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Is failure what kills a business, or is it something we should learn from? Our mentors share their experiences.
Almost 90% of all startups fail within the first year. But failure isn't final, as these seven entrepreneurial successes demonstrate. Their businesses have gone from being in the red to massive profitability, thanks to grit and determination.
Andrea Stevens had no startup capital, only rudimentary English skills, no network and an average education, but she's built two successful businesses anyway because she took the leap into entrepreneurship. Here's what you can learn from her journey.
Natasha Fagri and Jon-Marc De Carvalho didn't draw a salary for two years while they self-funded their startup. They've learnt tough lessons and pivoted their operational models, but it's all been worth it. Here are their top startup lessons.
When Craig Wapnick and his partners launched Joberg2c, a nine-day, 900km mountain bike stage race across South Africa, they just wanted to live their passion. Ten years later, they have a thriving business. These are their startup lessons.
Tarryn Tait launched her businesses in 2008. Ten years later, she counts Mr Price Home as one of her most valuable clients, and 40% of her revenue comes from online sales.
Startups aren't a sprint – they're a marathon, littered with failures and lessons. Learning from those who have come before you can help you navigate tricky challenges.
Jacques Burger has built at M&C Saatchi Abel's winning culture by learning to win – despite the odds stacked up against startups.
From a student DJ to the founder of Pop Bottles, Tumi Mooi aka DJ Dimplez is taking his brand from a national hip hop phenomenon to Africa, starting with his first Mauritian event. Here are the three key start-up lessons he's learnt to get him there.