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Black-owned SMEs a safe investment - Woolworths

2014-12-12 17:20

Ninety eight percent of the black-owned small to medium enterprises, financed by Woolworths, repay their soft loans on schedule, says the company.

Load shedding fears for small business

2014-12-11 06:13

Eskom’s forecast of planned load shedding in 2015 does not bode well for growth in the small and medium enterprise sector, according to Business Partners Limited.

SMEs should collaborate to solve power issues

2014-12-09 07:51

More than ever companies need to look for solutions, rather than be hamstrung by a lack of power to their business, says an expert.

Proposal for businesses hit by load shedding

2014-12-07 15:53

Amidst yet another weekend of load shedding an entrepreneur has come up with a suggestion she hopes will help small businesses to cope during power cuts.

Top W Cape exporters honoured

2014-12-05 09:34

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces its 2014 top exporter awards.

Open innovation to boost business banking

2014-12-04 11:46

Open innovation and collaboration are increasingly becoming less of a differentiator and more of a ticket to the game, says an innovation expert.

Collaborate to make going green sustainable

2014-12-01 19:09

Environmental, economic and social governance are critical for business sustainability, which needs more attention from all role players, a communication sector expert says.

Service delivery 'more important than discounts'

2014-12-01 13:35

In an era when companies are fighting over prices and reward mechanisms, many businesses are ignoring what the customer really wants, says an expert.

Funding opportunities for W Cape entrepreneurs

2014-11-28 17:42

The Western Cape Funding Fair 2015 will hopefully go a long way in assisting budding entrepreneurs, according to the organisers.

Innovate to avoid silly season

2014-12-15 10:28

December is silly season and is a time when your business might be showing signs of slowing down, when it should be showing signs of innovation to remain on top.

Linking brands with bloggers

2014-12-10 11:44

A platform that connects social influencers to brands is helping them disseminate content to the audiences faster with better results.

Why you need to risk failure in order to succeed

2014-12-10 10:26

Allon Raiz believes successful entrepreneurs are successful because they have managed to find the correct balance between being successful and taking risks.

Spot the trend to boost your business’ future

2014-12-01 13:12

Taking cues from events around you can provide the basis for small businesses, but making sure that the trend is sustainable and offers growth are just as important.

Bad behaviour at work a cry for help - expert

2014-11-20 08:00

The bad behaviour that is starting to show up in the workplace is simply a cry for help and it is time we started to listen, says a behaviour science specialist.

Seven ways to get the most out of advertising

2014-11-18 12:22

Businesses that want to improve their advertising need to ensure that their strategy is sound, that mediums are carefully selected and that their idea is strong, says an expert.

10 principles to make your business a success

2014-11-07 15:47

Building a business is only half of the equation; making your business a success is just as important, says Dr John Demartini.

Top 10 tips to deliver your product on time

2014-10-23 13:39

An operations expert gives 10 top tips for small businesses wanting to start out in online ecommerce, from a factory, distribution and automation perspective.

Grow your business out of your kitchen

2014-10-16 15:00

A business development expert gives tips on how to move an expanding business run from your home into bigger premises.

Sales made simple

2014-11-04 12:52

People like dealing with professional sales people who are experts in their field and who can offer good advice before asking for a sale, says an expert.

Looking for seed funding to start a business

2014-09-12 16:18

A Fin24 user is looking for seed capital for his start-up companies and an expert provides some tips.

How to get from zero to hero

2014-10-05 08:00

Life won’t get any easier and responsibilities won’t get any lighter, say Dinesh Patel (CEO) and Heini Booysen (COO) of OrderIn in this informative Q&A.

Grow your business out of your kitchen

2014-10-16 15:00

A business development expert gives tips on how to move an expanding business run from your home into bigger premises.

How to become a pig farmer

2014-08-09 12:43

Prospective entrepreneurs often have good ideas, but don’t have the resources to get started. An expert gives a Fin24 user advice on how to become a pig farmer.

Marriage made in online heaven

2014-08-08 13:12

When e-commerce site Yuppiechef teamed up with League of Beers in 2013, founder Rob Heyns knew his craft beer business's online venture was going to get exciting.

Survival guide for SA startups

2014-07-02 10:38

Fin24 blogger Terence Stoker provides some down-to-earth guidelines for entrepreneurs struggling to survive in a hostile business environment.

Fear of failure part of entrepreneur's journey

2014-06-26 13:56

The fear of failure is a common occurrence in any entrepreneur’s journey, but by nature entrepreneurs are to a degree risk takers, says an expert.

More ways to secure working capital

2014-06-24 16:12

While cash flow is a universal challenge, entrepreneurs, who are starting and running small businesses in SA, face extra financial strains, says an expert.

Helping people to vocalise properly

2014-12-18 17:23

Monique Harrisberg of The Voice Clinic realised that if she really wants to teach her students how to speak clearly, she had to start her own training company.

Dale thrives in complex advertising arena

2014-12-02 17:12

A lot has changed in the advertising industry since Durban-based advertising agency The Hardy Boys was founded by CEO Dale Tomlinson 20 years ago.

A century's old bank for a century's old law firm

2014-12-02 09:43

ADVERTORIAL: With over 147 years in the legal profession, Garlicke & Bousfield has built a solid reputation as one of the leading law firms in KwaZulu-Natal.

Efficiency of chaos helps Yuppiechef scale up

2014-10-23 13:38

Instead of storing products by brand or type, an ecommerce company deliberately “scatters” its products, which are then picked up by a unique operating system.

Making a difference motivates Greg

2014-10-21 15:54

After many years of hard work and perseverance, Greg Gallagher of Snuza baby-monitors is reaping success in 64 countries.

Wonderbag creator aims for paradigm shifts

2014-10-16 17:30

Sarah Collins, creator of the Wonderbag, has realised that one can cause paradigm shifts in those around you and do something game changing in this world.

An 'uneducated' CEO's lessons for success

2014-10-10 07:00

A tech start-up entrepreneur says that while he got to the top without formal education, he now sees its value after studying for an MBA through UCT.

Finding ways to make NPOs sustainable

2014-09-17 12:53

Access to funding is a problem many non-profit organisations face, but this social entrepreneur shows they also need good governance, compliance and marketing.

A Swipe at the big time

2014-09-09 23:24

From barely knowing how to turn on a computer to forming her own tech company, Leo Redelinghuys has been a part of the South Africa tech evolution for almost 15 years.

James Caan: 2015 – your year to shine and prosper in business

2014-12-12 18:29

2015 is the year of the entrepreneur and one for small businesses to prosper, according to the Autumn Statement.

Learning to enjoy living

2014-12-09 07:10

We have mastered many parts of our lives except how to enjoy living, says Ian Mann.

The key to success as an entrepreneur

2014-12-09 07:12

Human behaviour specialist Dr John Demartini explains how to identify a niche and start a successful business.

Hitting rock bottom and finding hope

2014-12-03 16:12

2014 feels like a year where we’ve been battered around, pushed up against the rocks and kicked repeatedly while we’re down, says Chemory Gunko.

How to find your 'angel'

2014-12-02 07:38

Every start-up can benefit from the wisdom of an angel investor, says Ian Mann.

Sound start-up advice

2014-11-25 07:35

Fledgling entrepreneurs can avoid self-inflicted wounds, says Ian Mann.

Rank and file rewards

2014-11-19 07:42

Ian Mann takes a look at the relationships between alpha leaders and their deputies.

Bone up on the Brics

2014-11-12 07:28

SA's role as the African Brics member requires sorting out problems, says Ian Mann.

How to become the Rolling Stones of your industry

2014-11-07 17:50

The answer to how the Rolling Stones remained relevant is simple, it is all about branding, says business coach JT Foxx.

World Cup brings this entrepreneur to SA

2014-12-11 16:50

What began as a trip to South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup has resulted in a booming business for Boris and Sandra Leyck.

Debonairs, Shoprite seal deal in Angola

2014-12-05 05:15

Debonairs Pizza will open its first restaurant in Angola in an innovative tie-up with Shoprite Angola, which will become the master franchisee.

Let the pizza wars begin

2014-10-14 10:39

Following the arrival of Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza in South Africa, Debonairs Pizza has declared itself ready to take on the competition.

Growing the franchise industry

2014-10-09 18:00

FNB will be hosting the third annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit in Johannesburg on October 15 and Cape Town on November 19.

Plan well to grow franchises

2014-10-08 17:41

Keeping a franchise growing through a period of constant change means all franchisees need to build planning and goal setting skills, says an expert.

Sell your invoice to grow your business

2014-09-29 11:35

Businesses aiming to grow can get instant cash from selling their invoices at a discount, enabling faster growth and less risk, according to an invoice discounting expert.

Choose the right location for your franchise

2014-08-21 16:32

As a franchise owner, you have a number of factors to consider before you can open the doors to your own franchise, says an expert.

Keep your franchise relevant

2014-08-05 11:44

Franchises need to ensure that their brand remains consistent and relevant so that consumers can still identify the franchise concept, experts say.

How the rate hike will affect your franchise

2014-07-22 10:33

Running lean and efficient operations is key as consumers tighten their belts after the recent interest rate increase, says an expert.

Battle to find affordable payment system

2014-10-16 20:13

Technology has opened the doors to new ways of POS payments, giving entrepreneurs more options when running a business.

Go and sweat the research stuff, expert says

2014-10-16 19:49

The quickest way to learn is to put yourself in the position of the client, a leading business advisor tells a hopeful business owner.

Grow your business out of your kitchen

2014-10-16 15:00

A business development expert gives tips on how to move an expanding business run from your home into bigger premises.

How to get from zero to hero

2014-10-05 08:00

Life won’t get any easier and responsibilities won’t get any lighter, say Dinesh Patel (CEO) and Heini Booysen (COO) of OrderIn in this informative Q&A.

Looking for seed funding to start a business

2014-09-12 16:18

A Fin24 user is looking for seed capital for his start-up companies and an expert provides some tips.

In need of a BEE certificate?

2014-09-03 05:00

If your annual turnover is R5m or less, then there is no need to have a BEE certificate, says an expert, but that should not stop you from a BEE code of conduct.

My home loan is hurting my CC

2014-08-22 14:36

A business owner has been very confused with his bank’s stance that he can’t do a substitution of debtors on his home loan. A Fin24 expert gives his response.

Thembekwayo's advice for a wannabe egg farmer

2014-08-12 12:35

Are entrepreneurs born or made? A Fin24 user gets advice on how to become an egg farmer from Vusi Thembekwayo.

How to become a pig farmer

2014-08-09 12:43

Prospective entrepreneurs often have good ideas, but don’t have the resources to get started. An expert gives a Fin24 user advice on how to become a pig farmer.

Road to my own business – an entrepreneur's story

2014-12-19 16:11

Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. But everyone has to either take its ride, or ride with one. Life is too short not to..

Khayelitsha entrepreneur clinches global award

2014-12-15 13:55

Khayelitsha entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani has clinched the 2014 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award in the Business/Entrepreneurial category.

Teen entrepreneur making fashion waves

2014-09-17 06:00

Bonolo Mataboge has taken the fashion world by storm despite fighting Blount's disease.

Tax filing biggest hurdle for SME owner

2014-09-15 18:43

A small business owner says he does not see how any sole proprietor can legally operate a small business in SA.

GlamHour: Chance for township SMEs to sparkle

2014-08-27 12:49

Khayelitsha entrepreneur Zizipho Dyubeni is slowly making a name for herself in the township as a go-to-person for coordinating events.

Challenges faced by small businesses

2014-08-07 17:03

A Fin24 user explains what he regards as the biggest challenges for small businesses in the country.

World's first commercial fly farm in Cape Town

2014-07-23 07:47

By copying nature, an entrepreneurial team has put the humble fly to work to help resolve a global food problem.

Cashing in on braai-loving SA

2014-06-17 10:10

In just two years the traditional township braai concept has grown into 200 outlets, employing 2 000 people. The brain behind ChesaNYAMA tells the story.

Spotting the gap for African greeting cards

2014-06-12 10:25

Gildah Tshukutswane believes everyone should have the opportunity to celebrate African-inspired messages in African languages through greeting cards.

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