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Category: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, The Entrepreneur (20)


AN ENTREPRENEUR MIND-SET (an excerpt from the Curiosity book) (2016-09-22 17:40:18)

ALWAYS ASK WHY? Curiosity is a result of a question asked within, either rhetorical or circumstantial, an inquisitive mind is a curious mind and with every answer sought your cur...

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The importance of budgeting (2013-02-09 12:27:22)

A budget is a way of estimating expenses and revenues. It can help to determine whether a new business will be viable and provide running businesses with a way of realistically set...

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Is the business plan still a necessary document? (2013-01-21 10:02:45)

The value of a business plan is often debated amongst entrepreneurs. Some will tell you that a business never goes according to plan and that makes the entire exercise of doing a b...

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Innovation: the bread and butter of sustainable growth (2012-12-14 13:27:26)

At the core of it, starting a business is a very simple concept. It’s all about identifying a need or gap and supplying an appropriate service or product to address it while ...

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7 essential steps to hiring your first employee (2012-11-29 12:44:38)

As a business owner making the decision to hire your first employee can be an exciting new step for your new business. It can also be rather overwhelming. Making the wrong decision...

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Collecting you debts: how to get your customers to pay (2012-11-22 12:14:11)

A healthy cash flow is a lifeline for any business and if that part of the enterprise is not managed efficiently, the business could be forced to close down. It has been proven tha...

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Is your business cashing in on South Africa (2012-11-21 18:23:11)

The internet contributes 2% to South Africa’s GDP and this contribution is increasing by 0.1% per year. This is according to a report by Arthur Goldstuck for World-wide Worx....

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South Africa internet start-up success stories (2012-11-12 14:27:44)

South Africa is the birthplace of many great IT entrepreneurs, such as the great Mark Shuttleworth, the mind behind Thawte and Ubuntu Linux. With such an inspiring success story, h...

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Six mistakes to avoid when pitching to a panel of investors (2012-11-04 18:00:16)

Here you are with this brilliant idea and you are eager to start your business but you realise that your brilliant idea will remain just that (an idea) if you can’t raise the...

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A guide to South African Business Incubators (2012-10-29 09:02:31)

Are you considering starting a business but do not know where to start? Approaching a business incubator for assistance may be a good idea. A business incubator is a programme desi...

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The 5 habits of highly productive entrepreneurs (2012-10-24 11:40:43)

Generally speaking, productivity is about the effective and efficient use of all resources that are available to you for executing any duties or tasks. Resources will include time,...

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A Board of Advisors: The advice you cannot afford to hire (2012-10-01 10:03:44)

As the first time CEO of your own company, getting a board of advisors is one of the best things you can do. A board of advisors is a group of people who meet periodically to give ...

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Social Entrepreneurship takes a bite out of the dining industry (2012-09-24 17:33:31)

The face of entrepreneurship is well defined in South Africa. Successful business icons have shown the kind of vision, resilience and hard work that is required to start a business...

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How to make an effective elevator speech (2012-09-17 09:08:14)

You are in an elevator and you realise that the CEO of one of the companies you want to work for is right next to you, or you are attending a business function and you spot a poten...

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3rd annual Young Women in Business Summit a success (2012-09-10 08:28:25)

The Young Women in Business Network (YWBN) held its third annual summit on the 30 August 2012 in an event themed ‘Generations of Business Intelligence.’ The summit gave...

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Handling customer complaints (2012-08-20 10:10:31)

Negative feedback about products or services is inevitable; and invariably at some point everyone will deal with a disgruntled client. After all the hard work and effort that goes ...

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Innovation: the bread and butter of sustainable growth (2012-08-10 09:02:13)

At the core of it, starting a business is a very simple concept. It’s all about identifying a need or gap and supplying an appropriate service or product to address it while ...

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Using Internet Business Opportunities to create a Passive Income (2012-08-05 16:34:47)

  One of the ways of attaining financial freedom through a passive income is through Internet business opportunities.   But wait. Before plunging headlong into the sur...

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A guide to mastering the business lunch (2012-07-11 09:27:36)

Conducting business over a meal in a restaurant is akin to a fine art. The coordination of cutlery, crockery and table etiquette over a meeting agenda can be a daunting task if som...

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The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa (2012-06-20 14:11:09)

Economic prosperity is highly dependent on an active entrepreneurship sector. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is an organisation that investigates entrepreneurship in di...

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