Lawyer turned baker: Datsun supports local entrepreneurial dream

2019-10-04 10:00

She may have started out small, but Babette Kourelos is now running a very successful business. And she has Datsun SA's support.

A simple recipe for restaurant business success

2019-08-29 10:54

Twenty-five years ago, when Fats Lazarides decided to open the first Ocean Basket, many thought his seafood restaurant wouldn’t find favour in South Africa. Well, that restaurant turned out to be the start of a hugely successful – and much-loved – brand.

How to avoid conflict in a family business

2019-07-31 13:38

When it comes to running a successful family business for generations, blood really shouldn’t be thicker than water. Clear guidelines and governance structures need to be in place – and everyone should adhere to them.

Elon Musk is worth about R314billion — here's how the notorious workaholic makes and spends his fortune

2019-06-29 10:10

Tesla's Elon Musk turned 48 on June 28. He's a notorious workaholic who doesn't spend on lavish vacations or flashy hobbies.

This South African fast-food empire started in a garage in Mbombela

2019-05-26 09:02

Galito’s chicken has over 149 stores in 17 countries, including South Africa, India, Pakistan and Canada.

WATCH: Rwandan entrepreneur creates booming cosmetics business

2019-05-05 12:46

Cephas Nshimyumuremyi has started with just $10 when he launched a new, natural cosmetics line. It has since grown into a business worth $40 000.

Limpopo-based entrepreneur Sewela Mokoena on her Eleven28 Pink Gin

2019-04-18 17:26

Gin from Limpopo? You better believe it. Sewela Mokoena, is a young, black woman who is breaking down barriers in a male-dominated industry. She shares what sets her brand apart from the rest

Four products you should launch this year, with insider tips from women in the business

2019-03-27 12:21

Think natural, indigenous and local. We're sure Shark Tank investors would approve.

Local footwear industry seeking to make a dent in Ghanaian market

2019-03-24 18:00

In a bid to attract more foreign direct investment, about 30 SA business people will be travelling to Ghana this week in search of trade and investment opportunities.

Stripper turned business woman Barbie Brazil on being judged and her overwhelming success

2019-03-01 16:03

“I love pink, I’ve always loved pink,” she tells DRUM.


Popular clothing brand MK Originals is run out of a Khayelitsha bedroom – and is helping to create a township market

2019-09-26 13:11

This is the heart of MK Originals, a clothing brand founded by Siyabulela Sophi.

Ramaphosa: The state should be at the centre of development

2019-08-23 06:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the state should play a leading, entrepreneurial role.

Insights from a business broker

2019-07-18 13:31

Before a business is bought or sold, there is a lot of homework that needs to be done to ensure both buyer and seller are getting value for money. Business4Sale SA does just that.

Watch: Woman finds dream job earning almost R115,000 a month making jingles

This after she struggled to find a job after finishing her degree.

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Was it premature for Kylie Jenner to expand her beauty empire to skincare?

2019-05-16 12:05

The youngest Kardashian-Jenner has ventured into skincare, but is it too soon?

Here’s how much it costs to open a Vida, Mugg & Bean or Bootlegger coffee shop

2019-05-04 09:20

You'll have to have a minimum of R1 million up front, preferably in cash.

Local tech solution for cars of all seasons

2019-04-18 13:07

Rikatec’s vehicle information management system allows companies to monitor driving and improve maintenance decisions.

The founder of this organic beauty brand with ingredients thousands want on their hair and skin, started with no capital

2019-03-25 16:06

She cooked her own ingredients in the kitchen for herself until friends and family started offering to pay for her products.

Retrenchment presented a business opportunity for this tour guide

2019-03-24 13:00

Retrenchment led Grace Masango to start her own business, offering mine tours for tourists and local schools.

Copying claims against Woolworths over health bars

2019-01-18 08:26

Another small business has complained of Woolworths copying its product - this time it's a nutrition bar. The retailer has, however, denied the claims outright, saying that it started developing its product years before ever meeting the entrepreneur.

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