STARTUP  JEFF HADEN

Can a Successful Business Have 2 Cultures? According to 23XI Racing Co-Owner Denny Hamlin, Yes

23XI co-owner Denny Hamlin and president Steve Lauletta on launching a new race team, balancing short- and long-term goals and building a fairly unique culture.

STARTUP TONYE IRIMS

How African Governments Can Enable Startups To Thrive

A common complaint I hear from entrepreneurs is that governments in Africa are not doing enough to support startups. Here’s what needs to be done.

STARTUP MARTIN ZWILLING

7 Lessons to Learn Before Success Comes in an Alternate Business Lifestyle

New business owners wrongly tend to fall in love with their solution, rather than the problem it solves.

STARTUP LARRY ALTON

How Business Owners Can Ease the Effects of Long-Term Inflation

Your business needs to be prepared for long-term inflation. Here's how you can thrive while others stagnate.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

My Startup Got a 95 Net Promoter Score and That's a Problem

Experience tells me that I've got a good problem to have.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

6 Steps to Self-Fund Your Startup

A real-world plan for avoiding the startup money pit.

STARTUP TONYE IRIMS

The Biggest Risk is to Avoid Taking Risks

Nigerian Tonye Irims has had massive failures but is now baking a big success with WiSolar. This is his founder’s diary.

STARTUP HILLEL FULD

5 Ways to Improve Your Startup Pitch

Pitch your startup with confidence and clarity to stand out from the crowd.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Employers Should Support Your Side Hustle

Because that could benefit the company and, in the process, boost morale.

STARTUP RYAN PETER

How the African Diaspora Can Make a Real Difference

When Tayo Oviosu found himself, he also found a way to translate his success into real, material change for his fellow Africans.

STARTUP DAVID FINKEL

4 Engines for Business Growth

Make a huge impact on your bottom line.

STARTUP ALYSSA KHAN

In Order to Find Huge Success, You Have to Adapt

Incredible Health's new unicorn status comes from being flexible and social media.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Spaza Shops can now Play in the Big League

Kweza, a new mobile app, brings economies of scale to the doorsteps of informal retailers.

STARTUP HILLEL FULD

The New Startup Golden Rule – Deliver First, Monetize Second

Instead of making promises, focus your resources on delivering the best product or service possible.

STARTUP THE AFRICAN CEO

To Succeed In Africa, Patience Must Be Your Virtue

The waiting may be the hardest part, but wisely biding your time could be the best thing you could do.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

Everything About How Startups Succeed Is Changing in 2023

How 3 events created a perfect storm of profitability.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

If You Want Your Business to Succeed, Get Simple

It's not an art. It's a necessary science.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

No is the Best Word a Startup Founder Can Hear

Most startups fail slowly, because most founders keep searching for Yes.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Africa’s Startup Ecosystem is Continuously Growing

And it needs incubators, accelerators, innovation hubs, angel investors and venture capital.

STARTUP ENTREPRENEURS' ORGANIZATION

Stay Humble and Avoid Failing in Your First Year

To succeed in your startup, you'll need Energizer Bunny-level stamina and the wisdom to know how much you don't yet know.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

How Startups Find Seed Investors

Follow these guidelines to increase your chances.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

5 Reasons Why Every Startup Should Offer a Free Tier and 1 Big Reason Why They Shouldn't

Your product offering needs to be able to take a fair bit of abuse.

STARTUP EREN BALI

Giant Companies Are More Vulnerable Than You Think

And your startup has more advantages against them than you may realize.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

She Thought Nobody Wanted Her Product. That Wasn't the Problem

Are your customers skeptical? Or just confused?

STARTUP STEVEN I. WEISS

How This Founder Took Off on TikTok by Getting Brutally Honest About Her Manufacturing Costs

Youer founder Mallory Ottariano decided her customers ought to know how much it costs to make clothes in the US Her transparency has helped the multi-million-dollar brand boost orders by 65 percent.

STARTUP HEATHER WILDE

How A VC, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Work Together To Build The Next Big Thing

As an entrepreneur, you'll come across various investors as you search for funding. Which one do you go for? And how does it all work?

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

With 1 Sentence, Mark Cuban Provided the Perfect Definition of Capitalism

A definition that is motivating and inspiring and encapsulates the essence of entrepreneurship.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

How to Hire the First 50 People Into Your Startup

By the time you get to 20, it should be a breeze.

STARTUP BRIAN BAKKER

AfricArena Heads to Cape Town for Grand Summit

With the organisation’s East Africa Summit concluding this week, preparations are now underway for the 2022 finale.

STARTUP MARTIN ZWILLING

6 Tips for Moving From Working in a Business to Working on Your Business

If you are frustrated or bored by your current business role, maybe it's time to start your own business.

STARTUP BHARAT KANODIA

3 Tips for How to Be Your Own Best Boss

Starting your own thing is hard. Here's how to make it easier.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Simplified Payments Are Key to Business Growth

It’s an easy equation: Money powers growth, and if cash flows freely, the growth – and taxes – will inevitably flow in Africa.

STARTUP PETER ECONOMY

The Secret of Steve Jobs' Remarkable Success Revealed in Just 3 Words: Purpose-Driven Life

Remember: Half of what separates successful people from those who aren't is pure perseverance.

STARTUP MELANIE CURTIN

7 Strange Startup Ideas That Succeeded in a Big Way (One Raised $35M on Kickstarter)

Number four is positively spooky.

STARTUP BRIAN BAKKER

FinTech in Africa: The End of the Beginning

New research suggests that Africa’s FinTech is undergoing a structural shift on the way to maturation.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

How Embarrassing Moments Inspired a Startup

Two uncomfortable experiences led to a multi-currency cell phone wallet app.

STARTUP DUSTIN MCKISSEN

If You Are Going to Be an Entrepreneur, You Will Need to Find Your Inner Batman

If this the year you start your business, know that you will have to find inner strength and courage, time and again.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Building With A Purpose

And how this founder achieved it with her organisations – so far.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

The Unexpected Opportunities of Chocolate

Africa is well down the chocolate value chain despite being critical to the industry. But we can turn that model on its head.

STARTUP SHAMA HYDER

How Entrepreneurs Can Create Company Longevity During Turbulent Times

Focus on what you can control, value stakeholders and remain agile.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

This Is What Startup Burnout Looks Like

Watch out. The emptiness will sneak right up on you.

STARTUP BRIAN BAKKER

Startup Incubation in Africa is a Mixed Bag

Research has uncovered why startup failures in Africa are so high in some countries but not in others.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

How To Spend the Money Your Startup Raises

Use the "Four Ts" to fuel your growth.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Building a Startup is Tough, Especially in Africa

On a continent where governments do not always act to benefit smaller local businesses.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

A Little Startup Success Can Be a Big Problem

How to avoid falling for mirages and head fakes.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

The Myth of Startup Failure

Why experienced entrepreneurs are prepared to fail.

STARTUP BHARAT KANODIA

3 Essential Tips for Entrepreneurs from an Indie Film Producer

Life lessons on becoming an expert and attracting an audience.

STARTUP XINTIAN TINA WANG

A Family Health Crisis Led This Entrepreneur to Start a Spice Business Based on Ancient Indian Medical Practice

Spicewell founder Raina Kumra wants to show customers the healing powers of spices and herbal remedies.

STARTUP PATRICK FLESNER

The Number 1 Growth Killer is Leadership Debt

Startups do not fail because they run out of cash. They run out of cash because of the leadership debt incurred.

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

Want to Start a Business, But Haven't? Richard Branson Has the Perfect Advice For You

I talked with the Virgin Group founder about disruptive entrepreneurship and the one step every aspiring entrepreneur should take.

STARTUP REMY BLUMENFELD

First, Write The Press Release

How writing up your success story can help make it happen.

STARTUP AUSTIN ALLISON

All Founders Should Be Solving a Problem

Why it worked for me and how it can work for you too.

STARTUP REBECCA DECZYNSKI

This Skincare Brand Wants Shoppers to Consume Less--and They're Buying It

Sustainability is at the core of Dieux's ethos, but that's not what will help the disruptive skincare brand change the beauty industry. Here's what will.

STARTUP ALI DONALDSON

'Nightmare' Pitch Meetings: One Female Founder's Long Road to Funding Her AI Startup

When software developer and founder Heather Shoemaker wanted to scale Language I/O, she ran into blatant gender bias. Here's how she dodged the crude insults and got the funding her company needed.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

How To Start a Company With No Money

The first thing you'll need to do is change your mindset.

STARTUP STEVEN I. WEISS

Funding Down? Bankruptcies Up? It's a Great Time to Start a Business. Or Is It?

When it comes to launching a new idea, timing, of course, is everything. Whether right now is the time has got the startup world buzzing.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

Let’s Talk About Foodie Tourism

Africa is a smorgasbord of gastronomic opportunities ready to be unlocked on multiple levels.

STARTUP RENÉ LACERTE

Anger, Fear, Joy: The Unspoken Side of Entrepreneurship

When you're your own boss, managing the highs and lows of business is skill unto itself. Here's a roadmap.

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

39 Years Ago, Jimmy Buffett Won a Lawsuit That Inadvertently Sparked a $1.5 Billion Business

Jimmy Buffett, singer-songwriter and co-founder of Margaritaville Holdings, is living proof that what you have is important, but what you do with what you have makes all the difference.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Helping African startups to Achieve Scale

A Nigerian startup believes the secret to scaling is building and retaining the right team.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

Time to Unlock Africa’s Superpower

With so much information at our fingertips, how can it be that the true extent of diversity on this continent remains such a secret?

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

How Covid Lockdown Sparked a Startup

And staying at home meant that self-care and beauty treatments often needed to be improvised.

STARTUP CLARA WANJIKU ODERO

African Financial Services is Entering a New Phase

We are moving from what’s being called FinTech 1.0 to FinTech 2.0 and adding a whole lot of scope in the process.

STARTUP KELLY MAIN

5 Truths That Turned This Failing Beauty Entrepreneur Into a Millionaire

The must-know lessons that Rosie Jane Johnston used to create her successful fragrance line By Rosie Jane.

STARTUP XINTIAN TINA WANG

This Founder Left Warner Bros. to Sell Ramen. Now He Has a Starring Role in a Startup

Instant noodle company A-Sha USA's CEO Young Chang explains how he turned his side hustle into a business.

STARTUP ELIZABETH GORE

4 Challenges – and Triumphs – of LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs in 2022

New data about the unique needs of this small business community.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

Unlocking Many Tourism Startup Opportunities

Unlike the corporate world, diversity in tourism means more than ticking a box.


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