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Entrepreneurship vs a Corporate Job: What Should You Select?

It is incorrect to conclude that pursuing Entrepreneurship is better or worse than pursuing a role of a senior corporate executive. Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. However, not every successful entrepreneur has the skill set to thrive in a corporate environment. Life as an entrepreneur, especially during the early stages of a business, is very challenging. There is an element of uncertainty and risk that one will not face when he/she signs up for a stable job with a large corporate. Further, the perks at the office and the lifestyle are typically not as extravagant. There are various reasons why people choose to pursue the path of entrepreneurship. Solving a problem/Addressing a need - The root of entrepreneurship is often based in solving a particular problem. For many entrepreneurs, ideas are driven by real life problems that they have faced. A prime example for this can be Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, founders of Airbnb. The need for a pocket-friendly accommodation other t…

Entrepreneurship fund launched in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe National Co-operative Federation (ZNCF) Small and Medium Enterprises has launched an entrepreneurship fund to help small business owners boost their businesses. The launch of the fund, called the Federation Investment Entrepreneurship Fund (FIEF), is aimed at creating opportunities for entrepreneurs who lack finances to start or boost their projects. ZNCF SMEs President, Mr Mike Duru said the fund seeks to help business people secure funding for their projects. “We are responding to the President’s mantra that Zimbabwe is open for business, so we have targeted those in business. However, the most difficult part is where to get the funding. Yes they have skills they have been in business for a long time but they are not able to upscale their businesses,” he said. “What we have come in to do is to give them that window where they are going to access funding to upscale their businesses. We need everyone to be able to bring back something home. We need people to move away from povert…

How to set up a profitable business in 21st century

The subtitle to the new bible for holacrats, written by Brian Robertson, pretty much summarises the concept; “the revolutionary management system that abolishes hierarchy”. Put very simply, in a holacracy, tasks are performed by self-governing and interlinking teams, without reference to line managers and executives. Zappos’ adoption of the approach has stimulated a lot of discussion. Is such a radical move simply faddish, off-the-planet silliness, or are we entering a new era of extreme autonomy for staff? It’s a debate, however, that misses much of the point. 
The rise of changemaker organisationsThe question is not whether holacracy is too radical but whether it is radical enough. Robertson wants to empower staff to generate change without needing to get permission to do so. But this principle of empowerment is increasingly being applied across the whole gamut of organisational relationships, not just the employer-employee link. Some of the most successful organisations now work with…

3 Best piece of advice for young entrepreneurs by Richard Branson

As a wildly successful serial entrepreneur, Richard Branson is uniquely qualified to give advice to young people who aspire to start a business or side hustle. Branson himself dropped out of school at 16 to launchStudent magazine, his first venture, in 1968. On Tuesday, the billionaire shared his three best pieces of advice for young and aspiring entrepreneurs. 1. Start small"Start small but think big," says Branson, in a post on his blog. "Many of Virgin's businesses have started off as side projects which have grown into big companies. Always be thinking about what could come next, how you could expand, how you could take your idea global. It will take time but if you're focused it's more likely to happen." 2. Say yes to opportunities"Always look for opportunities," says Branson. "Don't be afraid to get out there and meet like-minded people. Always say yes to opportunities and learn what you need to do to make the most of them as you g…

12 effective ways to build entrepreneurial skills that matter

Becoming your own boss and an entrepreneur is the new coveted career choice of the 21st century. People are fed up with working jobs that leave them underpaid and unfulfilled. Although some entrepreneurs say they were born to build a company, it’s never been easier for anyone to learn entrepreneur skills that can propel them into building a successful business. Here is a list of 12 effective ways to build entrepreneurial skills that matter: Take a different path“Creativity is the root of entrepreneurship.” —Karndee Leopairote, Thammasat University. Creativity is the ability to see things differently and to provide solutions where there are gaps. To build your creativity skills, intentionally try something new. Do something that others won’t do. Read unusual books. Watch a movie in a different language. Travel to an unexpected spot. Talk to people that are out of your circle of comfort. “The Big Short” is a movie that depicts how several opportunist entrepreneurs and investors managed to pr…

The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Are Amazing

Want to know why we put a 13-year-old entrepreneuron the cover of this magazine? There’s the simple reason, of course: We want to celebrate youthful achievement and inspire others. But there’s a deeper reason, aimed at anybody old enough to rent a car. If that’s you, go take another look at Zollipops founder Alina Morse on our cover. She looks like she’s having fun, right? So carefree! Her whole life ahead of her! But make no mistake; she and her peers are coming to replace you. They are smart -- trust us, we’ve interviewed them, and they are frighteningly smart. They see problems with fresh eyes, unencumbered by the calcified logic that blinds those with more experience. They’ve watched you, and seen you fail and succeed, and absorbed the lessons. They’re savvy. They’re ready. Many people don’t see this. They say young people are lazy or entitled. They say “millennial” or “Gen Z” as if it’s an insult. And when they do, they partake in one of the world’s oldest traditions. “Self-admirin…

BILL GATES has absolutely influnced me says MARK ZUCKERBERG

When Microsoft founder Bill Gates took his software company public in 1986 as a 30-year-old — making him a millionaire and one of the richest men in the country — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was just a toddler. Gates continued to run Microsoft, at one point the largest company in the world, until he stepped down as CEO in 2000. During those years, a young Zuckerberg, who began hacking together chat networks as a pre-teen, was watching. Zuckerberg says seeing Gates succeed as a technology entrepreneur served as a powerful example for him. "When I was growing up, Bill Gates was my hero," Zuckerberg said in 2013. "I think he is one of the greatest visionaries that our industry has ever had." The biggest lesson Zuckerberg, now 34, took away from watching Gates, 62, was the power of focus. "Growing up, I admired how Microsoft was mission-focused," Zuckerberg explained in a recent interview with Recode's Kara Swisher. "It was a company that had a …


IBM Bangis is back with yet another exciting project called change, Change is his latest installment in his collection of spoken word/motivational videos. The video revolves around the subject matter of CHANGE. How people want change but don't want to change. People are very much averse to change.The irony is everybody want the change but nobody is willing to make a change because no one wants to leave their comfort zone.

To make change happen, one has to work, one has to plan, execute and it will require time & effort which offcourse is not everybody's priority. The prime factor which influence change includes the person's courage, no control on future, more work,threat and may be everything may become failure in the middle. And because of uncertainty involved it becomes general tendency to avoid change. It also involves a psychological part of human behaviour. Change wakes us to consciousness, something difficult, something out of daily routine, looking into the futur…