Borrowing money is a necessity of life. This is especially so for business development and personal emergencies. But loans are never free. There is usually a cost element attached to the facility. This is interest factor. The interest rate on a debt is a very important element in determining its suitable or otherwise.
To borrow or not to borrow is not...Read more
Starting a business is a courageous decision. It is tantamount to venturing into the dark with no guarantees of achieving your objective. It is synonymous with taking control of your destiny, mindful of all the risks and responsibilities involved. Despite the challenge, the following guidelines would help to assure your success.
Always have a plan. Written plan. A good plan...Read more
Amber Venz Box shares her advice for young entrepreneurs. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Amber Venz Box has always had...Read more
On March 21, 2018, 44 African leaders gathered at Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the framework that establishes the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTFA) – aimed at creating a single continental market for goods and services as well as a Customs union with free movement of capital and business travelers.
In line with this commitment, parliaments of at least 22 countries...Read more
Over $158 million has been unlocked in private capital for 2,846 agribusinesses under the USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP). Forty (40) per cent of these enterprises are women-led. The five-year project aims to improve financing and investment in agribusinesses operating in the maize, soy, and rice value chains in the Northern Regions. A press statement signed by Rick...Read more
With African tech hubs, startups and founders starting to mature and gain deeper understanding of local markets after a few years of heady hype that was more about potential than substance, investors increasingly look towards the continent.
Partech Ventures’ latest annual funding report shows that venture capital funding in 2017 reached $560 million, recording 53% year on year growth. The scale of...Read more