An invite to business locals to have a chat

2017-07-27 06:00
kasibusinesstalkMandla Mahashe

kasibusinesstalkMandla Mahashe

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I harbour a belief that good stories influence positive thinking.

This has become more evident since I started writing for this hallowed title for the past six years.

I have covered sports successes, current affairs, entertainment and general community stories but none has captured my imagination and attention as much as the success stories of local entrepreneurs.

More often than not, these are not success stories but rather people who come up with novel ideas of making a living and thus be agents of change in the community; but then isn’t that a success on its own?

The latest Statistics SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey suggests that unemployment in the nation is at 27.7%. It is therefore encouraging when people decide that they will not wait for a job but start their own initiatives to make ends meet.

As a writer I saw it fit that such people and their amazing work should highlighted so that in a way they can encourage and motivate others to follow suit.

I have written so many stories about locals, both young and old, who started their own concern and created employment opportunities for others.

I wish to extend this conversation so we can zoom in on different topics about Kasi business, hence the title Kasi Business Talk.

These can be the pros and cons of starting a business in Kasi, including s issues such the administration, tax, marketing and operational matters that need to be addressed.

This is an invitation to you, the business owner. Let me know what are the challenges and areas of interest that you would like to be explored.

This will be a platform where experts in various fields will be invited to share key information that will assist the business owner reach their goals.

We will not only focus on the regulated formal sectors but informal traders as well. According Dr Mlenga Jere, a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Stellenbosch, there were more than 6 million small businesses in the country which created more than 11 million job opportunities.

I say, it would be foolish to ignore such a huge stake holder in our economy, hence we will look at how they do business, what is it that they do right in order for those who aspire to start off in the right path.

But we also need to look at where they are struggling and look at their hurdles, be it legislation and the environment in which they do business.

There are other issues I have special interest in such as multilevel marketing enterprises.

Why are these so popular in our communities? Do they offer the much talked about economic liberation? What are the sinkholes or troubles you can run into? What are the tax implications?

We also look at the so called pyramid schemes, again; why are they so popular in our communities and why are so many people left crying?

These are the conversations that I hope will bring light into many issues that we don’t really understand. So if you have any business idea, its:

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