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Financial technology company Riby yesterday held its inaguaral cooperative conference, tagged Coop 1.0. The event was a meeting point for all sectors of the economy involved in the cooperative ecosystem to come and discuss different ways that the cooperative model could be improved to provide basic life needs like food and shelter. Over 100 cooperative administrators were present at the event, who came out to listen and learn from the event’s wide lineup of speakers....

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Startups, IT and ITES and manufacturing attracted overseas investors’ attention witnessing increased deal activity, contributing to 56 percent of total inbound deal volumes. If business is all about making deals, then Startup India has stood out in the crowd. In the first half of 2018, startups was at the top of the table in terms of making deals, according to a recent half-yearly report titled, “Providing M&A and Private Equity Deal insights”, prepared by Grant...

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By Wesami Oleuchi You’re stylish, passionate, and talented—and you’ve decided you don’t want to work for someone for the rest of your life. You’re going to become an entrepreneur and start your very own clothing line! This journey is undoubtedly going to be challenging and exciting, so you need to get yourself prepared properly.  Here’s the “checklist” for starting your own clothing line, starting right at the very beginning. Do you have the right skills?...

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By Lerato Kekana Not being content with the direction her career was taking led to entrepreneur Ursula Bhengu-Dlamini founding a company to help connect unemployed youths and misplaced graduates with better career prospects.   Bhengu-Dlamini, granddaughter of the late renowned Reverend Nicholas Bhengu, established her company Networx For Career Development in 2005 to give her targeted audience a head start in life.   She started the company from a backyard but today it has a staff...

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By Mbali Sibiya Serial  entrepreneur Yamkela Kiviet, 23, says he is so content with his life that he’s now at a stage where he wants to use his vast entrepreneurial experience to support other young people’s businesses.   Kiviet, who lives in the affluent Johannesburg suburb of Fourways, but is originally from Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape, owns a string of upmarket restaurants, runs a private college and a student accommodation business, is a stock...

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By Asanda Mtili The most lucrative sales conversations are useless if you show up for them armed with the wrong questions. Ineffective sales questions come in many forms. “Have you seen our latest set of features?” will immediately make your potential buyer feel like a hostage. A vague question will put them on the spot – especially if said question is so surface level they can’t answer it right away. “What are you looking for...

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It’s essential for every business to have a clear purpose. One that you can easily communicate and everyone can get on board with. A strong, clear purpose will help you: Define your target audience. Attract staff and partners who believe in what you do Maintain focus on core areas Create synergy within your business, with each task reinforcing  other tasks Keep your business moving forward   Below are three entrepreneurs who are putting forward their...

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By Baradi Moletsane  A media release is a document with information you want the media to know about your business and use. Basically, it’s a way to get the media to cover a story you would like to tell. Alternatively, you might put out a media release if you need to counter bad publicity. Journalists, editors and media houses might receive scores of press releases every day, so you need to ensure that yours is...

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