When Sabine Hulsman saw children of friends glued to the TV watching Teletubbies she immediately realised this could be business. The Dutch had just started a company organising the […]
Gain market share on a modest budget
Dawn Wing, a South African courier company active in over 40 countries, managed to capture the market from bigger players within 18 months.
Initially, it […]
Get a venture capitalist on board
You are a business owner who starts from zero or wishes to expand her existing business and has no family or friends with excess cash on hand. What to do? Banks? Forget […]
Networking: Make the first move
Networking is an effective business strategy.Deliah Soares, a young independent consultant from Brazil, often walks up to the President of the organising committee after a […]
How to avoid dumb-sizing!
It was an American marketer from Silicon Valley who first coined the phrase ‘avoid the bozo* explosion’. He meant to say that if you hire one clueless manager in your company, you […]
Fretting and mulling
In a recent South African survey, CEO’s were asked what keeps them awake at night. None of them came up with anything related to work. All fretted about issues with crime. The safety […]
Youth rocking business
Stories of guys and girls who start a company whilst still in university are mind blowing. Take the Hungarian born Tom Szaky . At the age of 19 he noticed that the excrement of worms […]