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29 07, 2016

Top 3 yucky teen inventions

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; if you think teen entrepreneurship is limited to lemonade stands, then you are completely in the dark. Teen entrepreneurs are rising to convert trash, poop and even pee into cash.

These inventions are from ordinary teens like you, in Africa and other […]

22 07, 2016

Mandela Day has been and gone, what comes next?

There is life outside South Africa. Rest assured, Mzansi (South Africa) is home and the pulse of who we are. Virtues of tolerance from living in a Rainbow Nation with 11 official languages and yet one voice, make those who call this land home, a people matched to no other.

Yet […]

29 06, 2016

The rise of the African youth entrepreneur

Regardless of your age, where you live or even which school you attend, at one point or another you will have heard about Mark Shuttleworth, the South African entrepreneur who ventured into space. The question though is how much do you actually know about his success in business? Did you […]

24 06, 2016

Mission Possible – #TeenBoss Ignition

There’s something about being a boss that calls for a degree of respect from peers and even older folks, but understand that respect is earned and not guaranteed. It’s got nothing to do with age or structural hierarchy. A “natural” boss is someone who inspires and instills confidence in others, […]

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 […]

15 06, 2016

The perks of being your own #TeenBoss

We could tell you that South Africa has one of the highest numbers of youth unemployment in the world, but chances are you’ve already figured that out. There’s something brave that just can’t be ignored about youth. We commemorate June as Youth Month to honour a generation of youth who arose 40 years […]

10 06, 2016

Top 7 inspirational quotes every teen entrepreneur should live by

There comes a time when you need to motivate yourself from the inside out. Sometimes in the journey of becoming a successful teen entrepreneur, you must resuscitate yourself in the midnight hour.

You may need to amputate friendships, harmful addictions and activities that kill your innovation. Make no mistake, it is […]

1 06, 2016

Do schools really nurture creativity?

Much has been said about school systems in general and how effective they are in preparing learners for “the real world.” One such timeless talk – which is still as relevant today as it was about a decade ago when it was made, was given by Sir Ken Robinson. He […]

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 […]