Recent months have seen brands get their fair share of social media criticism, from Uzzi going viral because of xenophobic attacks in Alexandra, the ‘bestie’ post by Appletiser to KFC in Braamfontein, where community managers needed miracles to dowse the blaze. These are just a few of the instances that made it onto the radar. On […]
The August 2015 issue of Entrepreneur magazine has a piece with some of the most timeless startup advice that I received from seasoned entrepreneurs.
In recent news, a certain deep-fried chicken franchise went viral for the wrong reasons and if you followed the story, as I did for a while, you would have realised that the brand tried to engage. The unfortunate part was that as viral news stories go, the brand that’s a villain gets it the hardest.
There is no getting away from the need for capital when you start, but in most cases, plans tend to not reflect the realities of growing a fledgling business. Most things that contribute to growth can be learned, let’s get into some of the things that you can consider if you want to build a new business
If you’ve spent a few weeks (months or years) around the block working towards building an idea into a business, you might have also heard many business buzzwords. If not, don’t bother with them. It’s not the buzzword vocabulary that builds startups, it’s the work. Afterall, small business challenges don’t care for how much you […]
Your story is worth telling; build a community, lead and collaborate. These are some of the turning points that led to a talk I gave at TEDx Vanderbijl Park.
How are you increasing your chances of thriving as a business?
Last week I was contacted by the Making Moves team about entrepreneurs who would be interested in getting featured. Since I’ve got nothing but love for you, I thought you might be interested. Or least know someone who would benefit from the TV appearance. About Making Moves Making Moves, is an award winning SABC […]
This was originally posted on WordStart. Yesterday saw the official public launch of IceBreaker, a platform that lets you connect with new people who want to meet online and extend that to in-person connections. In most instances, the social platforms that you use reward you with more connections and the right people’s attention. You rarely, […]
Next to the fear of failure, equally crippling, is the fear of being wrong. Most people, I believe, want to do good with their initiatives. They want to make the world a better place, in one way or another. On Friday I read this blog post about Chris Anderson’s book, The Long Tail, […]