Fail fast and fail forward for success

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Entrepreneurs seem to carry a deep shame associated with failure. The only way a company can truly innovate is by facing the possibility of failure. The most valuable lesson that can be learnt from failure, is to get up and try again. People that are terrified of failure, don’t try new things. They don’t innovate, they don’t move forward, and …

The mastery of time management

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Time management is deemed a soft skill. A soft skill is a personal attribute needed for success on the job or within business. Time management is a key skill that any entrepreneur or business owner needs to master. It is the key to juggling the many crucial tasks that come your way on a daily basis.  Doing a lot, but …

How to stay motivated

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The road is long When you are just starting out on your entrepreneurial journey it can be really tough to find the motivation to set goals and stick to them. Staying motivated is easier said than done. Start with why you wanted to become an entrepreneur in the first place. Remind yourself of this daily. Put it on a sticky …

Are women capable entrepreneurs?

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Statistics released by the MasterCard Index of Women Entrepreneurs revealed that just 18,8% of small business owners in South Africa are women. All entrepreneurs face obstacles and barriers when starting out, for women however there are some additional barriers. Many of these barriers are external barriers, like access to funding. Some barriers however are self-inflicted. Female entrepreneurs often downplay their …

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 …