Very few people want to work for bosses. However few people can afford to be their own boss. It isn’t easy and takes a lot of hard work to become your own boss or to get to the point where you don’t really have one boss, just equals.


However there is two ways this can happen, hard work from inside a company or secondly, you could be an entrepreneur and start your own business. Being an entrepreneur requires many things that may seem difficult but at the same time, the requirements seem lacking.



Do you know what qualification you need to start a business? Nothing!

You don’t need a degree you don’t need a diploma or certificate none of that is necessary.

Now a degree or diploma may help if you are starting out and applying for financial aid but there are examples of many great people succeeding without degrees.

A few examples are:

  • Bill Gates


  • Mark Zuckerberg


  • Steve Jobs (When Steve Jobs first dropped out of college he recycled cans to make get by)


Just because these successful people dropped out doesn’t mean that you have too or that you necessarily should. This just goes to show how you don’t need a degree to be successful. Now we know what someone doesn’t need to be a successful entrepreneur let’s look at what he does need.


The first thing is to do what you enjoy. Starting a business that has the foundation of something you love. This will motivate you to care more about the business and work harder to make sure it is successful; in this regard it is better to focus on passion then just pure money.


However you do need to start a business that will make money and have an income, research all your options thoroughly and make sure you are providing something that consumers want or need. This doesn’t necessarily have to be new but if it is similar to others businesses you need diversity as well as be able to compete with your rivals.


A business is all about the customer, knowing your customer, what they want and how to appeal to your customer. This means that you need to know your target market. The age group of who you appeal to what fluctuations in their income will cause and how this will affect your business.

Also you need to know how to advertise to your target audience. Obviously as the business grows you will hire people to help you with the day-to-day running marketing and so forth of the business but in the beginning when designing the structure of your business you need to know how to appeal to consumers from the beginning.

Finally be organised and delegate.

A business needs to be organised knowing where everything is, is important. Never try to be the sole person in charge of your business you can’t do everything yourself therefore hire people to work for you and delegate responsibilities. These tips should give you a better chance to succeed.

If all else fails there is another solution:



College SA has Small Business Management Courses that can guide you and equip you to start your own business successfully.

Good luck!

For all the budding Beauty Therapists

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Beauty Therapy, Beauty Therapy Courses, College SA

Are you an aspiring Beauty Therapist? Do you think you have what it takes?

Answer these questions for yourself:

  • Do you have a passion for improving and enhancing your own or others’ appearance?
  • Do you like to paint and decorate nails?
  • Do you enjoy applying make-up – even when you have nowhere special to go?
  • Do you think it is very important to take care of your skin?
  • Do you like to help people unwind with a relaxing massage?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, then you are definitely a budding Beauty Therapist!

You should explore your passion further by taking some Beauty Therapy Courses. This is a great way to see whether a career in Beauty Therapy is suited to you.


Did you know?

Make-up was first created by Ancient Egyptians using copper and lead ore. Ancient Egyptian women were also among the first people to wear make-up. They painted dark colours under their eyes and made their eyelashes darker.


At College SA, we offer Short Courses, Certificates, Advanced Certificates, as well as Diplomas in Beauty Therapy.

 You can choose to specialise in the following areas:

  • Nail Care
  • Lash and Brow
  • Massage
  • Facial Skincare
  • Make-up Application
  • Hair Removal
  • Salon Management

As a registered Beauty Therapy student at College SA, you will also receive a complimentary Kit Item to help get you started on the practical side of your course.

Here are some examples of Kit Items that you could receive:

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All of our courses are offered via distance learning – allowing you to study from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Your dream career is closer than you think! Contact our friendly Student Registrars right now – they are looking forward to hearing from you, and you will not pay for this call!

~ 0800 21 23 22 ~


What do our students think of our Beauty Therapy Courses?

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Project Management – Promotion

Have you ever thought about studying a course in Project Management?

Project Management is a very popular field of study, because it is so versatile. People who study Project Management do not necessarily want to become a Project Manager (although this is definitely an option). Rather, many people take up Project Management in order to learn a valuable set of skills that is beneficial in any working environment.

Some of these skills include:

  • Time management skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Leadership
  • Effective communication skills
  • Working well under pressure

In other words, completing a course in Project Management not only has the potential to prepare you for a specific career in Project Management, but the skills and knowledge that you will gain will make you better equipped for ANY type of job!

College SA offers a fantastic FET Certificate in Project Management. This course is offered via distance learning, which means that you do not have to give up your full-time responsibilities in order to study.

The FET Certificate in Project Management is a top quality course. It is a national qualification accredited by Services SETA, and is thus recognised throughout the country.

With this qualification behind your name, employers will recognise that you possess a unique and valuable set of skills, which can surely increase your marketability.

If you are interested in studying towards an FET Certificate in Project Management, then we have great news for you! College SA is giving away a FREE short course for every student who completes their FET Certificate in Project Management.

For your free course, you can choose from the following:

  • College SA Subject Certificate in Delegating for Results
  • College SA Subject Certificate in Managing Performance
  • College SA Subject Certificate in Organisational Skills

So, not only will you have an FET Certificate in Project Management behind your name, but you will also have an additional College SA Subject Certificate! This will definitely add a “WOW” factor to your CV!

Get your free course here

You will get your free short course once you finish the FET Certificate in Project Management.

Contact us now to kick-start your career!

Want to improve your career?

Hi there dear Readers,


Most people don’t have any idea what to study so that you can improve your career and maybe even get a promotion. It’s okay to be a bit confused. It’s also okay to be very confused. College SA can help you decide exactly what you need to study (and why).

Okay, firstly, take a deep breath. Everything is going to be okay. At College SA, we have your back! The next thing I would like you to do is to get comfortable – we are going to be spending a few minutes together chatting about your different options. Switch off the TV, put your phone away, this is OUR time together.

Together, with College SA



Right, before we begin, let me just mention to you that you have a few options here:

  • If you want advice RIGHT AWAY and you would prefer to speak to one of our very friendly Course Experts, then the best thing to do would be to call the College – 0800 21 23 22.
  • If you would prefer to figure things out on your own, and you are not ready to speak to one of our Course Experts, then head over to College SA’s FREE Career Test website. On this website there are so many different FREE personality and career tests for you to take. All of these tests will help you to get to know yourself better and help you figure out what you would like to be doing in life in terms of your career. CLICK HERE to go straight to the Career Test website.


OR, carry on reading and then you can decide if you are ready to speak to one of our Course Experts or if you would like to go to College SA’s FREE Career Test website.


I have got a couple of questions for you. Just be relaxed and answer them as truthfully as you can – your answers will help us to decide what course will be best for you.

1) Are you already in a career / job and you want to stay in that career / job, but you just want to improve your current skills and maybe even get promoted?

If your ANSWER is YES, carry on reading the information here.

If you are reading this it means you would like to stay in your current career or industry, but you would like to improve your current skills and expertise. Right, what you need to do next is to go to the College SA website, and go to their page that speaks about all different careers.


* CLICK HERE to go to the College SA page for a full list of careers listed alphabetically


Once you are that page, go through the list and find the name of the career that you are in, then CLICK on the name of the career. You will be then be taken to another page that will list the courses that we recommend that you study for that career. You can click on the name of the courses for more information about them.

So, for example, on the page that lists all the careers, I saw the career ‘Educare Teacher’. Imagine that I am already an Educare teacher, but I just want to learn more skills. So I click on the career name ‘Educare Teacher‘. By doing that, I go to a new page that has suggestions on what courses I should study if I am interested in becoming a better Educare Teacher. On that page, I can click on the names of those courses and then I can find out more about those courses.

Easy! Find the name of the career or industry that you are in, CLICK on the name, and then you will be given a list of suggested courses.


2) Do you know if you would prefer to study a SHORT COURSE rather than a course that will take you more than a year?

If your ANSWER is YES, carry on reading the information here.

You need to find out more information about what SHORT COURSES are and which SHORT COURSES College SA offers. You can either read an earlier blog article about College SA’s short courses, or you can go straight to the College SA website.


* CLICK HERE to go to the earlier blog post about College SA’s short courses

*  CLICK HERE to go to the College SA page about their short courses


How are you doing? You doing okay? Please don’t panic – at College SA we are committed to helping you find the right course to study.


I know that I have given you a lot of information to read and to think about. The most important thing to remember is that we want to help you make the best decisions.

Like I said earlier, I encourage you to:

  • If you want advice RIGHT AWAY and you would prefer to speak to one of our very friendly Course Experts, then the best thing to do would be to call the College – 0800 21 23 22.
  • If you would prefer to figure things out on your own, and you are not ready to speak to one of our Course Experts, then head over to College SA’s FREE Career Test website. On this website there are so many different FREE personality and career tests for you to take. All of these tests will help you to get to know yourself better and help you figure out what you would like to be doing in life in terms of your career. CLICK HERE to go straight to the Career Test website.


I hope that you have found this information useful. Remember that education will change your life.


Until next time,



We are just about to head into our mid-year PEAK REGISTRATION SEASON. Our soon-to-be-students realise that time is running out if they want to get a start on their studies this year. Some students want to register for a couple of Short Courses and be done by the end of the year.

Please don’t wait too long before deciding to register. We don’t want you to have to experience any delays. The best thing to do is to call us RIGHT NOW and avoid all the registration queues. We can register you quickly and easily – and over the phone.

Do it – call us NOW and be first in the registration queue!

College SA – 0861 663 663

Call us NOW and don’t spend precious time standing in a queue – think of all the other fun and exciting stuff you could rather be doing. Register on the phone with us and you will have all the time in the world to do what you love!

NB – Things to know before you register with a college

So you want to register with a College? You know that you need to improve your education and you have decided that you want to study further.


But wait …


There are a few things you need to think about before you register with a College.


On the College SA website is a very interesting article that you absolutely MUST read if you are thinking about registering with a College.


Please CLICK HERE to read this critically important article.


College SA – not just any College.