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Rick Ed

Advisor Johannesburg Area, South Africa, ZA

Mentor, trainer and advisor to entrepreneurs and small business owners

Mentor, trainer and advisor to entrepreneurs and small business owners

11 vouches

Involved In


Do Better Business
Do Better Business
The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Side Projects

Flossie's B&B


Small Business Mentor, Trainer and Advisor Do Better Business January 2014 - present
Small Business Mentor Fetola January 2015 - present
Small Business Mentor The Tony Elumelu Foundation April 2016 - present
Presenter SME Growth Champions June 2016 - June 2016
Industry Expert The Hope Factory January 2015 - present
Presenter Small Biz Expo September 2016 - September 2016
Judge Startup Weekend November 2015 - November 2015
Presenter Congress of Business and Economics: Growing Hands June 2015 - June 2015
former Owner and Principal Inscape Education Group September 1988 - July 2014


Inscape Education Group Business/Commerce, General 1981 - 2014
Settlers Agricultural High School 1967 - 1971

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Commerce
  • • Green

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Small business • Training • Mentoring • Entrepreneurship education • Small business advisor • Small business trainer

Key Accomplishments

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Linda Ingram
We worked together  •  Member, APPETD.
Rick provides advice based on years of experience as a successful business owner and helps to guide one through potential risk and potential ... challenges. He's an experienced marketer and crative thinker providing entrepreneurs with fresh ideas on expanding their business.
David Gitonga
They're my current cofounder  •  Business Development Manager, Wema Software Solutions.
Rick is a great listener. He'll patiently listen to understand and assist accordingly. Rick Transcends cultural & age barriers. Whether you ... are a teenage or well experienced, you will be at ease with Rick. And what I find most intriguing is how he is able to connect with people from previously disadvantaged background. Hands-on experience. With over 20 years as the owner and director of one of the most successful private colleges in South Africa, Rick has a wealth of experience you will kill for. He is very creative, practical and well organized in his approach to solving problems.

We worked together
Rick is one of the best great business minds we have in this country. He has a wealth of knowledge on small businesses. I highly recommend ... him for any serious entrepreneur who is looking to take their business to the next level
tawanda mutukwa
They're my friends  •  Co Founder, Invnture.
Rick is a great entrepreneur as he has been my mentor for the past 6 months, I have found his his insights inspiring, deeply thought out and ... he also has a world of experience having started or built businesses in various industries. I have no doubt he is a great educator, entrepreneur and human being.
Caryn Myers
We worked together  •  Owner, Myers Attorneys.
Rick has started many companies and assisted small business owners grow their capacity. He never gives up and is passionate about what he be ... lieves in.
Rob Short
We worked together  •  Owner, Sustainable Transactions.
he has a good sense of how business works
Haroun Pochee
He has experience and is keen on self -development
Corinne Roux
We worked together  •  Franchisee & Independent Accountant, Business Accounting Network.
Rick considers the bigger picture when giving guidance and advice from an objective perspective. He is resource full in his knowledge and co ... nnections to assist entrepreneurs in growing their business, and shows passion in improving the individual's skill as well as the business' success. Their success is his reward.
Lebohang Thulo
We worked together  •  Editor, SME South Africa.
Rick is a great networker. He excels and bringing people together. He has great insights into how to navigate the entrepreneurial journey an ... d is generous about sharing his knowledge and network with others.
Yochi Ress
They're my friends  •  Director, ATTUNED CONSULTING - Fine Tune your Culture, Engagement & Leadership for sustainable excellence.
I have recently met with Rick to get his advice on my new small business that I have started up and his input, insight and wisdom was invalu ... able. Rick has an amazing ability for deep listening and understanding and isolating the key challenges that one faces in starting up a new business venture, and in how to overcome these efficiently and in a creative and innovative way. He is highly experienced and skilled in what he does. I highly recommend him
Thuto Mosholi Pr Eng CPM
We worked together  •  registered as a constituent assessor with SSETA, MERSETA & EWSETA, SSETA, MERSETA & EWSETA.
he takes time to understand my business

tawanda mutukwa
They're my mentor  •  Co Founder, Invnture.
Implementation of Tawanda's project will have a significant and meaningful effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of struggling small ... scale farmers and their communities in Zimbabwe. His leadership qualities will ensure that the project is a success but his innovative solution needs support to scale it to have the necessary impact

Haroun Pochee
Mr Pochee has for decades been a successful businessman and committed social entrepreneur

Corinne Roux
We worked together  •  Franchisee & Independent Accountant, Business Accounting Network.
When you need your books done professionally, as you would expect them to be done, look no further than Corinne Roux

Caryn Myers
We worked together  •  Owner, Myers Attorneys.
When you are looking for a one-stop law firm that understands entrepreneurs and their needs, go no further than Meyers Attorneys