Turning risk into opportunity

2014-03-26 17:12

Starting a business in SA is not for the faint-hearted.

Startup success secrets

2014-03-20 11:28

Biotechnologist Ashley Uys is one of Forbes' 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs.

Govt policy implementation vital for SMEs

2014-03-14 15:32

Government has outlined plans to stimulate the development of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs, but significant challenges remain, says an expert.

New partnership set to help entrepreneurs

2014-03-10 16:51

A new partnership between Nedbank and the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship will enable budding entrepreneurs to participate in entrepreneurial development.

Positive impact of winning a competition

2014-03-04 13:36

William Duk of Plantation Shutters shares how being the winner of the 2012 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition, has helped him.

SMEs and independent accounting

2014-03-03 17:28

Research shows that the services of a chartered accountant can add value beyond mere book-keeping to a small business, says Saica.

A helping hand for SA’s young men

2014-02-25 16:43

Corporate South Africa is joining hands to tackle the lack of direction for many young men in SA.

ADVERTORIAL: ViGO CEO to empower business owners

2014-02-24 12:24

ViGO CEO Carl Wallace has been selected by an initiative of the World Economic Forum to give SMEs in Africa a boost.

Opportunities for SA entrepreneurs

2014-02-21 15:31

Fourteen entrepreneurs have completed a successful trip to the UK and other interested entrepreneurs can apply to take part in the next one.

Fixing Apple gadgets

2014-02-21 15:24

Alex Fourie of iFix, who made it to Forbes' 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs, believes in acting on a need.

Making a social impact and a profit

2014-02-21 12:18

Jonathan Liebmann of Propertuity is one of Forbes' 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa, due to his positive impact on the urban environment.

SMEs bank on easy access to money

2014-02-20 21:00

About 30% of small business owners believe their chances of accessing cash from financial institutions would be increased this year, a study shows.

Entrepreneurs begin mentorship with SAB

2014-02-18 12:34

The South African Breweries youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart, has selected its Top 18 National Finalists of 2014.

SMEs not confident about SA’s labour

2014-02-14 14:57

Small and medium businesses are still not confident that South Africa’s labour dispensation is conducive to their business’ growth, according to an index.

Mashaba: SA has draconian labour laws

2014-02-04 18:49

South Africa has reached the end of entrepreneurial development because of draconian labour legislation, says Black like Me founder Herman Mashaba.

Changing careers and starting a business

2014-01-21 14:18

A Fin24 user is tired of working for someone else and wants to know how to change careers and start her own business.

Cycling his way to business success

2014-01-15 11:14

Delivering his grandparents' chronic medication led Sizwe Nzima to come up with an innovative and entrepreneurial plan for a business.

Dutch soccer club helps with social development

2014-01-08 16:33

Dutch and SA companies as well as the soccer club PEC Zwolle and the University of Stellenbosch are partnering on a social responsibility project in Stellenbosch.

Small business trends for 2014

2014-01-02 12:13

An industry expert takes a look at positive developments in 2013, and what the SME sector can expect in the new year.

New centre for entrepreneurship

2013-11-21 19:04

The objective of the new center is to increase cooperation in the development of small businesses through the transfer of skills essential to survival.

Cybercriminals targeting small marketing firms

2013-11-19 18:03

Small marketing agencies with access to the intellectual property of a large company can be targeted by cybercriminals as a perceived “weak-link”, warns an expert.

Rainbow Academy – an answer to job creation

2013-11-12 15:54

The Rainbow Academy in Cape Town is an NGO for the creative industries of performing arts, hospitality and tourism.

UK franchise Baguette Express looking at SA

2013-11-06 15:04

UK franchise Baguette Express is seeking international master franchise and area developer partners in South Africa to take its business global.


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.

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.

Change in delivery patterns

2014-03-13 17:20

More retailers are beginning to realise that the cost of logistics could be reduced if they establish their own distribution centres, says an expert.

Celebrating youth entrepreneurship

2014-03-04 16:55

Youth entrepreneurial excellence will be celebrated at the inaugural Maverick Awards in June 2014.

Eskom outages to take higher toll on business

2014-03-04 10:23

Power outages are a leading cause of business interruption in SA and the economic impact is likely to increase even more, warns an expert.

Business asks for more BEE recognition

2014-02-27 16:45

A big frustration for business is the disregard for its role in terms of black economic empowerment, according to a business organisation.

ADVERTORIAL: ViGO CEO to empower business owners

2014-02-24 13:11

ViGO CEO Carl Wallace has been selected by an initiative of the World Economic Forum to give SMEs in Africa a boost.

Nominations for top businesswomen awaited

2014-02-21 16:37

Nominations for the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa, Cape Town branch’s regional business achiever awards are now open.

Making a social impact and profit

2014-02-21 15:27

Forbes has honoured Jonathan Liebmann of Propertuity for his positive impact on the urban environment.

Biotechnology in his blood

2014-02-21 15:17

Ashley Uys, MD of Medical Diagnostech, is among Forbes' 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa.

Fixing Apple gadgets

2014-02-21 10:55

Fin24 speaks to Alex Fourie, one of Forbes' Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa.

High honour for fixing Apple devices

2014-02-20 11:09

Alex Fourie of iFix, who is one of Forbes' Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa, believes in seeing a need and acting on it.

Biotech puts Ashley on road to success

2014-02-17 16:26

Ashley Uys, managing director of Medical Diagnostech, is ranked on Forbes magazine’s latest 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa list.

Strengths and pitfalls of family businesses

2014-02-07 11:57

Over a complete business cycle family businesses outperform other types of businesses, but they do need to avoid some potential pitfalls, says an expert.


Two people from KwaZulu-Natal have given new meaning to social entrepreneurship when they decided to start a recycling company.

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Keep your business afloat in tough times

2014-01-16 11:07

An expert gives pointers on how to position your business for long-term profit in today's poor economic climate.

Entrepreneurs to gain from V&A shed upgrade

2014-01-14 11:22

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has committed R50m to the extensive renovation of its existing craft market and wellness centre.

Five ways to boost your business

2014-01-07 14:42

Proactive planning and clear timelines can help entrepreneurs make their small business a success story, says an expert.

Business excellence awards

2013-11-24 17:27

The winners of the 2013 FNB Business Excellence Awards were announced at a gala held in Johannesburg.

SA entrepreneurs can win with BBC Dragons’ Den

2013-11-20 14:52

South African entrepreneurs, who think they can handle the heat in the Dragons’ Den, can enter an exclusive competition.

Job market talent war hots up

2013-11-18 10:03

The war for talent is growing as consumers become more demanding, but ethically and socially responsible firms may attract the best candidates, says an expert.

Space in creative Cape Town hub

2013-11-11 19:17

The Fringe in Cape Town was conceptualised to address the need for a location that supports innovation and development in the design, media and ICT sectors.

Kaya Labs gets recognition

2013-11-08 17:19

The Kaya Labs project in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, is to be recognised in the official programme of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.

What business owners want from government

2013-11-07 11:03

Business owners are concerned about the current labour regime and have indicated what they want from government in the latest Business Partners SME Index.

Insurance key to franchise management

2013-11-06 14:42

Insufficient cover could have a damaging effect on an entrepreneur’s franchise, warns an expert.

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