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90% of Startups Fail: Here Are 4 Expert Tips to Improve Your Odds

90% of Startups Fail: Here Are 4 Expert Tips to Improve Your Odds

Failure is a part of life and as a resilient entrepreneur, you probably understand that better than anyone. But startup failure is a different story because watching a business you have poured your heart and soul into collapse is devastating or even debilitating. With ninety percent of startups guaranteed to fail, you need to learn […]

How Your Brand Can Benefit From Using Infographics

How Your Brand Can Benefit From Using Infographics

Infographics are still one of the best ways to turn dull information into sharable content. While the concept of infographics is nothing new, how they are created, shared and used for online marketing and branding continues to change. As CEO of How to Start a Blog, I love using infographics in my own content creation and […]

3 Whys For The Not-So-Fearless Female Entrepreneur

3 Whys For The Not-So-Fearless Female Entrepreneur

Being a fearless woman within your business is actually not as hard as so many entrepreneurs think. It’s mostly all about noticing the fear and still pursuing through it. Yes, it’s intimidating to see so many of your friends and role models doing all of these amazing things and feel excited and maybe even a […]

Single African Passport is becoming a reality: What you need to know

Single African Passport is becoming a reality: What you need to know

News of the single African passport has dominated headlines in recent weeks. But what exactly is it? And, more importantly, who can use it? AkilahNet did some investigating and created a handy guide. Here’s what you need to know. So what is it? Officially known as the African Union (AU) e-Passport, this electronic document grants […]

Transforming Africa – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Releases Documentary of TEEP’s Groundbreaking First Year

Transforming Africa – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Releases Documentary of TEEP’s Groundbreaking First Year

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) announces the digital release of the documentary film Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs: Transforming Africa. The film tells the story of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), the Foundation’s decade-long commitment of $100 million to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs from all of Africa, to create jobs and generate wealth. TEF Founder, Tony […]

Tanzania Starts to Build Its Own Helicopters

Tanzania Starts to Build Its Own Helicopters

Tanzania has started to build its own helicopters in a project that will see the first batch of such choppers taking into the sky sometimes in 2018. Already, the prototype model, a two-seater aircraft is in its final stages of completion at the Mechanical and Engineering Department of the Arusha Technical College, which runs a fully-fledged […]

World’s First Tea Futures Contracts May Be Started in Kenya

World’s First Tea Futures Contracts May Be Started in Kenya

Kenya, the world’s biggest exporter of black tea, is considering introducing the world’s first futures contracts for the leaves to help stabilize prices and enable growers to guarantee income from their production. INTL FCStone Inc., based in New York, has held talks with industry representatives in the East African nation about introducing the derivatives, Stuart […]

Namibia: Tackling Entrenched Inequality – Monica Kalondo Geingos

Namibia: Tackling Entrenched Inequality – Monica Kalondo Geingos

interview If you were determined to wipe out poverty and were president of a country, you’d want by your side someone who has diverse expertise in a variety of sectors, such as business and finance, management and the law – and who shares your passion for addressing inequality. Five weeks before his inauguration last year, […]

LinkedIn CEO explains Why he Sold the Company to Microsoft

LinkedIn CEO explains Why he Sold the Company to Microsoft

Microsoft announced Monday that it would acquire professional networking site LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. In an email to LinkedIn employees, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner explained why he decided to sell the company to Microsoft. Weiner mentions Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership as a driving factor. “The […]

South African Taxi Drivers Force Uber Passenger Out of Car

South African Taxi Drivers Force Uber Passenger Out of Car

Whereabouts of Uber driver unclear as cabs close road to Cape Town Metre taxi drivers have closed the road to Cape Town International Airport and forced passengers out of Uber cars. Uber drivers have reacted by going offline. They are fearful of violent attacks and that their cars will be burnt. Police vans blocked the […]