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Affichage des articles du août, 2016

Failed businesses: A path to entrepreneurial success

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Sometimes knowing when to start again is the best thing you can do as a budding entrepreneur. ActionCOACH’s Pieter Scholtzdiscusses using a failed business idea as a platform for success. To be a truly successful jockey, you’re going to have ride a lot of horses. There’s no way to tell how well a horse will compete on race day until it’s on the track – and by then, what you thought would end in success,

Creating a learning marketing and sales organisation to win

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Delivering sales and marketing excellence in the face of a dynamic market is vitally important for driving brand growth and gaining a competitive advantage. Several studies have shown that companies with better sales and marketing capabilities grow faster; therefore a focus on capabilities is required to ensure brands achieve their desired

What Africa can learn from Sheffield’s investment deal with China

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The British press has been devoting acres of coverage to a £1bn (US$1.31bn) foreign direct investment deal into Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England. Branded as an extension of the “golden era” of relations between Britain and China, the contract between Sheffield and Sichuan Guodong Construction Group

5 Things I Didn't Know a Year Ago That Are Essential to Starting Anything 'Big'

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By NICOLA CORZINE, entrepreneur.com
When I first took the helm as executive director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center over a year ago, I brought with me 15 years of experience in the Silicon Valley venture capital community. I’d been through tech booms and busts, economic upswings and downturns, so I was feeling an abundance of confidence: Like anyone who’s been in a profession for over a decade, I (initially) found it easy to sit back

How to Drive Product Strategy With a Personal Touch

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By MURRAY NEWLANDS, entrepreneur.com Small businesses need all of the help they can get, and Terry Hicks, chief product officer at Infusionsoft, certainly lends a hand. Hicks comes from a very strong leadership background at Intuit,

Vodafone-Afrimax Group poursuit son déploiement au Cameroun, avec pour objectif d'offrir des services de 4G LTE

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Le partenariat constitué de Vodafone, l'opérateur britannique des services de télécommunication, et Afrimax Group, une société de télécommunication fondée en 2013 et présente dans 17 marchés d'Afrique subsaharienne, finalise actuellement le déploiement de son réseau au Cameroun, en vue du lancement prochain d'un service de connexion 4 GLTE, a-t-on appris d'une source proche du processus. « Les équipements sont déjà presque déployés et l'entreprise continue de renforcer ses

International Sugar Company SA engage la concurrence avec Sosucam, filiale camerounaise du français Somdiaa

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Les consommateurs verront bientôt apparaître dans les rayons des grandes surfaces les nouvelles boîtes de sucre mises sur le marché par la société de droit camerounais International Sugar company SA (Insuco). L’entreprise a en effet été autorisée par le gouvernement du Cameroun à produire du sucre en morceaux et en bûchettes depuis janvier 2016. Elle dispose d’une usine de transformation et de commercialisation de sucre de canne raffinée, basée dans la ville de Douala depuis décembre 2015. Cet outil de production

Digital Economy : Over 100 Projects Identified

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The National Strategy Plan for Digital Economy was the focus of a meeting in the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on Friday August 26, 2016.  The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications knows what Cameroon will look

La Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale a immatriculé 111 812 assurés volontaires au 30 juin 2016

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La Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale (Cnps) annonce qu’elle a immatriculé 111 812 assurés volontaires au 30 juin 2016.  En vue de l’augmentation du taux de couverture de cette catégorie d'assurés, le directeur général (DG) de cette institution étatique, Alain Olivier Noël Mekulou Mvondo Akam, a indiqué au cours d’une conférence avec son personnel qu’il va falloir « intégrer un module sur le marketing ». L’idée, d'après le DG,

Sika, le chimiste suisse du bâtiment, s’implante au Cameroun et à Djibouti

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Le chimiste du bâtiment Sika a annoncé, dans un communiqué publié le 23 août, l'ouverture de deux nouvelles succursales au Cameroun et à Djibouti. «Outre son marché local, Djibouti est un endroit idéal pour accéder au marché éthiopien voisin, qui est l'un des plus importants en Afrique», a précisé le groupe zougois. Au Cameroun,

Plus de 1000 employés camerounais à recruter sur le chantier de construction du barrage de Bini à Warak?

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La société chinoise Sinohydro annonce qu’elle va employer environ 1400 travailleurs sur le chantier de construction du barrage de Bini à Warak, dans la partie septentrionale du Cameroun. Sur ces effectifs globaux, plus de 1000 employés seront de nationalité camerounaise, contre 400 Chinois, précise l’entreprise. D’une capacité de production de 75 MW, le futur barrage viendra suppléer celui de Lagdo, qui fait face à une demande d’électricité sans cesse croissance.

The OECD recently launched the “Development Co-Operation Report - The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities”

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The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a huge challenge in today’s world and if public resources are fundamental, it is proven that they are not enough. The official development assistance (ODA) provided by the global community reached $132 million in 2015, but the investment need is much higher. The achievement of SDGs in developing countries requires around $3.3 to 4.5 trillion

«Think big»: pourquoi les entrepreneurs américains dominent?

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C’est presque devenu un classique de prendre en exemple les américains quand vient le temps de parler d’entrepreneuriat. Ils sont non seulement à la tête des plus grandes et des plus innovantes entreprises, ils sont leaders dans l’univers entrepreneurial dans presque tous les domaines. Bien que de plus en plus de régions du monde commencent à leur faire compétition, elles sont encore à des années lumière de les rattraper. Qu’est-ce qui explique

Appel à candidatures:Le Groupe de la Banque mondiale recherche des doctorant(e)s d’Afrique subsaharienne

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LES POINTS MARQUANTSLes doctorants ressortissants des pays d’Afrique subsaharienne, et en particulier les femmes, sont invités à postuler à un programme de recrutement proposé par la Région Afrique du Groupe de la Banque mondiale. Les candidats sélectionnés effectueront

Affaires foncières: trop de litiges

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Par Sorèle GUEBEDIANG , Cameroon TribunePour les résoudre, le Mindcaf et les parties impliquées examinent depuis mercredi les lois et les pratiques en vigueur afin d’améliorer les procédures.

Les nombreux problèmes fonciers et domaniaux que connaît le Cameroun sont de divers

7 Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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By Sam Hurley, startupnation.com
Thinking of quitting your job to chase your dreams of entrepreneurship? It’s often a quandary for many young professionals who hold such aspirations. Weighing the pros and cons of self-employment seems an endless process and letting go of that “guaranteed” salary is a tough decision for many aspiring entrepreneurs.
In fact, it’s most likely one of

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Develop Business Skills

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By Jess Harris, startupnation.com Many business owners realize their skills deficit after launching their startup, then quickly scrambled to bridge the gap. Whether you’re preparing to start a new company or you want to become a better leader, here are six ways you can develop your

Bringing SMEs onto the e-Commerce Highway

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Source: intracen.org This report is a starting point for public-private dialogue to address e-commerce bottlenecks, especially for small firms in developing countries.

Small firms face policy challenges in four processes typical to all e-commerce: establishing online business, international e-payment, international delivery and aftersales. To improve competitiveness,

"Barriers to Innovation in Indian Small and Medium Enterprises": a new policy paper released by ADB

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Small and Medium Enterprises play a crucial role in economic development and are fundamental for the competitiveness of any country. The Asian Development Bank(INSME Member) has recently published a policy paper that explores the current situation in India with particular attention to innovation processes.

By analyzing innovation performances and policies focusing on Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises

Agro-industrial Park: Experts Review Establishment Strategy

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By Victorine BIY NFOR, Cameroon Tribune The groundwork for the putting in place of a research and innovation center and incubators in the technological agro-industrial park in Cameroon is advancing.  Experts in technological development

New Economic And Environmental Opportunities!

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By Nkendem FORBINAKE, Cameroon Tribune An international conference began in Yaounde to specifically address the use of bamboos and rotan in the fabrication not only of furniture, but also of several handy goods that make life very easy for many. A recent study indicates

Waste Management: Government Seeks To Create Clearing House

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By Victorine BIY NFOR, Cameroon Tribune The Minister of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development organized an inter-sector meeting in Yaounde yesterday.  Representatives of public

Entrepreneurship: 25 Cameroonians Selected For Tony Elumelu Programme

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What Kills A Startup?

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Often times we only consider the factors that lead to the success of a startup, however these are the common factors that we may often overlook that lead to the failure of startups:
1. Being inflexible and not actively seeking or using customer feedback
Ignoring your users is a tried and true way to fail. Yes that sounds obvious but this was the #1

Accounting Errors that Entrepreneurs Make

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At some point you might make a mistake in your accounts, and thereafter you realize fixing accounting errors often is expensive. Being a small business owner, you ought to prevent your books from typical accounting errors.
Errors in accounting take place with everybody. However, there are many steps you can take

Why Your First Job Should Never Be Your Family Business

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“A successful business is often the best thing that can happen to a family – and the worst.”
Parents always want to pass on their legacy to children. That could be the reason why more than 80% of businesses globally are family owned. While getting acquainted with business right from childhood can help develop your entrepreneurial instincts, taking up your first job

10 Lessons on Entrepreneurship from Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos, the “king of online retail,” is one of the most influential entrepreneurs and investors of our time. The founder of Amazon also owns The Washington Post, one of the main investors in Uber, placing it at number 15 of the richest men in the world, with an estimated US $ 38.500 million fortune. We present

5 Essentials to Becoming a Millionaire Before You're 30

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By , entrepreneur.com
Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert There are so many people today who think that their twenties are a time where they must struggle financially. However, this doesn’t have to be true. There are in fact ways to become a millionaire before you hit 30. If you dream of becoming a millionaire in your twenties, here are five of the most important things to keep

USA: The 15 Most Profitable Small-Business Industries

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By Research Editor Being talented with numbers can really pay off if you’re looking to start a profitable business. Accounting and tax services takes the top spot on the list of the most profitable type of small business with a generous 18.4 percent net profit margin followed by real-estate services (15.2 percent), law firms (14.5 percent) and doctor’s offices (13 percent)

7 Habits of Highly-Effective Entrepreneurs

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By
Founder and CEO of The Kini Group
Habits form our lives. They provide a framework on which we build professional success and personal happiness. As a society, we’re fascinated with the habits of others, usually prominent figures – celebrities, political figures, and, of course, famous entrepreneurs.  (Think: Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, to name

APE Cameroun-Union européenne: Liste des produits concernés par le démantèlement tarifaire

4 Ways to Earn Trust From Prospects and Customers

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By KAREN MISHRA, entrepreneur.com The first thing your customers will do when evaluating your products and services is decideif they trust you. Gaining their trust will be hard to do at first, as they won’t have much to go on. However, it is possible to show your customers that they can count on you to perform by simply proving to them them that you are reliable. Answer your phone

Union africaine : Les leçons du sommet de Kigali

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Le Camerounais Constant Aimé Lonkeng Ngouana nommé Représentant-résident du Fmi en Jamaïque

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(Investir au Cameroun) - Spécialiste d’économétrie et d’économie internationale, le Camerounais Constant Aimé Lonkeng Ngouana (photo) vient de prendre officiellement fonction à Kingston, en Jamaïque, en qualité de représentant résident du Fonds monétaire international (FMI), a-t-on appris de bonnes sources. Arrivé au FMI en 2010, ce licencié en mathématiques de l’Université de Yaoundé

Nécrologie: il s’appelait André Fotso et la promotion de la culture entrepreneuriale prend un coup

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Par Alliance NYOBIA, Cameroon Tribune Le président du Gicam, capitaine d’industrie, est mort à Paris ce mardi 2 août à presque 58 ans. André Fotso n’est plus. Né le 8 août 1958 à Bandjoun dans la région de l’Ouest, le président en exercice du Groupement inter-patronal du Cameroun (Gicam), élu en 2012 et réélu en 2015, a rendu l’âme dans la nuit du mardi 2 août 2016 à Paris. L’homme a finalement perdu le combat qui l’opposait à la maladie depuis quelques années. Le grand capitaine d’industrie était apparu