Entrepreneurs don’t read

I read so little that you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’m barely literate.  I mostly read snippets of news about business, tech and politics. Harry Truman stated: “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers” So, if I want to be taken seriously as a thought leader in the world of small …

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SMMEs CAN get funding

“How’s business?” I asked.  “Fine” he smiled.  “Is it profitable?”  “I think so: I’ve still got some money at the end of the month.” Some small business owners know where every cent is coming from and going to.  Others just don’t have a clue.  Which means that they have no idea if their business is …

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SA Entrepreneurs are Naïve, Lazy and Self-Centred

What a revelation. Delegates and government officials at the 2018 Southern Africa Business Incubation Conference (SABIC) quibbled over whether our incubators and their skills transfer processes positively impacted our ecosystem sufficiently well enough to get them out of the starting blocks. By contrast, in advanced economies like Sweden’s, where there are over 120 incubators, their …

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