Your Mother’s House:

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight Contrary to what you may have heard; life is literally a group project. The environment we live in, the air we breathe and so many aspects of human life depend on the collective responsibility we have to each other and future generations. Environmental issues like the litter that decorates our cities, don’t just “add to …

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A love letter to accountants everywhere

Sonke we love money, plus we all understand how important making money is to our sense of value and overall well being (ever heard of “net worth”?). In business especially, our finances essentially define our company’s performance over any given period. “ When it comes to our financials; we shouldn’t be putting out fires. Ideally, our books should help us …

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Running Things

from starting with a purpose to startup success As much as successful businesses focus on how they sound and look to the outside world, they have to make sure their internal systems are always working & moving in the right direction. We joined Sibongile’s latest Knowledge Exchange Session to hear more about some of the things it takes to run …

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Kombonation: An Ode To Us

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight A few weeks ago, we spoke to Mpumelelo Zulu about lockdown business, making coffee and some of the things he enjoys with a good cup. This time, we met two creatives who have the interesting challenge, of trying to tell a story everyone thinks they know everything about. Where do we come from? A …

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“Man Loves Coffee”

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight Although we’re serious about putting on and showcasing our member businesses, the growing (physical) space between us has called for a special kind of closeness. We reached out to our community to find out how their personal and entrepreneurial selves were doing. Mpumelelo Zulu is a Barista and the go-to-guy at Hive Member Business, Cafe’naited …

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With Great Power: The importance of responsible business

A 4-minute Read: With the wealth of business knowledge available on the internet and the libraries of the world, one of the most overlooked topics is business ethics. Particularly in the stages when small businesses are eager to grow, doing good business is usually a priority that will be handled ‘as it comes’. If someone says, “Here is 5 million.” …

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In Good Times & Bad Times

A 6-minute read ☕☕… Back from a journey of learning and growth, our director’s first order of business was sharing this knowledge with our community. This article contains the experiences and topics that our members discussed in our inaugural (video) gathering since the beginning of the national lockdown. Guess who’s back? Our first talk was about the art of strategy …

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J&B Panel Discussion: Global Entrepreneurship Week

We were out in Newtown Johannesburg at Soweto’s Finest Fitness Dance Studio – where J&B hosted the media, corporate thought-leaders and business innovators for a panel discussion to officially launch Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019. What’s The Problem South Africa is in a state of turmoil with the unemployment rate sitting at 29.1% in Q3 2019 – the highest it’s been …

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Meets by YOCO

Big business is about competition, whereas small business is about collaboration. A room full of Entrepreneurs gathered to share their experiences, and talk about this magical little thing called ‘Yoco’. YOCO? Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, grow and run their business better.   After seeing how hard it was …

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