Despite the online world we presently live in, face-time is still as powerful as when the concept was first introduced to the business world.
To expand your network, you need to join industry bodies and attend all the networking events you can.
It’s really not that scary. And organisations such as Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator are there to hold your hand through the process when you’re ready to take the plunge.
Working with competitors to bring awareness to shopping in your town with people who live there can be lucrative for everyone.
South Africa presents massive opportunities for entrepreneurs, and significant support and funding is now available for start-ups and SMEs ready to move to the next phase in their businesses.
To stay competitive, you need to give them compelling reasons to come into your store.
“South Africa is a land of opportunity – you can literally start a business from home,” said Kerr.” And it’s one of the few remaining countries where hard work actually counts for something.”
Business growth is not possible without people, processes and capital; all three must be pre-planned, nurtured and applied according your business’s growth rate.
South Africa needs more entrepreneurs – especially those who start up, establish and grow small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The success of the programme lies in helping independent entrepreneurs remain independent but even more successful, with a range of trading and financial assistance.