CAN YOU MAKE IT TO 1001 DAYS AND STILL HAVE A LIFE?
Starting a small business means making a lot of personal sacrifices in order to be successful. In the final chapter of our 1001 Days web series, entrepreneurs Nelisiwe Masango and Mariam Jakoet Harris share what they have experienced along their journeys and how they’ve managed to find a work-life balance, while growing their own thriving businesses.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE IT WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
Running a small business means facing different challenges along the way. With the right attitude and approach, you can learn from these experiences and turn them into opportunities for growth. In this second-to-last chapter of our 1001 Days web series, small business owners, Nelisiwe Masango and Mariam Jakoet Harris, share how they have handled things when they’ve gone wrong – and provide tips for entrepreneurs in the same position.
DOES A MENTOR REALLY MATTER?
Aside from being a trusted advisor one can rely on for honest feedback, a mentor can help entrepreneurs see the bigger picture and nurture potential. How do you find the right source of this inspiration? In Chapter 4, Nelisiwe Masango and Mariam Jakoet Harris share a bit more about their personal approaches to seeking guidance from mentors on their small business journeys.
WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT PLANNING
Does an entrepreneur’s success rely on a solid business plan? How closely connected are financial challenges and planning priorities? It’s important to map the future, support growth and identify the milestones you’re working toward. Find out what Nelisiwe Masango from Bear Run Investments and Mariam Jakoet Harris from Cooked Inc. have to say about their approach to planning.
WORKING WITH PEOPLE
As an entrepreneur, working with others is an essential skill to master. Whether you're a partnership, family business or a sole proprietor, growing your company means learning to respect, rely on, and trust employees and colleagues. In Chapter 2, Nelisiwe Masango from Bear Run Investments and Mariam Jakoet Harris from Cooked Inc. share a bit more about their personal plans for working with people and other advice for start-ups who are on the path to building a bigger work force.
CAN ANYONE REALLY BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
What compels one from spotting an opportunity to taking the leap of faith and starting their own business? In Chapter 1, Nelisiwe Masango from Bear Run Investments and Mariam Jakoet Harris from Cooked Inc. share a bit about their respective industries, their motivation for starting and advice for others who are trying to cut it in the South African small business landscape.
SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE
From retail to service-oriented ventures, every start-up is unique. Is your small business properly covered? Santam’s small business insurance offering gives you cover to suit your needs so you can get to day 1001, and beyond.Read more