Category: Entrepreneurship

Powerful Execution

Starting a business comes with never ending obstacles on the path. For example, has this ever happened in your business:  You are passionate, ethical and competent. You are working hard. Yet when you meet potential clients, they constantly, doubt you and the business. Despite your best efforts, the potential client carries a lingering doubt about

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emotions, adventure, vacations

Financial freedom

What does financial freedom mean for an entrepreneur? From experience working with entrepreneurs, they often mention having lots and lots of money, never having to work again (unless they want to) and not worrying about money in their life. There is no universal meaning of financial freedom. Rather there are two dominant meanings attached to

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road, coast, cliff

Making a difference

We live in a country that is globally seen fairly, having an advanced economy on the continent, and well ahead of our regional neighbors. We live in a country that is blessed with beautiful weather, abundant natural resources and warm hospitality. We live in a country that is increasingly failing to fulfill the promise of

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inequality, poverty, homeless

Unemployment Crisis

Generally, hitting new highs is always great news. Except when it comes to unemployment in South Africa.  We keep reaching new record levels of unemployment, with no end in sight. The reality on the ground is far worse than the official statistics, pointing to an unfolding nightmare for millions of South Africans. With COVID-19, more

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night photograph, flashlight, ray

Load shedding is good business

When load shedding first started, many years ago, we never imagined that it would become part of our daily life. It has become normal to expect load shedding, follow updates and plan our lives around it. In the darkest hour, there is always a light on the path. While load shedding is terrible for business

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heart, love, sunset

Love and Work

Do you love the work you do? Or does it feel like a slog, an endless grind that you go through day after day? Are you absolutely in love with doing what you do. even when it involves things that are difficult? Do you love making a difference in the lives of others, your boss,

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eagle, eagle flying, soar

Playing your Best

The best always fly the highest on the path. There are more employers chasing the best talent. There are more funders chasing the best businesses. There are more customers chasing the best suppliers. There are more donors chasing the best NGOs. You don’t have to be the best everyone though. Just the best for those

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design, woman, jumping

2020 Business Plan Competition

2020 Business Partners /SME Toolkit Business Plan competition has kicked off. Thrilled to be training the entrepreneurs this year. Please read more and register for the competition here

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2020 Pan African HR Conference

The 2020 Pan African HR Conference is underway (12 to 14 October 2020).  With COVID-19 lockdowns in many countries, the conference is taking place virtually, bringing together accomplished professionals from many countries. Together with panelists, Yolanda Asumu, Chibamba Kanyama, and Jabalani Dure we had robust discussion yesterday on the role of diaspora in knowledge transfer startup

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one way street, decisions, opportunity

Direction

  There are infinite paths that you can take to start and build a business.  Yet few will lead to success. Many entrepreneurs struggle with direction on their path. They work incredibly hard, only to end up lost and going in the wrong direction. Example Have you ever been lost in Johannesburg?   Well most of

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