Become a Business Coach with SA Business Coaches

“If you want to build your business and at the same time have a rewarding personal life, you call a coach.” Denver Post The coaching industry has witnessed a groundswell in popularity growth over the last five years. Here are the statistics from Dr Sandra Fielden...

Meet the Entrepreneur 10: Stepping Back

Through history the rebels who overthrow a government and start a new era are very rarely the people who then run the country. Similarly, in business. The energy and thought processes that are required by an entrepreneur to launch and develop a business are...

Meet the Entrepreneur 9: Harnessing Energy

“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” Tony Robbins The one thing that most entrepreneurs do not lack is energy. They seem to be born with an insatiable drive to get things done and to work very extended hours. This is both admirable and...

Meet the entrepreneur 8: Managing emotions

Emotions are what colour our lives. They are the what give experiences meaning and memorability. The one thing that entrepreneurs are renowned for is their passion – and emotion! Entrepreneurs tend to be colourful in both a good and a bad way.  “Success is...

Meet the entrepreneur 7: Measuring performance

“What gets measured, gets done!” The principle is simple: If you can quantify something, you can immediately measure whether progress has been made. We know that entrepreneurs by nature are not the best managers, mainly because they’re ‘action people’ who are driven...

Meet the entrepreneur 6: Communication

Communication has been cited as the biggest problem in South African companies. But surely the smaller the company, the easier the communication? It would make sense that since we all talk to each other daily, that we would know how to communicate, but this is rarely...

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...