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Beyond 4.0 tour kicks off successfully

Beyond 4.0 tour kicks off successfullySaturday the 8th of December 2018 saw scores of eager and ambitious entrepreneurs gather at the Sun Maslow Hotel in Sandton to attend the launch of Beyond 4.0 – The Future is Here tour. The event, which was hosted by popular South African businessman mogul Lebo

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The Lazy Makoti demystifying the kitchen

The Lazy Makoti demystifying the kitchenA table neatly stacked with the distinct red copies of The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen welcomes attendees of the light-hearted book launch. Around the numerous seating arrangements, guests sip on wine, peruse the pages of their copies, and hug the woman

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Is Social Media Turning Marketing Upside Down?

By Conrad Travis DavidA few years ago industry leaders said social media was just a phase, and now they arescrambling to get on board.During my first economics lecture at university my lecturer said: “Marketing is one industry of study that can be implemented in any part of society.” David says: “Be

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Finding Your Way In The Forest Of Funding Options

Finding Your Way In The Forest Of Funding OptionsBy Duncan FraserYou have a great idea for a new business. Research has been done and you know there is a great need for your new product or service. But a lack of capital prevents progress. Let’s work through options where you can obtain much needed m

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WHY LISTENING IS A VITAL ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILL

Listening is one of the most important elements in entrepreneurship. In every interaction that is experienced whether negative or positive, properly hearing and breaking down everything said is vital.I always say even the most torturous conversation has a lesson and one of the things it teaches you

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Social Media Week Durban kicks off

The intimate launch of South Africa’s instalment of Social Media Week (SMW) took place in Midrand on 28 September 2018. With Dragon’s Den investor and founder of the Gem Group Lebo Gunguluza as the MC and program director, the launch was set to be one filled with laughs and inspiration.Social media

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Putting the ‘Smart’ in Smart Procurement

Midrand’s Gallagher Convention Centre was host to hundreds of business professionals between 17 and 20 September. The 12th Annual Smart Procurement World conference and exhibition was nothing short of informative and influential, affording attendees the opportunity to not only network but to absorb

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Giving power to women in business

“Let’s change the Gender Agenda in the workforce, let’s actively promote gender equality and work to empower women and girls.” This was the overarching theme of the 6th Gender Mainstreaming Awards, an event that celebrates women who stand for a principle and are prepared to face the challenges that

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What we learned from The Small Business Expo

What we learned from the Small Business Expo2018’s instalment of the Small Business Expo brought together a host of small and medium enterprises in a space that ultimately sought to empower them. The Small Business Expo is an annual trade show held at the Ticketpro Dome. It exposes visitors attendin

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Reflections on the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The Hyatt Regency Hotel was flooded with excellence on the morning of 5 September 2018. Sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTENERS, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sought to honour the most innovative minds in the South African business landscape.Mining engineer, Samuel and Motlapele Molefi – fo

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[Press Release] – Africa meets Asia in spectacular fashion fusion

Sandton, Johannesburg, 04 September 2018. East meets Africa in a thrilling fashion and cultural fusion at African Fashion International (AFI) Joburg Fashion Week 2018. This #AfroAsia themed event runs from 4 to 6 October 2018 at Melrose Arch, before closing with two spectacular final shows at iconic

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Timing Your Investment is Crucial

Dawn Nathan-Jones, former CEO Europcar & Imperial Rental Division SA, turned investor now heads up her Grow Wealth investment company and talks to Thriving about how she wants to grow the economy by assisting people with potential. She is also a Shark on M-Net’s Shark Tank Show.Tell us about your ba

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Things To Prepare Before Approaching Investors

Investors are not in the business of doing charity work. When you go to them and want their money, know that you will only get it if the product or service you are selling is worthy.This worthiness only becomes visible with the audience and the market you are planning to infiltrate, the bigger the m

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3 Key funding takeaways from fundEX 2018

Riversands Incubation Hub hosted a throng of entrepreneurs on Thursday 16 August 2018 for fundEX 2018. The conference, in media partnership with Thriving.Network, brought together a powerful mix of business owners and funding professionals. Guests ranged from government funders to commercial funders

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Building An A-Team Through Good Leadership

Building a team not just any kind of team but an A-Team, as an entrepreneur you need to invest in finding and keeping that team and also invest in the skills development of that team. But sometimes you might think you have found a working formula and that team disappoints you but that doesn’t mean t

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Succeeding In The E-commerce sector

How to set-up a successful e-Commerce businessByAnn KleynhansE-Commerce business is one of the most profitable in the world with online retail sales that will eventually surpass old-fashioned walk-in retail stores. It is important to the business plan knowing what products and services you want to s

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Support Systems During Entrepreneurial Hardships

Entrepreneurship is a playground for the bold, this is said because all those in the sphere took a leap into uncertainty and some invested all their money while others used other people’s money promising great returns. But with all this boldness and faith the journey can be quite daunting and lonely

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Building A Strong Entrepreneurial Sphere Through Mentorship

Mentorship is one of the most important elements of entrepreneurship. Many great ideas have died out in early stages due to lack of knowledge. But this could be prevented if individuals that have been practising in the different industries could avail themselves for mentorship.There is an African pr

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Adopting A New Mind-Set To Foster A Thriving African Entrepreneurial Sphere

A common trail in the South African entrepreneurship tale is that of young struggling entrepreneurs that are caught in a system and mindset of promises by the government to live the promised dream that was meant to come hand in hand with democracy. But the reality of a democratic society is not what

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BREAKING AWAY FROM THE CIRCLE OF ALL THINGS NORMAL

When watching someone doing something that they love, it is easy to be fooled into thinking as a bystander that you will be able to do what they are doing with ease. Many people started their entrepreneurial journeys trying to copy other people and thinking that they can do what Clawd/Thando is doin

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Having A Unique Element In A Competitive Industry

Building a name for yourself in the entrepreneurial sphere is not easy. This is because of all the individuals who have come before claiming to be honest and good people who later were discovered to be frauds, thus giving new entries are having a hard time to infiltrate certain market. When you come

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Clear Defined Roles build strong teams

Making your entrepreneurial journey a success starts with the basic things such as bringing together a team that can bring your vision into reality. But to build these team entrepreneurs need to make sure that they have place proper guidelines and rules in the working space that they will be held ac

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