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48 hours in the life of an entrepreneur
Sunday, 12 May 2013 23:32

Entrepreneurship has taken a bit of a beating lately. We’ve had some poor economic indicators and reports released, we’ve had academics and successful businesspeople doubting whether entrepreneurship is really a viable option, we’ve had some ‘business-unfriendly’ legislation bandied about…

This piece is not going to be some soapbox rally cry to entrepreneurs, though. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been an entrepreneur since my teens, and I’ll be one until I kick the proverbial bucket, but in the interests of hopefully answering some lingering questions for all the would-be business owners out there, I thought I’d take a very open, very honest look at a snapshot of this last week. One of the questions I get asked the most is: “What is it really like to be an entrepreneur?”

To answer this, I thought I’d give an hour-by-hour breakdown of two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) from this past week.

 
Finance Coach - Holiday Edition
Monday, 26 December 2011 15:11

Finance Tip: Protecting your valuables

This one’s more of a holiday checklist, but still super-important to ensure you don’t end up wasting your hard-earned money if something goes south this holiday season. First-off, if you’re leaving home on holiday, make sure that you don’t make it an absolute giveaway that you’re not there – holiday time is peak season for burglars to scout potential targets. Get a friend or neighbour to collect your mail/newspapers and put out/bring in your bins regularly, and maybe park their car in your driveway every now and again.

 
Finance Coach - Vol. 57
Friday, 28 January 2011 12:22

 

Finance tip: Utilities/Gadgets

Save electricity when charging your phone, and extend its battery life. All cellphones require a charger or adapter, which one would plug into an electrical outlet to charge the device. When done with charging your phone, make sure that you take the charger out of the plug socket, as it still draws a small charge when plugged in – even if your phone has been unplugged from it.  Also, to reduce wear on your phone battery (making it last longer), keep your phone in an area of the house/office where there is good reception. Cellphones use far more battery power if they are constantly searching for signal – reducing battery life, and the time between charges.

 
The changing face of entrepreneurship in SA...
Friday, 22 October 2010 15:29

The idea of entrepreneurship has undergone some sweeping changes in the recent past, and nowhere more so than right here in SA. These are just a few of the reasons for, and outcomes of, people having an entirely different take on going into business for oneself…

Being an entrepreneur is no longer seen as being mad. It’s now socially acceptable, and even aspirational, to be in business for yourself. Look at the number of entrepreneurial publications and shows on TV, compared with 15 years ago. Everybody knows a couple of entrepreneurs, and in general, they sing their praises. The business owners in communities are now the role models, and no longer simply seen as the outcasts trying to ‘stick it to the man’.