How This Million-Dollar Fashion Startup Is Helping African Entrepreneurs Stay in Business

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Five percent of sales will go to a charity that supports small business owners in Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, and South Sudan Tom Cridland sells a $100 "Entrepreneur's Shirt"--guaranteed to last 30 years.

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Three Things You Can Learn from Optical Illusions in less than Three Minutes


Lesson 2: This was a test done by Robert Laws, a doctor who ran a Scottish mission in what is now Malawi during the 1800s. Why is the old lady looking down? .

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Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccine introduction in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and previously at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Got a question for Kathryn? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live.

Finnish Off-Grid Power Firm Nocart Breaks Into Africa


Nocart, which delivers distributed power plants combining solar, wind, bio and other energy sources as well as energy storage, said on Tuesday it had won orders in Malawi and Nigeria. “We

Why You Should Write an Annual Failure Report

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The 2010 failure report , for example, features a story by an employee named Owen Scott about his efforts to improve the water-infrastructure monitoring system in Malawi. Beyond the lessons learned, you''ll establish a culture that emboldens your employees to take risks.

Book Review: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

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Theroux lived in Malawi back in the day and he doesn’t mince words when he returns and finds the poverty just as bad, the aid programs just as ineffective. That was my Malawi epiphany.

Snack Company on a Mission

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So Walters and Hauser partnered with Valid Nutrition, a company based in Lilongwe, Malawi, to manufacture these nutrition packs. This young investment banker teamed up with a family friend to build Two Degrees Food, which gives a meal to a hungry child for every fruit bar it sells.

Searching for a Leader? Try looking in the Mirror

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Their work has changed the lives of countless citizens in Haiti, Malawi, Rwanda and other communities in need. Leadership is about figuring out what you believe and having the courage to act on it. Many people ask why we don't have more leaders.

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18 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


For every bottle sold, we give 5 years of clean water to a person in Ghana (we’ve helped people in Namibia and Malawi in the past too!). Each business has a story.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: CorpsAfrica

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They are currently working in Morocco and Malawi, but hope to expand to all 54 African nations. The stress of the holidays and debauchery of the New Year has faded away and, for a lot of us, this means we try to get serious about things we want to change in our lives.

Lithuanian Social Trading app Mobofree Takes A Step Deeper into West African Soil


According to Opera State of The Mobile Web, MoboFree belongs to the Top 8 sites in Nigeria, Top 5 in Zimbabwe and Top 9 in Malawi. When you think about it, Lithuania and West Africa don’t seem to have much in common.

Twitter Link Roundup #78 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Malawi Boy Builds Windmill Out of Junk – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Should You Tie Your Brand to a Philanthropic Cause?

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For every time a customer buys our products, they are also helping to feed a starving child in Malawi or Sierra Leone. There are pros and cons to tying your start-up to a philanthropic cause but it's worth the risk if your intentions are authentic. You have to be passionate about what you do.

37 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses


A split second after deciding to open my own business, I also knew I wanted to be a not-just-for-profit and achieved this in April this year with anywhere from 50c to $5 being donated from every sale to Microloan Foundation Australia who empowe r women in Malawi with small business loans.

Jedi Mind Tricks: 17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People


The data pitch contained statistics about food shortages in Malawi, lack of rain in Zambia, and the dislocation of millions in Angola. You want to be persuasive. The power to influence people to get what you want is sometimes all it takes to be successful.

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Startup Insights From Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak


So, Haiti, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia. I’m just wrapping up several weeks of attending conferences across both coasts. Of the ones I have been to recently, the Nantucket Conference has been my favorite.