Business Me Young – ‘Dear parents, please invite your kids’ – 1 May 2019

DEAR PARENTS: Provide an opportunity for your kids to learn entrepreneurship through BUSINESS ME YOUNG half-day workshop, on 1 May 2019 (Workers Day Public Holiday).

For your kids to navigate and thrive in today’s future, they need entrepreneurship taught to them by entrepreneurs.

DEAR YOUTH: Ask your parents to get you a ticket to BMY. There is no other time than at BUSINESS ME YOUNG to learn entrepreneurship.

The Business Me Young workshop has been presented to hundreds of satisfied young people in Gauteng and Limpopo.

The workshop is created and presented by entrepreneur and author of Township Biz Fastrack and Forget the Business Plan Use this Short Model, Tiisetso Maloma.

This half-day workshop is designed for people as young as 16 years old. There is no restriction on age.

Young people know they have brilliant and unique business ideas. Unfortunately, they are not taught appropriate entrepreneurship skills in schools.

BUSINESS ME YOUNG has been created with real world innovative businesses such as clothing, technology, music and events.

Afterwards learners can tackle any business idea.

PART 1 entails learning entrepreneurship through real-world fun stories.

PART 2 teaches the learners how to create a Business Model with the very SIMPLE EBC Business Model. The EBC Model has six components, which are: (a) creating innovative and buyable products; (b) marketing those products through effective ways; (c) distributing the products to customers effectively and efficiently; (d) starting with little funds, managing the funds and growing the business; (e) deciding effectively and becoming happy; and (f) dealing with failure, learning and trying again relentlessly.

The workshop will leave learners knowing how to start a business venture innovatively and with almost no funds.

Learners will learn how to become creative, execute business ideas, project manage, network, and many other critical skills.


Tiisetso Maloma is an entrepreneur and author of five business books: The Anxious Entrepreneur, Forget the Business Plan Use this Short Model, Township Biz Fastrack, Township Biz Adjacent and Tales of an African Entrepreneur.

He is a versed writer, speaker and expert on entrepreneurship, creativity, millennial business development and development economics. He’s written for Huffington Post, Biz Community, Under 30 CEO (USA), Destiny Man, How We Made It in Africa, Business Report, NSBC and many others. He has featured on platforms such as The Creative Life Podcast (UK), Creative Warriors Podcast (USA), CNBC Africa, Power FM, SAFM and many others.

He has started ventures in clothing, publishing, tech and entertainment. Some of the ventures he founded are, Startup Picnic, eKhayaMoji and formerly gabble heights Clothing. As an entrepreneurship activist, he’s worked with organisations such as Standard Bank, The Innovation Hub, The Hope Factory and Ndalo Media.


— Duration: 9 AM to 2 PM

— R999. Includes lunch, and R350 worth of books (Township Biz Fastrack and Forget the Business Plan Use this Short Model).

— Ticket link

— The workshop is held at an accessible hotel in Sandton-Johannesburg.


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“Writing a book is not an easy task for even the most seasoned writers. Tiisetso Maloma has written four! Four books written with heart, experience and invaluable knowledge from the journey of entrepreneurship. The best part about Tiisetso as an author and speaker is his honesty, ability to connect with an audience and share experiences many youth and business people can draw from. Tiisetso is inspirational, confident yet humble and knowledgeable. The best part about working with Tiisetso is his commitment, professionalism, and engaging personality. Tiisetso is a treasurer in the field of entrepreneurship in South Africa!” Nthabeleng Mmako, Unisa – Section Head: Entrepreneurship.


“Having Tiisetso Maloma speak at the 7th annual Anglo American ESD Conference was an insightful delve into entrepreneurship for delegates. He was able to get his philosophies and theories across very pragmatically and this massively assisted us in having truly valuable final outputs. At the same time the delegates learnt to look at entrepreneurship from a new vantage point. Anyone having an entrepreneurship event should look to have Tiisetso speak – it is highly valuable” Sizwe Zim, Content Director – Enterprise & Supplier Development Conference


“Tiisetso is a phenomenal public speaker. He can draw from a deep sea of authentic own experiences and vividly synthesize adequately for his audience. I heard him successfully addressing a group of young unemployed South Africans to motivate them starting their first own business.” Maximilian Matschke, German management consultant and researcher on youth employment


“Thank you once again for the workshop. All in all it was a success. The knowledge you imparted onto me is already being implemented in my life and my business. I’ll forever be grateful. The message and the knowledge you showed was wonderful, definitely showcasing the experience you have in the industry.” Swesha Machere,


“The session was greatly beneficial Sir, it highlighted some of the critical mistakes we make as amateur entrepreneurs?, and gave insight on how we can start with the little we have.Thank you, looking forward to future events.” Tokelo Hlagala