15 06, 2016

The perks of being your own #TeenBoss

June 15th, 2016|Articles for Teens, Uncategorized|

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 ago to call for a [...]

10 06, 2016

Top 7 inspirational quotes every teen entrepreneur should live by

June 10th, 2016|Articles for Teens|

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 not an easy route [...]

27 05, 2016

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

May 27th, 2016|Articles for Teens, How To Articles|

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, do due diligence, work [...]

18 05, 2016

Simple guide to cashing in on your hobby

May 18th, 2016|Articles for Teens, How To Articles|

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 love and regard as a [...]

14 04, 2016

Teen Entrepreneurs – everything or nothing

April 14th, 2016|Articles for Teens, How To Articles|

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 of dynamite energy within them. [...]

7 04, 2016

Bright sparks shine brighter at Idea Café sessions

April 7th, 2016|Articles for Teens, Projects, Workshops|

Do you think you have what it takes to think your way to the top? We’re not talking about opening a spaza shop on the corner, or shining shoes at a parking lot (not that we’re hating), but what we are gracefully trying to ask is do you have a life-changing, money making, community uplifting [...]

31 03, 2016

High School Entrepreneur Clubs/Societies

March 31st, 2016|Articles for Teens, Projects, Workshops|

By now you may have picked up on the trendy phrase “High School Entrepreneur Clubs/Societies”. Not only are these societies setting social media abuzz, but young people are being empowered to own the entrepreneurial space for themselves. It is about the fun of joining in with like-minded cool ‘peeps on the move and learning how [...]

17 03, 2016

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

March 17th, 2016|Articles for Teens, Home, How To Articles|

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’ get going by answering [...]

10 03, 2016

Reel Gardening for Real

March 10th, 2016|Articles for Teens, Home, How To Articles|

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 of 16. Bored one holiday [...]