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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“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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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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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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What The Podcast

Podcasting: The Future of Content? And what you should know to make it work for your business. 3 minute read About 16 million South Africans actively listen to podcasts while commuting, working, exercising, or doing almost any imaginable activity. Podcasts are essentially talk-radio shows (like current affairs, drama or niche topics such as personal development and startups) that people can …

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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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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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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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