TED TUESDAY: Let’s take a walk

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Imagine if your next meeting was a walking meeting. What would a little bit of fresh air and a fresh perspective do for your ability to make sound decisions? Today’s TED inspiration comes from Nolifer Merchant, author and business innovator. In just three minutes, she makes a case for walking more and sitting less in order to transform your business.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The corporate world or entrepreneurship?

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Is it sometimes better to start looking for work immediately after graduating, or should you rather consider starting your own practice? Kobus Engelbrecht from Sanlam Business Market explains what the advantages are for starting your own practice and how you can get started.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: James Caan on the entrepreneurial journey – Pt 2

James Caan, Lisa Lllingworth

Journalist Lisa Illingworth spoke to James Caan of Dragon’s Den fame about his Step Up 2 a Start Up initiative for the 31 July edition of Finweek. In this article she speaks to Caan about his own entrepreneurial journey and who is really responsible for the development of SMMEs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: James Caan on the entrepreneurial journey – Pt1

James Caan, Lisa Lllingworth

Journalist Lisa Illingworth spoke to James Caan of Dragon’s Den fame about his Step Up 2 a Start Up initiative for the next edition of Finweek. In this article she speaks to Caan about his own entrepreneurial journey and who is really responsible for the development of SMMEs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Your franchise and the interest rate

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The cost of living is increasing due to the recent interest rate hike. With the interest rate increase, the cost of lending will increase for franchisees and this puts some pressure on cash flow as they would have to service a bigger loan repayment. We look at the effects.

OPINION: Africa must build industries for the continent

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Brands are taking advantage of the increasing and developing markets in parts of Africa and so South Africa is experiencing a consolidation in the marketing services sector. Oresti Patricios looks at what African entrepreneurs should really be considering.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Can introverts shine as leaders?

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We usually expect extroverts to be charismatic, outgoing and articulate. And these are usually the type of employees that gets promoted over the introverts. But Colette Symanowitz looks at examples of introverts who made it big.

START-UP: The learning machines of Eben Esterhuizen

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South African-born, New York-based entrepreneur Eben Esterhuizen is solving the problem around predicting social and economic trends by using new technology that could help revolutionise the way you do business. We take a closer look at this entrepreneur.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Break the rules

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Every industry has unwritten rules, rules which no one has thought to question. Breaking these rules usually requires significant change in a business, and humans are designed to resist change. We look at how breaking the rules can help you in the long run.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Repeatable model or one-hit wonder?

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Many businesses have achieved success in the past from one idea that resulted in a commercial breakthrough. We look at why a one-hit wonder doesn’t mean that your company will be valuable going forward.