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Five startup lessons

The August 2015 issue of Entrepreneur magazine has a piece with some of the most timeless startup advice that I received from seasoned entrepreneurs.

Five Things To Consider When Starting A Business

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

Build Your Business Idea at Lean Startup Machine in Johannesburg

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 […]

Letting go of passion projects that turn into monsters

Letting go of the monstrous expectations we have of ourselves and the “projects” we dream up is akin to losing a great friendship that no longer serves its purpose. In the long term, you later realize that it was the best decision you ever made.

Run a startup, travel the world, defy convention: Q&A with Chris Guillebeau

I caught up with US entrepreneur and author, Chris Guillebeau, about his travels and talked about his insights on building a startup, how he uses technology and where he thinks the next “big thing” in tech will come from.

WordStart is looking for a young sales rockstar

WordStart is in search of a rockstar to join us, someone who can close deals and get large companies signing new campaigns. If Glengarry Glen Ross’s “coffee is for closers!” grabs you half as much as it does us, then you may be the person we are looking for.

Inspiration is overrated: Be consistent

As an artist, entrepreneur, writer and creator; you summon inspiration more often through consistency.

Short Book Review: Poke The Box by Seth Godin

In his book Poke The Box, Seth Godin cuts through all assumptions and challenges you right from the start. He tempts you out of comfort, he calls you out, he asks you to take a stand. No contents pages, no forewords, no introductions – he just gets right into it.

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