Maponya is beacon of hope for youth

2014-04-16 20:06

Dr Richard Maponya has been honoured for his outstanding entrepreneurial achievement and leadership under almost impossible conditions.

Franchises awarded for excellence

2014-04-14 16:45

The Franchise Association of South Africa has awarded its annual excellence awards to a number of achievers in the industry.

Don't be short-sighted about BBBEE codes

2014-04-11 19:03

Smart businesses are realising that compliance with the new BBBEE codes offers opportunities for some real innovation, says an expert.

Flexible working breeds innovation

2014-04-11 17:29

More and more businesses are realising the importance of nurturing innovative entrepreneurs among their employees to help drive growth.

Mantashe: Invest in rural areas

2014-04-08 10:13

Business should not seek incentives for investing in rural areas, but rather transform villages into economic hubs, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Late payments dilemma

2014-04-04 09:35

Advice for a user who is battling with clients paying late or withholding payment.

Competition for social innovators

2014-03-31 16:32

Entrepreneurs can now enter the annual SAB Foundation Social Innovations Awards and stand a chance to win R1m.

Nutritious and affordable

2014-03-26 17:12

Believe, believe, believe is the motto of the founder of nutrition company Futurelife.

Measuring success by nutritional impact

2014-03-26 12:18

Believe, believe, believe, but never lose sight of reality, is the motto of entrepreneur Paul Saad, founder of nutrition company Futurelife.

Change in delivery patterns

2014-03-13 17:20

More retailers are beginning to realise that the cost of logistics could be reduced if they establish their own distribution centres, says an expert.

Small businesses highly vulnerable - FNB

2014-02-12 11:15

The sluggish economy is likely to impede potential growth of small businesses, yet a loan is not always the only option in tough times, says an expert.

The cash flow factor

2013-02-26 13:02

If you don't manage your cash flows properly, your business can run out of cash and even end up facing liquidation.

Tech tips for entrepreneurs

2012-11-13 11:48

Technology is the key to a successful small business. Here's how you can use this valuable tool to boost your business lift-off.

Labour laws 'not cause of economic ills'

2012-09-04 09:54

The Marikana shooting showed relaxed labour laws are not the answer to SA's economic problems, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Davies pledges more help for SMMEs

2011-04-19 15:55

Hundreds of incubation schemes for small, medium and micro enterprises will be rolled out over the next five years, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Cape businesses get Spanish boost

2010-10-07 20:51

The City of Cape Town has partnered with Barcelona to set up an "entrepreneurship ecosystem".


SA entrepreneur lectures at Oxford

2014-04-15 16:59

SA entrepreneur Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, presented masterclasses on entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

Four from SA among top African innovators

2014-04-14 12:17

Four South Africans are among ten finalists selected from almost 700 applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2014.

Support for struggling entrepreneurs

2014-04-11 18:01

Social Impact Bonds hold potential for government to increase effective support for struggling entrepreneurs in South Africa, according to a new report.

Thabethe: SMMEs cannot emerge forever

2014-04-11 15:30

Government supports SMMEs, but they must also become sustainable and cannot be emerging forever, says Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe.

Gear up for Africa

2014-04-06 10:09

If you're thinking of venturing into Africa, this is a must-read, says Ian Mann.

Price cuts aid growth for euro zone businesses

2014-04-03 15:44

Euro zone businesses started 2014 with their best quarter in three years, but buoyant growth came at a cost as they slashed prices to drum up trade.

Great graphics hit home

2014-03-30 12:15

A great idea that's badly presented sounds like a bad idea, says Ian Mann.

Losing sleep over late payments

2014-03-26 16:08

A Fin24 has a big problem with clients paying late or withholding payment altogether.

Govt policy implementation vital for SMEs

2014-03-14 15:32

Government has outlined plans to stimulate the development of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs, but significant challenges remain, says an expert.

We're Talking About: Small Business

2014-03-13 06:47

Standard Bank is looking for 12 entrepreneurs to participate in a 10-part TV series. They could win a R1m investment into their dream.

Ten tips for startups

2013-10-11 06:52

Here's a checklist of important things every entrepreneur needs to know.

Tax breather for small businesses

2013-02-27 17:59

Further tax relief for small businesses, including an increase in the monetary tax thresholds applicable for small business corporations, has been announced.

Become a business Legend

2012-11-14 16:34

Apply for one of SA’s top business mentorship programmes, and join a throng of entrepreneurs whose businesses have gone from average to awesome.

There are no limits to achievement

2012-09-27 12:23

Make your passion your lifestyle, don't listen to doomsayers and persevere when the inevitable problems crop up, says Envirodeck founder Warren Graver.

Pop-up shops help budding entrepreneurs

2012-08-07 14:38

Instant retail or pop-up stores have hit the streets of Cape Town and are proving to be a key tool in the success of local businesses.

The confidence trick

2011-02-23 22:17

SA loves a get-rich-quick story but entrepreneurs who have made it through the bad times are the best teachers, says Marc Ashton.

5 Tips for exit strategy for small businesses

2010-04-23 06:00

1 PLAN YOUR EXIT when you start the business. Will you sell your company, pass it on to children or take it public?

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