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Are You a Wantrapreneur?

Are You a Wantrapreneur?

You have a brilliant idea that you just know is the next “big thing.” So you register an LLC, order top-of-the-line business cards, design the perfect website. You even write a 50-page business plan. But months and months go by, and you still haven’t made that first dollar. Sound familiar? It’s the story of thousands […]

How To Promote A Culture Of Smart Risk-Taking

How To Promote A Culture Of Smart Risk-Taking

There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of articles that have been written about how making mistakes and learning from them, is one of the major keys to success. As leaders, we’re often asked to be tolerant of mistakes so that we create a learning organization, rather than one that has a fear of failure, […]

Nine Essential Tips For The (Successfully) Self-Employed

Nine Essential Tips For The (Successfully) Self-Employed

In the UK, about 4.5 million of us are registered as self-employed. Given how many of us work for ourselves, it’s pretty surprising how little we are told about the working life of the self-employed – and how to survive it better. Nobody teaches you how to be self-employed. Everyone just does it, and makes […]

5 Things You Don’t Need To Tell Successful Women

5 Things You Don’t Need To Tell Successful Women

We are in awe of the world’s most accomplished. From the outside, they make the extremely difficult look effortless. Looks can be deceiving. One of the greatest illusions is the notion, success comes easy. Not everyone will have the same opportunities, resources and access afforded to them. However, time is the great equalizer. No matter […]

Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Eight Questions

Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Eight Questions

Before getting started on the road to founding a business, there is one question that every potential entrepreneur needs to ask the mirror: “Am I entrepreneur material?” Because if you are not- the ride can be a rather painful one. While there is no simple way of gauging whether you are or not, there are […]

Youth entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s sustainable development agenda, says ILO

Youth entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s sustainable development agenda, says ILO

With millions of young Africans unable to secure formal employment opportunities, boosting entrepreneurship is critical to harnessing their energy and advancing Africa’s economic transformation and industrial development, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma said at the opening of the Federation of West African Employers Associations’ (FOPAO/FWAEA) General Assembly. “The biggest business opportunities in the coming decade will be […]

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Ever wonder what life was like before we had gazillions of self-help books and blogs to tell us which habits and routines will make us more effective, productive, liked and even happy? How we should and shouldn’t talk, behave, work and live? – We had role models to look up to — real leaders guided by principles of […]

5 Hidden Signs That You’re Cut Out For Leadership

5 Hidden Signs That You’re Cut Out For Leadership

There’s no clear-cut path to leadership, and plenty of entrepreneurs go through life plagued by doubts that they really aren’t cut out for leadership. By the same token, plenty of people with few managerial responsibilities never take a shot at leading—or even get a chance to. But we now know that leadership isn’t about some […]

The Ugly Reality of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Here are some of the challenges female entrepreneurs face in the startup world. “It’s so nice when a housewife has an idea.” That was the first eye-opening comment I heard when I was trying to raise funding for my company. It was also the first time I realized that being a woman entrepreneur would present […]