Top tips for starting your own business

With youth unemployment at record highs, one way for young people to get a job is to start their own business. Instead of waiting for someone else to hire you, why not set up a company and employ yourself? But how do you launch a business during an economic downturn? READ ALSO: Intellectual Property: ProtectingContinue reading “Top tips for starting your own business”

7 serious mistakes startups make

Shikhar Ghosh of the Harvard Business School opines that, “Nearly 70% of all startups fail.” If that’s not alarming, then I don’t know what it is. Even more important, it sparks a crucial question of: “What aren’t startups doing right, what is the reason they wield such high attrition rate?” READ ALSO: 10 businesses youContinue reading “7 serious mistakes startups make”

Intellectual Property Law: Protecting Your Idea

Everyone has an idea. Ideas come to us while we eat, walk, drive, sit on a bus, chat, or even dream (A friend tells me most of his ideas come to him while he’s on the toilet seat!). Whichever way you get ideas you must protect them, especially when that idea is original and uniquelyContinue reading “Intellectual Property Law: Protecting Your Idea”

Trending: 10 businesses you can start in Ghana right now

Various business opportunities exist for the keen – eyed entrepreneur. Detailed below are some ideas you could develop into a viable business venture. Transport Services: Africa’s transport network is still in its early stages of development. Here in Ghana, the year 1927 witnessed the operation of bus services by the Accra Town Council in Accra,Continue reading “Trending: 10 businesses you can start in Ghana right now”

What you never knew about Algeria

Algeria is usually known for its footballing prowess in Africa. It caused one of the greatest World Cup upsets on the first day of the 1982 World Cup when they beat the reigning European champions then, West Germany, two goals to nil. READ ALSO: Editorial: It is go-time! However, their recent fame is the memoryContinue reading “What you never knew about Algeria”

Trailblazer: Meet Anne Amuzu, co-founder of Nandimobile

When a young person makes or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular by the public, that person becomes a trailblazer and charts a path for others to follow. Anne Amuzu is the CEO, co-founder and lead product developer of Nandimobile Ltd, an award-winning technology start-up in Ghana. She is affable, smart andContinue reading “Trailblazer: Meet Anne Amuzu, co-founder of Nandimobile”

Editorial – It’s go time!

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something … A lot of people have ideas but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week, but today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” –Nolan BushnellYour visit to this site means either youContinue reading “Editorial – It’s go time!”