Entries by takecharge

How to Bounce Back When You’re Feeling Down

Being a pastor isn’t easy. It’s hard work. It’s emotionally taxing. We’re just as subject to the pressure to hustle and grind as anyone in a professional role, and sometimes, the grind gets to us. You can only hustle so long until you’re out of energy. I’ve found that when discouragement attacks, it usually attacks […]

Most Important thing a Pastor must do!

Every pastor I know is faced with numerous decisions every day. Some of those decisions can impact people greatly. While there are a plethora of decisions a pastor can make daily, what is the most important? The Most Important Decision The most important decision a pastor can make daily is to begin his day with […]

10 New Ideas for Making Money on the Side

There is no better use for spare time than turning it into spare money. Image credit: Hero Images | Getty Images JOHN RAMPTON CONTRIBUTOR Entrepreneur and Connector DECEMBER 23, 2016 Every year we make the same resolutions, like losing weight or to quit smoking. What about making more money? While there proven ways to make extra […]

11 African Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Business Landscape

From hi-tech to fashion to branding, startups are transforming the continent and supercharging commerce. OBIANUJU HELEN OKOYE CONTRIBUTOR Entrepreneur, Healthcare and Business Consultant JANUARY 2, 2017 Africa is not a country. It is a continent bursting with jewels and ingenuity. Boasting several countries with the fastest growing global economies, the Sub-Saharan African region is a […]

The 9 Things You Need to Let Go of For Success in 2017

AMNA SHAMIM CONTRIBUTOR Founder, Legal Green Marketing DECEMBER 30, 2016 As an entrepreneur, you are your best friend and your worst enemy. You vacillate between believing in your ability to take on the world, making it better as only you can, and doubting your worth, self-sabotaging through procrastination and unnecessary spending. You can make 2017 your […]

Just add a little innovation to it …

During a visit to a major American university recently, Strive Masiyiwa, the founder of Econet Wireless, was asked by one of the students, what was the best industry to be in if one wants to make money, today. Here is an extract from that reply: “Its all the same… the difference is how much unique […]

Just add a little innovation…Part 2

One of my friends based in London, built a small dental surgery, and now it is a global chain, found even in Japan. Does that necessarily mean, I should set up a dental surgery chain across Africa? One of my neighbors, in South Africa, is a cabinetmaker, that trained as a carpenter, but he developed a […]

My View of the Society

Whilst it is not always possible to respond to all the wonderful comments, I get, I just wanted to share with you, some thoughts arising from some of the comments, I saw recently. I travel around the world a lot, and when I am looking at a society, this is what I look at: SOCIETY […]

Agriculture in Africa

As an entrepreneur, I am really excited about the potential in agriculture. If I were a young person, starting out in business today, I would seriously consider agriculture. The first thing, you would need to do is to change the way you see agriculture. Many people make the mistake of seeing agriculture, as nothing more […]