Business Ideas 101 – Turn Your Ideas Into a Business

Business ideas emerge on a daily basis. Some great, some good, some just ridiculous. Do you have ideas for a new business? For entrepreneurs, it is often easier to come up with a variety of business ideas for new companies and more difficult to implement those concepts. A business concept is a bridge between an

Product and Service Ideas 101 – Where to Find Them?

Product and service ideas ideally morph into profitable business ideas. Creating great new business ideas is not a very difficult task to overcome, but what if you do not have a creative bone in your body? The next time you are struggling to come up with a new idea, try the following: 1.) Shopping: Next

Funding Mistakes Made by Startups

Funding a new business is part and parcel of an entrepreneur’s journey. You have a great business venture idea (or at least you’ve been told by family and friends that you have a great idea) and you are now raising startup capital but why, oh why is it that nobody wants to invest in your

Startup Funding 101 – Mistakes to Avoid

Startup funding is perhaps the greatest challenge to new companies. Startup companies are faced with many challenges, and one of these are securing funding. Securing and managing funding can be one of the most exciting – and nerve-wracking – parts of being an entrepreneur. Often, the financial and legal implications may seem overwhelming. But don’t

Customer Service and the Cost of Bad Service in SA

Customer service is a term that most companies reflect in their mission statements, yet, exceptional customer service is arguably one of the concepts that are seldom experienced by customers. Customer service – to thousands of employees and employers in South Africa – is as foreign a term as trying to read and understand hieroglyphics. From receiving