Thinking of creating your own business? Download this handbook.

(State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)
(State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

Many people believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. But that’s just not true. Anyone can acquire the knowledge and skills to transform an idea into a successful business.

A new handbook, Startup Smart: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs, can help.

This 80-page handbook helps entrepreneurs develop the mindset to honestly evaluate their business ideas. It also helps aspiring business owners gain the comfort level to take risks and minimize those risks where possible.

With photos and examples from real-life entrepreneurs across the globe, the handbook provides tools and guidance to create a successful business.

Download the book here.

Credit: This article was first published in Share America by Mary Jane Maxwell

Must Watch: If you own a small business that needs to evolve, this video is a must watch for you.


Vusi Thembekwayo is a serial entrepreneur, global business speaker, investor, one of the Dragons on the South African version of Dragon’s Den TV show amongst many other things.

In this video interview on Sunrise show on eTV, South Africa, he shares deep insight into how true entrepreneurs can evolve with little or no capital and the need for a new mindset.

Ransomeware : Hackers want you to pay ransom for your data

Ransomeware (source:
This article was first posted here on this site last year. It is now reposted because of the recent wannacry ransomeware attacking windows devices

Ransomware is on the rise both in sophistication and frequency. There are more and more recorded cases of attacks. So what is this thing?

Ransomware – a term coined by combining the words, “ransom” and “software” – is a computer virus(software) that prevents users access to their systems until a requested amount(ransom) is paid.

Is lack of trust hurting your business opportunities?

Trust is inherently tied to how humans interact. | iStock/Mark Airs
Trust is inherently tied to how humans interact. | iStock/Mark Airs

Trust takes years to build, seconds to break and even more years to repair. Humans as social beings, form bonds, alliances and strengthen group relationships based on many factors. A couple of which includes improved access to resources, security, companionship and business, etc.

Live, eat and dream what you do.

Live, eat and dream what you do (Src:
Live, eat and dream what you do (Src:

The success story of every high achiever in this world is replete with various expressions of obsession.

For you to attain a level of success in any endeavor, there has to be some deep brooding. You have to carefully consider, evaluate, re-evaluate, analyze your idea, strategy and work.

12 business terms that every 20-something should know.

Business words, Terms and condition (Src: Google Images)
Business words, Terms and condition (Src: Google Images)

As a young ambitious person, it is quite easy to find yourself in a place where some business terms are used and you find yourself trying to google the meaning.

Here, we put together a list of 12 terms we believe can easily come in handy and also make you appear smart while using them with others.

Rwanda: Drone Delivery for Health Care

Drones in Rwanda
A drone launched in Rwanda (source: MTV News)

Rwanda just became the first country in the world to have a national drone delivery service. In a ceremony on October 14, Rwandan President Paul Kagame with a team from a Silicon Valley start-up Zipline launched the first drone outside of it’s capital city Kigali.

Waste Shark: The garbage-eating Aquatic drone

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Waste Shark - courtesy RanMarine

Imagine having all our oceans and harbors without any garbage. Beautiful right?, yes – we imagine so too.

Waste Shark aims to achieve just that. A trash-eating drone developed by RanMarine and first displayed at the 40th edition of the World Port Day in early September of this year.

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