Well it’s January, 2nd, 3pm (UTC +2:00) and so the journey begins. We are online and ready to document our journey of starting a company.
I have elected to share the journey on our website and social media so that it is a transparent and available to all entrepreneurs. @enn_africa on Twitter and @EnnAfricaNews on Facebook
We are starting off in South Africa and have partnered with Hustle Central Productions (Pty) Ltd founded by Lesego Molotsi. I think Lesego is a radio production guru. He thinks he has a lot to learn still and we will be sharing content on his online radio station and social media too. Eventually, all the South African content will be running through Hustle Central, which is a multi-lingual platform. @hustle_central on Twitter and @hustlecentralSA on Facebook
So that people can join in, learn and comment. What I do may not always be the best solution and I am open to feedback from everyone, entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals and everyone in between. ENN Africa is a platform for engagement, networking and collaboration between entrepreneurs in Africa.
What to expect
During this journey we are going to share the process of all the red tape (boring but necessary) as well as our strategy and goals. We will get some of the stuff right and some of the stuff wrong. Both are OK and we value your input and feedback. This week will include:
- Setting up a company in South Africa
- Opening a bank account
- Moving into the office
- Setting up the agreements we needed
- Meeting people and organisations that we will be working with
- Sharing our strategy and all the exciting products and services that will be available to the entrepreneurs
Not everything will be at its best when we start and that OK. One of the best things I have learnt along the way is to get going. Perfection is not a startup goal. It is a nuisance and a hindrance. Get going, get started and fix things along the way (unless you are a rocket scientist or brain surgeon).
So what should you do?
Register with us as it will be an interesting and fun journey and your support will enable us to provide really innovative and necessary business tools to entrepreneurs. We really want you to be part of this startup. It will be rewarding.