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Let’s get one thing clear: Entrepreneurship is hard work. It is back-breaking, time-consuming, mentally exhausting hard work. The next thing to get clear? Entrepreneurship is fulfilling work. It is eye-popping, heart pumping, positive energy filled fulfilling work. To put it plainly, entrepreneurship is worth it! However, African businesses founded between...

The right mentoring relationship can be a powerful tool for professional growth. You are ready for a mentor if you are willing to take advice and criticism, put forth an effort and maintain relationships. However, not everyone is mentor material. You have to look for someone with...

Decision making is a core skill irrespective of where you are on the career ladder When it comes to making decisions the recipe for perfection rarely exists. We face an almost endless pursuit to make the perfect decisions at all times (or at least nine out of...

To persuade someone or to win them over, you need to learn to sell yourself. Selling often rubs us off the wrong way. We imagine sales people as dishonest and willing to say anything just to get a sale. But, you need to understand that we are...

What is communication? Communication is the process of sharing ideas, opinions, facts and values from one individual or organization to another. Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills in life and has the power to affect growth in all aspects of your...

“Leadership is not a magnetic personality – that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’- that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher...

The oxford dictionary defines a mentor as an “experienced and trusted adviser”. Although the roots of the mentoring practice are lost in ancient times, the earlier records show the Goddess Athena take on the appearance of a mentor to Telemachus in Greek mythology. In present times, companies,...

"Whether you seek out your own or are assigned one by your company, having a mentor can be a wonderful asset, no matter the stage you're at in your career." said Rachel Bitte. A mentor's job is to guide you toward making good decisions that affect how...

To become successful, you will need to develop certain key strengths. These are called soft skills and not usually taught in most African schools, universities and colleges. You will have to develop them yourself but not to worry, Mentor Africa Foundation is here for you. You should...

The not-so-proverbial 1 percent of the world roughly controls 44.8 percent of the world’s wealth according to an Oxfam report which places half of the world’s wealth in the hands of 26 billionaires. But how do they do it?  The truly wealthy, how are they able to amass...

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