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New app matches skills, needs in marketplace

2016-09-26 20:01

Those working in this changing environment need new tools to help them survive and thrive, says the co-founder of a new app.

Platform for African e-commerce potential

2016-09-23 18:08

Key players in the e-commerce space are expected to attend the the third annual eCommerce Africa Confex.

Space for SA, Dutch entrepreneurs to connect

2016-09-09 18:01

The mission of Orange Corners is to provide a network of collaborative workspace in multiple venues in Maboneng, Braamfontein and Diepsloot.

Pathways to funding for social entrepreneurs

2016-09-09 17:18

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCT's Graduate School of Business is presenting a funding "Do-ference" in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

From selling boiled eggs at bus stops, to Entrepreneur of the Year

2016-09-06 07:25

Meisie Nkosi, a former teacher who started off selling boiled eggs at bus stops, has just been crowned the Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year.

Make your business a lean, mean learning machine

2016-09-04 21:00

Today's fastest growing companies are "lean mean learning machines" with an intense resilience regarding risk, says trend analyst Dion Chang.

New tech era means equal chance for big and small business

2016-09-04 16:57

The way things are designed and constructed will change, making it just as empowering for small companies as for big ones, says an explorer at the tech frontier.

SA designers to showcase products in Paris

2016-09-01 19:34

Fifteen local designers are in Paris to exhibit their products at the Maison et Objet show, which will start from 2 to 6 September 2016.

Women flex muscle at upcoming SME expos

2016-08-30 16:41

Two SME expos show that women are no longer niche, as consumers, as working professionals and as business leaders and owners, say the organisers.

What’s keeping SME owners awake at night?

2016-08-15 19:40

An expert provides tips for entrepreneurs eager to obtain guidance from mentors on how to tackle some of the key business issues that keep them awake at night.

Commercial property: Buy or lease?

2016-07-22 19:24

A number of experts discuss the important question of whether it is better to buy or lease commercial property in the current economic climate.

Acca releases financial guide for entrepreneurs

2016-07-14 17:50

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants addresses the financial literacy skills gap in SA with a new guide for anyone starting their own business.

Dealing with risks related to service delivery protests

2016-07-08 19:30

Protests can turn violent and disruptive, negatively impacting not only the directly affected industries, but also those businesses inadvertently involved.

7 steps to keep your business afloat

2016-06-19 11:01

Business owners face tough times as economic and political crises continue to create a perfect storm fuelled by a weak rand, high labour costs and rising inflation.

How to push SA entrepreneurship

2016-06-10 17:23

Being innovative and staying resilient through tough economic times should be a key focus for all entrepreneurs and business owners, says an innovation expert.

What to do about poor performers

2016-05-26 16:09

Managing poor performance is arguably one of the more difficult tasks faced by managers in the modern workplace, according to an employment expert.

Bookkeeper or accountant? How to decide

2016-04-22 08:30

Not only does it keep you out of trouble with the taxman, but good accounting gives you a picture of how you are doing and allows you to make business decisions.

Securing successful succession

2016-04-19 18:17

In the life of a business, there comes a time when person running it wishes to hand over the reins.

Ex-Rugby star Clyde Rathbone in people-rating startup

2015-10-30 15:56

The former rugby player and his partners in Australia have developed a startup that is described as 'a wiki of open letters and reviews about people'.

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.

Local agri-business set to be 'world leader' in pelletizing

2016-09-26 20:29

Local entrepreneur Johan Eksteen's agri-business provides farmers with an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution in tough economic times.

Winning Women: A lively, quicksilver power broker

2016-09-18 06:54

Dolly Mokgatle is used to sparking her way into a room, not only because of her extensive background in energy matters, but because her effusive, lively character generates warmth.

Filmmaker hustling her way to a break

2016-09-06 15:42

Filmmaker and entrepreneur Obakeng Malope says the film industry is a constant hustle to secure funding.

SA-raised Ted Talks star Simon Sinek on what makes great leaders – and bad ones

2016-03-01 15:17

SA-raised Ted Talks star Simon Sinek discusses the do's and don'ts of great leadership with Alec Hogg.

Hugo shares his passion for eco-friendly living

2016-01-14 18:10

Hugo la Grange's passion has been to create a sustainable development at the Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo.

Making insurance enjoyable in every way

2015-10-26 18:13

Gideon Galloway, CEO of King Price Insurance, wakes up in the morning to try and make a difference in the world - and have fun while doing it.

Advanced driving lessons from Idris Elba’s stunt driver

2015-10-18 15:40

Phillip Kekana was the first black man to win the SA Production Car Championship – now he trains others to be advanced drivers.

Dream now reality among Kalahari sand dunes

2015-09-25 17:12

SJ Koortzen, co-founder and co-developer of the Kgalagadi Lodge in the Kalahari, shares his journey and views on being an entrepreneur in the tourism industry.

The Fruit Cube looks at corporate wellbeing

2015-09-18 18:14

Siblings Andrew and Lesley Scott of The Fruit Cube specialise in delivering top quality fruit directly to the workplace.

What to do in tough economic times

2016-09-20 19:08

What should you do to ensure that your business survives and thrives in the current difficult economic environment? Head of Sanlam Business Market answers.

Incubating creatives

2016-09-18 06:54

The startup of 27-year-old Dillion Phiri is helping other young, black entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition.

Entrepreneurship:SA youth doing it for themselves

2016-06-15 06:30

We have finally started to build this economy - by taking advantage of one of its key resources - it's youth, says WEF Global Shaper Indira Tsengiwe.

Strategic management: What it is and why you need it

2016-07-13 09:52

Every business owner wants to make the right decisions for their growing companies, but most are at a loss of where to begin, says business coach Pieter Scholtz.

Winds of change blowing through the PPE sector

2016-05-04 17:11

The Personal Protective Equipment sector has seen a number of changes, particularly in SA, with its unique labour landscape and challenges of slow and a flagging currency.

BOOK REVIEW: Of course you can run a successful business

2016-01-19 07:08

Every entrepreneur faces the challenge of holding on to a long-term view while at the same coping with day-to-day responsibilities, says Ian Mann.

6 ways to make a closed door sale work for you

2015-10-22 12:14

There are many established retailers that have successfully used closed door sales for their customers: A business coach provides a guide on guaranteed success.

Tips for buying a franchise

2015-10-27 06:30

There are pros and cons to starting a franchise, says a business coach.

Doing good business with the youth

2015-10-13 17:13

Indira Tsengiwe, founder of Youngpreneur Media, shares her views on youth and entrepreneurship in Africa.

The Franchise Co: Benefits of the franchise industry

2016-09-01 10:36

SPONSORED: The Franchise Co is a franchise management specialist company – owning and managing a diverse range of popular South African brand franchises.

10 key questions to ask when buying a franchise

2016-06-14 12:58

Franchising continues to be an attractive investment for entrepreneurs that want to play it safe and go with a tried and tested concept.

The Franchise Co: The benefits of owning a franchise

2016-05-31 12:18

SPONSORED: The Franchise Co is a franchise management specialist company – owning and managing a diverse range of popular South African brand franchises.

INFOGRAPHIC: Growth in restaurant franchising

2016-04-26 17:54

Franchising in the restaurant industry has seen healthy growth as demonstrated by an infographic.

Pave way to franchise success - McDonald's CEO

2016-04-19 17:38

Successful franchising needs a solid relationship between franchisor and franchisee, says McDonald's SA CEO Greg Solomon.

Franchising offers chance to be your own boss

2016-04-11 14:28

Despite the economic downturn, the franchise sector continues to grow and outpaces growth in other business sectors.

Six challenges facing the franchising sector

2016-02-14 17:07

Franchising is one of the sectors that has shown resilience and continues to grow in this tough economic environment.

Understanding different franchise models

2016-01-31 17:45

There are a number of things to understand and consider about franchising before beginning, advises a business coach.

Franchisees optimistic about SA's future

2016-01-25 16:50

A survey by the Franchise Association of South Africa has found the majority of franchisees have an optimistic outlook about the future.

Advice for starting own Vodka brand

2016-05-02 15:50

Many young South Africans are taking it upon themselves to start their own businesses amid an imminent jobs crisis, but they face one big hurdle: funding.

Funding advice for a mouthwash entrepreneur

2015-11-26 09:06

Having a business idea is one thing, but implementing that idea can be a huge headache, one exacerbated by a lack of funding.

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.

Curbing youth unemployment good for this business

2016-09-06 17:33

Small businesses take on disproportionate risk when they sign up young, previously unemployed recruits, says the director of a debt-recovery service business.

Wonderbag changing women's lives in Africa

2016-09-04 19:00

Sarah Collins, Wonderbag founder and a globally recognised change leader has been crowned as Fairlady’s 2016 Woman of the Future.

Failure leads to online success for Mitchell's Plain trio

2016-08-18 14:23

The failure of an online directory has inspired three young men from Mitchell's Plain to launch the first successful Cape Flats online store.

How field guides contribute to tourism

2016-07-28 16:06

In the lodge industry one role stands head and shoulders above the rest - a role that has the ability to make or break a guest’s stay, says a former field guide.

Domestic workers clean on their own terms

2016-07-01 18:52

There are more than 1.2-million registered cleaners in South Africa, with roughly one in five women in the country currently working as domestics.

Venture capital boost for artisan chocolate maker

2016-06-13 18:01

DV Artisan Chocolate of Paarl in the Western Cape is the latest food producer to partner with Invenfin, the venture capital arm of Remgro.

WATCH: From teetotaler to wine label owner

2016-06-21 15:00

When Rosemary Mosia moved to Cape Town in 2001, she didn't know anything about wine and didn't even drink it. A journey along the Cape wine route changed all that.

NYU graduates seek $11bn of gold among Blyvoor ruins

2016-04-06 15:25

New York University graduates Bastiat Viljoen and his brother Dane want to revive ailing Blyvooruitzicht mine, which they say may contain gold worth almost $11bn.

StokFella to awaken multi billion-rand sleeping beast

2016-04-28 11:53

The stokvel industry is a sleeping billion-dollar phoenix that just needs the right match to ignite its fire, says Soweto-born entrepreneur Tshepo Moloi, founder of StokFella.

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