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By: South African Institute For Entrepreneurship  11-11-2011
Keywords: corporate social investment, Annual Report, Social Investment

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2008/9 Annual Report

  • Date : 2010-10-30
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication:

Annual Report for the period January 2008 – December 2009. Improving and innovating for more effective South African entrepreneurship. Since we develop learning materials, you would think that we’re passionate about teaching. But you’d be wrong. We’re not passionate about teaching. We’re passionate about learning. And this subtle shift in focus from teaching to learning is what really defines our educational philosophy. Our programmes focus on learning. They blend content,

New tools for educators

  • Date : 2010-05-26
  • Author: Sasol
  • Publication:

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you feed him for life" Sasol Secunda Corporate Social Investment recently announced its partnership with the South African Institute for Entrepreneurship in a bid to teach both educators and learners to fish.

2007 Annual Report

  • Date : 2008-09-15
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication:

Annual Report for the period January – December 2007. Improving and innovating for more effective South African entrepreneurship. Since we develop learning materials, you would think that we’re passionate about teaching — but you’d be wrong. We’re not passionate about teaching — we’re passionate about learning. This subtle shift in focus from teaching to learning is what really defines our educational philosophy. Our programmes focus on learning. They blend content, logistics and

Enterprise development - NPO View

  • Date : 2008-08-29
  • Author: Margaret Worthington-Smith
  • Publication: The CSI Handbook, 10th Edition, Trialogue

The enterprise development sector is often seen as the panacea to South Africa’s job creation woes. But if this sector is to succeed in enhancing economic inclusion, serious attention must be paid to creating an enabling environment which supports emerging entrepreneurs. The South African Institute for Entrepreneurship (SAIE), a leading enterprise development NPO, believes that the key to success is to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, especially among the country’s youth..

A Positive Entrepreneurial Environment

  • Date : 2008-07-29
  • Author: Margaret Worthington-Smith
  • Publication: SAIE 2007/8 Annual Report

“A positive entrepreneurial environment is …dependent on a system which effectively balances government and private sector needs and interventions. Only within such a stable and positively geared environment will entrepreneurship come into its own. Internationally and nationally, it is the time for entrepreneurship.” GEM 2007..

Evaluation and Learning

  • Date : 2008-06-26
  • Author: Don Shay and Margaret Worthington-Smith
  • Publication: SAIE 2007/8 Annual Report

SAIE has always been committed to evaluating its work, independent of stakeholder accountability issues, because of its interest in learning and improving practice..

The Age of Entrepreneurship

  • Date : 2008-05-29
  • Author: SAIE Board
  • Publication: SAIE 2007/8 Annual Report

“It is accepted that the world is experiencing an entrepreneurial age, which is characterized by factors such as accelerated innovation and the commercialization threat at a faster rate, companies scaling down in order to be more competitive, and more emphasis on project-driven approaches. One can therefore assume that more must be done to ensure that the youth is employable and can start their own businesses.” GEM 2007..

South African Institute for Entrepreneurship – Brief Comment

  • Date : 2008-04-29
  • Author: Margaret Worthington-Smith
  • Publication: SAIE 2007/8 Annual Report

SAIE’s recent Annual Report presents the continued work of SAIE for 2007/8 with its vision of a dynamic culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa that promotes a positive mindset in youth and adults and assists in the eradication of poverty through the creation of effective entrepreneurs. The continued purpose is to develop innovative materials that utilize original, creative methodologies; and to train educators, trainers and community-based organizations to convey

What skills and experience do you need to start your own business

  • Date : 2007-09-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

The skills and experience that are most important in starting a business are those which you already have..

2006 Annual Report

  • Date : 2007-07-11
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication:

Annual Report for the period January – December 2006. Improving and innovating for more effective South African entrepreneurship. Since we develop learning materials, you would think that we’re passionate about teaching. But you’d be wrong. We’re not passionate about teaching. We’re passionate about learning. And this subtle shift in focus from teaching to learning is what really defines our educational philosophy. Our programmes focus on learning. They blend content, logistics

SAIE's Learning Philosophy

  • Date : 2007-03-14
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication:

Since we develop learning materials, you would think that we’re passionate about teaching. But you’d be wrong. We’re not passionate about teaching. We’re passionate about learning. And this subtle shift in focus from teaching to learning is what really defines our educational philosophy.

Institutional strengthening and the need for core operational costs

  • Date : 2007-01-12
  • Author: Tamzin Ractliffe (GGSA)
  • Publication:

There is a common view that social profit organisations should be resource-poor, almost as a kind of proof that they are responsibly channeling donations to their beneficiaries and practicing austere cost-saving measures…

Are you ready to be an entrepreneur

  • Date : 2006-12-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business, but were too afraid to try..

South Africa : Alive with possibility?

  • Date : 2006-12-01
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Prodigy Business Services

That South Africa post 1994 is a country alive with possibility is indisputable. That it is also a country lacking in sufficient numbers of entrepreneurially minded individuals is, unfortunately, equally so..

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

  • Date : 2006-11-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

Five common qualities of successful entrepreneurs..

Farming Entrepreneurially

  • Date : 2006-10-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Go Farming

The lessons are practical and experientially learnable. After going through the one-week AgriPlanner course devise by the South African Institute for Entrepreneurship, groups of growers have had their visionof how agriculture works transformed. They have shifted from wait and see to plan and produce and the changes are dramatic. the light bulb has flashed on and there is no turning back now.

What type of business with suit you?

  • Date : 2006-10-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

Before starting your own business it is really important to know where you are going and what you want to achieve.

Training trainers for the Agricultural Sector

  • Date : 2006-09-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Go Farming

“The times they are a’changing,” sings the well known song and certainly the training and learning needs in the Agricultural sector are in the midst of a changing environment. No longer is it enough for extension officers to go around and visit and offer their suggestions as to how to improve this or that, or suggest trying some new method, crop or variety.

The social return on the Agriplanner programme

  • Date : 2006-09-27
  • Author: Tamzin Ractliffe, GGSA
  • Publication:

The idea of a ‘social profit’ is rooted in the premise of performance-based social investment. Under this paradigm, the work of “non profit organisations”, which is dedicated to achieving a social change agenda, far from being “not profitable” is of extreme social importance – and the “return” they generate on the donors funds they use should be viewed as a social profit.

How can you generate business ideas?

  • Date : 2006-08-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

As long as people are thirsty, hungry or struggling with some or other challenge, you will always be able to find an opportunity to offer refreshments, food, or a creative solution to their challenges. To succeed in business, you should always be on the look out for opportunities to make money. You don’t have to be a business expert to do this. It just takes practice..

Recording impact change on entrepreneurial mindset of learners

  • Date : 2006-08-27
  • Author: OtherWise
  • Publication:

The validity of experimental methods and quantitative measurements, appropriately used, has never been in doubt. Within the last decade, qualitative methods have ascended to a level of parallel respectability. The field of evaluation has come to recognise that that, where possible, using multiple methods, both quantitative and qualitative, can be valuable since each has strengths and one approach can often overcome the weakness of another.

How can you test your business ideas?

  • Date : 2006-07-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

No matter what type of business you wish to start, you will always face some kind of risk..

Losing the entrepreneurship battle

  • Date : 2006-07-27
  • Author: CIE / UCT
  • Publication: Businiess Day

It seems that education is the key determinant of a country's future entrepreneurial capacity. In other words, boosting entrepreneurial capacity depends on how well our education system equips young people to start their own businesses. But it's not just about degrees and diplomas.

What will you need to start your own business?

  • Date : 2006-06-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

Business start-up checklist..

How can you raise money to start your business?

  • Date : 2006-05-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

Whether you need to raise a lot or a little bit of capital, remember that where there’s a will, there’s a way..

How to write your own business plan (part one)

  • Date : 2006-04-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

Make sure to keep it brief, focused, simple and integrated. Ensure that all your ideas are connected..

How to write your own business plan (part two)

  • Date : 2006-03-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Jet Club Magazine

By writing a business plan, you will get a clearer picture of your business and its weaknesses. This can mean the difference between success and failure..

I want a regular salary. Is it safe?

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

“The more risk I am prepared to take, the bigger the business gets..”

Hi, I can do that!

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Why don’t you try out Siyabulela’s challenge for yourself? Here’s how..

But will they steal my idea

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

There's always room for one more..

Business ideas you can start from home with very little capital

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

You can..

I spotted a gap!

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

People were interested..

Market gaps!

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Real entrepreneurs see opportunities where other people see problems..

Filling market gaps!

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Suppose you have spotted a gap in the market and done a reality check. What do you do next?

What! Me run a business..

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Self concept and vision!

Who will buy from me?

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Without customers to buy your products or to use your services your business won’t make money..

Taking the plunge!

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

It is often very scary to stand at the edge of something new..

You mean I should not do anything else?

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

You will spend your time asking yourself, “How can I build the business today? What new approaches can I try? How can I reach new customers?”..

How do I decide what I can charge?

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Your costing depends on how much you are selling!

Starting Big of starting Small

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Many people think that you need lots of money to be able to start a business..

Help! I'm out of my depth..

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Finding Support services

Where can I get money

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Where you get your money from also depends on what you will use the money for.

Growing your own business to start your business!

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

So many people think that you have to have money to make money..

Doing research

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

Doing your homework..

Getting your business registered

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

There are a range of different types of business registrations..

Stokvel business power

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

The stokvel can be a wonderful way of making ubuntu work in the financial sector..

Start now - pay later!

  • Date : 2006-01-04
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Move (Media 24) Magazine Series

There are many ways to cut costs when starting your business..

2005 Annual Report

  • Date : 2005-12-22
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication:

Annual Report for the period January – December 2005. Improving and innovating for more effective South African entrepreneurship. Our challenge is to develop entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs undertake ventures. They start up enterprises. They initiate projects. So our aim is really to develop the attitudes that lead to such initiatives. If we want learners to develop entrepreneurial habits they must “just do it”. No amount of theoretical or academic preparation can substitute

Baking the entrepreneurship cake

  • Date : 2005-07-27
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: PSCA International Limited (International Development No. 5)

Entrepreneurs become that way, because they get things going by constantly sniffing out opportunities with an insatiable curiosity, vision and passion. Unfortunately, entrepreneurship is regarded as a somewhat mystical attribute that only taints a lucky few.

Visioning our own entrepreneurial future

  • Date : 2005-07-01
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Annual report

It is 2015, and.. SAIE is financially prosperous, with substantial reserves and sustainable income streams. It has 4visions focused on the key areas of Research &Development; Marketing; Service and Training; and International Outreach. The international division..

Let’s develop entrepreneurs

  • Date : 2004-02-01
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Achiever Issue 8 (Cape Media)

Entrepreneurship is regarded as “a way of thinking, reasoning and acting that is opportunity oriented, holistic in approach and leadership” (Timmons,1999). It is a way of thinking apparently less common to South Africans than to individuals in most other developing and many developed countries. The results of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey..

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – a national cross-cutting imperative – October 2003

  • Date : 2003-10-01
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Achiever Issue 7 (Cape Media)

Entrepreneurship cuts across all sectors and all subjects. It is a value system, a life skill. It should be given the status of a critical national imperative! Resources should be poured into the establishment and support of intrapreneurs in institutions and entrepreneurs creating jobs.

Learning to ride the entrepreneurship bicycle in the classroom

  • Date : 2003-01-06
  • Author: SAIE
  • Publication: Corporate Social Investment Handbook (Trialogue) 6th Edition M

Entrepreneurship is recognised as a driving force for growth and success. But if we understand it to be a mindset, an ethos, how can we teach people to be entrepreneurs, and what are the positive outcomes of so doing? Margie Worthington-Smith, MD of the South African Institute for Entrepreneurship, presents a refreshing philosophy..

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