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Focus on solving problems — Remoteli CEO advises start-up owners

By Erica Arthur || Contributor
Business & Finance Focus on  solving problems — Remoteli CEO advises start-up owners
JAN 20, 2022 LISTEN

Founder and CEO of Africa’s fastest-growing tech-led outsourcing company, Remoteli, Samuel Brooksworth, has urged start-up business owners to concentrate on solving problems that impact people.

According to British-Ghanaian businessman, it is typical for every business to aim at financial benefits, but there should also be some focus on solving problems that impact many people.

Speaking about the inception of Remoteli, Samuel Brooksworth said the unemployment situation across the continent compelled him to make a change, hence the launch of Remoteli to support businesses in Africa and around the globe.

He said, "The unemployment rate of young people across the continent troubles me. According to data from the International Labour Organisation, this is Africa’s most educated generation to emerge from schools and universities. Despite this, of the continent's 420+ million people aged between 15-35, more than one-third are unemployed. I felt compelled to make a change."

He indicated that young people working at Remoteli are becoming more familiar with using all the different technologies and systems that are in use within international tech ecosystems. "The more people we employ, the more we can educate and train people on new and innovative tools and solutions available for use. We hope that through this, many more companies in Ghana will be able to grow and become more familiar with the best technologies available to help take their businesses forward."

Recounting the company’s growth since its inception in the UK, the founder, who is a former candidate on the UK’s version of the reality TV show "The Apprentice," seized on the global pandemic of 2020 to move from the UK to Ghana to set up the remote skills business, Remoteli .

Brooksworth said, "During the pandemic, we saw graduate unemployment had increased and saw an opportunity to get started working abroad here in Ghana. To begin with, I moved to Ghana from the UK in December 2020 and hired a few members of staff. I wanted to begin making an impact in my home country first. We have since grown to 70 staff members, working with over 95 businesses in over 10 countries around the world."

He added that Remoteli has worked with companies both big and small around the world. From global organizations with over 2,000 staff to solopreneurs, "we’re here to assist anyone and every one by providing staff for their business operations. Seeing the growth of tech in Ghana is great, and hopefully, through this growth, more jobs will be created in the country and across the continent to keep our best talent here. The workforce is young, intelligent, and ready to help change the world.”

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