ARTICLES RELATING TO ENTREPRENEURS

#Budget2017: Fuel levy likely to impact SMEs, retail most

2017-02-22 22:26

The biggest impact in Budget 2017 is the fuel levy, which has a huge knock on effect, according to the CEO of a company providing working capital to businesses.

Shwe’s fashion revolution

2017-02-22 10:12

Julia Franco’s social enterprise has reinvented her life and taught her about the meaning of money, work, community and fashion.

Sluggish Economy: Businessmen hope snails will rake in the cash

2017-02-20 17:20

With the construction of a new snail-processing factory in Mossel Bay, those pesky snails that destroy the expensive plants in your garden might soon become money-spinners.

Budget 2017: A wish list for SMEs

2017-02-17 05:01

Provided SA can maintain a stable political environment, the Budget 2017 speech is bound to contain opportunities for entrepreneurs, says Business Partners.

Former gangster now makes eco-friendly cleaning products

2017-02-14 12:13

A former Cape Town gangster says his life has changed radically and he now makes affordable, environmentally-friendly cleaning products after turning away from a life of crime.

SMEs should be at centre of Zuma's Sona - expert

2017-02-08 11:43

In his upcoming State of the Nation Address President Jacob Zuma might talk about ways to boost small, and particularly black-owned, businesses, says an expert.

Innovation and quality give food company the edge

2017-02-02 10:00

By commercialising seasonings, spices and baking ingredients, among others, Tracy Foulkes and Paul Raphaely built NOMU, a brand that exports to over 30 countries.

Teenager realising his culinary dream

2017-02-01 18:36

As the head of a child-led household, this teenager's dream to become a chef seemed unreachable.

SMEs must prepare for increased electricity tariffs - expert

2017-01-30 05:01

The next eight years will likely see an above-inflation year-on-year electricity tariff increase of at least 6% to 8%, warns an energy expert.

Kasifixation: Changing perceptions one post at a time

2017-01-29 07:37

One post at a time is how a young Port Elizabeth blogger aims to change perceptions of townships in Nelson Mandela Bay.

 

Entrepreneurs should look for opportunities in Budget 2017

2017-02-22 13:03

SME owners will consider the 2017 national budget in the light of government’s declaration that "small business is big business", says Standard Bank.

Zulu: French-SA tech lab can find solutions

2017-02-21 18:51

A new incubator in Cape Town has been dedicated to South African and French entrepreneurs, primarily focusing on black entrepreneurs.

Winning women: Teasing the taste buds

2017-02-19 06:02

Gauteng-based catering company By Word of Mouth has been teasing taste buds for nearly a quarter of a century, thanks to its dynamic founder and owner, Karen Short, writes Sue Grant-Marshell.

A shoe business with a different beat

2017-02-16 11:39

Corrida Shoes has been around for more than three decades, but it is their Tsonga brand that the company is best known for. finweek interviewed owner Peter Maree.

Inside SA’s rose powerhouse

2017-02-08 13:05

By changing the way in which roses are propagated, Ludwig Taschner of Ludwig’s Roses has managed to create a nursery that boasts the largest selection of rose varieties in the world.

Mentorship needed for entrepreneurial success in SA - CEO

2017-02-03 07:13

The failure rate of start-ups in SA is too high and mentorship could be what is needed, according to Adrian Gore, founder and CEO of the Discovery Group.

BEE initiative for stud farm grooms

2017-02-01 20:39

The thoroughbred breeding community is helping farm worker upliftment with a BEE initiative that helps grooms to progress towards their own enterprises.

Know when to give up if your business isn't working

2017-02-01 16:15

If you find yourself going nowhere years down the line, it may be time for some tough questions and honest introspection, says .

Gerald Wolman celebrates business, diplomatic success at 90

2017-01-29 19:05

Well-known Cape Town businessman, Dr Gerald Wolman, celebrated his 90th birthday recently and looks back at an extraordinary life of achievements.

Andrew Fenwick: Celebrating the wins. What makes SA great.

2017-01-27 19:01

In SA's current sea of political and economic uncertainty it is good to look around for the good stuff happening around us, says an entrepreneur.

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