Africa Is Open For Business
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Africa Business Opportunities
With its sophisticated cities and vast landscapes,
unique wildlife and rich indigenous cultures, Africa
offers a wealth of opportunity to investors.
From African backyard tree nursery to biggest garden centers
This business, anyone could start today, tomorrow or next week.
It’s the story of De Fynne Nursery. I know what you’re
thinking but this is not a children’s nursery. It’s actually
a tree nursery! You have to be aware of this amazing
The venture started in 2001 by South African
entrepreneurs, Jacky Goliath and Elton Jefthas, in
Jeftah’s home backyard
I don’t know exactly how much they invested, but it must
have been peanuts, because tree seedlings to get you
started in Africa usually cost a few pennies. And then
you just need a backyard and some plastic containers.
That’s it for a start.
Back to De Fynne Nursery: market demand grew fast
and steadily which meant that they moved the nursery
to a 0.5 hectare land in 2005, and in 2008 had to move
again to a 1.5 hectare area outside Cape Town where
they hosted 600,000 plants!
Today, the De Fynne nursery supplies its products to retailers such as Woolworths, Massmart and Spar in
South Africa and it was reported that they since moved to a whopping 22-hectare commercial property. This
is a simple start up idea on a shoe string budget anywhere in Africa where you have a booming housing &
hotel sector and expanding city areas!
From graduate to high-profile online marketing company (Nigeria)
Abasiama Idaresit graduated with an MBA at Manchester Business
School and moved back to Nigeria in 2010 to start his own business.
Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Wild Fusion, a digital
Guess what? He started his company in 2010 with a gift of $250 from
his mother and it took him 8 months to make the first deal. Just three
years later, Visa, Vodafone, Samsung and Unilever as well as several
large Pan-African corporations are his clients and his company is
valued at over $6 million in revenue
Yes, you heard that indeed right; $6 million! And yes, he started in
2010. Wild Fusion has now become Google’s certified partner in
Anything is possible in Africa!
I hope the short stories in this article about starting an African business on a shoe string budget inspired
you. So, look how far – and how fast! – these Africans have risen with their pretty simple and
straightforward start-up concepts. They are now leading business men and women and the truth is, there
are so many more out there just like them. And some have risen up from within communities that live in
There is nothing that should stop you from getting started with your own business. Even if you have to
work another job on the side for the time being. Start believing ‘it’s possible’ and bring the excitement of
a new and better future outlook for yourself and Africa into your life. I promise, it will charge you up!
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investors who want to start a business or invest in Africa.