Opinions

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

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…

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…