Requiring too much compliance can damage business
We should spend at least as much time encouraging excellence and innovation as requiring compliance.
AMI launches AMI Enterprise for workplace and workforce learning; Asha Mweru Mbowa promoted to Managing Director
AMI launches new division dedicated to boosting workplace and professional skills for growth-stage and established companies, led by AMI's Asha Mweru Mbowa who has been promoted to Managing Director.
AMI partners with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) to develop standards for strengthening SME support ecosystem
AMI recently launched a partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) to develop Standards aimed at improving the quality of support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Uganda. AMI will also train 200 Ugandan business development service providers in the implementation of the Standards in 2023.
Spreading kindness makes better companies
Kindness is contagious and has the potential to make the world a better place. Showing kindness does well for both the giver and the recipient. An act of kindness can make someone's day and help improve both your mental and physical health.
AMI partners with KEPSA to power business growth in Kenya
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the Africa Management Institute (AMI) have partnered to support Kenyan SMEs and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through practical business learning and growth programmes.
Maintaining infrastructure should be higher on the agenda
Infrastructure maintenance helps us invest in the future rather than cleaning up the past. Failure to maintain our infrastructure leads to degradation of the infrastructure, which affects our economy and leads to high cost of reconstruction over time.
What shall we do with our anger?
Anger management is good, but tends to focus on reducing our anger and managing its impact on us. A better approach may be to harness anger for constructive action to change the conditions that made us angry.
Innovation can feed millions in Africa
Food systems and food security are important in Africa just now. With fertilizer supplies disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, wide spread weather disruptions, fuel price increases and infrastructural challenges, many people are in danger of starving.
AMI partners with South Africa’s Zevoli Growth Partners to deliver MSME Future Forge programme
AMI has partnered with South Africa’s leading enterprise and supplier diversity advisory and project management firm, Zevoli Growth Partners to strengthen the performance of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that support the mining sector with a comprehensive business development programme.
Five things female leaders and owners of MSMEs are doing differently across Africa that sets them apart
The stories, trends and findings from our 2021 Impact Report that uncover five things female leaders and owners of MSME's who participated in AMI business growth programmes did differently that might set them apart.
AMI Celebrates the Tourism and Hospitality Sector’s Impact in Rwanda
Rwanda’s tourism and hospitality industry has been experiencing significant transformation and growth, providing high potential for employment opportunities to young Rwandans. AMI’s unique approach to entrepreneurship and business management training has been preparing businesses and their workforces for any challenging situation, enabled them to seize growth opportunities, and rethink tourism.
Encourage initiative if you want to go far together
I wonder whether paradoxically getting too involved in your own business could actuallydamage it. The proverb, “If you want to go fast, walk alone. But if you want to go far, walk together” can be applied to business