As an entrepreneur you are often scared to share and pitch your idea/s because of the fear that they will be stolen. There is a way to protect your ideas i.e. your Intellectual Property (IP), but first, it is important to understand if it’s even protectable, as Romeo Kumalo explains in this #PearlsOfTheHustle.
INVESTING IN SMEs
As an Angel Investor & Founder of a Venture Capitalist firm, Nathi Maphumulo (Black Coffee) fully understands the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on small businesses. Andile Khumalo speaks to him about efforts to raise funds to support entrepreneurs.
When event cancellations began as a result of the lockdown, Katlego Malatji; Entertainment Lawyer & Director of Tailormade Legal Solutions; was a sought-after individual. Andile spoke to him about the legal rights of Freelancers under this new normal.
As the different levels of lockdown kick in, the reality of teams working remotely is one that many companies have to adjust to for the foreseeable future. Andile speaks to Musa Kalenga and Edith Leeuta about tools and ways to make this transition smoother.
INNOVATION: DRYBATH GEL
Here is a product created by a Black entrepreneur, proven, tested, and already being exported to other countries that will assist greatly in preserving water usage, improve hygiene and help fight the spread of COVID-19. His name is Ludwick Marishane. The product is DryBath Gel.
MISS SALON LONDON & COVID-19
Most of us would deem the services we usually head to Miss Salon London for as ‘essential’. However, during the lockdown, the regulations do not agree . So then, how are the entrepreneurs behind this business that suddenly saw a revenue drop of 80-90% processing all of this?
INVESTING IN LIVESTOCK
As the wheels of the economy begin to churn again, Ntuthuko Shezi, Founder & CEO of CrowdFarming platform Live Stock Wealth, checks in with Andile Khumalo to share how he and his business have been holding up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PEARLS OF THE HUSTLE
Solving a problem you are experiencing could spark your business idea. Aisha Pandor says that’s exactly how she co-founded SweepSouth with her husband.
Why is your business special? Romeo Kumalo, Co-Founder of LLH Capital, explains what investors are looking for when they ask you this question.
Author & entrepreneur Dr Judy Dlamini speaks about how her & husband learnt the lesson: Understand the business you are in.
Gcina Zondi, Chief Executive of Imbewu Capital Partners, explains why it is important to: Prepare for the journey.
Don’t wait for things to happen, make things happen. Watch as Arie Fabian, of Fabiani, shares how he took his shot.
Women are breaking glass ceilings. Funeka Khumalo, Executive Director of Kevali Chemical speak on having the right mindset from the get go.