Tales of an African Entrepreneur: The Best Of by Tiisetso Maloma by Tiisetso Maloma - Read Online

About

Summary

TALES OF AN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR is a collection of some of Tiisetso Maloma’s best rated posts spanning over 7 years. He is a parallel entrepreneur, author and writer from South Africa.

In his most-times-anecdotal and uncanny writing, the book shares entrepreneurship and self-help lessons.

Popular articles included are: DATING ADVICE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS FROM A NO GAME ENTREPRENEUR AND HOW MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER (MY MOTHER) RUINED MY FIRST BUSINESSES.

By consequence of ever starting and running more than one business, he has honed the following skills which the book shares:
- Starting a business the fastest with almost no funds and resources.
- Picking resources to do without and the minimal essentials to least do with to gain progress.
- Marketing a business successfully without budget.
Published: Lulu.com on
ISBN: 9781365237881
List price: $3.99
Availability for Tales of an African Entrepreneur: The Best Of
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Reviews

Book Preview

Tales of an African Entrepreneur - Tiisetso Maloma

You've reached the end of this preview. Sign up to read more!
Page 1 of 1

TALES OF AN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR

The Best Of

By Tiisetso Maloma

Publishing and copyright

TALES OF AN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR

Copyright © 2016 Tiisetso Maloma

All Rights Reserved

ISBN print: 978-1535103138

ISBN eBook: 978-1-365-23788-1

Published by Maloma Content

Layout, eBook conversion and online distribution by www.bulabuka.co.za

Author website www.tiisetsomaloma.com

This book or parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means electrical, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise – without prior written permission of the author.

Follow me

Social Media @tiisetsomaloma

Blog (subscribe to newsletter): www.tiisetsomaloma.com

Take Book Selfie,

share on Social Media

The author, Tiisetso Maloma

I have written expansively about entrepreneurship, creativity, anxiety and self improvement. I am an entrepreneur and author of four books: The Anxious Entrepreneur, Forget the Business Plan Use this Short Model, Township Biz Fastrack and Tales of an African Entrepreneur. I created the EBC Business Model Checklist and Canvas.

I am a blogger at www.tiisetsomaloma.com.

Books

I became disillusioned with business plans because of their rigidity and tediousness, so I devised a short and easy model to use instead, called EBC (Essential Business Components). It became the book Forget the Business Plan Use This Short Model.

I knew that, how township businesses are started and grown, provide the best and most fascinating blueprint of lessons on starting an entrepreneurship venture; these are techniques any good start-up in the world employs to find traction and growth. I wrote a simple dissertation which became the book Township Biz Fastrack.

I am one of the most anxious people out there and I defuse it with creativity. It is all in my fourth book, The Anxious Entrepreneur: Anxiety Defeats Creativity - Creativity Defeats Anxiety.

What I do

Like a renaissance man, I am a serial doer and learner of things that are interesting to me. So far, I have undertook almost all the things I aspired to, all within the relatively short period of ten years; accountant, DJ, author, clothing labels, television, technology and a few others things.

In the course of carrying out and learning about my multiple interests - I notice, discover, connect, test and devise methods of doing and improving things; I then write about them.

I have many interesting stories to share about my continuing entrepreneurship journey. Certainly the route has been flawed and littered with brutal accidents.

I tell it all on my blog here tiisetsomaloma.com. Make sure to subscribe.

Work

I am involved in several businesses: networking (Startup Picnic), publishing (Bula Buka and Maloma Content), developing business courses, consulting and others. I am what is called a ‘Parallel Entrepreneur’.

Attributes

Successfully founded/started, and project managed, several start-ups with no resources.

Identifying of resources to deliberately do without and minimum viability essentials with which to gain traction.

Led a few successful marketing campaigns with a zero budget.

In the press

I was read, seen or heard on Under30CEO, Power FM, SAFM, NSBC, How We Made It in Africa, Business Report, Destiny Man Magazine, Cliff Central, Radio 2000 FM, YFM, SABC, Mogul in the Making, and many other outlets.

Worked with

I proudly served various good companies in one way or another: SAICA’s The Hope Factory, Ndalo Media, Nedbank, SABC, ACM Gold, The Hope Factory, CSIR, Soul City, Moshito, Meerkat Media and others.

Education

This is as far as my academic education goes: A Diploma in Accounting, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Auditing (2008), both with the University of Johannesburg.

About the book

TALES OF AN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR is a collection of some of Tiisetso Maloma’s best rated posts spanning over 7 years. He is a parallel entrepreneur, author and writer from South Africa.

In his most-times-anecdotal and uncanny writing, the book shares entrepreneurship and self-help lessons.

Popular articles included are: DATING ADVICE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS FROM A NO GAME ENTREPRENEUR, HOW MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER (MY MOTHER) RUINED MY FIRST BUSINESSES AND THE REASONS WHY PEOPLE DO NOT WANT YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.

Being an entrepreneur in Africa is a different business. Most popular and outstanding entrepreneurship stories come from The West, and their application doesn’t always fit. TALES OF AN AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR unintentionally helps fill the gap.

His entrepreneurship profile includes careers he always wanted to pursue and did: accounting, DJ’ing, publishing, clothing, television, technology and a few others.

An entrepreneurship journey has countless failures, discoveries and lessons. Tiisetso says his is heightened with these experiences due to practising parallel entrepreneurship, which is starting and at the same time operating more than one venture.

By consequence of ever starting and running more than one business, he has honed the following skills which the book shares:

-          Starting a business the fastest.

-          And with almost no funds and resources.

-          Picking resources to do without and the minimal essentials to least do with in order to get a business on the road.

-          Marketing a business successfully without budget.

-          Managing entrepreneurship anxieties.

How my grandmother and her daughter, my mother, ruined my first businesses

When it rained, with my very clean school uniform, I would walk into the pool of rainwater outside our front yard. Sometimes I would throw my grandma with stones. This was all in protest not to go to school.

Such tendencies made sure I went through Sub A to standard 1 by the whip, grade 1 to 3 as it known today. The rod wasn’t spared. The child didn’t perish. S/O to Kwanamoloto Primary School.

1993. I was 6 or 7 years old. I still wet my bed and I stayed with mma, my grandma.

I saved up money to buy vegetable seeds: carrots, cabbage and spinach. With passion and hard work I nursed my little farm. We didn’t have running water, most of the houses didn’t. Actually none of the houses in the area did.

Every (or most) morning after noticing that I had wet my bed, it would be a reminder to water my garden. I did.

When my garden had ripe fresh produce, neighbours came to ask for my veggies. My grandma, she is sweet, she gave them a bit. They were poor.