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The E-Wave has begun

10 July 2009

With the world cup less than a year away we have begun to see the wave of entrepreneurship spreading over the southern tip of Africa.

A host of small businesses are gearing up for the influx of visitors to our shores with the hopes of making some money from the event. This is not the only factor contributing to this wave; we have also seen a huge amount of people returning home to South Africa from contracts having been cancelled or completed in Dubai, Africa and Europe. This has brought home many skilled people who find themselves often un-employable in the current South African market and have turned to starting small businesses to offer their services to the market as consultants or contractors.

As this entrepreneur wave builds over the next few months we will begin to see more opportunity for small business to stake their claim in the economic market as well as providing a huge benefit to larger companies who gain access to skilled services without the burden of employment and labour issues. Small business owners also have the luxury of working their own hours and selling their services to multiple clients to diversify their day and skills.

So grab your Entrepreneurial Surf board abd paddle out to the wave, let’s all hang ten together.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 June 2010 23:28

    I’m so glad I stumbled across this interesting (although a bit dated by now) perspective!

    I am headed to Cape Town in September to research the exact topic you discuss in the post above. Having heard about the recent growth in entrepreneurship in South Africa stemming from the World Cup I am very excited to witness first-hand what has been brewing over the last 12-18 months and hopefully take some of the lessons I learn and apply them at home in the US!

    Any perspective on what you’ve seen in the ~11 months since this post?

  2. 22 June 2010 07:19

    Josiah
    Thanks for the comment. We have indeed seen a huge amount of Entrepreneurial activity in and around the World Cup. You can catch all the updates and new projects on my new blog at http://www.ei.co.za. When in Cape Town look me up, we can have coffee and chat about things.

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