Entrepeneurship

Entrepreneurship comes in many forms and the New Career Platform tries to guide you in your first steps as an entrepreneur.

Like a boss

Becoming your own boss by starting a business does not come with a one-size-fits-all method. Becoming an entrepreneur can be a dynamic journey which requires a lot of perseverance, determination and passion. Starting a business mostly starts with an idea: you see the need for a service or product, from where the dreaming starts. However, to turn this idea into a reality – there are many steps to be taken. In order to prepare you for this journey, the NCP curated some of the most inspiring articles in order to guide you in your first steps on becoming an entrepreneur in Ghana. From writing a business plan, to how to find your unique selling point to finding incubators in Accra – you can find it all gathered here.

Becoming A Freelancer: 5 Steps For Making The Jump

Written by Jemila Abdulai  and originally published on Circumspecte.com

What should you do if you’re considering becoming a freelancer? That’s one of the key questions I’ve received since my last update on my solopreneur / freelancer journey. As it turns out, there are hundreds, if not thousands of Ghanaians and Africans who have opted for or are considering the unconventional career of becoming a freelancer.

 

7 things I wish someone told me as a student entrepreneur

This article was written by Tom-Chris Emewulu and was originally published at Stars From All Nations (SFAN) sfanonline.org 

SFAN will be 6 years old this September. As we gear up to “count our blessings” and map out our next phase, I want to share 7 things I wish someone told me when we started at Radford University. To wit, this article is not for everybody. It’s written for student entrepreneurs with big dreams and little resources. To help you avoid some of the missteps I made, take note of the following insights.

 

#TalentedTuesday: Viviana Efua Dansowaa, Liebe by Viviana

This blog was originally published on the FB page of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana 

For today’s #TalentedTuesday we feature Viviana Efua Dansowaa, creator of the brand ‘Liebe by Viviana’. She was already always making travel accessories and would give them out as gifts to friends, family and loved ones. It was not until January 2019 that she decided to make a business out of it.

 

Incubators & Accelerators in Ghana

There are many incubators and accelerators in Ghana to support you in your journey to become an entrepreneur. We have listed some of these parties so you can check them out and see if some might match your entrepreneurial spirit. Every hub has it’s own aim and focus so read more about them, before reaching out.

Most of the hubs are based in Accra but don’t worry, Tamale and Kumasi are also represented!

 

On Freelancing & Being a Freelancer in Ghana

This article was written by Jemila Abdulai and originally published on Circumspecte.com

What do you do when you are misunderstood? When your work or life style is not congruent with others’ expectations? How do you handle going against the grain when all the tenets of “success” in your society are rooted in very specific notions? How do you stay true – to your purpose, your passion, your very self – when the expectations swing the other way? Is it even worth trying – are you just fighting a losing battle? These are some of the many existential questions that will unleash themselves upon you when you decide to go the freelancer route.

 

 

#TalentedTuesday: John Nana Addo Francois, Asili Coffee

This blog was originally published on the FB page of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana 

Cheerful Tuesday! For today’s #TalentedTuesday we interviewed one of the selected Orange Corners entrepreneurs, John Nana Addo Francois, founder of Asili Coffee Purveyors LTD. So what was your motivation to start your business?

Pitching your startup to investors – simple hacks you should know

This article was written by Tom-Chris Emewulu and was originally published at Stars From All Nations (SFAN) sfanonline.org 

Pitching is one of the things that many (first time) founders dread – but unfortunately cannot avoid. You pitch your business every day and to everyone: investors, customers, collaborators, potential employees, and other prospects. As a matter of fact, your success or failure as a startup founder, in most instances, is underscored by this singular act: pitching.

 

#TalentedTuesday: Isaac Opoku, CEO of Ikez group

This blog was originally published on the FB page of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana 

Isaac Opoku is a 26-year old graduate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Currently, he is the CEO of Ikez group of companies which has 5 separate brands and which each operate individually. These brands consist of Ikez multimedia, Ikez clothing, Pause & Pop, Ikez Consult and Starlight Foundation. He is a brand influencer, a digital marketer and has worked on many digital campaigns for companies in Ghana such as Ecobank, Stanbic Bank, Airtel Tigo, Orijin, Coke Studio Africa, First National Bank and much more which were all done under iSel Media. However, because of his love for agriculture, Isaac also deals in Snails farming.

 

#TalentedTuesday: Godfrey Yeboah Amoah, Vagicare Konsult

This blog was originally published on the FB page of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana 

On today’s #TalentedTuesday we feature Godfrey Yeboah Amoah, a 28-year-old medical laboratory scientist with a strong background in clinical microbiology, biochemistry, histotechnology, hematology and an interest in social entrepreneurship. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Cape Coast in 2016. Godfrey is the founder of Vagicare Konsult, a female-focused social enterprise that creates sustainable solutions to feminine reproductive health problems.