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Your complimentary ticket to the Secrets of Scale…

I’ve managed to secure 25 complimentary tickets to the Secrets of Scale event series hosted in Johannesburg.

The Secrets of Scale series of events are designed to help entrepreneurs understand the dynamics and challenges of scaling a business and will empower attendees with the skills, insights and principles necessary to enable a business to scale their impact on their chosen market and ultimately scale on a world stage.

It includes several masters of scale include:

• Allon Raiz (CEO, RaizCorp)
• Rich Mulholland (Missing Link)
• Howard Mann (Brickyard Builders USA)
• Keet Van Zyl (Knife Capital)
• Clive Butkow (Kalon Venture Partners)
• Benji Coetzee (Empty Trips)
• Vinny Lingham (CEO, Civic & Shark Tank Investor)
• Marnus Broodryk (CEO, Transaction Capital SME & Shark Tank Investor)
• Jason Goldberg (Founder Edge Growth & 10X-E Investments)
• Tom Asacker (International Best Selling Author, The Business of Belief)
• Erik Kruger (Performance Coach & Founder Better Man)
• Howard Sackstein (CEO, Saicom)


I’ll be a panelist on the Secrets of Scale on 4 June with Vinny Lingham, Jason Goldberg and Vuyo Tofile and will be sharing insights into how to scale your business.

To redeem your complimentary ticket simply follow these instructions:

1. Visit
2. Select a date
2. Just above the “Order now!” button, click on the “Use a promotion code” link
3. Copy and paste this word in: MARNUS
4. Now you will see that a ticket costs nothing instead of R125

I’ll see you there!

The One-Page Dynamic Business Plan

This rule is an extract from my best selling book, 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs – click here to buy your copy

The logic behind a business plan is great. It’s a plotted journey, with marked goals and targets. It gives you something to work on, and work towards. And you’ll definitely need one if you’re looking for financing. But very seldom does it actually become a real working document for the small business owner; business plans are too long-winded and rigid and don’t allow for the fast changes and flexibility you’re going to need when you start up. So, gut instinct is how most survive, and the plan goes into the middle drawer.

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Bitcoin, Nesquik and investing in the JSE

“What’s your take on Bitcoin?”

Without a doubt, the most asked question in my inbox. To date, I haven’t responded to any of those messages. I’m not someone to give advice on investments – I think it’s an irresponsible thing to do. For many reasons but mostly because you don’t have all the facts – about the investor or the investment.

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Opportunity for Web App Development Company

Last night, I posted this on my social media:








And received more than a 100 responses in an hour. Insert monkey-covering-face emoticon.

So, I decided to rather do a post on what exactly we need and what the next step should be.

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