Everyone has dreams and goals in life. Some people may call it vision. If you do not have a vision it is almost impossible to achieve anything in life. But the question is: are you actively working towards realizing your dreams? The truth is, if you want your dreams to be realized, you need to [...]
As parents of teen entrepreneurs, many of us spending a lot of time thinking of ways to better prepare our teenagers for their future. There are several life lessons that parents can use to prepare the next generation of budding business people for success. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur yourself to teach these [...]
Yup, parents it’s your turn. The spotlight is firmly on you in a supportive, nurturing kind of way, so don’t disappear and watch the telly or go for a run. We need your focused attention and commitment to partner this teen bunch on their journey. The family has the potential to be the primary breeding [...]
Nope this is not a re-run of CSI but rather an analysis of you! Feeling edgy and under the microscope? Cool coz you are a fascinating breed and it’s all we’re interested in at teen entrepreneur. Brace yourself however as you never know this could get ugly. So in the hope that I don’t get [...]
Investing in a teen entrepreneur who may go on to become one of tomorrow’s business icons - or a great asset to their local community – is one of the most positive things any investor or established businessperson can do for the future of South Africa. Today’s teens are smart, technologically savvy, and global citizens [...]
Proceed with caution the sign read. So you took off at a reasonable pace, not too much pedal to the metal and as smoothly as possible took the first turn. You have your driver's license and your intention is to master the road ahead yet this does not guarantee your first bumper bashing. If you [...]
So you finally got your matric results and are sighing with relief that your high school days are now a thing of the past? Well, gone too are the days that university admission was the only route to follow after matric. There has over the past few years been several options that have unfolded for [...]
The first time I went to Khayelitsha was on a Sunday afternoon. I had spent the day lazing around, when a friend called to say he was going there to drop somebody off and asked if I wanted to tag along. In a heartbeat I said yes; it had been almost 3 years since I moved to Cape Town, and I had never been to this township that I had heard so much about.
As I write this, I’m having a drink with my colleague Nick Owsley, a graduate with an Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town. With Human Rights Day approaching I can’t help but think how fortunate our generation is. A mere 18 years ago, in South Africa it was regarded as breaking the law for a black person to have a drink with a white person in many watering holes – how far we have come since then.
Deep breath … because this is certainly key to your entrepreneurial success story. So how does one go about identifying that fit? That niche market that favours your entrepreneurial spirit? Craig Falck at Africa Report www.africareport.com puts it well saying, “Someone experiences that ‘light bulb above the head’ moment, where they identify a portion of [...]