Educational Resources

For entrepreneurs and supporters of entrepreneurs to find easy-to-read resources to help with business growth.

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…

Anzisha Fellows in Expert Session on How to Create a Disruption-Proof Brand

May 10th, 2017 by

This week, Anzisha Fellows are in conversation with renowned marketer, brand manager and entrepreneur, Zanele Mobida, in an Expert-in-Residence session titled “Business Growth through Effective Marketing and…

Business Funding Opportunities for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

May 9th, 2017 by

Africa is the world’s fastest growing continent in terms of population and yet, The World Bank, quoted in this article, reports that to feed its…

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…

Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016

January 23rd, 2017 by

The Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 provides a snapshot into the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa. It focuses on five areas of operating a business, namely (1) Growth, (2) Sales and marketing, (3) Human resources, (4) Funding and (5) Support. It is intended that stakeholders such as policy makers, support organisations, and entrepreneurs themselves will benefit from these insights. Download it for free!

BUILD-in-a-Box Report: A Replicable Model for Youth-led Learning

January 23rd, 2017 by

African Leadership Academy (ALA) aims to create a pipeline of leaders for Africa through entrepreneurial leadership. ALA students undergo a two-year educational program that trains them to create workable models to capture opportunities and develop solutions to problems in their communities. Read about how they make this happen.

Five Tips to Get Your Venture Ready to Apply for Anzisha Prize 2017

January 12th, 2017 by

Anzisha Prize applications will be opining soon, on the 15th of February. You might be worried that your venture is not yet ready, but there is so much you can do right away to prepare to apply for the Prize. Your venture could be a few tweaks away from taking the grand prize. Here are some tips for things you could focus on right away to get you ready.

Strategy on the Brain? Here Are Some Resources to get your Venture Strategy Right!

May 12th, 2016 by

There are millions of books and articles written about strategy, strategic planning, strategic processes etc. around the world, and yet it is the one area…

Marketing Lessons for the Growth-Seeking Entrepreneur

May 10th, 2016 by

Marketing (the process) is often confused with the different activities , such a advertising, that are included in the overall process aimed at delivering value…

Some Country Analytical Reports to Help You Decide on Business Entry in African Markets

April 12th, 2016 by

Doing business in Africa is an exciting experience. However, in order to start and run a business effectively, one has to have specific, relevant and…