Does my startup look big in this? Mixing startups and style

By: Editorial Team  What can entrepreneurs learn from fashionistas? More than you would think, says Perry Kamel, business development lead for Microsoft 4Afrika. At first glance they may seem poles apart. But as a lover of fashion and through her role supporting African small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Perry has found the parallels useful in…

0

10 ways to improve productivity in your small business

With 84% of organisations now having a remote workforce according to Gartner, being productive is no longer confined to the desk or office. It requires the ability to work and collaborate from anywhere.  It’s for this reason that we’ve focused on enhancing your productivity with Office 2016, and especially Office 365. We’ve selected 10 tools…

0

How communication can help grow your small business

By Editorial team  If you log on to the Biz4Afrika online platform, you will see a pop-up for a brand new, downloadable eBooklet: Getting started with PR & Communications. Microsoft 4Afrika together with communication experts recently put this online toolkit together, to assist African startups on a small budget with their communications strategies. We spoke…

0

Supporting Africa’s culture of innovation for a better tomorrow

Posted by Robert Kayihura, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day, a global event that brings attention to the importance of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s theme is ‘Creativity: The Next Generation”. This got me thinking –when we look at the next generation in Africa,…

1

SMBs Keep Africa’s Economy Moving

Posted by Robert Kayihura Director – Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Microsoft understands the importance of small and medium businesses (SMBs) to Africa’s economy, which is why in November we launched Keep Your Business Moving. This online program is designed to provide advice to SMB owners as well as the budding entrepreneurs that are key…

4

Where Have Africa's Future Builders Gone?

Posted by Louis OtienoRegional Director, Business Development & Strategy for Microsoft Africa Original source: This is Africa – Where Have Africa’s Future Builders Gone? “Young people around the world are facing an emerging opportunity divide between those who have access to a good education, the skills and connections to be successful and those who do…

0

Building Your Own Business? A New Curriculum Helps Young People Find Success

Guest Post by William S. ReesePresident and CEO, International Youth Foundation Micro and small businesses are enormously important, serving as engines of economic growth in communities across the globe. In developing African countries in particular, small start ups – when successful – can play a positive role in the day-to-day survival of those living at the bottom…

8