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African Entrepreneurs – out on Amazon Kindle

African Entrepreneurs: 50 Success Stories now out on Amazon Kindle.

African Entrepreneurs is a celebration of notable achievements of select Africans and how they have managed to excel in their chosen fields despite all odds. Each profile showcases the entrepreneur and their area of endeavor, including an exclusive interview in a question-and-answer format. Whether you are young or old, already in business or aspiring to get your feet wet, African Entrepreneurs: 50 Success Stories will encourage you. Although this book focuses on African business leaders, you will find that the core-ingredients of successful entrepreneurs are universal. You will be inspired, enthralled and above all motivated by how these savvy men and women overcame their personal challenges to get to where they are now. While some people are natural entrepreneurs, anyone can pursue entrepreneurship successfully if they put in what it takes. If you have a goal, you have to go for it – don’t wait for success to come to you.

African Entrepreneurs – 50 Success Stories is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For other countries Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide. The book is also available in Kindle ebook format.



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Business Startup Kit Launches in UK With Backing from Barclays, Blackberry, Regus, and many others.

A Start Up Kit launches this week from all good bookstores and leading retailers which includes over £400-worth of offers from leading small business brands such as , Barclays, O2, Google, MOO, Bitsy and Blackberry. At £25, we think, it’s a no-brainer. There is a competition to win a kit plus a 2 months free subscription to business website Bitsy – see below.

There are tens of thousands of new businesses created in the UK each year and most commentators agree that in this tough economic climate it is the new small businesses that are the secret to growth for the UK economy. It’s great to see these big brands come together and provide both a step-by-step guide to key things for a new business – and the big discounts to make those things happen. Particularly impressed with the 6-12 months start on websites from Powa (for just £30) and the free photos from iStock to help you get your website up an running – vital for any new business.

To celebrate the release of the Start Up Kit we’re teaming up with Brightword to give away a copy a day for the next five days.

The competition takes place on Twitter. All you need to do is include the #skit tag in any tweet. You can be creative with your tweet or retweet this message from Brightword Publishing. Don’t forget to follow @brightwordpub to find out if you’ve won.

You can tweet #skit as often as you like. Each of these tweets will be eligible and a winner will be chosen at random at

For full terms and conditions and to find out more about the Start Up Kit visit the Brightword Publishing website.

Start Up Kit

About the Start Up Kit
The Start-Up Kit contains everything you need to start and run your own business.

  • A book covering all aspects of starting up – from developing a business idea and setting up a company to marketing your new business, getting that first sale and making the most of the latest tech developments. Full of great advice from Enterprise Nation founder and Start-Up expert Emma Jones and packed with case studies from people who’ve already started their own successful businesses.

Amazing offers from some of the leading brands for small business:

  • Barclays – a business bank account with £25 in the account
  • O2 and BlackBerry – a free month’s line rental
  • Google – £30 of AdWords advertising
  • MOO.COM – free pack of 50 MOO business cards
  • HP – 10% discount on any HP products
  • Experian – 200 free sales contacts
  • Powa – save up to £270 on a website for your new business
  • PayPal – no fees for 3 months on your Powa website
  • Regus – 1 month’s free businessworld membership
  • iStockphoto – 20% discount on stock imagery plus 25 free images
  • GoToMeeting – 60 day free trial
  • Bitsy – 2 months free subscription
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Starting Your Own Business


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