Universal basic income could save the small business sector
Apart from the obvious moral imperative to treat extreme poverty, a basic income grant would be just the thing to help devastated small businesses recover from the pandemic.
Can entrepreneurship be taught?
For decades some have argued that entrepreneurs are born, not made, and others have argued that even the most talented person won’t succeed without the knowledge and skills required for business. As with most nature/nurture debates, there is truth on both sides.
Just laws serve the interests of both the big and the small
One family’s housing disaster turns out to be another’s joy.
The Management of Small Things
To succeed in business or in providing public services one needs obsessive attention to quality and reliability, driven by empathy for the customer and a belief that it is up to me to help them.
How to Celebrate MSME Day 2021 After a Challenging Year
It was a hard year and it may be difficult for business owners to think about celebrating. AMI shares why we should thankful for MSMEs, especially over the last year, and provides some practical ways for MSMEs to celebrate and take action on #MSMEDay21
AMI’s April Entrepreneur of the Month
Meet David Okello Kiro, our AMI Entrepreneur of the month. David is the Owner & Founder of Great Africa Tours Ltd.
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.