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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.

Protect your business from identity theft

2017-11-16 14:04

There has been an increase in commercial identity theft and businesses must be vigilant about documentation containing financial or personal information.

Watch out for the virtual restaurant trend

2017-11-15 17:31

Restaurants around the world are going virtual and Hellen Gqoboka has launched one of Johannesburg’s first virtual restaurants – Leles African Cuisine.

Cape's Bashew's celebrates 118 years of refreshment

2017-11-09 19:08

Bashew’s, the Cape soft drink dating back to 1899, has launched a new Harry’s Cola Tribute Edition in honour of one of its founding members.

#EntrepreneurCorner: Delegating for success

2017-11-08 13:42

In this week's episode, business coach Anton Ressel talks about how delegation is crucial for business success, while failure to do so can cause a business to stagnate.

#EntrepreneurCorner: How to achieve work-life balance

2017-11-01 13:19

Business coach Anton Ressel says he strongly encourages entrepreneurs to take some time off. This, he says, allows them to see if they are going off track.

SME sector applauds Gigaba’s start-up fund

2017-10-26 12:56

The establishment of a R1.5bn SME fund in his mini budget is encouraging, but why not combine it with the existing CEO Fund for maximum effect, an expert asks.

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.

#EntrepreneurCorner: Incubators require commitment

2017-10-18 16:36

Resident small business coach Anton Ressel unpacks the pros and cons of business incubators in this week's episode.

How women entrepreneurs can take their place in Africa's economy

2017-10-10 15:36

The 4th Industrial Revolution offers women skills without going into a classroom, delegates hear at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum.

 

Stella shows science and nature can go hand in hand

2017-11-16 17:56

Stella Ciolli is the founder of SKOON, a natural skincare collection using natural ingredients in scientifically formulated combinations.

#EntrepreneurCorner: Taking advantage of festive season buzz

2017-11-16 10:45

Business coach Anton Ressel says it's important for small businesses to plan for the festive season, as it could either bring in an unexpected flood of cash or a downturn, depending on the type of business you run.

Long-term strategy needed to grow black-owned businesses

2017-11-12 14:15

While some policies are rightfully placed to develop small businesses, more consideration needs to be given to large black-owned companies to ensure they can compete globally, says Muzi Siyaya.

Legal expert looks at business data breaches

2017-11-09 18:28

South Africans are increasingly at risk of falling victim to identity theft, fraud, and other forms of cybercrime, says a legal expert.

Cape Chamber honours top exporters

2017-11-03 20:23

Technical Systems was named the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Exporter of the Year for the third time.

#EntrepreneurCorner: Surround yourself with smart people

2017-10-26 17:02

This week’s episode of #EntrepreneurCorner features Antoinette Prophy, who talks about starting her own business at the age of 26, and the benefits of surrounding yourself with smart employees.

Colleen finds her edge in SA’s oil and gas sector

2017-10-24 19:39

There has been a notable rise in female entrepreneurs in South Africa even with the many obstacles they know they need to overcome.

Tech innovation conference for start-ups, investors

2017-10-22 12:50

The AfricArena tech conference in Cape Town will be the largest tech innovation conference for start-ups and investors hosted in Africa, claim the organisers.

Business not a sprint, but a marathon for Colourworks CEO

2017-10-16 18:30

Lesley Waterkeyn, founder and CEO of Colourworks, a strategic brand experience agency, tells Fin24 about her journey since starting the business in 1998.

5 hurdles women entrepreneurs in Africa must overcome

2017-10-09 15:43

There are 5 main challenges women in Africa face when they try to be entrepreneurs, delegates hear at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum.

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