10 11, 2020

Is a business plan essential to starting a business?  

2020-10-30T11:56:09+02:00November 10th, 2020|Articles for Teens, How To Articles|

Thinking of starting a business? If so, you will have probably been told to craft a comprehensive business plan. The question is, how important is a business plan really? And what should a good quality business plan include? We investigate below. Is a business plan actually that important? In short, yes. A business plan acts [...]

22 09, 2020

Finding the Silver Lining: Every Crisis Comes to an End Eventually 

2020-08-31T15:38:59+02:00September 22nd, 2020|Articles for Teens|

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a mammoth impact on the world as we know it, especially from a health and finance perspective. A significant economic downturn is just one of the consequences brought about as a result of the virus. And the reality is that the suffering economy is having an effect on entrepreneurship, too. [...]

3 08, 2020

Young entrepreneur, a female ‘Popeye’ farmer from Kayelitsha is helping her community thrive!

2020-07-30T13:09:13+02:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles for Teens|

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 [...]

21 07, 2020

How to know if your business idea is good or not

2020-07-02T11:15:32+02:00July 21st, 2020|Articles for Teens, How To Articles|

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 [...]

7 07, 2020

Entrepreneurship during COVID-19 – Businesses that defied the odds

2020-07-02T10:57:20+02:00July 7th, 2020|Featured Articles|

How do you keep a small business alive during the coronavirus pandemic? By being innovative and pivoting your products and services to keep up with the new normal. Entrepreneurship during Covid-19 is very different to what it was before the pandemic. Even with more relaxed lockdown restrictions, many business owners are still limited in how [...]

23 06, 2020

Networking – Why entrepreneurs must network with people, and machines

2020-06-23T13:57:26+02:00June 23rd, 2020|Articles for Teens, Featured Articles|

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 [...]

26 05, 2020

Want to be Successful? Stop Focusing on Failure

2020-05-14T12:01:53+02:00May 26th, 2020|How To Articles|

Young entrepreneurs with great ideas will often feel an overwhelming desire to be successful. However, this desire and drive is often overshadowed by a fear of failure. In fact, this fear can be so pronounced that it completely takes over the entrepreneur’s focus, effectively derailing their best efforts to push forward to the top. The [...]

7 04, 2020

Fast-acting, socially conscious startups can benefit during a crisis 

2020-04-03T12:22:17+02:00April 7th, 2020|How To Articles|

COVID-19 is changing the world as we know it. Schools, universities, workplaces, restaurants, hotels and churches have been closed, and socially constructed norms are being challenged like never before. Suddenly remote workers and home-schooled kids have the advantage as we rewrite what community means in the presence of a global village that promotes social distancing [...]

24 03, 2020

How to Make Your Mark on Our Youth

2020-03-10T13:32:41+02:00March 24th, 2020|Featured Articles|

Parents, teachers, investors, community leaders – there are SO many ways that you can make a mark on South Africa’s youth, empowering them to put the work in to reach their full potential. Our country is relying on young entrepreneurs to make a change and to get the economy climbing in the right direction. If [...]

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