Meet the entrepreneur 5: Favouritism in small businesses

“It’s not what you know, but who you know” Nepotism and favouritism are significant issues in most small companies. These seem to be accentuated in the entrepreneurial sphere, where either family and friends are employed because the entrepreneur knows and trusts them,...

Meet the entrepreneur 4: Accountability

Accountability is something that tends to come naturally to the entrepreneur in his or her own business. However, to implement a culture of accountability is not so easy. The main reason is because the entrepreneur owns and runs the business – everything is his...

The five habits of successful people

They say that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, and just two days of not doing something for a habit to be lost. That sounds like quite a bit of hard work! The truth is though that there are certain habits that are worth forming, and worth working on, because the...

Meet the entrepreneur 3: Delegation

Passion and drive are key characteristics that enthuse the entrepreneur. Usually the business owner starts off by themselves, or with a partner, taking care of every aspect of the business – from marketing to tea making, from finance to floor sweeping. This is...

Meet the entrepreneur 2: The need for processes

In order to start a business there needs to be a spark of creativity. An innovator, maverick or unique thinker who has the capacity to see things in a way that others just don’t. This talent is rare and admired. This is the entrepreneur. One of the greatest issues...