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Is there a gender bias when female founders are fundraising?

May 16, 2019

Are venture capitalists still biased toward men? It’s not easy for women to get funding from venture capitalists as men do. Even though women have been calling for gender equality for a long time, sexism still exists in various fields. Entrepreneurship is not an exception. According to a report by Fortune magazine entitled “Female Founders Got 2% […]

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Daily Routines of Successful Entrepreneurs

May 3, 2019

The way we care for ourselves mentally and physically has as much to do with success as any entrepreneurial routines. What are the routines or daily habits of successful people? This is a big question, and an important one, for anyone trying to achieve success. The Misconception Many people think entrepreneurs are machines. We eat, […]

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Tips for sniffing out fake investors

March 22, 2019

  A person who claims to be an investor may have a nice profile, work for a VC and even have a LinkedIn account. However, what if an “investor” contacts you and asks you to reach out to a third party? Enter the big red flag. Here is an example scenario: You receive a message […]

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How to be a great boss? 10 qualities that make you a great boss

February 5, 2019

Not everyone knows how to be a great boss. But most can tell you a story about enduring one.   I’ve heard horror stories of bosses berating employees in front of other people, screaming at workers or throwing temper tantrums. This kind of behavior affects productivity (at least when the boss isn’t looking) and plays […]

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How to Find the Perfect Business Name

February 1, 2019

Have a great business name is crucial for branding your business. The Perfect Name For Your Business Exists–Here’s How To Find It     Naming your business is one of the biggest aspects of creating your brand. It is so crucial because it’s the first thing a possible customer will hear about your startup so the […]

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5 characteristics of an entrepreneur

January 28, 2019

5 characteristics that best describe thinking like an entrepreneur Whether you’re a C-suite pro at a large company with hundreds of workers or you’re the founder of a startup that has only a few employees, you can benefit from thinking like an entrepreneur. While some believe that entrepreneurs are born rather than made, anyone can at […]

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The myths around failure of entrepreneurs in SA

January 14, 2019

As someone who strongly advocates for a view of seeing entrepreneurship as a tool for economic growth and development, arguing that embellishing entrepreneurship is a problem may, on the face of it, seem a little deceitful.     But I believe South Africa has developed a culture around entrepreneurship that is, in a sense, “false […]

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Close 2018 on a good note. Define your goals for 2019.

December 21, 2018

The end of the year is a critical time for business owners to review the past achievements and set goals for 2019 to move their businesses to the next level. Why is it so important to step back and define goals before 2019 starts? Running a small business can be hectic, which can be a […]

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