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GoMetro: South African Startup Wins African Investment Battle

by on 01/10/14 at 2:12 am | No comments


GoMetro: South African Startup Wins African Investment Battle

BiD Network hosted this year’s Regional Final of Africa of Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle. Entrepreneurs, investors and experts from all over Africa and beyond came together on the 18th of September in Kigali, Rwanda, to be part of the event. Ten promising African entrepreneurs were selected by BiD Network to compete against [...]

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Accounting Is Dead, Long Live Accounting

by on 30/09/14 at 12:00 pm | No comments


Accounting Is Dead, Long Live Accounting

The language of accounting has not been updated in 500 years — and, according to Peter Frampton of Color Accounting International, businesses are failing because of it. “The words we use to describe fundamental accounting concepts, like ‘income’ and ‘expense’, were used by 15th-century Venetian merchants to describe trade in physical goods like silk and spices,” [...]

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#START With Imperfect

by on 29/09/14 at 3:13 pm | No comments


#START With Imperfect

Nothing worth starting was started in its current state . When Facebook was starting it looked terrible and nothing compared to what it is today. It was not even started in perfect offices. It was started in campus residence with no team,money or any resources that it has today. If Mark Zuckerberg waited to start [...]

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Dave Duarte Sheds Light On Dark Social Media At Heavy Chef: View The Presentation

by on 25/09/14 at 12:56 pm | No comments


Dave Duarte Sheds Light On Dark Social Media At Heavy Chef: View The Presentation

Lifting the veil off the digital phenomenon known as Dark Social Media, Dave Duarte headlined the Heavy Chef event in Cape Town at World Wide Creative’s brand new event space on 28 August. His official presentation has now been released. Dave’s talk challenged marketers to consider the impact that social sharing on “dark” platforms such [...]

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START 3: The Starter

by on 22/09/14 at 8:36 am | No comments


START 3: The Starter

The Starter is someone who starts a meaningful business based on an idea that addresses a real need irrespective of limitations that prevails in their immediate environment. Lufefe Nomjana who started Espinaca Innovations is a true example of a Starter. He identified a need to develop a healthier bread with spinach as a main ingredient [...]

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Internet To Boost African Economy In The Next 5 Years :PWC Report

by on 18/09/14 at 2:40 pm | No comments


Internet To Boost African Economy In The Next 5 Years :PWC Report

Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC today. South Africa’s entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 – 2018 [...]

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Business Mistakes Every Business Person Should Avoid

by on 17/09/14 at 11:57 am | No comments


Business Mistakes Every Business Person Should Avoid

Managing a business profitably is not a lot different from managing your personal finances. There are more similarities than you think. The key to running a successful business is your ability to manage cash flow. Even the best business ideas can fail if capital and revenue are not carefully monitored. Similarly, if you overspend or [...]

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Outsourcing For Small Business: One Size Does Not Fit All

by on 15/09/14 at 4:00 pm | No comments


Outsourcing For Small Business: One Size Does Not Fit All

An expression often heard in businesses, especially those facing challenges, is that in order to regain financial health, the enterprise will need to re-focus on its ‘core business’. Many SME owners who find themselves having to cope with a dozen different tasks a day, probably relate to this, grin ruefully and wish that they could [...]

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#START 2: Start With Free Resources

by on 15/09/14 at 11:17 am | No comments


#START 2: Start With Free Resources

The process of  STARTing is often held back by the belief that to #START you need what you don’t have (money, building or license). Best ideas are never realized due to waiting for the perfect environment and time that will never come. An observation of successful businesses shows that STARTing with Free Resources is key [...]

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