Key Communication Skills for Expats Working in Africa

Entrepreneurs understand the importance of communicating clearly and accurately.  Each step of the way in their business life they must be certain that they are being understood.  Writing clear and accurate business plans and persuasive proposals is an essential.  Verbalizing brand strengths and differentiating it from the competition in compelling language is a must in […]

Cultural Fit Important in African Ventures

African Business Case Study Your interest in starting a business or project in Africa is not unique these days.  There are many players moving their operations or expanding into Africa.  The chief reason is the expanding economies of the region.  The International Monetary Fund, the leader in international economic indicators and projections, predicts the economy […]

3 Optimistic Reports of Africa’s Economic Future

Any American or European entrepreneurs or non-profits wishing to begin or upgrade their involvement in Africa can take heart that the economy on the continent is in the midst of some very promising changes.  As the three reports below point out, their is every reason to be optimistic. The World Bank sees an expanding middle […]

Four Challenges Often Overlooked by Expatriates Beginning Work in Africa

There are great rewards for working in Africa. I would not trade my twenty-five years of residence on the continent for anything. The results in changed lives, both mine and the African people around me, were more than worth any sacrifice I might have made. Any non-profit organization working in Africa has a tremendous opportunity […]

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