ENTREPRENUERS VILLAGE

“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.

Entrepreneurship is inherently lonely; research burnout has shown that entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. It is, however, mostly ignored and rarely discussed. The Gallup Wellbeing Index showed that 60% of entrepreneurs report being stressed compared to 42% of “other workers. Loneliness leads to depression, stress, anxiety and can cause a range of mental illnesses. On this journey, entrepreneurs are required to make personal investment with their mental health. Most talented, successful and driven entrepreneurs are, most often, the most depressed lacking the feeling of fulfilment and feeling isolated. They’re stuck in a mental corner, from an outsider’s perspective, that might seem a bit crazy. How can someone who has created their own destiny, been accomplished and driven success, feel this way? This is the side academics not seen and/or understand.

Our holistic approach to Entrepreneurs Village is about creating a sense of community, home and family. Where entrepreneurs can support each other, through openly sharing their stories about their entrepreneurship journey, without feeling judged. Here our foremost priority is the emotional welfare and mental health of the entrepreneurs.

Some of village activities include

  • Peer network/emotional support

Having a network of peers to act as your support system of sorts can be crucial.  For many entrepreneurs the experience can be isolating, because your spouse and friends may not be entrepreneurs and can’t relate to your day-to-day stresses or concerns.  It’s so helpful to have a support system of peers who can share lessons learned, respond to your latest idea, recommend a resource for your village or even provide a lead on a new client.

  • Africa Talks & Entrepreneurship Talks (E-Talks)

A platform where entrepreneurs, directors and senior executives in both the public and private sector of business will showcase their products and services to the digital world. With business documentaries & how businesses can grow strategically, we will cover all aspects of their business, latest business world updates, happenings in the corporate world & all sort of Business News. “You are who you associate yourself with”

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, US President Warren Harding and Harvey Firestone camping together in 1921.

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.” – Confucius