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Reasons Why You Should Consider Soft Skills Before Experience

Reasons Why You Should Consider Soft Skills Before Experience

It’s no secret that business owners are struggling to find good employees these days. According to Patrick Valtin, a talent acquisition and retention consultant and author of No-Fail Hiring 2.0, the problem is not that there aren’t enough qualified candidates—it’s that employers are defining “qualified” all wrong. The Importance of Soft Skills “Many small business owners are […]

Qualities of a Successful Female Entrepreneur

Qualities of a Successful Female Entrepreneur

A couple of years ago, I quit my 13 year career with a FTSE30 company to set up my own online business. The driving force behind my decision was the fact that I have two young sons, and I was sick of not being there for them. I felt like I was in a permanent […]

Angola’s State Oil Firm Saves $1.7 Bln After Spending Cuts

Angola’s State Oil Firm Saves $1.7 Bln After Spending Cuts

Angola’s state-owned oil company Sonangol said on Friday it had saved $1.7 billion thanks to spending cuts since 2014 in response to lower crude prices. Oil companies across the world have made steep cuts to their annual capital expenditure over the last three years to cope with a slump in oil prices. Sonangol said in […]

Consider This Before Expanding Your Small Business

Consider This Before Expanding Your Small Business

Consider This Before Expanding Your Small Business Getting through an expansion requires proper planning. Before you consider growing your business, there are a few crucial steps you need to take if you want to come out successful. If you jump headfirst without considering where you’re going, you risk losing the entire business — not just the […]

The Foundation of Diverse Teams? A Growth Mindset

The Foundation of Diverse Teams? A Growth Mindset

I talk to a lot of companies these days that are seeking new ways to build diversity within their organization. I always ask them if they are employing a growth mindset when developing talent. For example, how many people have they promoted to strategic roles from within the company in the previous year? Per HBR, a growth mindset […]

AfDB To Promote Remittances Into Africa

AfDB To Promote Remittances Into Africa

Africa Development Bank (AfDB) would promote remittances into Africa from its Diaspora community to boost the region’s economic growth, Gabriel Negatu, the bank’s Director General for East Africa Regional Centre, said. Negatu said this in Nairobi on Monday during the AfDB Business Opportunity Seminar. He added that the bank was working with national governments to […]

Ivory Coast Cuts Cocoa Farmers Pay by Third for Main Harvest

Ivory Coast Cuts Cocoa Farmers Pay by Third for Main Harvest

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer, cut farmers’ pay for the new main season by more than a third as forecasts for a second annual global oversupply weigh on prices. Farmers will receive a guaranteed price of 700 CFA francs ($1.23) a kilogram for the larger of the two annual harvests that starts this […]

Women Processors Increase Dry Fish Production In Angola

Women Processors Increase Dry Fish Production In Angola

At least 190.539 kilograms of fish were processed in 2016 by 83 women associated with the salting project in the coastal Cuanza Sul province, according to the provincial director of fisheries, Adão Pereira. In relation to 2015, Angop learnt on Thursday, there was an increase of 115.189 kilograms.  The women, who have been associated since […]

Dangote Ups Ante for PPC With Cash, Share Offer

Dangote Ups Ante for PPC With Cash, Share Offer

  Dangote Cement Plc, the Nigerian company controlled by Africa’s richest person, has written to PPC Ltd. offering South Africa’s biggest cement maker cash and shares as part of a takeover deal that is fueling a bidding war. PPC’s shares rose. “We are waiting for them to get back to us, hopefully early next week,” […]

3 TED Talk Lessons Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Watch

3 TED Talk Lessons Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Watch

Embrace Fear, Embrace Failure. Chances are you’re probably familiar with how much entrepreneurs love failure stories. Of course, the value of these stories varies, from “My company failed, and I had to pick up some consulting work” to the more extreme case of, “I was practically homeless and couldn’t find anything remotely close to success time […]

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