It is about innovation and being a thought leader in your field. True Entrepreneurship is about tapping value from the people or target market you are targeting to serve. For young African entrepreneurs to practice next level entrepreneurship, their solution to African problems must be rooted to the people’s actual need.
African entrepreneurs must design their entrepreneurship process to have the power that it can unlock real impact across the African continent. Therefore, African entrepreneurs should strive to question the status quo, ask the right questions to be able to provide the right answers and solutions.
African Entrepreneurs should stop looking at the same direction everybody is looking, entrepreneurship is about seeing what others don’t see and rising to the challenge with the right mindset and determination to bring change. Therefore, African entrepreneurs must be determined and must have ceaseless push to innovate which i call “crazy thinking”
African entrepreneurs should not practice the kind of entrepreneurship that they will easily give up on their ideas because is not working because ideas require continuous testing and refining because there is no particular approach in entrepreneurship
As an African Entrepreneur you should learn how to better understand the people you are targeting, observe their lives, hear their hopes and desires. Entrepreneurship is about making sense of everything that you hear and see.
Bring out significant impact in the lives of people by brining your solution to life and stop procrastinating.
Understand that in true entrepreneurship, challenges make your idea better and not cause you to give up. Develop creative confidence for your idea and believe in your solution that it will transform lives.
“Create Confidence is the notion that you have big ideas, and that you have the ability to act on them” David Kelley, Founder, IDEO
About the Author
Javnyuy Joybert is a Social Entrepreneur, Empowerment Coach, Public Speaker and a dynamic, prolific and strategic Entrepreneurship/Business Management Trainer/consultant and a personal efficiency strategist. He is focused, question asker, answer seeker, problem solver and purposeful young African. He is the CEO of CELBMD Africa (www.celbmdafrica.org), Head of Njorku Career Centers (www.njorku.com), Country Director Consultant for C-Life (www.myclife.org), COO of Most Influential Young Cameroonians Initiative, YALI RLC Fellow and Consultant with several community base organizations, NGOs and SMEs across Africa. He has been nominated and has worn several local and international awards. He is the author of How to Confront the Limits; he has lectured Business Management courses in two private universities in Cameroon for 5 years (2012-2016) and has been featured on numerous publications across the world