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Lessons Learnt
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Why Café del Sol Are Intentionally Expanding Slowly

The Café del Sol brand has enjoyed steady growth over the last ten years — from a single store in Olivedale a decade ago to three busy and highly-regarded restaurants today. Entrepreneur spoke to the three founders about their approach to growth while maintaining superior quality.
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3 Experiences That Changed My World View

There is more to a rich life than what we put on a spreadsheet.
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13 Characteristics Of Successful Hustlers

Quotes from successful entrepreneurs about why it's good to be a hustler.
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11 Titans Share Their Advice On How To Achieve Success

The fear of failure and limiting thoughts are often what hold us back from achieving our true potential. The truly successful know this, and push through anyway. They are resilient, positive and determined to overcome challenges. Here’s what you can learn from them.
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How Fintech Zoona Is Solving Customers’ Real Problems

Having bootstrapped in the early days, Zoona’s executive team is now taking things to the next level with massive outside investment. Here’s their advice on how, when and why to search for growth funding.
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A Mentor Is A Game Changer Believes Oresti Patricios Of Ornico Group

The mentor/mentee relationship is one of the most important foundations of business success. Here’s how to get it right.
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How Maditsi Mphela Pushed Through Business Stagnation To Successfully Scale

Maditsi Mphela was admitted as an attorney in 1985 and started his own practice in 1986. While his practice was successful, it eventually started to stagnate. A new approach was needed to take it to the next level.
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3 Secrets To Business Success

After 17 years in business development, director and co-founder of Slo-Jo, creator of tailor-made taste sensations for South Africa’s leading restaurant chains I have to share some of my business success ‘secrets’. In my experience, once you set structure and strategy in place, and boost this with training, success in inevitable.
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The Money School Weighs In On What’s Really Stopping You From Financial Freedom

76% of the average South African salary is servicing debt. This is causing massive financial stress for blue and white collar workers alike. Do you know how your workforce is affected by debt? Are your engagement and productivity levels suffering? Hayley Parry and Gary Kayle of The Money School unpack the truth about financial stress.
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How Bataung Memorials’ Lebohang Khitsane Disrupted The Age-Old Tombstone Industry

Bataung Memorials is a company that has brought the latest technology to an industry that few people would associate with innovation. It shows that just about every field is ripe for disruption.
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This Enterprises UP Expert Explains Why Start-Ups Really Fail

Too many young businesses fail because the entrepreneurs involved don’t focus on the basics early on. If you want your company to beat the start-up odds, you need to sweat the details.
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EY’s Azim Omar Says Your Business Needs A Cause To Be Successful

What single characteristic unites South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs? They have passion and a purpose — and it’s driving their successes to new heights.
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How Nicholas Bell Got 10x Growth Right And Sky Rocketed Decision Inc

Successful businesses are built through a series of challenges and solutions. Nicholas Bell doesn’t just deal with challenges as they arise though. He sets goals, determines what’s stopping him from reaching them and puts strategies in place to eradicate any and all obstacles.
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Plan My Wedding Share 5 Fantastic Tips To Win Over The Shark Tank

The main 5 points we thought were very valid after watching other episodes and comparing it to our pitch. We would say these were the top 5 key notes that we still take note of today.
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How This Power Couple Hooked 2 Shark Tank Investors

Jason Newmark & Chelsea Evans, Co-Founders of Plan My Wedding, Southern Africa’s first online wedding planning platform, allowing couples to plan their own entire wedding here in Southern Africa, give the 6 most important aspects of being running a business and being a couple.
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11 Secrets Of South African Entrepreneurs On Making It To The Top

This comprehensive guide will help you learn valuable lessons from leading South African entrepreneurs on how to succeed in life – and in business.
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President Of Sage International Ivan Epstein Shares His Valuable Lessons

As President of Sage International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia) and Chairman of Sage Foundation, Ivan Epstein has a lot of experience in launching a humble start-up and developing it into a successful international business. Here are a few lessons he’s learnt along the way.
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Sorbet’s Ian Fuhr: Servant Leadership Personified

Ian Fuhr the founder of Sorbet and serial entrepreneur is the embodiment of servant leadership.
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7 Profound Business Lessons From The Founder Of Planet Fitness

Manny Rivera, founder of Health and Fitness club - Planet Fitness, gives you seven business lessons to build your Billion Rand brand.
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Demographica Appeared In Entrepreneur 5 Years Ago. Today The Business Model Looks Very Different....

Demographica has been around for a decade, and in that time the company has enjoyed tremendous growth, quadrupling its turnover in the last two years alone, thanks to its ability to navigate some unexpected detours along the way.
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