According to the cartoon, spinach makes Popeye strong. Maybe in South Africa, Swiss chard makes you even stronger? This certainly seems to be the case for 27-year-old Ncumisa Mkabile, a young entrepreneur from Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Her small farming business is growing from strength to strength - providing her family with an income while [...]
Got an idea for a new business, but not sure if it will work or not? Now more than ever (during the time of Covid-19) young entrepreneurs have many opportunities to begin new businesses, but also need to be more conscious and careful when it comes to planning and developing their business idea. There are [...]
Are you, like most other high school students, contemplating what you want your life to look like following matric? There is no doubt that you will have dreams about starting your own business. However, in order to do that, you will need to bolster your skills. Gain some experience in the working world, and then [...]
Needless to say, South Africans have needed a bit of a pick-me-up in recent times. Enter the Ndlovu Youth Choir. This incredible choir of young, talented South Africans is uplifting local communities with song. They recently released a brand-new singalong in the form of ‘Jolene’ – country superstar, Dolly Parton’s, greatest hit. At the time [...]
They say networking is not for everybody. That it's a gift you have or don't have. They say so long as you can interact with your peers and people in general, you're okay. What they often don't tell you is that networking gets easier and better with practice and living in a world where artificial [...]
If only If only I had a laptop, my own bedroom, better nutrition, family support, a safer community, or money - surely I would have been far by now. How many times does "if only" keep us grounded and unable to progress in life? For Siyamthanda Mtyeku, "if only" was never an option. Even sharing [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted life as we know it. Crucially, it is disproportionately affecting our youth and driving up our already dire youth unemployment rate. South Africa’s future relies on the collective contribution that our youth are going to make to business and society...
As an entrepreneur you probably already have your head screwed on right and know a thing or two about business and finances. You will have written out a business plan before starting out in the business world, or barring that, you will have created a discernible outline of how you would like to run your business as it starts up.
Anxiety is a reality, particularly in times of crisis. In as much as digital media can be riddled with facts and unproven conspiracy theories, the realities of the Covid-19 crisis cannot be disputed. Schools have closed. Gigs are cancelled. Playing and chilling with friends in person is a thing of the past. Meeting up with [...]
In this post, I am going to bring that point to life with a case study on Brendan Cox, a 19-year-old entrepreneur I recently met, that has founded 10 different successful businesses to date, which collectively grew his $900 loan from his mother into $250,000 of profits today.