It’s not your Fault that you Failed

What a revelation.  After all these years – no – decades; I had thought: maybe I’m stupid.  At school, they told me I was lazy, so I compensated by working like a demon.  That didn’t help enough, so maybe I really wasn’t all that bright; maybe that’s why I battled to succeed. To confuse me …

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The Stupidest Mistake I have ever Made

AND THERE WAS NO excuse for it.  I knew what was happening, but I put my business at risk, and I put my family at risk.  It had nothing to do with taking entrepreneurial chances; it was just reckless thoughtlessness.  It went against all the sensible advice that I give to my small enterprise clients. …

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I’ve Seen the Future …

REMEMBER THE STORY about the ships that arrived in the new world, but the locals could not see them because ships were a phenomenon totally unknown to their minds? Sometimes we just can’t accept unbelievable news.  People are known to have denied having been given a cancer diagnosis because their minds couldn’t accept it. Entrepreneurs playing VantagePoint …

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Why the world needs more ‘unreasonable’ entrepreneurs

The world is changed by those who think differently How do you know if you are an entrepreneur? There are several widely-accepted traits, one of which is that they adapt to change, and see opportunities in challenges. The renowned author, salesman, and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar says: "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach …

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How to kill your business

Each morning, he arrived at work at 5:30, opened up, tidied up after last night’s class, marked the assignments that had been handed in, prepared for the day’s lessons and filled the water cooler.

The F-words your business needs most

In the 2014 SME Survey, South African entrepreneurs said that the thing that kept most of them awake at night was managing finances.  CNBC Africa reported that a major challenge experienced by small businesses was difficulty in accessing funding.  Neither of these are the F-words that I am referring to here.  They can frequently be …

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