While much of the world’s economy is shrinking and we see states across Europe and the Americas struggle to control their rising debt, the growth of developing nations such as China, India and other parts of the world heralds a sign of positive news for people across Africa.
While people in markets around the world will be wondering how they are going to maintain control of their wealth, this is an opportune time in history for people who have previously been unable to get a foot-hold in the strongest world economies to take their place on the world-stage.
While much of the burden will lie with the governments of these developing nations, it’s also important that the people of the states get involved and work hard to ensure that the country prospers. If we look back in history at places such as the USA and the UK, we can see that much of their wealth has come from the ingenuity of individuals and their entrepreneurial spirit.
It’s not just about huge corporations and silicon valley type start-ups, small businesses can provide lots of wealth and employment opportunities for ordinary Africans. The digital market place is one area where there is some expectation for growth in African, internet entrepreneurs can access global markets from their keyboard. Take for example the worl dof affiliate marketing, you can sit in a cafe in Nairobi and sell software to Americans who want to watch UK TV online – no barriers at all.
Entrepreneurship is sure to be one of the ways in which many Africans in more developed states can get themselves a piece of the economic pie. While people may look to the Western world as the home of entrepreneurship, there are plenty of ways in which people in developing countries can ensure that they themselves make the most of the world’s free-markets. By working on the simple principle of supply and demand, many Africans will have the chance to set up stores, trade goods and as the country develops, involve themselves in e-commerce in order to help both themselves and their peers out of poverty and in to a much healthier economic climate.