Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, launched a 10-year entrepreneurship program worth $100 million in 2015 with a goal to support 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the program has already helped more than 7,500 entrepreneurs of African descent.
Three African American entrepreneurs -- Harrison Beacher, Ryan Butler, and Keith James -- have all had their success as individuals. But when they decided to merge together to form their Washington, DC-based real estate firm suitably called Coalition Properties Group(CPG), the sky has been their limit. In fact, they have yet to reach their first year together as business partners and they're already on track to reach $100 million in sales!
After successfully raising over $23K on Kickstarter, entrepreneur Jeneba Barrie has officially launched her line of diverse and inclusive luxury skin-tone (nude) shoes. The Jeneba Barrie Nude Footwear collection is dedicated to redefining the meaning of “nude”...
Someone asked me the other day why I thought it was necessary to make the Sasai App available in different African languages. “What is the point?” he reasoned. “Most people who use digital platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter, do so in English, French or Portuguese. They are educated. They don’t need languages like Shona, Ndebele and Yoruba. You are just wasting money; they will not bother to even use it.”
I was so deeply saddened by what he said.
For me this was an elitist mindset forged by the colonial era, when we were forced, almost brainwashed, to look down on things our own people do. Even though some African countries have been independent 60+ years, many of our people continue to hold this type of mindset!
Let me start with a simple question: “Which is the bigger market, Nigeria (200m+) or Botswana (2m+)? Answer: “It depends on what you are selling”. An experienced entrepreneur does not see the size of a market in terms of the number of people in the market, but always in terms of what you are selling! Understanding your market is crucial before you can even begin to develop your marketing strategy. Who is supposed to buy this product of yours?
In the past 20 years digital economy businesses have erupted because of the rise of mobile Internet, creating global titans that have become household names. These include Google ($891.3bn, USA), Facebook ($554.2bn, USA), Amazon ($893.3bn, USA), Tencent ($405.4bn, China), Alibaba ($473.8bn, China), Baidu ($37.7bn, China), Uber ($46bn, USA), Grab (est $14bn, Singapore). These companies have a combined market capitalization of about $3.7tn, compared to the world’s 10 largest oil companies ($1.8tn) and the top 10 mining companies ($576bn).
Is using social media making people unhappy? Evidence is mounting that there is a link between social media and depression. In several recent studies, teenage and young adult users who spend the most time on Instagram, Facebook and other platforms were shown to have a substantially (from 13 to 66 percent) higher rate of reported depression than those who spent the least time.
You must forgive to cleanse your heart. You can't change the past, nobody can go back in time and avoid situations that hurt us, I am sure that many of us would like to do it to fix what we did wrong and avoid the pain, but it is impossible!
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a mysterious but great man to have surfaced on the earth. He is a preacher, inventor, innovator, Physicist, Chemist, Biologist, agriculturalist, philanthropist and the Star of Africa. He is the world’s greatest multi-dimentional scientist and technologist of all times and has carried out the greatest philanthropic activity in Ghana. He funds all these exercises with revenue from his numerous investments.
Almost everything in this world runs on sales. You are selling either a service or a product. For Daniel Choudry, he believes everyone can sell as long as he can get your attitude changed. His an author and calls himself a “sales warrior from East Africa” Personally he has been selling since 2007 while at the university. With background in Business Administration, majoring in marketing from Makerere University Business Institute (MUBS) and a Masters in Marketing to horn his skills in sales indeed you can tell he has no regrets.
In 2013, Adobe conducted a comprehensive research study and found that 76% of marketers believe that marketing changed more in the past 2 years than in the previous 50. Digital technologies were changing rapidly, impacting how marketers build their strategies and market to their audiences. Today, fast digital innovation has been replaced with the strategic implementation of new technologies in marketing.
As companies scale back on expensive, benefit-heavy workforce, they're increasingly turning to outside--freelance--help. If you've got expertise in the right areas, there's a good chance you can parlay it into a freelance career by sharing your knowledge and skills with a variety of clients.
Today companies need the latest data at their fingertips, without it they limit their agility and ability to maneuver potential competition, says Alasdair Parsonson, Technical Expert at Data Intelligence for Hitachi Vantara