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Can you force innovation?

People with successful businesses say the idea for their venture came to them “out of the blue.” But many experts believe that innovation follows patterns.

The original social network: How global diasporas can mean big business

In trade, trust is essential between buyers and sellers. How can distant strangers begin to build that trust? Diaspora communities can be the bridge.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit needs you

Attention, entrepreneurs and investors! Applications for the July 25–26 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya are due May 18. Read on to find out more.
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Could your business benefit your community? Find out November 13

You have a great idea for a business and would like to move forward with it. Before you do, have you thought about whether...

Kenya: Africa’s innovation hub

Kenya is becoming known as the “Silicon Savannah,” thanks largely to its growing information, communications and technology sector.
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A designer rocks the fashion world while fighting malaria

Ghanaian Papa Oppong is not only breaking into the fashion world, he is fighting malaria by designing children's wear with a fabric that repels mosquitoes.
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Startup 101: After you start, what comes next?

For any startup, a great business plan and targeting the right market are essential. But then comes the hard part of running the fledgling enterprise.
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Got a business idea? Take this leap.

The world improves one great idea at a time. Ask the Kenyan who turned a bicycle into a cellphone charger. Or the South African...

A road to the future is paved with solar panels

Entrepreneurs Scott and Julie Brusaw use crowdfunding to bring a powerful idea to the world.