The ‘invisible epidemic’ afflicting millions globally
African innovations that could change the world
There is an “invisible epidemic” afflicting the world, but it’s not contagious or infectious, and there are often no outward symptoms. It is hearing loss – a condition that can still have profound consequences, experts say. “Hearing loss is considered an invisible epidemic because people don’t see it or know that someone suffers from it,” […]
FUNDING: How to qualify for venture capitalist investment
AFRICA TECH RISING: Welcome to the bleeding edge of African technology. The continent isn’t just driving technical change for Africa, but the world.
TECHNOLOGY: An app that helps connect formal and informal businesses
Most budding entrepreneurs cite lack of funding for their ventures as the biggest stumbling block to being business-owners. Fortunately, venture capitalists and private equity investors are at hand to assist and walk side by side with entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses. Venture capital (VC) is finance that is provided by investors to small, early-stage […]
BUSINESS: When it’s time to call it quits on a failing business
Spazapp CEO and founder Tim Strang has come up with an app that helps connect formal and informal businesses to the larger market in terms of financial transactions Durban-based technology company Spazapp is set to bring secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders and convenience stores, better known as spaza shops, […]
INSPIRATION: 5 Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories
In an economy that is becoming increasingly accustomed to strained trading conditions, many business owners are entering into cash flow struggles and grappling with the question of how to save a troubled company, or whether this is even a possibility. Several state-owned enterprises have over the years received hefty bailouts from government, and some parallels can be […]
READ: Best Books about Finance every hustler should read!
If you want to do entrepreneurship right, here are eight stories you’ve probably never heard about companies you’ve most definitely heard of. The Matt Maloney and Mike Evans way. When a couple of Chicago software developers working on lookup searches for Apartments.com got sick of calling restaurants in search of takeout food for dinner, the light bulb went off: Why isn’t there […]
ORIGINAL: 8 Things The World Wouldn’t Have If Black People Didn’t Exist
The 10 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written. Topics covered include everything from the most important principles of investing to inside stories of the worst financial crises in modern history. 1. “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham 2. “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits” by Philip Fisher 3. “The Theory of Investment Value” by John Burr […]
IDEAS: “What do you need to start a business?
So many things simply wouldn’t exist. Lloyd P. Ray invented a ‘Dust pan. Sarah Boone patented the ‘Ironing board. Thomas W. Stewart created the mop The Refrigerator was first made by John Standard Alexander Miles is responsible for the automatic elevator doors. The first traffic lights was created by Garrett Morgan. Walter Sammons created an improved version of the heated comb. Marie Van Brittan Brown is responsible for […]
FUNDING: The GEF Small Grants Programme call for normal proposals within the selected operational phase 6 landscape
Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”–Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s
Access and enquiries for the call for proposals The GEF program me invites Civil Society Organisations to submit proposals that addresses environmental conservation on specific areas of; community landscape conservation, climate smart innovative agro-ecology, low carbon energy access co-benefits and local to global chemical management coalitions and tap on the opportunities in line with the […]