So you want to start your own business and dine with the likes of Tokyo Sexwale and Cyril Ramaphosa.
Everyone seems to want to get into business. But what separates the men from the boys, the doers from the dreamers? Does anything separate successful small, micro and medium enterprises from failure, or is it just luck?
Changes in the economic and political climate mean that there are more opportunities for South Africans to create and define their own destinies.
You are told about the importance of growth, the expansion of the small business sector and its importance in the eradication of poverty and job creation. You also hear about resources that have been created to facilitate the development of small businesses.
But you seldom hear about the practical steps you must take to start a business and what is required from you.
Many folks just jump into a business with little information, which leads to failure.
Have you been thinking about how to start a business? Are you already starting one or have just started but don't know how take it forward or sustain it?
Are you an established entrepreneur who feels your business is not growing as expected?
Look no further than our series of articles over the next year. They have been created to answer all your questions and to guide you to becoming an entrepreneur.
The series will help you assess yourself, guide you in starting your own business and tell you how to sustain your enterprise and take it forward.