Many workplaces have huge signs splashed across their entrances boldly proclaiming SAFETY as their No.1 priority but I would be worried if I found myself working in such an outfit. I’ll be worried because in all honesty no business owner sets up just to make safety his/her number one priority.
Anyone who's been to Abuja knows that it's what some call an effizy place. That's a way of saying appearances matter more than substance. Personally, I find some of it laughable. But it's very difficult to laugh at the lost business opportunities inflicted by the 'appearance over substance' mentality.
In Uganda, and regionally there is the general misconception that most women in business are great at it, probably better than most of their colleagues. The facts on ground however are totally different.
Kees Veerman is Head of Desk, Foreign Exchange at Ebury, Netherlands. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Kayode Jesuseun is founder, Whatproperty.ng, a real estate property platform for the Nigerian market. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
There are ways in which uncoordinated digital marketing causes hemorrhaging across business setups. Businesses and ventures especially in Nigeria are bleeding due to digital marketing activities arising from ineffective use of Social media platforms.
Sure, but isn’t that what they all say? Can it be that you’re immune or that your competitors are plain unlucky; or maybe someone up there is unhappy with them, right?
Top of mind I would say that the growth and expansion of the African Continent is inevitable. The challenge would be who will steer this expansion? Africans or expats? That brings us to the question of availability and retention of “African” talent.
My career was launched because someone tried to steal from me. A thief, who actually faked a friendship with me from 2006, showed their hand in 2010. They started to claim that they wrote my work.
Denford Mutashu is Founder and President of The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers, Zimbabwe. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Mario Baeza is CEO, EDN Ghana of the EDN Group of Companies, headquartered in Madrid, Spain. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
“Namaste Sir Ji!” In 2012 I spent some time in India and I remember the first time I heard this greeting. I found it quite enthralling; a colloquial mix of the Indian and English welcome salutation for a respected person.
How can we expect women to be given opportunities to fund and grow their businesses if there are no women who represent them in the first place? In the event that there are no women working at the senior management positions in these banks then at the very least we need men who are open minded.
Starting a profitable business is a noble dream. But most would-be entrepreneurs never venture out because of fear: fear of several uncertainties. They are right as starting a business has its own share of challenges like most other ventures.
Property developer Home Afrika re-priced its 500 million corporate bond to make it Kenya’s highest paying coupon bond. The significant rise in coupon rate of the 5-year bond from 13.5% to 17% is set to increase the company’s financing cost
The Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg, located close to the business district and the Alster, is the perfect location to meet up with top business professionals operating in Africa.
Alexander Boadi is the founder and director of Lets Move Africa as well as the Lets Move Africa Foundation. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Metrodelight Foods is a fast food chain restaurant, founded in 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. Africa Business Communities interviews one of its founders, Odimbite Odimbite:
Babatunde Oladele is Chief Responsibility Officer at TRW Consult, Nigeria, a firm that provides research, contents, editorial and digital services to corporates and individuals. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Cape Town, South Africa is a jewellery at the bottom of the African continent – a city with tremendous natural beauty, a vibrant economy and a rich history.