ARTICLES RELATING TO ENTREPRENEURS

So hungry you could eat the plate? This Cape Town startup has made it big with edible bowls

19 minutes ago

A Cape Town start-up company which produces edible food bowls has grabbed international attention, netting funding from the organisers of the 2020 World Expo set to be held in Dubai.

OPINION: What a (great) time to be an SA entrepreneur

2019-09-07 16:15

As South African entrepreneurs, we’ve always punched above our weight on the global stage. But lately, we’ve been undervaluing ourselves. Letting the country’s challenges get to us. Now it’s time for us to rediscover the unshakeable optimism that’s made us great, says Dov Girnun.

5 things women entrepreneurs need to know

2019-08-09 17:00

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver of economic growth and a source of employment, especially for countries such as South Africa which is currently facing high levels of unemployment.

SA's 12 'most loved' local businesses - Santam survey

2019-07-12 14:09

Small and medium sized local commercial businesses play a vital role in the SA economy and a new report tries to establish what makes consumers big fans of the companies they love. Is your favourite among them?

SME funding remains elusive

2019-07-11 10:25

For various reasons, small- and medium-sized enterprises struggle to obtain financing through traditional channels. But there’s been a rise in alternative funders who are giving entrepreneurs a way of starting up.

R3.2m partnership to help marginalised entrepreneurs

2019-06-28 19:06

The RLabs Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme was enabled by a R3 220 000 partnership with Nedbank.

Holistic solution for urban management

2019-06-13 10:13

Streetlights out? A dodgy car in the neighbourhood? This local company created a platform that helps people to report incidents. And it helps service providers to respond proactively.

Meshack is passionate about solving unemployment in SA

2019-05-27 11:25

Meshack Mulaudzi's Kaelo Black Beauty designs manufactures and distributes African-themed toys for girls and boys.

Llewellyn sees gap in financial advisory recruitment in SA

2019-05-15 17:59

After close to two years of research, Llewellyn Paulse of The Recruitment Council saw a need for a firm focusing on the financial advisory sector.

5 ways social media recruiting can help companies handle an economic downturn

2019-05-12 15:38

Social media recruiting could help businesses cut costs while tailoring their search for the ideal candidate, according to Global Refer Social Recruitment.

 

Magnificent 7: Here's who will champion the goals of a R1.4bn SME fund

2019-09-26 21:30

The SA SME Fund on Thursday announced the seven fund managers set to manage about R1.4bn in funding to develop small businesses in the country.

10 tips for entrepreneurs from a public affairs expert

2019-08-11 16:02

Never, ever, give up, says Tamra Capstick-Dale, managing director of public affairs and reputation management consultancy Corporate Image.

Opportunity for youth-owned agricultural businesses

2019-08-08 17:21

Youth-owned businesses in the agricultural sector are invited to apply for SAB KickStart's Urban Agriculture programme.

Work space can be marketing advantage for SMEs

2019-07-12 12:43

For many SMEs the space that they work from can be one of their best marketing advantages, says the founder and CEO of The Business Exchange.

Closing the gap between growth businesses and alternative lenders

2019-07-10 16:32

Many business owners are unaware of products such as mezzanine finance and how to access it, says Gary Palmer, CEO at Paragon Lending Solutions.

Farmer Angus dedicated to reviving the way farming used to be

2019-06-22 18:15

Angus McIntosh is dedicated to reviving the way farming used to be before the days of chemical fertilisers, herbicides, anti-biotics and GMO.

R16m for 8 disruptive financial services startups

2019-06-11 17:58

Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Royal Bafokeng Holdings seek top applications that could disrupt the financial services sector.

Van Reenen family takes beef business from small scale to international supplier

2019-05-16 18:00

Lourie van Reenen began with a small cattle-feeding business in 1965 and in 1983 he established a small cattle business which is today known as Beefmaster.

Entrepreneur sees gap for 'hybrid' estate agency

2019-05-12 17:14

Harry Hattingh is the co-founder of Leadhome, a business he calls a "hybrid estate agency".

50 of the most successful people in the world

2019-05-12 10:53

Take a look at 50 of the most successful people in the world in the past year, from politicians and techies to the big names reshaping entertainment.

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