Opinions

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

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail: Are there any young entrepreneurs in Liberia?

March 30th, 2017 by

Little is known about Liberia except that it has been a peaceful country since 2013 when the second civil war ended. This is unfortunate as…

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail: Why do young Kenyan entrepreneurs thrive?

March 30th, 2017 by

During this year’s Anzisha Prize tour, two of our team members, Lerato and Melissa, travelled to Nairobi to encourage young Kenyans to apply for the…

Anzisha Insights From the Prize Tour Trail: Igniting entrepreneurship by example featuring Sudan and Impact Hub

March 23rd, 2017 by

We made a few changes to the Anzisha Prize Tour experience, which have definitely allowed our experience on the ground to be more fruitful. This…

Tips for entrepreneurs for navigating a conference fruitfully

March 23rd, 2017 by

There are many opportunities for entrepreneurs to attend conferences and gatherings of all sorts these days. They are generally viewed as beneficial to participate in….

Some surprising misconceptions about youth entrepreneurship in Africa, and why they matter

March 9th, 2017 by

I recently attended a very informative session hosted by African Development Bank (AfDB), sharing their newly published strategy on Jobs for Youth in Africa. The…

And across Africa we go for the 2017 Anzisha Prize Tour

February 22nd, 2017 by

Every year, when Anzisha Prize applications open, we hit the road to find Africa’s top youngest entrepreneurs during the Anzisha Prize Tour. The Anzisha Prize…

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…