Small business funding programmes need to improve - survey

2015-05-13 09:33

The main problems entrepreneurs face are finding customers, raising funds, a lack of guidance and entrepreneurs’ tendency to wear too many hats, an SA survey shows.

Small business minister markets SA to the world

2015-03-22 17:00

The South Africa government was committed to help small enterprises grow into thriving businesses, Lindiwe Zulu told international business leaders in Italy.

Loving to create something from nothing

2015-03-10 15:43

Ruark Ferreira and his partners create a place where both property owners and tenants can come together in a trusted environment for a better rental experience.

Erosion of business foundations

2015-01-28 17:33

For many organisations, even when best business practices are employed, one cannot be comfortable in the front seat, according to an expert.

Spot the trend to boost your business’ future

2014-12-01 13:12

Taking cues from events around you can provide the basis for small businesses, but making sure that the trend is sustainable and offers growth are just as important.

Entrepreneurship masterclass from Dragon’s Den’s James Caan

2014-11-12 09:56

James Caan gives a masterclass in entrepreneurship as the man whose innovative joint venture with the UK Government has led to the creation of 19 300 new businesses.

You too can be a business dynamo

2014-08-13 09:41

If you don’t believe in yourself, you will never know if you can succeed in business, says Kalyani Pillay, CEO of the South African Bank Risk Association.

Business planning will save you

2014-08-11 05:00

Developing a business plan is a strategic investment in the future and sustainability of your business, says Standard Bank.

SMEs: Be prepared for change to thrive

2014-07-07 05:00

Business today is a rapidly changing, competitive place where the only constant is change, says Standard Bank. How will you change to succeed?

Opportunity lies on the other side of risk

2014-03-21 18:21

Challenges such as strikes, load shedding and e-tolls reinforce the statement that starting and running a business in South Africa is not for the faint-hearted.


7 ways to go from boss to leader

2015-05-10 16:43

Many people view the words ‘boss’ and ‘leader’ as interchangeable – but they are vastly different.

Funding fair for growing businesses

2015-03-10 16:36

A wide range of options available to entrepreneurs from public and private funding institutions will feature at the Western Cape Funding Fair.

SME expo to visit major SA cities

2015-03-06 12:23

The My Business Expo, geared towards startups and small business owners, will take place in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

Visiting Indian minister focuses on SA businesses

2015-01-19 17:27

India's Union Minister for micro, small and medium enterprises is visiting SA, leading a delegation representing the micro, small and medium industries.

Funding opportunities for W Cape entrepreneurs

2014-11-28 17:42

The Western Cape Funding Fair 2015 will hopefully go a long way in assisting budding entrepreneurs, according to the organisers.

State bank aims to bolster township economy

2014-10-08 05:00

The Gauteng government will push ahead with plans to launch a state bank to assist township entrepreneurs get access to funding, says premier David Makhura.

Creating a 30-hour work week

2014-08-12 16:08

Knowing how to use your time effectively is a more valuable skill than knowing how to make, manage, invest and spend money, says Pieter Scholtz.

Time to honour women

2014-08-05 15:28

Strong women role models inspired me, says entrepreneur Shauwn Mpisane.

SA needs more young entrepreneurs - minister

2014-06-22 15:29

Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu says the participation of young people in the country's economy is inadequate.

Zuma: Don't favour youth over older workers

2014-03-20 10:39

Youth employment must be encouraged, but this does not mean older workers must be neglected, says President Jacob Zuma.

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