Lephutshi Business Forum is a Botswana-based discussion group for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Are you an entrepreneur looking to grow your company? Looking for advice on how to establish a business as a new ambitious entrepreneur? Are you a small business owner seeking for ways to manage and expand your company? in this forum you can learn or help other members on how to grow their businesses. If you want to start a discussion or ask a question, select a forum and "add topic".
Botswana Small Business & Entrepreneur Forum
Business Startup and Planning
Assist those who are in the process of choosing a business. Discuss business fundamentals such as name, type, industry, or any information that may be helpful.
Provide information, draw from past experiences, interact with other entrepreneurs, and ask questions about the principles and various stages of business planning.
Advice, helpful tips and discussions about starting a business in Botswana.
Topics on how to find the ideal piece of land for your business in Botswana. Basically the best location at a reasonable price.
Topics and discussions concerning company registration, licensing, and the documentation required to operate a business in Botswana.
Look through this forum for tips on how to get startup funding. Discuss anything related to business startup funds with other members. Ask questions, provide answers, and share any relevant information you have on the matter.
Are you looking for a financial boost to help your business grow, or you're just looking for a second round of funding? Who's counting anyway. Join other business owners and learn/discuss strategies to secure growth funding.
Let's say you run into a big-time investor and you only have a minute. How would you go about selling your company? Who knows, maybe your big-time investor is lurking around here.
Running and Managing Your Business
General business questions & advice, entrepreneurship, and post-startup business expansion
Advice and discussions on pricing, sales, generating leads, and keeping your customers happy. Teach and learn from others, tota there's no profiting without making sales.
Discuss the business's non-fundraising financial aspects, such as taxes and banking.
Discuss topics on employee management and creating a positive work environment. Use this forum to network and find potential partners, mentors, and employees.
General advice, contracts, and business structures. Please keep in mind that we are not all lawyers and cannot provide genuine legal advice. Any discussion or advice given is solely based on the member's personal experiences. Consult a lawyer if you are unsure.
Discussions about the COVID-19 pandemic and business. Share how your company is coping with the pandemic, or seek advice on how to run your business successfully during the pandemic.
Do you provide merchant services such as credit card processing in Botswana? This is your opportunity to network with others in the industry and share your knowledge.
Keeping track of inventory and having a well-organized warehouse strategy are critical to a company's success. Please let us know the best ways to do so, as well as how your company can assist others.
Tracking logistics, as well as tracking everything in a business, is critical. Inquire or advise other businesses on how to develop an ideal logistics strategy for supply chain management in Botswana.
Keep your assets safe from theft or damage. Seek advice from the best companies in the fields of cyber security, surveillance, alarm systems, and so on.
Marketing, Advertising, and Promotion
Topics include basic marketing methods, word-of-mouth, print, radio-television, and partnership marketing.
Promoting your business on social media. Deciding which social media to use, what to post, when and how to use it. Share with others social media hacks and tips.
Discussions about managing and creating content for blogs, news publications, YouTube channels, and other platforms.
Questions and helpful tips on selecting the perfect influencer to market your product or business in Botswana. Influencer marketing works because social influencers have a high level of trust with their followers, your target market.
Tips and advice on using Mail (poso), email marketing and Telemarketing (phone).
Tips and ideas on how to effectively advertise using Pay-Per-Click Advertising, an internet advertising model in which a company pays you for every click (and/or view) on their banner ad. e.g. Google Ads or just create your own as a marketing firm.
Post here if you're looking for affiliate marketers, or just curious about it. Affiliates marketing is like a combination of Influencer marketing and Pay-Per-Click where the marketer is compensated for every referral using coupons and links.
Topics on Website Design, Domains, Hosting. Advice on getting the best webhosting and domains for your Botswana-based website.
All the SEO tips, Hacks and advice to boost your website online.
Tips on standing out in business directories and Google my business. Why you need them.
Find the best technology tools for your company's needs, explain why they're necessary, and how you can assist in getting them set up. Alternatively, simply ask for what you want.
Inquire for advice or assistance in setting up, marketing, and managing your eCommerce business.
All of the content suggested by members can be found here. Books to read, videos to watch, and even online courses to enroll in to help you grow your business, knowledge, and self-development.
Ask all the sales questions and general questions on how everything works mo Lephutshi.
Questions on Lephutshi's payment methods.
Questions and information on Lephutshi's listing packages.
Questions and information on Lephutshi's listing promotions.