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As an entrepreneur, only your A-Game will do
Here’s your playbook
The A-Game Business Blueprint

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The Online Course

Packed with a wide variety of learning materials and with ongoing webinars available, the online portal is the perfect complement to the Blueprint.

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The Book

Available both digitally and in printed form and filled with a wealth of knowledge, this book forms the backbone of the A-Game Business Blueprint.

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The Coaching Programme

This programme provides entrepreneurs with 1-on-1 coaching and access to workshops that empower them to see first-hand how to plan and implement the strategies, processes and systems required to build an ‘A-Game Business’.

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The A-Game Business Blueprint is much more than just a book. It’s a multifaceted approach to helping entrepreneurs do better business. It encompasses (1) the A-Game Business Blueprint book, (2) an online course and portal offering tutorial videos, webinars and other learning materials, (3) as well as a 12-month business coaching and workshop programme that provides the opportunity to increase your knowledge and ability to implement the Blueprint. It’s a complete, collaborative ecosystem designed to help high-growth business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve phenomenal results.

High-impact business coaching and learning for high-growth entrepreneurs.

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Know what really matters

By now you know just how stressful running a business can be and how precious your time is. The right strategy will ensure you keep the main thing as the MAIN thing.

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Do better business

You’re in business to gain entrepreneurial FREEDOM – not to work. Learn how to build a process-dependent business, one that can run with very little involvement from you.

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Get more deals signed

Learn how to grow an even larger network of potential clients and to create better connections for profitable life-time customer value – and to get that all-important signature.

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Hire the right team

Every A-Game entrepreneur needs a team of like-minded staff and strong leaders. Learn the ancient secrets of Natural Energy to find and hire the best team for your business.

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A vital resource for every South African entrepreneur

The ‘A-Game Business Blueprint’ is a practical, step by step business book which guides entrepreneurs as they run and grow their businesses. It’s a valuable resource developed by an author with a great deal of experience working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the country. The book gives readers insight into the wider theories of business. It also explores the importance of the relationship between the business and the individual’s personal life, while never straying too far from the practical realities of entrepreneurial business.
The ‘A-Game Business Blueprint’ has been developed to get local entrepreneurs into the market, fast, and on a strong foundation. It’s largely a tool for those already doing business, offering a series of easy-to-follow opportunities to examine and revise existing processes and ways of thinking. The book will also provide great value to start-up entrepreneurs, business managers as well as individual’s involved in ESD (Enterprise and Supplier Development).

 

Getting the basics right is the battle

 

It’s a simple matter to register your business, open a business bank account and get a tax clearance certificate for your first tender application. But it is a far more complicated mission to stay cash flow positive and compliant ten years, or even 3 years down the line. Equally, partnering with or hiring staff with whom you don’t have the same values with both in life and in business can come back to bite a business many years after it has seemingly developed. The bottom line of entrepreneurial life is simple: when basic business literacy is lacking, emerging entrepreneurs make mistakes that can be fatal to the business.

The ‘A-Game Business Blueprint’ ensures entrepreneurs set up their businesses on the correct value-based and strategic footing, while giving existing business owners the insights necessary to re-look at their vital structures. The Blueprint is a clear, logical text that outlines the steps that need to be followed when setting up a business that’ll remain profitable and sustainable long after the founding entrepreneur is no longer involved in the day to day running of the business. The book shares the different ways these can be thought about, and implemented.

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At the highest level the book addresses the marriage of the three primary elements of entrepreneurial business

1. The stage of your business: where your business happens to be
2. The phase of your life: where you are as an individual doing business (your thoughts, your dreams, your reality and illusions, as well as your passions)
3. The actions you are taking: the literal things you are doing, right now, in your business and your life
To do this, it takes readers through four clearly differentiated phases, and ways of thinking. With each section of the book summarised with insights and actions.

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STAGE 1: Grounding – Entrepreneurial Awareness

Who are you as an individual? What is your purpose, what are your values and passion in life?

Too often these questions are addressed much too late by entrepreneurs. This results in an attempt at commerce that is not properly rooted in the individual’s skills, value set and true personal aspiration. Learning to ask and answer relevant awareness questions at the early stage of business life is vital.

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STAGE 2: Aim – The Business Concept Stage: Take Action

Right, so you have an idea. Now what? The worst thing you can do is rush off to a business plan. Why? Because you don’t really understand your idea yet.

You need to explore it from a variety of perspectives. You need to test it, and have others test it. You need to get it out of your own head, and you also need to get out of the building and see how this thing takes shape in the real world.

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STAGE 3: Market(ing) – The Advocate Stage:  Commit

It’s time to claim your share of the market, and it’s not going to be easy. You need to develop an approach to selling and customer acquisition, along with communication tools.

This is a challenging, intense phase, and you need to be ready emotionally and practically. You also need to understand and implement the links to nurturing customers, wowing them as well as maximizing customer lifetime value.

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STAGE 4: Expand – The Amplification Stage: Systematising the business

Your business is established, but it’s also at its most vulnerable. If you don’t systematise the key elements and processes, you will either remain a one man show forever, trapped in the business or get toppled by the first challenging wind that sweeps by.

This stage has everything to do with your team – the human beings working alongside you and the critical business processes that’ll help systematize your business. Your challenge is to develop and refine a systematised way of working that caters to the weaknesses and exploits the strengths of people from all walks of life including your external partners. This is the beginning of your exit strategy.

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What others say about the book.

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“I am personally hoping that Ntate KK Diaz’s book will contribute to the much needed dialogue in this country. To really talk about crucial and courageous conversations of how do we, together, give effect to the South Africa of Rolihlahla N. Mandela’s dreams. To bring about nation building in our lifetime that must surely be the result of inclusive economic growth, so that we can genuinely achieve this elusive social cohesion. In all of this worthy aspiration, I am hoping that this dialogue will culminate in us reclaiming business as a national asset.”

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“Well done to KK on an outstanding and much needed contribution to South African entrepreneurs. The A-Game Business Blueprint is a practical guide for growing businesses and business people – especially critical to help light our way in those times of darkness that we all invariably face along the way. The standout for me is the specific focus on developing self-awareness as an entrepreneur – we need to know ourselves so that we can truly give the best ourselves to others. In so doing we grow communities and economies through enterprise.”

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“Our world is crowded with ‘How to Start Up’ methodologies, books and seminars. What sets KK apart is a deep empathy for the human side of the start up.  Honest introspection of your strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur along all steps of your business building journey is uber critical to those who weren’t raised in a culture of entrepreneurship.  KK’s book takes you along the journey but helps you manage yourself as much as your business. A must read for young entrepreneurs who feel like they are all alone in their quest.”

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“The journey for any entrepreneur, is a tricky path filled with forks, crossroads and obstacles. With a deep understanding of the testing terrain that face the African entrepreneur, KK has penned a balanced practical guide that should be carried by all who embark on this challenging road. A-Game is a must-have!”

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About The Author

KK Diaz is a business strategist, digital marketer, 3X author, speaker and serves as CEO of A-Game Business Consulting. He uses digital transformation to help businesses improve performance, create meaningful stakeholder engagements and to increase shareholder value.

KK Diaz helps companies around the world to implement innovative business strategies, digital marketing tactics, processes and systems for transformative sustainable growth.

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