8 01, 2016

You finally got your matric results, What now?

2016-01-13T07:57:37+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Articles for Parents, Articles for Teens, Home|

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 [...]

9 02, 2015

SA’s youth challenges can be solved through entrepreneurship

2017-02-02T12:35:42+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Articles for Parents, Articles for Teens, Home|

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.

9 02, 2015

Equal opportunities for the Youth of South Africa – How much has changed since 1994?

2017-02-02T12:35:42+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Articles for Parents, Articles for Teens, Home|

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.

13 03, 2014

Finding the Fit

2014-03-13T12:00:26+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Articles for Parents, Articles for Teens, General, Topical Articles|

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 [...]

9 03, 2014

Keeping it Real

2017-02-02T12:35:43+00:00 March 9th, 2014|Articles for Parents, Articles for Teens, General, How To Articles|

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 [...]

6 03, 2014

Oh laaaaaaaawd won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

2017-02-02T12:35:44+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Articles for Parents, General, Topical Articles|

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 [...]

10 06, 2013

Discipline and success – how to encourage these attributes in a teen entrepreneur

2013-06-10T08:42:33+00:00 June 10th, 2013|Articles for Parents, 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 [...]

8 06, 2013

Supporting an entrepreneurial teen

2017-02-02T12:35:45+00:00 June 8th, 2013|Articles for Parents, General|

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 [...]