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Peter Bouchard - Rising Africa: 10 Business Start-ups In Africa

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Peter Bouchard - Rising Africa: 10 Business Start-ups In Africa

  1. 1. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  2. 2. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  3. 3. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  4. 4. 1. Building Material Supply Business • The construction industry is expected to grow faster in the coming years and a massive urbanisation is expected in Africa • This will lead to a boom in material supply • Entrepreneurs will need to focus on marketing aggressively as it can be a highly competitive field • Other focus areas would be to get quality building materials • The initial investment will be high in this business, but it promises attractive returns. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  5. 5. 2. Oil & Gas Business • This business is considered risky but promises high returns • For entrepreneurs interested in this field there are multiple business opportunities like Oil Drilling & Exploration, Equipment leasing, Filling stations, Oil & Gas consulting, Contract basis Petroleum supply, Oil & Gas health safety and environment, monitoring, installations etc. • There is a huge potential due to the large oil reserves found in many parts of Africa. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  6. 6. 3. Hotel Business • This industry is understood by analysts to be attractive and profitable. • Now with Africa witnessing economic growth, it is expected to have a positive impact on tourism and travel. • For entrepreneurs interested in this area of business, hotels can be classified in terms of location, quality and size. • Entrepreneurs have to decide on hotel type based on initial startup capital and operational constraints they foresee. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  7. 7. 4. Property Investment • There seems to be an increasing demand for high-end office space, retail space and affordable residential housing. • The growing expatriate population and the emerging middle class are also boosting property rate. • As Africa’s economy grows, lucrative investment opportunities for property investors are going to rise. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  8. 8. 5. Project Monitoring & Data Collection • Many international organisations in Africa depend on consultancies from Europe for various field statistics and are also spending huge amounts for the field data. • A local company providing the data will be very cost effective and will also reduce the dependency on the international agencies • This type of business can be initiated by the group statisticians and sociologists (or interdisciplinary groups). Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  9. 9. 6. Adventure Tourism • Africa is a popular destination for Adventure tourism as it has the potential to provide a huge variety of adventure sports. • The investment in such business is comparatively less than the mainstream tourism. • This is similar to the tourism with more emphasis on physical activities, interaction and engagement with nature. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  10. 10. 7. Investing in Real-estate • Africa currently is in the phase of urbanization, where people are shifting from rural areas to cities. Therefore, opening a huge scope in housing and real estate • The African government is overburdened with housing projects hence, increasing the opportunity for private investors Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  11. 11. 8. Food Processing • One can start a small scale industry for production of cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, soya milk, tofu etc. • At present African countries are spending money on importing food items. This current situation opens the door for the investors to invest in production of food items locally. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  12. 12. 9. Logistics and Transportation • The scope of logistics and transportation is wide in itself, it includes the trucks to transport goods, the fleet of transport bus services, taxis and commuter buses. • Investment in Logistics and Transportation seems to be a good opportunity in Africa. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  13. 13. 10. Manufacturing Industry • South Africa and other parts of Africa have a developed manufacturing industry and has potential to compete in global market • Manufacturing business has a wide scope, it can be done for textiles, clothing, footwear, chemicals, automotive, ICT, electronics, metals etc. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  14. 14. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net
  15. 15. Mara Foundation’s Ambition We enable, inspire and empower ambitious entrepreneurs in Africa. With the support of our Mara Mentors we will: Inspire millions of young people in Africa to become entrepreneurs. Teach entrepreneurs new skills. Enable entrepreneurs to turn business ideas into a reality. Guide business owners to grow businesses and hire (more) employees. Empower entrepreneurs by providing a platform to showcase their business and build their network. Peter Bouchard http://www.peterbouchard.net

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