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Women entrepreneurs making it happen

2015-03-06 17:02

International Women's Day highlights the need for various countries around the world to celebrate the achievements of women, says an expert.

Entrepreneurs could plug commodity gap in Africa

2015-03-06 06:00

Entrepreneurship could be part of the answer to deal with the waning of the commodity boom in Africa, according to Ken Olisa of Restoration Partners.

Fin24 Business Books Breakfast: Learn how to lead and attract talent

2015-02-20 11:18

Join Fin24 and ace book reviewer Ian Mann for our second Best Business Books Breakfast of the year where Ian will show you how.

Collaboration and innovation driving growth

2015-03-04 12:15

A new TV series aims to highlight the dynamic symbiosis between big business customers and small business suppliers.

Time to tackle violence on foreign-owned businesses

2015-02-26 14:08

Concerned with the ongoing violence involving foreign-owned businesses, the Small Business Development minister has launched a task team to investigate the issue.

SME's R3.5bn funds should also benefit scale-up businesses

2015-02-26 13:36

The R3.5bn budget allocation for SMEs was excellent news, but it should also benefit ‘scale-up’ businesses, says a bank expert.

Budget brings relief for certain small businesses

2015-02-26 05:33

The budget announcement about tax relief for certain small businesses will provide relief to start-ups and encourage entrepreneurs, say experts.

Exciting times for small business - Zulu

2015-02-25 20:33

Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu has welcome much needed funding as her ministry attempts to unlock the doors for battling small businesses.

Budget fears for small business

2015-02-25 19:14

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget speech could have done more to give hope to entrepreneurs in South Africa, says a Standard Bank expert.

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.

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.

Free training for entrepreneurs

2015-02-03 15:30

The Seed Academy is offering entrepreneurial training and has more than R2.4m of sponsored training available for early stage tech and women entrepreneurs.

Little cultural intelligence can damage business

2015-01-20 18:31

Leaders with a higher Cultural Intelligence Quotient are deemed more approachable and experience more cooperation from colleagues, says an expert.

Business rescue explained

2015-01-19 17:05

With business rescue a relative newcomer to the SA legal system, there is often a lack of understanding about its workings and two experts explain the process.

Success starts with vision

2015-01-14 15:55

It's an exciting time for entrepreneurs filled with opportunities, where growing businesses can contribute to job creation, says SekelaXabiso CEO Lindani Dhlamini.

Six ways to curb e-commerce card fraud

2015-01-13 18:12

Credit card fraud is rampant in South Africa and merchants absorb many of the risks and losses attached to card fraud, says an expert.

Capitalise your marketing at the point of sale

2015-01-02 13:00

Many people don’t maximise the marketing opportunities their POS provides and miss out on potential extra business, says business coach Pieter Scholtz.

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.

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.

Trudi Makhaya: Economist of Dreams

2015-02-12 11:29

As an analyst and commentator for Business Day and eNCA, Trudi Makhaya is highly sought after for her views on the complexities of competition, economic policy, and business strategy.

Tenacious Anne scoffs at bank rejection

2015-02-12 12:22

Durbanite Anne Champion was turned down by a major bank when she sought a loan to start her own business, but she found a way around it and is now thriving.

Turning love for travel into a business

2015-01-29 19:08

From as early as 2001 images of the traditional bricks and mortar travel agency have been replaced with online stores that quickly put the customer in the driving seat.

Entrepreneur with the grassroots touch

2015-01-13 13:01

Xolani Shelembe, owner of ‘Doing Things Differently’, launched his business after identifying a dire need for career guidance in his community.

Young African entrepreneur saving mothers

2015-01-07 17:01

Africa’s top young entrepreneur, who is solving health problems with technology, won $25 000 to grow his venture.

How to clean up your start-up business

2015-01-02 06:00

It took Chris Ndongeni over three years to break even with his contract cleaning business. He shares his three start-up lessons.

Helping entrepreneurs find their voice

2014-12-18 17:23

Monique Harrisberg of The Voice Clinic realised that if she really wanted 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.

Anthea Jeffery: Small business and the BEE burden

2015-03-06 08:00

BEE has grown out of proportion and deviated from its original purpose – it continues to create a gap between the top earners and the rest of the SA.

Business model as medicine

2015-03-03 07:33

Revisiting your business model is a useful way to revive your business, says Ian Mann.

Generational rethink

2015-02-24 07:36

Technology is blurring age-related generational divides in business, says Ian Mann.

Towards rational behaviour

2015-02-10 07:33

We cannot do enough to protect ourselves from our thinking errors, says Ian Mann.

Don't look to SME ministry for salvation - chamber

2015-02-08 10:06

South Africa and the small business development ministry should be busy at work, acquiring systematised knowledge about entrepreneurship, says Edgar Dhlomo.

How to generate start-up cash for a business

2015-02-12 12:24

Novice entrepreneurs often quickly learn the depth of truth behind the saying "it takes money to make money", says a business coach.

Using strategic alliances to grow a business

2015-02-05 13:20

A strategic alliance is when a company enters into a loose partnership with another business to help them both make extra profits, says a business coach.

Corporate culture boost

2015-02-03 07:31

Successful companies do not leave their culture to chance, says Ian Mann.

Taking pricing seriously in your business

2015-02-03 13:17

Times are hard enough, so why add bottom line pressure to your business by charging too little for your goods or services, asks business consultant David Hendrie.

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.

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.

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.

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