The Global Women’s Summit is coming to South Africa 8 August 2015! They’re one-day events where women learn from experts, network with each other, discuss women’s issues and enjoy entertainment.
Over the years various studies have found that female entrepreneurs receive smaller loans than their male counterparts but no evidence of gender bias was ever brought to light. Recently, I came across two studies that prove that some of the obstacles women face in gaining access to funding have to do with the different standards
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
Smart and effective collaboration is paramount to your business success as an entrepreneur because the 21st century is all about forging relationships. There is no question that the world is converging and becoming smaller, faster every day. A 2016 PwC study of more than 1,400 CEOs across 83 countries found that they were more
According to McKinsey Global Institute, advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to the global growth by 2025. McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) further reveals that there is lower representation of women in paid work in contrast to their higher representation in unpaid work. At least 75% of the world’s total unpaid care is undertaken by
How often do you stop to celebrate your successes? For the most part, entrepreneurs stay focused on achieving goals but as soon as they reach them, they move straight onto the next plan with little or no time to stop and savor special moments. We are somehow conditioned to be “destination seekers,” defining success in
Have you ever been scared, not because you are in a life threatening situation, but because you are about to make a radical change in your life by taking on a huge business risk or starting a new project? The fear I’m referring to here is the one that is not debilitating, but rather keeps
We’ve heard over and over that entrepreneurship is a key factor to improving growth in developing countries, yet there is slow progress being made in removing stumbling blocks that impede the success and growth of SMEs. So, are there really merits to the claim that small and medium enterprises are engines of economic growth? Well,
Can Africa prosper without a successful manufacturing sector? Personally, I believe manufacturing is one of the mechanisms for driving innovation in Africa. The manufacturing sector is vital for Africa’s economic growth as it spurs development, creates employment, and is a symbol of trade power. If you think about it, the ability to manufacture goods gives