Opinions

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

Incredible funding opportunities for young Africans

February 22nd, 2017 by

Getting a venture off the ground or growing an existing business as a young entrepreneur can be difficult: raising capital without a solid credit history…

Young Moroccan entrepreneur digitizes the road

February 22nd, 2017 by

Ten years ago, Moroccan entrepreneur Issam Darui started work as his bus-driver brother’s assistant. In the humming bus stations of the country’ cities, the then 13-year…

Why we love very young entrepreneurs in Africa

February 13th, 2017 by

As we are about to open applications and embark on the 2017 Anzisha Prize tour in search for a cohort of amazing, successful very young…

Paying yourself a salary as a small business owner: If your business requires your free labour, is it truly viable?

February 8th, 2017 by

As a small business owner, you may have encountered difficulty in paying yourself a salary, or at the very least a steady and predictable salary. This is not an uncommon problem. Many struggle both with setting their salary at a particular level and with then consistently paying themselves that salary. You may set the salary level based on what philosophy you subscribe to. But paying yourself that salary consistently may need you to change how you think about your business financial management.

What the military teaches us about training entrepreneurs

January 31st, 2017 by

Boot camps have their history rooted in the military where, from the 1900s, countries at war sought effective and efficient ways to train up their…

Anzisha Prize to Ecosystem: Fight Bias Against Women in Business to Encourage Female Participation in Entrepreneurship

January 26th, 2017 by

Meet Ifrah Arab, 20 from Kenya, founder of SuperMom, a last-mile distribution company which employs women and makes sustainable products easily accessible to them in…

Why Not Entrepreneurship?

January 11th, 2017 by

The Choices Made by a Young African Farmer After my recent participation as a Top 12 finalist in the Anzisha Prize, many people have asked…

Young entrepreneur’s experience as judge for international conference

December 14th, 2016 by

What an honor it was to be invited to the Junior Achievement African Company of the Year awards hosted in Harare, Zimbabwe from December 7th…

The Growth of an Anzisha Entrepreneur! #Thedubchallenge

December 1st, 2016 by

How have you grown as an entrepreneur? If you have been on social media lately, you might have come across the #dubchallenge. This is another…

How the 2015 Fellows have benefitted from the Anzisha Prize

March 23rd, 2016 by

Only 12 Fellows are selected each year and become lifelong members of the Anzisha network, with access to a web of business leaders, investors and networking opportunities.

How to get noticed by the Anzisha Prize: Past finalists share their tips

March 3rd, 2016 by

Last year’s finalists and winners were happy to share their tips for producing a winning application.

Don’t wait for others to solve your problems, says Ethiopia’s education visionary

February 11th, 2016 by

“If we don’t stand up for the things that we are passionate about, then who will?”