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5 Tips for Success

Beatrice Bartlay explores five fundamental business tenets for a new company owner to consider Winning your first clients and customers can be a daunting task for entrepreneurs, especially if it is your first foray into business leadership. Making people believe in your product or service is a mammoth job in itself, especially when you’re still unknown to your industry. Fierce ...

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Collaboration is Essential To Entrepreneurship – by Amy Rosen

Throughout years of working with aspiring as well as proven entrepreneurs, I’ve often heard the fears that come with sharing an idea. Nearly every creative thinker who values their idea has some hesitancy related to sharing which is frequently rooted in a fear of idea theft. Worrying about someone stealing a great idea is real fear. But it’s not often ...

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SARCDA 2015

The SARCDA Christmas 2015 Trade Show was held last month from the 20th – 23rd August at the Gallagher Convention Centre.  It is only open to THE TRADE. They had approx. 14000 buyers attend this year. Wowee! Definitely a show to get your new products showcased if you are an Entrepreneur with an amazing product. There are so many exhibitors that attend every year, ...

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Affirmations for Entrepreneurs

I currently have 4 affirmations printed and hung above my desk that I can look at and repeat every day. I am a true believer that everything in life is energy based and we need to attract that good energy into our lives so we can prosper. About 6 years ago I lived in a small garden flat, single and happy but still ...

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So, who needs a coach? by Linda Hennings

Wild Goose Chase – Have you had one lately? I was invited to a networking event recently. One where I considered that I would probably have to make “the Elevator Pitch” – you know; where you have to explain what you do in the time it takes an elevator to rise a few floors and you have only that amount ...

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Midlife Career Change #scary

So, I am at that stage in my life where I am trying a career change after having a family but where does one start? 3 years ago I was at that point where my career left me feeling empty and worn out and I have no desire to return. It’s a scary time as I want to do something different but haven’t got a clue what works. Do I sell biscuits? ...

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Star Signs in Business

Would you hire someone dependant on what their Star/ Zodiac Sign is? We only employ workers born under specific star signs, says insurance company. – Article in daily mail uk The Salzburg insurance company posted an advert in major newspapers seeking employees for sales and management that were born under certain constellations, claiming statistics indicated that they were the best ...

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The One Skill You Need If You Want To Work For Yourself

Thanks to popular media and the glamorous success of entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and even Mark Cuban, the idea of entrepreneurship is all the rage these days. A 2012 study showed that 54% of millenials want to start a business, despite only 8% actually running a business at the time of the survey. When we think ...

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Are you full of Mojo or Nojo?

A very interesting article from Entrepreneur Mag I thought I would repost. Who do you think you are? Take your time. This is not a test with one correct answer. And it is very important because how you define yourself will impact how successful you are at your job, how good a friend, partner, or parent you are, and even ...

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How to up your joy levels

Rachel MacDonald – In Spaces Between Blog has some practical advice What are 3 practical steps you’d suggest for women entrepreneurs looking to up their joy levels? 1. Invite it in. Start with a clarity-finding sesh and ask: Where are my energy leaks? What am I currently doing that I resent? What am I itching to get rid of so I ...

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Help for SMME’s out there

I recently interviewed Candice at Twiggy and she mentioned how she would encourage women owned small businesses out there to seek help from the Government and other agencies that offer some wonderful opportunities for start-ups. I thought it was worth a read again and post some information about what they offer. Along with the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) is ...

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7 Motivational Tips from Successful Start-ups

1. Dream big, really big “We are currently not planning on conquering the world.” Sergey Brin, Google co-founder. 2. Know your numbers “Data beats emotions.” Sean Rad, Tinder founder. 3. Some things shouldn’t be worried about “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO. 4. Play a clean game “Your reputation is ...

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Finding a Mentor – Richard Branson’s Guide

Here is some awesome advice from the legend himself as featured on Entrepeneur.com. No matter how smart you are, or how brilliant or disruptive your business concept might be, every entrepreneur needs a good mentor. Someone, somewhere, has already been through what you are experiencing right now, and he has come out the other side armed with invaluable insights. In fact, ...

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Can Working From Home be as Rewarding as a 9 to 5? by Charmaine Sealey

My answer to this question would have to be yes, however, there are some key lessons I’ve learned along the way, that if implemented at start up stage, can result in a successful and fulfilling business model, right within the walls of your very own home. If you’ve just started a home based business or you’re thinking about taking the ...

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Can I learn to be an entrepreneur? | by Eleanor Scott

I’ve always worked for someone else, but I think that the time is right for me to go out on my own. How do I go about this? The development process required to become a successful entrepreneur can definitely be learnt, as long as the individual possesses some key characteristics (e.g. perseverance, problem solving ability, inner locus of control etc) ...

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