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Think Big, Start Small and ACT NOW!

Firstly, I just want to thank you for taking the time to read this article. My name's Ephraim and I'm a young entrepreneur. I got my first taste of business in Form 1 (Grade 8), but I opened my first company in 2011, 5 months shy of my 18th birthday. It was a company that dealt in ICT solutions for SMEs, corporations and parastatals. It showed promise but all four of my partners and I lacked the basic fundamental I'm going to address in this piece, something most young entrepreneurs in Africa lack. We all want to become the next Mark Zuckerburg, setting up a global social networking site that is responsible for a large fraction of the communication done today or the next Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who've made the internet seem smaller than it actually is. We all want to do something revolutionary but we lack one crucial trait needed to succeed in anything; PATIENCE. As the future leaders of tomorrow we're too impatient to wait for tomorrow. We want everything to h…