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INVOLVE YOUR STAKEHOLDERS AS YOU BETTER YOURSELF

It is not everyday you hear me confess I am a groupie. Yes I am a huge fan of Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the number one Executive Coach in the world, according to Global Gurus. So it is no wonder that I have a Dr. Goldsmith Day. [...]

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SACRIFICE FOR IMPORTANT THINGS

Over the short time that I have been running my own business, I have learnt the value of investing in it. It helps to observe what other successful entrepreneurs have done to move their ventures from start-up to sustainability. [...]

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FOCUS ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU

I recently facilitated my signature, “Optimising entrepreneurs for Success” workshop in Kempton Park to a group of entrepreneurs from the East Rand area. As tradition, everyone has an opportunity to give that ever illusive ‘elevator’ pitch on [...]

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MAKE THE LAST FEW WEEKS OF 2016 COUNT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

For some of us the next seven weeks are crucial. As an entrepreneur, I understand the challenges that result with late payment of invoices. I understand the pressure of meeting sales targets. I understand the repercussions of [...]

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BELIEVE IN YOUR IDEA BUT NOT BLINDLY

We learn something new every day! And if, like me, learning something new intrigues you then entrepreneurship is for you! [...]

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THE VALUE OF MINDFUL LISTENING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

“If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again…”and so the chorus of the song ‘Try Again’ by Aaliyah goes. This probably sums up the entrepreneurial process best. There are highs and lows. Sometimes, [...]

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WHO’S DOING THE PLANNING FOR YOUR START-UP?

There are people you can hire to write your business plan! Yes, really! They actually ‘help’ you with the ‘tedious’ process of researching YOUR idea whilst you… Well, I am not really sure what you’d be doing! [...]

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YOUR JOURNEY MATTERS, MORE THAN YOU THINK

I am truly fascinated by what is going on around me in the world of SMEs’ in South Africa. When I was brainstorming topics for this article, all my top three topics related to small business development. I guess when you [...]

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