Teenage girls win national entrepreneurship competition

Erin Fredericks (14) and Morgan Pelser (15) walked away with the winning trophy in the national SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) competition that took place in Bloemfontein. These two teenagers presented an innovative business plan to no less than eight judges from different industries and backgrounds from around the country. According to SAGE CEO Dr Thabo Pitse the programme, an initiative of the California State University, has three main aims. Firstly they educate teenagers who participate in the programme about business.  “They follow a strict curriculum and…

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The benefits of learning in business

There is a well-known saying that goes ‘you are never too old to learn’, and that rings nowhere truer than in the business world. The business world is a fast-paced environment where the goal posts are constantly shifted and things can change overnight. Business men and women who are willing to learn and are constantly looking for opportunities to improve their knowledge and hone their business skills, are automatically better equipped to adapt to the changing environments. Of course MBA’s and other tertiary degrees and diplomas are wonderful ways to…

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5 TIPS TO PREVENT A ROBBERY AT YOUR BUSINESS

Bloemsec MD, Stephan Meyer, explains that companies are usually susceptible to robbery at opening and closing times. There is a way to help keep your staff safe and prevent being targeted. He offers the following security advice. 1. Stay alert while opening and closing Many business owners have been robbed or hijacked outside their business properties when opening or locking up for the day. Firstly check that there are no suspicious persons or vehicles waiting near your property before you open. It is best to rather drive past and come…

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