Episode 35: Marketing as a strategy for innovative entrepreneurs, with Fiona Kigen

Marketing is often the last thing entrepreneurs think about when making their product/service and starting their business. But marketing is a powerful strategy for entrepreneurs and must be part of the product development process right at the beginning. Fiona Kigen – a marketing expert, Ph.D., and Vice President – shares how entrepreneurs can do thisContinue reading “Episode 35: Marketing as a strategy for innovative entrepreneurs, with Fiona Kigen”

Episode 34: How to develop strategy as an entrepreneur

Strategy for entrepreneurs is more critical than the product/service that they offer. Strategy is about creating a plan to win right at the beginning of starting your business. In this episode, I talk about how Entrepreneurial Orientation is useful for entrepreneurs as a strategy. Stay tuned as this is a series. I also suggest toolsContinue reading “Episode 34: How to develop strategy as an entrepreneur”

Episode 29: Balancing family and identity as an entrepreneur

In this episode, Edzai Zvobwo and I speak about how to navigate family as an entrepreneur and how to design synergies and boundaries that help you thrive in your entrepreneurship journey. We talk about the importance of maintaining balance such that you stay centred while navigating the challenges of growing and starting a business. EdzaiContinue reading “Episode 29: Balancing family and identity as an entrepreneur”

What a fantastic season so far!

We’ve had incredible guests who have igniting our entrepreneurial minds this season! I look forward to sharing more conversations with these world-changers over the next few weeks. We will be releasing new episodes every 2nd week. Please feel free to listen to all the episodes so far in Season 2 here:

Episode 25: How social innovators create lasting change, with Daisy Kopolo

Social innovation has become part of our normal world. According to the World Economic Forum, social issues such as Climate Change, inequality, health, and poverty are problems that need urgent solutions. This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eagle Wings Consultancy – a pan-african networking and consultancy firm founded by Candy Kansokomona. YouContinue reading “Episode 25: How social innovators create lasting change, with Daisy Kopolo”

Episode 23: How to lead, manage strategy, and execute, with Dr. Alex Granger

Entrepreneurs are often building the plane, cleaning it, and flying it all at once. They must plan and execute their strategies all at the same time. How do they become excellent at leading themselves and their teams without losing sight of their vision? I am joined by Dr. Alex Granger – a global speaker andContinue reading “Episode 23: How to lead, manage strategy, and execute, with Dr. Alex Granger”

Special Episode: Nuts and Bolts Book Review

We are doing a book review and you could be a winner! Dr. McLean Sibanda is the author of Nuts and Bolts – a book about strengthening the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems of Africa. It is about lessons from his journey in innovation including as CEO of The Innovation Hub – one of Africa’s largestContinue reading “Special Episode: Nuts and Bolts Book Review”

Episode 22: How to spot new opportunities, with Kwame Bekoe

Entrepreneurs discover or create opportunities that ultimately lead to some of our favourite products and solutions to real pressing problems. But how exactly do they spot these opportunities in the first place? What is the mental alertness and type of thinking that allows entrepreneurs to continuously move the world forward? In this episode, I spokeContinue reading “Episode 22: How to spot new opportunities, with Kwame Bekoe”

Episode 21: How high growth entrepreneurs think, with Jito Kayumba

Do you have a high growth mindset? High growth enterprises are rare and their founders have a unique way of thinking. I spoke to Jito Kayumba, a Private Equity investor and partner at Kukula Capital in Zambia. We spoke about the unique ways in which the entrepreneurs of high growth businesses think and how youContinue reading “Episode 21: How high growth entrepreneurs think, with Jito Kayumba”

Episode 20: How to deal with rejection in business

There is an old saying that goes champions eat “no” for breakfast. It is true for entrepreneurs. I recently spoke at an incubator – Women Enabled Enterprises – celebrating the entrepreneurs who had graduated from that incubator. I was encouraged by these entrepreneurs that despite having so much on their plate, they had put inContinue reading “Episode 20: How to deal with rejection in business”