Helping people to vocalise properly

2014-12-18 17:23

Monique Harrisberg of The Voice Clinic realised that if she really wants to teach her students how to speak clearly, she had to start her own training company.

Khayelitsha entrepreneur clinches global award

2014-12-15 13:55

Khayelitsha entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani has clinched the 2014 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award in the Business/Entrepreneurial category.

2015 – year for SMEs

2014-12-12 18:44

2015 is the year of the entrepreneur and for SMEs to shine, says James Caan.

Black-owned SMEs a safe investment - Woolworths

2014-12-12 17:20

Ninety eight percent of the black-owned small to medium enterprises, financed by Woolworths, repay their soft loans on schedule, says the company.

Learning to enjoy living

2014-12-09 08:35

We have mastered many parts of our lives except how to enjoy living, says Ian Mann.

The key to success as an entrepreneur

2014-12-09 07:12

Human behaviour specialist Dr John Demartini explains how to identify a niche and start a successful business.

How to find your 'angel'

2014-12-02 07:38

Every start-up can benefit from the wisdom of an angel investor, says Ian Mann.

Impact of crime on SA business at dire levels

2014-11-26 14:17

The impact of crime on SA businesses and the direct impact on individuals are reaching dire levels once again, according to research.

Taking a stand in a man's world

2014-11-18 14:47

Gail Small of Angel’s Steel Fabrication is the top student of the Small Business Academy development programme of the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Women entrepreneurs on the increase

2014-11-17 11:38

The main challenge is ensuring that women who have started businesses get the necessary support to not only survive, but thrive, says an expert.

Top transformation achievers honoured

2014-11-10 18:33

Top performing black owned businesses and leading black entrepreneurs were honoured at the 13th annual BBQ Awards.

A Germany-UK tech start-up to set shop in SA?

2014-10-27 10:55

Tech start-up InTheCity aims to expand its online shopping platform for students and sees SA as a key market for growth.

W Africa's business game-changers announced

2014-10-24 16:14

The winners of the West African round of business awards were honoured in a ceremony at Lagos’ Oriental Hotel.

Money isn't everything

2014-10-22 07:38

Ian Mann explains why Warren Buffett's son chose happiness over great wealth.

Making a difference motivates Greg

2014-10-21 15:54

After many years of hard work and perseverance, Greg Gallagher of Snuza baby-monitors is reaping success in 64 countries.

Wonderbag creator's big shift

2014-10-16 17:38

Sarah Collins shows how a causing paradigm shift with people around you can be game changing in this world.

Grow your business out of your kitchen

2014-10-16 15:00

A business development expert gives tips on how to move an expanding business run from your home into bigger premises.

Grow your business

2014-10-14 07:42

Expert gives tips on how to move an expanding business into bigger premises.

An 'uneducated' CEO's lessons for success

2014-10-10 07:00

A tech start-up entrepreneur says that while he got to the top without formal education, he now sees its value after studying for an MBA through UCT.

Business training for tavern owners

2014-10-08 17:16

SAB has launched a retailer training programme aimed at improving tavern owners' business skills and educating them on how to run a sustainable business.

R160m lift for township business

2014-10-07 17:54

The Gauteng provincial government will invest at least R160m in revitalising and building business hubs in townships, Gauteng premier David Makhura says.

Business owners concerned about support

2014-09-29 16:45

Business owners are increasingly expressing concerns around the need for support and business mentorship, according to a survey.

SA entrepreneurs gain insight, deals in UK

2014-09-26 16:35

The fourth International Trade Programme) to the United Kingdom has seen the return of 13 local entrepreneurs, most with new business and contacts.

Businesses urged to review risk management

2014-09-25 12:26

Tough economic conditions place strain on small and large businesses and require a greater effort to ensure profitability, warns an expert.


Innovate to avoid silly season

2014-12-15 10:28

December is silly season and is a time when your business might be showing signs of slowing down, when it should be showing signs of innovation to remain on top.

James Caan: 2015 – your year to shine and prosper in business

2014-12-12 18:29

2015 is the year of the entrepreneur and one for small businesses to prosper, according to the Autumn Statement.

World Cup brings this entrepreneur to SA

2014-12-11 16:50

What began as a trip to South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup has resulted in a booming business for Boris and Sandra Leyck.

SMEs should collaborate to solve power issues

2014-12-09 07:51

More than ever companies need to look for solutions, rather than be hamstrung by a lack of power to their business, says an expert.

Learning to enjoy living

2014-12-09 07:10

We have mastered many parts of our lives except how to enjoy living, says Ian Mann.

Dale thrives in complex advertising arena

2014-12-02 17:12

A lot has changed in the advertising industry since Durban-based advertising agency The Hardy Boys was founded by CEO Dale Tomlinson 20 years ago.

Service delivery 'more important than discounts'

2014-12-01 13:35

In an era when companies are fighting over prices and reward mechanisms, many businesses are ignoring what the customer really wants, says an expert.

Plan to revitalise small business dept

2014-11-21 12:55

The portfolio committee on small business development has vowed to exercise stringent oversight over the department of small business development.

Seven ways to get the most out of advertising

2014-11-18 12:22

Businesses that want to improve their advertising need to ensure that their strategy is sound, that mediums are carefully selected and that their idea is strong, says an expert.

Bone up on the Brics

2014-11-12 07:28

SA's role as the African Brics member requires sorting out problems, says Ian Mann.

Zulu: Most SMMEs fail in year one

2014-10-28 14:11

Almost 80% of small, medium and micro enterprises fail in their first year, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Township business set for cash injection

2014-10-25 09:02

The government is in the process of launching a fund to support the informal business sector, especially in the townships, the presidency says.

Child entrepreneur's stolen childhood

2014-10-22 14:27

Kids should maybe run around and roll in mud at the age of eight, not study the stock market.

Lindiwe Zulu: Tax important for SA

2014-10-21 16:23

The tax needs of small and medium enterprises needed to be balanced with those of government, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

French small firms stunted by bureaucracy

2014-10-21 14:23

Many bosses in France won't hire a 50th worker to avoid subsequent obligations, as small and mid-sized businesses say growth is stifled by bureaucratic demands.

Wonderbag creator aims for paradigm shifts

2014-10-16 17:30

Sarah Collins, creator of the Wonderbag, has realised that one can cause paradigm shifts in those around you and do something game changing in this world.

FNB takes Silicon Cape to new heights

2014-10-15 12:29

FNB and Silicon Cape announced a three-year strategic partnership worth R1m per annum in funding and resource support to boost business activity in South Africa.

Business health in focus

2014-10-14 07:38

Having a healthy leadership team requires effort and discipline, says Ian Mann.

Growing the franchise industry

2014-10-09 18:00

FNB will be hosting the third annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit in Johannesburg on October 15 and Cape Town on November 19.

Business training for tavern owners

2014-10-08 13:04

SAB has launched a retailer training programme aimed at improving tavern owners' business skills and educating them on how to run a sustainable business.

A second chance for youth at risk

2014-09-30 14:36

The Youth Focus Project offers students, who were struggling to advance past grade 9, the opportunity to gain skills for the wholesale and retail sector.

Why solar energy is good for business

2014-09-26 18:58

Every day the sun provides the earth with more than ten thousand times the energy required by the earth’s population, at no cost.


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