Salaried Entrepreneur | Can one run a successful business while still employed?
Alumni Thought Leadership Networking event with Mr Sabryn Tsie
Facilitated by the Alumni Association Botswana Chapter
There is an assumption that only people who already have a lot of money or connections are the ones who can start a business. In actual fact, anyone can start and run a successful business as an entrepreneur with the right guidance. But can you run a successful business while you’re still employed?
If you intend to do business while you’re employed, there are some critical elements that need to be considered - including work-life balance, which plays a major role in the success or failure of a business, as well as your employment.
Generally, entrepreneurs are able to create employment in their communities and to solve problems for the people in those communities. Entrepreneurship is no longer a nice-to-have - it is now considered a source of livelihood: more so with changes in globalisation, technological shifts and high levels of global unemployment. We have also seen recent cultural shifts towards entrepreneurship.
Join us along with Mr Sabryn Tsie in Gaborone, as he explores the avenues and challenges towards becoming a salaried entrepreneur.
Mr Sabryn Tsie
Executive Director: Construction Industry Trust Fund (CITF)
Mr Sabryn K Tsie is a Human Resource Development Specialist, A Trainer, An Associate Electrical Engineer, a Competency Based Training Practitioner and a Performance Management Specialist. Mr. Tsie has extensive experience in Management, Strategic Development, Project Management, Performance Management, Training and Development and in the Electrical Engineering field. His experience spans over 27 years. He further pursued his career at the then BCL Mine.
Mr Tsie has an extensive educational background that has compelled him to travel extensively to Ireland, England, Germany, Australia and South Africa. He has various qualifications covering diplomas and degrees in management, engineering, project management, performance and training/development. He pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Adult and Vocational Education (BAdVocEd) at University of Tasmania in Australia. He also pursued a Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (HND) TAFE he also underwent further and extensive training in the UK in the electrical engineering field.
Mr Tsie also obtained a Bachelors Degree of Technology in Human Resource Development (B-Tech HRD) (cum laude) through the Vaal University of Technology. He further pursued a Management Development programme (MDP) with the University of Stellenbosch and a Leadership Development Programme (LDP) (cum laude) at the University Johannesburg. He earned his Master’s Degree (MSc) in Performance Management and Workplace Learning with the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He also attained numerous certificates and diplomas in the fields of Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Project Management and Organisational Development & Performance etc.
Mr Tsie is currently leading the Construction Industry Trust Fund (State Owned Enterprise - SOE) as the Executive Director/CEO, which has 14 satellite centers across the country that provides skills for the economy.
He is an entrepreneur and runs a number of successful businesses.