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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...
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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.

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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Women entrepreneurs are changing the face of business in Turkey

Awareness is growing in Turkey about entrepreneurship. There are now networks and incubators to help budding entrepreneurs find mentors and investors.
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In Silicon Valley, bright ideas blossom into billion-dollar businesses

It's more than a place that rewards innovation and tolerates failure, where young entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have found success. It's a mindset.