Property rates go up for 2014 in Accra

Property owners in Accra will pay more in property rates this year, 2014. Rate imposts for all the rating zones in the city have been raised about 13.33% over last years’. The rate for Residential Class 1A, which includes Airport Residential Area, East Legon, Ridge and Roman Ridge, has been raised from 0.0015 for 2013 to 0.0017, and the minimum amount owners of property in the zone can pay has been raised also, from GHC100.00 to GHC115.00. The new rates are announced in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s Imposition of Rates and Fee-fixing Resolution, made at a general meeting of the Assembly on 31st October … Continue reading Property rates go up for 2014 in Accra

Forbes Investment Guide: 365 Ways to Get Rich

Forbes Media has released the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide. It offers several new and smart ideas for making, growing and preserving your wealth. Forbes’ list comprises 365 tips you can use and turn to action from the world’s savvy investors and wealthiest, including  and Warren Buffet. “Rule No. 1 is, never lose money. Rule No.2 is never forget rule No. 1”, Warren Buffet advises. The 2014 Investment Guide can help you maneuver the investing terrain for the year ahead. The Rules include: Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism” Don’t mistake a low P/E for a value stock. Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the … Continue reading Forbes Investment Guide: 365 Ways to Get Rich

Get highlights of the 2014 Budget for Ghana

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Seth Tekper, has presented the 2014 budget statement and government’s economic policy to Parliament. Highlights of the budget include:   1. President, Vice President and the Executive takes a 10% salary cut 2. Establishment of Infrastructure Fund Will change fundamentally the funding and delivery of infrastructure in the country; Will reduced cost, enhance timely payments, and promote more efficient delivery of capital projects. Considering that lack of infrastructure remains a major hindrance to the transformation of the country in terms of the road, rail and energy to facilitate trade and expansion of businesses. … Continue reading Get highlights of the 2014 Budget for Ghana

Access the 2013 Composite Budget of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly

Have you ever taken time to look through any annual plan or budget of your Municipal Assembly? Well, many Ghanaians have never done anything like that. Now, Labone Express is facilitating public access to one of such plans: you can access the 2013 composite budget of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly here. This public access is being promoted by Labone Express as a community service blog with an objective to promote public interest and participation in decision making in the  Assembly. Constituents of La Dade-Kotopon can download the document and review for themselves . The 2013 Composite Budget contains activities which, the developers of the document say … Continue reading Access the 2013 Composite Budget of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly

How Should Leaders Behave?

“As a CEO, you should realize that your greatest contribution is the behavior you cause or allow to thrive in the organization’s upper ranks,”  says Kevin Sharer, teacher in the Strategy unit at Harvard Business School. In his article, “How Should Your Leaders Behave?”, published in the Harvard Business Review, Sharer advises that when choosing leaders for your organisation, evaluating candidates on behaviour rather than must-have character traits can lead to better results. By emphasising behaviour, managers or candidates who fall short of what the best leaders can learn behaviours that they need to exhibit.  It offers the organisation also advantages of diversity. Define the behaviours … Continue reading How Should Leaders Behave?

10 New Amazing Facts on Social Media For 2013

You should be very excited at a new study on social media, if you’re an entrepreneur with business online. The study, the Stream Social Global Report: Q2 2013, by GlobalWebIndex, provides very useful insights into the rapidly evolving global social media usage for the second quarter of 2013. Key findings of the study are as follows: Mobile is driving growth of major global social platforms usage. Mobile and tablet usage is beginning to heavily impact social media usage with mobile having the biggest effect on Twitter which is used by 94 million active Twitter to share photos compared to 140 million on PC. Facebook … Continue reading 10 New Amazing Facts on Social Media For 2013

Help for small and medium businesses: What Prez Mahama must do

Actors in the private business sector began spelling out things the NDC government should do for them, after President Mahama pledged support for the sector, during his inaugural address on January 7. For instance, a former president of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association, Dr Alexander Tweneboa, is reported to have said recently, that rapid socio-economic development would manifest, only when government listened, understood, and acted on the challenges of the private sector. To help the sector, the Doing Business Report is extremely essential to guide the kinds of interventions the President Mahama administration should formulate and implement. The report … Continue reading Help for small and medium businesses: What Prez Mahama must do

10 Reasons to own a business

Owning and running a business is not easy job but can be very rewarding. Here are ten reasons to own a business. The reasons also show advantages of being a business owner. Developing economies such as Ghana’s offer good business growth potentials, according to economics experts. I believe many young people should consider the challenge of starting a business and tryout their ideas. Freedom & Flexibility — You are free to work as you please. No boss, no petty rules, no asking permission to be where you want to be anytime. You are free to make all the decisions that matter … Continue reading 10 Reasons to own a business

Bright Simons makes MIT Technology Review list of Top 35 Innovators under 35, 2013

Young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Bright Simons, has made the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 list for 2013 for his innovation which enables people to determine whether their medicine is genuine, using text message technology. Bright’s mPedigree Network has developed system where a a code is printed on a product [or medicine pack] and you can send a free text message and get a reply in a few seconds verifying a is authentic. In addition, distributors and other middlemen can check the codes to verify that the supply has not been compromised. His innovation has helped a pharmaceutical company to detect pilfering … Continue reading Bright Simons makes MIT Technology Review list of Top 35 Innovators under 35, 2013