Blog entries from: Ideate

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December 2 2014

From Ideate Tue Dec 2 2014, 04:56:50

Digital learning initiative, Heavy Chef is set to host an event in February 2015, featuring media lawyer and speaker Emma Sadleir who will be presenting on social media ethics - the pitfalls, the risks and the opportunities that exist for individuals and brands. As one of the top commentators on the headline-making Oscar Pistorius trial [...]

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November 28 2014

From Ideate Fri Nov 28 2014, 03:36:53

Some of you (especially the younger readers) may recognise the words to the heading of this article, it refers to a song by Drake. It goes "Started from the bottom now I'm here, started from the bottom now my whole team's here". My view is that he makes quite a profound statement with this song, [...]

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November 27 2014

From Ideate Thu Nov 27 2014, 03:13:07

Entrepreneurs who don't understand basic accounting concepts are setting themselves up for unnecessary stress and failure, says Peter Frampton of Color Accounting International; but, he adds, the good news is that everyone can learn the basic skills they need. "Business owners often tell us they're slightly intimidated when meeting their accountants," says Frampton. "They end [...]

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November 25 2014

From Ideate Tue Nov 25 2014, 03:33:23

There was once a period when it was possible to work for a single company for the rest of your career life. This period I call it "Job For Life Era". This life started just after  leaving varsity and ended with your retirement. Those were the days when the big  company took care of its [...]

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November 20 2014

From Ideate Thu Nov 20 2014, 09:04:20

GoMetro team just won the MEF 2014 award for Innovation in a Growth Market in San Francisco! A Global recognition for a South African startup. MEF is the global trade association for companies wishing to monetize their products & services via mobile. Headquartered in London with operational chapters and offices in Asia, EMEA, Latin America, [...]

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From Ideate Thu Nov 20 2014, 04:00:56

20 years ago, if you wanted to START a business you had to invest in property or equipment which required a huge startup capital. Thanks to the internet nowadays you can start a business with almost nothing. The internet is making it possible for someone with an idea and the will to make it a [...]

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November 13 2014

From Ideate Thu Nov 13 2014, 08:41:28

Creating ecosystems in South African townships has been the buzzwords in entrepreneurship. With so much trade taking place in the townships; formalising it would mean the growth of the whole country's economy. Creating and shaping the township economy is the key discussion at the Ekasi Business Conference currently in session and continuing tomorrow (14 November [...]

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November 11 2014

From Ideate Tue Nov 11 2014, 03:45:09

On November 17, 1993, Herman Mashaba's 'Black Like Me' factory in Mabopane was burned to the ground by arsonists. It seemed that in a matter of an hour the heart had been ripped out of a company that at the time employed 120 people and was South Africa's leading supplier of beauty products for the [...]

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November 4 2014

From Ideate Tue Nov 4 2014, 23:09:55

In an attempt to help lecturers with their assessment difficulties; EdgeCampus was born in 2012. Since then the company's flagship product, Qurio assisted educators to ask questions and get instant responses. Qurio added an element of simplicity to their lives and the ways in which they had previously done things that involved asking questions. It [...]

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From Ideate Tue Nov 4 2014, 07:24:40

The biggest challenge for South Africans right now is to solve the problems that are afflicting the country - issues like poverty, inequality, unemployment and the lack of skills. This was the opinion of former finance minister Trevor Manuel in a rare appearance at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) as part of [...]

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