HOW DOES CREATIVITY BECOME INNOVATION?

Innovation is – as thought leader Peter Drucker describes – a tool. Daring and disruptive, it drives and delivers evolution and may be applied in varying degrees: “Purposeful, systematic innovation begins with the analysis of the sources of new opportunities,”  he says. In contradiction to the oft-considered scenario of the “light bulb moment” or exclusive…

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

All people have the capacity to become entrepreneurs, dependent on external and internal factors. Usually a triggering event prompts an individual to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is identified as a “way of thinking and doing” ….. this approach can be learned and the skills capitalised on. An entrepreneur – a person who launches a new…

Financing your venture

Lenders are used to help entrepreneurs and organisations provide the capital, advice and even strategic partnerships they need to bring their initiatives to life. When determining how to seek out lending, first be aware that there are broadly two streams of finance available to entrepreneurs – debt financing or equity financing. Typically associated with banks…