Blog entries from: Ideate

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September 30 2014

From Ideate Tue Sep 30 2014, 06:00:50

The language of accounting has not been updated in 500 years -- and, according to Peter Frampton of Color Accounting International, businesses are failing because of it. "The words we use to describe fundamental accounting concepts, like 'income' and 'expense', were used by 15th-century Venetian merchants to describe trade in physical goods like silk and spices," [...] Related posts:

Michael Jackson is Dead. Long Live the King.

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September 29 2014

From Ideate Mon Sep 29 2014, 09:13:51

Nothing worth starting was started in its current state . When Facebook was starting it looked terrible and nothing compared to what it is today. It was not even started in perfect offices. It was started in campus residence with no team,money or any resources that it has today. If Mark Zuckerberg waited to start [...] Related posts:

#START 2: Start With Free Resources

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September 25 2014

From Ideate Thu Sep 25 2014, 06:56:22

Lifting the veil off the digital phenomenon known as Dark Social Media, Dave Duarte headlined the Heavy Chef event in Cape Town at World Wide Creative's brand new event space on 28 August. His official presentation has now been released. Dave's talk challenged marketers to consider the impact that social sharing on "dark" platforms such [...] Related posts:

Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

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September 22 2014

From Ideate Mon Sep 22 2014, 02:36:03

The Starter is someone who starts a meaningful business based on an idea that addresses a real need irrespective of limitations that prevails in their immediate environment. Lufefe Nomjana who started Espinaca Innovations is a true example of a Starter. He identified a need to develop a healthier bread with spinach as a main ingredient [...] Related posts:

#START 2: Start With Free Resources

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September 18 2014

From Ideate Thu Sep 18 2014, 08:40:15

Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC today. South Africa's entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 - 2018 [...] Related posts:

DMMA Latest Report: SA Internet User Base Grew By Over 2m in 12 Months

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September 17 2014

From Ideate Wed Sep 17 2014, 05:57:13

Managing a business profitably is not a lot different from managing your personal finances. There are more similarities than you think. The key to running a successful business is your ability to manage cash flow. Even the best business ideas can fail if capital and revenue are not carefully monitored. Similarly, if you overspend or [...] Related posts:

Five lethal mistakes to avoid in setting up your website

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September 15 2014

From Ideate Mon Sep 15 2014, 10:00:20

An expression often heard in businesses, especially those facing challenges, is that in order to regain financial health, the enterprise will need to re-focus on its 'core business'. Many SME owners who find themselves having to cope with a dozen different tasks a day, probably relate to this, grin ruefully and wish that they could [...] Related posts:

Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

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From Ideate Mon Sep 15 2014, 05:17:30

The process of  STARTing is often held back by the belief that to #START you need what you don't have (money, building or license). Best ideas are never realized due to waiting for the perfect environment and time that will never come. An observation of successful businesses shows that STARTing with Free Resources is key [...] Related posts:

Resources for returning visitors to start up a small business in South Africa

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September 11 2014

From Ideate Thu Sep 11 2014, 10:00:00

Young South Africans may account for less than 20% of marketing budgets, but they remain an important market bringing with them the power to dictate trends, parental purchases, fashion and the popular choice of technology. Youth marketing has taken on a whole new meaning in today's tech-savvy world. Today's marketers are talking 'engagement' not marketing, operating [...] Related posts:

Want To Reach The Mass Market ? Focus Your Digital Spend On Feature Phones

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From Ideate Thu Sep 11 2014, 06:00:04

Entrepreneurs are a rare breed of people who do not just discuss good ideas, but put them into action without the fear of confronting several risks that are associated with starting a business. Even with their courage, enthusiasm and determination, entrepreneurs still need some form of support and inspiration from a spouse, family or friends [...] Related posts:

Business Support Map To Support Entrepreneurs Launched In Cape Town

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