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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Volunteers Needed

Ladies and Gentlemen ba lekhotla le sa foseng, I have been experiencing loads of problems trying to keep up with all your contact details, corrections, changes of email addresses and the like.  This is taking so much of my time.  This post makes a special call for volunteers who will come help me sort this contacts issues once and for all.

Volunteers would come in at their own convenient time, they may work at their own station of choice.  If I could please have them come in before the end of the week?  Thanking you in advance

Flawsome

FLAWSOME definition:

Consumers don't expect brands to be flawless. In fact, consumers will embrace brands that are FLAWSOME*: brands that are still brilliant despite having flaws; even being flawed (and being open about it) can be awesome. Brands that show some empathy, generosity, humility, flexibility, maturity, humor, and (dare we say it) some character and humanity.

Trendwatching is one awesome site that watches consumer trends the world over.  If you have the time do visit their website and learn about consumer trends and see if you can relate to any of these trends....
Flawsome lists a lot of examples where corporates, small businesses and non-profits publicly admitted their FLAWS (especially using social media) and transparently acknowledging their "humanness"  thus becoming FLAWSOME!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Business Plan


A business plan typically includes a written overview of the business with a description of the product or service provided, the market served, the competition faced, and the people involved in the business. It should also show financial projections going out three to five years, with revenue and expenses detailed monthly for one year. 
In the coming week we shall work on generating creative, innovative, business ideas. Followed by a chain of exercises/assignments which you guys should be submitting regularly at my office.   The assignments will serve as piece meal approaches to developing your bankable business plans. The assignments will be published on the EDMODO Learning Portal.  You are encouraged to discuss them with each other and assist one another in any way possible!  This ladies and gents is going to be a lot of work so please fasten your seat belts as we are about to rocket take off!
I shall as promised put up the clinic times.  You are however encouraged to talk to me anytime and anywhere you see me on and outside cumpus.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Meeting Times for The Business Planning Module group

Class reps for the two classes taking this module have to make time tomorrow to come sort this timetable issue with me.  

I am given to understand that both groups are free on monday morning, between 11am and 1pm? 

Lets meet then at 11am and sort out our venue.  It will most likely be at the Auditorium.  So guys, we meet at the Auditorium at 11am (both groups  OAM II and BS II) and sort this time table matter once and for all...

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Monday, 6 February 2012

Registering on EDMODO

Hi guys,

Here are your registration codes onto EDMODO a microblogging platform we shall be using for assignments, quizzes, and open discussions.

First visit www.edmodo.com  You will have to sign up first as a student .  (note the difference between sign in and sign up!) You will then sign in once you registration as a student has been confirmed.

Pay close attention as well that there are two groups who will be using that blog.  The Entrepreneurship Theory Module group and the Business Plan Module group.  Here are the group codes you will need to log in:
a) The Business Plan Module  code is lkk02l b) the Theory Module code is klssav

If you need further clarification please let me know.  This may actually be an excellent topic to start commenting and helping each other on.  Do put up your comments here if you experience any problems registering with me at EDMODO.

One last comment on this here issue of registrations, use your student numbers and surname as always requested.

Hope you  have as much fun as I am hope this brings!

A Fresh Pit for Business Ideas

Hi guys,
Take a look a this here site  http://www.springwise.com amazing amount of exiting ideas we can transilate into our environment in Lesotho.

Once you are logged on to the site you may wish to take a look at their ideas database.  It lists ideas by industries or areas of interest.  I however encourage you to scan through as many industries as possible.  You may wish to post your observation and comments for discussion right on this here blog.

Good luck.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Welcome!

A warm welcome to each one of you.  2012 is promising to be a wonderful academic year all around.  We shall be twinning our class room activities with some online action!

The Class Resource Blog is meant to supplement not to replace our class contact sessions.  You are encouraged to visit this blog regularly as part of your Entrepreneurship Skills Course.  Whether you are taking this course for the first time (theory module) or you are being supervised for your business plan (business planning module) you will find valuable links and leads to further reading that may interest, inspire and encourage you to think more creatively in your approach to this course.

I wish you all a very fruitful semester!