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How African & Caribbean women entrepreneurs can grow their businesses regionally & internationally

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How to expand your business throughout Africa, the Caribbean and beyond

This free guide explores the tools, practices, mindsets and resources Caribbean & African women have used to grow businesses beyond the borders of the countries in which they reside. 

Featuring Leading African & Caribbean Women in Business

Elizabeth Agboola

Founder of Nigerians Travel Too, a premier travel agency in Nigeria that is breaking down barriers preventing Nigerians from traveling.

Meryanne Loum-Martin

Owner of Jnane Tamsna, a 24-room boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, that has five swimming pools and a clay surface tennis court.

Nwabisa Mayema

Strategic Partnerships Director at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, South Africa, a serial entrepreneur, public speaker and consultant.

Tiffanie Anderson

Founder of Away to Africa, a travel company that provides small group tours and experiences throughout 12 countries in Africa.

Lauri-Ann Ainsworth

CEO of the Richard Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, the largest business accelerator in the Caribbean, based in Jamaica.

Meiling Esau

Fashion designer in Trinidad, whose namesake label, Meiling, is available in the Caribbean, USA, Europe and South America.

Dr. Shelly-Ann Gajadhar

Trinidadian founder and CEO of Alphastute, a UK-based coaching business that serves clients across the Caribbean and the diaspora.

Michelle Chong

Co-founder and CEO of Honey Bun Limited, a 35-year-old wholesale bakery based in Jamaica that exports to the UK, USA and wider Caribbean.

8 Tips for Scaling Women-Owned African & Caribbean Businesses Beyond Borders

for Regional & Global Expansion

01.

Know yourself & your niche.

02.

Connect & Collaborate

03.

Embrace Gender & Culture

04.

Maintain Global Awareness

05.

Networking! Networking!

06.

Leverage Social Media

07.

Be Open-Minded in Partnerships

08.

Have Fun, Always!

“The world is yours. Do not limit yourself to just the island and the people around it. There’s so much opportunity for you in the world once you start to look outside our shores. Don’t be afraid to explore.”

— Dr. Shelly-Ann Gajadhar

Many of the trailblazing African & Caribbean women we feature face immense challenges when trying to expand their businesses beyond the borders of the countries in which they reside.

Despite their successes, they are unable to navigate unreliable postal and shipping systems, lagging technology and limited access to finance.

However, some women have managed to break through these longstanding barriers of entry…

This guide presents some of the methods, mindsets and tools they used to do it!

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