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

‘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

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

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.

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

Entrepreneur, founder of W.E.Y and business mentor at The Hope Factory

The Reasons Why People Do Not Want You To Follow Your Dreams

I am on a blogging marathon promoting of my upcoming 3rd book (28 October 2015), The Anxious Entrepreneur. Pre-order it at up to 40% discount.

People like to dig and analyse people’s background affairs.

A homeboy was saying to me I wouldn’t be pursuing entrepreneurship had my parents not been doing ok. He meant, given otherwise, I would have been forced to take a job to keep things going in the family.

It got me thinking of

Entrepreneur and founder of STARTUP PICNIC. Author of The Anxious Entrepreneur, Forget The business Plan Use This Short Model and Township Biz Fastrack.

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

Entrepreneur, founder of W.E.Y and business mentor at The Hope Factory

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

Entrepreneur and founder of STARTUP PICNIC. Author of The Anxious Entrepreneur, Forget The business Plan Use This Short Model and Township Biz Fastrack.