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#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 17: Our journey towards becoming unimportant
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 17: Our journey towards becoming unimportantArticle

I used to have someone at Raizcorp who was really good at his job; let's call him Tshepo (not his real name). Tshepo was not only really good at his job, he was also incredibly loyal and willing to step in to help wherever help was needed...

Allon Raiz 3 May 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 16: Lack of rhythmic, well-designed meetings
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 16: Lack of rhythmic, well-designed meetingsArticle

So many small businesses neglect the power of rhythmic meetings. Here's why they are so important...

Allon Raiz 28 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 15: The lazy vision statement
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 15: The lazy vision statementArticle

Let's be honest. At the beginning of our entrepreneurial journeys, the first few months, if not years, are just about making month-end...

Allon Raiz 19 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflictArticle

In the early years of startups, especially for first-time entrepreneurs, there is a novelty associated with having people work for you for the first time...

Allon Raiz 13 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdication
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdicationArticle

Over the past 20 years, I've has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

Allon Raiz 1 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to think
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to thinkArticle

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

Allon Raiz 1 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindset
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindsetArticle

I remember clearly the first day I realised someone hated me - not for my personality (or not that I know of), not for something I had done to them, but simply because I competed with them...

Allon Raiz 17 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakesArticle

There are many reasons a hire could be inappropriate for your organisation. The two main reasons, though, are bad performance and lack of alignment...

Allon Raiz 11 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises right
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises rightArticle

One of the first paradoxes a startup entrepreneur faces is choosing the size of their first rented - or purchased - business premises along with the duration of the lease...

Allon Raiz 18 Feb 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 8: Lack of financial discipline
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 8: Lack of financial disciplineArticle

One of the most commonly requested documents throughout your entrepreneurial journey will no doubt be your financials...

Allon Raiz 21 Jan 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 7: Lack of financial understanding
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 7: Lack of financial understandingArticle

Over the past 20 years, Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges. He shares some of the most important lessons he has learned...

Allon Raiz 1 Dec 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 6: Overcoming the first abuse from a customer
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 6: Overcoming the first abuse from a customerArticle

In the startup years, the adage "the customer is king" remains fresh and deliberate in your mind. You have probably convinced your customers (and yourself) that by using your company they will receive much better service than from the "big guys."...

Allon Raiz 1 Dec 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 5: The false start
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 5: The false startArticle

In the 20 years I have worked with entrepreneurs, there is a phenomenon I have seen all too often - the false start...

Allon Raiz 18 Nov 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 4: Misunderstanding pivot
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 4: Misunderstanding pivotArticle

Allon Raiz shares some important lessons he has learned using a sequence that mirrors the typical stages of any entrepreneurial journey - from ideation through to scaling a business...

Allon Raiz 10 Nov 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 3: Insufficient financial runway
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 3: Insufficient financial runwayArticle

Over the past 20 years, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

Allon Raiz 4 Nov 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 2: Is there really a market?
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 2: Is there really a market?Article

In this series of articles, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, shares 20 of some of the most important lessons he has learned using a sequence that mirrors the typical stages of any entrepreneurial journey...

Allon Raiz 10 Mar 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 1: Am I really an entrepreneur?
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 1: Am I really an entrepreneur?Article

Over the past 20 years, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

Allon Raiz 10 Mar 2020

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