I spent the last 14 months working in the Republic of Benin on a solution for Black women's hair . I would like to share what I learnt when starting a new venture in a French-speaking country in Africa after having spent 10 years in an English speaking country. Here is the first lesson of a series of 10. When starting a new adventure, you will need allies and a team. The progress of your business will also depend on how quickly you stop pulling individuals who are not motivated to contribute and how quickly you find people who are willing to contribute. You need to train yourself to remember that people come and go. Do not get attached too quickly to people. Get attached and addicted to the skills you need ...

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