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.
Rofur Mbunkur is one of Cameroon’s leading urban snails farmer. The snails farmer disclosed to AfroHustler his vision of growing snails on a large scale, branding, packaging and distributing to sustain the consistent upping demand. This urban farmer runs his snails farm in the economic capital city of Douala- nearness to a huge ready market.
Until now, Buea has moved from being a tech hub and is gradually becoming a general-purpose hub of Cameroon. Unlike other industries, the clothing industry is almost going unnoticed, but that is soon changing and it’s changing really fast for the clothing/fashion industry with Louis Fame stepping into the business world. Louis Fame Clothing (an international clothing brand) intends to launch its first ever fashion exhibition show in Cameroon, Buea to be precise.
Getting your business noticed is probably not a hard thing to do but it turns out many businesses still find it really hard to get their businesses lingering in the minds of their audiences. If your business is not yet blogging, it’s time you get started if you need to take your business to the next level. A blog is a really easy-to-use platform for connecting with and sharing timely information with your clients and it’s probably your most direct communication channel with your business audience.
Almost every startup or small business today has a website where they list their products and services, talk about what they do and why anyone should connect with them. In the past few years, we’ve all seen how mobile has overhauled desktop both in search and usage. Small and medium-sized companies have successively been forced to optimize their websites (for those who cared to have one) for the
Collaboration between competitors has become a new trend in the business industry. One of the many reasons for that is competition. Entrepreneurs may want to start writing their failure post-mortem stories before they even start the business.