Pat Pillai: “Entrepreneurship is a state of mind”

2015-05-22 11:12

Tim Modise chats to Pat Pillai, CEO of LifeCo Unlimited which has raised R32m from the IDC and Standard Bank, about the development of young entrepreneurs.

WATCH: We will hold government to account if they don't pay SMMEs - Zulu

2015-05-22 10:34

Systems were being put in place to ensure government departments are held to account when they don’t pay SMMEs, says small business minister Lindiwe Zulu.

12 characteristics of an entrepreneur

2015-05-19 07:53

Not all independent business people are true entrepreneurs, and not all entrepreneurs are created equal, says a business coach.

The Barn to the rescue for township entrepreneurs

2015-05-17 21:15

The Bandwidth Barn in Khayelitsha has been the answer for township entrepreneurs who normally lack the basic resources that boost other small businesses.

Getting to grips with employment contracts

2015-05-15 12:25

An effective, flexible and understandable employment contract is the basis of a good employee-employer relationship, says an expert.

Learning tough job of success

2015-05-13 17:37

Emerging businesses must show a progressive spirit and must have a sound business plan, says the head of an incubator for small businesses.

Rapid growth in B2B e-commerce

2015-05-12 15:52

Companies should not ignore the rapid growth in business-to-business e-commerce, says an expert.

Get help from outside

2015-05-05 09:11

Six professional women in the Midlands have established a co-operative, the Business Skills Alliance, to offer business skills, support and training to small and medium enterprises.

BUSINESS BOOKS BREAKFAST: Find out why money's not the answer

2015-04-28 11:04

Most business problems could be solved by having the right people, in the right place, at the right time. And then keeping them there!

BOOK REVIEW: The art of managing people

2015-04-28 07:14

Human Resource Management is profoundly different in different markets, says Ian Mann.


WATCH: Red tape cutter will be Zulu’s weapon of choice

2015-05-22 11:08

If Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has it her way, a lot of red tape will be cut in her second year on the job.

WATCH: In the chamber, politics has to play - Minister Zulu

2015-05-22 10:27

Political parties are working together constructively in the portfolio committee to find solutions for entrepreneurs, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Small business ministry defends its strategy

2015-05-18 12:49

Ahead of her budget speech this week, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says her ministry will offer services in an integrated manner.

Crowdfunding a new source of income for CFOs

2015-05-15 18:10

Crowdfunding is not only for SMEs, but also for CFOs who do not have the budget to finance all the projects that employees desire to engage in, shows a report.

Woolies and Mr Price boosting the breadwinners

2015-05-14 07:48

Taking unwanted garments from excess to entrepreneur, a local non-profit organisation is expanding with the help of two competitors, says industry expert Tina Retief.

Kung-fu helps Scott break through in business

2015-05-12 16:20

Scott Cundill has 18 years in the internet marketing game, is a published author and public speaker and represents South Africa at Shaolin kung-fu.

New programme for small contractors

2015-05-06 15:48

A programme that aims to “empower emergent contractors” was started yesterday by KZN MEC for Human ­Settlements and Public Works ­Ravigasen Pillay.

Reaching for the skies to sell cars

2015-05-04 15:45

A unique and innovative way of moving metal on the internet reveals how the sky is only the limit for those daring enough to challenge the status quo.

Creative ways to reward employees

2015-04-28 07:23

Rewarding employees contributes significantly to their job satisfaction but rewards don’t only have to come in the form of money to be valuable.

Branson: Companies should let staff work from home

2015-04-26 14:37

Companies that forbid the practice, such as Yahoo, put pressure on families and limit opportunities for women, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

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