Entrepreneurship

04
Apr

CHANGE WITH THE TIMES – Don’t be the next Blockbuster!

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Just wanted to touch on this super-important topic – CHANGE WITH THE TIMES.   Too often, Ill be sat with CEOs of large companies who have been in that position for longer than I have been born! But they just don’t get it – they have to change with the times! I’m constantly explaining to them that they need to be on Snapchat. They need to be on Instagram. But they are like – NO – we will keep sending direct mail shots, which has worked for us for 15 years!   Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. The world […]

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22
Mar

Top 4 Finance Mistakes Small Businesses Make

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As boring a topic as it may be – I see way too many young entrepreneurs overlooking the importance of managing their finances when starting out! So I thought I would share the top 4 mistakes I see people making and explain how you can avoid making the same mistakes… 1) BEING DAZZLED BY THE TOP LINE   Its so easy in todays world to be dazzled by the top lines of your competitors. We see all the time headlines branded around that XYZ company has IPO’d for this amount or Jimmy Spades and Co is now worth 100$m. Its […]

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05
Mar

5 Steps before leaving your Job for Entrepreneurship

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A common question I get is: I want to quit my full time job to pursue my startup – what do I do before taking that leap? Here are my 5 key steps to take before leaving your full time job to become an entrepreneur. 1) Make sure your idea is viable! This should go without saying, but I’ve got to put this one out there! Before you even THINK of leaving the security of your job, make sure you have tested the market. You have worked on your startups every evening/night and weekend, got in your first few clients […]

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17
Feb

How do I manage my time more effectively?!

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A lot of people struggle with the number of hours they have in the day! 1) Prioritise more effectively! Make a list of what actions give you the most bang for your buck and get those done! Creating this list will help you focus on what is important to you growing. 2) Delegate! Many people struggle to delegate as they are worried the job will not get done as well as they would do it. You need to get to the realisation that even if the job is done to 70/80% of how you would have executed it will still […]

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12
Feb

Are YOU working hard enough?

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Ask yourself the question, are you putting in the work?!

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22
Jan

Important advice for all Entrepreneurs

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It never ceases to amaze me the number of entrepreneurs who upon coming up with a great idea, try to make it perfect before launching. This is a failed concept. One must Launch and Iterate. By trying to make your product perfect, not only are you delaying your launch and incurring extra costs – but you are also arrogantly assuming you know exactly what your consumers need/want. By launching a minimum viable product you enable your customers to feedback on what matters to them. You can then go back to the drawing board and iterate your product, knowing that what […]

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19
Oct

Dealing with self-doubt!

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Self doubt! It can be the single reason why many of us do not go on and achieve our potential – whether as an entrepreneur or any other profession.   In this video I share my top 3 tips for how you can best over come this crippling fear.   1) Write down your doubts. Yep, as simple as that. Write them down and you will realise that the majority of them are irrational.   2) Identify Underlying Messages. Every so often you will encounter a doubt that is indicating an underlying message to you. Take heed from this feeling […]

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28
Sep

Why Most Startups FAIL?!

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You’ve decided you want to head out into the startup world and begin nurturing your own business. In this video I outline 3 most common reasons for why 9 in 10 startups fail within the first 12 months!   1) Having an unclear purpose. If you leap into starting your entrepreneurial journey without a clear purpose you are pure and simply going to struggle! You need to identify a shortcoming or opportunity in the market and then decipher how you will eliminate it!   2) Poor cash flow! This is an absolute business-destroyer. If you are unable to manage your […]

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16
Sep

Young Entrepreneur – How to have difficult conversations!

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As a young entrepreneur, it can be easy to avoid having difficult conversations. Mastering this skill can really allow you to overcome hurdles and move your business or ventures forward. In this video I provide my top tips on how to have difficult conversations. Mastering this skill early on will set you up well to achieve your future personal and business goals – regardless of the field or profession you find yourself in! 1) Have the right mindset! Be open minded and focused on coming up with a resolution to the issue at hand. 2) Let the other person talk! […]

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11
Sep

Secret to Networking as an Entrepreneur! Ijaz’s Top 6 Practical Tips

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To become a successful entrepreneur, you need to have the correct mindset; setting your expectations correctly when you start a business will greatly increase your chance of success. Being an entrepreneur demands commitment and dedication — more than most jobs do. The more you become known for your expertise in your business, the more people will seek you out to tap into your expertise, creating more selling and referral opportunities. I share my top 6 tips to help you become a networking wizard!

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