ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

The value of a business mentor

2014-08-20 16:12

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate with whom you can discuss your business and its challenges, says an expert.

Seminar for young entrepreneurs

2014-08-18 19:23

Monkey Concepts Advertising will host a business seminar for young entrepreneurs and business professionals in Johannesburg.

The number of people running informal businesses climbs

2014-08-14 20:26

The number of people running informal businesses climbs

Global recognition for Khayelitsha entrepreneur

2014-08-14 19:48

Luvuyo Rani has been nominated for an award at the Junior Chamber International in Germany, 10 years after starting Silulo Ulutho Technologies from his car.

Rise in informal businesses

2014-08-14 13:33

The number of people running informal businesses has risen over the past four years, but remains lower than the number in 2001, says Statistics SA.

Business champions

2014-08-13 20:46

The reluctance to let go of control can hinder your businesses.

How to move ahead

2014-08-13 10:54

The reluctance to let go of control can be a barrier to growth, says Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender.

African business reflects a crisis mentality

2014-08-12 11:12

Business confidence in Africa has reached a five-year low, according to an economic survey of finance professionals around the world.

M4Jam dishing out cash

2014-08-11 13:33

Micro jobbing platform money for jam partners have paid out R15 000 after South Africans completed over 500 micro jobs within hours of its launch.

Dealing with sexual harassment at work

2014-08-09 10:43

With the job market tougher than ever before, many sexually harassed victims find themselves reluctantly allowing it to continue just to keep their jobs.

Challenges faced by small businesses

2014-08-07 17:03

A Fin24 user explains what he regards as the biggest challenges for small businesses in the country.

Hitting it big with event decor

2014-08-07 08:51

Alosha Lynov of 3D Deco brings his creative visions to life.

Running a franchise?

2014-08-06 19:46

You need to ensure that your brand remains consistent & relevant.

Keep your franchise relevant

2014-08-05 11:44

Franchises need to ensure that their brand remains consistent and relevant so that consumers can still identify the franchise concept, experts say.

SA franchise tashas opens in Dubai

2014-08-04 12:55

Famous Brands’ lifestyle café brand tashas has commenced its global expansion programme with the launch of its maiden international restaurant in Dubai.

Dawid Mocke hits surfing success online

2014-08-03 15:25

Four-time world surfski champion Dawid Mocke reveals how an online business can take entrepreneurship to another level.

Business unusual for Argentines in default

2014-08-01 10:30

Argentina may have defaulted on its debt for the second time in 12 years, but the packed cafes in Buenos Aires show little sign of distress.

Restaurants can beat the seasonal slump

2014-07-30 10:37

The winter season makes it increasingly difficult for restaurant owners to entice customers from hibernation and an expert provides tips to counteract this.

Mid-year review keeps SME owners in tune

2014-07-29 14:23

Businesses not allocating time for a mid-year review to reflect and plan, explains an expert.

Bring back old school remuneration

2014-07-28 12:25

To keep small businesses going, it needs to slacken the regulations for small business, says a Fin24 user.

Finalists in entrepreneur competition selected

2014-07-23 15:36

The 2014 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year judging panel has selected 15 finalists to advance to the final round of the competition.

How the rate hike will affect your franchise

2014-07-22 10:33

Running lean and efficient operations is key as consumers tighten their belts after the recent interest rate increase, says an expert.

 

Standard Bank honoured for service to SMEs

2014-08-19 10:38

Standard Bank has won an award based on a global growth consulting firm's recent analysis of the market for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Entrepreneurs vie for R1m prize and more

2014-08-15 07:27

The South African Breweries Foundation has selected the finalists in its annual Social Innovation Awards 2014, who will compete for the R1m first place prize.

Global recognition for Khayelitsha entrepreneur

2014-08-14 19:17

Luvuyo Rani has been nominated for an award at the Junior Chamber International in Germany, 10 years after he started Silulo Ulutho Technologies from his car boot.

High wages a threat to SME sustainability?

2014-08-14 09:41

A Fin24 user is weighing up the sustainability of a small business against the demand for high wages.

More concern about safe business travel in Africa

2014-08-13 16:42

As business travel in Africa grows, the potential risks of travelling to certain countries in Africa must be considered by businesses, according to an expert.

Taking a business to the next level

2014-08-13 10:51

The reluctance to let go of control can be a barrier to the growth of many businesses, says Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender.

M4Jam dishing out cash

2014-08-12 09:21

M4Jam partners have paid out R15 000 through micro jobs after South Africans completed over 500 jobs within hours of its launch.

Lending against moveable assets increases

2014-08-11 17:25

While unconventional, the lending against moveable assets can help businesses stay in business longer and pay employees and suppliers, says experts.

How to become a pig farmer

2014-08-09 12:43

Prospective entrepreneurs often have good ideas, but don’t have the resources to get started. An expert gives a Fin24 user advice on how to become a pig farmer.

Marketing is Darren's way to make a difference

2014-08-08 17:29

What really counts for Darren Barnes, managing director of Perfect Solutions, is not how much money he makes, but the difference he makes, he says.

EY World Entrepreneur finalists announced

2014-08-07 16:06

EY's Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Awards recognise entrepreneurs, who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success.

Hitting it big with event decor

2014-08-06 19:26

Alosha Lynov of 3D Deco tells how he started his business on 60 toothpicks and a polystyrene ball, borrowing R4 000 for a trailer from his dad.

Inspiration Indaba hosted for entrepreneurs

2014-08-04 18:54

The inaugural Citadel Inspiration Indaba will offer a platform for home-grown entrepreneurial success stories to be celebrated and shared.

Where to for expansion funding?

2014-08-03 17:45

A fast food business owner who started out three years ago, is now looking to expand.

Dawid Mocke hits surfing success online

2014-08-03 15:52

Surfski legend Dawid Mocke reveals how an online business can take entrepreneurship to another level.

Make the most of govt incentives

2014-08-01 11:35

Many companies face difficulties when trying to use government incentives and that is why a consulting firm has started a special service to meet this need.

Metal wage agreement death for SMEs - FMF

2014-07-31 17:25

The wage agreement in the metals and engineering sector is the death knell for small businesses, says the Free Market Foundation.

Opportunities for African business

2014-07-29 15:55

African business must take advantage of African opportunities and get their respective governments to help, says the president of a business chamber.

Mid-year review keeps SME owners in tune

2014-07-28 14:25

Businesses not allocating time for a mid-year review to reflect and plan, are running the risk of not operating at their full potential, explains an expert.

Bring back old school remuneration - SME owner

2014-07-24 09:14

If South Africa wants to keep small businesses going, it needs to slacken the regulations for small business and the union foothold, says a Fin24 user.

Young entrepreneurs shine during pitch challenge

2014-07-22 15:00

The winners of a business startup pitch for young entrepreneurs fit in with SAB's aim to invest in a quality pipeline of entrepreneurs in core industries.

Taxi's are a viable SME

2014-07-21 10:26

Minibus taxi operators should realise they are actually running a small business, says an expert.

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