The South African Entrepreneur is a handy guide for those interested in starting their own business, those involved in start-ups, and those already running businesses of their own but who want to expand and grow.
    The book covers a range of relevant subjects, including:

  • What it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • How to move out of the informal sector and start a formal business
  • Practical steps to registering, staffing and running your own business
  • Sound advice abour marketing and branding
  • An overview of the financial aspects, including cost-benefit analysis, invoicing, bookkeeping and taxation
  • How to encourage diversity and deal with conflict
  • Growing your business

Many South African case studies of successful entrepreneurs are included, for both illustrative and inspirational purposes, while a useful list of support bodies (from state orginisations to private enterprises), together with contact details, makes this an invaluable handbook for the South African entrepreneur.

About the author

Businessman Sphetho Siyengo began his entrepreneurial career at the tender age of 6, selling sweets to classmates. After gaining a science degree, working fulltime employment and trying out various entrepreneurial ventures, he returned to university to study part-time for an MBA while simultaneously establishing his own project-management firm. During the ten years he’s been the MD of Buyolo Business Advisory Services, he’s learnt valuable lessons about being an emerging entrepreneur, many of which he’s shared in this book. ‘Anyone can start and run their own business if they put their mind to it,’ he says. ‘Success comes with passion, hard work, dedication and sacrifice. And even failure can have a positive aspect, if the aspiring entrepreneur is prepared to learn from his or her mistakes.’




IN A NUTSHELL
  • Anyone can start and run their own business if they put their mind to it.
  • Success comes with passion, hard work, dedication and sacrifice.
  • And even failure can have a positive aspect, if the aspiring entrepreneur is prepared to learn from his or her mistakes.
  • Entrepreneurs are driven by passion – not just money.
  • Good ideas are just the start; putting them into practice requires hard work and perseverance.
  • The key to financial success is to minimise costs and maximise income.
  • If you fail, pick yourself up and start over again.
  • The entrepreneurial journey is seldom easy. Don’t give up.

DISTRIBUTION CENTRES

Western Cape

Century City
Vuyelwa Mhlauli
Buyolo Business Advisory Services
2 Eaton House, 24 Park Lane, Century City
Phone: 021 525 9003

Cape Town
Reception
Rushaan Toefy Financial Services
Office 1154, 11th Floor, Picbel Parkade, 58 Strand Street,
Phone: 021 421 4870

EduThink
Navine
5 Melomed Office Park, Punters Way, Kenilworth South Africa
Phone: 021 657 1795

Gugulethu
Monwabisi
Lakeside Liquor Store Shop No 7 NY 6 Gugulethu
Phone: 078 394 6426

Khayelitsha
Mzoxolo Kutta
Nkomshish Laundry Services Khayelitsha Training Centre
Phone: 073 012 5559

Bellville
Rebone Masoeu
TNT Hair Salon
68 Van Der Stel Building, Durban Road, Bellville

Brooklyn
Mugabe Hair Salon
257 Koeberg Road, Brooklyn
Phone: 073 133 4913



GAUTENG

Boksburg
Ratile Research
53Avenue, Michelson, Beyerspark, Boksburg
Phone: 086 072 8453

Sandton Zuki
90 Rivonia Road Sandton
Phone: 079 722 7937

Centurion
Retrolex
126 Golf Avenue, Clubview, Centurion
Phone: 012 654 0997

Thembisa
SASOL Garage
163 Andrew Mapheto, Thembisa
Phone: 011n 920 1162

Vaal

Lerato
49B Sedibeng FM Studio Vaalgate Shopping Centre Vanderbijl Park
Phone: 071 486 5402



EASTERN CAPE

East London
Gora
41 Summerwood, Abbotsford
Phone: 083 298 0834

Port Elizabeth
Thando
No 6, 5th Avenue, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth
Phone: 082 968 0175

Queenstown
Whittlesea Namhla
Phone: 084 529 8282


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