What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Olympian Athletes?

Every four years, athletes from around the world gather to show off their physical skills and prowess. For many, the Olympics are the pinnacle of their careers. But what can business owners learn from Olympic athletes? The idea that you have to spend years and years without a certain payoff is true of both. During

Join The Entrepreneurial Safari

If we look to the wisdom of some of the greatest minds in recent history, we can find a wealth of knowledge and advice. Here’s what we can learn about the entrepreneurial journey from their experiences. Safari Tip #1:  Recognise patterns as they are forming The entrepreneur has an advantage if trends, patterns, and changes

Your First Year As A Business Owner: Expectations Versus Reality

After all the late nights and pressure-filled days, your business is finally up and running. Congratulations, you’ve made a leap that many South Africans aspire to. And while it may not all be smooth sailing from this point – recent research by Xero research has highlighted that one-third of small business owners find the first

Are Business Plans Still Relevant Today? A Factual Investigation Into This Question…

Entrepreneurs who are starting a new business often wonder, “Do I really need a business plan? Is writing a business plan really the best use of my time?” The answer to these questions is almost always, Yes! A business plan is an integral part of starting a new business. A business plan is a very

What Are The Duties Of A CEO

Tune in to any business channel or podcast, whether online or TV and chances are that you’ll see an interview with a CEO. If I mention the word CEO, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For some people, a superhero with incredible creativity and panache (think Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs). For others,

Starting a Business? Here’s the 8 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Today, there is no one particular way to become successful. Today’s youth is not begging for jobs, but creating jobs and if you are on a mission to serve the millions, entrepreneurship is your destiny. But destiny needs to be built, one day at a time. So how do you plan to accomplish your goals

12 Benefits Of Starting A Blog For Your Business

Have you not yet launched a blog for your business? What are you waiting for? If it’s justification you need, then look no further. If you run a small business, chances are you are wondering if blogging is worth the time and effort. The short answer is a resounding YES! Blogging on a frequent basis is a

10 Tips For Turning Your Ideas Into A Business

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 idea and a business plan. It focuses one’s thinking so that the entrepreneur can identify

Poultry Industry Focus: Free Market Research To Help Emerging Poultry Farmers

The poultry industry consists of three separate sectors: (1) The day-old chick supply industry (2) The broiler industry, and (3) The egg industry. Overview: Broiler chickens are raised for meat i.e. fresh, frozen or value added (e.g. chicken fingers, saucy steaklets or polony). Egg layers or dual-purpose chickens are used for the production of eggs (they are lighter in weight

Art Industry Focus: Free Market Research To Help New Art Galleries

The ways that buyers access and purchase art have changed significantly over the last 20 years.  In 2016, the most recent year for audited results, global art sales were between US$45 and US$57 billion. Art fairs alone generated US$13.3 billion in sales in 2016, up 5% year-on-year and 57% since 2010, according to the 2017 Art

Coffee Industry Focus: Want To Open A Coffee Shop?

For many consumers across South Africa, their morning ritual will not be complete without a cup of coffee: at home, on-the-go or during a business meeting at an upmarket pavement café. Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. It is, however, significantly more than just a beverage. In fact, it

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The Top 10 Questions That Investors Will Ask You When You Present Your Business Plan

Entrepreneurs need to be prepared when pitching their start-up companies to investors by anticipating the questions they will receive. Presenting to potential investors will involve as little as 10 questions and as much as 100 questions. We have focused on the Top 10 Most Common and Most Difficult Questions that entrepreneurs can expect when presenting