Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Anybody can be a Success

Entrepreneurship has become a huge subject in our country. A staple topic. Really. One that’s echoed at every corner, with institutions of academic learning humming on the subject full time. It’s a hot topic on tabloids. Television and radio cannot help but be dedicated to this wave. South Africa has become a country where people can dream, reach out and build this country with their knowledge and skills. But how come many South Africans are failing to make use of...

How to Market Test your Product or Service

How will you feel when you spend months of pain and sweat to open your business and suddenly you find out that nobody is interested into your product than what you anticipated? What will you do? Keep carrying on and hope things will get better soon as your customers will get used to you? For how long will you carry on? Many new businesses fail before they could even start because their creators failed to identify an unmet need...

2 Reasons Why Business Plans Are A Waste Of Time

Every day, another local business crashes and burns in spectacular fashion. Did they make a lot of mistakes? I don’t think so. My theory is that they didn't make anywhere near enough mistakes. See, at school, they trained you to believe that mistakes are bad. That mistakes reveal ineptitude. That mistakes are shameful. Fans of business plans always emphasize one thing: To Secure funding for your business, you almost always require a formal plan. But what about companies which are funded by...

How to Start a Business That Changes Things?

How to Start a Business That Changes Things? It's me again, and you know how I roll...Please listen to me loudly. In January I predicted that 2014 would finish roughly for me, I am stuck...Living far from home, without a salary, struggling in every way. I am a nobody. I am tired... happy... and poor. I'm almost crushing. But things are very different for me. I'm much happier. My life is full. I believe in Christ, so allow me to say...

What Really Kills Entrepreneurs In South Africa?

What is Spec (short for speculative) Work? In simple terms, a spec work is any job for which the client expects to see examples or a finished product before they can decide to either buy your product or not. South Africa is full of freelancers. Self-employed people who are often extremely talented, and they ply their trade in quite man different fields which are often artistic in nature. Examples: Writing, Web development, Programming, Graphic design, Photography, Music production. The list is...

How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

Why do some brands catch on, while others fade into the background wither away and die? In an age of commerce where customers have too many choices and too little time, the message is clear: you have to be remarkable, people must know what you are doing. To get what you want out of your business, to grow into a brand that people actively seek out over your competitors, you’re going to have to figure out how to make your...

What Makes an Entrepreneur Successful?

What is the key to successful entrepreneurship? Is it Innovation? Some people believe it’s the ability to innovate. Sure, doing more with less, finding new ways of getting the job done and being generally innovative in your business will definitely help, but it’s not the deciding factor. Is it Access to money? Is it Management Skills? Is it Courage? What is it really that makes a successful entrepreneur?

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