Welcome to Impact Entrepreneurship
- February 6, 2018
- Posted by: Avril Fortuin
Updated May 2020
We all want to feel at home amongst like-minded people. We are looking for understanding, safety, and trust amongst people who understand. (If we want perfection, we can follow the glamour on Instagram!)
This is a place for people who have a heart for Africa and Africans and an entrepreneurial mindset. I know so much of what is online either speaks negatively about Africa in general or it’s focused on tips that work in the States or the Western world. I’m a proud South African and I’ve lived and worked in Western and Southern Africa as well as in the States and the UK. I understand both worlds. So I wanted to create a space online where we can find reliable information and motivation from someone who knows and understands entrepreneurial life in Africa.
I hope you feel at home.
I know that chasing your entrepreneurial dream, figuring out what matters to you and building a business are not easy. My purpose is to create positive impact – to help us all to to invest in ourselves first and then to invest in others!
That’s not just something I say lightly. I named my business Impact Entrepreneurship for a reason!
My business is designed to help us to build our entrepreneurial skills and mindset.
How many of us need that!?! It’s because many of us don’t take time to test and validate their idea. We want the profit without doing our homework. We want overnight success without doing the hard work! Can you identify with that?
Even though there are many examples of business ideas that looked attractive but didn’t deliver the success, I know success is possible. Our business ideas can provide products or services that can earn us money while also solving a problem for our community members and clients. It is possible to start exactly where we are, even without a lot of capital to start-up – it just takes a bit of purposeful thought and action.
These days, everyone – that includes you – needs to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Even if we don’t want to start and run our own successful business right now, we still need entrepreneurial skills every day – problem-solving, planning and organising, persistence, vision, strategic thinking, and loads more!!
Impact Entrepreneurship is designed to help us each to move forward with our business dreams – from vague ideas to concrete action. I have lots of products and services to help with this, some are paid but a lot are free.
That’s where this blog is important. The words posted here will give tips and information as well as encouragement and support. I hope it’s helpful free content written by an African for Africans. That’s worth celebrating!
My online course “Start to Generate and Clarify your Business Idea” provides tools to help you think of possible business ideas; to test your ideas; and start to to figure out the best business idea for your situation and potential market.) I also offer virtual support and coaching that you can access from anywhere online.
I believe if you’ve read this far, you have Big, Bold Business dreams too!
You are not going to set up your business just to make profit.
You also want to build something that matters.
You want to create a business that is relevant, profitable, and amazingly impactful!
You want to leave a legacy that matters to you and to others across Africa.
There are many blessings and resources in Africa. I believe that we can and should all tap into the wealth of Africa, for our benefit and for the benefit of all communities.
That’s why I’m here – to help us figure out the next right step to take and build a community of like-minded people who are all on the same journey to develop our entrepreneurial dreams.
I am also on the entrepreneurial journey and I understand the African market. That’s why I know I can offer real help to all of us trying to make it in these uncertain times in a challenging African market.
Welcome my friend!
Welcome to Impact Entrepreneurship!
Before you go, drop a line and introduce yourself and your entrepreneurial dream.