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THE TEEN ENTREPRENEUR BLOG

5 Life Survival Tips for Young People

The transition from teenager to young adult can be a daunting one, but it’s oh so exciting as well. If you choose to move out, you’ll finally get some space and freedom to come and go as you please. However, that independence brings with it a whole raft of new responsibilities. There’ll be plenty for you to get your head around, whether you’re heading off to university or just ready [...]

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens, How To Articles|

What’s all the fuss about blogging?

Blogs (short for "web logs") have transformed the manner in which we tell stories. Ever since they gained popularity in the 1990s, they have dominated the digital space. Their influence in sharing digital narratives is unmatched. Through blogs, the ordinary consumer can share their personal experience and even become a social media influence. Gone are the days of only hearing what brands had to say and their motivations as to [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: How To Articles|Tags: |

Do you have the qualities of a self-made millionaire? 

We dare you to take a look at your current bank balance and add a couple of zeros to it. Actually, add lots of zeros. This may probably be a stretch of imagination to most, but it is the reality of others. Forget dreaming about being a millionaire. While this is cool, South Africans are so over that. According to the "Forbes' 2017 List of the World’s Richest People", at [...]

June 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|Tags: |

If time could speak, what would it say about you?

Time speaks. Youth Month (June) shows us that. We see this with the students who refused to let it be business as usual. In 1976, they took a stand for good, even if it cost them their lives. Looking back, what will be said of you? Will you be remembered for speaking up against injustice or be listed as one of the perpetrators who made your environment toxic? Only you [...]

June 19th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

How to find inspiration and share it

We all give up along the way. Some persevere, linger for a while then fade away before the finish line. Others dare to find inspiration to keep them going against all odds. Inspiration – be it a sudden aha lightbulb moment – or the process of digging in deep to get much needed mental stimulation to do something; is important. In the same world, some can locate inspiration from the beauty around [...]

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|Tags: |

No More Boring Lunches: 5 Lunch Ideas

Are you stuck in a sandwich rut? Many of us eat two slices of bread for lunch every single day filled with boring pieces of cheese and the odd limp slice of tomato. Well, banish those tedious midday meals, there are so many more exciting things you can eat to see you through the afternoon. Here are five lunch-time alternatives to the sandwich that’ll get you excited about food once [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Parents, Articles for Teens|Tags: , |

How to Dress to Impress at Your Interview

Interviews are a big deal; they can be the gateway to your dream job or university experience. This means they can also be a bit scary, and most of us can get nervous before interviews and often find them quite intimidating. The trick is to know what’s expected of you and prepare as much as you can. While most of this preparation will be about the content of the interview, [...]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|Tags: , , |

Too shy to sell, but listen well?

It is a myth that you need to talk non-stop in order to be a good salesperson. An even bigger myth is that shy sellers who are great listeners simply won’t cut it. Entrepreneurs in the know argue that without having the skills to listen well, a great salesperson simply cannot be. It is not so much about being shy or extroverted, but rather the skills you possess. Applying listening [...]

May 8th, 2018|Categories: How To Articles|Tags: , |

Give wings to their dreams

We all dream. Scientists argue that this starts from within the womb. Even before birth, we are drawn to a higher, somewhat limitless space where anything can happen. Yet while some teens continue to dream on, a new dimension of teen bosses are changing the game for the community and entrepreneurship space. […]

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured Articles|Tags: , |

Overcoming a lack of self-confidence

“Am I good enough?” – At some point or another, young teens will ask this question or think it within their psyche. One can’t help but wonder if the youthful mind and ambitions can successfully compete with the older moguls and processed minds. […]

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|Tags: , |

High school to college; the transition from good to great 

What can be better than being a matriculant and/or big shot in high school? It is none other than being a college student. You’ve heard the buzz, but is tertiary really all that? Yes. You can’t compare the two. For once the hype is real. It's all it's cracked out to be. Here’s why. Stuff the [clock] buzzer… In high school you need to wake up early because school starts [...]

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|Tags: , |

What’s the Big Deal about Scarce Skills?

We all know that unemployment is a massive problem in South Africa. The fact is that even those who are qualified and in possession of impressive degrees and diplomas often struggle to find work. […]

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|Tags: , , |

Lessons That Only your Worst Subject at School Can Teach You

We all have a subject that we simply despise at school. Whether you hate it because you find the work involved uninteresting and the teacher doesn’t inspire you, or whether it is because you are struggling to master the skills necessary in order to do well in it, it is this ‘worst subject’ that is sure to teach you more than your ‘good subjects’ ever could. Here’s why. […]

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|Tags: , |

How to foster talent in the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Every page-turner starts somewhere. In many instances, successful people were not born with that innate ability to win. In order to foster talent they often need to be sharpened by mentors and committed organisations around them. […]

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Parents|Tags: , , |

First impressions count – how to make an impact

People need people. – There’s no other way to say it. At some point in life, you may realise that you need to network and work with others in order to make your big dreams a reality. Yet, there are billions of other people who also have dreams. In order to be heard, you need to be seen. First impressions really do count. Here’s how to get it right. [...]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: How To Articles|Tags: , |

7 Habits that make great young leaders even greater

Look at a blade of grass. See how it dances in the wind. How it bends in the storm. It does not try to withstand the storm with might, but dances in the rain like never before. Nature teaches us without saying a word. It stands tall and personifies strength to those who have eyes to see. Young leaders in the making can outshine the rest by understanding these nature [...]

February 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles for Teens|