5 Marketing Points in 5 minutes

Besides business tools and bottom lines, the other Baader-Meinhof themes within our content have probably been marketing and branding. With so many modern consumers having access to so much media, the modern brand is so vain that every word, every look & each nuance has to be crafted and packaged as part of the brand’s “experience”. In our ‘Marketing & …

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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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Short Cuts w/ Grace Letsoalo

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight “2020 was looking so good… but, it is what it is…” – Kgotso Selomah A few days ago, this is what pre-to-post production duo Kombonation had to say about adapting to the lockdown. For this week’s short piece, we had a quick chat with creative stylist, designer and entrepreneur – Grace Makopa Letsoalo – to …

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Breached Terms (2/2)

The first part of this 2-piece series, we covered 3 principles that can help any business begin navigating their legal activities: Begin by clearly stating the purpose of the legal activity. Prepare and share any relevant documents/ communication. Proceed with agreed terms/ Take legal action (if necessary). In this second installment, we look at 3 examples of how that legal …

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Disruptive Innovation

Most of us have probably heard how many “small businesses” fail in South Africa. What we don’t hear as much, is how startups are in the best position to change entire markets and overthrow their biggest competitors. read ‘The Kodak Story’ again As much as every entrepreneur should know the rules of their industry, they should also know how quickly …

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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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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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How To Network

How To Do ‘The Mingling’ Not the one we were talking about, but this works too. The J&B Hive Creative Social was part of the SOCreative Hub Summit which took place at Constitution Hill from 14-16 March 2019. The 3-day event was hosted by Arterial Network & the British Council; gathering hub managers, creatives and entrepreneurs from as far as …

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