STARTUP PICNIC GEW 2014 - 22 November, at CSIR Sports & Recreation Club

STARTUP PICNIC GEW 2014 - 22 November, at CSIR Sports & Recreation Club

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STARTUP PICNIC GEW 2014 - 22 November, at CSIR Sports & Recreation Club

STARTUP PICNIC GEW 2014 - 22 November, at CSIR Sports & Recreation Club

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STARTUP PICNIC GEW 2014 - 22 November, at CSIR Sports & Recreation Club

STARTUP PICNIC GEW 2014 - 22 November, at CSIR Sports & Recreation Club

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African Tech Startups Raised Funding in Excess of $185.7m in 2015

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According to the DISRUPT AFRICA AFRICAN TECH STARTUPS FUNDING REPORT 2015, launched today, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500.

South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured destinations in 2015; with 36 per cent of the startups that raised funding based in South Africa, 24 per cent in Nigeria, and Kenya in third place with 14.4 per cent of deals.

The top three highest amounts of funding also went to these three locations. South African startups raised in excess of US$54,568,000 throughout the year; Nigerian startups received over US$49,404,000; and Kenyan startups brought home over US$47,365,000.

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Four Steps to Avoid being Ditched by your Regular Clients

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As a self-employed person your biggest enemy is COMPLACENCY. It’s a bit like working in IT: things change really fast and if you don’t remain flexible and alert, things will change around you and leave you behind.

Have a quick think about your business now. Do you recognise any of these characteristics?
Most of your work comes from:

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The 5 BIG Myths of Self-Employment

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There are plenty of things that people who DO NOT work for themselves believe about the self-employed life. Way too many for one piece. So instead, I have chosen to focus on the ones I encounter the most, which I find the most annoying.

1) You work less

Entrepreneur: hard at work

Somehow just about everyone believes

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Chivas Regal’s ‘The Venture’ is Searching for Global Social Entrepreneurs to Award a Share of $1 Million

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‘The Venture’ – a global search for the most promising social entrepreneurs: those with businesses or ideas that use enterprise and innovation as a force for good, was recently launched by Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky.

The Venture - Chivas Regal

‘The Venture’ provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with a share of USD1million in financial assistance

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STARTUP PICNIC Chats to the Founder of Tembisa Lifestyle Market, Lebogang Mukansi

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Tembisa Lifestyle Market

STARTUP PICNIC Magazine hosts a series of untold stories from different entrepreneurs. We do this to encourage STARTUPS and learn from those who have done it.

We had a chat with Lebo Mukansi, who is the Founder of Tembisa Lifestyle Market.

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Mentoring Your Kids for Entrepreneurship: Lessons from a Mother

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I grew up in a small town in Lesotho called Diphiring, Berea. I was one of the privileged kids whose father worked in the mines. Every Christmas we would get lot of hampers as part of my fathers’ bonus.

Having tea and bread in the morning, you were seen as rich. NotNot many kids in my village had that luxury.

I started selling tea and coffee in the village. I was going house to house selling a teaspoon of tea and coffee at a minimum fee. My sales skills and negotiation skills were developed. I was only 8 years old.

Kids from the village would ask me for tea but instead of giving them for free, I would hand them a tin of tea to sell on my behalf, and when they reach their targets, they would get a teaspoon of tea as a reward. Business started booming and everyone wanted to be an agent. The rest is history…..

When I saw the same spark in my kids, I had to

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