Opinions

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

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…

Is Your Marketing Bringing Results?

June 16th, 2017 by

How much do you spend on your marketing activities each month? For many small businesses, this is an unfamiliar number, although your financial statements might…

17 big bets for a better world – and how Anzisha has put its stake on one big one

June 15th, 2017 by

One highlight in the past month has been the launch of the Dalberg book titled 17 Big Bets for a Better World. The book is the…

Marketing: Tips and Tools for Reaching Your Target Market on Social Media

May 31st, 2017 by

When getting a business off the ground, spreading the word to your target market is key to business success. After all, how will your target…

Website Basics: A step by step guide on how to build your own website

May 28th, 2017 by

Often times, people are convinced that creating a website is difficult. This is true but the internet has created many quick tips, processes and templates…

How 25 year old co-founder of PrepClass secured a third of a million USD

May 23rd, 2017 by

Earlier this May, 25 year old Chukwuwezam Obanor, 2014 Anzisha Fellow and co- founder of PrepClass.ng notified us of his latest selection into the GSMA…

Choosing the Right Small Business Incubation Program as an African Entrepreneur

May 12th, 2017 by

In 1959, in an industrial warehouse in Batavia, New York, the first “official” business incubator was created by one Joseph Mancuso. Since then the idea has…

Senegalese Woman Entrepreneur Transforms Trash to Treasure

May 11th, 2017 by

Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that climate change has been created by mankind. Unfortunately, the poor global south, including Africa, will bear the brunt of the…