3 Inspiring Business Lessons From Billionaire Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey


Like many seasoned entrepreneurs, Oprah Winfrey views failure as “another stepping stone to greatness.” For her, it has been, and then some. In 1977, decades before she became a billionaire media mogul, she was fired from her job as a reporter at Baltimore’s WJZ-TV. Her boss said she was “unfit for television news.” She was […]

5 Startup Lessons That Could Have Saved Me 5 Years


Starting a business is tough. Everyone knows this. And, I’ve learnt it the hard way. I’ve built a fair number of products and even successfully brought five of them to market. “Five products” might sound like a lot at first, but it’s actually nothing compared to the number of products and ideas I’ve dismissed.

How To Make Sure You Don’t Give Up On Your Road To Entrepreneurial Success


We all go into business knowing that it won’t be a walk in the park and yet most of us are still ill-prepared for the realities of how hard starting a business can actually be. What got to me was the loneliness of being an entrepreneur. Nothing prepared me for that. All of my friends […]

How To Manage The Magic Triangle Of Product, Budget And Audience


With consumers’ attention spans and loyalties shifting increasingly often, it’s vital to adapt your product range to attract their interest and loyalty. Don’t change for change’s sake though – any innovation needs to achieve a balance between understanding what your clients (and their clients) want, and producing it for a cost and sale price that […]

How to Use the Amazing Power of Social Networking to Grow your Business – The Facebook Example


Advertising is one of the biggest challenges faced by small businesses in Africa. Placing adverts in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio can be very expensive, especially for small businesses. So, are there any cheap but effective advertising options available to small businesses? This article looks at how small businesses can use the amazing power of […]

How to write your Business Plan in 11 steps


The Business Plan is the document where all the information regarding your company creation are stated. In this article, we give you the essential parts to put in your BP and a logical order that you can follow. But then, everyone can have its own style or method ! We shall present you 11 eleven steps to apply two basic concepts […]

Retail projects move forward in South Africa despite challenges


A first quarter retail market survey by real estate consultancy JLL, published in early June, said new retail projects are continuing to break ground despite a weak economic climate. Ongoing activity, JLL noted, indicated a competitive retail market, strengthened by relatively low vacancy rates – especially in smaller shopping centres, where they had fallen from […]

Survival Guide For Start-ups: Five Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know


Growing a business is challenging, especially in economically trying times, but the decisions you make as an entrepreneur in these formative years determine the growth of your business going forward. Hitting a few bumps in the road is to be expected, but a business’s ability to overcome those hurdles relies on always having a ‘plan […]