There is a considerable debate about the value of a business plan as a predictor of success in a new venture. As a result, many entrepreneurs opt to take their products or services to market by improvising along the way rather than waste time on elaborate business plans. While there is validity in a notion
Despite various challenges that Africa is facing, it is still home to seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Therefore, it continues to be one of the most desirable investment destinations. So, if you are eager and ready to seize business opportunities on the continent, here is what you should know.
Economists project that by 2060, Africa’s middle class population, which is currently about 300 million people, will triple to about 1 billion people. This will without a doubt present a lucrative market for products and services that all companies, including multinationals, are eager to access. In his book, The Fortune at the Bottom of the
How do you really know if you are on the right track in your business? Is it about how much profits your business generates, the number of employees you have, the size of your entity, your personal or financial worth or market value of your business? Is it about your profile on Forbes’ list of
According to a study conducted by Womenable, as of 2016 it is estimated that there are now over 11.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, employing nearly 9 million people and generating over $1.6 trillion in revenues. In essence, the number of women-owned firms in the U.S has increased by 45%, between 2007 and
With South Africa currently experiencing tough economic conditions, high inflation and a difficult monetary policy environment, is it really a good time to start a business? Although the economy is expected to recover and hopefully grow in 2017, times are extremely hard. Corporations are shedding jobs, negotiating lower rates on contracts and spending less due
Women – Symbol of strength, courage and tenacity March 8, marks International Women’s day where we celebrate womanhood. During this period we reflect on where we come from and sacrifices other women have made for us to be where we are today. Hence we honor and recognize the courage and tenacity of women who
Tumi Frazier is the founder and driving force behind the Tumi Frazier Foundation. Her Remarkable Men Program focuses on mentorship and guidance. Click to watch a quick look into who is Tumi Frazer.
Meet Peter Burdin, former BBC African Bureau Editor, a mentor for the Tumi Frazier Foundation’s Remarkable Men Program. He talks success stories, Michelle Obama and much more about Africa’s potential and the many misconceptions here. Click to watch his insights and passion for developing men in Africa, or apply to become a mentor yourself to
I received this on Mother’s Day from Themba, one of the mentees a the Tumi Frazier Foundation’s Remarkable Men Program. Watch the video clip of Thabo below to see what a Remarkable Man he is! Themba Happy Mothers Day to you! This is not just a day for every mother but fair and deserving mothers