Fall in love again with your small business

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Sixty-Fifth Edition - 6 Ways to Fall in Love Again With Your Small Business

Is the honeymoon over? 6 Ways to fall in love again with your small business

Starting a business is a bit like falling in love for the first time: it’s exciting, exhilarating, and new. You want to savor each moment and be your very best every minute of every day. After the adrenaline rush subsides, however, reality sets in and you may discover that not everything about running a business is so wonderful. There will be tasks you don’t like to do, activities you find stale and boring, technical difficulties to test your patience, and clients and vendors who might challenge you.  Here are six tips for falling in love again with your small business.

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Sixty-Fifth Edition - 6 Ways to Fall in Love Again With Your Small Business

4 Vital lessons on partnership learnt the hard way by Seelan Sundoo

It’s a concerning scenario for many entrepreneurs: How do you find a business partner who shares your vision, values and whom you can trust?  In 2012 Seelan Sundoo opened his first restaurant, Shimmys after having a fallout with his previous business partner of five years. Today, Seelan is more wary about how he now conducts business. He’s opened three restaurants in three years, with two more in the works.  Business partnerships are only as strong as the mutual respect you feel for each other, so choose a growth partner carefully.  Learn here how.

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Sixty-Fifth Edition - 6 Ways to Fall in Love Again With Your Small Business

13 Steps to Pursuing your Dreams [Quitting Your Day Job]

Everybody has that one thing that they love to do in their downtime.  There are some people out there who want to design, some crave to write, some itch to build, and some desire to bake.  Everybody has something that they love and are good at doing.  What a dream that would be; yet it feels unattainable. Is it out of your reach, or is it possible?  Click here to learn how to pursue your dreams and how to live life to the fullest.

 

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Sixty-Fifth Edition – Interesting Reads

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Sixty-Fifth Edition - 6 Ways to Fall in Love Again With Your Small Business

What you can learn from Aesop’s The Fox and the Grapes fable

A famished fox saw some clusters of ripe black grapes hanging from a trellised vine. She resorted to all her tricks to get at them, but wearied herself in vain, for she could not reach them. At last she turned away, hiding her disappointment and saying: “The grapes are sour, and not ripe as I thought.” Hastiness and impatience lead to loss of clarity when making strategic decisions, and increase the risk of making decisions based on false assumptions. Patience, flexibility, methodology and good timing are important strategic elements of success in an entrepreneur’s toolbox.  Click here to read the important lesson in this story.

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Sixty-Fifth Edition - 6 Ways to Fall in Love Again With Your Small Business

Success story: Kobus Ehlers, SnapScan

Kobus Ehlers is behind one of South Africa’s top-ranked apps, and arguably the only successful startup to have made mobile payments relevant in the country.  Over the past year, SnapScan has released a couple of interesting integrations alongside its core business model, which is based on a QR-based payment app.  Ehlers always had a passion for tech and user design, but in order for him to really gain the practical experience he needed to “put everything on the line” and start his own business.  Click here to read about Ehlers; transition from researcher to entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Sixty-Fifth Edition: Inspirational quote

“When you’re alone, you’re forced to deal with reality. You can’t rely on partners; you need to make it work yourself, and find ways to stand on your own feet. By throwing money at a problem, you bail the business out, instead of looking for the cause of the problem: Evaluating the business, making changes where necessary and fixing the problem.” –Seelan Sundoo

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