Friends and Friction: Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face

2017-08-20 06:00

You cannot claim to be pro-business unless you are for the people, because business is about people. This was clearly demonstrated by this week’s collapse of US President Donald Trump’s business advisory councils, in protest against his refusal to de

It took a year for customers to smell the coffee

2017-08-15 16:14

Gcobani Gogoba faced many fears before tapping into his savings to buy two espresso machines and a generator to start his coffee-making business from the boot of his car.

IDC profit up more than 800%

2017-07-31 15:40

The Industrial Development Corporation has reported a net profit of R2.2bn, compared to the R223m reported in 2016.

Eastern Cape woman's geyser sleeve reduces power consumption

2017-07-23 15:22

An Eastern Cape innovator may have found the solution to reducing the cost of a geyser’s energy consumption with a simple contraption to heat water.

SA 'shoots itself in foot' on innovation

2017-07-20 16:06

Countries like Chile, Moldova, Malta, Greece and Cyprus rank higher than SA for innovation, while Mauritius is in 6th place.

Free workshops for 900 young entrepreneurs

2017-07-12 13:49

The 2017 BUSINESS/PARTNERS competition for young entrepreneurs provides the opportunity for those between 18 and 35 to try their hand at entrepreneurship.

Not radical but practical and achievable transformation

2017-07-12 05:00

A study suggests that finding ways to formalise cooperative business relationships could be one way to boost the success of women in small and medium enterprises, says Mlenga Jere.

Why SMEs should look at alternative energy solutions

2017-07-07 18:49

The financial strain on businesses is expected to increase exponentially in the foreseeable future as Eskom’s planned 19.9% tariff hike was announced in June.

Wahi wants to disrupt storage industry

2017-06-30 16:48

Wahi is a South African start-up that connects the owners of space to the people who need space – both commercial and residential.

Meet Einstein Sibanda and his free-range chicken farm

2017-06-29 07:16

On the outskirts of Simon’s Town, Einstein Sibanda has established a two hectare free-range poultry project.


Companies urged to review employment equity plans

2017-08-16 19:29

The Department of Labour is intensifying its efforts to root out JSE-listed companies that contravene the Employment Equity Act, says an expert at Mazars.

Jozi on top-50 list for women entrepreneurs

2017-08-06 21:30

Johannesburg ranks 28th out of 50 cities on the latest annual Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index.

Delia takes 'triple threats' in her stride

2017-07-28 16:37

Delia Sainsbury identified a huge gap in the market to train performers at her Waterfront Theatre School and Waterfront Theatre College.

Why history matters for entrepreneurs

2017-07-21 11:15

In order to understand why certain strategies companies used succeeded (or failed), it is vital to have a firm grasp of the times and context in which they came into being.

Avoid running business like personal piggybank

2017-07-14 18:03

In an effort to keep taxable earnings down, many business owners will run personal expenses through their business.

Keeping us riveted to the radio

2017-07-12 12:05

More than a just a household voice on the air, multi-faceted DJ Fresh is a prolific music maker and successful businessman.

G20: Trump pledges $50m to help women entrepreneurs

2017-07-09 18:15

Donald Trump pledges $50m to women entrepreneurs fund spearheaded by Ivanka Trump, says daughter's life would be easier if she had a different dad.

#Savings: SA sees rise of the Slasher to beat money blues

2017-07-07 07:54

The Old Mutual Saving and Investment Monitor for 2017 has identified an emerging trend of Slashers - people with multiple jobs to boost their income and ultimately their savings.

Shanduka Black Umbrellas honours top SMEs

2017-06-29 18:10

Top performing small and medium enterprises have been recognised at the Shanduka Black Umbrellas National Development Awards in Johannesburg.

Job shaving means entrepreneurship skills more important for SA youth

2017-06-27 18:25

SA youth will increasingly have to explore entrepreneurship for employment opportunities, says the spokesperson for a national entrepreneurship competition.

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