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Tips, advice, and information for South African business owners

03 Dec

Dealing With Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed

Unlike regular employees, the entrepreneur’s in-box will never get to “empty”. Our natural tendency – if we don’t catch it – is to work harder, put in more hours and, ultimately, sacrifice our health, relationships and other responsibilities important to a fulfilling life. Pulling an all-nighter for a critical project deadline once every few months could be sustainable, but when it’s the norm to burn the candle at both ends, our performance will start to suffer. The results of feeling permanently overwhelmed include mental slowness, forgetfulness, confusion, impaired problem solving, sleep disorders, and poor emotional self-regulation that can even lead to violence. And…

22 Nov

SEDA Funding vs SEFA Funding

SEDA and SEFA have confusingly similar names and mandates, but only one of them is worth approaching if you need growth capital.

19 Nov

Projects Don’t Do Business

Almost 30% of project budgets get wasted, and failing to distinguish between project deliverables and business targets is a key contributing factor.

18 Nov

Lessons On WeWork’s Fall

The well-publicised failures of WeWork highlight important lessons for all business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.