Articles in Category: News

Is there such a thing as the typical entrepreneur?

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Statistics have shown that the majority of new business owners tend to be males in their forties. There may be many reasons why that is the case but if you don’t fall into this rather narrow demographic group then you shouldn’t be dissuaded from branching out on your own.

What is Crowdfunding?

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Social media has changed many aspects of society but it is collaboration which is having the greatest impact. Crowdsourcing is a means to harness the power of the collective. To utilise the knowledge and (particularly as crowdfunding is concerned) the wealth of the crowd is empowering people in a way that could never have existed before social media.

No to Negativity!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

 

Negativity, in all it’s insidious, destructive and weakening ways will interfere with your belief, and oftentimes as an entrepreneur, your belief is all you have. A culture of complaining and negativity is more than enough to destabilise your business and you have to deal with that before it gets its tentacles in. Avoid negative thinking and negative people. Discourage and deflect them at every turn.

SME exporters unclear on foreign exchange fees

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

With international trade and export playing a major key role in the growth of so many SMEs, you'd think that foreign exchange charges would be second nature to those business owners, however, this may not be the case...

Personality Types

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

There has been a lot of talk, some even from these pages, about the predominant personality type of entrepreneurs. There is this pervasive idea that successful entrepreneurs share similar characteristics...

Systems to Set You Free

Thursday, 31 October 2013

You can’t just go in ad hoc relying on your good looks to carry you through. You need systems and processes or else it’ll just be you in non-stop panic mode until it’s all over.