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Simplicity at Work

Whatever you are trying to do at work, keeping it simple will make it easier for you to get the support you need. (This is a guest post by Ruth Tearle of Change Designs) Continue reading

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Career Women Redefining Success: On Their Own Terms

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 19-Jan-2012 issue

blonde careerwomanThe workforce is changing. Gone is the stereotypical 1950’s model of male breadwinners having a career, while the wife stays at home, makes babies and does the housework. This old-fashioned framework needs a makeover to make way for today’s working woman and the way she is redefining success. Continue reading


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Starting an internet business in South Africa? Be a copy-cat

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 31-Jan-2013 issue

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Starting and growing an internet business is hard. Even though the barriers to entry are dropping every day, the odds of success are still worryingly low. It is very difficult to predict what the market will like and what it won’t. Is there a way to increase our chances of success? Yes, it’s called the copy-cat strategy. Continue reading


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Is South Africa’s labour law killing entrepreneurship?

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 20-Dec-2012 issue

In a recent talk about entrepreneurship, renowned South African entrepreneur, Herman Mashaba, spoke passionately about our labour laws stifling entrepreneurs in South Africa. As an entrepreneur, this is a subject very close to my heart.  Continue reading