How Much Are Your Customers Willing To Pay?

When it comes to putting a price on your offering, some of the challenges you’ll face may involve a Not wanting to be so expensive that you alienate customers, or b Not wanting to be so cheap that you play yourself (that’s the simplest way to put it). Other than these two major considerations, there are many other headaches entrepreneurs …

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Marketing & Sales For Startups

While traditional media has amplified the communications of businesses since the 15th century, today’s marketing efforts reach millions of potential customers without the physical and financial constraints of old mediums. Technological advances have increased the size of almost every market and made many industries more accessible to smaller businesses. For creative entrepreneurs, effectively using digital tools and methods is one …

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Business Modeling

A 6-Minute Read: In any industry, the goal of every business is to make a profit. To reach these goals, businesses utilize a number of models, tools and free resources. Since all businesses are interested in profits, The Business Model Canvas is one of the most important business development tools for any venture. A business model looks at the way …

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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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Operating Systems: The Method Behind Your Business

An operating system is a business’ game plan for achieving strategic goals. While a strategy outlines a business’ value promise and informs their choices, an operating system defines how their employees, operations, design choices and other resources will all align to bring this strategy to life. Operating systems cover every facet of a business’ activities, including all external and internal …

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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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COFFEE

// Joe, Java, Brew We take a look at some of the functional and aesthetic benefits that have helped coffee stand the test of time. And talk to two creative entrepreneurs who use some of these benefits as major parts of their businesses. Enjoy ☕☕☕ Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Since the 11th century, people around the world have …

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Unemployment vs. Entrepreneurship:

How Young South Africans are Creating Their Own Means of Survival 3 Minute Read With all its freedoms and independence, adulting is no walk in the park. Most humans can only dream of the life they truly want. While poverty, homelessness and other socio-economic issues constantly remind them how grateful they should be, to at least be employed. It’s hard …

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Just Business: 4 Ways Your Business Grows at The J&B Hive

The J&B Hive, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein Since the September launch of our dazzling new home, many people have started asking, “What actually happens at the J&B Hive?” To answer this, the creative business incubator/ accelerator opened its doors for the annual J&B Hive Showcase, a chance to show off their and tell the public more about what their …

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Digify Africa: How To Run a Successful Online Business

Facilitator Themba Jay Business as we know it has always existed in a state of change. From bartering economies, to colonialism and industrial revolutions – major shifts in human society have always been succeeded by changes in the way people do business.  A History of Currency in East Africa (from the-star.co.ke) Today, with a digital revolution disrupting everything from the …

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