Tags » Entrepreneur

Russian calorie intake tracker makes crowdfunding splash at Indiegogo

HealBe, a St. Petersburg-based startup, has won the hearts of crowdfunders at Indiegogo.com with GoBe, its wearable device for automatic calorie intake measurement.

A campaign that started on March 5 with a fairly unassuming goal of raising $100,000 largely for promotional purposes drew to a close last Tuesday, with $1,084,311 — all of it available to continue the project. 282 more words

Business

Weekend museum launch

We held an open day with a service at Motorcycle Funerals Limited in Measham to celebrate our recovery after the floods and launch a new weekend museum. 450 more words

On The Road

What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Do What They Do? (Infographic)

Being a business owner is all about the Benjamins, right? Well, actually, no.

More entrepreneurs say they are driven to become successful business owners because of the sense of personal achievement it provides than for financial stability, according to a new survey by online small-business community Manta and tech giant Dell. 123 more words

Business

5 Key Characteristics Every Entrepreneur Should Have

As an entrepreneur who’s attending college, I am often approached by classmates who are seeking to start their own business. Some have great concepts, yet when I ask them what they’ve done to advance their ideas, the answer is usually nothing. 671 more words

Business

How Kericho farmer pulled tea estate out of the debt trap

Kim Martins exudes copious amounts of self-confidence as he shows us around the 1,000-acre Chesumot Farm in Kericho that he manages.

Full Story.

Business

Think there aren't enough hours in the day? Meet this maverick slum dweller

Most success-hungry entrepreneurs would tell you there’s not enough hours in the day — try saying that to Buken Makokha. Hailing from the impoverished slum of Gatina on the western outskirts of Nairobi, the 23-year-old’s daily tasks include running a delivery service company, owning a barbershop and selling energy efficient stoves — all the while putting himself through university.

Full Story.

Business

Why African Companies Erode their Profits and What Can be Done to Stop it

I have worked for over 22 years, in different parts of the world, and whether my role has been in-house for a global brand in the United Kingdom, as a freelancer for an organisation in the United States, or even externally as a business consultant for companies in Nigeria, I have observed the same types of mistakes in the way businesses are run and have heard the same complaints and concerns time and time again.

Full Story.

Business