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THE APTITUDE AND PASSION WE HAVE FOR BUSINESS

THE APTITUDE AND PASSION WE HAVE FOR BUSINESS

BUSINESS AS WE KNOW IT TODAY

What vast strides have been made in business over the past number of years, in fact ever since the first computers and cell phones came into the equation, and if you don’t keep up with technology and master data management, your business could go down the drain very quickly.

Fortunately, we have every opportunity for learning either online or by attending courses, seminars and becoming more competent in what we do. This can be costly and time-consuming but well worth the effort if you do in fact have the will and drive that it takes to own and run a business.

The way to keep a business running smoothly is by keeping tabs on everything. This could take a number of staff or someone well trained in keeping track of data on the computer.

The incoming and outgoings of goods, money, supplies, invoicing, etc. This is such a far cry from the way I began my very first business venture.

EARLY ENTREPRENEUR

It must have been clear to my parents when I was about five or six that I had the #aptitudeandpassionforbusiness when I went around the garden picking the seeds off a variety of plants, drew pictures of the flowers on envelopes and went around the neighbourhood, selling the seeds.

I amassed rather a tidy handful of customers and coins on my rounds before my parents learned of my business and I was told in no uncertain terms that I should never do that again – or else!

ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVOUR REPEATS ITSELF

I was reminded of it when my own son did the same thing (although he didn’t draw pictures on envelopes) he just dug plants out of my garden and went around the neighbourhood selling them.

The loss in my own garden was really minimal and I really could appreciate the work my son had gone through to earn himself a bit of pocket money, so I didn’t come down on him too hard. Just made him return the money and promise not to do it again. That was punishment enough.

MANY EXCITING BUSINESS VENTURES LATER AND STILL GOING#many,business,ventures

Having the aptitude and passion for business has never left me and the excitement I get from getting a new business up and running will always bring me joy.

Over the years I have had a number and wide variety of Business Ventures, all successful and all suited my lifestyle at the time.

  • Running Gym Classes,
  • Teaching Sewing
  • Designing and Making Wedding gowns
  • Medical Garment Design and Manufacture
  • Garden Design
  • Quilting
  • Blogging

When you have entrepreneurial blood running through your veins, make the most of it.

DO YOU HAVE IT?

Well, do you have the Aptitude and Passion for Business?

If you do, don’t forget to put in place all the technology, training and whatever else is necessary to make your business the success you would wish it to be.  Change things about, if need be, just keep the passion burning and a good head on your shoulders.

Jill du Preez

Creative Entrepreneur ● Seamstress | Quilter | Artist | Published Author | Creative Promoter of Emerging Artists

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