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When Finance Minister Tito Mboweni gives his Budget Speech for the 2019/20 tax year next week (20 February), I hope to hear examples of how the government will work towards boosting South Africa’s ranking in The World Bank's annual 'Doing Business Report'. Given that India climbed 23 positions in this year’s ranking and that South Africa ranked 32nd just a decade ago, this goal is highly achievable.
Every loving son ages with the same question on his mind: 'What are we going to do about my mom?' This question follows from some lessons I learned from an interview with Jason Calacanis, an American internet entrepreneur, angel investor, author and blogger and Seth Sternberg, CEO of Honor which is a business in the USA focused on private Home Care for the elderly.
853,000,000 results pop up when you google SUCCESS - tips to achieving anything, traits of successful leaders, steps to launching your million-dollar startup, even how to become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Most people tend to think the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs we read about just got lucky. That the key to their success was the sum of the perfect equation of entrepreneurial traits, skills, money and background. Some magic formula the rest don’t have access to.
Read our exclusive cover story entitled GRIT AND PURPOSE | FOUNDATIONS FOR EXPONENTIAL SUCCESS? by Mushambi Mutuma, Speaker and Leader in Entrepreneurship and Business, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the December/January 2018/19 edition of BusinessBrief.
During the first quarter of 2018, South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 2,2% according to Stats SA. This low growth trap followed a period of cautious optimism and highlights the need for creative thinking from all role players in the economy.
No matter which line of business you go into, you will most likely need to be a master of networking to succeed as an entrepreneur. Knowing the right people is the key to growing your customer base, finding the right employees, accessing support and expertise and more.
EasyBiz QuickBooks, the authorised South African partner of global accounting software leaders, Intuit QuickBooks, is rebranding to align its identity with its vision for the future – providing the latest in technology and innovation to South African customers, partners and accountants.
The word strategy is often bandied about but if you were to ask 100 people for the definition, you would get 100 different answers. Understanding strategy and having the discipline to sit down and formulate your own business strategy is critical to your success as an entrepreneur.
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