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The booklet is released free in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013, written by myself and SpazaNews.co.za, with the assistance of Afri Biz Culture, a Gauteng based entrepreneurship propeller organization.
- Insights into development and growth models for township based businesses.
- Powerful principles which township business has carried for years, but some haven’t applied consistently in the long term to their detriment.
- The one principle is “bootstrapping,” which by example is: Starting off by selling one or two strategic and/or passion products, e.g. atchar, to then reinvesting the proceeds on expansion.
- Thus practical learning happens with minimum risk in capital investment.
- The other principle is “validation.” So many businesses which started off selling few items have grown on the strength of customer advice – what to stock further.
- The booklet also includes interviews with notable township business owners, whom give strategic survival tactics.
- Extensive marketing tactics for township businesses.
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“Township business is in great shape and is ready for learning, to blossom further”. This said in the new booklet titled, Township Biz Fastrack, which gives insights into development and growth models for township based businesses.
The booklet will be shared free during and in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from 18 – 24 November 2013, by Afri Biz Culture - a Johannesburg based entrepreneur propeller organization.
It focuses on strong principles which most township businesses have used to start-up, but haven’t wholly adhered to in the long run to their detriment. Therefore haven’t grown and sustained themselves amidst heavy competition and ever-changing societal dynamics.
It is co-authored by SpazaNews and Tiisetso Maloma
This is an extract from this article here
Wikipedia says: “A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value (economic, social, cultural, or other forms of value).”
Therefore a business model is primary for entrepreneurs to understand. As it’s the magic of creating and/or innovating value in products, turning revenue (profit) on the value and growing your venture.
Think the TV series Breaking The Magicians Code, the business model is the trick (not actual magic) which the magician devices, hoping it will give people transcending entertainment. I guess a good magician comes up with new tricks or innovatively recycles.
Us the audience, see the trick in its final form, now as magic (oh such joy and intrigue
Networking is supposed t be a maneuver wherein one links with people in one way or another; with the intention of deriving or attracting future value, through putting out information which might benefit them-people, even if you don’t directly gain. This is hard for me to explain, but I trust you get the gist of what networking is.
I’m becoming less of a terrible networker. Maybe it’s because I know how I add value to processes, businesses or people. So when you ask me what I do, I just shout how I help out where I help out.
At The Hookup Dinner a while ago (it’s a networking event for entrepreneurs ok), I heard the networking queen (Helen Nicholson) say, when you tell people of what you do, say something like: I specialize in helping businesses achieve one two three. Not her exact words, but you catch my drift. This way of explaining exudes trust, and is welcoming, and leaves room for further conversation.
This is something perhaps a lot us of do unaware. We tarnish the value we possibly possess/portray, or chances of attaining any value.