Venture Capital Ins and Outs: 7 Things Entrepreneurs Should Remember Venture capital is one of many ways entrepreneurs can obtain funding for their business ideas; among one of the most popular, in fact. Venture capitalists can be found anywhere, especially in the fastest-growing cities for entrepreneurs today. How does venture capital work? What do you
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
Starting Your Own Business and 3 Agonising Emotional Costs Starting your own business means that there are a lot of costs involved. Employee costs, the cost of funding (capital), the cost of marketing, and the cost of monthly expenses. But why do we never talk about the biggest and perhaps most crucial cost – the
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 have the Best Business Plan? The Best Business Plan is in your hands. You applied for capital funding. Then why is your Business Plan rejected? Despite having a great idea for a new product or cutting-edge service, many aspiring business owners find themselves asking, “Am I ready?” Considering just how much there is
The Pros and Cons of Business Planning. Business Planning is an integral part of the business world. One of the hallmarks of a proper Business Plan prepared by a world-class Business Plan Company is being open to strategic recommendations and critique. Any reputable Business Plan Consultant will provide you with factual and informed recommendations on
Business Plan Writing 2.0. A new approach to Business Plan Writing… Lately, I’ve been rethinking Business Plans. Rethinking the role of a Business Plan Writer. On the one hand – in the consulting, finance, investor and academic world – what is meant by a Business Plan is a fairly comprehensive research project. It includes a
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,
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