ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

5 ways to make your clients love you

2016-02-11 18:10

The values that underpin relations with friends and colleagues should be the same that communication professionals base their client relationships on, says an expert.

Tamra Veley: Business not the enemy. Route to economic salvation.

2016-01-31 18:07

Tamra Veley says as long as government regards business as the enemy, the country is doomed to stagnate in the lower reaches of the emerging economy league tables.

Johan van Zyl: How SA can deal with massive volatility

2016-01-24 16:08

South Africa is likely to experience much more turbulence to come, but this also provides opportunities to make money, says former Sanlam CEO Johan van Zyl.

Entrepreneurs urged to prioritise cash-flow in 2016

2016-01-17 19:00

In light of the challenging economic climate, South African entrepreneurs are cautioned to buckle up for what is predicted to be a challenging year.

Testing the viability of a new business idea

2015-12-23 16:28

New business concepts always seem ground-breaking at the time, but the trick is deciphering whether these ideas can be turned into viable business proposals.

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.

SA should invest in small business to hit 5% growth

2015-11-29 16:11

Ploughing investment into the small business sector is the only way to boost growth, says Goldman Sachs.

Those in business feel more unsafe - chamber survey

2015-11-23 20:10

More than 83% of the members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry who partook in a survey, feel more unsafe than five years ago.

Young farmer wins youth entrepreneur programme

2015-11-23 16:02

The top five winners of SAB's annual competition for youth-owned businesses will receive a share of R1.5m in business grants.

Entrepreneurs need risk taking skills, says Zulu

2015-11-16 20:00

Skills such as innovation and risk taking should not be overlooked as essential ingredients to SMMEs, says Small Business Development minister Lindiwe Zulu.

 

Sara Gon: Business needs more voice. Silence assumes nothing.

2016-02-09 23:30

Sara Gon thinks that South African business leadership in general is out of touch with ordinary people and obeisant to the politicians.

Franchisees optimistic about SA's future

2016-01-25 16:50

A survey by the Franchise Association of South Africa has found the majority of franchisees have an optimistic outlook about the future.

BOOK REVIEW: Of course you can run a successful business

2016-01-19 07:08

Every entrepreneur faces the challenge of holding on to a long-term view while at the same coping with day-to-day responsibilities, says Ian Mann.

Hugo shares his passion for eco-friendly living

2016-01-14 18:10

Hugo la Grange's passion has been to create a sustainable development at the Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo.

Dinner party chatter leads to Marvellous Maids

2015-12-18 13:57

A training initiative for general job readiness some 20 years ago, Marvellous Maids has become a household name for domestic placements.

SMEs want flexibility in business travel

2015-12-04 17:24

Research by British Airways shows that SMEs think short-term and are always looking for the best deal, which would also include flexibility.

Funding advice for a mouthwash entrepreneur

2015-11-26 09:06

Having a business idea is one thing, but implementing that idea can be a huge headache, one exacerbated by a lack of funding.

W Cape entrepreneurs can pitch for funding

2015-11-23 16:24

Entrepreneurs in the Western Cape are invited to apply for a multi-million rand investment to grow their businesses, as part of the Western Cape Funding Fair.

Profit margins hit by rate hike

2015-11-20 18:50

The increase in interest rates will add more pressure for businesses by making debt more expensive and likely hitting profit margins in the long term, warns an expert.

Entrepreneur climate becoming hostile in SA

2015-11-13 12:54

Contrary to global trends, SA’s small and medium enterprises are showing a decline in employment, turnover and a majority are struggling to survive, an index shows.

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