Africa produces more than 70% of the world’s cocoa but the $100 billion chocolate industry is dominated by Western companies. Multinationals mass produce chocolate and source ingredients globally. But these eight female chocolatiers are carving out a niche in the chocolate industry dominated by big global players.
Growing your business or your company is hard. But you will agree with me that it’s better than having a life-sucking 9-to-5 job. While there are a ton of strategies you could use to scale your business (even faster), it’s important you watch out for these 7 things that could make taking your business to the next level even faster.
Cameroon’s biggest exporter of banana, rubber and other fine products, has recently experienced a drop in exports. This marks its worst export performance in one month since 2005, according to the Cameroon Banana Association (ASSOBACAM). The volume is also just over six times less than the volume exported in August last year (8,560).
E-commerce in Africa is on a steady growth though some countries are still trying to grasp the concept. However, with the goal to make e-commerce thrive in his country, Mutungi Stephen founded 2ambale. He wanted to give Ugandans and visitors the luxury of shopping at any time and anywhere.
In 1999 when I was in Form 3, my elder brother sent me a brand new calculator all the way from the UK. When I received that calculator, I spent about two hours carefully reading the manual to understand how the calculator works. At the same time, my brother had sent the same type of calculator to my sister who was at home.
When it comes to commerce in Africa, the future looks rosy. The idea of drone delivery here, for example, is something that will wait quite a while. So, we don’t have access to all the latest tech advances.
There are far fewer women than men in tech roles across the world. This is peculiar to Africa having a limited number of women in the IT sector. This reality is on the brink of changing as it hasn’t stopped some go-getters from being the spotlight in the tech sector.
Mobile penetration in Africa has linked many to the online world. As a result, Farfetch is starting a cohort for startups. The startups will have direct access to Farfetch’s expertise in the luxury fashion and technology industries.
Usually, people find it difficult to pursue their dreams because of stigmatisation. Whatever the case may be, there are still a few with such situations who are ready to go against all odds to experience true happiness. A shining example is Aaron Philip, who has ventured into the world of modelling despite her “abnormal situation.
It is time for Africa to shine in the world of technology and innovation. With the aim of looking for a solution to a problem, African entrepreneurs and startups have created problem-solving apps. Among these entrepreneurs, is Zuo Bruno founder of Zuoix who has created an SMS car tracking application, ZOOMED.
Help! Are you kidding me? It is amazing how things have changed and how the customers’ needs are evolving. It’s therefore incumbent on customer service personnel to rethink their strategy. Customer buying behavior is being influenced by very sensitive things that have nothing to do with the technical attributes of the products.
We all know the importance of meetings when it comes to sharing information, brainstorming, strategising, planning, welcoming of new members, pitching a business idea, etc. Be you an entrepreneur or a successful business man you have to decide whether to attend or not attend meeting. Meetings suck up time like ‘wow’.
Alahdah Hussein is a petroleum engineer who’s based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AfroHustler had close talks with Alahdah Hussein to share this beautiful advice to you as below and this may also relate to young professionals of other industries not necessarily the oil and gas industry. Yesterday, I received a message from one of my followers on LinkedIn – a Brazilian student taking a petroleum engineering course – asking
The success of every business depends on the productivity and effectiveness of the team members or employees. As an employer, you must seek ways to motivate your employees in order to increase their productivity. One of the highest costs in business is employee turnover.
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, one of the fastest ways small businesses across Africa can sustain and survive the market is by achieving more with less. Business leaders, therefore, have a responsibility to fulfill and that involves investing in the right market for their businesses. Considering the world we find ourselves in, marketing automation is no longer an option.