ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

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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The owners of small businesses who suffered extensive damage at the hands of alleged Numsa strikers are considering class action against the union.

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24-hour days just don't work

2014-07-15 11:06

With too many priorities, we lose sight of everything that is important, says Ian Mann.

24-hour days just don't work

2014-07-15 10:25

With too many priorities, we lose sight of everything that is important, says Ian Mann.

24-hour days just don't work

2014-07-13 10:05

With too many priorities, we lose sight of everything that is important, says Ian Mann.

How to avoid the cash flow crunch

2014-07-04 06:00

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve ...

Top results, less time

2014-06-29 11:52

Ian Mann discusses the four factors that are mission critical to executing your strategy.

SMEs can tell minister what they want

2014-06-27 17:34

A survey for small and medium business owners aims to collate concerns and needs to lobby government to better facilitate business development in the sector.

Top results, less time

2014-06-27 09:39

Four factors are mission critical to executing your strategy, says Ian Mann.

Fear of failure part of entrepreneur's journey

2014-06-26 13:56

The fear of failure is a common occurrence in any entrepreneur’s journey, but by nature entrepreneurs are to a degree risk takers, says an expert.

The essense of a business

2014-06-24 12:11

Entrepreneurs who know where their businesses stand financially are the most successful.

Credit bureaus key for Africa's entrepreneurs

2014-06-23 17:03

Programmes to promote credit bureaus in sub-Saharan Africa are a boon to small entrepreneurs, who struggle to access finance as most have no bank accounts.

How do we start a pub franchise?

2014-06-20 12:24

A Fin24 user asks advice about starting a pub franchise with her brother.

A searing success

2014-06-19 11:41

Find out how ChesaNYAMA has taken the traditional township braai to 200 outlets.

More SA companies offer savings to retirees

2014-06-19 04:26

More and more SA companies are offering retirees some form of financial relief, says an entrepreneur catering for this market.

Cashing in on braai-loving SA

2014-06-18 10:41

Gold Brands chief executive Stelio Nathanael believes it is vital for any entrepreneur to always be positive.

The power of presence

2014-06-18 09:24

You won't become an executive unless you project the right image, says Ian Mann.

Cashing in on braai-loving SA

2014-06-17 10:10

In just two years the traditional township braai concept has grown into 200 outlets, employing 2 000 people. The brain behind ChesaNYAMA tells the story.

 

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.

Widespread strike mayhem

2014-07-18 12:00

Fin24 has been inundated with images sent in by small business owners whose premises have been vandalised by alleged Numsa strikers. See all the pictures.

See taxi operators as entrepreneurs - expert

2014-07-15 12:56

Minibus taxi operators should realise they are actually running a small business and begin to accumulate the means to expand, says an expert.

Arrogance always fails

2014-07-15 11:05

Arrogance always fails, and at the core of downfalls of companies is arrogance, says new CEO of Naspers Bob van Dijk.

24-hr days don't work

2014-07-13 16:44

With too many priorities, we lose sight of everything that is important, says Ian Mann.

Bob van Dijk: Arrogance always fails

2014-07-11 16:52

Arrogance always fails, and lies at the heart of the downfall of many a company and businessman, says entrepreneur and new Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk.

The glue that holds a business together

2014-07-01 14:10

Any entrepreneur will tell you that enthusiasm, commitment and dedicated service is the lifeblood of their business. But is it really?

Top results, less time

2014-06-29 11:47

Four factors are mission critical to executing your strategy, says Ian Mann.

From Spur waitress to group CFO

2014-06-27 10:03

Ronel van Dijk has been honoured as a woman excelling in the corporate world.

From Spur waitress to group CFO

2014-06-26 18:15

Five top businesswomen have been honoured for their achievements by the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa.

More ways to secure working capital

2014-06-24 16:12

While cash flow is a universal challenge, entrepreneurs, who are starting and running small businesses in SA, face extra financial strains, says an expert.

Credit bureaus the key

2014-06-24 11:37

Credit bureaus in sub-Saharan Africa are a boon to small entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial jitters

2014-06-23 14:01

Advice on how to motivate reluctant students to start small businesses.

How to motivate youthful entrepreneurs

2014-06-19 16:39

An expert gives advice on how to induce seemingly reluctant or nervous students to start small businesses.

Calling silver surfers

2014-06-19 11:24

We are far from useless, says a pensioner who invites comment from other retirees.

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Indira Tsengiwe, who is founder of Youngpreneur Media, sheds light on her journey as an entrepreneur.

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Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-18 09:52

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society.

Hooters SA is expanding

2014-06-17 16:59

Hooters SA has been operating in South Africa for the past five years and is continually expanding their footprint across the country.

Dress for success

2014-06-15 12:22

You won't become an executive unless you project the right image, says Ian Mann.

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