Initiative to mobilize national entrepreneurialism in Africa activates five key steps: One – identify high value small medium size businesses eager to quadruple their exports, uplift national/global presence and dramatically increase their innovative excellence. Two- organize all such businesses on a master blueprint of digitization, highlighting their profiles and goods and services produced. Three -create vertical sectors profiles with bold and clear narratives amongst the local leaderships of trade groups, chambers and trade associations on harmonious trajectory. Four -establish a launch date to commence the upskilling to boost exportability and equally start building digitized economies. Five – seek out precise details on how to arrive at such results while any outside qualified and authoritative help is always beneficial.
Prescribed as a qualifying phase, any absence of the above steps the ‘critical path’ to success remains disconnected. Nevertheless, to grasp the powerful theme of such nouveau entrepreneurial thinking now the following provides an overview to fathom such challenges. A well-articulated national mobilization within a nation starts at 2,000 to 5,000 small-midsize businesses already doing USD$2-5 million to USD$20-50 million in annual turnover. Now depending on a nation any 10% to 20% combined growth over 1-2 years to businesses represents a massive uplift of the local economy.
The Four Players of Small Business Economy: Going forward in order to pursue such challenges, understanding of the four major Players of Small Businessdemands real entrepreneurial mindset to decipher critical pathways to success. One: Founders are the true entrepreneurial risk-takers, job-creators and grassroots prosperity fertilizers. Two: National trade groups and chambers are the umbrella where such founders gather to improve trade-flows. Three: National governments collecting taxes from founders are policy makers to improve the trades. Four: Customers are the buyers that prove the validity of the existence of that small medium enterprise. Placing against the optimal global landscapes, these four sectors once mutually coordinated and balanced on digital platforms of exportability and innovative excellence, an amazing opportunity appears.
Facts from across the world; normally, founders of small medium businesses are outcast as out of the box thinkers, risk-takers and not large enough contributors on photo-op trails. Trade associations and chambers treat them for being too small to pay what big corporations pay in membership fees. National economic developments prefer just the lip service compared to how they serve the big corporate players. Customers of small medium businesses are appreciative and loyal to businesses ONLY with superior performances, quality of goods and services of real value.
Why is it so important? These are the four groups constituting four pillars, each with special characters, each needing special handling and not just bundled as “SME Crisis” of sorts, brushed under the rug repeatedly, since the last many decades. This is also not about some flag raising ceremony at local city hall; gala-plastic-award-dinner-night or declaring a flag covered SME week, none of this will work in post pandemic recovery.
Africa is now emerging like a dynamic and soft-power-centric continent
Digital Divide is Mental Divide: Digital-divide is a state of mind fearfully rejecting exposure of their own surrounding bureaucratic processes resisting sudden advances to super high efficiency and accuracy and avoiding exposure to existing levels of competencies. Mental divide is number one blockade of uplifting already jammed paper-based economies; feared for exposing competence level in super speed surroundings. Only digital economies will survive a digital world, rest may drown in waste-paper-baskets; digital upskilling demands already skilled leaderships.
Post pandemic world is passing through an eye of the needle; observe what happened at the E-Commerce Revolution
Understanding the Last Seven Societies: What brought us here; not an accident but systematic build up of good and bad ideas? During the Print Society in 1900, when the printed word was power, literacy was perquisite and only the privileged had access to knowledge. Why similar scenario 120 years later occurring today, futurism demands futuristic literacy. Why is such an understanding a special key for upskilling and reskilling enterprises?
“The Radio Society made its impact after a quarter century. It brought information freely available to the air and music to tap dance on assembly line floors. The ‘voice’ created radio-personalities with opinions and opinion leadership became noticeable. There were five other major societies. TV Society brought live action dramas, and started colorful consumerism. Telecom Society shorthanded distance and created standardization. The Computer Society changed mindset and created miniaturization and a new sense of accuracy. The Cyber Society brought the world to the desk and started the diffusion between work and other lifestyles. We just left the Click Society, which brought the world into our pockets and seriously disrupted the traditional work model.” ‘Excerpted Source: Naseem Javed, Sunrise, Day One, Year 2000. Published, IABC Communications World, Dec. 1995, Volume 12 Issue 11, Article, ‘Chronology Charts’
The Micro-Exports and Micro-Manufacturing: The world now needs a new mindset. Africa is an entrepreneurial business growth continent. With some 500 million SME in the world, a billion new big and small, young and old entrepreneurs on the march have created great opportunities to table tactical combative blueprints to advance the challenges of local grassroots prosperity. Hidden in the new thinking is the future of global diversity of micro-trade, micro-manufacturing and micro exports to save national economies and save restless citizens from populism.
The search for fearless warriors, identify the frontline teams on national economic developments and differentiate on the lack of understanding on national mobilization of entrepreneurialism, any absence of such now a liability to national economic survival. No nation without upskilling will stay in the race, no leadership without meritocracy and mobilization skills will survive. Decipherable only via global logistic chain mindsets, visible only via digitized economies of entrepreneurial mindsets and actionable only via entrepreneurial initiatives, such deployments are meritocratic administrations hungry and global-age leadership starved. This is where mastery of national mobilization of entrepreneurialism on digital platforms of innovative excellence and exportability finds the driver seats.
Post pandemic recovery is now forcing brand new skills, creative mindsets and advanced thinking on national mobilization of entrepreneurialism on digital platforms of upskilling, for innovative excellence for exportability, the new skills and right trajectories will help economies and new elections. Seek out an entrepreneurial leadership mindset and collaborate with accountancy and bureaucratic mindsets to make it win-win. Expothon Africa is tabling a national entrepreneurialism initiative to mobilize the small medium business economy… study more on Google
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