Do you have a Professionally Written Business Plan? Congratulations, you are in a small minority. And if you have a Professional Business Plan, do you actually use it? And have you looked at it in the last few months? If the answer to this question is yes to these questions, then you need to read
In a world full of fake news, half-truths, scam artists, snake oil salesmen, the question that I often get is “How do you deal with people who copy your work?” How do you deal with people who steal your idea? How do you approach a copycat? I know, it’s likely you want to take them out back
With all the negativity surrounding us due to the major impact COVID-19 has had on our economy, I want to believe that new businesses will emerge during and after the lockdown. South Africans are a resilient bunch and NOW may be the best time yet to start a business. The economy is in shambles. The
Arrggh… Not More Startup Advice. But Perhaps First Read Before You Judge (Beware – Not for the Faint Hearted)
Over the past several months, we’ve all noticed companies closing down due to the COVID-19 Lockdown. We can all debate the legitimacy and the attack on our constitutional rights. But, for thousands of individuals, this means a dramatic change in their careers. I have personally spoken to quite a few would-be entrepreneurs that are now
Very few businesses (if any) are currently operating as usual. There is no telling when we will get back to anything approaching “normal,” whether that’s the old normal or the “new normal” everyone is talking about but cannot quite define. How easy it is to compile a SWOT Analysis, which in most cases remains theoretical assumptions.
The past few weeks have been nothing short of a nightmare. Without downplaying or ignoring the severe physical and emotional impact this pandemic and subsequent lockdown have on any one person, family or group/community, I believe it is necessary to look at some trends that will have an impact on SMEs and entrepreneurs after we