TED TUESDAY: African innovation to solve real problems

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In this TED Talk, South African technology journalist Toby Shapshak makes a case for African innovation and how it’s changing the world. A must-see talk for South African innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Six tips to insure your small business

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Annually small businesses contribute up to 30% to South Africa’s GDP. Due to the high unemployment rate, more people are looking to entrepreneurship to create employment opportunities. However, running your own business is no walk in the park and not understanding how to insure a small business can cripple your small enterprise. Consider these tips when taking out business insurance.

VIDEO: I made a million, and so can you!

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In the latest issue of Finweek, we look at tips on how to make a million in five years or less. We spoke to one entrepreneur in particular, Chris Bischoff. Bischoff and his brother raised R1.5m on Kickstarter for their new computer game, Stasis.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Hunting for African entrepreneurs

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After spending many years in the US, and working as part of the Microsoft team, Kenny Andam returns to Africa to revolutionise entrepreneurship among African youth through his television show. Blair Burmeister caught up with this promising entrepreneur.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: An entrepreneur with a conscience

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Wesley Vos, an up-and-coming 26-year-old entrepreneur from Cape Town, is the proud owner of VOSK Shoes, an independent for-profit business with a philanthropic component. With every pair of VOSK shoes purchased, a new pair of shoes will be donated to a child in need.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS: Sanlam/Business partners entrepreneur of the year entries open.

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The 2014 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition have opened its entries today. All entrepreneurs across South Africa are urged to enter if they want to contribute to a healthy economy and job creation.

TED TUESDAY: Let’s Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs

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In this talk, Cameron Herold proposes the idea that children who are generally bored at school and don’t flourish in the system could very well make up the next generation of entrepreneurs – and suggests how the parents of these gifted individuals can embrace and enhance their innate entrepreneurial impulses. Think you know the definition of a ‘bright kid’? Think again.

Finance for non-financial sorts: Accounting CSI

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This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IDEA: Shape your future

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The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering a great opportunity for people who show immense entrepreneurial potential, to develop as responsible entrepreneurs. By applying for the Allan Gray Fellowship opportunity a new generation of responsible high impact entrepreneurs will be developed and assisted. We take a closer look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Advice from an industry heavyweight

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Nardus Alberts, the owner of South Africa’s largest contract manufacturing company, Wrapsa knows exactly what challenges the world of entrepreneurship presents. He supplies us with some advice for upcoming entrepreneurs of any specialisation.