Lockdown Nightmare and 8 Honest Tips on Starting a Business Now! 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
12 Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid Consumers, now more than ever, feel they need a stronger connection with the companies they engage with. Personal branding and how you represent your business are vital considerations in today’s market. How you come across and are perceived are more important than just a logo and a tag line.
As an Entrepreneur, Do You Feel like You Suck Sometimes? You are Not Alone! Where are the days where you would walk into a coffee shop and in passing, the discussions you would overhear are about business ideas, the next big thing, etc.? The past year, 2020, can in some circles only be described as
22 Free Marketing Ideas for 2021 Very little in life is free. So if you can get free marketing ideas, you might be sceptical. Whether your business is still new or well-established, large, or small, you need to tell people about it, and that means marketing (and advertising). But that does not mean you need
8 Ugly Truths on How Small Business Financing Will Change in SA after COVID-19 Small Business Financing is already one of the most difficult challenges to SMEs operating in South Africa. Nearly nine months later, and we can all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way small businesses handle their finances. Stay-at-home orders
10 Startup Mistakes to Avoid in 2021 Startup mistakes, although common, is avoidable. So you have decided to start a business. You have an idea. Let’s say you want to be a carpenter. You print some brochures, some business cards, and take out an ad in your local community newspaper. You pay R15,000 for a
Business Plan Templates – 10 Reasons to be Careful of Cookie-Cutter Consultants A Business Plan Template will not help you on your business journey. In fact, a Business Plan Template can do more harm than good. Having a new business idea is great! But, without a business plan, or using a generic cookie-cutter business plan
5 Difficult Customers you will Encounter as a Startup in 2021 Difficult customers are a part of every business person’s life. The importance of knowing how to deal with difficult customers during the infant years of your new start-up company can’t be overstated. Being equipped with this knowledge and interpersonal skills can assist in ensuring
Your Business Case (Plan) is as Vital as Death and Taxes Your Business Case (Plan) is as Important as Death and Taxes. So… You are ready to start a new venture but are contemplating whether you need a Business Case (Plan). Perhaps one of your friends advised you to write one but you are wondering
Your Investor Pitch and 8 Dumb Things you Should Never Say Your Investor Pitch can be one of the most daunting things you have to endure as an entrepreneur. Investors are much better at negotiations than you are; after all, this is what they do, and they do it daily. You on the other hand,
What is the Relevance of Business Plans today? Entrepreneurs who are starting a new business often wonder, “Do I really need a business plan? Is writing business plans really the best use of my time?” The answer to these questions is almost always, Yes! Business Plans are an integral part of starting a new business.
Do you need a Business Plan Expert? Beware of the Con-Artists! 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