Rahab Meßmer

Rahab Meßmer

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Writer, editor, blogger with an academic background in Business, Finance and Corporate law. Lifelong learner and obsessed with the media, fashion, technology, spirituality and entrepreneurship.

How Entreprenuers Can Cope With Uncertainty

An entrepreneur’s journey is full of surprises. We know it’s not always filled with fun and excitement. It’s a journey filled with pivots, obstacles, challenges, etc. But one of the main challenges many entrepreneurs face is how to cope with uncertainty. Uncertainty is a quality to be

4 reasons why a business plan is important

A business plan is a very important strategic tool for entrepreneurs. A good business plan not only helps entrepreneurs to focus on the specific steps necessary for their to make business ideas succeed, but it also helps them to achieve both their short-term and long-term objectives. If you fail to

5 Reasons Why Most Tech Startups Fail

There are many great tech startup ideas out there, and if all those ideas would be successfully executed, the percentage of business failure rates would be low. Unfortunately, in reality, not all business ideas survive today’s demanding startup environment. It’s a fact that starting a business involves a

4 + 1 Startups Tackling Real Problems In Africa Accepted Into Y Combinator

Over the past years, American tech startup incubator, Y Combinator, has actively invested in hundreds of companies including, among others, Airbnb and Dropbox. Y Combinator is known to expand ownership in it’s most successful companies as well as helping those that have trouble raising cash from elsewhere. For companies

8 Great Ways To Come Up With Startup Ideas

There’s so much talk about startups these days. It almost seems like many people are looking to start their own businesses now more than ever. While some have already successfully executed their business ideas, others are still patiently waiting for the right idea to ‘pop up’ . Some others may

The Digital Sharing Economy Is Not Irrelevant To Africa

Digital sharing models are not just growing in size but are also expanding into new geographical locations - even into poorer economies! One may ask: Are they likely to prosper there too? The short answer is Yes! I came across a ‘Digital Sharing Economy report’ from Dalberg, an advisory firm

Women Entrepreneurs Thriving In A Village Where Men Are Banned

I came across an interesting video clip on Broadly’s YouTube Channel covering an inside story about Kenya’s all female village, known as Umoja, in Samburu, Nothern Kenya. Interestingly, Umoja is an all women village where no men are allowed. Umoja in Swahili means “Unity”. Umoja: The village was