Blog author Gavin Serkin is the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy. A handful of companies define each generation. They become part of our language. In my house, we still Hoover our carpets – … Continue reading Disrupting Africa: Can Uber Conquer Lagos?
How are entrepreneurs around the world chasing their dreams without losing a steady paycheck? We recently chatted with OnFrontiers expert Patrick McGinnis about his concept of the 10% Entrepreneur and cross-cultural entrepreneurship. A venture capitalist and private equity investor, Patrick … Continue reading 10% Entrepreneurship Around the Globe
Hiring a rural workforce in an emerging market comes with all sorts of challenges as OnFrontiers expert and social entrepreneur Nat Robinson soon found out. Nat spent nearly five years as CEO of Juhudi Kilimo, an agricultural microfinance company based … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts When Recruiting a Rural Workforce in East Africa
Mobile money continues to drive economic growth with more than half a billion registered mobile money accounts across 92 markets at the end of 2016, according to the mobile operator association GSMA. In several emerging markets, however, mobile money is … Continue reading Opportunity Calling: Uneven Growth in Mobile Money Markets
Although not touted as one of Africa’s traditional powerhouse economies, Rwanda is quickly developing a reputation as an underrated and enticing emerging market on the continent. In addition to boasting strong economic numbers, there are some less obvious reasons for … Continue reading Rwanda: The Benefits of Engaging a Small Country with Big Dreams
With clean energy initiatives popping up across the globe, we wanted to learn more about the potential impact of top projects taking place in emerging markets. We reached out to OnFrontiers expert Martha Molfetas who flagged a clean energy boom … Continue reading Looking for Clean Energy Solutions? Go East.
Last week we published three tips for entering the market of a country emerging from a humanitarian crisis. But what if you’re conducting business in a country currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis – how do you know if the crisis … Continue reading Risky Business: How to Invest During a Humanitarian Crisis
After taking a look at Turkey’s flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) industry last month, we wanted to take a step back to review the country’s broader economic landscape, particularly as its prospects are looking quite dim. The Turkish lira has been … Continue reading Turkey’s Economic Woes: How Risky Can It Get?
With the number of people affected by humanitarian crises almost doubling in the past decade, more people than ever are recovering from these crises and need new investment and business opportunities as they rebuild. Sometimes an emergency is an opportunity … Continue reading Three Tips for Entering a Market After a Humanitarian Crisis
As Bangladesh develops into a global manufacturing hub, economists continue to tout its market potential, citing its attractive returns and low risk of economic and political turmoil. The country made BMI Research’s shortlist of the “10 emerging markets of the … Continue reading Three Misconceptions About Starting a Business in Bangladesh