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SA Halaal products showcased in Malaysia

2015-11-26 12:25

The Department of Trade and Industry is inviting South African exporters of Halaal-approved items and services to apply to participate at an exhibition in the Malaysia.

Those in business feel more unsafe - chamber survey

2015-11-23 20:10

More than 83% of the members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry who partook in a survey, feel more unsafe than five years ago.

W Cape entrepreneurs can pitch for funding

2015-11-23 16:24

Entrepreneurs in the Western Cape are invited to apply for a multi-million rand investment to grow their businesses, as part of the Western Cape Funding Fair.

Young farmer wins youth entrepreneur programme

2015-11-23 16:02

The top five winners of SAB's annual competition for youth-owned businesses will receive a share of R1.5m in business grants.

Profit margins hit by rate hike

2015-11-20 18:50

The increase in interest rates will add more pressure for businesses by making debt more expensive and likely hitting profit margins in the long term, warns an expert.

Entrepreneurs need risk taking skills, says Zulu

2015-11-16 20:00

Skills such as innovation and risk taking should not be overlooked as essential ingredients to SMMEs, says Small Business Development minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Entrepreneur climate becoming hostile in SA

2015-11-13 12:54

Contrary to global trends, SA’s small and medium enterprises are showing a decline in employment, turnover and a majority are struggling to survive, an index shows.

Fight for survival boosts self-employment

2015-11-11 10:29

Self-employment has lifted business activity in the second quarter of this year despite poor economic conditions, an index shows

Winning Women – Sahra Ryklief: Creating the ‘doers’ of tomorrow

2015-11-08 17:00

Trade union educator Sahra Ryklief is using a system she abhors – capitalism – to create millions for 23 struggling NGOs through investment company Ditikeni.

Sage CEO's entrepreneur tips

2015-11-23 08:14

Sage International CEO Ivan Epstein believes SMEs are vital to SA’s economy. finweek finds out more about his passion for the sector and its large-scale benefits for SA.

Is there a market for your business idea?

2015-11-22 15:37

Before you boldly pursue your bright idea, do the proper market research

The Art of War: There are wolves in client skins

2015-11-11 19:11

This Fin24 user says she learnt the hard way not to trust all prospective clients.

Want to be a beauty therapist? Here’s what you need to know

2015-11-08 18:00

If you can turn an ugly duckling into a swan, then beauty therapy is your calling.

Five success tips from a Buddhist billionaire

2015-11-05 10:10

Kazuo Inamori, the Japanese entrepreneur who founded two multi-billion dollar companies and rescued another, shares five tips for success.

5 ways you can manage work burnout

2015-10-25 15:00

We’ve all been there. You sit down at your desk, intending to be productive, but you just … can’t. You look over your to-do list, trying to find the motivation needed to get started, but taking the first step seems as insurmountable as climbing Mount Everest.

5-point guide to select the right tech for your business

2015-10-18 12:57

Choosing the right software and hardware for your business can be challenging when you’re working with a limited budget.

Four steps to unlock social entrepreneurship

2015-09-21 17:45

Last week, the Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator hosted sector partners and social entrepreneurs at is ICT business incubator facility.

SA e-commerce should build awareness

2015-09-21 17:17

E-commerce businesses should focus on building real awareness and excitement around their client’s brands in smart and creative ways, says a business owner.

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'.

6 questions you need to ask yourself about entrepreneurship

2015-10-18 17:45

While entrepreneurship can be rewarding on many levels, it requires a certain type of person to excel.

What training do you need to be a beautician?

2015-05-03 16:36

There are no formal training requirements for becoming a beautician in South Africa. But it is highly recommended you complete a course in beauty therapy.

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.

A perfect mistake made this entrepreneur a huge success

2015-10-27 14:24

PROFILE: The distressed 2008 market was a catalyst for Jacques Van Embden’s career as a residential property developer.

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.

The ‘superior’ chicken king

2015-10-25 15:00

Every day, at the age of 13, Kholofelo Maponya cleaned underneath the cages where egg-laying chickens were kept at his father’s farm.

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.

Winning women: Setting her own foundation

2015-10-04 15:43

Unathi Batyashe-Fillis has been an SABC TV news anchor, the communications manager at OR Tambo airport and now deals in matters concrete at LafargeHolcim SA, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

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.

Finlayson brothers tackle wealth management together

2015-09-17 16:38

Brothers Paul and Andrew Finlayson bid the world of corporate finance farewell and set up their own niche wealth management company.

The Bidvest story with Brian Joffe

2015-09-07 09:57

Brian Joffe provides a “how-to” guide for the next generation of business leaders as he tells the story of Bidvest from its founding to the R200bn group it has become.

Your business is NOT a savings plan

2015-11-04 09:26

ADVERTORIAL: It is dangerous to conflate one’s savings and investment needs with that of accumulating wealth in a business, says head of Business Market at Sanlam, Jannie Rossouw.

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.

Five steps to increase profit margins

2015-10-12 10:33

Overcoming the mental hurdle of a price increase is often more challenging for business owners than for their customers, advises a business coach.

Simple ways to complete more sales

2015-10-13 06:26

Businesses can’t improve what they’re doing until they measure what they’re doing, says a business coach.

BOOK REVIEW: Simple rules for a complex world

2015-09-22 07:51

Rules can only be effective if they are tailored to particular situations and apply to a single well-defined activity, says Ian Mann.

Don't burden larger enterprises for growth

2015-09-20 16:30

Johannes Wessels suggests that if South Africa wants growth, the government should read OECD than Lenin.

Mind over matter

2015-09-01 06:45

Having a strong, positive perspective about a desired goal can help business owners stay on course and ultimately achieve their dream, says a business coach.

Franchise industry shows resilience

2015-09-08 17:39

Despite hard trading times over the past seven years, franchising has held its own, according to the Franchise Association of South Africa.

Attracting and selecting the right franchisee key to success

2015-07-15 12:02

Recruiting quality franchisees is becoming increasingly essential for every franchise business, as the wrong fit can seriously damage the reputation of the franchise.

Why funding failures sink franchises

2015-05-11 11:51

Franchise opportunists who don’t do their homework before venturing into this sector will fall horribly short, according to a Standard Bank executive.

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.

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.

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.

Dbn entrepreneurs share their road map to success

2015-10-10 08:00

Two young Durban entrepreneurs who "build dreams instead of houses" have been inundated with calls for advice and mentorship after they shared their story with Fin24.

Ambulance service for rural areas

2015-10-09 14:15

A Fin24 user wants to start an ambulance service to help his community as many people die while waiting for an ambulance which takes forever to arrive.

Young entrepreneurs eye construction empire

2015-10-02 20:43

A coincidental meeting between two young entrepreneurs from Durban has turned into a successful construction business which now employs 52 people.

The Lazy Makoti – 5 key business lessons

2015-09-17 13:49

Mogau Seshoene, whose business concept was born when she started teaching young brides to cook traditional meals, gives her recipe for success.

The Bidvest story with Brian Joffe

2015-09-07 09:57

Brian Joffe provides a “how-to” guide for the next generation of business leaders as he tells the story of Bidvest from its founding to the R200bn group it has become.

Bamboo watch maker has no time for 'no'

2015-08-27 15:22

Amy de Castro's entrepreneurial journey began when she refused to take no for an answer and has since learned that challenging the status quo pays off.

21-yr-old family business built on passion

2015-08-17 17:08

Husband and wife entrepreneur team Pam and George Douglas started their business with no business know-how - 21 years later they're still going strong.

Herman Mashaba on his disillusionment with post-Mandela politics

2015-08-17 15:27

Mr 'Black Like Me' talks about his business, his disillusionment with the post-Mandela political landscape, and his hopes for a better future for South Africa.

Are you selling your business? Here are 6 tips

2015-08-10 13:58

Selling a business is as tough as selling your house. A top broker shares some worthy information about the sale of a business.

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