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How do we become Entrepreneurs? Part 1/3
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How do we become Entrepreneurs? Part 1/3
Development of Entrepreneurs:

Restrictions and Red Tape make it difficult to get started as an Entrepreneur.

The aim of this movement is to gather enough support from the informal sector, off which will will draft a charter, outlining the various proposals that will remove restrictions and free the economy.

The removal of restrictions will contribute towards the development of entrepreneurs.

An obstacle that we are faced with in our country, is that historically we are not Entrepreneurs, the restrictive ‘red tape’ is only part of the reason, the job reservations system which restricted our black community from participating, ensured no shortage of jobs for a white, contributing to the lack of an entrepreneur tradition.
Our white population was born into a job, if his father was a farmer, he became a farmer, if his father was a lawyer, he became a lawyer, a doctor, a police-man, a fire-man, a train-driver, work was guaranteed.

Employment is only possible through the creation of a life-style that is based on the concept of becoming an entrepreneur.
Many white South Africans, disadvantaged by Employment Equity, have taken generous packages to get out of their jobs, switched to becoming entrepreneurs, and failed dismally.

Let us have a look at how we are going to establish this life-style.

BEE & EE; accepted as necessary, but abused by many:

For years, I like many accepted the BEE and EE principles and plodded along.
The Tender process has become so divorced from many sections of the business community, from the outside, it appears that only those who would be prepared to close eyes, or add to the corruption, play in this circus.

Employment opportunities:

Most young blacks that talk to me, believe that it is impossible to find employment if you do not have, a family member of friend in the corporate or government sector.
I agree, employment is impossible if you do not have a friend or family member in the system, you are excluded.

Why???

I attribute this directly to the damage done to our communities pre-1994, where, as a result of the conflict, we have large portions of the community who lived through our greatest conflict period, who did not receive the social skills transfer from one generation to another, skills that are normally transferred subconsciously from one generation to another.
These children were involved in the conflict with the security forces pre-1994, they did not live normal lives with their parents.
Many of them know they are unable to manage their anger, a small trigger can be fatal, yet they do not understand the reason or implication.

The lack of social skills are identified as follows:

Attitude;
Responsibility;
Communication;
Decision Making;
Problem Solving;

The lack of these life-skills condemn you to poverty, no matter what your skills or academic qualifications are, you do not get through the interview process without these skills.
For this reason the Employer, having successfully appointed one person with these social skills. is inclined to use that person in their employ, to bring family and friends into the system, as they are also more inclined to have these social skills.


click to link directly to Part 2:
http://economic-freedom-charter.co.za/sh...php?tid=59

(This post was last modified: 11-05-2012 10:07 AM by Cedric.)
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