As we are preparing for the launch of season two of The Spokesdude Podcast on the 19th of March 2020 and the new Bible Study podcast in April, I have decided to put the Run Yourself Crazee Podcast on hold. The dates of the next-well structured Running podcast will be announced before June.
I would like to apologize to everyone who is affected by this change. We endeavour to bring to you high quality and engaging content. In the process of improving we are working on trial and error basis. We are slowly getting our game together. By God’s grace the best is yet to come.
Be on the look out for the Bible Study podcast called Bible Near You to be launched in April 2020. We shall go deep into the Bible and together learn it’s content. Not only will you be listening but you will also get a chance to ask questions, no matter how difficult they may be. We will get them answered for you. The Bible Near You podcast will have it’s sister called Bible Near You Q & A where we will be answering questions from you.
This has been a very busy year for me. A lot has taken plan. What I find more interesting, is that I had been so busy you’d swear there was someone breathing down my neck, while in fact there wasn’t. I have excercised a tremendous measure of discipline, an undertaking I had no idea was possible.
I must admit. Producing and publishing a podcast for 52 weeks was not easy. I could have easily given up but I pressed on, through the help of my friends and brothers.
There are lots of things I wish to achieve next year. Just to name one: It is my greatest wish to have at least one live show, with a live audience at a given venue. Meeting and addressing my listeners in person will be the greatest experience. I wish to bring some business people on to the show and who will encourage upcoming entrepreneurs and help them avoid some of the mistakes which are common among startups and which will cost them a lot of time, energy and money.
As we approach the end of 2019, I have no regrets for chosing to do a podcast and register a business. When my business has grown and the name The Spokesdude has become a household name, I will not forget those who have helped me. I will in one way or another return the favour to them and their families.
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are addicted to gambling. They carry this burden with them each and every day. They take their hard earned money and gamble it away. Upon realizing what they have done, they venture into debt trying to make up for the money they have lost. While trying to make ammends, they manage to deceive themselves into thinking that they can win and so they take the money they have borrowed and gamble it away. And this is just a beginning of their miserable life.
Unless intervention is made many will either be killed by illegal loan sharks for failing to pay or they will end their own lives. This is a life one should avoid altogether, should they wish to have a promising life .
Another financial virus which in a way is illegal, is pyramid schemes. These things were formulated by clever people who wanted to get hold of people’s hard earn money. They offer great earnings or profits without any work involved. They turn their victims into perpetrators of the crime by ordering them to recruit other people with the promise of getting a los of money.
This week was quite an interesting week from the start. I worked very hard on my garden. It has been a long while since I had put such great effort on working the ground. What I love about garden work is that I get time to think and reflect on life, the bible and other things.
Usually when I work hard or when I am running I always get brilliant ideas the problem is I forget those great ideas the moment I get relaxed. maybe I should carry a pen and every time I do hard work so that when my philosophical genius awakens I would right down everything it reveals
The point of today’s episode is get us realize that work is essential and that we must earn the right to claim any form of payment. We are to work for survival and also for luxury. We attempt to show why work is essential in a human being’s life and that there are consequences which follow the lack of work.
On the 20th of July 2019, I attended the Engen Pitch and Polish workshop. This workshop was tailored for entrepreneurs who are startups and those who already are in business but need funding to scale their business. I learned much in that workshop.
I learned that some businesses do not need funding, they simply need customers and the entrepreneur needs to know how to pitch to his ideal customers.
There are four questions that one has to answer when pitching to a customer and there are additional four questions to answer when pitching to potential investors.
What are you selling?
What makes you different?
Who do want to sell to?
Who are you?
In case you are pitching to investors these are additional questions you may need to answer.
How much do you need?
Why do you need it?
How will you pay it back?
When will you pay it back?
If you cannot answer these basic questions, then you will not be able to convince your customers to buy your products or your services, not to mention the inventors.
On today’s Episode we are reminding each other of the lies which go out during the elections period. The politicians are making lots of promises and they are pretending to be fixing the issues the country is facing. Every politician is putting up their best performance to win the heart of gullible voters. I will not fall for all the games played by the political community. I will not vote and this episode I explains as to why.
There is a mention of the video I made which is on YouTube and another which is on Facebook.
There is also a warning on passing people off as judgmental when they are actually correcting a crooked situation.
Last week I promised that I will share some knowledge on how to register a company in South Africa. There are many people who want to start business but don’t know how or where to start building one. Some end up giving up on that dream because there is no proper support for startups and many succumb to the pressures exerted upon them by their family members. We know that in the mind of many black parents reigns a notion that when their child finishes school they must get a job and work until they are sixty. Sometimes, this idea works out fine but for a special few, the idea is a nightmare. There are people who are unable to sit under a boss and work as an employee. They will always cause trouble or get into trouble in one way or another because they are forced to something they are not able to put up with for longer. There are people who get into trouble with their employers because they are criminals at heart and there are those who get into trouble because they feel limited by the policies and the terms of their employment.
A person who has a passion for cooking and who has raw talent in the culinary arts will feel frustrated if employed at McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other unhealthy fast-food outlets. At McDonald’s there is a set menu which cannot be changed by the cooks. All what the cooks get to do, is to take a frozen beef patty and put it on the grill, close the lid and wait for about three minutes, season the patty and put it on the bun and send it out. It is the same thing day in and day out. Surely in that environment, there is no innovation, no taking risk, nor growth of any kind for a chef. If a chef had opened his own restaurant and took charge of the menu and of the kitchen. He will be able to create new dishes and explore new boundaries of fine dining. He can grow his brand and build his reputation. In his restaurant he can set daily specials and get his customers to taste and comment on his new creations. The possibilities are endless when one runs their own business. The question is where to start? For some people the question is, what business should I start?
The questions I will answer today are:
how to start a business without money
how to register a company in South Africa
HOW TO START A BUSINESS WITHOUT MONEY?
A lot of young people in many parts of Africa who want to start businesses are unable to do so because they have no money. What hinders them the most is the belief that you need money to start a business. That idea is not entirely true. Dr Chris Kirubi, the fourth richest person in Kenya (2018), says, “You don’t need to have money to succeed but you need to mobilize money” He said that he had no money when he started and that, he comes from very humble beginnings and such is the case with many young South Africans today. Many South Africans who want to start businesses have no money.
Vusi Thembekwayo a young multi millionaire in South Africa said, “you need to be patient enough to start small while thinking big.” He also said, “You need to do what you need to do, in order to do what you want to do”
So, if you have no money find other ways that require no money in order to raise it. When you find a piece job, spend half of the money you earn and save half for the business you want to do.
These are some things you can do to raise funds
Sell Free things
Sell stuff that people are throwing away. Some people will need to get read of old mats, pots, chairs etc. Many people don’t want to go through the hassle of reselling their old stuff and so they just put them out for rubbish collectors. Do your rounds in the neighborhood and during rubbish collection days and look for stuff that can be repaired, refurbished and go sell them, making 100% profit.
You can market your self as an event planner. All you do when hired, is to find out what the client wants and also find out their budget and then go and negotiate a better price with the service providers of venues, decorations, Music, videography, food catering, etc. When you found your best quote, factor in your profit and give the quote to your clients, explaining why it is a best quote. This works out best when the total cost is less than their budget.
You can do the following services
Pull out weeds
Rake the leaves
Walk the dogs
Paint houses (they buy paint and brushes and all you do is bring your person to paint and get paid)
HOW TO REGISTER A BUSINESS IN SOUTH AFRICA
What is needed?
Before you register a company with Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), you must have the following in place:
Certified Copy of your Identity Document (electronic form)
Four possible names of your business in the order of importance
Postal address (If not the same as Physical address)
When you register a company in South Africa, you need to complete the following steps:
You need to decide on the Type of entity you are registering.
You can register a:
Non – Profit Organization (NPO)
Non – Government Organization (NGO)
Faith Based Organization (FBO)
Private Company (Pty) Ltd
We are dealing with registration of the Private Company.
You need to open a customer account with CIPC, where you will get a customer code and a password. You will need these to log on to you CIPC account and begin the process of registering your company. To achieve this, go to https://eservices.cipc.co.za.
You will be required to fund your CIPC account with at least a R 175.00. You can do a cash deposit at the Bank or at an ATM, or you can do an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The CIPC banking details can be found at CIPC website. Make sure that you use your customer code as REFERENCE when you make the deposit or when you do the transfer. Once your account is credited, you can now begin the process of registering your business. Funds will normally be cleared and reflect on your CIPC account after two hours if you do a bank deposit.
Login to your CIPC account using you customer code and your password. Go to the top right corner of the screen and click on “TRANSACT.”
You will now access the transacting menu.
On the transaction menu choose “COMPANY REGISTRATION.” You should see three options. To reserves a Company name, to register a company with a name, and to register a company without a name. To reserve a name it will cost you R 50.00 and to register a company will cost you R 125.00. This means to register a company with a name will cost you a R 175.00 and to register a company without a name will cost R 125.00. When you opt to register a company without a name, the enterprise number will become the name of the company until the day you choose to give your company a name.
Your company must have at least:
One Incorporator (the person who is registering the business with CIPC)
When you have finished entering all the required information, CIPC will send you the company documents, which you have to print, sign, scan and email back to CIPC. You won’t have to print them out if you have means to sign them electronically. After submitting the documents you will receive an SMS and an email informing you that your company has been registered and you will be given the enterprise number. You will also receive Company Documents which you will sign but have no need to send to CIPC. You will have to keep them in a safe place. Among those documents there will be the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI)
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I am pleased to let know that I am available to speak on your youth events with regards to registering businesses and other issues the youth may be facing. Do contact me for bookings on 27 81 459 4840