Sharing Advice and Tips for Entrepreneurs

Jon Gosier —  May 22, 2012 — 2 Comments

The most common mistakes most young or first-time entrepreneurs make are completely avoidable – if only they knew what to avoid. Obviously, this is the role that advisors and mentors play to young companies. By sharing their experiences, these mentors help save entrepreneurs the time, the stress, and the money that it would otherwise take to recover.

In fact, this is the main reason I blog at all. When I was starting out, finding information on doing tech business anywhere, much less in Uganda or Africa, was non-existant. I want to help ensure that’s not the case for the next generation of disruptors and thinkers.

This is why recently I launched a new podcast called GosTalk is a show where I share my own business experiences, advice, and tips, to hopefully help others do (or not do) some of the things I have. In my own career I’ve started two companies (Appfrica and MetaLayer), joined another early-stage startup (Ushahidi) as they hit their peak growth period, and invested in a number of other early-stage companies (HiveColab, Abayima). All three were very different experiences and hopefully those experiences will prove useful to others seeking to learn.

If you think you’ll like the show, Subscribe on iTunes here. You can find two episodes below to give you an idea of what to expect.

GosTalk Episode 3 “Getting Things Done” How to stay productive as an entrepreneur and beat procrastination.

GosTalk Episode 5 “Hack the Press!” Jon is in Moscow! In this episode we discuss how to hack PR to make the press you get more effective.

Jon Gosier


Founder of Apps4Africa, Appfrica, and D8A

2 responses to Sharing Advice and Tips for Entrepreneurs


    As a young entrepreneur myself I’ve learned that hindsight is indeed 20/20. I’ve been fortunate to not make any business-destroying mistakes, but have made enough little annoying mistakes that caused unneeded frustration!


    @ GosTalk Episode 3: I used to play a lot of WoW a couple of years ago (before I became a father) and one of the things that got me into stop playing, was after I typed /played ingame and thought: “What if I had billed a client or done some income generating stuff instead of gaming, how much would that be in cash?”

    I am not saying that it was a complete waste of time playing WoW, but given my hourly rate at that time I could have been close to a millionaire if I had been able to bill a client for all the hours playing WoW.

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