Jamie Odgers – Drive and Ambition

In every business book I have read, drive and ambition have been the key character traits amongst those who become great. The people who are driven and ambitious stand out from a young age – people like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos (created Amazon). Someone like...

New businesses don’t need capital

Business startup capital The biggest misconception about business, is that to start a business you need capital. It is something I actively fight – you build a business based on what you can afford. When I originally started my first business, I had R100, all I...

Creating a 6 month strategy

June is the perfect time to stop and assess and create a 6 month strategy Firstly, you need to take your plans out and take note of what you have achieved. Questions that should be asked are: did you hit your six month milestone did you manage to pull off what you...

Growth in Africa – 10 African cities

Growth in Africa. Economic growth is robust and foreign investment is growing.  Its expanding urban middle classes are creating an internal market of global scale. The continent is actively harnessing its natural resources, but Africa is not just about the commodities...

Business startup – I used my running shoes

I am concerned when I hear of entrepreneurs who put a business startup plan together and then approach a bank for a large loan. It’s the mindset that worries me . . . . • This approach places a gatekeeper on your plans that you have little control over. • This loan...