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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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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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27
Jan

DUBAI EXPO VLOG 6 – End of Expo!

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Latest update! Expo comes to an end… Stay tuned for the last vlog, day of activities!  

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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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02
Sep

Your First Million: 4 Hurdles stopping you from reaching it!

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At the age of 23, I’ve been lucky enough to start off my fair share of start-ups since the age of 15.   In this video, I go into the 4 major hurdles which are stopping you from reaching your first million!   1) Launch and Iterate! It never ceases to amaze me the number of start-ups that try to build the perfect product or service without testing to see if their market exists!   2) Plan Thoroughly — know what the goal of your business is — what is it that you want to achieve!?   3) Delegate Effectively. […]

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26
Aug

3 signs you are ready to startup!

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My top 3 signs that you are ready to start on your entrepreneurial journey:   1) Be ready to take a leap of faith. Understand that there is no better time to start than today. There will never be a perfect moment for you to start. Launch your product or service and allow your target audience to help you iterate it to what they require!   2) Have a financial plan to stay afloat. Make sure you take into account your personal circumstances before deciding to start up. Cash flow will be tough for a while at the beginning so […]

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