ARTICLES RELATING TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

‘It’s tough out there’ – Why small business needs change to survive 2017

2016-11-29 18:05

Unless there is a fundamental political change which allows the economy to awaken and stretch its muscles, 2016 might just seem like a picnic, says a business analyst.

SA's Fourex scoops top UK entrepreneur award

2016-11-21 10:53

Foreign exchange market disruptor Fourex has scooped the 2016 New Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the UK’s “Oscars of Business”, its second major award.

Hope springs in Diepsloot through Rhiza Babuyile

2016-11-14 06:18

A community development project is solving the problem of unemployment through skills training for young people who go on to become entrepreneurs.

Manamela offers solutions to youth unemployment

2016-08-25 15:31

Self-employment and entrepreneurship is the central solution to deal with youth unemployment, says Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela.

How field guides contribute to tourism

2016-07-28 16:06

In the lodge industry one role stands head and shoulders above the rest - a role that has the ability to make or break a guest’s stay, says a former field guide.

Maitland: Story of SA-seeded startup to multinational administering $280bn

2016-06-20 20:01

The Mailtand Group CEO tells the entrepreneurial success story of a bunch of low profile and mostly Matie-taught South Africans who built a massive global business.

Entrepreneurial secrets from two of South Africa’s greatest business builders

2016-06-06 11:59

Alec Hogg talks about entrepreneurial insights he has gleaned from two South Africans who would be surefire winners of the World Entrepreneur of the Year event..

Maynard: Is bigger really better? Why small business has all the fun.

2016-04-25 19:38

Statistical economist John Maynard looks at the benefits of the size of one’s business: it pays to be small, less so to be big, and there's no incentive to become medium.

Hendri Pelser: Try your luck at the business of chance

2016-03-18 16:28

Starting a business is not an easy task, but then again, what is, says a former business journalist and editor who turned his craft into woodwork.

Gauteng celebrates township entrepreneurs

2016-03-06 17:28

Gauteng is on course to showcase why it is the economic heartbeat of South Africa when it celebrates township entrepreneurs from around the province.

 

SA ranks 46th in global entrepreneurship index

2016-11-29 09:28

South Africa has been ranked 46th out of 85 countries in terms of its entrepreneurial environment in the Global Entrepreneurship Index for 2016.

Cooking up some tasty profits

2016-11-18 12:18

After leaving his job, Lesego Semenya travelled SA for a year before enrolling at Prue Leith Chef’s Academy to study towards becoming a chef. He started his own business, LesDaChef, in 2015.

Finding jobs for our young people

2016-10-16 07:38

South Africa’s most pressing issue is youth unemployment. There are 3.6 million unemployed young people in the country – a whopping 37.5% of the working population.

Working for a change to come

2016-08-18 11:01

Despite the global commodity slump, founder and managing director of specialised drilling and mining services company Nedtex 217, Musa Tshabalala, has managed to keep his business afloat.

Thinking of going into business with your siblings?

2016-07-13 14:09

It is vital to keep relationships with your business partners amicable – especially if you are related to them. Here are some tips for building up a successful sibling-owned business.

How to push SA entrepreneurship

2016-06-10 17:23

Being innovative and staying resilient through tough economic times should be a key focus for all entrepreneurs and business owners, says an innovation expert.

Doug Reed: Disrupting ‘Rewards’ programs – The battle for retention

2016-05-18 07:56

Entrepreneur Doug Reed, who is addressing the gaping hole in loyalty programmes for small and medium businesses, unpacks his Loyalty Specialists programme to Alec Hogg.

Ronnie Apteker: Seven secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur

2016-04-19 12:43

Ronnie Apteker combines business building experience with a wacky sense of humour and tech smarts to provide valuable advice for the wannabe business owner.

Three key start-ups from Africa's top science forum

2016-03-13 11:45

African entrepreneurs have pitched their ideas at the first gathering of the Next Einstein Forum in Dakar, Senegal.

Ben Mmari: Lessons (12 of them) learnt from a failed African startup.

2016-02-15 07:51

The power of failure often goes understated. Entrepreneur Benjamin Mmari knows this first hand and he shares 12 lessons from his failed start-up Quweza.

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