ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

How entrepreneurship boosts inclusive growth

2015-01-25 13:30

Inclusive entrepreneurship is more than just a handful of interesting stories, it is a powerful way to create more equitable societies, explains Linda Rottenberg.

Don't let load shedding ruin your business

2015-01-22 14:39

Power cuts have been an obstacle to the sustainability of small businesses, but there are steps that could minimise the impact.

Visiting Indian minister focuses on SA businesses

2015-01-19 17:27

India's Union Minister for micro, small and medium enterprises is visiting SA, leading a delegation representing the micro, small and medium industries.

Tax on the sale of a business

2015-01-15 18:17

A Fin24 user wants to know if there is tax on the proceeds of the sale of a business.

Entrepreneur with the grassroots touch

2015-01-13 13:01

Xolani Shelembe, owner of ‘Doing Things Differently’, launched his business after identifying a dire need for career guidance in his community.

Govt, business in 'dysfunctional relationship'

2015-01-07 13:00

The private sector faces serious challenges and new regulations and government programmes make it difficult to justify new investment, warns an expert.

Failing to stick to a budget can kill your business

2015-01-06 20:11

A Fin24 user shares a major pitfall he encountered on his journey to building a successful business and gives some advice to start-ups.

Helping entrepreneurs find their voice

2014-12-18 17:23

Monique Harrisberg of The Voice Clinic realised that if she really wanted to teach her students how to speak clearly, she had to start her own training company.

Khayelitsha entrepreneur clinches global award

2014-12-15 13:55

Khayelitsha entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani has clinched the 2014 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award in the Business/Entrepreneurial category.

Nafcoc's in-fighting heads to ConCourt

2014-12-14 15:03

The ousted Nafcoc president is taking his claim to the organisation's leadership post to the Constitutional Court, a report says.

James Caan: 2015 – your year to shine and prosper in business

2014-12-12 18:29

2015 is the year of the entrepreneur and one for small businesses to prosper, according to the Autumn Statement.

World Cup brings this entrepreneur to SA

2014-12-11 16:50

What began as a trip to South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup has resulted in a booming business for Boris and Sandra Leyck.

Service delivery 'more important than discounts'

2014-12-01 13:35

In an era when companies are fighting over prices and reward mechanisms, many businesses are ignoring what the customer really wants, says an expert.

Impact of crime on SA business at dire levels

2014-11-26 14:17

The impact of crime on SA businesses and the direct impact on individuals are reaching dire levels once again, according to research.

Bad behaviour at work a cry for help - expert

2014-11-20 11:24

The bad behaviour that is starting to show up in the workplace is simply a cry for help and it is time we started to listen, says a behaviour science specialist.

Taking a stand in a man's world

2014-11-18 14:47

Gail Small of Angel’s Steel Fabrication is the top student of the Small Business Academy development programme of the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Govt trying to force businesses into black control

2014-11-12 20:30

SA’s proposed new Black Empowerment codes have become personal for EconoBEE’s founder Keith Levenstein as he faces the dilemma of confronting qualifying enterprises.

BBBEE codes: Govt trying to force R10m-plus businesses into black control

2014-11-12 09:56

SA’s proposed new Black Empowerment codes have become personal for EconoBEE’s founder Keith Levenstein as he faces the dilemma of confronting qualifying enterprises.

Top transformation achievers honoured

2014-11-10 18:33

Top performing black owned businesses and leading black entrepreneurs were honoured at the 13th annual BBQ Awards.

How to get your ‘team’ right

2014-10-28 17:39

Tips on how to get the right employees to make your business a success.

Zulu: Most SMMEs fail in year one

2014-10-28 14:11

Almost 80% of small, medium and micro enterprises fail in their first year, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

W Africa's business game-changers announced

2014-10-24 16:14

The winners of the West African round of business awards were honoured in a ceremony at Lagos’ Oriental Hotel.

Lindiwe Zulu: Tax important for SA

2014-10-21 16:23

The tax needs of small and medium enterprises needed to be balanced with those of government, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

 

'Integrate' foreigners into township economy

2015-01-23 14:58

Integration must happen without creating an impression to a township dweller that there is a total takeover, according to the Small Business portfolio chairperson.

Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

2015-01-22 14:38

The thrill of starting a new company can hamper an entrepreneur’s ability to keep a clear head about all aspects. A business coach lists the common mistakes made.

Little cultural intelligence can damage business

2015-01-20 18:31

Leaders with a higher Cultural Intelligence Quotient are deemed more approachable and experience more cooperation from colleagues, says an expert.

Business rescue explained

2015-01-19 17:05

With business rescue a relative newcomer to the SA legal system, there is often a lack of understanding about its workings and two experts explain the process.

Six ways to curb e-commerce card fraud

2015-01-13 18:12

Credit card fraud is rampant in South Africa and merchants absorb many of the risks and losses attached to card fraud, says an expert.

Obtaining a bond when self-employed

2015-01-12 17:24

Applying for a bond when you are self-employed can be a tedious process, unless you are well prepared and understand the bank's specific requirements.

Education: Don't complain, get involved - chamber

2015-01-06 21:15

Negative talk about the education system or questioning the integrity of the matric results is unhelpful - rather become involved, says a business chamber.

Road to my own business – an entrepreneur's story

2014-12-19 16:11

Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. But everyone has to either take its ride, or ride with one. Life is too short not to..

Innovate to avoid silly season

2014-12-15 10:28

December is silly season and is a time when your business might be showing signs of slowing down, when it should be showing signs of innovation to remain on top.

2015 – year for SMEs

2014-12-12 18:44

2015 is the year of the entrepreneur and for SMEs to shine, says James Caan.

Black-owned SMEs a safe investment - Woolworths

2014-12-12 17:20

Ninety eight percent of the black-owned small to medium enterprises, financed by Woolworths, repay their soft loans on schedule, says the company.

SMEs should collaborate to solve power issues

2014-12-09 07:51

More than ever companies need to look for solutions, rather than be hamstrung by a lack of power to their business, says an expert.

Dale thrives in complex advertising arena

2014-12-02 17:12

A lot has changed in the advertising industry since Durban-based advertising agency The Hardy Boys was founded by CEO Dale Tomlinson 20 years ago.

Funding opportunities for W Cape entrepreneurs

2014-11-28 17:42

The Western Cape Funding Fair 2015 will hopefully go a long way in assisting budding entrepreneurs, according to the organisers.

Plan to revitalise small business dept

2014-11-21 12:55

The portfolio committee on small business development has vowed to exercise stringent oversight over the department of small business development.

Bad behaviour at work a cry for help - expert

2014-11-20 08:00

The bad behaviour that is starting to show up in the workplace is simply a cry for help and it is time we started to listen, says a behaviour science specialist.

Women entrepreneurs on the increase

2014-11-17 11:38

The main challenge is ensuring that women who have started businesses get the necessary support to not only survive, but thrive, says an expert.

Healthy employees make sound business sense

2014-11-12 14:14

There is a strong business case for companies to look at health and well-being more closely and invest in improving employee health.

Why business insurance is important

2014-11-11 16:24

A Fin24 user wants to know how pivotal it is for a small business run from home to be insured.

Entries open for tourism awards

2014-11-10 17:16

South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open.

How to get your ‘team’ right

2014-10-28 17:34

Human capital is the greatest asset of any business, and compiling the right team of quality people is an important part of making a business successful, says an action coach.

DTI invites SA companies to India

2014-10-27 17:00

The department of trade and industry invites SA companies to apply to participate in trade events in the Indian cities of Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Entrepreneur tour visits Port Elizabeth

2014-10-22 16:30

The Medo "Treppie" is taking place in Port Elizabeth and is essentially a mobile entrepreneur incubator.

Making a difference motivates Greg

2014-10-21 15:54

After many years of hard work and perseverance, Greg Gallagher of Snuza baby-monitors is reaping success in 64 countries.

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