female expat lockdown entrepreneur

Expat Entrepreneur Shoutout: 5 Lockdown Silver Linings

While many businesses are struggling in these unusual times, here are 5 entrepreneurial expat/repat women who have launched exciting and diverse projects in spite of, or inspired by the corona crisis.

Read on to discover; a luxurious range of candles, a lifestyle book, handy lockdown apps, a crowdfunding scholarship and African inspired art prints and children’s books.

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Expat Stereotypes to Avoid: Charity, Emma and Betty

Stereotype Expat Stereotypical the charity lady, the botox lady and the entrepreneur

Meet Emma, Charity and Betty.  They look so harmless, don’t they?

Expat stereotypes, we all know them, we all love them.  We all love to hate them.  I previously wrote about three stereotypical expats who are unlikely to survive expat life.  And before you get all excited up on that high horse of yours, just take a little chill pill and know that this is entirely tongue in cheek.

After all, there is bound to be a little bit of the ‘doomed expat spouses‘, Hilda, Pauline and Nellie, in all of us. Equally, many of us have had our Charity, Emma and Betty moments.  We all need to take ourselves with a pinch of the proverbial.  So sprinkle that salt and read on about these three expats you are almost certain to meet on a posting and might want to avoid.

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Africa After All 5. Hats Off

I want to end this series of Africa Lite and yet Africa After All posts on a positive note. Despite all the inequality, despite all the problems, crime and other negative associations with Africa and in this particular set of posts, the country of South Africa, on many a street corner you will find somebody who is trying their hardest to make the best out of the worst.  Their entrepreneurial spirit is hugely inspiring.

Take this guy for example…

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