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It is said that success is no accident, and for entrepreneurs who plot the right destination and navigate their “seas” strategically, victory is sealed. 

Starting as an entrepreneur can be scary at first, especially if you're unsure about the necessary steps to take. To help you navigate the path to success, there are a few essential tips you can use as you start your entrepreneurship journey. 

Research overwhelmingly shows that founding a new enterprise is more challenging for women than men, despite women owning 48% of South African construction businesses, women still struggled to be taken seriously.

Entrepreneurs make big ideas turn into reality. There are various types of entrepreneurs, and each type tends to make their own decisions depending on their personalities, skills, and environment. But, they all contribute to the economy and create jobs.

Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur is not without risks, but the rewards can be significant. Entrepreneurship is the process of creating, developing, and running a business venture in order to make a profit.

Although starting your own business can be risky, but it can also be rewarding if successful. Luckily, there are various initiatives that provide skills training and assistance to South Africa's budding entrepreneurs. 

It seems like every account of a successful startup features the same descriptions. Working endless hours, weekends, late nights and never taking any time off. You may believe this is the best way to run a business, but it's not.

Starting a business is a big decision and it isn not always smooth sailing. Leon Smalberger shares the truth about starting a business and looks at the good, the bad and the ugly.

The youth unemployment rate in South Africa reached its peak in 2021, with more than 60% of the country’s youth aged 15 to 24 being without employment during this period. A seasoned media mogul has continued to promote youth entrepreneurship irrespective of the country being faced with the ripple effects that came with the Covid-19 pandemic.


An entrepreneur can be defined as an individual who wants to start their own business venture. An entrepreneur is not like a business owner, it is someone who is innovative and develops a new product, service or idea.

Careers Portal had the pleasure of catching up with founder of DigsConnect, Alexandria Procter. She shared her top 5 tips for entrepreneurs who need a little push to get started. 

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the rate of unemployment among youth stood at a staggering 66.5%. It is widely believed that entrepreneurship is key to improving the lives of youth.  


In the first quarter of 2022, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) revealed that the unemployment rate increased to 63.9% for people aged 15-24 years old. On the other hand, unemployment stood at 42.1% for the 25-34 age group, prompting government to find ways to combat youth unemployment. 


The launch of a brand new skills training centre in Kwa-Mhlanga, Mpumalanga represents a beacon of hope for young people in the province. This could allow them to develop critical skills that could improve their lives.


Jobless numbers in South Africa are at an all-time-high with the unemployment rate recently hitting a new record of 35.3%.


If you know your corporate jargon, you’ve probably heard the term “Price Leadership”. But this article is not about a dominant company that determines the price of a product or service, but more about the “cost” leadership comes at.

The Department of Small Business Development has recently launched the Youth Challenge fund.

The Mindspa Institute has been presenting the course “Business Skills for South African Women” since 2008, and throughout the years the following really stood out:

Starting a business and keeping it going can be a bit tricky, especially when you're doing it by yourself. Dr Antje Hargarter, head of Stadio School of Commerce, shares 3 business tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs. 

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world. In the GEM National Entrepreneurship Context Index (the NECI Index), South Africa ranks 49th out of 54 countries, ahead of only Croatia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Iran.




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