Entrepreneurship Articles

Bamenda Cameroon: Idea Validation Workshop

As a young entrepreneur and or wannebe entrepreneur, before you start investing all of the few resources you have, you must validate your idea first.   A lot of young people have failed because they have created an idea or product or service that nobody needed. One of the most important issues to remember as you start your entrepreneurship journey is that your idea, product or service must answer a need. It is in this regard that The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership [...]

Upcoming: Idea Validation Workshop – Buea Cameroon

As a young entrepreneur and or wannebe entrepreneur, before you start investing all of the few resources you have, you must validate your idea first.   A lot of young people have failed because they have created an idea or product or service that nobody needed. One of the most important issues to remember as you start your entrepreneurship journey is that your idea, product or service must answer a need. It is in this regard that The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership [...]

Entrepreneurship & Public Speaking By Chinonso Ogbobu

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & PUBLIC SPEAKING What I am about to say may not sit well with some people, but hey, pardon my rebellion. When some people say entrepreneurship is not public speaking, sometimes I understand what they are saying .... but most times, I don't. The times that I don't understand are usually, for example, when someone finishes delivering on stage a well-articulated view on entrepreneurship, business, or its attendant issues only for someone to smirk and goes ahead to mutter: "Talking is one [...]

REFLEXION: THE AWAKENING OF CAMEROON’S NEW GENERATION

The Young people in Cameroon have definitely come of age. The level of creativity, entrepreneurship, and sense of; self, space and time has tremendously shifted to a higher level. The level capable of moving an entire country into the future. Gradually youths are taking their lives and destinies into their own hands. The more enlightened ones are leading and organizing the others into a dynamic, animated and continuously evolving “new” segment of the Cameroonian society - The Middle Class. Among [...]

The Case of Succession Planning in Africa By Javnyuy Joybert

Have you ever wondered by African Leaders (dictators) cling to power for so long. The truth is if you have ever asked this question, many at times you get frustrated trying to answer the same question you asked. Handing over power has become one of the most difficult things a president can do in Africa with the worst case in Central Africa Region (Tchad, Gabon, Cameroon Central African Republic etc). Do you remember the strong man of Gambia, Yahya [...]

African Young People: Entrepreneurship Requires 2 things by Javnyuy Joybert

Entrepreneurship these days is now like a song and everyone want to be called an entrepreneur or a CEO. Definitely, am among those who believe that entrepreneurship is the game changer for the Cameroon and African economy. If you are about to venture into entrepreneurship or already have a small startup or business, I want you to understand that success in entrepreneurship requires two things that is Value and simplicity. If you want to succeed in entrepreneurship, add value [...]

BBC Radio News Day Interviews Cameroonian Social Entrepreneur

On the 20th of September 2017, BBC Radio News Day cut up with Cameroonian social entrepreneur Javnyuy Joybert to talk about one of his startups that is addressing the issue of poverty among women and youths in rural areas (villages). CAMMICS (Village Bank) is an innovative rural investment micro finance institution (FinTech Social Enterprise) using mobile technology to increase financial inclusiveness in rural areas among rural and semi-urban women and youths who are considered “unbanked” by formal financial institutions [...]

Leadership is the Demarcation Between Success & Failure By Tony Elumelu

Whether in the public or private sector, leadership is the same thing. It is the demarcation between success & failure, development & underdevelopment; poverty & prosperity. So, I welcome every opportunity to discuss & examine this important subject. Today was no exception as I shared with the Nigerian Airforce, Navy a& Army students & the Armed Forces Command & Staff College in Jaji Kaduna State. I will share some excerpts from my remarks this afternoon. 1. Good leaders are [...]

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, [...]