No! You don’t have to fail

It is fashionable these days to glamourise entrepreneurial failure.  Indeed, you’re considered a failure if you haven’t failed yet. But any small business owner who has survived the devastation of business collapse and who has dragged themselves out of the financial quagmire, knows full well how dreadful this is.  To motivate yourself to get up …

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What Entrepreneurs Want

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Take-outs from three Delivery Guys

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1507979871520{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1507979922487{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Three very different entrepreneurs – Dinesh Patel of OrderIn, Vutlharhi Valoyi of Zulzi and Enrico Ferigolli of Bottles App – gave some very astute advice at the SiMODiSA Start-Up Thursday recently. What do they have in common?  …

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Built to Last or Built to Exit?

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Running on Empty – do you need funding?

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1503930738310{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Their email opens with the standard knee-jerk response: “It sounds interesting.  I must state upfront though that we are unable to provide any funding for this project…” That’s understandable.  South Africa is the only country In the world currently in a recession.  Our GDP growth rate was actually …

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Are you paying too much tax?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Times are tough, even for SARS it seems.  Some businesses are complaining lately that it is taking longer to pay out VAT refunds.  The revenue service is also chasing up businesses that have outstanding tax due dating back as far as 15 years ago.  The revenue service was very relieved a couple of months back …

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