Saturday, 5 August 2017

What 'Generation Y' can do for your business


Curious 'Generation Y'ers' such as Peks Ikeji (M) often return to Bank & Entrepreneur Africa Lady Vendors, Chinyere (L) and Amarachi (R) to buy every edition of the magazine

Gen Y'ers - those born in the 80s and 90s - are often referred to by society as fickle, irresponsible, and technology nerds. But looking at the people they meet everyday while selling Bank & Entrepreneur Africa magazines, our Lady Vendors will tell you otherwise. They see, instead, a bunch of constantly curious people.

This is how Generation Y'ers have impacted the Lady Vendors: They stop by the ladies, and incredulously ask why anyone would still be selling hard copy magazines in a digital age. While the ladies are looking a little confused (this kind of questioning is not in their sales script), the Gen Y'er asks permission to flip through the publication. They spot a whole lot of websites and email addresses. They are impressed with the handy resources. They buy a copy, and tell us how they scan the information into their phones. So it's scan, store, and click or share. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

5 video games entrepreneurs should play


Video games are not just for fun! There are numerous lessons you can learn from them, ranging from time management to finding solutions to every day entrepreneurial problems. As a busy small business owner, you will find that the advanced games available today can actually teach you a valuable business skill or two. It may not be real-world experience, but some of the decisions you’re forced to make in the virtual realm are situations you probably encounter in business. We have selected two websites to guide business owners to the best video games for building business skills:
iamanentrepreneur  and allbusiness

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Entrepreneur idea: Sleep Café startup, Siesta & Go!


Siesta and Go founder, Maria Estrella Jorro de Inza has found a way to bring back the siesta to Spain, making money while her countrymen take that precious afternoon nap.Her startup concept is simple: for just £12.35 per hour, any business person gets to unwind and take a power nap in a private bedroom before heading back to work. Bankers, lawyers and consultants catch up on their sleep at Siesta and Go - Madrid’s first nap-bar located in Azca, in the heart of the city’s financial district, which is home to firms like HSBC, Google and Deloitte.