Small businesses also have a role in Earth Day
Green thinking need not just be a constraint on traditional business, but also a huge business opportunity. Across Africa, entrepreneurs are creating profitable businesses that make the earth healthier too.
Entrepreneurs can change the world
While few of us will ever have the impact on global thinking of a Piketty, Raworth, or Stiglitz, there are things simple business owners can do to contribute to a more just world.
In Praise of Work, a Basic Human Need
Apart from putting food on the table, work is associated with health and dignity. With dignity goes social cohesion. Large-scale unemployment is a threat to the social health of the nation.
AMI’s March Entrepreneur of the Month
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, meet Lucy Mary Athieno. A participant in the AMI Survive to Thrive Programme and the Founder of Eco-Pads Uganda.
Four ways to support female entrepreneurs to rebuild from Covid-19
A year after Covid-19 started to sweep Africa, shuttering businesses and economies, it’s become clear that women-owned small businesses have been particularly hard hit and need support to rebuild. AMI CEO and co-founder Rebecca Harrison reflects on supporting female business owners and leaders to get the support they need to thrive, on their terms.
Business opportunities in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area
AMI chairman and co-founder Jonathan Cook in his column in South Africa's BusinessLive says that it's time local businesses took advantage of the opportunities made possible by the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.
Planning and leading in a time of uncertainty
In this uncertain season, leadership contribution is key if we are to go on with the daily business. It would be a disaster if uncertainty prevented us from planning for what we do know and can control.
AMI and Rwanda Cooperative Agency partner to provide business training to cooperatives in Rwanda
The partnership will ensure that members of both financial and non-financial cooperatives have free access to AMI’s extensive online learning platforms.
Finding Hope in the Holidays
At last the holidays are here. Traditionally this is a season of hope, so what better time to re-connect with the ultimate source of hope in your life especially if you are in leadership.
What we’ve learned from serving 1000s of Africans SMEs this year
Read our latest report – ‘Business Development Support in a Time of Crisis’ – outlining our learnings since March 2020.
Creating an emotionally healthy and resilient team
Fostering respect, understanding and genuineness amongst teams will go a long way to sustain and grow your company.
AMI’s December Entrepreneur of the Month
Meet Claire Mongeau, our AMI Entrepreneur of the month. Claire is the CEO and Co-Founder of M-Shule. M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning management platform designed to improve performance for millions of primary school students across Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa.