How to Apply for Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship 2014 Competition – anyone with the Desire can Become an Entrepreneur

youth entrepreneurship competition

Deadline for entries: June 30 2014 The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international program launched by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO. The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities. Everyone has the potential to become an entrepreneur. You do not […]

2014 National Instruments Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Africa

Have you ever had an idea for a project that can become a business and benefit the local community? The National Instruments proudly present the 2014 NI Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Africa to make their ideas a reality. The goal is to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship among future and recent engineering graduates in […]

Anzisha Prize $75,000 Young Entrepreneurs Awards by African Leadership Academy (ALA) 2014

Anzisha prize- African Leadership Academy

The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 12 finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the African Leadership Academy […]

The Tony Elumelu Foundation provides sponsorship grant to Afrit Education Foundation for Innovation Cluster Mapping Project

The Tony Elumelu Foundation ( announced today that it has provided grant support for the Nigeria Innovations Cluster Mapping project. Executed by the African Institution of Technology’s (AFRIT) Education Foundation, the project intends to uncover innovation clusters—groups of companies in similar industries employing new technologies in their business—across Nigeria. The research provided by this project will […]

How to cut your share in the N318 billion ecommerce business in Nigeria

Online Shopping in nigeria

I visited Jumia office at Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja last week Thursday, 20th February 2014, and had my mouth wide open at the growth rate of ecommerce business in Nigeria; a warehouse the size of a football stadium, over 500 smart, young and agile employees, continuous in and out movement of delivery vans and motorbikes, all […]

Traditional or E-Publishing: Options for First-Time Authors

writing resources

This article is a guest contribution by Muhammed Tosin. Ultimately, the dream of every writer is to get published. But the odds just seem all ganged up against you: no publisher is prepared to invest in your manuscript; no veteran author is willing to give you a referral; you have little or no capital to […]

Myth 4: Do you need a formal Business Plan to start a business? How Successful companies evolve

Writing a business plan

This article is the third part of a series of articles on 7 Myths about building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 4: “Successful businesses make their best moves by strategic formal business plan” If you search for the keyword ‘Business Plan’ on Amazon book store; guess how many books will turned out – […]

Myth 3: Money is not one of the top 3 reasons real Entrepreneurs start their Business

Money for business

This article is the third part of a series of articles on 7 Myths about building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 3: “Successful businesses exist solely to make money” What do you consider the primary purpose of starting a business or pursuing a career? For most people, it is to make a lot […]

Myth 2: Do you need Charisma to build a successful business?

Martin Luther Charismatic Leader

This article is the Second part of a series of articles on 7 Myths about building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 2: “Successful business requires great and charismatic visionary leaders” I once heard a business analyst describe Aliko Dangote’s speaking style as dull, non-energetic and non-charismatic. “He is not a classic example of […]

5 Entrepreneurs who proved you don’t need a ‘Great Idea’ to start a successful business

Great idea myth to build a business

This article is the first part of a series of articles on the 7 Myths about starting and building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 1: “It takes a great idea to start a business” Do you aspire to become an entrepreneur; a business owner? May be you are consistently in a brainstorming session […]

2014 – The year to Promote Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurial spirit in 2014

First of all, from AfterschoolAfrica, I wish you a happy and prosperous New year – 2014. The year is already on the move, with the usual unwillingness of any year to wait for anyone. How swiftly 2013 swept by… What are your goals for 2014? What plans are you making to achieve them? I believe […]

10 Inspiring stories of Nigerians who quit their career, pursued their passion and Became Successful

Quit your Job! Pursure Passion! Become Successful

Sometimes we find ourselves at the cross road of our career. It used to seem as if you knew where you were going but suddenly, you are left to ask the life changing questions; is this really what I want? Should I go left or right? Should I stick with this or try something different? […]