From zero capital in a suburban garage, to a half billion rand turnover, Aptronics has gone from a small one man show to 220 full-time employees across the country. Gareth speaks to Appie Pema, the Founder and CEO of Aptronics, in this StartUp CEO Tuesday episode about the lessons he has learned while growing his
What are some of the risks associated with starting your own business? How does one best approach growth and growth funding? How do you deal with difficult times on your entrepreneurial journey? These are just some of the questions we asked our StartUp CEO, Danny Nochumsohn – Founder and Chief Executive of DailyHomes.co.za This is
When do I quit my day job to start running my company full time? It’s one of the biggest questions any new business owner faces, and the answer is different for everyone. But according to a new study published in The Academy of Management Journal, if you jump ship too early, you could be setting
Our lives are awash in goals. But in an era when setting and abandoning goals seems more popular than Facebook and Twitter combined, how do we know what kinds of goals actually help us feel better and accomplish something? Put another way, should you: a) try to eat dinner together as a family five times
Is starting a business truly riskier than working for someone else? Don’t believe everything you read. Or hear time and again, even from really smart people. That goes double for some of the business “truths” we’ve all heard manytimes. Just ask Lloyd Shefsky, professor at the Kellogg School of Management, and author of Invent Reinvent
Q: Are there any quick ways to succeed in business without spending a huge amount of money on marketing? — Geraldo Kandonga Fillipus, Geraldo Financial Solutions, Namibia Unfortunately there’s no shortcut or magic recipe to success — or if there is, I haven’t found it yet. Creating a successful and profitable business takes time, since you
Whether you have a new idea, innovation, or change effort, you’ll need to overcome people’s anxieties. The key? Understanding psychology. One of the biggest challenges of innovation and leading change is presenting ideas in a way that overcomes people’s anxieties and resistance to change. As I’ve argued before, a good idea is not enough. If
This year you may have attended a graduation party or two or even have recently had one of your own. Earning a degree is something that should be celebrated. But unless you are looking for certain technical skills, college is not always the best place for entrepreneurs. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t attend college.