For many women entrepreneurs in Africa, starting out in business means going solo - taking that initial idea or business concept and bootstrapping it into reality. Yet, some of the most successful women entrepreneurs on the continent have achieved their business success by recognising the power of teamwork, harnessing the power of collective ideas, inspiration and networks to get to market faster and in a bigger way. Being part of a team also provides a great support mechanism on those days when the going get's tough. You can bounce new ideas off one another, test out new ways of doing things, explore new marketing ideas, and generally be open to innovative ways of thinking when you are part of a team. So, instead of thinking solopreneur, maybe start thinking team and your business could really get wings!