Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Kairos

Stage of Idea start-up stage

Explain your idea in details:

The Financial Sector is important to economic growth and development and the country has seen a range of innovative products that have deepened levels of inter mediation, fact is majority remains under served those with low incomes, technologically challenged and those in remotest areas. While there is little debate on the relationship between Financial Inclusion and economic performance, research shows that it is not cheap for Financial Service companies to extend their facilities to all corners of the country. The Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the Central Bank in 2017 launched the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion seeking to facilitate an increase in the delivery of Financial services at affordable costs especially to the low income segments and the rural masses from 35 to 55%. We recognized this as an opportunity to reach out to the vast untapped market by providing a solution to this problem by sharing our innovation with a vast array of people deprived by the Financial Services and we hope to reap dividends by taking advantage of the ongoing Financial Literacy drive and help push for individual economic independence. Like GSM providers (Cash points) we are going to establish branches in the urban and rural markets, where people trade targeting populated areas. Our plan is to erect well branded Kiosks and will be manned by credit officers and each will be equipped with an android phone with an app to interface with the cloud based credit management system and the loans will be disbursed and repaid through GSM mobile money apps. The product is called vendor loan given to groups of 5, 35USD per person, 23% interest, 1.38USD loan fee, 30 days loan tenure, 5 days grace period and 25 days repayment period paying 1.72USD a day.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

We are targeting 75% women and 25% men in urban and rural areas those who own small businesses in informal sectors with clear record of operating for not less than three months those buying and selling stock on a daily basis trading in fast moving agriculture products able to repay portions of their loans every day. Despite fairing less than their male counterparts on social-economic indicators including literacy, education enrollment and completion, wage equality and political participation. Women are more responsible borrowers, savvy business operators and better savers. Women in Malawi, working in the vendor space, are quite likely to be mothers, married, single, divorced or widowed. Their three major focus areas are their children, business and their homes and 60% of these women in the rural areas are widowed or divorced bread winners and are responsible for the general planning of their homes. Malawi has 28 districts four major trading cities and these have at most not less than a combination of 100 major markets with a minimum of 50 and maximum of 2000 traders per market on daily basis. Other districts have a market in each district council and under the jurisdiction of the district council and many informal markets in remotest rural areas and we are targeting more than 500 markets country wide with over 3 million vendors trading daily. Our wish is to have presence in each and every major market starting in the major cities. We are currently doing a pilot in one market that started 3 weeks ago and the response has been very good we invested 1000 USD and as of now we have got about 7 groups and 28 customers and our loan portfolio is now at 1315 USD and its growing steadily but we are limited to satisfy the growing demands.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Our business model is to create a strong brand that would be easily recognizable and well-articulated so that we should be easily aligned and accepted by our targeted audience this will include branding our kiosks with bright outstanding colors that will be visible from a distance in order to get the attention, recognition and to offer our services in such a way that no other microfinance or bank has ever done it before us by invading and erecting our kiosks where our clients are at. By so doing we know that masses as well as our competitors will be talking about us because we are going to be the first in Malawi to take our financial services to our customer business environment. Our best marketing tool will be to erect large colorful posters in the entrance and exits of these markets as well mass meetings, personal marketing on regular basis with potential clients through the market chairpersons. Our major source of funds is through interest earned and loan commissions and we recently won a local entrepreneurship challenge were we were awarded a seed capital of 1000 USD. Other team are members are Victor Custom, a graduate from Malawi Chancellor College in Bachelors of Education Social Studies, majored in Home Economics & minor Geography, a certified marketer. He has been instrumental in the development and perfection of our product up until product test he has been our face in the market that we have conducted our pilots. Chifundo Chikoja holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Information Technology from University of Malawi, Polytechnic. A developer who has been instrumental in developing our Credit Management System. Worked as a research assistant on adoption of cryptocurrencies with Reserve Bank of Malawi

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Your profile

Born on the 27th of April 1974, I have over 14 years experience in the development and support of Globus T24 banking system and implementations. I am skilled in analysis, GAP and business requirement specifications, including developing functional specification documentation, tests scripts and execution. I have been on several T24 implementation projects from the initial stages through to deployment and post support project phases. I have provided T24 training courses on T24 and Globus modules. My areas of expertise include Customer, Funds Transfer, Foreign Exchange, Accounts, Interest, charges and commissions, limits, collateral, Cheque issue and management, Data Capture, Teller, Money Markets, Loans and Deposits, MGs, Past Due, T24 Financial Accounting and reports. 45 DEGREES EXPERIENCE, 13 August 2013 to 20 March 2015, NBS Bank Malawi, Technical Consultant Preparation for system update from R12 to R14 SOFGEN EXPERIENCE, 22 March 2012 to 1 August 2013, Standard Bank Angola, Technical Consultant T24 R11 re implementation on Linux Redhat platform with browser and jBASE Standard Bank Angola, 22 March 2012 to 15 November 2012, Technical Consultant T24 R11 re implementation on Linux Redhat platform with browser and jBASE AGRI Bank Zimbabwe, August 2011 to November 2011, Technical Consultant T24 R10 re implementation on Linux Redhat platform with browser and jBASE NMB Bank, Zimbabwe, April 2011 to July 2011, Technical Consultant T24 R10 re-implementation on Unix Aix platform with browser and jBASE The levels of poverty among women in Malawi though they try their best in supporting their family in doing small businesses but without support from the main stream financial services it is a tall order for them. And we believe with our small amounts and model of business we will be able to reach to the marginalized the low income earners, technologically challenged and those living in the remotest areas.

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September 21, 2020 23:40

Your idea is great!

See things through till the end. Understand that there will be errors along the way, but if something doesn't work, try to figure out why and how before scrapping it.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/

September 13, 2020 10:59

Hi this is a good idea with a specific target market so package your idea as you describe it for female run SMEs and provide training or collaborations to ensure timely repayment.

You have a real good concept here, consider who you want to reach with your product and what you want the client to do with the product. A to B. Then from there consider how you make the same client come back again and you have a small business.

Perhaps position yourself as a middleman in a ready established industry providing something people require often and remain a small business with a large client base so you can provide a great service and product.

Please do comment under my idea maybe we can advertise for you one day at a reasonable rate.

September 13, 2020 10:59

Hi this is a good idea with a specific target market so package your idea as you describe it for female run SMEs and provide training or collaborations to ensure timely repayment.

You have a real good concept here, consider who you want to reach with your product and what you want the client to do with the product. A to B. Then from there consider how you make the same client come back again and you have a small business.

Perhaps position yourself as a middleman in a ready established industry providing something people require often and remain a small business with a large client base so you can provide a great service and product.

Please do comment under my idea maybe we can advertise for you one day at a reasonable rate.

September 12, 2020 18:57

Hello Mr Mwawa! its being long since i heard/a comment from you,hope you are ok!! Feel encouraged to interact with the Entrepreneurship Campus Online Community to refine your idea/project and to comment constructively on other entries as the Personal Activity Indicator (PAI) is an in-house developed algorithm that will measure and evaluate our activities in this campus community, also our efforts and time spent on the courses as well as the number and quality of our comments will matter too remember not only votes are important for also our PAI will play an important role in determining the finalists. Kindly you are welcomed to link at my idea support by voting,commenting @www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18538
Finally I have supported yours and best of luck friend!

September 11, 2020 18:43

My co contestants 2020 I welcome you all to the 65 day to 73 Day of our voting and commenting phase

As a budding entrepreneur, I think envision myself asking you much questions than scoring your creative idea via project which I have read and examine and fine it recommendable.

But now I want to ask you, are you focused?
Did you really know what motivate you as an aspiring entrepreneur?
Have you done the on line training?
Or have you under gone the major 8 courses in the online training?
Have you known that the SEC course focus on sustainable entrepreneurship?
Or inspires you in your idea nor project?
Are you unconventional?
Did you know that simplicity is the ultimate perfection?

If you are hundred percent sure of yourself, then why can you start improving on your concept finally

If NO, why did you not take the on line training courses that is free?
Why are not reading the Brains versus Capital book?

Day 65

Campus members, did you in Brazil nobody eats chicken feet? Nor do they eat them in Argentina and the other South American countries. And Brazil and Argentina are among the worlds leading producers of chickens. What happen to the chicken feet there? They are thrown away. You can imagine how the story ends. You can read all about it in a brief report in the Far Eastern Economic review Rial started coordinating the stream of chicken feet going from South America to Asia. He discovered something that already existed and ensured that the chicken feet would be used well?

Day 66

Campus member, how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is simple, you feel it, deep and intuitively and innately

Day 67

What does innovation really mean? Campus member, this is your question today.

Without mincing word, did you know creating something new using new combinations?

Day 68

Campus member, which of the following examples of Discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text of the book Brains versus Capital

Campus member, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member, is Function not Convention part of Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?
Please check it out in the online training now.

Day 70

If you want to deal in a product, do not ask about the details, for example about the packaging, wrapping the pallet is, retailers, wholesalers, importers, exporters or other marketing structures simply ask yourself, how can I bring the product from its source to the customer, how can I can organize the process as simply as possible and make use of components?

Campus member, is the above quote under Function, not Convention? Yes, or No?

Day 71

Campus member, is simplicity part of Function, not Convention?

Day 72

Campus member, based on Function, not Convention, is simplicity an ultimate perfection? Is simplify a good principle?
Complexity is it an entrepreneurs enemy?

Day 73

Campus member, how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

The answer is a Creative destroyers

Day 74

Campus member, how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member, the answer is that you simply have to begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way.

Day 75

Campus member, is Recombining what already exists part of Brains versus Capital Course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?

Check the Brains versus Capital book

September 11, 2020 18:43

My co contestants 2020 I welcome you all to the 65 day to 73 Day of our voting and commenting phase

As a budding entrepreneur, I think envision myself asking you much questions than scoring your creative idea via project which I have read and examine and fine it recommendable.

But now I want to ask you, are you focused?
Did you really know what motivate you as an aspiring entrepreneur?
Have you done the on line training?
Or have you under gone the major 8 courses in the online training?
Have you known that the SEC course focus on sustainable entrepreneurship?
Or inspires you in your idea nor project?
Are you unconventional?
Did you know that simplicity is the ultimate perfection?

If you are hundred percent sure of yourself, then why can you start improving on your concept finally

If NO, why did you not take the on line training courses that is free?
Why are not reading the Brains versus Capital book?

Day 65

Campus members, did you in Brazil nobody eats chicken feet? Nor do they eat them in Argentina and the other South American countries. And Brazil and Argentina are among the worlds leading producers of chickens. What happen to the chicken feet there? They are thrown away. You can imagine how the story ends. You can read all about it in a brief report in the Far Eastern Economic review Rial started coordinating the stream of chicken feet going from South America to Asia. He discovered something that already existed and ensured that the chicken feet would be used well?

Day 66

Campus member, how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is simple, you feel it, deep and intuitively and innately

Day 67

What does innovation really mean? Campus member, this is your question today.

Without mincing word, did you know creating something new using new combinations?

Day 68

Campus member, which of the following examples of Discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text of the book Brains versus Capital

Campus member, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member, is Function not Convention part of Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?
Please check it out in the online training now.

Day 70

If you want to deal in a product, do not ask about the details, for example about the packaging, wrapping the pallet is, retailers, wholesalers, importers, exporters or other marketing structures simply ask yourself, how can I bring the product from its source to the customer, how can I can organize the process as simply as possible and make use of components?

Campus member, is the above quote under Function, not Convention? Yes, or No?

Day 71

Campus member, is simplicity part of Function, not Convention?

Day 72

Campus member, based on Function, not Convention, is simplicity an ultimate perfection? Is simplify a good principle?
Complexity is it an entrepreneurs enemy?

Day 73

Campus member, how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

The answer is a Creative destroyers

Day 74

Campus member, how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member, the answer is that you simply have to begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way.

Day 75

Campus member, is Recombining what already exists part of Brains versus Capital Course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?

Check the Brains versus Capital book

makani tembo

September 11, 2020 09:48

This is the first of its kind in Malawi we do not have financial services in our urban and rural markets and this project will put a smile on a lot of people not considered by the main financial services

September 10, 2020 15:34

I welcome you my co contestant to the month of September and am wishing you success in this competition.
My fellow contestant , this is my interactive guide from Day 65 to Day 74 for you.

There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
But there are other who through their artistry and intelligence
Make the sun out of a yellow spot
Campus members did you know it is PABLO PICASSO

I want you to share it to others

Day 65

Campus member who make this quote below?

The real discovery is not finding unknown territory, but seeing things with new eyes.

Do you know that is MARCEL PROUST?

Day 66

Campus member do you know how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is you feel it, does inspire yourself.

Day 67

Campus member do you know what does innovation really mean?

Campus member the answer is creating something new using new combination

Day 68

Campus member do you know which of the following examples of discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text?

Campus member read Brains versus Capital, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member did you know that Function not Convention is already part of the brains versus Capital source help in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindset to recognize and develop our idea and projects?

Day 70

Campus member do you know that in his wildest dreams he would not have imagined that this could be altered so radically. He told me, It was necessary to have someone like you, a total outsider, who could analyze the accustomed processes without any undue deference.

Campus member do you know you get the quote above in the book Brains versus Capital?

Day 71

Simplicity is a good principle. Complexity is the entrepreneurs enemy. If you believe that paring down the simplify are too basic, not impressive enough, and not at all ground, then remember Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate perfection, campus member heck out brains versus capital

Day 72

Campus member did you know how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

Campus members, he defined entrepreneurs as creative destroyers

Day 73

Campus member how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member do you know?

The answer is you begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way

Day 74

Campus member do you know what is the founders enemy

Campus member the answer is complexity
Campus member I want you all to read brain vs capital.

David Saladi

September 7, 2020 04:14

This is a very good idea and the first of its kind in Malawi.
Many small scale entrepreneurs face a lot of problems to access small loans from financial institutions for their business sustainability. With this idea, a gap will be filled and offer hope to the borrowers.
Myself, as an entrepreneur with business challenges experienced, I totally support the idea and I say big up to Mr. Mwawa for the initiative. Malawi needs young innovators like you

Edmond Nachamba

September 4, 2020 21:40

Richie, much as we appreciate the role macrofinance plays in our society, you have made it crystal clear in your presentation the cost benefit anlysis, the effects and all is on point. Thumbs up Prof...

September 4, 2020 13:29

It is important to have a clear sense of mission. Think about who will it benefit, what difference will it make, and how are you going to go about it? It helps to determine the level of social impact in the short and long term and how it will be measured and evaluated. This will also help in reaching the right audience and identifying your marketing and networking strategies.

Gilbert Ganiza

September 4, 2020 08:11

I am impressed with Mr Mwawa's initiative and I'm hopeful that he will greatly help the masses. The small scale businesses are suffering alot because they don't get a booster to inject in their business for maximum realization and this project of Kairos will bridge that gap.

Nancy Namachapa

September 4, 2020 05:16

I strongly vote for Kairos. Mr Mawa is a strong,dedicated and passionate being to help the rural masses as far as small medium entrepreneurship schemes is concerned .

September 4, 2020 01:01

Greetings dear friend MR. Mwawa! I totally agree with kairos initiative,count my support and

Today i support you by sharing an initiative that helped with idea's project implementation and wish to share with you
STEPS TO GOALS!
If you want to have the commitment of your idea/project make sure you creates a list of things that you do to turn project/ideas into reality ,tegether lets Realise it!
There are several types of questions you can make answer:

What is the idea?
What makes this such a great idea?
What are the benefits of this idea?
What is the value in this idea?
What is a concrete version of this idea?
How can we execute this idea today or tomorrow?

Can we increase the value of this idea?
Can we take away the downsides of this idea?
For who is this idea intended?
Why would they want this idea?
What can we add to make it even better?

What do we need to realise this idea?
What are the steps that we need to take to execute this idea?
Who is going to do H-E-L-P CHANGE THE WORLD TO A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GROWTH?
Answering the questions above is just a simple way to help you/team to turn idea/project into concrete action oriented steps.
test your ideas, look for and be receptive to feedback and make sure you always end up with something concrete a business model, sketch, website, plan to show that you are getting results.
Your feedbacks are highly valued please press
@https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18538
Hope this will add to my previous support on implementing your brilliant idea/project.
Thank you and there I have voted for you!

VERA

September 3, 2020 20:48

I hope mr Mwawa will go into the remote areas and help those people that fail to access the loans because they have no collateral.

I trus your hard working and determination, many lives will change more especially the women.
I wish you all the best.

Jane Kunyumbu

September 3, 2020 16:44

It is my hope that Kairos will go into the remote areas and help those people that fail to access loans because the have no collateral and that the conditions will be flexible for the poorest to improve their lives.

Rashid Ali

September 3, 2020 11:45

I have always known Richard as a goal getter . when you introduced this idea to me I couldn't believe it but then I realised that its a solution to the current problems that capable local entrepreneurs are facing .and yah all the best as you endeavor to bring a solution and also provide a golden opportunity to prospective successful entrepreneurs.

Sungani Mkandawire

September 3, 2020 11:14

I like the idea as it will help in the financial inclusion. With this idea the borrowers that are in areas that are not accessible by financial institutions will still have an opportunity to borrow. This idea is also taking away the reliance on brick and mortar as transactions will be concluded through a mobile device. This idea will also reduce the loan turnaround time as feedback will be instant

Sunganani Jere

September 3, 2020 08:48

Richard, you have always worked so hard this makes be bilive you will deliver exceeding our thoughts to this project. It takes one to know what he is doing to give the best ,i trust with your experience, hard working and determination , many lives will change more especially the women ... good luck

Michael

September 3, 2020 07:51

Hi Richard,,

Would like to wish all the best Sir in your new business initiatives. You have really worked very hard to get this far. This will definitely uplift the likelihood of most entrepreneurs and help in smooth day to day business operations.

Congratulations.

Alex

September 3, 2020 07:17

Hello Richard

Wishing you the very best Mr Mwawa. You have worked very hard to get this far. Congratulations.

The informal sector is the main source of employment and income for a substantial number of the workforce in third world countries. Both informal enterprises and the informal workforce need to be valued for their contributions and integrated into economic planning and legal frameworks. Am confident your initiative will uplift the livelihoods of these informal sectors. Help them run their businesses sustainably. One factor that tickled me is the target grp - 75% women. This grp has been marginalised for a long time. All the best once more.

Regards

Alex

Alex

September 3, 2020 07:15

Hello Richard

Wishing you the very best Mr Mwawa. You have worked very hard to get this far. Congratulations.

The informal sector is the main source of employment and income for a substantial number of the workforce in third world countries. Both informal enterprises and the informal workforce need to be valued for their contributions and integrated into economic planning and legal frameworks. Am confident your initiative will uplift the livelihoods of these informal sectors. Help them run their businesses sustainably. One factor that tickled me is the target grp - 75% women. This grp has been marginalised for a long time. All the best once more.

Regards

Alex

Alex

September 2, 2020 19:27

Hello Richard,

Wishing you the very best Mr Mwawa. You have worked very hard to get this far. Congratulations.

The informal sector is the main source of employment and income for a substantial number of the workforce in third world countries. Both informal enterprises and the informal workforce need to be valued for their contributions and integrated into economic planning and legal frameworks. Am confident your initiative will uplift the livelihoods of these informal sectors. Help them run their businesses sustainably. One factor that tickled me is the target grp - 75% women. This grp has been marginalised for a long time. All the best once more.

Regards

Alex

September 2, 2020 18:48

My dear [email protected] , I am happy for the journey so far for all of us. It is September and perhaps we are in the middle of this great campus. In view of this, I am using this medium to thank you for supporting my idea with your comments and votes. I want you to understand that your support is very important to me and the people my idea seek to serve. Once again, to add to all my other comments on your idea, I am sharing with you further tips on traits of being a successful entrepreneur and how to acquire them.

If you are pursuing a dream for becoming a young successful entrepreneur you should know that there is no given recipe for becoming like one of the famous persons that inspire and motivate you all the time. However, there are some characteristics, which successful people share, that can be considered as the main ingredients or the salt and pepper of champion entrepreneurs.

History has shown that some people were at the right time at the right moment, while entrepreneurs have confirmed something else. No matter what the moment was, the ones who took risks succeeded.

According to entrepreneur.com successful people have the following traits:
Determined, Not afraid to take risks, Confident, Constant learners, Know how to deal with failure, Passionate about their businesses, Highly adaptable, Understand money management, Networking experts and Great at selling and promoting

Meanwhile, investopedia.com shares a list that includes these traits:
Passion and motivation, Risk taking, Self-belief, hard work and discipled dedication, Adaptability and flexibility, Money management, Business and market understanding, Planning, Networking abilities, They include failure in their plans and They kind of doubt themselves

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

Judith Allen

September 2, 2020 15:17

I am voting for Kairos because he is an honest & humble person. He will do better by helping others. I have so much faith that those in need will prosper through Kairos

September 1, 2020 15:56

My [email protected] Richard, Happy Month of September you. Two months into voting and commenting stage in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship competition, I really appreciate every one of us for how far we have come in this competition and still going. Once more, in addition to my previous comments on your idea, I am again sharing an article from the campus competition on the need to focus on support each other ideas and projects with comments.

Comments are an important part of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. One single comment is the first step for getting involved with the Entrepreneurship Campus community.

They help the campus community to be more dynamic and interactive. They create bonds between the campus members and they can also be the ground for dialogue and even long lasting friendships. In our daily life, we all enjoy comments that other people leave on our posts, either in social media posts or in blog posts. A comment, even a smiley face has the power to makes us feel good.

But, in the case of the campus competition, besides the fact that comments make us feel good and confident, comments are really helpful, because they can also provide free advice to our ideas and projects.

Also as highlighted by a recent article in the blog section of the campus competition on the importance of comments, two out of the five points of the Personal Activity Indicator are the following
1. The entrant personal engagement among the Entrepreneurship Campus community by commenting and giving advice to other entries.
2. The number of meaningful comments the entrant idea and project has received from the online Entrepreneurship Campus community.

Therefore, we must think about comments as a tool that can bring value to the person that reads it. It is true that this is a competition, but our ideas and projects will continue their development even when this edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition will end.

As a campus member, each of us would like to read meaningful suggestions and opinions about our specific entry. Hence, we on our part must post honest, unbiased, helpful, and unique comments on others projects and ideas. How

After reading someone else idea or project, you can express your opinion about the entry, congratulate the user for his or her initiative and efforts, or suggest something that would help the further development of the entry. Every single comment we post must be unique just like each of the ideas and projects is.

I hope this benefits our activities in the campus. In view of the above, I am requesting you to please consider voting and commenting on my idea Eduheal should you come online soon @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

achimpololo

September 1, 2020 15:04

Hi Richard,
This a great initiative with high potential.

Make sure you include people from marginalised communities who are often forgotten in such projects. Also, ensure the projects spreads in all the administrative regions of the country to ensure great impact.

All the best,
Andy

August 29, 2020 16:16

At the real beginning of a business, we do not need to understand much of the established ways of doing business. What matters the most is the reason why you want to become an entrepreneur. What really motivates the entrepreneur is the key-question. This question unfolds before my eyes, over and over again. I wish it would have been the case for each contestant on this platform. But what does it mean? The answer is not that much difficult. We need to confront our hypotheses to reality. Your business will survive or fade away depending on whether your motivation was based on a solid ground or merely on a simple assumption according to which everyone can become an entrepreneur.

Chicken 4All Ltd

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17279/

August 29, 2020 14:35

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Andrew Carnegie
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie
Today is neunundzwanzig August zweitousendundzwanzig
I am out today to constructively educate and share my educative comments in our entrepreneurial platform for my co contestants and budding entrepreneur, but preceding quotes above
Day 52
If you want to do something really interesting and revolutionary, learn to ignore your customers
Most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring,
Lack imagination
And do not know their own minds

Did you know who formed the quote above? Campus members I urges All of You to Search in Brains versus Capital.
Day 53
The verdict is that it is much too fast to go from initial idea directly into business administration implementation. The potential created by working through the initial idea into a well thought out and mature entrepreneurial design should not be neglected.
Which page can the above be found in the Brains versus Capital book?
Day
Did you know what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?
Did you know the answer is systematic work?
Day 55
Did you know you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an Upper Egyptian restaurant? What do you ask her?
Did you know you want to manage a restaurant?
Why an Upper Egyptian restaurant?
Day 56
Did you know what the most best step is after getting your initial idea?
I think entrepreneurially that it is to discover what really motivates you about the idea.
Day 57
Campus members and co contestants 2020, Did you know what is the seven techniques for working out an entrepreneurial design part of Brains versus Capital course or social entrepreneurship course?

August 28, 2020 19:27

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

I am back again to educate all contestants 2020 in this SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PLATFORM
Please take your time to read through and answer the below questions from me to you in this commenting and sharing phase

Day 46
Campus members did you know that laboratory on the other hand, the idea is questionable and examinable and refinable?

Please I want you to read this from Brains versus Capital.

Day 47

Our desires
Are intimations of that
That lie within us.
They are the heralds of what
We will be able to achieve

Campus members did you know that
The person who created this above?

Campus members did you know that
That it was JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE created that comment?

Day 48

Campus members did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci, wherein lies the ultimate accomplishment?

Campus members did you know that is simplicity?

Day 49

Campus members did you know that we need to found a company?

Campus members did you know that it is well conceived and considered and matured concept?

Day 50

Campus members did you know that Tea is expensive but why?
Read Brains versus Capital

The answer is numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 51

Campus members did you know that
Whether Finding out what really motivate the founder is the second assignment from the BvC course?

Please do it now

Day 52

Campus members did you know that, why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?

Please I want you all to read the book Brains versus Capital

Day 53

Campus members did you know that , most customers function like rear view mirrors.
They are extremely conservative and boring and lack imagination and do not know their own minds.

Campus members did you know that do you know how many people quoted the above quote?

Day 54

Campus members did you know that what is the most important for good entrepreneurial design?

Campus members did you know that do you know it is systematic work?

Day 55

Campus members did you know that, you are sparring partner for someone who wants to open an upper Egyptians restaurant, what do you ask her?

Campus members did you know that they are, why do you want to manage a restaurant? Why an upper Egyptian?

Day 56

What is the best next step after getting you initial idea?

Campus members did you know that it is to discover what really motivate you about this idea?

Day 57

Campus members did you know that if the seven techniques for working our an entrepreneurial design I the third assignment for the BvC course on the on line training section or not?

Please read all this and apply it to your ideas and projects and refine it and implement it and become a successful start up, thank you.

August 24, 2020 06:44

Many social entrepreneurs build cognitive dissonance into their business models. Their beneficiaries (usually low-income families) have little in common with their customers (usually high income). My advice to any nonprofit leader is to develop a business model in which the customer is as close to the beneficiary as possible

August 22, 2020 17:18

We understand that the unpaved way to success is not always easy to find. As a startup, all you need is to know what you want and how you want it, and work on your entrepreneurial design o get a clear image of what you really want. At a given point in your life you will find out that you have already developed a sustainable business that actually reflects your inner-being and your personality. Choice under uncertainty has never been easy, simply because you do not know the outcome in advance. Your vision will guide you like a moonlight on your way to success.

Regards,

Chicken 4All Ltd

August 22, 2020 17:11

Welcome All Campus members and My Co Contestants
I am here to educate you again in the commenting phase from my comments based on day sechundvierzig to einsundfunfzig

As an entrepreneur I want ask many questions than seeking answers

Are you unconventional?
Are you focused like me?
Are you aware that Faltins urges all to read Brains versus Capital book?
Did you he is the author?
Have read the story about Kurts concept how he broke record in Free University?
Have you undergo the online training?

Now if you can response to all

Learn from me today

Day 46

What do you need today to found a company?
Did you know the answer is a well considered and mature concept?

Day 47

From Brains beat Capital Tea is expensive and why?

The numerous intermediate trade stages.

Day 48

Is opening up the idea part of the Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course SEC?

Day 49

Campus members, In Germany in a meeting with a conventional start up advisor, the would be founder brings what up?

Did you know the answer is simple, that is idea

Day 50
According to Brains versus Capital, this quote below,

Our desires
are intimations of the capabilities
that lies within us.
They are the heralds of what
we will be able to achieve

Campus members whose quote it it?

JOHANN WOLFGAND VON GOETHE OR MATHIAS HORY?

Day 51
Campus members is Finding out what really motivates the founder part of BvC course or SEC?

August 21, 2020 15:36

NICE IDEA!!!! Considering the fact that it targets SMEs for a better world and because there is a significant justification in the postulation of the idea, it is very important to strengthen your idea for a sustainable effect afterwords. Great job

Benjamin jere

August 20, 2020 20:32

This is one of the best ideas in developing small business owners who are mostly overlooked in Africa. Not only will this boost small business but the country economy as well. Thumbs up to @kairos for recognising small people.

August 19, 2020 09:11

Hello! Your project, "Kairos" is really extraordinary. I like the name, by the way :)

Your idea is also very relatable for me, and I love your comprehensive approach in making developing the small business sector. I believe that your project will bring impact to more people, and changes more lives.

Speaking about entrepreneurship, would you mind to drop by to my idea, and share your thoughts about it? I would love to learn from you!

Here's the link to my idea
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17993/

August 17, 2020 16:09

[email protected], your idea is imprcomment on each other ideas or projects, so, I am sharing with you the importance of us supporting each other even though we are in a competition.
As we all know, the voting process started here at the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition since 6 July and all Campus Members are excited.
But why it is important to vote one another, even if we are in a competition
When you vote and comment, you support the best ideas or projects. It is very important to give a vote to an idea or project you think is a good one and has possibilities to be implemented in the reality. Since the voting process is open to the public, some people can get undeserved votes and better ideas that are running in this competition can be left behind. That is why your votes and comment are important.

When you vote and comment, you support innovation and change. The selected ideas and projects have been selected by taking into account many criteria, among them the innovation and the change that an idea can bring to a community or country. This is very crucial for the development of poor communities and we believe change comes from youth, so if you consider any idea to be innovative, do not hesitate to VOTE for it. You can become part of change, indirectly.

When you vote and comment, you support a dream-This competition is about dreamers and young ambitious people who think they can change the world by first bringing change to their communities. Many of the accepted ideas or projects are now very important to the people who submitted them and they are hoping to get our VOTE and COMMENTS. Just a single Vote AND Comment can motivate each of us further to start implementing the ideas or projects even if they do not make it to the finals.

When you vote and comment, you give value to the world-Only people of value are able to give value to others and the world. As Einstein said once: Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. By voting and commenting the most valuable ideas or projects you are adding value and contributing to the future of many people, although this might seem very utopic at the beginning.

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

August 17, 2020 14:16

Dear @Kairo. Again, your idea is a great one. However, while reading through friends ideas and projects , I discovered that some of us are yet to understand the journey we have engage ourselves on, because we are not even voting our own ideas or perhaps not even visiting the platform in months and it looks as if our ideas or projects are just there looking for us to attend to them, so in addition to my other comments on your idea or project, I am sharing with you a letter to all entrepreneurs from one of the campus articles; meant to encourage me and you in this journey we have decided to engage ourselves. So please to read and decide what you want.

Dear Young Entrepreneur,
How are you and your business today
Having stepped out to start your own business, let me first say a big congratulations to you
Your life is about to change, that is it, if it has not started changing already. I am writing this letter to let you know why I think so.
I know you are very busy and if you are not, you will soon be, so let me cut to the chase. Now an entrepreneur, time means a whole lot to you. As a matter of fact, it is your most vital currency, unfortunately, though, you do not and will never have so much of it.

When I first heard that you have decided to become an entrepreneur, to chart your own course in the crazy world of business, a part of me was really excited and then the other half was a bit worried.

Let me tell you about both halves, so you know.

I was excited because you have decided to walk a path in life that many people are so scared of taking. Too many people out there have dreamt of launching out and be an entrepreneur, of turning their idea into physical reality and build a real business from it, of giving their dream a chance to happen in the marketplace, but only a few have had the guts to take that bold step. For the rest, they simply continue to sit quietly in their couch of rationalizations or pretexts and stare at the screen of their business idea with the hope that one day everything will turn out perfect and then they would get up and do something about it.

I have seen many of such folks and I suspect you know some of them. I call such people the Dreamers United Football Club and nothing more. They prefer to just dream and dream about being an entrepreneur than to take steps to become one. They have a business idea, sometimes even more than one, but they hold themselves back from taking action. In their minds, their ideas are running on full production scale, but in reality, nothing is happening. They just stay put in their comfort zones and watch the caravan of time and opportunities drive past them. Well, I really do not blame them. Truth be told, being an entrepreneur is not breeze. It comes with its own level of stress, unknowns, and fears. And who likes stress, unknowns, and fears, anyway

Yet, you looked past those factors and still chose to do this, to put yourself on the line, to defy the odds and enroll yourself in this new profession the profession of starting an enterprise and seeing it grow and add real value to the lives of people and create sustainable wealth in the process. For this, I salute you.
Think of the number of lives your business will transform. The capacity you will develop. The jobs you will create. The mouths your business will feed. The innovations it will birth. The culture it will influence. The revenues it will generate. And the great contributions it will make to national and, yes, global development. Actually, your taking this step to start is the beginning of something monumental the birthing of a great future, more like it. So, you can now see why I am excited for you, right

Having said that, let me talk to you about why I am a bit worried.
Actually, I am not here to scare you off, but neither am I here to hide the stark realities from you.
So, I will say this to you, straight up. If I push your buttons in the process, please do not mind me.
I am only doing this for your own good.

Being an entrepreneur is not childs play. This is not bread and beans I am talking about here. I am talking about real involvement and commitment on your part. Starting and building a successful enterprise requires real work and sacrifices. lots of it.
For your information, there will be long and lonely nights.
There will be days when you question your sanity for taking this step. There will be days when customers, employees, suppliers, family members, or government will not be there to encourage you and you just have to encourage yourself. There will be days when it seems like the world is spinning so fast and you just cannot seem to get a hold of things or connect the dots. Days when you do not feel the usual juice to hit the street and make a sale. Days when the eyes of your rising costs and falling profits just refuse to blink. What would you do

Yes, I agree with you. Being an entrepreneur makes you free. You are free because you are now your own boss, but, mind you, you are not free from the responsibilities that such title places on you. You can choose to wake up and go to bed anytime you like, nobody will question you, but then remember you are an entrepreneur and it is your duty to stay responsible. Responsible entrepreneurs stay true to their commitments and they operate with a certain sense of urgency in the way they approach life and their goals. As an entrepreneur, your daily habits will have to change and you must be willing to give up short term pleasures to achieve long term gains.

This is not the time to play around. So, snap out of your wet dream and smell the coffee. Nobody is going to take you by the hand and lead you all the way to your destiny, toll free. The world is too busy to pamper you to success. You must learn to paddle your own boat and tell your own story. But as you do so with focus and diligence, here is the good news, help will begin to meet you along the way.

To build a successful business, you must stay discipline in the way you manage your time and priorities, manage relationships, deal with money, take care of your health, serve your customers, and how you deal with the issues of leadership. Do not let your small beginning make you small minded. The size of your vision really matters and must be taken seriously. And then always know why you do what you do; let your purpose guide and compel you to be the best version of yourself.

Trust me, being an entrepreneur is a different kettle of fish.
As an entrepreneur, you will not only be expected to change the way you think, but also to change the way you think about the things you think about. Remember you are not the only one in the market. There are many others like you out there. In business, they are called competitors. And they are there to compete with you and win over your customers. So, you must sit up and constantly look for better ways to have your customers fall and stay in love with you. Learn from your competitors. Of course, they have a lot to teach you, but in doing so, remember that you must not lose that very thing that makes you unique. Your uniqueness is your trump card, so guard it and never lose it.

And that reminds me. Having good products is good but please do not assume that because you have good products, it will always sell itself in the market. Well, that era has come and gone. In this era, your product must not only be good but you must also learn how to sell it well.

This is the mistake most young entrepreneurs make and I really do not want you to make the same mistake. So, if you do not know how to sell, then go learn it. As a matter of fact, if you do not know anything, go out there and learn it. There are countless of quality resources and good people out there who will be willing to teach you the right stuffs. But then when they teach you, please endeavor to take consistent actions and fine tune your process because only then will you improve and produce the results you seek.

Certainly, I cannot tell you everything you need to know in this letter but I promise to always stay in touch and write to you every so often. But I hope you can find meaning in what I have told you so far and get proactive. Please do not be scared. But even if you are, not to worry. Every great entrepreneur you have heard of had once experienced fears. When I started out as an entrepreneur years ago, I had my own fears too. So, you are not alone in this. It is normal. It shows you are human. But what I can say to you is that you should not let your fears stop you. Use them to your advantage.
Approach your business with boldness and grit. Let your fears open you up for quality learning and gratitude. You can pull this off and I believe so much in you. Just stay focused and positive. Stay honest with yourself, do the work involved, and never, ever lose sight of your big picture.

I got your back on this.

Dear friend, I hope this helps in motivating you to pick up from where you stopped and keep forging up

Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

August 16, 2020 23:37

To add to your solution, I am sharing with you questions from one of our trainings that can help in refining our ideas and projects
What business model will you follow to implement this idea?
What methodology or strategy will you use during different processes of implementing this idea?
Which are the processes you have to go through until the finalization of the idea?
What means or tools do you need to implement my idea?
Which are your potential collaborators, investors?
I honestly suggest that before you submit your idea or project, please and ask yourself these questions and even if you have submitted their project, do remember that we still have opportunity to refine our ideas and resubmit. I hope that you find this useful.
Also, please create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

Consider my idea share and comment on my 2 startups

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18074

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18075

Thank you

August 16, 2020 15:56

Hello !

I would like like to share the following with you:

I was about to share a quote that came in my mind a few seconds ago. Suddenly I remembered what Prof. Dr. Günter Faltin wrote." simplicity is a good principle. Complexity is the entrepreneur's enemy. If you believe that "paring down" and "simplicity" are too basic, not impressive enough, and not at all grand, then remember Leonardo Davinci: " Simplicity is the ultimate perfection".

It came to my mind that my quote had already been said by others, several times and in many different ways. But when did they say the quote, did they use the same words as mine, what were the circumstances? How the author did grew up? Was he black or white? A man or female, and many more questions. When I realized that the combinatorial analysis still offers unlimited scope, I silently breathed a sigh of relief. The market is never saturated for entrepreneurs, it requires a dose of simplicity to innovate and propose a sustainable solution while using available material, inclusive what others already used.

Support us with votes and comments, thank you.

Chicken 4All Ltd.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17279/

Richard

August 16, 2020 11:55

Thanks very much for your insight as am a new member and i have just recently published my idea and for sure i will enroll in the online training. Find below my answers to your questions

Yes they are several Microfinance operating in Malawi but ninety eight percent of these are targeting the working class who are able to bring a pay slip, those already in business and are able to produce a banking statement as well a local purchase order document as proof of doing business, those that are able to produce a tangible collateral as well as those who are able deposit a percentage of the requested amount and ninety nine percent are in the urban and their loan amounts range from 70USD to millions of USD.

We are targeting the marginalized, the technologically challenged, low income earners and those trading in informal business in urban and rural markets and currently there is no financial services in present in these markets and we are going to be the first of its kind in Malawi and with our model of taking our product into these markets by electing Kiosks as branches with credit officers equipped with android phones to update records onto our cloud based management system and money to be disbursed and repaid through GSM money mobile apps. Research has shown that many people are now using mobile phones in both urban and rural areas and the proportion of adults using mobile phone is seventy five percent the whole country, eighty nine percent of these adults have received and transferred money through the same channel. Source is Financial Literacy and consumer protection household follow up survey 2018 by the Central Bank. By so doing we believe we can be all over even in the remotest areas where they are no roads since these Kiosks can easily be assembled and disassembled.

Based on the market analysis in regards to the loan amount we believe we giving the smallest amounts in the market our loan amounts of thirty five United State dollars per person this is to make sure that those that are marginalized by the main stream financial services are catered for.

Under Plans for implementation and sustainability i have included my other team members who are my collaborators in implementing this project.
Please confirm if it is possible for one to be voting for himself or it is a one off vote on self project.

Thanks for commenting and yes i will vote for you and likewise i expect your vote through this link @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18607

August 15, 2020 17:59

Guten Tag to You

Today being funfzhen August, I want you consider the following questions before the main one below

Are you unconventional?
Did you really know what motivate you?
Or to be an entrepreneur?
If yes, move ahead of others questions below

Did you know that Social entrepreneurship is as important for the development of societies as entrepreneurship is for the development of the economy? ROGER MARTIN SALLY OSBURG

Page 128

Did you know The World Needs Entrepreneurs in German society, but really everywhere, there are many creative people who have good ideas they had like to implement, and who perhaps are already doing so with great commitment in political parties, associations, clubs or as volunteer? But they scarcely ever think that they could also pursue such activities in the form of entrepreneurship, with financial goals for themselves.

Page 133

The destination of humanity is the education of the individual into a harmonious work of art, a personality developed in all its talents, with a positive perspective on all aspects of the world WILHELM v HUMBOLDT

Page 136

Did you know The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter 1883 1950, who taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities was the first to have presented the figure of the businessman as a key element of economic life?

Page 137

Did you know when in 1784 the German philosopher Immanuel Kant answered the question, What is Enlightenment? He gave a definition that related not only to mans political emancipation, but also to his economic self liberation. According to the philosopher, Enlightenment is mans emergence from his self imposed immaturity?

Page 139

Did you know Most of the time, the customary is even more inhibiting than the repressive? ERNST BLOCH

Page 143

Did you know the development of an entrepreneurial idea is, above all, a creative process. Its engineering is comparable to an artistic creative act? KARL VESPER

Page 148

Did you know Economics is something much too important for us to leave it to the economists? Please share this to all members and contestants 2020 at your commenting phase

Page 149

Based on some concrete facts that Everyone is or can become an entrepreneur, there was an amazing interview with Professor Guenter Faltin German and Professor Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh.

Faltin What about the educational system. Usually we believe that the educational system has to equip people with the aforementioned capabilities and talents.

Yunus Not only education I would say, rather appropriate education. Some education can give you a wrong mindset. Education can train and prepare yourself to work for somebody. That is not a good education as regards entrepreneurship. Education should aim at telling the following message to the people you could do things on your own. But if you want as an option to work for somebody else, that is OK, too. You can do it yourself, you have the capability. Education should also encourage you to think and find your own talents instead of only preparing you for the necessary steps to have a little job in a company. One should not be prevented from finding out that one could have done something completely different. Education has to be at open ends so that you are aware of your opportunities. Information technology is very important in that regard as well. You have to be able to explore your own thing instead of only following what is in your textbooks and not what is beyond your textbooks. Information technology does not have a textbook so you have to design your own textbook, what you want to know about yourself, the world, what kind of thing you want to do yourself. Indeed, information technology today comes as a very powerful instrument to discover yourself.

Page 159

Faltin All the time we are busy in turning ourselves into entrepreneurs. What is your advice to us? Where should we start in order to become entrepreneurs in the Western culture?

Yunus The starting point is only at the personal level and creating institutions, educational opportunities and websites, which can be contacted by the individual people to raise questions such as What am I doing here? I could have done this, I could have done that. Why do not we explore this one a little bit more? It is about creating individuals to be themselves, discover themselves and explore themselves. That spirit of exploring oneself is the most important act. Of all the things we can do to help becoming entrepreneurs, this is the best thing we can all do.

Did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci wherein the ultimate accomplishment lies?

Did you know that the answer is in simplicity? Check the wonderful and amazing book titled Brains beat Capital thanks bye.

August 15, 2020 17:59

Guten Tag to You

Today being funfzhen August, I want you consider the following questions before the main one below

Are you unconventional?
Did you really know what motivate you?
Or to be an entrepreneur?
If yes, move ahead of others questions below

Did you know that Social entrepreneurship is as important for the development of societies as entrepreneurship is for the development of the economy? ROGER MARTIN SALLY OSBURG

Page 128

Did you know The World Needs Entrepreneurs in German society, but really everywhere, there are many creative people who have good ideas they had like to implement, and who perhaps are already doing so with great commitment in political parties, associations, clubs or as volunteer? But they scarcely ever think that they could also pursue such activities in the form of entrepreneurship, with financial goals for themselves.

Page 133

The destination of humanity is the education of the individual into a harmonious work of art, a personality developed in all its talents, with a positive perspective on all aspects of the world WILHELM v HUMBOLDT

Page 136

Did you know The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter 1883 1950, who taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities was the first to have presented the figure of the businessman as a key element of economic life?

Page 137

Did you know when in 1784 the German philosopher Immanuel Kant answered the question, What is Enlightenment? He gave a definition that related not only to mans political emancipation, but also to his economic self liberation. According to the philosopher, Enlightenment is mans emergence from his self imposed immaturity?

Page 139

Did you know Most of the time, the customary is even more inhibiting than the repressive? ERNST BLOCH

Page 143

Did you know the development of an entrepreneurial idea is, above all, a creative process. Its engineering is comparable to an artistic creative act? KARL VESPER

Page 148

Did you know Economics is something much too important for us to leave it to the economists? Please share this to all members and contestants 2020 at your commenting phase

Page 149

Based on some concrete facts that Everyone is or can become an entrepreneur, there was an amazing interview with Professor Guenter Faltin German and Professor Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh.

Faltin What about the educational system. Usually we believe that the educational system has to equip people with the aforementioned capabilities and talents.

Yunus Not only education I would say, rather appropriate education. Some education can give you a wrong mindset. Education can train and prepare yourself to work for somebody. That is not a good education as regards entrepreneurship. Education should aim at telling the following message to the people you could do things on your own. But if you want as an option to work for somebody else, that is OK, too. You can do it yourself, you have the capability. Education should also encourage you to think and find your own talents instead of only preparing you for the necessary steps to have a little job in a company. One should not be prevented from finding out that one could have done something completely different. Education has to be at open ends so that you are aware of your opportunities. Information technology is very important in that regard as well. You have to be able to explore your own thing instead of only following what is in your textbooks and not what is beyond your textbooks. Information technology does not have a textbook so you have to design your own textbook, what you want to know about yourself, the world, what kind of thing you want to do yourself. Indeed, information technology today comes as a very powerful instrument to discover yourself.

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Faltin All the time we are busy in turning ourselves into entrepreneurs. What is your advice to us? Where should we start in order to become entrepreneurs in the Western culture?

Yunus The starting point is only at the personal level and creating institutions, educational opportunities and websites, which can be contacted by the individual people to raise questions such as What am I doing here? I could have done this, I could have done that. Why do not we explore this one a little bit more? It is about creating individuals to be themselves, discover themselves and explore themselves. That spirit of exploring oneself is the most important act. Of all the things we can do to help becoming entrepreneurs, this is the best thing we can all do.

Did you know that according to Leonardo da Vinci wherein the ultimate accomplishment lies?

Did you know that the answer is in simplicity? Check the wonderful and amazing book titled Brains beat Capital thanks bye.

August 15, 2020 17:32

Welcome You Today To Our Sharing Phase
I want to ask some questions
Do you take your on line training course?
How do you feel?
And if yes?
How was your experience?
If No why?

This is the time to read and reflect with my sharing of today to others.

There is much to suggest that entrepreneurs can live a freer, more intense and probably more fulfilled life than many of their contemporaries. To be sure, few people possess such extreme personalities as Richard Branson nevertheless many of the better known founders are free spirits, with a personality profile closer to artists than to managers and bookkeepers
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Entrepreneurship as an Adventure The thrill that many people seek in an adventure vacation can also be found through entrepreneurship, through innovative and at times extravagant professional work. The strains of wage labor are inadequately mitigated by the worker focus on vacation. What makes a vacation exciting for a short time could instead be used to make work more fulfilling throughout the entire year.
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Say Goodbye to Old Ways of Thinking do not draw conclusions about the future based on the past Innovative start ups are the engine for modern economies. They bring new technologies, new ideas and new concepts to the market, they maintain competitiveness, and they lead to increased productivity. On this, economic experts agree.
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Need Innovative Start ups in its country report on Germany 2005 the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor GEM points out the following innovative start ups stimulate competition, accelerate structural change and, if successful, generate growth and jobs. For a highly industrialized country like Germany, with few natural resources, they are the key variable for international competitiveness. Consequently Germany must intensify its efforts to increase innovation, in particular to foster innovative start ups, especially in knowledge intensive sectors.
Does our Educational System Teach for Entrepreneurship? In the real world of the market, decisions are always made under conditions of uncertainty. School, however, is a system of certainty. The material is preselected, published in textbooks. The teachers know the exercises, the approaches for solving the problems and the solutions themselves. Complex reality is didactically reduced and assigned to particular subjects. Thus the setting of the educational system is at odds with the demands of entrepreneurship.

Has our Entrepreneurial Spirit Emigrated? And what about the entrepreneurial spirit? With the emergence of the investor in place of the entrepreneur, the emergence of industrial policy instead of market forces and the government favoring of national champions instead of enforcing antitrust law, our entrepreneurial spirit seems to be in the process of dying out. For quite some time now the threat of mass layoffs by the major players has succeeded in extorting desired policies from the government. The ugly motto of privatize the profits and socialize the losses has begun to catch on among the public. For the little guys the risk remains as high as before extremely high, in fact. Most of them are gone within five years of start up.

Declaration of Independence
Entrepreneurship must liberate itself from the clutches of business administration. The hour of independence has struck. Allan Gibb, an outstanding personality in the field of startup research in Great Britain, goes so far as to urge that entrepreneurship be completely liberated from what he calls the business knowledge context. The significance of an intensive engagement with the concept has been pushed aside by the domineering transmission of business administration knowledge. It is necessary, says Gibb, to rescue entrepreneurship from this marginalization and to discard its customarily close connection with business administration because this is a much too restrictive pattern of thinking.
An Invitation to a Dance
Jonas Ridderstråle & Kjell Nordström, two Swedish economists, gave their book Funky Business a German subtitle that translates into something like How Smart Brains Get Capital to Dance. Their central thesis is that the new champions in economic life will be those who have ideas, even if they lack capital. The losers will be the capitalists with no ideas.
Faltin As economists we know that the cause or centre of unequal income distribution and unequal wealth distribution is due to commercial activity. That is where the problem starts. Those who are entrepreneurs usually accumulate a lot of money and others do not. So if you can increase participation in entrepreneurship that would be the decisive point to change society and all the inequality.

Yunus: Absolutely. My own feeling is all human beings can by birth become entrepreneurs. It is rooted in the person itself. But the society we have created does not allow most of the people to bring out the gift they carry inside of them. They do not know that they possess the entrepreneurial capability. They look at it in a way as I do not know what to do. I work for you because I have nothing good to discover inside of me. That is the point where society goes wrong. Society should encourage everybody to explore the potential they have inside of them. It is a wonderful gift you have and never unwrapped, never looked at and that is why you do not know. That is where we are coming from in creating the problem of inequality because your own thinking has remained little. You have not seen that you are there. If you were aware of your capabilities, you could contribute those to the society.

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Faltin But nobody believes that. You say everybody possesses the capability to engage in commercial activity, even the ones who are not highly educated and not in the hunting field. Can really everybody become an entrepreneur?
Yunus Yes. Even the beggar woman or the beggar man in the streets of Bangladesh, India or Africa has as much entrepreneurial potential inside as anybody else in the world. They simply have never opened their box to find out that it is all in there because they never knew that it is there. Society never allowed, never facilitated unwrapping that gift. In terms of potential we are all equal. Some have discovered or caught a little of that potential, others have not.
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Campus members did you know if Opening Up The Idea is the first course and assignment from the Brains versus Capital online training activities?
Please make sure you all 2020 co contestants join me and read and refine your ideas and projects bye.

August 15, 2020 17:32

Welcome You Today To Our Sharing Phase
I want to ask some questions
Do you take your on line training course?
How do you feel?
And if yes?
How was your experience?
If No why?

This is the time to read and reflect with my sharing of today to others.

There is much to suggest that entrepreneurs can live a freer, more intense and probably more fulfilled life than many of their contemporaries. To be sure, few people possess such extreme personalities as Richard Branson nevertheless many of the better known founders are free spirits, with a personality profile closer to artists than to managers and bookkeepers
Page 133
Entrepreneurship as an Adventure The thrill that many people seek in an adventure vacation can also be found through entrepreneurship, through innovative and at times extravagant professional work. The strains of wage labor are inadequately mitigated by the worker focus on vacation. What makes a vacation exciting for a short time could instead be used to make work more fulfilling throughout the entire year.
Page 134
Say Goodbye to Old Ways of Thinking do not draw conclusions about the future based on the past Innovative start ups are the engine for modern economies. They bring new technologies, new ideas and new concepts to the market, they maintain competitiveness, and they lead to increased productivity. On this, economic experts agree.
Page 134
Need Innovative Start ups in its country report on Germany 2005 the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor GEM points out the following innovative start ups stimulate competition, accelerate structural change and, if successful, generate growth and jobs. For a highly industrialized country like Germany, with few natural resources, they are the key variable for international competitiveness. Consequently Germany must intensify its efforts to increase innovation, in particular to foster innovative start ups, especially in knowledge intensive sectors.
Does our Educational System Teach for Entrepreneurship? In the real world of the market, decisions are always made under conditions of uncertainty. School, however, is a system of certainty. The material is preselected, published in textbooks. The teachers know the exercises, the approaches for solving the problems and the solutions themselves. Complex reality is didactically reduced and assigned to particular subjects. Thus the setting of the educational system is at odds with the demands of entrepreneurship.

Has our Entrepreneurial Spirit Emigrated? And what about the entrepreneurial spirit? With the emergence of the investor in place of the entrepreneur, the emergence of industrial policy instead of market forces and the government favoring of national champions instead of enforcing antitrust law, our entrepreneurial spirit seems to be in the process of dying out. For quite some time now the threat of mass layoffs by the major players has succeeded in extorting desired policies from the government. The ugly motto of privatize the profits and socialize the losses has begun to catch on among the public. For the little guys the risk remains as high as before extremely high, in fact. Most of them are gone within five years of start up.

Declaration of Independence
Entrepreneurship must liberate itself from the clutches of business administration. The hour of independence has struck. Allan Gibb, an outstanding personality in the field of startup research in Great Britain, goes so far as to urge that entrepreneurship be completely liberated from what he calls the business knowledge context. The significance of an intensive engagement with the concept has been pushed aside by the domineering transmission of business administration knowledge. It is necessary, says Gibb, to rescue entrepreneurship from this marginalization and to discard its customarily close connection with business administration because this is a much too restrictive pattern of thinking.
An Invitation to a Dance
Jonas Ridderstråle & Kjell Nordström, two Swedish economists, gave their book Funky Business a German subtitle that translates into something like How Smart Brains Get Capital to Dance. Their central thesis is that the new champions in economic life will be those who have ideas, even if they lack capital. The losers will be the capitalists with no ideas.
Faltin As economists we know that the cause or centre of unequal income distribution and unequal wealth distribution is due to commercial activity. That is where the problem starts. Those who are entrepreneurs usually accumulate a lot of money and others do not. So if you can increase participation in entrepreneurship that would be the decisive point to change society and all the inequality.

Yunus: Absolutely. My own feeling is all human beings can by birth become entrepreneurs. It is rooted in the person itself. But the society we have created does not allow most of the people to bring out the gift they carry inside of them. They do not know that they possess the entrepreneurial capability. They look at it in a way as I do not know what to do. I work for you because I have nothing good to discover inside of me. That is the point where society goes wrong. Society should encourage everybody to explore the potential they have inside of them. It is a wonderful gift you have and never unwrapped, never looked at and that is why you do not know. That is where we are coming from in creating the problem of inequality because your own thinking has remained little. You have not seen that you are there. If you were aware of your capabilities, you could contribute those to the society.

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Faltin But nobody believes that. You say everybody possesses the capability to engage in commercial activity, even the ones who are not highly educated and not in the hunting field. Can really everybody become an entrepreneur?
Yunus Yes. Even the beggar woman or the beggar man in the streets of Bangladesh, India or Africa has as much entrepreneurial potential inside as anybody else in the world. They simply have never opened their box to find out that it is all in there because they never knew that it is there. Society never allowed, never facilitated unwrapping that gift. In terms of potential we are all equal. Some have discovered or caught a little of that potential, others have not.
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Campus members did you know if Opening Up The Idea is the first course and assignment from the Brains versus Capital online training activities?
Please make sure you all 2020 co contestants join me and read and refine your ideas and projects bye.

August 14, 2020 19:12

Hi, Richard! Welcome aboard! Greetings from the Philippines! What I love about Kairos is its empowering potential especially for women. Financial inclusion is something that we should all rally behind. If we desire a future that is economically secure, we need to make sure that financial security and inclusion are taken seriously. Kudos on your idea, Kairos! I do hope that you get to help more people in Malawi with your start-up! I am one with you in achieving your goals. Will cast my vote for you tomorrow! I do hope, too, that you find time to read and comment on my idea, The Socialist. If you find it promising, please do cast a vote for it, too. Thank you! Here's the link to my idea: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18179/.

August 14, 2020 13:23

Your unique selling proposition (USP) is unlikely to be purely your social mission. You need to find a way to capture how your social mission is related to the quality of your product, which is not always easy or straightforward, Tranchell explains. At Divine Chocolate, our USP is presented as wned by cocoa farmers, made for chocolate lovers which do not suggest a direct causal relationship between ownership and product quality but do combine two feel-good reasons for choosing our products.

August 13, 2020 14:07

impressive [email protected] Your idea providing financial services near the most needed persons is quite wonderful. You have said your approach is one of its kind perhaps in malawi but the services seems to be the same. So I suggest for you be able to fill your sales pipeline with the needed customers you should consider undertaking:

Market survey to understand the challenges existing in the market and key your solution towards that.
You may also need a rigorous sensitization and awareness creation activities such as social media platforms and flyers and not just erection of billboards as this is quite limited

Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

Finally, I have commented on your idea and will vote as time permits; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments
@https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

August 12, 2020 17:19

Great [email protected] Your idea intending to offer financial services to the largely underpriviledge is recommendable. However, to add to your solution, I suggest you consider the following:

There are several business already in operation and are offering same services, how do you then intend to be different from the existing ones in order to gain attraction
Consider implementing a market survey to understand the perculiarities and challenges in the market so that you can key into addressing those challenges
Your description did not state, who your collaborators would be.

Please I am encouraging you friends to also read the articles. It is not all about the competition but the knowledge shared and acquired from this campus is awesome. Please do not miss out.

Finally, consider enrolling in the campus online training. This will help you improve on your entrepreneurial skills and derive the necessary motivation to keep forging ahead in the entrepreneurial journey even in the face of difficulties

Also, I have discovered that some of us do not understand that we have 15 minutes from July 6th to vote for our ideas or projects and vote for others as well if necessary. But at least we can vote for ourselves every day because in the campus competition, number of votes and comments gotten is one of the requirements for being a finalist and actually winning apart from the quality of a member concept. Please try to be an active participant while in the campus.

I hope this helps as we are currently voting and commenting

Please I have commented on your project and will vote if I have not done that; should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your vote and comment @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

Best wishes on your implementation