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Branson: Companies should let staff work from home

2015-04-26 14:37

Companies that forbid the practice, such as Yahoo, put pressure on families and limit opportunities for women, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

New entrepreneur development options launched

2015-04-22 11:19

The South African Breweries has evolved its youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, expanding it into three enterprise development initiatives.

Businesses pay double for basic services - CEO

2015-04-21 13:13

It is not sustainable to expect commercial and certain residential property owners to subsidise a dysfunctional municipal system, warns a company CEO.

Langa eatery pride of Africa's biggest tourism event

2015-04-17 07:28

Six years ago, 51-year-old Nomonde Siyaka transformed her family's home in Langa into a two-storey traditional African food restaurant. Now, she's networking with the best.

Big dreams for entrepreneurs living with disabilities

2015-04-16 19:53

A Port Elizabeth cooperative run by people living with disabilities is looking for funds to launch a business.

US CEO cuts own pay to boost staff pay to $70 000

2015-04-16 07:44

One start-up founder is making his own effort to respond to the issue of income inequality - cutting his own pay while seriously boosting that of his employees.

GALLERY: SA awards top businesses

2015-04-10 16:46

SA's economy needs to grow at a faster rate to create jobs and eliminate poverty, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa old award winners.

Help us grow SA, Ramaphosa tells entrepreneurs

2015-04-10 07:57

Entrepreneurs, think not only about what you would like to achieve for yourself, but also what you would like to achieve for our nation, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

USB honours best MBA student

2015-04-01 17:42

Christie Koorts, the 2014 Top MBA student of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, shares his recipe for success.

Data analytics help with collections

2015-04-21 17:11

Data analytics can enhance collections and companies should start taking advantage of it, says Blake Group’s global head of sales Tracey Swart.

Criminals sophisticated in attacks on businesses

2015-03-30 09:44

Criminals have become increasingly sophisticated and strategic in their attacks on businesses during the movement of cash, warns an expert.

Five annoying questions entrepreneurs ignore

2015-03-24 19:30

Business leaders need to be open to being challenged if they want to succeed in an era of low growth, says UCT GSB Professor Walter Baets.

Listen and you will succeed - Vusi Thembekwayo

2015-03-19 12:40

Entrepreneurial mastermind Vusi Thembekwayo says South Africans need to actually listen to remain relevant in their small business ventures.

Staff training builds skills, loyalty and profits in small businesses

2015-03-16 17:41

In many small businesses, training is regarded as a luxury; something that cannot fit into the average day, says Ethel Nyembe, head of small enterprise at Standard Bank.

SME expo to visit major SA cities

2015-03-06 12:23

The My Business Expo, geared towards startups and small business owners, will take place in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

Six key tips for sound business budgeting

2015-03-08 19:54

In light of the recently announced budget speech, an executive director at Business Partners provides SMEs with essential tips for sound business budgeting.

Accounting blind spot could keep business back

2015-02-16 11:21

Entrepreneurs who don’t understand basic accounting concepts are setting themselves up for unnecessary stress and failure, warns an expert.

Think differently about business resolutions

2015-02-06 17:34

Entrepreneurs should think differently about "business new year resolutions" and strive to remain steadfast in attaining in achieving these, says an expert.

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.

Cape Town's strelitzia man

2015-04-24 11:06

Every day between 15:00 and 19:00, at the traffic lights on the corner of Buitengracht Street and Buitensingel in the Cape Town city centre, you’re likely to see a man with a bunch of orange strelitzia flowers.

A woman in a tech world

2015-04-21 19:01

Lynette Hundermark, managing director of Useful & Beautiful is often asked how she managed to cope as a woman in the tech world.

Langa eatery pride of Africa's biggest tourism event

2015-04-17 07:28

Six years ago, 51-year-old Nomonde Siyaka transformed her family's home in Langa into a two-storey traditional African food restaurant. Now, she's networking with the best.

The reclusive SA entrepreneur who made R5bn from Nando’s

2015-03-20 13:58

The fast-growing spicy-chicken chain has 1 100 locations in 22 countries, helping make its original backer, Dick Enthoven, a billionaire.

Breathing life into networking

2015-03-20 12:06

The Hookup Dinner, the sensational networking platform is changing the way we socialise and is bringing life back into networking.

How women empowerment transforms

2015-03-13 13:42

Absa Business Banking's Happy Ralinala talks to Alec Hogg about entrepreneurship, helping empower women and what might change if Jacob Zuma’s successor were female.

Loving to create something from nothing

2015-03-10 15:43

Ruark Ferreira and his partners create a place where both property owners and tenants can come together in a trusted environment for a better rental experience.

World is Ocean Basket's oyster

2015-03-10 12:02

As Ocean Basket prepares to mark its 20-year anniversary, CEO Grace Harding remains obsessed with capturing the company’s unique brand as it continues to expand.

Innovating with the right mentorship is key

2015-02-27 14:52

Mentorship is the cornerstone to building a successful career as an entrepreneur, according to the founders of FlavaLite Innovations.

Fashion industry unravelled: who made your clothes?

2015-04-23 11:58

South African fashion designers and small business owners are coming together in a dynamic global fashion revolution to boost their trade, says Tina Retief.

Four important tools for start-ups

2015-04-23 17:32

Start-ups are by nature flexible, which gives business owners the chance to adjust their start-up businesses to best meet the current economic climate, says Harry Welby-Cooke.

BOOK REVIEW: Scaling up successfully

2015-04-21 07:02

Making your business larger and more profitable requires the right moves, says Ian Mann.

Am I a racist?

2015-04-17 08:44

Does hating the arrogance, nepotism and greed that permeates most levels of our current government make me a short-sighted bigot, asks Anton Ressel.

BOOK REVIEW: How to tackle trends

2015-04-14 06:53

Discovering real trends requires curiosity and care-filled observation, says Ian Mann.

Entrepreneurship is for everyone

2015-04-07 07:27

Entrepreneurship starts with one person - you, says Ian Mann.

Grappling with governance

2015-03-31 07:32

Addressing risk well and timeously can be a source of growth, says Ian Mann.

Helping customers understand value

2015-04-08 15:22

When people look to make a purchase, they assess three different elements that affect the overall cost: price, quality and service, says a business coach.

Constructive constraints

2015-03-24 07:48

Some restraints are necessary, beneficial and to be embraced, says Ian Mann.

Time to return to the Wimpy family model

2015-01-13 13:15

Franchisees should learn from families who basically lived in their restaurants, spending time with their staff and interacting with customers, an expert says.

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.

Wannabe farmers battle for funds

2015-01-27 13:42

While the farming sector has a lot of appeal for entrepreneurs, getting off the ground is daunting, but with collaboration and government funding, there is a glimmer of hope.

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.

Small businesses lament postal service collapse

2015-04-12 12:29

The disruption of operations at the SA Post Office is having wide-ranging impacts on small businesses, many of whom are in the start-up phase of their enterprise.

Money will follow passion - young entrepreneur

2015-04-05 14:03

Zimkhitha Mqutheni saw a gap in the market for a fully black-owned PR agency and took the plunge.

Erosion of business foundations

2015-01-28 17:33

For many organisations, even when best business practices are employed, one cannot be comfortable in the front seat, according to an expert.

Red tape causes failure to launch business

2015-01-23 12:29

A start-up owner says his business has failed to get off the ground due to the stranglehold of bureaucratic and regulatory requirements.

The long walk to entrepreneurial freedom

2015-01-21 16:07

If you are not selling anything, then your start-up is just a hobby and not a business, says Vuyisa Qabaka, director of the South African Black Entrepreneurship Forum.

Failing to stick to a budget can kill your business

2015-01-06 20:11

A Fin24 user shares a major pitfall he encountered on his journey to building a successful business and gives some advice to start-ups.

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.

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