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Top 7 sales skills for every entrepreneur

There is one statement about sales which will always remain true: people buy from people they like and trust. So what skills do you need to sharpen to build rapport and trust with leads and customers? These are seven skills to focus on: Listen actively It is important to practice active listening when you are present with your customer. By showing an interest in what they say and listening carefully to their pain points and objectives you will be able to tailor your sales pitch to satisfy their need. Your customers will…

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Facebook support’s the next generation of creative talent at The Loeries Awards 2018

DURBAN, South Africa, August 15, 2018/ — For the third year running, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is sponsoring the annual Facebook Challenge as part of the Student Category at The Loerie Awards 2018 – Africa and the Middle East’s premier award that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry. During Loeries Creative Week, Facebook and Instagram will also host a series of workshops, hackathons and activations for the creative community – including advertising students – and a special event for women in marketing. For this year’s…

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UBER Monthly Riders Hits 267,000 With 9,000 Active Drivers

Transportation network company, UBER Nigeria, currently has 9,000 active driver-partners and no fewer than 267,000 monthly riders, an official has said. Francesca Uriri, the company’s Head of Communications in West Africa, made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos on Wednesday. Uriri said that the drivers and riders were based in Abuja and Lagos, where UBER currently focused. She claimed that the growing number of the riders was due to safety and services provided by the company. “UBER works together with regulators to ensure the safety of its platform and…

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CRU and AFAP create the opportunity for African fertilizer and agribusiness projects seeking finance to showcase their projects to investors

LONDON, United Kingdom, August, 2018/ — CRU Events (www.CRUgroup.com) and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) are working with partners across Africa to offer brownfield projects seeking capital investment, the chance to make a showcase presentation to an audience of global investors and financiers. This opportunity to raise finance, named the “Investment Showcase” will take place at the CRU Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2018 Conference. The conference, now in its 4th edition, will be held 24-26 September 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. The event typically attracts more than 400 senior fertilizer executives…

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Vantage GreenX Note II provides R2bn of funding to six renewable energy projects in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August , 2018/ — Vantage GreenX Fund Managers announced today that through its second renewable energy fund, Vantage GreenX Note II, it has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW. All the projects form part of Round 4 of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (“REIPP”) procurement programme. The GreenX funding was provided to four projects developed by BioTherm Energy and two projects developed by OMLACSA and ACED. All six projects reached…

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Arsenal and WorldRemit launch “Future Stars”, an exclusive Premier League Club training camp for African Community Coaches

PARIS, France, August 14, 2018/ — Arsenal Football Club and digital money transfer experts, WorldRemit  are offering local coaches the chance to attend an exclusive new training camp with Arsenal’s top youth coaches in London – and 25 shortlisted coaches will be rewarded with Arsenal kit for their entire youth squad. WorldRemit will arrange for the successful applicant to fly to London, where they will attend an exclusive training camp with Arsenal Soccer Schools coaches. During the camp they will work together with the Soccer Schools coaches on plans to…

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10 ways to help consumers trust your e-commerce brand

It can take a matter of milliseconds for some consumers to decide that your website doesn’t appeal to them. Others might linger for a whole minute or two before reaching precisely the same conclusion. Either way, you’ve lost them. Why is that? Potential reasons could include anything from cumbersome navigation to an irritating popup that never goes away. A common denominator is often a failure of trust. Unfortunately, there’s no magic template that’ll give your website a guaranteed visit/order/repeat formula. But there is a lot you can do to help…

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Tanzanian Entrepreneur Builds Cleaning Detergent Business from a Side Hustle

The gig economy is rapidly becoming the lifestyle of many workers. Vida Nasari was one of these skilled freelancers who worked outside of her regular job to earn an extra income. While employed as a marketing manager for the Coca-Cola Company in Tanzania, she offered marketing consulting services to various companies that had no conflict of interest with her employer. She also established the Women in Balance Kitchen Party Gala – a dedicated platform for women to network and discuss social aspects such as marriage, business, health and more. When…

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Pictures of Sudan’s Forgotten Nubian Pyramids

Bagrawiyah, Sudan – More than 200km from the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the remains of an ancient city rise from the arid and inhospitable terrain like a science-fiction film set. Nestled between sand dunes, the secluded pyramids seem to have been forgotten by the modern world, with no nearby restaurants or hotels to cater to tourists. The Nubian Meroe pyramids, much smaller but just as impressive as the more famous Egyptian ones, are found on the east bank of the Nile river, near a group of villages called Bagrawiyah. The pyramids get their name…

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Ten Interesting Facts about Zambia

1. Until 1964, Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia. 2. The country’s name Zambia was taken from the name of the Zambezi River. 3. Zambia’s Lake Kariba was Africa’s largest man-made lake until Egypt’s Aswan Dam was put up in 1971. 4. Lake Kariba is so huge that in certain parts of it, unknowing visitors think they are looking at the ocean. 5. Because Zambia is landlocked, you need to travel 600 miles before you can see any real ocean. 6. Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, was originally planned to hold a…

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