Let’s talk about advertising on ‘The Facebook’

A Hive Network Knowledge Session Whether it’s “sponsored” posts or pages suggested for you, a lot of content we never sign up for has a way of ending up on our timelines. Some of this content may go as far as telling us which of our “friends” have already liked the brand or product being promoted. Photo by cottonbro from …

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Vukawanele!

A Hive Member Spotlight. As one of the platforms that managed to stay active throughout lockdown, we have an idea of how agonizing it would be to read another ‘Business during COVID’ article. That being said, our latest member spotlight focuses on a business that managed to survive and even grow while entire industries were sinking. “ We help our …

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Smart Business in the time of eCommerce

A Hive Member Spotlight SmartSentials offers you everyday essential items and food products that promote healthy living. “There’s a lot of money in the streets.” – Lebohang Likhojane, Founder SmartSentials began as a Fresh Produce stall aside a busy road somewhere in the Free State. Using some of his savings, Lebo Likhojane established the business with a group of friends. While wrapping …

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A love letter to accountants everywhere

Sonke we love money, plus we all understand how important making money is to our sense of value and overall well being (ever heard of “net worth”?). In business especially, our finances essentially define our company’s performance over any given period. “ When it comes to our financials; we shouldn’t be putting out fires. Ideally, our books should help us …

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Running Things

from starting with a purpose to startup success As much as successful businesses focus on how they sound and look to the outside world, they have to make sure their internal systems are always working & moving in the right direction. We joined Sibongile’s latest Knowledge Exchange Session to hear more about some of the things it takes to run …

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Talk that Tint talk!

A Hive Creative Business Spotlight While we’re no stranger to throwing parties, you’re more likely to know The Hive for our “conversation” or “discussion” type events. As a space for creative entrepreneurs, our talks may feature anything from startup-focused topics, to promotional events and the occasional burning topics. With a number of events hosted together, one of our close collaborators …

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A Hive Network Opinion Piece: w/ Sibongile Khumalo from Black Thighs

Context: With South Africa’s national month of celebrating women upon us, we asked some of our members to share their thoughts about the legacy of this historical celebration. Below, we share one of the responses that really got us thinking and talking about this holiday; and the realities of women in South African society. Image taken from: monitor.co.ug What comes …

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Short Cuts w/ Grace Letsoalo

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight “2020 was looking so good… but, it is what it is…” – Kgotso Selomah A few days ago, this is what pre-to-post production duo Kombonation had to say about adapting to the lockdown. For this week’s short piece, we had a quick chat with creative stylist, designer and entrepreneur – Grace Makopa Letsoalo – to …

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Disruptive Innovation

Most of us have probably heard how many “small businesses” fail in South Africa. What we don’t hear as much, is how startups are in the best position to change entire markets and overthrow their biggest competitors. read ‘The Kodak Story’ again As much as every entrepreneur should know the rules of their industry, they should also know how quickly …

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