Meet Novat Karol, the founder of Elimu Living Lab

BizzAfrica: Tell us about yourself?  I am Novat Karol, a firstborn in a family of four children of which three are boys and one is a girl. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I did my high school at Bwiru Boys Technical school andContinue reading “Meet Novat Karol, the founder of Elimu Living Lab”

Registering a business in Ghana: The basic steps

Below are some basic steps in registering your company. 1.  Acquire a Tax Identification Number (TIN). This is done by completing a Ghana Revenue Authority Tax Payer Registration Form. The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) officers after processing the TIN, send a text message  for you to collect the TIN. This applies to both the onlineContinue reading “Registering a business in Ghana: The basic steps”

The journey of an entrepreneur

‘If there is anything you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it’ Johann Wolfgang Von (1749-1832) Breaking the hard surface looks odd for business starters. There is no business-startup with magical bestowments or turnaround overnight. There were basic tumbles that constrained and restricted some renowned entrepreneursContinue reading “The journey of an entrepreneur”

Intellectual Property Law: Getting your trademark

The world is full of trademarks! On the streets, on signboards, at shopping malls, on customized cars, in television ads, etc you will find trademarks of several companies advertising their products. The trademark helps us to distinguish one company from another. READ ALSO: Intellectual Property Law: Protecting your idea WHAT IS A TRADEMARK? A trademarkContinue reading “Intellectual Property Law: Getting your trademark”

What you never knew about Angola

Angola is the seventh-largest country in Africa and is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to west. READ ALSO: What you never knew about Algeria GEOGRAPHY: At 1,246,620 km2 (481,321 sq miles), Angola is the world’s twenty-third largest country. It is comparable in size to Mali, or twice theContinue reading “What you never knew about Angola”

Rising Star: Meet Ayuba Tanko, founder of Ayuba Tanko Photography

Young people around the continent are doing extraordinary things with their skills. With brilliant ideas they come up with solutions that could solve many problems on our continent. To BizzAfrica any such problem solver is a rising star that must be given the chance to shine. Dear readers our rising star for this edition isContinue reading “Rising Star: Meet Ayuba Tanko, founder of Ayuba Tanko Photography”

Top tips for starting your own business

With youth unemployment at record highs, one way for young people to get a job is to start their own business. Instead of waiting for someone else to hire you, why not set up a company and employ yourself? But how do you launch a business during an economic downturn? READ ALSO: Intellectual Property: ProtectingContinue reading “Top tips for starting your own business”

7 serious mistakes startups make

Shikhar Ghosh of the Harvard Business School opines that, “Nearly 70% of all startups fail.” If that’s not alarming, then I don’t know what it is. Even more important, it sparks a crucial question of: “What aren’t startups doing right, what is the reason they wield such high attrition rate?” READ ALSO: 10 businesses youContinue reading “7 serious mistakes startups make”