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Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa

Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa June 2018

Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa is an award-winning publication that offers easy to implement, powerful tactics, new ideas, expert advice and inspirational stories about entrepreneurs who are taking their businesses to the next level.

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South Africa
Entrepreneur Media S.A. Pty Ltd
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R 32,99

in this issue

1 min
psychology of success

1. Input equals your output. Hard work alone won’t determine your success, but this is something that is very much within your control. Develop strong self-discipline and you will place yourself on the path to success. 2. Not everyone has formal training in business. I didn’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn. Read as many books as you can. Attend seminars. Develop yourself — but remember there’s no one ‘right’ way to do business. I always look to Leon Shuster and remember that he didn’t attend a proper drama school. He didn’t know the rules, which gave him the space to develop his own brand of comedy. 3. Success is a team sport. I truly believe that no one can be successful or sustainable unless other people are successful from what…

5 min
how to work 10 hours less each week

“The key to increasing profits is to convert unprofitable interactions into profitable ones.” JOHN D ROCKEFELLER, a man who commanded incredible amounts of money, once said: “Those who have leisure time to spend pursuing their passions and dreams experience the real wealth in life.” Knowing how to spend time is a more valuable skill than knowing how to make, manage, invest and spend money. It’s wise for entrepreneurs who want to be truly successful to master the use of their precious and irreplaceable time. What I have found most interesting is that those who know how to manage, budget and save time — rather than letting it manage them — will always find it easier to make money. Learning how to lop ten hours off a typical work week without sacrificing any income…

5 min
personal brand or business brand: which is more important?

If you’re like me, then you love reading online articles, opinion pieces and general books on the topics that you find interesting. It’s one of the ways that you can ensure that you keep your interest piqued and stay abreast of what’s going on in your industry. One of the topics that gets me thinking has always been the concept of branding. It’s why I studied an undergraduate degree in marketing and I completed honours in brand management at Vega, the Brand Leadership School. I’ve always been curious to find out more. But one aspect of branding that hasn’t been given enough thought I believe is the relationship between the brand and the CEO of that brand. Who should be more prominent? It’s a straightforward question: Should the brand of the CEO…

3 min
why smart people don’t multi-task

You may have heard that multi-tasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multi-task you aren’t just harming your performance in the moment; you may very well be damaging an area of your brain that’s critical to your future success at work. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multi-tasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time. A SPECIAL SKILL? But what if some people have a special gift for multi-tasking? The Stanford researchers compared groups…

15 min
no such thing as can’t

PLAYER: Jacqui van der Riet COMPANY: UDM International EMPLOYEES: 350 LAUNCHED: 1994 TURNOVER: R230 million VISIT: www.udm.co.za When the founders of a recently-launched direct marketing company walked into the offices of UDM in 2000, all that greeted them was the anticipation of success. Jacqui van der Riet exuded confidence and energy. She knew that they were the company to help this dynamic group of people launch and grow their sales. She’d done her research, written scripts and had her team prepped. They were selling educational policies for children and everyone was excited. That first day, sitting with her new potential clients in the one small meeting room UDM had, Jacqui instructed her team to walk in and make a mark on the whiteboard each time they closed a deal. Within an hour they’d already come in seven times.…

4 min
the science of start-up success

PLAYER: George Diab COMPANY: NeuroLeadership Institute POSITION: Head of Solutions Delivery When business is booming we often neglect sales and cash flow management and begin to believe that we are invincible. We stop selling as aggressively as before and our spending patterns become irrational. Nothing refocuses your attention like worrying about how to pay your rent. NO TWO ENTREPRENEURSHIP journeys are the same, but George Diab believes it’s rarely a career path, but a calling. “From a young age, I have always been involved in various ventures, partly because of the excitement of putting deals together but mostly because I love helping people and creating things,” says the co-founder of Tailor Me, a business which sells bespoke tailored suits, and Head of Solutions Delivery at the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI). “It’s a beautiful feeling to…