Blog entries from: Ideate

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October 22 2014

From Ideate Wed Oct 22 2014, 08:44:34

No matter how big or small your business, it needs to stand out from the competition. Building a brand that gives people an idea of what your company does and what it stands for can be enough to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Small business owners who understand branding, and how it defines a [...]

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October 21 2014

From Ideate Tue Oct 21 2014, 04:44:17

On 10 October 2014, a flurry of start-up entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders flocked to the Cape Town International Convention Centre to attend the SiMODiSA Start-Up South Africa Conference.The conference focused on addressing some of the pivotal issues around entrepreneurship including funding, the role of government and the global ecosystem, but it was the [...]

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October 20 2014

From Ideate Mon Oct 20 2014, 10:22:02

The view that South Africa is the toughest place to be a #STARTup ,has led some to wonder, what can be done to make it a #START-Up nation. There are numerous interventions required to make South Africa a START up nation. For now I would like to highlight just one. In my humble opinion the education [...]

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October 14 2014

From Ideate Tue Oct 14 2014, 05:15:06

World Wide Creative's practical learning platform, Heavy Chef is set to host the CEO of Ad Dynamo, Sean Riley in Johannesburg on 22 October 2014. As Twitter's exclusive advertising partner in South Africa, Ad Dynamo has opened up doorways of opportunity for brands to take advantage of this platform's extensive ad offering. Headlining a session entitled, [...] Related posts:

Heavy Chef To Host Gareth Cliff

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October 13 2014

From Ideate Mon Oct 13 2014, 04:33:29

On Friday last week, 10 October 2014 I attended what I consider to be one of the biggest START UP Conference in South Africa if not Africa. Everyone in the startup scene was there, from Vinny Lingham, Michael Jordaan, Lebo Gunguluza and the rest were there to share their views and insights on what can [...]

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From Ideate Mon Oct 13 2014, 02:55:22

On Friday last week, 10 October 2014 I attended what I consider to be one of the biggest START UP Conference in South Africa if not Africa. Everyone in the startup scene was there, from Vinny Lingham, Michael Jordaan, Lebo Gunguluza and the rest were there to share their views and insights on what can [...] Related posts:

South Africa Is The Toughest Place To Be An Entrepreneur: Canadian Investor's View

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October 9 2014

From Ideate Thu Oct 9 2014, 10:00:54

Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams, who hosted Digital Day in partnership with Mxit in Pretoria on Wednesday, said: "Most importantly as brand ambassadors, we have the responsibility to ensure that we build an information society. We believe that the country can move forward only when the citizens are informed. "If you want people to be innovative, if [...] Related posts:

Mxit Launches Preferred Developer Program

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October 8 2014

From Ideate Wed Oct 8 2014, 06:54:51

The South African Breweries (SAB) has launched a national retailer business training programme aimed at improving tavern owners' business skills and educating them on how to run a profitable and sustainable business in a socially responsible manner. The Customer Business Development Programme (CBD), targeting approximately 4 200 tavern owners across South Africa, seeks to build [...] Related posts:

New Management Training Programme For Managers

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October 7 2014

From Ideate Tue Oct 7 2014, 06:11:30

It's no secret that it's a tough market out there and things are not getting any easier. Culture is moving at an ever increasing rate. Consumers are cynical, tired of being sold to. The marketplace isn't getting bigger yet competitors continue to flood the market. Meaningful differentiation and true innovation is increasingly hard to unlock. The [...] Related posts:

How Cool Brands Stay Hot - Marketing Book of The Year 2011

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October 6 2014

From Ideate Mon Oct 6 2014, 07:54:29

Very few people will start something that has never existed before. Naturally if you start something chances are someone elsewhere has already done it. The trick however is to start something unique. To start something unique you do not necessarily need to create something that has never existed before. It means taking something that is [...] Related posts:

Buying A Business May Be Better Than Starting A Business

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