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Entrepreneurship is the new sexy

With the high unemployment rate, stimulating entrepreneurial growth, through self-employment is the only logical solution to a problem that is currently crippling Africa.   Entrepreneurship is the way to go because getting a job is no longer a viable option and having the mindset of an employee is limiting.  And sustaining your livelihood through entrepreneurship..

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Business elevator pitch: harnessing your business idea

Do you have an existing business idea but do not know how to move from idea to implementation to operation and success?   It has been said that entrepreneurship can combat the high unemployment rate because owning a successful business is the BEST way to achieve financial independence.   Unfortunately, it is not that easy…

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT – SCAM ALERT!

Fellow entrepreneurs and dear community, it has been brought to my attention that there are multiple fake profiles impersonating my name and deliberately taking my images on Instagram and Facebook to use them in light of scamming those who would fall prey to their investment schemes and recommendations, making it seem as John Lombela is..

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Entrepreneurship: hobby or passion?

Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint-hearted, it requires sacrifice, patience and hard work. So how do you know if entrepreneurship is for you? How do you know if you should plunge or not?   Are there any signs one should look out for if they are thinking of being an entrepreneur or starting their own business?..

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Unpacking blockchain smart money

It is often said that starting a business is easy, and staying in business is the hard part. However, for most aspiring entrepreneurs the going gets tough from the word go because for some to turn their business ideas into reality they need capital.   Raising capital isn’t always a viable option, which explains why..

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June 16: The fight for economic freedom

As we commemorate June 16, in celebration of the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976 one can’t help but feel as though they have passed on the bantam and the fight continues. They won their fight against Bantu education but we are still fighting for economic freedom and economic inclusion.   The magnitude of..

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Zooming in on Zoom

As we continue to adapt to the changing landscape and accept that to survive, we need to evolve and embrace technology, organisations are leaning towards popular video conferencing software and many are drifting towards Zoom because of the ease of use.   Based on their tagline “In this together. Keeping you securely connected wherever you..

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Being an entrepreneur vs being a leader

Successful leaders need to have an entrepreneurial spirit in order to undertake innovation, control finance and have a business acumen along with social influence required to turn these into profitable economic goods that can benefit an organisation. Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, do not need to be good leaders as long as they recognise the..

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COVID-19: Business disruptor or change agent

As South Africa remains on level 1 of the national lockdown the world and business as we know it, is changing dramatically. One certain thing however is that we have entered unchartered waters and only innovative and adaptable businesses will survive. Reality is that Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) are the ones at the..

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Out with the old!

Could the future of entrepreneurship lie in the hands of the younger generation? It has been estimated that 66% of current SMMES are owned by them and they could drive entrepreneurship into the future because they are not afraid of failure. Entrepreneurship has always been marred by the misconception of the good life, money, glitz..

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