I have been asked many a time why and what the The Spirited Hub is. Well the name emanated from a rigorous brainstorming and resourcing from online contacts andfact many names came up from the lengthy, to funny and sometimes absurd. It was to be expected as these names were borne out of their own understanding of what we expected of them and what should be.
After juggling through these “would be” names, some of whuch we realized were already registered domains, my colleague Nicholas and I had to master pronouncing three words with ease.
Being “Spirited” in the English language means to be courageous, passionate, full of vigor and energetic. Such are the traits of a true entrepreneur and more should possess to realize his or her dream. A hub is basically a center of activity and for us it’s a platform that entrepreneur enthusiasts come to be motivated and inspired to take action.
We believe in the power of entrepreneurship in Africa to achieve the economic transformation we always crave for. Governments are the largest employers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and their inability to provide jobs only go to increase the unemployment figures we continue to battle with and the resultant social-vices it comes with.
On the flip side there are many other Self-Motivated Africans who are seeing opportunities in the hopelessness before them and transforming them for economic values. These are the Entrepreneurs, who are inspiring our generations to take up our God-given talents and use them to the benefit of the societies they find themselves. So, thanks to Aliko Dangote – Nigeria, Kofi Amoabeng – Ghana, Mo Ibrahim – Sudan, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu – Ethiopia, Carmen Tal – Morocco, Divine Ndhlukuka – Zimbabwe and the many others who are trailblazers of the entrepreneurship movement in Africa, in whom we find motivation, empowerment and reason to be entrepreneurial.
There is a new breed of enthused Africans who are oozing with success potentials, who need some inspiration and directions to impact the world. They are no longer ready to wait unto fate and state to decide their future, rather determination and zeal to become their own CEOs. I had an interaction with a veteran American military officer who used to work and live in Africa until his retirement, he said “I like the entrepreneurial spirit I have seen in Africa” a confirmation of the fact that Africans are now taking the bull by the horn and causing change.
The Spirited Hub is gradually going to be a magazine website for entrepreneurs that will bring you tips, advice and strategies necessary to propel the growth of your business. You will read about startups out there ready to impact the world and the lessons learnt building them.
To mention The Spirited Hub with ease just say Tish. Welcome to our world of inspiration, information and education.
Appreciation goes to Kofi Yeboah, Blogger/Social Media Strategist.