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22 06, 2016

A countdown to the Top 5 strange businesses (you didn’t know exist)

As a young entrepreneur in the making, it is unlikely that you will have escaped the often heard and repeated advice that “entrepreneurs need to spot a gap and come up with innovative creative solutions”. There’s so much more to youth entrepreneurship though than lemonade stands, dog walking services and […]

27 05, 2016

So you’ve got a startup – what’s next?

Nothing hurts like talking to yourself about your awesome startup. Teens can come up with the most innovative and creative entrepreneurial ideas, implement them and start something significant, but many forget that it takes effort (and a marketing strategy) to spread the word.

You trade your social life for this dream, […]

18 05, 2016

Simple guide to cashing in on your hobby

Many can answer the question of what their hobbies are, but when it comes down to coming up with a million-rand business idea, brain-freeze often creeps in. What if the two did not need to be apart and you could cash in on that very thing that you so dearly […]

14 04, 2016

Teen Entrepreneurs – everything or nothing

When no one dares to believe in your start-up business idea and it seems like even legislation has conspired against you… Do you have the staying power to press on even after being written out? Teen entrepreneurs who make it big are the ones who manage to harness some sort […]

17 03, 2016

The House That Jack, Jill or Thabile Built : How to Write a Business Plan

This is your how-to down-lo on the what, the where, the why and the how of your business plan before you dive in. So find a sunny spot. Grab a notebook. Have an open mind and get writing (if you need to do research on some answers, that’s cool too).

Lets’ […]

10 03, 2016

Reel Gardening for Real

Talk about growing your business and at such a young fruitful and tender age before blossoming into an adult! Enough with the word play over-kill! Meet this cool cucumber (I promise that’s the last!) – Claire Reid, an ex-St Teresas Mercy School student who invented Reel Gardening at the age […]

3 03, 2016

You Can’t Just ‘Gooi’!

So how come my wonderfully creative idea now needs to be tweaked and fiddled with? I’m sure it’s gonna be a hit. I dig it, others will too, I just wanna get going. Gooi : South African slang for ‘to do something with no thought for the consequences/to go in […]

1 03, 2016

Young entrepreneurs you just have to know

Most of us are familiar with the name Mark Zuckerberg, one of the wealthiest people in the world who started Facebook when he was a young college student. If, on the other hand you are more of a music fundi – a Justin Bieber (or rather a Bielieber) fan – […]

23 02, 2016

7 Uncommon things every successful teen entrepreneur somehow knows

A lot has been asked about what sets people aside. Take two friends from the same school; in a decade, one can be a junkie or perhaps trying to hustle and be employed until they retire. Another can be a world acclaimed entrepreneur.

Some accredit it to resilience, the ability to […]

18 02, 2016

Flipping the Switch and Finding that Idea

So you know how we roll based on our previous blogs. We’re here for you. We have your back. We’re your business buds. You get the picture, for once in your life it’s all about YOU (and this is legit!)

Before we rush ahead let’s keep things real and for the […]