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 …

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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 …

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This week we are featuring Mike Mohlala from JSTE.  Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Mike Mohlala, and I am a qualified Mining Engineer. My company JSTE,  does  mining contracting services, logistics and civil construction. We have experience working on mines and civil construction sites. We understand what the clients’ needs are and tailor make our services …

Canva for entrepreneurs

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The new “it” word is visual marketing and everyone is talking about it. Entrepreneurs and small business owners shouldn’t brush it off because it’s definitely not a fad. Images are extremely important – and here’s where Canva, a graphic design application, is making it easier for entrepreneurs. What is Canva? Canva is a graphic design start-up which launched in 2013. What’s great …

Funding for Entrepreneurs

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One of the biggest challenges faced by SME’s is access to finance. While this may feel like an extremely difficult hurdle to overcome, it doesn’t have to be. There are actually numerous options for entrepreneurs to investigate, below to name a few. Finfind Finfind aims to address the challenges SMME’s face in this area. It is an innovative, online platform …

WhatsApp Business: everything you need to know

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WhatsApp Business WhatsApp has recently launched WhatsApp for Business, with the aim of targeting small business specifically.  It is important to note that, at this stage, WhatsApp Business is only available for download for Android devices, sorry Apple users, you will have to wait. WhatsApp is an incredibly attractive platform for businesses. With more than 1.3bn users, it’s larger than …

Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa

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What motivates a social entrepreneur? According to a study released by GIBS, “Social Enterprises in South Africa: Discovering a vibrant sector”, social entrepreneurs fall into 1 of 3 categories. They either motivated by purpose, or profit or both. Key characteristics The key characteristic of a social enterprise is innovation. They think of innovative ways of delivering their product or service. …

Entrepreneurship is lonely

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, 1916 We all like the glamour that comes with the word Entrepreneur – striking it out on your own, being your own boss, forging your own path, making it happen…on your own. Yet Entrepreneurship is often …