Featured Entrepreneur: Claire Reid

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This week we are talking to Claire Reid from Reel Gardening. Reel Gardening is a bio-degradable seed tape planted straight into the ground. The innovative tape takes the guess work and confusion out of starting a vegetable garden. The tape contains high-quality non-chemically treated seed. This simple solution takes all the hassle, worry and fuss out gardening. Who is Claire Reid? …

How to create an epic blog

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As is well documented, in order to increase organic traffic to your website, you need to produce great, nay epic content. This is content that’ll knock your readers socks off. And there’s actually a really easy way to do so. First of all, what is epic content? There is general consensus regarding what epic content is: Epic content demands attention. …

Supporting small business

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As we head into silly season, we need to now more than ever support our small business friends. December and January are likely the toughest months for any entrepreneur. There are many ways in which we can support our small business friends which don’t only involve monetary spend. Access to Networks There is immense value in opening your networks to …

Featured Entrepreneur: Boombadotmobi

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The Uber of waste removal Boombadotmobi is an online waste management business platform that connects waste generators and waste collectors. Our services are designed to cater for house owners, commercial, construction and private companies. We specialise in both construction and garden waste removal. Although we have been dubbed the “Uber of waste removal”, a title we blushingly embrace, we feel …

What is SEO?

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SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimization’. It’s the practice of optimising websites to make them reach a high position in search engine results. SEO focuses on rankings in the organic (non-paid) search results. These search results appear directly below the top pay-per click adverts in Google. Interestingly, research shows that those websites that appear on the first page receive 95% …

Featured Entrepreneur

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Our featured entrepreneur this week is Phillip Vilakazi from Bobeve Trading 111 (Pty) Ltd. Bobeve is an electrical, construction, plant hire and general supply company. 100% Empowered Bobeve is a 100% Black Owned and 75% Black Female Owned fully empowered company.  Each of the directors understand the integral role they play in the success of the business. They are all driven …

Some Myths About Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship is often deemed a glamorous venture. You get to be your own boss. You get to call the shots. And best of all, your hard work is your reward and yours only. There are many misconceptions to being an entrepreneur. Perhaps this has to do with the media, advice received or what is heard through the grapevine. Here are some myths …

Featured Entrepreneur

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This week our featured entrepreneur is Carolyn Singer from StockLab.  Tell us a bit about your business, how and why it started. Years of corporate retail buying led me to believe that the stock in retail stores is often inaccurate and as a buyer it was near impossible to forecast sales on a product that does not exist.  The only …

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This week our featured entrepreneur is Thabiso Mofokeng. He is the Construction Manager at Bareng Batho Transport and Civil Construction. Tell us a bit about yourself: I am responsible for Marketing and Sales for Bareng Batho. I have a Diploma in Transport Logistics and Management from UJ University, which I obtained in 1996. Based on his experience in the transport …

Facebook Business Page Do’s and Don’ts

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This week we are having  a look at the do’s and don’ts of managing your Facebook business page. This follows from last week’s post about the difference between a Facebook page and Facebook Profile: https://collectivevaluecreation.co.za/facebook-page-vs-facebook-profile/ Make a good first impression: The first and most important “do” is to make sure your page is complete. If someone lands on your page, you want …

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This weeks featured entrepreneur is Thabo. He is the owner of Gauta Trading and Projects. Tell us a bit about yourself: Our company’s name is Gauta Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd. We alleviate the stresses of building maintenance from professionals who own their own Office Spaces or Premises. Our target market is professionals like Doctors, Lawyers and Engineers due to the …

Facebook Page vs. Facebook Profile

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There is a distinct difference between a Facebook page and a Facebook profile. In order to better manage your Facebook business presence you need to identify the key differences between the two. The basics Facebook Profile Firstly, a Facebook profile is a personal account which is created when you first sign up to Facebook. It is a link to friends …