|Wednesday, 6 July 2016, Issue #5
FIRST #TeenBOSS CAMP A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
We have been keeping you regularly informed of our upcoming #TeenBOSS event in previous issues of our newsletters. Our much anticipated #TeenBOSS, a partnership between ourselves, Entrepreneur & Management Solutions, and Over the Rainbow, took place this past week at The River Club in Observatory in Cape Town, and we are absolutely thrilled about how successful it has been.
We had an amazing group of learners who participated; they were eager to learn, confident, and blew us all away with their high levels of energy and enthusiasm for the course. We’d like to thank them for their commitment and dedication to completing the 3-day programme! Social media was abuzz as we posted daily highlights, so much so, that we were trending on the final day of the programme!
A heartfelt thank you also to all our sponsors who made it possible for the team of learners to attend; they are: Blend Eventlife, Crede Oils, Delia Properties, First Technology Western Cape, Oh Voila, Mobenzi, Jack Hammer, GSDH Advertising, RJ Properties, Olympic Cycles, Business Partners, Nebula, Digicape, Radiiate Design, Auto Pilot Workflow Systems, Shimansky’s, The River Club, Quirk, African Nature, Colcacchio, and Turning Point.
We will keep you updated on dates for upcoming #TeenBOSS workshops. If you’re a budding young entrepreneur, this is one workshop you simply cannot afford to miss!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 795 0566 for more information.
DATE TO DIARISE: 20 AUGUST
STANDING TALL – A NEW BREED OF SA ENTREPRENEURS AND INNOVATORS
Our 3rd ‘Awaken the Giant in You’ breakfast for 2016 will take place on Saturday, August 20 at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands from 09:00 to 11:30. Our special guest speaker is the talented and tenacious, Thulani Khoza, the entrepreneur from Mpumalanga who developed South Africa’s very first locally-manufactured Smartphone. Thulani has defeated and overcome many physical and emotional barriers in his life to become one of our country’s foremost innovators. You are sure to leave the event motivated and encouraged for your own entrepreneurial journey.
We will be communicating more event details in the near future…
A SAD GOODBYE TO OUR TSIBA INTERNS
We said a sad goodbye to our 4 Business Studies students from TsiBA. Their 6-month internship programme with us came to an end at the end of June.
They were our direct links with our Entrepreneur Societies, and their feedback to us on the running of these societies has been instrumental; it has enabled us to understand first-hand the requirements of each of the societies in order to be able to cater to each society’s unique needs.
We will miss them and wish them all the very best for the future.
|WATCH THIS SPACE! BONGA NGQOBANE IS A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR ON THE MOVE
Bonga is a young man with a passion for the youth of his community…. and mountain biking!
He founded and runs a NPO called Bonga.Org Cycling Academy, which was established with the aim of growing and developing the youth in Khayelitsha through sport and education. Bonga, a keen mountain biker himself, believes that cycling is not just a sport; it is a catalyst to achieve real and meaningful change in our communities.
We are excited about our collaboration with Bonga and his team; this partnership will enable us to make inroads into high schools in Khayelitsha as we aim to take our entrepreneurship message to the four corners of our country.
We have managed to make contact with an organisation called Rising Tycoons, a body in the US which shares our passion for cultivating and promoting entrepreneurship amongst the youth. We encourage you to log onto their website to read more about the programmes which they offer – www.risingtycoons.com. Access to a global network enables us to benchmark the success of our existing programmes, share and exchange information, as well as to make adjustments to existing projects if international best practice recommends this.
The team at Rising Tycoons is very keen to work with us; we’ll be sure to keep you updated as this partnership develops.
Being an entrepreneur presents an amazing opportunity to test your innovative business ideas and see if they will work. It provides a way of bringing your passion to life as you play your part in making people’s lives better. Embarking on this entrepreneurial adventure can be the most exhilarating, happy, frustrating – and profitable – journey of your life.
You have to start a company to be an entrepreneur
Successful entrepreneurs use their passion and innovation in many ways; this can include buying companies, creating new ventures within existing companies, or re-strategising non-profits.
Being first to market is important for success
Being first to execute well and delight customers is more important for success.
Most successful entrepreneurs start their companies with a breakthrough invention, usually technological
Most successful entrepreneurs succeed by exceptional execution of ordinary/basic ideas.