Opinions

This section contains thought leadership from the Anzisha Team about hot topics in entrepreneurship.

Laying Solid Foundations for Entrepreneurial Success

September 29th, 2017 by

Too often, most budding  entrepreneurs think: “If I have the right idea, at the right time, I will be able to attract the customers and…

10 Key Finance Terms for Entrepreneurs

September 21st, 2017 by

Successfully raising capital for a new venture is extremely difficult.  Initially, friends and family may form a significant component of investment, but approaching more serious…

Entrepreneurship, African Development and the Anzisha Prize

August 29th, 2017 by

Young people represent the fastest growing demographic in Africa. Many are already economically active—some motivated by necessity to help their families. With access to the…

Africa’s Youth at the Forefront of Africa’s Digital Revolution

August 29th, 2017 by

Disruptive digital innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice.  So how are Africa’s young entrepreneurs contributing and getting…

3 things you need to know about the Rise of Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

August 29th, 2017 by

Did you know that Africa’s youth population is set to more than double by the year 2055? Yes, you read that correctly, double, in less…

Strong Anzisha applications and recent investments signal dynamism of African youth entrepreneurship sector

August 28th, 2017 by

The 2017 application season was extremely strong and competitive for the Anzisha prize.  Over 800 young entrepreneurs submitted applications from across the continent.  These young…

Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Take on Bold Challenges

August 24th, 2017 by

  Click here to view full matrix For the past 7 years, the Anzisha Prize has reviewed thousands of business ventures in order to find…

Be the 4 in 7: Build businesses that Create jobs

August 12th, 2017 by

South Africa has a 27.7% unemployment rate, as of July 2017. This is almost 3 in 10 people without jobs who are actively looking for…

3 Fundamental actions for youth entrepreneurship support in Africa

July 25th, 2017 by

Over two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans are under 25. This is also the same group that experiences chronic underemployment. A lot, perhaps too much emphasis has…

How to find and keep good employees (when you can’t pay more money)

July 25th, 2017 by

Competing for and maximising scarce resources is part of daily operations in SMMEs. Like natural and capital resources, human resources are not available in unlimited…

Mixed Livelihoods: An increasing option for young African entrepreneurs!

July 25th, 2017 by

Mixed livelihoods was a term that I first heard during the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works Summit in Cape Town when I attended in 2015….

Should young entrepreneurs be lean thinking?

June 29th, 2017 by

Lean thinking has become a prominent topic of discussion since the popularisation of the Toyota Way as a form of operations management. The two have…