ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

WATCH: From teetotaler to wine label owner

2016-06-21 15:00

When Rosemary Mosia moved to Cape Town in 2001, she didn't know anything about wine and didn't even drink it. A journey along the Cape wine route changed all that.

Entrepreneurship:SA youth doing it for themselves

2016-06-15 06:30

We have finally started to build this economy - by taking advantage of one of its key resources - it's youth, says WEF Global Shaper Indira Tsengiwe.

Venture capital boost for artisan chocolate maker

2016-06-13 18:01

DV Artisan Chocolate of Paarl in the Western Cape is the latest food producer to partner with Invenfin, the venture capital arm of Remgro.

Ronnie Apteker: Tapping into the outside – Finding balance for growth

2016-06-09 14:56

Ronnie Apteker offers advice to budding tycoons on how to find the meeting point between the internal abilities of a business and its existing external opportunities.

Five of SA on Forbes Africa 30 under 30s list

2016-05-29 18:20

Five South Africans have made it onto the Forbes Africa 30 under 30s list of most promising entrepreneurs, with Forbes calling them the billionaires of tomorrow.

Surviving the business of disruption

2016-05-25 06:00

Companies must be aware of disruptions in the business world in order to shift the way they approach the workplace, warns trend analyst Dion Chang.

Advice for starting own Vodka brand

2016-05-02 15:50

Many young South Africans are taking it upon themselves to start their own businesses amid an imminent jobs crisis, but they face one big hurdle: funding.

Chance for social entrepreneurs to win big

2016-04-27 14:43

The SAB Foundation will open entries for its annual social innovation programme soon.

Entrepreneurial success in property industry

2016-04-22 17:55

Ten thriving small businesses have graduated from the two-year enterprise development incubation programme offered by Property Point - a Growthpoint initiative.

Securing successful succession

2016-04-19 18:17

In the life of a business, there comes a time when person running it wishes to hand over the reins.

 

Still opportunities for entrepreneurs in tourism industry

2016-06-20 17:58

The tourism industry employs about 4.4% of all people employed in SA, and one in 12 jobs is in tourism, according to Enver Mally, chair of Cape Town Tourism.

10 key questions to ask when buying a franchise

2016-06-14 12:58

Franchising continues to be an attractive investment for entrepreneurs that want to play it safe and go with a tried and tested concept.

CT business designs bespoke VIP trophies for JSE

2016-06-12 17:49

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has entered into a partnership which sees a Cape Town small business design trophies, which it will use as corporate gifts for its clients.

SMEs urged to diversify when investing profits

2016-06-08 10:14

Small business owners should consider diversifying their investment portfolio as a means of managing risks, writes Elize Giese, head of investments at FNB Business.

What to do about poor performers

2016-05-26 16:09

Managing poor performance is arguably one of the more difficult tasks faced by managers in the modern workplace, according to an employment expert.

Winds of change blowing through the PPE sector

2016-05-04 17:11

The Personal Protective Equipment sector has seen a number of changes, particularly in SA, with its unique labour landscape and challenges of slow and a flagging currency.

StokFella to awaken multi billion-rand sleeping beast

2016-04-28 11:53

The stokvel industry is a sleeping billion-dollar phoenix that just needs the right match to ignite its fire, says Soweto-born entrepreneur Tshepo Moloi, founder of StokFella.

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.

Bookkeeper or accountant? How to decide

2016-04-22 08:30

Not only does it keep you out of trouble with the taxman, but good accounting gives you a picture of how you are doing and allows you to make business decisions.

Pave way to franchise success - McDonald's CEO

2016-04-19 17:38

Successful franchising needs a solid relationship between franchisor and franchisee, says McDonald's SA CEO Greg Solomon.

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