ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Thinking like a thief

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Research shows that thieves steal things that they know they will be able to sell quickly and easily. Gareth Osche explains why we should be building businesses with the same mindset.

MANAGEMENT: Grow your small business as if you’re raising a child

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Many would argue that raising a child is a lot like growing a business. We take a look at the development process of both a child and business in a highly competitive environment.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Mentorship opportunity with The Hope Factory

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The Hope Factory presents struggling businesses in Gauteng with the help of professional business mentors. They have assisted many black-owned small businesses in Johannesburg to get the businesses back on track and profitable over the past two years. We take a look.

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.