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Own the challenge

There will be a number of challenges on the business growth journey. Taking ownership of the failures and challenges is a requirement for an entrepreneur if he or she is to overcome them. If an entrepreneur blames others for failures, he or she will not get onto the...

There is always competition

Perhaps the biggest fallacy when inventing a new product is believing that there are no competing products. There are always competing products, some are direct competitors, while others are substitutes. It is important to be customer centric and ensure that you are...

Customer centricity

Inventors are by nature technically minded people. They like to invent useful things that no one else has done before. They mistakenly presume that because their invention is useful, it is desirable by the market. That is often where things go wrong in a start-up. The...

The entrepreneurial personality

Entrepreneurs are people who choose to go against the odds. They see opportunities where others see risk. As a result, they end up having a high level of conviction on what they want done and how they want it done. As the years go on, the staff numbers grow and so do...

How to access funding

The thought of raising investor funding can be daunting. Where do you start? Step one – Don’t panic, it’s not as bad as you think While raising investor funding has many requirements, most of which are spelt out in jargon that only they  understand, it is usually...