State of Entrepreneurship -Solutions Driven Panel Discussion
Discussing the current State of Entrepreneurship and Economic Climate we will be talking about actual practical solutions and not mere policy and sugar-coating nor dwelling on the challenges we facing as entrepreneurs. The panel we will be hosting will entrepreneurs that are working with startups on a daily basis and bringing solutions to ensure we decrease the high failure rate we face nationally.
Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week – GEW, host Monde Zuma joined by panelists Manu Machaba from Machaba Advisory & Consulting and Mighty Mabule from Mabule International
The discussion covered the following:
What the current state of entrepreneurship is in South Africa.
Why entrepreneurs are not being funded and how one can be in a better position to be funded.
Tackling 5 key problems faced by businesses; namely
- Attracting customers
- Maintaining profitability
- Increasing Revenue
- Uncertainty over economic conditions
- Securing financing for starting and expansion
Touched on how to effectively negotiate with customers and with big corporate, sales Picthing, pitching in general and critical skills in drawing contracts for your business.
In Selling and Pitching for Sales we focused on the following:
- Writing a business proposal letter
- Business Pitching and sales
- Closing the deal
- Handling Objections