Entrepreneurs

How to Speak “Web Developer” and not get Ripped Off

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How do you, a non-technical manager, communicate with developers who barely speak English? This article will attempt to help you get the website you want, without any of the heartache, frustration or financial loss usually associated with web projects. The saying ‘how long is a piece of string’ should be replaced with ‘how much for…

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Everybody Wants to be an Entrepreneur

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How to Not Fail at Starting your Own Business and Live out your Dream It seems to me that everyone and their dog wants to be an entrepreneur these days. Perhaps it’s that I live in Cape Town and that the Government of the Western Cape and other corporates here are really doing their best…

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Ideas for Entrepreneurial Wannabes

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So you want to be an entrepreneur, do you? You don’t like bosses or you’re newly retired but too clever to just sit at home waiting for your kids to visit, or you need the extra cash. The only problem is you have no idea which business to pursue. More and more retired folk are…

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Don’t Move to the Valley Before Reading This

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The pinnacle of success for a tech startup has long been to ‘make it in Silicon Valley’, but is that really the be-all-and-end-all it’s made out to be? Silicon Valley is, with due cause, the global centre for innovation. Its world renowned startup-centred ecosystem is the envy of nations, and the model is continually being…

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Has Entrepreneur’s Disease Got You?

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Many entrepreneurs suffer from ‘Entrepreneur’s Disease’ or ‘Founder’s Disease’, the inability to let go any aspect of your business, for fear of losing control. The disease manifests itself uniquely in each individual; some might display more of one characteristic and less of another. The problem is nearly always fatal. It may take one year; it…

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Free Digital Marketing Training

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There is a way to get the skills you need to maximise your businesses presence online without spending a couple of years on a marketing degree. We’re referring of course, to the Free Digital Marketing Training being offered by Shift ONE. We’re offering daily digital marketing courses from the 3rd to the 7th of November,…

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The Paradox of Generosity: Being generous in business

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The Paradox of Generosity: How Giving it Away for Free can Lead to Success Being Generous in Business We’ve all heard people say things like ‘I can’t tell you my business idea, in case you steal it’, or ‘I can’t give you access to that information, it’s proprietary’, or ‘You have to pay to use…

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