The conventional map of Africa's development path went more or less like this: transfers of capital and technology would ease people out of farming and into factory jobs around cities, while income from the extraction of oil, gas, and minerals would help governments pay for education, health, and infrastructure.
The secret to having an energized and successful work day really comes down to being prepared the day before. It's hard to have a great work day if you wake up frazzled and not put together. That's why it's so important to follow the simple steps below every day to guarantee success the following day.
Starting a business is tough business. I know, trust me I do. It's so important for entrepreneurs and small business owners to have a group(s) of people to turn to that get the life of entrepreneurship. It can't be done alone. Without a network of valuable connections, we are our own resource. That is asking a lot of ourselves.
If you're not a marketer by nature, it can be very difficult to understand all the little intricacies of getting your name out there. Whether you are trying to market yourself as a brand, or you have a new business idea, chances are if you have little to no experience with digital marketing, it's hard to know where to start first.
I've met lots of successful business owners, and many of them share similar traits. Many are hardworking and optimistic. Many are also intelligent and creative. Some have a good way with people. Most lead with self-confidence. Others are disciplined and fair and goal-oriented. Not all of them share all of these characteristics. But there is one trait that they do share. Math.
If you are a small business owner like me, increasing cash flow is practically the center of our professional lives. Although it is crucial for any business, it is especially important for small business owners because we are in business for, and depend on ourselves, as well as our loyal customers. We know that cash flow is critical to the success and survival of our businesses.