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.

How to start (and make a success of) your own business

2016-02-25 09:37

This man started his own business ten times and failed every time. See why he succeeded the 11th time.

Thanks for quitting, here's R150 000, come back soon

2015-12-29 10:38

Online company Adore Me offers a highly unusual benefit to departing employees: a fat $10 000 (R152 000) cheque.

The reason for 'kids these days'

2015-11-20 09:13

Why are kids today so different?

Entrepreneurs can apply for property programme

2015-10-05 19:57

A Growthpoint Properties initiative has opened its next application window for entrepreneurs working in the property industry to join its business incubation programme.

Most new businesses fail: Annie McWalter – avoiding the pitfalls

2015-09-18 10:17

Some entrepreneurs fail not because their business case is poor or they lack ability, but because they lack support, says Annie McWalter, CEO of the Hope Factory,

5 ways co-creation ensures long-term success

2015-08-05 09:00

Eugene Jansen gives five reasons why co-creation provides the best blueprint for long-term venture success.

The 1% difference

2015-07-17 12:27

The gap between current reality and the dream can sometimes seem insurmountable, says Harry Welby-Cooke.


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.

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.

How SMEs can make the most of a difficult season

2015-12-17 08:30

December and January are challenging months for small businesses. Gerrie van Biljon executive director of BUSINESS/PARTNERS shares how SMEs can use this time for improvement.

Alec Hogg: Why SA is one of the best places right now to be an entrepreneur

2015-11-19 15:34

Alec Hogg shares some of his entrepreneurial experiences, and builds the case for why he believes SA is one of the very best places to be an entrepreneur.

SA entrepreneurship has lost one of its greatest champions

2015-09-29 15:40

Co-founder of the Arcay Group, Kevin de Villiers, has died after losing his battle against cancer.

Study shows heightened levels of youth entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan youth

Youth show higher levels of entrepreneurial intention than adults. Watch.

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Three steps to customer retention that lasts

2015-07-27 13:19

The cost of gaining a new customer is up to six times more than the cost of retaining an existing customer, says a business coach.

On the JSE, founding CEOs outlive professional managers – by a mile

2015-06-30 16:27

Alec Hogg shares more of his research into the JSE’s Top 100 Company CEOs and presents some more interesting facts.

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