Brian Asingia and Franco Abbot are building what has been dubbed the
Disney of Africa. Their DreamAfrica is a digital storytelling platform
and offers entertaining and educational family friendly storybooks,
audiobooks, music and video/animations.
While the jury is still out on whether some people are born to be
entrepreneurs or are created through education and experience, it is
interesting to note that these people share several characteristics that
set them apart from the rest. Are you born to be an entrepreneur?
For years, businesses have struggled with multicultural marketing.
They've either relied on a catchall approach of adding multicultural
representations to an otherwise monocultural strategy or simply
translated an existing campaign into other languages with the
appropriate cultural context. But both of these approaches fail in one crucial aspect: They have no real target audience.
In terms of growth in business ownership, women have been soaring past
men, averaging increases 1.5 times the national average, according to
the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express
Nancy Twine is founder and president of fast-growing
natural hair care brand Briogeo. Since the company's launch a year ago, the 29-year old former finance exec has already inked a partnership with Sephora stores making her the youngest African-American woman to ever launch a
line at the major retailer.