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Towards a more inclusive farming system in Nigeria

Sharon Idahosa’s passion to see small-scale farmers succeed is expressed through business and educational ventures. Her entrepreneurial journey began when she sought ways to help combat starvation issues in Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Growing in Ghana

MEDA’s GROW2 project is negotiating with Dunyiya to provide business development services and a matching grant award of $100,000 Canadian. Dunyiya would use that money to expand its business by setting up a shelling center close to GROW2 project clients to create jobs for women entrepreneurs.

Investing for job creation

MEDA Risk Capital Fund aims to support the organization’s programs and strategic goals Some MEDA supporters are surprised to learn

Fanning the Embers

Ashley Bontrager Lehman has a passion for her family business. When she and several other industry veterans were creating and naming a new recreational vehicle for a new recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturer, they were going to call it Element RV, with her being the fire. They ended up establishing Ember RV. And yes, she’s providing the spark to make this company successful.

Sometimes, it is time to sell the business

Sometimes, the sale of a family-controlled business is better than trying to pass it on to a third generation of family management. Especially when the interests of 40 shareholders from multiple generations of several families have to be considered, Bob Mullet says.

Successful business succession can take many forms

Lance Woodbury, a Kansas native and son of a Presbyterian minister, has done mediation and succession consulting with family businesses across the US for almost three decades. He has authored two books on family businesses and writes a weekly e-mail newsletter entitled Faith & Family Business.

Getting to the root of business success

“As an entrepreneur, I want to show a path for others, and that will be my success. My next dream is to build my own factory by recruiting 300-500 employees and delivering quality foods in Africa. This is just the beginning.”

Nurturing people on the prairies

Electrical contracting firm forges relational culture. Kansas Electric outgrew its downtown premises and moved to a new, much larger shop on the outskirts of town. The company eventually focused on industrial customers, working on grain elevators, manufacturing plants, and food processing facilities. Kansas Electric is one of the largest industrial electrical contractors in its region.

Patchwork success

Unexpected events take Masts from employees to owners of Pennsylvania quilt shop

An overnight success 10 years in the making

For more than a decade, Kevin Neufeldt has thought success was just around the corner for Extreme Modular Buildings. “We’ve been building these units for over 10 years,” said Neufeldt, who heads operations and engineering for the Lethbridge-based business. EMB is a division of Haul-All Equipment Systems.