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Africa: Guide to Business 2012

Africa: Guide to Business 2012

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Africa: Guide to Business 2012

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Lançado em:
Mar 26, 2012
ISBN:
9781476395364
Formato:
Livro

Descrição

The countries of the african continent offer a wide range of opportunities for the entrepeneur. This book outlines those opportunities on a country by country basis and provides an indication of some of the challenges (and their solutions)that may be faced. The book also provides a simple guide to the steps (paperwork) required to establish a business presence in each of the countries covered.

Divided according to country groups by geographic location then by individual countries the book includes a general commentary supported by world bank data.

Lançado em:
Mar 26, 2012
ISBN:
9781476395364
Formato:
Livro

Sobre o autor

Africa is home to many severely needy and marginalized but enterprising individuals. These people subsist in low-income communities. They are affected by unfavorable economic policies, illiteracy and poor enterprise support infrastructure. Over the last decade the focus of many Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs), has shifted from entrepreneurship to a proliferation of petty trading. In Ghana MSMEs employ between one to five people, accounting for almost 70% of the Ghanaian labor force. They operate in the areas farming, agri-businesses, light manufacturing, arts & crafts, textiles & garments, tourism, financial services, construction business & carpentry, to name but some. Given that large-scale economic growth and employment in Ghana were directly linked to these ventures, an assistance program seemed important. Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE) supports sustainable development in businesses throughout Africa. The key focus is on advocacy, education, information and networking support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are just as important as those currently in business. AAE is striving to provide education & training for young entrepreneurs. This initiative includes apprenticeships, self-study, coaching and mentoring. AAE trains current and future entrepreneurs to develop the skills needed to run successful small businesses. Africa for Business: Hopes and Mirages is an exploration of newly arising prospects and opportunities in African countries for SME entrepreneurs, the engagement of local entrepreneurs and the management of community resources. This give a picture of the current situation of African SMEs and explore the arising hopes and mirages of African entrepreneurs in the second decade of this millennium.

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Africa - AAE Africa Team

AFRICA GUIDE TO BUSINESS 2012

AAE Africa Team (Association of African Entrepreneurs)

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2012 by AAE Africa Team

Website: www.aaeafrica.org

Smashwords Edition, Licence Notes

Thank you for downloading this free ebook. You are welcome (in fact encouraged) to share it with any of your friends and colleagues who may have interest in doing business in Africa. This book may be reproduced, copied and distributed for non-commercial purposes provided the book remains in its original form and retains both this paragraph and the preceding copyright statement.

Contents

TOPIC

About the AAE

Acknowledgments

Terms used in the Book

An insight into Africa’s Economy

NORTHERN AFRICA:

Algeria

Egypt

Libya

Morocco

South Sudan

Sudan

Tunisia

EASTERN AFRICA:

Burundi

Djibouti

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Kenya

Somalia

Tanzania

Uganda

SOUTHERN AFRICA:

Botswana

Comoros

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Seychelles

South Africa

Swaziland

Zambia

Zimbabwe

WESTERN AFRICA:

Benin

Burkina Faso

Cape Verde

Cote d’ Ivoire

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Niger

Nigeria

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Togo

MIDDLE AFRICA:

Angola

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Democratic Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo

Equatorial Guinea

Gabon

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Becoming an Entrepreneur in Africa

Credits

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About the Association of African Entrepreneurs

The Association of African Entrepreneurs began with the vision of creating the voice of change and opening up a platform for dialogue among the African people, and to involve the international audience to have a role in helping developing nations promote the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s core mission objectives are:

• To reintroduce innovative attitudes and to reform structures that mitigate entrepreneurship by enabling a participatory process that involves and includes entrepreneurs.

• To make regional advocacy campaign contributions that can support and encourage entrepreneurship

• To work in close consultation with the various government institutions for the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation.

• To establish, organize and support or implement development programs aimed at promoting and nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial spirit amongst members

The Core Team comprises:

Cornelius Nartey

Vivian Obu

Aaron Hushie

Daniel Awuley Lartey

Bernard Annang

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Acknowledgements

A project on a grand scale that would prove to catalyze any venture in the entrepreneurial realm of Africa was indeed an interesting task, and most certainly challenging- in that along with providing the key aspects of each country, it is also exceedingly vital to proffer sound advice on the ideal ventures for each country. Through the course of preparing the e-book that we hope will enrich and benefit plenty of entrepreneurs, we would like to thank our volunteers for their invaluable contributions in compiling this book. We are especially grateful to the UNV Online Volunteering program. We would also like to sincerely extend our gratitude to www.doingbusiness.org for offering a step-by-step break up of all the essentials as part of the process for the commencement of a new business venture and Wikimedia Commons for the map images. Our statistical data has been buttressed by those provided by the IMF and the World Bank, and we extend our gratitude to both organizations for the same. Sincere thanks are in order for the AAE team that compiled the data and maintained complete records of the same for the team that put together the e-book itself.

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Key to Terms

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An insight into Africa’s Economy

Africa’s economy comprises trade, industry and most importantly resources of the people themselves. Africa has been touted as the poorest inhabited continent in the world, and offers a cornucopia of untapped potential located strategically in different parts of the country. Although for several years, Africa has been deemed as being a country struck down by poverty, low life expectancy, violence and instability, the trend has begun to change abundantly over the past few years. Africa is fast evolving as a hotbed of growth and development. The economies of the fastest growing African nations experienced growth significantly above the global average rates.

Despite the current economic downturn, Africa’s economy seems to be progressing towards success at a fairly speedy rate. Africa continues, to date, to be a place of intriguing opportunities for global investors, especially for untapped and nascent industries.

Some of the major sectors in Africa that present perfect business opportunities are:

• Agriculture

• Communication and Infrastructure

• Development

• Investment and Banking

• Manufacturing

• Mining and Drilling

Any entrepreneurship venture in any part of the world would necessitate an analysis of the following issues:

• Impetus of business

• Mode of Operations

• Risk factors

With a confluence of resources and plenty of untapped potential, Africa is the perfect spot for any new entrepreneurial venture. In the coming pages, the basic economic details for each country in Africa are listed. Along with a brief mention of the key factors, there are also a couple of suggestions for ideal economic ventures in each country.

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