ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

The perfect trap

2014-09-23 07:41

Perfection is an entrepreneur's biggest enemy! Read.

Many wealthy entrepreneurs plan to move

2014-09-22 14:39

Just under a third of the world’s wealthy entrepreneurs are planning to move to a different country within the next five years, according to a report.

SA Post Office working to end strike

2014-09-19 19:01
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A nine-month strike by SA Post Office staff has taken its toll on many users of the service, after the organisation decided to change working conditions.

Strike fallout impacts white collar workers too

2014-09-18 14:51

The prolonged platinum mining strikes may also have set a new precedent, with many white collar employees now demanding salary increases, says a business owner.

SA entrepreneurs ready for business

2014-09-17 17:11

South African entrepreneurs are upbeat about their trade and even have the appetite to start a new business, a survey shows.

Teen entrepreneur making fashion waves

2014-09-17 06:00

Bonolo Mataboge has taken the fashion world by storm despite fighting Blount's disease.

Doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

2014-09-15 13:28

Those who are undeterred by the challenge of doing business in sub-Saharan Africa could reap high rewards, says an analyst.

Entrepreneur learners win Eskom competition

2014-09-10 11:41

The learners, who participate in the Eskom Simama Ranta Enterprise Education Competition, are showing that small business offers exciting opportunities.

No need to be lonely, entrepreneurs told

2014-09-08 15:20

Entrepreneurs competing in the Think Big series have come across similar themes of loneliness and the importance of networking and mentorship.

Stop stoning small business

2014-09-04 18:56

In spite of celebrating the well that is small business, SA remains one of the most difficult places in the world to start a business, says Anton Ressel.

Small business conundrum

2014-09-04 07:42

Klunk! Klunk! Stop stoning small business, says Anton Ressel.

Stop stoning small business

2014-09-03 15:51

In spite of celebrating the well that is small business, SA remains one of the most difficult places in the world to start a business, says Anton Ressel.

Hard knocks on SA economy affect business

2014-09-02 07:00

E-tolls, energy hikes and wage demands will add to rising business costs while creeping inflation means even tighter lending practices to firms, warns an expert.

It pays for a business to pay on time

2014-09-01 13:30

Maintaining a business’ professional and financial reputation is one of the most valuable assets of any business, according to a management consulting company.

Global leaders focus on SME competitiveness

2014-08-26 16:02

The urgent need to create trade and employment opportunities by increasing the competitiveness of SMEs will be in the spotlight at an upcoming UN event.

Top woman entrepreneur in agri-processing named

2014-08-25 10:17

A Western Cape entrepreneur has clinched top honours in the agri-processing category of national awards to honour women in agriculture.

Choose the right location for your franchise

2014-08-21 16:32

As a franchise owner, you have a number of factors to consider before you can open the doors to your own franchise, says an expert.

Standard Bank honoured for service to SMEs

2014-08-19 10:38

Standard Bank has won an award based on a global growth consulting firm's recent analysis of the market for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Entrepreneurs vie for R1m prize and more

2014-08-15 07:27

The South African Breweries Foundation has selected the finalists in its annual Social Innovation Awards 2014, who will compete for the R1m first place prize.

Global recognition for Khayelitsha entrepreneur

2014-08-14 19:17

Luvuyo Rani has been nominated for an award at the Junior Chamber International in Germany, 10 years after he started Silulo Ulutho Technologies from his car boot.

High wages a threat to SME sustainability?

2014-08-14 09:41

A Fin24 user is weighing up the sustainability of a small business against the demand for high wages.

More concern about safe business travel in Africa

2014-08-13 16:42

As business travel in Africa grows, the potential risks of travelling to certain countries in Africa must be considered by businesses, according to an expert.

Taking a business to the next level

2014-08-13 10:51

The reluctance to let go of control can be a barrier to the growth of many businesses, says Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender.

 

East African entrepreneurs honoured

2014-09-22 17:15

The awards recognise Africa’s trade and industry game-changers in categories that mirror the multifaceted nature of the African business environment.

Perfection: The entrepreneur's biggest enemy

2014-09-22 13:00

Don't listen to the experts, says Dragon Vusi Thembekwayo in his list of tips for breaking the “PERFECT” trap.

Understand small business environment - MP

2014-09-19 12:10

There is a need to understand problems in developing cooperatives and SMMEs, says the chair of the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development.

Finding ways to make NPOs sustainable

2014-09-17 12:53

Access to funding is a problem many non-profit organisations face, but this social entrepreneur shows they also need good governance, compliance and marketing.

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Designing for 'bigger women'

2014-09-16 18:10

Nineteen-year-old Bonolo Mataboge has taken the fashion world by storm despite fighting Blount's disease.

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Top small businesses honoured by Eskom

2014-09-10 12:08

The Eskom Business Investment Competition Awards honour top businesses in the agriculture, manufacturing and trade and services sector.

Think Big series

2014-09-09 07:39

Think Big is about building business champions, says Standard Bank’s Joanne Donald.

Squeezing in CT

2014-09-05 08:31

Check out this campaign connecting Capetonians with a handshake!

Entrepreneur of the Year

2014-09-04 07:42

Adri Kruger speaks to Fin24 about winning the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Entrepreneur goes for gadget insurance gap

2014-09-03 18:11

Richard Neville of SurethingSA loves the challenge of being his own boss and setting himself tasks to accomplish.

Squeezing in Cape Town

2014-09-03 12:42

Ukusela eKapa, an official World Design Capital 2014 project, has captured the interest of people from around the world.

It pays for a business to pay on time

2014-09-01 20:35

Maintaining a business’ professional and financial reputation is one of the most valuable assets of any business.

Fostering workplace wellbeing

2014-08-27 10:50

To celebrate its SA launch, office environments expert Steelcase will host an exclusive event to initiate new ways of thinking about workspace wellness.

Business mentor

2014-08-26 07:20

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate.

Convenience toppling experience

2014-08-21 18:31

Retailers are grappling with re-inventing the wheel as online shopping continues to grow in popularity.

The value of a business mentor

2014-08-20 16:12

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate with whom you can discuss your business and its challenges, says an expert.

Seminar for young entrepreneurs

2014-08-18 19:23

Monkey Concepts Advertising will host a business seminar for young entrepreneurs and business professionals in Johannesburg.

The number of people running informal businesses climbs

2014-08-14 20:26

The number of people running informal businesses climbs

Global recognition for Khayelitsha entrepreneur

2014-08-14 19:48

Luvuyo Rani has been nominated for an award at the Junior Chamber International in Germany, 10 years after starting Silulo Ulutho Technologies from his car.

Rise in informal businesses

2014-08-14 13:33

The number of people running informal businesses has risen over the past four years, but remains lower than the number in 2001, says Statistics SA.

Business champions

2014-08-13 20:46

The reluctance to let go of control can hinder your businesses.

How to move ahead

2014-08-13 10:54

The reluctance to let go of control can be a barrier to growth, says Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender.

African business reflects a crisis mentality

2014-08-12 11:12

Business confidence in Africa has reached a five-year low, according to an economic survey of finance professionals around the world.

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