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We got the TV and Projector!

The final trade for onematchstick is done! We have reached the goal of office space for a few startup entrepreneurs! Yeehaa! I had a possible trade with Ketha Innovations for the TV and projector for Allon, where they wanted the brick making machine, and after weeks of emails and zooms and negotiating with the suppliers of the machine, we just didn’t find a way to make the barter part of the trade work. It happens that way sometimes, with trading…

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Resources for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Resources for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs onematchstick has always been about helping start-up entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs in general, and so I am collecting a list of resources that can help you. Whether you are just starting to explore a new business idea, or want to start your own business but have no idea where to start, or have a business and realise you’d like to grow more into your entrepreneurial shoes, then I hope this list of useful books, online courses,…

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We got the Podium!

We have a deal! And so we are one step closer to finalising the last onematchstick trade for the office space to help some start-up entrepreneurs get their business off the ground! Here’s the overview of this part of the final trade: To summarise this deal A box of gear -> Telana for podcast consulting -> Brian for Sales Training -> Clear Design for a podium -> Allon for office space. And a reminder of the blinds part of this…

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Back to the drawing board

O no!! 😭 After all those meetings and proposals and waiting… my trade for the brick making machine to go to Ketha Innovations, for the TV and Projector (which would go to Allon of Raizcorp for my final trade for the office space to help start-ups) is just not going to happen…  Such a bummer! Ketha Innovations will still be able to get their brick making machine, but in this current economic climate, we just could not find a way…

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Looking for a Sales Training Expert

Do you know a Sales Expert? Someone who can deliver an exceptional, motivational talk to inspire a sales team? Please introduce me to them, as I need to find someone to trade with to finish my last onematchstick trade, to help start-ups. This will help me get the awesome “Forescolor Eco Podium” from Clear Design, that is part of my last trade. And Clear Design want to get their sales team all ready to ace 2024 next year, in exchange for…

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Logo for ‘Risk & Rise’?

Thank you for helping me as now we have a name for the podcast – the overwhelming majority of votes were for “Risk & Rise” over the name “Catch Courage”. So we need a logo now – some way to represent the podcast show that will be all about taking risks by overcoming our fear of failure or rejection, so that we can rise up to opportunities and make wonderful things happen! Below are a collection of just some rough…

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First part of my final trade done!

With my final trade that is in progress with Allon, the blinds were installed this week Tuesday! Wynand and his team did a superb job, and were so precise and cleaned up the mess from the drilling. The roller blinds, in black blockout material, look awesome and it was so great to see the old mats that had been used to block some of the windows, being taken away to storage 🙂 I say a BIG THANK YOU to Wynand…

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Help me choose a name

The final goal of the onematchstick story is to help Startup Entrepreneurs overcome the fear of failure, to become more courageous and bold in starting and growing their businesses. And it is to share the onematchstick office space with two Startup Entreprenuers, to help them get their businesses off the ground. It’s time to start this part, as the final trade with Allon for the office space is coming together so nicely! (We got news yesterday of a meeting with…

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