Social grants provide an important cushion amid poverty in South Africa.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
British Steel workers face an uncertain post-industrial future.
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The experience of former industrial heartlands offers lessons in how to revitalise communities when big industries close.
Refugees from the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are rebuilding their lives one stitch at a time.
Displaced by the terrorist insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, refugees aren't wallowing in self-pity. They're mobilising whatever resources they can to rebuild livelihoods.
Academics, farmers and entrepreneurs in Malawi integrate their expertise.
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Local based approaches from farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs prove successful for innovation in Malawi.
Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa.
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Some entrepreneurship support models work better than others. Governance and structure is key to their success, or failure.
A man offers his services at a traffic intersection in Cape Town. Almost 55% of South African youth are unemployed.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
A woman weaves cane sticks to produce baskets in the Maryland community in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigeria, like many emerging countries, needs to educate its women at the same rate it does its men to enhance entrepreneurship.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
Young entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to universities to help launch their businesses.
Rather than bypass college to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, members of Generation Z are increasingly partnering with universities to launch new startups, a university president says.
Research shows that so-called angel investors who write cheques to startups have a much bigger and more positive impact than governments providing ‘founding’ help to entrepreneurs.
New research shows supporting angel investors, rather than giving startups 'founding' help, fosters entrepreneurship.
Indigenous youth planning on attending post-secondary education would benefit from appropriate financial literacy information. Here students Cheyenne Wilson, 13, Roy Joseph, 13, centre, and Connor Roberts, 13, after attending a presentation by B.C.‘s representative for Children and Youth at Shoreline Community School in Victoria, B.C., on May 15, 2018.
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Indigenous entrepreneurship is growing at a rate six times faster than the general Canadian population and it is 10 years younger. Culturally relevant financial literacy is critical to its success.
Disruption does not always drive the most monumental or ingenious innovation. The stress of running from wolves is hardly conducive to good planning.
Necessity and desperation are portrayed as the prime motivators of innovative behaviour, but in reality, stability and holistic incentives go a long way to freeing up creative energy.
Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste was an excessively dominant, forceful and feared boss.
Steinhoff was the darling of investors, asset managers, analysts and financial journalists. But its success was built on shaky foundations.
Jump or hold tight?
Halloween and the celebrations of the Dia de Muertos make us remember of one of the most natural feelings shared among living creatures: fear.
Informal trading in Fordsburg, Johannesburg.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
A positive outlook is great – but it can lead to some ill judged start up ideas.
French President Emmanuel Macron (C- bottom) poses with participants of the “Tech for Planet” event in Paris, on December 12, 2017, ahead of the One Planet Summit.
In a recent Twitter post, French president Macron reminded the world that the word "entrepreneur" is in fact French.
Cuba is freeing up the market in residential private property but with a public referendum still to come, what impact will such measures have for ordinary Cubans.
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.