ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

Wonderbag creator's big shift

2014-10-16 17:38

Sarah Collins shows how a causing paradigm shift with people around you can be game changing in this world.

Grow your business out of your kitchen

2014-10-16 15:00

A business development expert gives tips on how to move an expanding business run from your home into bigger premises.

Grow your business

2014-10-14 07:42

Expert gives tips on how to move an expanding business into bigger premises.

Growing the franchise industry

2014-10-09 18:00

FNB will be hosting the third annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit in Johannesburg on October 15 and Cape Town on November 19.

Business training for tavern owners

2014-10-08 13:04

SAB has launched a retailer training programme aimed at improving tavern owners' business skills and educating them on how to run a sustainable business.

R160m lift for township business

2014-10-07 17:54

The Gauteng provincial government will invest at least R160m in revitalising and building business hubs in townships, Gauteng premier David Makhura says.

A second chance for youth at risk

2014-09-30 14:36

The Youth Focus Project offers students, who were struggling to advance past grade 9, the opportunity to gain skills for the wholesale and retail sector.

Why solar energy is good for business

2014-09-26 18:58

Every day the sun provides the earth with more than ten thousand times the energy required by the earth’s population, at no cost.

Businesses urged to review risk management

2014-09-25 12:26

Tough economic conditions place strain on small and large businesses and require a greater effort to ensure profitability, warns an expert.

East African entrepreneurs honoured

2014-09-22 17:15

The awards recognise Africa’s trade and industry game-changers in categories that mirror the multifaceted nature of the African business environment.

Perfection: The entrepreneur's biggest enemy

2014-09-22 13:00

Don't listen to the experts, says Dragon Vusi Thembekwayo in his list of tips for breaking the “PERFECT” trap.

Understand small business environment - MP

2014-09-19 12:10

There is a need to understand problems in developing cooperatives and SMMEs, says the chair of the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development.

Finding ways to make NPOs sustainable

2014-09-17 12:53

Access to funding is a problem many non-profit organisations face, but this social entrepreneur shows they also need good governance, compliance and marketing.

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Designing for 'bigger women'

2014-09-16 18:10

Nineteen-year-old Bonolo Mataboge has taken the fashion world by storm despite fighting Blount's disease.

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Top small businesses honoured by Eskom

2014-09-10 12:08

The Eskom Business Investment Competition Awards honour top businesses in the agriculture, manufacturing and trade and services sector.

Think Big series

2014-09-09 07:39

Think Big is about building business champions, says Standard Bank’s Joanne Donald.

Squeezing in CT

2014-09-05 08:31

Check out this campaign connecting Capetonians with a handshake!

Entrepreneur of the Year

2014-09-04 07:42

Adri Kruger speaks to Fin24 about winning the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Entrepreneur goes for gadget insurance gap

2014-09-03 18:11

Richard Neville of SurethingSA loves the challenge of being his own boss and setting himself tasks to accomplish.

Squeezing in Cape Town

2014-09-03 12:42

Ukusela eKapa, an official World Design Capital 2014 project, has captured the interest of people from around the world.

It pays for a business to pay on time

2014-09-01 20:35

Maintaining a business’ professional and financial reputation is one of the most valuable assets of any business.

Fostering workplace wellbeing

2014-08-27 10:50

To celebrate its SA launch, office environments expert Steelcase will host an exclusive event to initiate new ways of thinking about workspace wellness.

Business mentor

2014-08-26 07:20

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate.

 

Wonderbag creator aims for paradigm shifts

2014-10-16 17:30

Sarah Collins, creator of the Wonderbag, has realised that one can cause paradigm shifts in those around you and do something game changing in this world.

FNB takes Silicon Cape to new heights

2014-10-15 12:29

FNB and Silicon Cape announced a three-year strategic partnership worth R1m per annum in funding and resource support to boost business activity in South Africa.

An 'uneducated' CEO's lessons for success

2014-10-10 07:00

A tech start-up entrepreneur says that while he got to the top without formal education, he now sees its value after studying for an MBA through UCT.

Business training for tavern owners

2014-10-08 17:16

SAB has launched a retailer training programme aimed at improving tavern owners' business skills and educating them on how to run a sustainable business.

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.

Business owners concerned about support

2014-09-29 16:45

Business owners are increasingly expressing concerns around the need for support and business mentorship, according to a survey.

SA entrepreneurs gain insight, deals in UK

2014-09-26 16:35

The fourth International Trade Programme) to the United Kingdom has seen the return of 13 local entrepreneurs, most with new business and contacts.

The perfect trap

2014-09-23 07:41

Perfection is an entrepreneur's biggest enemy! Read.

Many wealthy entrepreneurs plan to move

2014-09-22 14:39

Just under a third of the world’s wealthy entrepreneurs are planning to move to a different country within the next five years, according to a report.

SA Post Office working to end strike

2014-09-19 19:01
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A nine-month strike by SA Post Office staff has taken its toll on many users of the service, after the organisation decided to change working conditions.

Strike fallout impacts white collar workers too

2014-09-18 14:51

The prolonged platinum mining strikes may also have set a new precedent, with many white collar employees now demanding salary increases, says a business owner.

SA entrepreneurs ready for business

2014-09-17 17:11

South African entrepreneurs are upbeat about their trade and even have the appetite to start a new business, a survey shows.

Teen entrepreneur making fashion waves

2014-09-17 06:00

Bonolo Mataboge has taken the fashion world by storm despite fighting Blount's disease.

Doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

2014-09-15 13:28

Those who are undeterred by the challenge of doing business in sub-Saharan Africa could reap high rewards, says an analyst.

Entrepreneur learners win Eskom competition

2014-09-10 11:41

The learners, who participate in the Eskom Simama Ranta Enterprise Education Competition, are showing that small business offers exciting opportunities.

No need to be lonely, entrepreneurs told

2014-09-08 15:20

Entrepreneurs competing in the Think Big series have come across similar themes of loneliness and the importance of networking and mentorship.

Stop stoning small business

2014-09-04 18:56

In spite of celebrating the well that is small business, SA remains one of the most difficult places in the world to start a business, says Anton Ressel.

Small business conundrum

2014-09-04 07:42

Klunk! Klunk! Stop stoning small business, says Anton Ressel.

Stop stoning small business

2014-09-03 15:51

In spite of celebrating the well that is small business, SA remains one of the most difficult places in the world to start a business, says Anton Ressel.

Hard knocks on SA economy affect business

2014-09-02 07:00

E-tolls, energy hikes and wage demands will add to rising business costs while creeping inflation means even tighter lending practices to firms, warns an expert.

It pays for a business to pay on time

2014-09-01 13:30

Maintaining a business’ professional and financial reputation is one of the most valuable assets of any business, according to a management consulting company.

Global leaders focus on SME competitiveness

2014-08-26 16:02

The urgent need to create trade and employment opportunities by increasing the competitiveness of SMEs will be in the spotlight at an upcoming UN event.

Top woman entrepreneur in agri-processing named

2014-08-25 10:17

A Western Cape entrepreneur has clinched top honours in the agri-processing category of national awards to honour women in agriculture.

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