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Starting a business can be brutal. Your vision can take longer to materialise than you hoped, and you’ll probably have to adjust your model along the way. Ramona Kasavan knows that if you have a dream bigger than yourself, it’s worth fighting for. Here are her four pillars to a successful start-up that can change society as we know it.
Andrew Brand calls it his ‘art director MBA’. It’s the lessons he’s learnt building an advertising agency that cares more about customer supplier awards than glittering design awards. It’s the foundation of a 300-employee strong business with a turnover in excess of R175 million that was launched because Checkers was willing to give a two-man agency a chance to prove itself. And it’s how a business that was launched as the recession hit has not only survived, but thrived.
As the president of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP), Sibongiseni Mbatha has learnt that true success can only be achieved when people take responsibility for their actions, respect each other, and work collectively to achieve a common goal.
The battle to become a success is fought in the mind. That’s where success is won or lost. Are you training your mind to support your success — or sabotaging it?
Launching a business is all about recognising a gap in the market — and then capitalising on it.
With no pageanting experience, Keri Stroebel entered Mrs South Africa in 2016 to do something different and combat her post-partum depression. The experience changed her life, giving her the direction she’d been looking for.
Sometimes the only way to live your dreams is to leap first, and then find the idea that will make your entrepreneurial goals come true. Mahadi Granier is living proof that where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Bringing a new product to the FMCG market is tough. You need the right product, partners and mindset. Here’s how the founders of Zang are getting it right.
When Sisa Ngebulana left Mthatha to pursue his dreams he had high aspirations for himself. He didn’t know what path his career would take, but he did know he wanted to achieve greatness.
Rapper and entrepreneur Slikour believes his success is the result of one key element: The aspiration to make something of himself, and create a platform for his voice to be heard. Now he’s bringing that mindset to South Africa’s black urban youth.
Advice from over 60 South African billionaires, CEOs and entrepreneurs is hard to come by. Unless you utilise the power of podcast interviews.
22-year-old Art Viljoen doesn’t want to build an empire; he’s using entrepreneurship as a means to follow his dream and become a world-renowned designer.
The NGO space isn’t easy. It’s a constant uphill battle to connect scarce resources with the vulnerable. Annelise de Jager has persevered in this space because she’s tapped into her personal purpose and values.
Motivating employees to give their best is the cornerstone of high-performance, high-growth organisations. Organisational culture expert Siphiwe Moyo shows you how to boost employee morale.
Seelan Sundoo learnt the hard way how a bad partnership can kill a business. Today he’s taking a different approach.
When Alicen Naicker quit her job she had no idea what she was going to do next. But she had R2 000 left after paying her bills, and so she sat down and thought about something that everyone needed. The answer? Chairs.