Monthly Archives: May 2015

Its not what you say, but how you say it…

Originally posted on rochemamabolo:
Consider these two statements: ‘Hey, dont you see the rubbish bin is full!’ Or ‘It would be really great if you could empty the rubbish bin, honey’ C’est le ton qui fait la musique: its not…

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“You can buy this from anyone, and we are anyone”

That is not going to get you very far when you sell stuff, raise money, look for a job and your skills or services can be found from anyone. If your skills can be found anywhere, anytime and anyhow from … Continue reading

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Which comes first: The product or the marketing?

Well, if you define marketing as advertising, then it’s clear you need the product first. But wait. Marketing is not the same as advertising. Advertising is a tiny slice of what marketing is today, and in fact, it’s pretty clear … Continue reading

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This Might Not Work…

Change is powerful, but change always comes with the possibility of failure as its partner. ‘This might not work’ is not merely something to be tolerated; it’s something you must seek out. If your new business plan disrupts an industry … Continue reading

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The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Solutions and Recommendations

The following are some of the recommendations now how to remedy and create a culture of thriving entrepreneurship in South Africa. This list is not exhaustive, there are other recommendation: Education: Entrepreneurial education – when offered – is unlikely to … Continue reading

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The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Gauteng vis-à-vis Western Cape Entrepeneurs

The graph below analyses the entrepreneurial pipeline with respect to Gauteng, the rest of South Africa and the Western Cape. The pipeline begins with potential entrepreneurs: In this stage individuals have not embarked on any specific actions to start an … Continue reading

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The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Black vis-a-vis White Entrepreneurs

Early GEM research (GEM South African Report, 2005 and 2010) indicated that there is a strong relationship between population groups and entrepreneurial activity. Whites and Indians were more likely to start a business than were coloureds and black Africans. However, … Continue reading

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The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Women vis-a-vis Men Entrepreneurs

The ratio of male to female participation in early-stage entrepreneurial activity varies considerably across countries (GEM Global Report, 2013), possibly because of different cultural aspects and customs regarding women’s role in the family and their participation in the labour market. … Continue reading

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The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Youth Entrepreneurship

Youth unemployment and under-employment have become key concerns for both the developed and developing world. The 2011 census puts the South African population at 51 770 560 million people. Of these, 19 466 346 million are currently between the age … Continue reading

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The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa: The State We Are In

‘”Throughout the world, shifts in population demographics, technology changes, fluctuating economies and other dynamic forces have transformed societies as never before, bringing new challenges and opportunities to the forefront. Among the responses to these shifting forces is an increased emphasis … Continue reading

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