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 [...]
This blog could go on and on about all things entrepreneurial (it’s our favourite subject!) but not offer you the nitty gritty; the meat and gravy; the down and dirty. One of our key objectives is to offer you the teenager, the parent or the educator a “How To” platform that you can refer to [...]
Agreed, I’m digging deep with this analogy but bear with me. Is it daddy’s responsibility to hand 16 year old Meg the Mercedes Benz on a silver platter aka ‘My Sweet Sixteen”? Or should dad rather be the enabler to encourage Meg (whose friends all drive Porches remember so the pressure is on) to rather [...]
There is no doubt that young people have the potential to make a huge success in business at a young age these days. Unlike previous generations who finally found financial success in their fifties after a lifetime of work, the current generation of young entrepreneurs are rewriting the rules when it comes to how wealth [...]
If you are the loving parent of a teenager today, you’ve probably heard about the young people out there who are earning more every year than the GDP of a small country, after having invented some kind of game, website or other wonderful invention that involves a computer. While the internet and technology in general [...]
Peruse the business section of any bookshop and you’ll notice the sheer number of books dealing with the same theme: keys to success. From New York to London to Tokyo and seemingly everywhere in between, there are business experts publishing their views on what makes a successful manager, CEO or entrepreneur. None of us has [...]
Those of us who have teenagers know just how much they love to dream. If they aren’t diving head-first into some new fad or craze, then they are rebelling against it! Sometimes teenage antics can test the patience of any parent, but if your teenage son or daughter has an entrepreneurial streak he or she [...]