Mergon COO, Gauché Radley, tells the story of how Mergon worked closely with an investee company to divest their investment in a way that ensured their continued growth and success. By involving the investee CEO in the process, empowering him with a stake in the business, and prioritising the interests of all stakeholders, Mergon was able to achieve a win-win exit that left everyone involved satisfied and the business thriving.
A successful serial entrepreneur, Scott Friesen points out that every job created in Africa represents the potential for not only one life to change – but for a whole family to break the cycle of poverty.
Watch the inspiring account of how Robert Bayigamba survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Robert became CEO at Manumetal a few months before the genocide started. Shortly after taking up the job, he and his family had to escape the country for their safety. They narrowly escaped with their lives, but Robert later returned to Kigali and used his business to contribute towards the reconstruction of the country and a source for good in his community. *NOTE: contains some disturbing footage of the genocide. Not for sensitive viewers.
Philip shares how a community of entrepreneurs and investors have found a way to blend faith with work that produces fruit. Together they are positively impacting Africa by solving pressing problems in their local communities.
This short documentary by Faith Driven Investor introduces us to Dr Cosmos Maduka, a successful entrepreneur from Nigeria. In 1982, he and his wife Charity started a small business selling automotive parts in Nigeria. Today, their company, the Coscharis Group, has expanded to include holdings in tech, agriculture, automotive, construction, and more. This inspiring story showcases how Dr. Maduka overcame a lack of opportunities to become one of Africa's most successful entrepreneurs. Throughout his journey, Dr. Maduka has kept God at the center of all he does.
How do we protect ourselves from the allure (and sometimes incessant pressure) of productivity and performance, especially when leading a business? Johan reflects on his journey of rediscovering the difference between true rest and leisure, and why is it so important to create space in our schedules to recharge.
In this webinar to celebrate RecruitMyMom's 10th birthday, Phillipa Geard chats to Nicole Sykes, Head of Women in Business Niche at FNB Business, about the trends she sees in female-led businesses as well as some of the challenges that female entrepreneurs face. Nicole shares some advice for women entrepreneurs and encourages investors that there are many benefits to economically empowering women.
Convinced that investing in women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most effective ways to alleviate poverty, Allie quit her job in San Francisco and moved to Nairobi. Four years' later, she has seen the lives of countless families changed through business coaching and access to capital.
Faced with many challenges in the pursuit of transforming society through redemptive business, Keri takes courage from the story of David and Goliath. She shares some perspectives on when to trust an unconventional candidate or an unconventional approach, to bring about success.
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