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THE FINICKY BUSINESS OF CONTRACTS

THE FINICKY BUSINESS OF CONTRACTS

All business people conclude contracts, whether in terms of a formal written contract or a “gentleman’s handshake”. Business people often also wish to cancel contracts when the other party acts in breach of its contractual obligations. It is important as a business person to know what constitutes a contract. A contract is a legal binding more…

THE START-UP SERIES

THE START-UP SERIES

PART 1: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT All great businesses are born in the minds of people that are courageous enough to believe in something no one else can see. These great people are called entrepreneurs and after conceiving their grand ideas in their minds, they take on risk and set out on a journey to overcome more…

Thabo Afitlhile: actor, entrepreneur and orator

Thabo Afitlhile:  actor, entrepreneur and orator

Black Diamonds speaks to a man who has pursued every avenue that his talents have offered him. A Future Leader and Force to be reckoned with, indeed! BD: From what we have read about you, it seems you have accomplished a lot already in your life, so we are really curious to know how old more…

Running your own business from home

Running your own business from home

Tips for mumtrepreneurs Although widely-used in places like the United Kingdom and the United States, the terms ‘mumtrepreneur’ and ‘mumpreneur’ are not yet commonly-used in Africa. They are derived from the words ‘mum’ and ‘entrepreneur’ and therefore refer to a woman who combines running a business enterprise and looking after her family. Interestingly, there are more…

Do we Really need Governments to succeed?

Do we Really need Governments to succeed?

I read this very interesting article in the New York Times on Europe’s young entrepreneurs, which I suggest you read before continuing: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/business/international/europes-young-entrepreneurs.html?ref=technology&_r=0 The easy answer to the title question of this piece is of course we need government. They create the enabling environment for businesses to operate in and so on and so forth. more…

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