ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

New programme for small contractors

2015-05-06 15:48

A programme that aims to “empower emergent contractors” was started yesterday by KZN MEC for Human ­Settlements and Public Works ­Ravigasen Pillay.

Reaching for the skies to sell cars

2015-05-04 15:45

A unique and innovative way of moving metal on the internet reveals how the sky is only the limit for those daring enough to challenge the status quo.

Creative ways to reward employees

2015-04-28 07:23

Rewarding employees contributes significantly to their job satisfaction but rewards don’t only have to come in the form of money to be valuable.

Branson: Companies should let staff work from home

2015-04-26 14:37

Companies that forbid the practice, such as Yahoo, put pressure on families and limit opportunities for women, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

A woman in a tech world

2015-04-21 19:01

Lynette Hundermark, managing director of Useful & Beautiful is often asked how she managed to cope as a woman in the tech world.

US CEO cuts own pay to boost staff pay to $70 000

2015-04-16 07:44

One start-up founder is making his own effort to respond to the issue of income inequality - cutting his own pay while seriously boosting that of his employees.

Inspirational: Themba Baloyi – intrapreneur, YGL, runner, thinker

2015-04-08 07:50

Life is full of paradoxes and Alec Hogg interviewed one of them - Themba Baloyi who comes from a village in northern KZN.

Money will follow passion - young entrepreneur

2015-04-05 14:03

Zimkhitha Mqutheni saw a gap in the market for a fully black-owned PR agency and took the plunge.

Chamber urges Eskom to hire experts

2015-03-31 15:43

Experts must urgently be appointed to deal effectively with the severe crisis at Eskom, which has become a big embarrassment for SA, says a business chamber.

Universities can increase entrepreneurship boon

2015-03-31 11:03

A spirit of entrepreneurship is needed at universities to provide the spark necessary to create innovation, says the new rector of Stellenbosch University.

 

Get help from outside

2015-05-05 09:11

Six professional women in the Midlands have established a co-operative, the Business Skills Alliance, to offer business skills, support and training to small and medium enterprises.

BUSINESS BOOKS BREAKFAST: Find out why money's not the answer

2015-04-28 11:04

Most business problems could be solved by having the right people, in the right place, at the right time. And then keeping them there!

BOOK REVIEW: The art of managing people

2015-04-28 07:14

Human Resource Management is profoundly different in different markets, says Ian Mann.

New entrepreneur development options launched

2015-04-22 11:19

The South African Breweries has evolved its youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, expanding it into three enterprise development initiatives.

Data analytics help with collections

2015-04-21 17:11

Data analytics can enhance collections and companies should start taking advantage of it, says Blake Group’s global head of sales Tracey Swart.

Small businesses lament postal service collapse

2015-04-12 12:29

The disruption of operations at the SA Post Office is having wide-ranging impacts on small businesses, many of whom are in the start-up phase of their enterprise.

Rent vs buy for business premises

2015-04-08 07:11

Purchasing commercial property is one of the biggest and potentially most rewarding investment decisions a business owner can make, says an expert.

USB honours best MBA student

2015-04-01 17:42

Christie Koorts, the 2014 Top MBA student of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, shares his recipe for success.

Startup separation anxiety: How to let go when it’s time to grow

2015-03-31 15:12

An expert lays down the necessity of expansion in a new business, and how to overcome entrepreneurial teething pains and separation anxiety.

Grappling with governance

2015-03-31 07:32

Addressing risk well and timeously can be a source of growth, says Ian Mann.

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