Starting a business is very challenging, especially in our context as Ghanaians and Africans. However, having a plan really helps.Financing is one of the biggest hurdles to starting businesses.
To attract investment into your business, you must be wiling to invest in it yourself. Look out for angel investors and venture capitalists. Brand yourself to position yourself to attracting investors into your business. Sika Acolatse
There is no better advice to starting your own business than listening to yourself.
Current discussion is centered around registering a business with the registrar general’s department.
Advertising is a critical piece in the success of any business. You should consider cost effective ad methods like adwords or other PPC based advertising to get your business onto the international scale. Eve Andersen, a Googler based in Argentina who is also here with us.
A new payment method for Google Adsense publishers in Ghana coming up soon. In the meantime, Intercontinental Bank Ghana Ltd is the fastest way to clear Google Adsense checks. Estelle Sowah
Yoofi Grant of Databank Ghana gets onto the panel table. Apologizing for coming late.
Yoofi talks about the concept of wealth creation.
Thanks to the colonial mindset, wealth creation has never been engraved in our subconscious. Ideas are cheap, applying them are difficult.
Know yourself well and know what you are capable of doing. Do not be a square peg in a round hole.
Don’t just start anything, try to do better than the next guy sitting by you. Be passionate about your ideas and don’t fear to share your ideas with people you can trust.
Don’t expect to be spoon fed. You would have to do the hard work.
Someone just asked what goes into branding.
Branding starts with you the individual. You need to learn and know more.
Time for lunch.
Different group sessions are being held with different topics for discussion.