Five vital steps in entrepreneurship

AS SOUTH Africans turn their attention to the second decade of democracy, it is important to learn from our experiences in the first. Five vital principles can guide a new approach to supporting emerging entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is a quality, not a deliverable commodity: it is a mistake to believe there is an unlimited pool of…

Empowering entrepreneurs

Levels of motivation to start a business differ around the world, and in South Africa entrepreneurship is often necessity driven due to businesses being created as a result of a need for employment, rather than because the business owners view the business as an entrepreneurial opportunity. According to Christo Botes, Executive Director of Business Partners…

Vusi Thembakwayo on financing growth.

There are many ways through which you can access your target of financing growth. Just ask Vusi Thembakwayo, founder of Motiv8, who has funded his business’s growth by tapping into the wallets of his clients. Step 1 Have a great relationship with your clients. If they know you operate with integrity, they’ll be far more…

Show me the money- Vusi Thembekwayo

Professional public and motivational speaker Vusi Thembekwayo has collected numerous accolades and awards as a business person and entrepreneur. He owns his own consulting business, Motiv8, and he is also an independent non-executive director of property development group RBA Holdings. Watch your earnings Ask him how he fast-tracks business growth and he’ll tell you that…

The importance of Entrepreneurship for South Africa’s Economic Development

The vital importance and positive contribution of entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial culture in economic and social development cannot be overstated. Entrepreneurs create and bring to life new technologies, products and services and create new markets and jobs along the way. Entrepreneurs are smart risk takers, implementers, rule-breakers; or in a word: innovators. And like any…