Things to Consider When Starting your Business

Ife Ibitokun “Hello Ife. I am thinking of starting a small business and I honestly don’t know what to do. My husband suggested I ask you based on trends I have noticed in your line of work. What profitable business…

Panic Buying, Political Meetings And The Pain Of Business

WORDS By Chanel RetiefPHOTOS By Yeshiel Panchia TOPLINE: For the past two days, South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has met with leaders of political parties represented in the National Assembly. In his meeting, he told leaders that the government is…

Three Important Reasons for African SMEs to Revise their Business Models Post-COVID

By Soromfe Uzomah For every company, innovation is tremendously important, but in many cases, innovation is only associated with new products or technical renewals. However, business model innovations can be significantly more profitable, and current pandemic-driven changes in customer behaviour and…

Survivors And Thrivers In Business

Two African entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom. One tale of grit and gumption in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. IN 2019, WHEN BERNICIA BOATENG OPENED HER namesake makeup studio, Bernicia Boateng Studios, in London’s high street, it made her…

10 Ways to Maximize Grants for your Business

Farida Yahya Almost every business owner’s dream is to get access to unlimited funding, however, some grant organizations like to know exactly what you need the funds for, and how you will maximize it. To help you identify how to…

Eight ‘Cs’ that can kill your business

“You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow” — Anonymous Difficult times mean different things to different companies. While it presents equal opportunities for a company to thrive, it may also signal the doom of…