A model of government and business collaboration to create jobs
The collaboration of governments and private sector is essential for the creation of jobs. Youth@worK, tells a great story illustrating how government and private sector can collaborate to create small businesses and jobs for unemployed youth.
Government creates the conditions in which businesses grow jobs
It is the job of government to provide the good soil and regular watering and weeding that businesses need to flourish.
A life lived honourably can help change the world
A past colleague and good friend, Conrad Viedge, passed away on Saturday after battling cancer. I was considering writing this column about business ethics, and the two came together rather well. Conrad was a good man in every sense. Not only did he pay his taxes, which I am sure he did, but when it came to work, friends and family he went beyond compliance to consider what would be best for them.
3 Ways Networking Can Grow Your Business in 2022
Networking is an increasingly important skill not only for career professionals but also for entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting or growing their businesses. People are the most important asset of any business. They determine how you sell, where you sell, and who you sell to. For your business to grow and succeed, you need to be in contact with the right people. However, the people part of any business is more than the employees and customers. It also includes your supplies, distributors, social networks, and even your competitors.
Careful planning can reduce the dreadful uncertainty we face
The last two years have seen the least predictable business conditions most of us can remember. Covid threw 2020’s plans out of the window and has made the future entirely uncertain ever since. We hope, but still cannot be sure, that conditions will return to some degree of predictability in 2022
Cinq réflexions sur le soutien aux entrepreneurs, managers et leaders en Afrique
Alors que l’année démarre, nous partageons cinq réflexions sur ce que nous avons appris en soutenant plus de 5 000 entrepreneurs et dirigeants africains l’année dernière, et sur la manière dont cela guidera notre action pour 2022.
Choose the future of your company and country
Does your company maintain a thriving culture beyond your influence? What structures, procedures and habits maintain things as they should be? Do your people understand what makes for sustainable success and are they committed to this? Every organisation is unique
Skills development as a tool for sustainable progress towards SDG 2: Zero Hunger in Africa.
Sustainable agriculture practices are critical for the advancement of SDG2: Zero Hunger in Africa. At the African Management Institute, we believe that agri-MSMEs are the super seed for improving Africa’s food systems, helping to unlock smallholder production capacity in the fight to end zero hunger.
Upskilling middle-managers is serious business for Africa’s energy access and climate solutions
Sylvia Achando of Kenya was just out of college when she began her career in Africa’s emerging off-grid energy sector. Now 31 years old, she leads the collections department at Solar Panda, which provides innovative home solar systems to remote villages in rural Kenya.
We can all help create and preserve jobs
People in the informal sector need mentors to guide them through basic business concepts to be able to thrive.
Are some governments killing small businesses by not paying?
Everyone says we need thriving SMEs to reduce unemployment, but not everyone puts their intentions into practice. As part of a series on creating a supportive ecosystem for SMEs, this column looks at the role of government.
Why sharing might not always be caring in a small business
There are several reasons why entrepreneurs avoid giving away equity – unless they are in a fast-growth business and need investors.