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

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Four Steps to Avoid being Ditched by your Regular Clients

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:

The 5 BIG Myths of Self-Employment

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

Mentoring Your Kids for Entrepreneurship: Lessons from a Mother

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

Entrepreneurial Depression: I Felt Like I Was Spiralling Deep Into a Dark Hole

Being an entrepreneur has never been more desirable, and I should know because I am one.
At 34 I have ticked a few boxes: business contracts ending, emotionally and financially straining business and two miscarriages,

Despite living what some might think is the “entrepreneurial dream” – I

Start-Ups are just the Start

Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business, a start-up company or other organization. The entrepreneur develops a business plan, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure. The definition above states a lot of aspects of entrepreneurship that many small company CEOs/owners do not notice. I was reading an article when I was prompted to search the definition of Entrepreneurship. I read the definition over and over again until it dawned on me that most of us new age, money crazed and creative entrepreneurs are too focused on the ‘now’ forgetting that to start a business and not see to it that it keeps growing is going against the definition.

Four Ways for Entrepreneurs to Defuse Anxiety

These points are extracted from my upcoming book The Anxious Entrepreneur.

It was at about 3:35 pm. I felt I was about to faint or have a panic attack. The day was not going well. Over and above, I was overly tired.

It had been weeks since I had any ‘win’. Therefore I needed to hustle people on the phone even if it was 4:00 pm. I was desperate. For goodness’ sake, that time is around knock off time. A business pitch is the last thing they would want to hear.

A rejection email had heightened the panic. All these triggered