ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

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.

Ronnie Apteker: Seven secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur

2016-04-19 12:43

Ronnie Apteker combines business building experience with a wacky sense of humour and tech smarts to provide valuable advice for the wannabe business owner.

Short courses for French language professionals

2016-04-18 17:47

The Embassy of France in South Africa will be offering an international training course for French language professionals in Cape Town.

Entrepreneurs stand chance to win big

2016-04-15 17:31

Pick n Pay has selected the top 50 small businesses in its inaugural Boost your Biz competition.

ICT product launched for SMEs

2016-04-15 12:33

Pan-African telecoms service provider Internet Solutions has launched a suite of technology solutions specifically for small and medium sized enterprises.

R2m up for grabs in entrepreneurship competition

2016-03-25 16:53

Applications for the 2016 Sanlam and Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition can now be submitted.

 

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.

Clothing Bank wins social entrepreneur award

2016-04-19 13:06

The Clothing Bank, a local non-profit business, has won the 2016 Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Kidnap, ransom insurance for employees

2016-04-18 18:16

What appears to be an increase in kidnappings for ransoms in SA, highlights the need for businesses to be more informed about kidnap insurance, says an expert.

Enable entrepreneurs to grow economy - expert

2016-04-18 15:12

Failure to understand how entrepreneurs enable economic development can easily lead to policies and decisions that prohibit optimal growth, warns an expert.

dti invites companies to Angolan trade fair

2016-04-15 16:34

The Department of Trade and Industry invites companies and exporters to apply to take part in a trade fair in Luanda in July.

Franchising offers chance to be your own boss

2016-04-11 14:28

Despite the economic downturn, the franchise sector continues to grow and outpaces growth in other business sectors.

Tourism indaba boosts Gauteng SMEs

2016-03-25 15:37

Preparing and taking SME tourism products to market topped the agenda during South Africa’s first SME Tourism Indaba held recently in Gauteng.

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