|Warm greetings from Johannesburg,
Welcome to our latest newsletter, the sixth for this year, all of which we hope have helped to keep you updated on our latest news and provide you with vital entrepreneurship tips and advice.
Over the last month, Anzisha has been busy with the recruitment of the next cohort of young African business leaders to celebrate and accelerate. With application reading over, we are now travelling across 15 African countries to conduct Due Diligence visits. We are excited to meet the new candidates for the Fellowship. Every year we are amazed by the quality of applications that we receive. It is encouraging to read applications about young entrepreneurs who are fighting to be successful and be change makers through the challenges and the obstacles that they face. For example there is a young female entrepreneur in Liberia who creates natural hair products in her back yard to sell to the woman in her community. Her hope is to promote natural beauty and provide women with the skills and products to love their hair.
Travelling across the continent has also inspired us to write thought leadership around the topics that are relevant and important to young entrepreneurs. This month, our articles focus on how young business owners can use marketing as a tool to improve their businesses and how they can use lean thinking to create more value for their customers. We look forward to learning more about youth in business as we visit more businesses and sharing the knowledge that we gain.
We have also been busy with the annual Anzisha Magazine which will be a practical and informative issue for budding and growing entrepreneur. Keep reading our newsletters for updates on our fellows, opportunities for youth and more!
The Anzisha Prize Team