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Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius. But just because you’re an original thinker and came up with an idea to replace gasoline in cars doesn’t mean you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur.Read More

5 Qualities of successful entrepreneurs

I’ve often wondered what differentiates successful entrepreneurs from their peers. Here are five qualities that Stephen Key thinks may be involved.

A decade ago, I helped found a business dedicated to helping entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. I’ve mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs since.Read More

Why do businesses fail?

Why do so many new businesses (around 80{6de6520bac878567fcd0b20f0dbb3c7620581fba1ef76900ed00d745ae853531}) fail within the first five years? I have studied a plethora of the reasons that business authorities cite and few are accurate. I suspect new businesses fail for different reasons including the following;

  1. Going into business without fully understanding what is required and what it takes to succeed;
  2. Going into business without a credible road map to follow;Read More
Entrepreneurial Bootcamp series in Mozambique

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector is crucial to Africa’s growth, currently contributing more than 45{6de6520bac878567fcd0b20f0dbb3c7620581fba1ef76900ed00d745ae853531} to employment and 33{6de6520bac878567fcd0b20f0dbb3c7620581fba1ef76900ed00d745ae853531} to GDP (source: ADB). However, SMME’s in Africa face growth, viability and sustainability challenges. Despite Mozambique’s commitment to growing and supporting their country’s SMMEs, these firms continue to face an extremely hostile business environment, including lack of skilled staff, burdensome regulations, tough local economic conditions, lack of finance and the high costs associated with expansion, marketing or employing staff.

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Collaboration vs. Competition

Collaboration vs. Competition may feel like an elementary topic, but if you really think about it– is your tendency to be competitive and make yourself look good or be collaborative to support the industry/ sector excel?

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KBA Featured Entrepreneur for June/ July 2017: Daryl Ndoro

Our KBA Africa Entrepreneur for the month of June is Daryl Ndoro. Daryl Ndoro a serial entrepreneur with a vision and is not afraid to take chances toward the attainment of his goals. Daryl is an entrepreneur with a difference as he has a heart for society and endeavours to ensure that all his engagements have a way of improving society in the long run.Read More

What every first time entrepreneur should know about raising money from investors

By Tawanda Kembo

My company, BitFinance, has raised over $50k from 4 different investors over the last 2 years and as we’re preparing to go for another round of fundraising, I’ve been reflecting on the things that have worked for us, the lessons we’ve learnt and how much easier it would have been if someone had written a blog post that is like the one you’re reading right now.Read More

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The Adge Africa Business incubator programme helps develop and support current and new entrepreneurs to start-up businesses and equip them for survival, longevity and growth as sustainable businesses....

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