• Dangerous games

    Employers' body Neasa is playing a potentially dangerous game, says Terry Bell.

  • Rational thinking

    All players should first consider the net result of their actions, says Leopold Scholtz.

  • Telkom's property poser

    BEE may be hindering Telkom's plans to offload redundant real estate, says Gugu Lourie.

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Metal wage agreement death for SMEs - FMF

2014-07-31 17:25

The wage agreement in the metals and engineering sector is the death knell for small businesses, says the Free Market Foundation.

Small firms weather the strike storm

2014-07-30 10:40

Rustenburg resembled a ghost town during the extraordinary five-month platinum strike. Yet, a group of entrepreneurs found innovative ways to survive.

Opportunities for African business

2014-07-29 15:55

African business must take advantage of African opportunities and get their respective governments to help, says the president of a business chamber.

Secret of my African success - expert

2014-07-27 20:00

Business leaders share tips for doing business in Africa.

Is your business safe from cybercrime?

2014-07-25 13:26

More than 30% of cyber attacks occur at small companies, but a survey shows they don't view IT strategy as a top strategic concern.

Finalists in entrepreneur competition selected

2014-07-23 15:36

The 2014 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year judging panel has selected 15 finalists to advance to the final round of the competition.

Young entrepreneurs shine during pitch challenge

2014-07-22 15:00

The winners of a business startup pitch for young entrepreneurs fit in with SAB's aim to invest in a quality pipeline of entrepreneurs in core industries.

Practical support helps BEE businesses grow

2014-07-22 12:49

With the right support, there is no reason why more entrepreneurs in South Africa shouldn’t be able to take their businesses to the next level, an expert says.

Give your business some Sugars

2014-07-21 16:39

Get your marketing right and your marketing budget becomes unlimited, says author and business coach Bradley Sugars.

Three ways to kill your new business

2014-07-30 11:00

If you want to dodge the start-up failure statistic, there are three Rs you need to avoid at all costs.

Restaurants can beat the seasonal slump

2014-07-30 10:37

The winter season makes it increasingly difficult for restaurant owners to entice customers from hibernation and an expert provides tips to counteract this.

Mid-year review keeps SME owners in tune

2014-07-28 14:25

Businesses not allocating time for a mid-year review to reflect and plan, are running the risk of not operating at their full potential, explains an expert.

See taxi operators as entrepreneurs - expert

2014-07-15 12:56

Minibus taxi operators should realise they are actually running a small business and begin to accumulate the means to expand, says an expert.

Evolution of mobile payments in SA

2014-07-14 14:24

Phones are becoming the perfect wallet, because you won’t be without it. Ever.

The glue that holds a business together

2014-07-01 14:10

Any entrepreneur will tell you that enthusiasm, commitment and dedicated service is the lifeblood of their business. But is it really?

The 8 secrets of success

2014-06-04 12:44

The real secrets behind success in life, business and everything. Watch

Outsourcing growing among SA businesses

2014-06-04 06:00

More South African businesses favour outsourcing than the global average, according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report.

Manage business risks related to strikes

2014-05-29 13:54

Business owners need to ensure that they are covered for the various risks that strikes and riots may bring about for their business, warns an expert.

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.

Marketing before all else

2014-05-06 07:40

If you can sell tap water, you're ready to start your own business, says small business coach Bertie du Plessis.

Why do entrepreneurs work for free?

2014-05-05 17:40

Small business owners cannot say they're running a proper business if they are subsidising it, warns business consultant Bertie du Plessis.

When your hobby becomes your business

2014-04-24 17:31

Having a creative idea for a business is not enough and failure to plan appropriately upfront may result in increased future tax costs, warns an expert.

Changing careers and starting a business

2014-01-21 14:18

A Fin24 user is tired of working for someone else and wants to know how to change careers and start her own business.

UK franchise Baguette Express looking at SA

2013-11-06 15:04

UK franchise Baguette Express is seeking international master franchise and area developer partners in South Africa to take its business global.

Get small business savvy

2013-10-22 06:55

Ten things no one tells you when you start your own business.

From heroin dealer to Afghan oil man

2014-07-14 16:42

One-eyed Rateb Popal's debut as an Afghan businessman was not promising: he was caught smuggling heroin and locked up in a New York federal prison for almost a decade.

From school dropout to running Web Africa

2014-04-30 14:02

Rupert Bryant was a high school dropout whose love for the internet allowed him to morph into co-founder of one of SA's leading internet service providers.

Waste a huge money, job spinner

2014-04-23 17:16

Waste is a fantastic job creator, in that you address one of the biggest problems in South Africa - that of unskilled labour, says Eco Smart founder Lisa Kuhle.

Fuel investment option heading for JSE

2014-02-17 12:03

Two local risk analysts plan to bring a new petroleum investment option to the JSE.

Enabling consumers to be a barista at home

2013-10-15 14:43

For Kevin Katz of Caffé Luxe success is all about perseverance, determination and belief in your product.

Conquering the advertising world

2013-10-14 11:47

Advertising guru Sheila McGillivray, CEO of One Lady and a Tribe, tells more about the industry and what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed.

Being a part time entrepreneur

2013-09-25 18:21

Lebo Thagane has an MBA and works in the corporate world, but she attends to her passion for wine making in her spare time.

Notes from a hijacked corporate career

2013-09-24 14:08

Through the use of start-up techniques Next Generation Lab takes family businesses back to their entrepreneurial roots to tackle challenges.

Tax woes result in friends' IT startup

2013-08-23 13:34

The brains behind innovative IT business TaxTim share their experience and tips as entrepreneurs.

Inspirational but unseen

2014-07-27 10:11

Some workers care more about satisfaction than being in the spotlight, says Ian Mann.

Bring back old school remuneration - SME owner

2014-07-24 09:14

If South Africa wants to keep small businesses going, it needs to slacken the regulations for small business and the union foothold, says a Fin24 user.

Are you a modern marketing manager?

2014-07-23 13:10

If you are, then you’re probably the link between what happens internally and how that translates into sales, says Chemory Gunko.

The copywriting mistakes most clients make

2014-07-18 17:44

If you trawl back into the annals of advertising history what you’re going to discover is that the industry was built on copywriting, says Chemory Gunko.

Employees move on, so plan ahead

2014-07-18 17:14

Every employer knows the pain of losing an employee prematurely, but it’s best to be prepared with a plan of action, says Abram Molelemane.

The staggering hypocrisy of the left

2014-07-18 16:56

One day our society will hopefully take genuine moral fortitude, ethics and a commitment to practicing what you preach, says Anton Ressel.

6 things your website should do for you

2014-07-18 14:56

If there’s one thing that B2B marketing has taught me, it’s that your marketing collateral is actually one of your most important business tools, says Chemory Gunko.

24-hour days just don't work

2014-07-13 10:05

With too many priorities, we lose sight of everything that is important, says Ian Mann.

Say less, mean more

2014-07-06 08:31

Being brief means making the most of the time you have, says Ian Mann.

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.

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.

Support leads to business success

2014-05-15 16:08

The winner of two entrepreneurship competitions share his view on what leads to business success.

Is franchising for you? Ask these 10 Qs

2014-05-06 14:01

Ten key questions to ask yourself to see if franchising is really your calling.

Franchises awarded for excellence

2014-04-14 16:45

The Franchise Association of South Africa has awarded its annual excellence awards to a number of achievers in the industry.

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