must seize the future to shape the destiny of our continent You must refuse to be a complaining generation, this must be a DOING generation. We talk and we complain far [...]

5 reasons why Collaboration is the sustainable way forward: Social Entrepreneurs & impact Startups in Africa

  5 reasons why Collaboration and not Competition is the sustainable way forward for social entrepreneurs and impact startups in Africa We all know the saying if you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together. This actually ties up with the popular expatiation of the word TEAM: Together, Everyone, Achieves, More. This article wants to explore some 5 reasons why it is more than high time for collaboration and not competition to be [...]

10 Very Amazing Cameroonian Startups (Tech) to Observe this 2017

Young entrepreneurs & innovators across Cameroon are harnessing digital technology to develop new solutions to tackle social and economic challenges in Cameroon and make life easier. These startups are making a positive difference to people’s lives, communities and creating social change at a national level. These are some tech startups to watch out in 2017   1. Bongalo Bongalo is a mobile app that helps to provide information about houses to let in the towns and cities of Cameroon. It also helps [...]

Young People: How to Go from a Dreamer to a Doer (Achiever) By Javnyuy Joybert

Is good to have dreams as a young person, I always say it will cost you nothing to dream but it will cost you everything not to dream but it will be costlier if you stay as a dreamer. Every young person in Africa with a sound mindset have something he/she want to achieve in life but unfortunately many dreams have just ended up as dreams. As young people, we should not be stuck in the pattern of dreaming. To [...]

The Myths of Business Plan & Business Model By Sayo Peter Akinbowale

    Hey there! It's weekend and I'm loving it. How has your Friday been? This is another long post but, if you gained nothing after reading it let me know how much data you use to read it, I'll pay. If you've not read my first post Business Plan Versus Business Model, I'll encourage you to do so now. In the first post, we established the relationships between these two (2) business tools and in today's post I'm pointing you to some myths around [...]

8 Ways to Avoid Distractions & Get Things Done

1. Get clarity on what you want. 2. Brainstorm possible roadblocks and try to minimize them. 3. Seek outside counsel (coaches, lawyers, mentors). 4. Build a written timeline and have easy access to it by saving it on your phone. 5. Be accountable by having checkpoints with a peer, boss, client or customer. 6. Mentally own your project and take responsibility for any problems that arise. 7. Don’t get too bogged down in the details. 8. Visualize the end result. This article originally appeared in SUCCESS magazine.

African Young People: 7 Financial Habits of Successful Small Business Owners

1. Regularly review finances -- 69 percent of small business owners do this. weekly and monthly financial reviews are an exercise in understanding the frequency and scale of your business operations and the extent to which your business may be growing or at risk due to clients who pay late. 2. Maintain a budget -- 47 percent of small business owners do this. A budget is simply an expectation for business results. At the beginner level, make a budget on the first [...]