How to bulletproof your business in tough times

2017-11-17 11:52

In a challenging economic environment, small and medium-sized businesses are extremely vulnerable. But there are strategies to protect your business against tough times.

Friends & Friction: Don’t love the deal so much you forget the work

2017-11-12 06:00

The leopard does not hate the buck, even though it has to kill it in order to eat.

Taking your caffeine fix to the next level

2017-10-26 10:49

Most people would consider adding nitrogen to food a little out there, but Daniel Harris and Gary Menachemson of Mighty Monk are wowing Gauteng coffee lovers with their cold brew technique.

Time to shine

2017-10-22 11:43

Inner-city Johannesburg is its usual noisy, busy self, and parking is also proving to be hellish, when, out of the blue, a fellow neatly dressed in a corporate suit, courteously extends his hand to the window of my car.

iLearn CEO dreamt of entrepreneurship since childhood

2017-09-29 17:10

Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn, generally cautions entrepreneurs to be very clear on the size of the opportunity they see and what is required to capture it.

Turning fintech start-ups into formidable businesses

2017-09-21 15:47

LaunchLab, a business incubation programme run by Nedbank and Stellenbosch University, helps entrepreneurs to connect with experts who provide invaluable insights for their new ventures.

A taste of Africa

2017-09-14 10:48

Mzoli Ngcawuzele uses his property development and restaurant businesses to make the world a better place.

How to emotionally detach yourself from your business

2017-09-08 11:37

Most entrepreneurs will eventually have to leave the running of their businesses to someone else. This often causes great emotional upheaval, but there are ways to make this process easier.

A small company with big spirit

2017-08-18 15:28

Bicycle company Two Wheels Trading was founded in 2007 to distribute fine bicycle accessories. Since then, it has released two bike brands tailored to South Africa’s unique conditions.

Small business, big money

2017-07-10 15:59

How a novel finance matchmaking site is shaking up the start-up sector and linking small business with capital providers.


From selling dagga to selling dreams

2017-11-12 06:00

At first sight, Danny Tong is a typical suit, with the swag and accompanying German car and mannerisms.

Moving SMEs beyond cash-only payments

2017-11-09 10:21

After just over two years in existence, Yoco, which offers card payment solutions for smaller companies, has signed up 15 500 merchants.

Jozi company honoured for customer experience management

2017-10-23 18:01

Syenap, a provider of solutions for customer experience management, has been named as one of the 20 Most Promising CEM Solution Providers 2017 by CIOReview.

Gutsy app makes dining out in the Mother City a snap

2017-10-05 16:01

Instead of going through the hassle of phoning restaurants to book a table, Capetonian foodies can now turn to Feastfox to find out, in real time, which venues have tables available.

An extraordinary entrepreneur

2017-09-27 11:16

The Liberty Group was founded over 50 years ago and is one of SA’s success stories. Let’s take a look at the man who turned the business into the giant it is today – Donald Gordon.

Book extract: Chris Bishop chats to Pascal Dozie, the wealthy entrepreneur who wants to rebuild Nigeria

2017-09-15 11:56

Pascal Dozie, who founded Diamond Bank in Nigeria in 1991, convinced MTN to set up shop in the country and started his own investment company, believes in tapping into Nigeria's huge potential.

Masondo’s vision for car sector

2017-09-10 06:00

The reputable economist is in charge of ­transforming Gauteng’s automotive industry and is intent on developing black industrialists.

Getting South Africa’s finest wines on the road

2017-09-06 10:38

Eighteen months ago, Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen decided to turn her love for wine into two successful businesses.

Taking the ‘eina’ out of insurance

2017-07-28 13:20

Founder of King Price, Gideon Galloway, explains how he took on the monopolists of the South African insurance space to offer a vehicle insurance product with decreasing premiums.

Organic growth for free-range farmer

2017-06-27 14:53

Jeanne Groenewald went from producing free-range chicken for her family to becoming a Woolworths supplier. She also strives to uplift her employees and the community.

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