REAL ENTREPRENEUR: Edward Moshole’s Chem-Fresh

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From humble beginnings in Ga-Kgapane in Limpopo to African millionaire, Edward Moshole is working to turn his Chem-Fresh into a R15bn company by 2018. Here he shares his thoughts on company culture and the value of mentorship programmes.

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 – Pt1

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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: Six ways to raise your kids to be entrepreneurs

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We as South Africans – especially the youth – can no longer rely on someone else for financial and career security. We should try to train as many young minds to become entrepreneurs so they can create jobs. We look at six things to include when teaching your kids about entrepreneurship.

STEP RIGHT UP: This week in Finweek

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In the 5 June edition on Finweek, we bring you the latest market insights, investment advice, entrepreneurship stories and a word of warning. Find out what to expect here.

TED Tuesday: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

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If someone put a gun to your head* and asked, “What makes you happy?” would you be able to answer? According to today’s TED Talk, most people won’t be able to articulate what they want in order to be happy. What does that mean for developing a business, making customers happy or making a new product?

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A business plan is not enough

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Through the years entrepreneurs have come to rely on business plans to plot a trajectory for their small businesses. However, with more and more companies offering business plans on behalf of entrepreneurs, a new approach is needed to ensure that the entrepreneur is ready for the arduous journey to success.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Getting the youth involved

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Africa has the biggest youth population globally, but a comparatively small number of young Africans embrace entrepreneurship. Although many young people feel positive about the concept of starting a business, a fear of financial failure is standing in the way of more innovation, according to Amway South Africa’s Raj Parshotam.

INFOGRAPHIC: Medical marijuana in numbers

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In this edition of Finweek, journalist Glenda Williams looks at the economic potential of legalising medical marijuana. This infographic illustrates the earning potential of marijuana and how legislation can change the economic outlook for many South Africans.

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.