Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Future of jobs report 2020 (WEF)

The Future of Jobs WEF report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years. The Future of Jobs […]
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How to avoid the top mistakes that startups make (Inc)

By Annis Uzzaman  Building a startup is a tough but rewarding journey. At each step, the startup founder needs to be careful about what he or she decides to do. Every stage of the startup journey is likely to hinge on several important decisions. These are some of the typical mistakes that entrepreneurs should be careful to […]
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The most innovative companies 2020 – BCG

Facing turbulent and fast-changing markets, innovators need a well-tuned innovation system that can spot emerging product, service, and business model opportunities—and then rapidly develop and successfully scale them—over and over again.  Successful serial innovators get three things right:  They “walk the talk” Innovation success starts with commitment—making innovation a priority and investing decisively behind that […]
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South Africa’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report 2019/2020 (GEM)

Titled Igniting startups for economic growth and social change, South Africa’s GEM report provides answers to this question: How do we ensure that more entrepreneurs flourish in South Africa? Solutions range from strengthening , to aligning learning, mentorship and support for entrepreneurs. It also includes providing entrepreneurial education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the digital economy. […]
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Five keys to kickstarting your full enterpreneur potential (Inc)

Martin Zwilling   As a mentor to aspiring enterpreneurs, I’m always surprised by the fact that some never seem to be able to that first startup going, while many others never seem to stop, starting their second or third initiative before the first one is fully hatched.  I’m now convinced that serious entrepreneurs relish the startup process […]
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5 ways entrepreneurs and SMEs can build resilience in a coronavirus economy (WEF)

There’s a proverb that goes: “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is right now.” The naturally vulnerable Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and entrepreneur sector would have done well to build their resilience prior to COVID-19. But if they didn’t, as with so many, right now […]
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Eight qualities that make for a good mentor (Inc)

By Young Enterpreneur Council  No one achieves success all on their own. Many of today’s most prominent business leaders can point back to a mentor who helped guide them during the formative years of their careers. Mentors are an invaluable source of motivation and wisdom for any budding professional. These individuals can act as your guide through uncertainty and difficult career situations, […]
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How to work through fear as an enterpreneur (Inc) 

By Young Enterpreneur Council Every company and entrepreneur faces obstacles on their way to success. No matter how much effort is put into risk assessment and management, the reality is that the unexpected occurs — whether it’s a disaster or some other problem that takes time to overcome. As an entrepreneur, I’ve seen these situations happen.   What happens as a […]
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Mindful entrepreneurship: The new age of business

The life of an entrepreneur is often a stressful one, with too few hours in the day. My to-do list never seems to shrink, and my ability to nurture personal and professional relationships often suffers. I’ve learned the extraordinarily high price of not being mindful. Before I started taking a more mindful approach in my business, there […]
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From warehouse to patient: mPharma’s approach to increasing the accessibility of medicines in Africa (Rising Africa)

Good news from the continent Since 2013, the startup mPharma has been trying to build an infrastructure and a drug-monitoring system to connect patients, hospitals and pharmacies. The objective is to enable doctors to know the exact location and availability of medicines in real time, and patients to have better access to medicines. mPharma is […]
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