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11 Excellent Free Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

In his recent Reddit AMA, visionary and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote: “It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree—make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e., the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.” Whether you are contemplating Continue Reading…

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How to Really Protect Your Business Idea

How do I protect my business idea? How can I find investors without giving it away? How can I get people to join me without telling them all about it? What if they steal my idea? Here’s the hard truth about protecting your business ideas: You don’t own your idea, and you can’t sell it. Continue Reading…

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The 5 Biggest Deals of 2015

It was truly the year of the deal. The volume of corporate combinations globally topped $5 trillion, according to research firm Dealogic. That makes 2015 the biggest year of deals on record, topping 2007. Dealmaking was up 37% from 2014, and it was more than double the volume of 2009. Perhaps the most interesting thing Continue Reading…

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5 health benefits from gardening

On 9 October we celebrate South Africa’s firstNational Garden Day. Getting outdoors into the sunshine and fresh air is good for you – both physically and mentally. And, if you can add a spot of gardening, even better. UK economist and behavioural scientist Professor Paul Dolan found that gardeners and florists have among the happiest Continue Reading…

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7 Steps To Scaling Your Freelance Business

Whether you’re taking on some freelance work on the side, or you’re making it your full-time gig, freelancing is a great way to explore new fields, earn extra money and be your own boss. Depending on how much time you’re devoting to freelancing, it can be challenging to find new clients and quickly grow your Continue Reading…

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How to Start a Business with No Money

Startups are the most rewarding, stressful, exciting, frustrating endeavors I’ve ever been involved with. After founding three startup businesses, I’ve started to accumulate some pearls of wisdom. I don’t pretend to know everything (except to my investors) but if you’ve got a question about building a startup, especially as a millennial and/or a woman, I Continue Reading…