• Inside Labour

    Away with empty rhetoric and slogans - labour needs to focus on real issues, says Terry Bell.

  • Wrap-up: Davos insights

    Alec Hogg speaks about the top three issues at this year's World Economic Forum.

  • Netflix and SA video

    Much of Netflix's potential impact on SA has already been made, says Arthur Goldstuck.

All data is delayed
See More

Foreigners must share to avoid looting - minister

2015-01-28 19:33

Foreign shop owners must share their trade secrets with people in townships where they operate to curb violence and looting, says Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Business to focus on fixing entrepreneurs’ problems

2015-01-26 18:24

The concept arose out of a coach's experience that many entrepreneurs, when faced with problems at their businesses, often did not know who to call to help fix them.

How entrepreneurship boosts inclusive growth

2015-01-25 13:30

Inclusive entrepreneurship is more than just a handful of interesting stories, it is a powerful way to create more equitable societies, explains Linda Rottenberg.

Complete this start-up survey to win

2015-01-25 11:08

Start-up entrepreneurs could win one of three places at Seed Academy’s entrepreneur training programme valued at R48 000 if they complete their survey.

'Integrate' foreigners into township economy

2015-01-23 14:58

Integration must happen without creating an impression to a township dweller that there is a total takeover, according to the Small Business portfolio chairperson.

Top social entrepreneurs one step closer to $1m

2015-01-23 15:21

Five South African finalists have been announced in the Win The Right Way competition, which provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with a share of $1m in funding.

Don't let load shedding ruin your business

2015-01-22 14:39

Power cuts have been an obstacle to the sustainability of small businesses, but there are steps that could minimise the impact.

Visiting Indian minister focuses on SA businesses

2015-01-19 17:27

India's Union Minister for micro, small and medium enterprises is visiting SA, leading a delegation representing the micro, small and medium industries.

Join Fin24 and Ian Mann for our Best Business Books Breakfast

2015-01-19 11:45

Fin24 has teamed up with ace business book reviewer and author Ian Mann to host a series of high-level business book breakfasts.

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.

How to ride the high season tourism wave

2014-12-30 19:00

Tourism businesses face a gigantic wave of seasonality, which, although thrilling and financially positive, can also be just the opposite for a business.

Innovate to avoid silly season

2014-12-15 10:28

December is silly season and is a time when your business might be showing signs of slowing down, when it should be showing signs of innovation to remain on top.

Linking brands with bloggers

2014-12-10 11:44

A platform that connects social influencers to brands is helping them disseminate content to the audiences faster with better results.

Why you need to risk failure in order to succeed

2014-12-10 10:26

Allon Raiz believes successful entrepreneurs are successful because they have managed to find the correct balance between being successful and taking risks.

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.

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.

A century's old bank for a century's old law firm

2014-12-02 09:43

ADVERTORIAL: With over 147 years in the legal profession, Garlicke & Bousfield has built a solid reputation as one of the leading law firms in KwaZulu-Natal.

Finding treasure in the trash

2014-12-30 12:45

Enterprising firm Earth Priobiotic takes abundant free waste and turns it into a lucrative business that’s not just profitable but is also saving the planet.

Efficiency of chaos helps Yuppiechef scale up

2014-10-23 13:38

Instead of storing products by brand or type, an ecommerce company deliberately “scatters” its products, which are then picked up by a unique operating system.

Alliances that work

2015-01-27 07:41

Mutually adding value secures the employer-employee relationship, says Ian Mann.

How discounting can harm a business

2015-01-22 14:38

Sales people tend to think that giving a discount is the easiest way to make a sale, but what about the profit they’re giving away, asks a business coach.

Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

2015-01-22 14:38

The thrill of starting a new company can hamper an entrepreneur’s ability to keep a clear head about all aspects. A business coach lists the common mistakes made.

Corporate creativity

2015-01-21 07:23

Creativity is not limited to the arts and it can inform all we do, says Ian Mann.

Pep up your sales skills

2015-01-13 07:32

Spice up your negotiation know-how with new insights and tactics, says Ian Mann.

Business model power

2015-01-06 07:38

Innovate your business model instead of your technology or products, says Ian Mann.

James Caan: 2015 – your year to shine and prosper in business

2014-12-12 18:29

2015 is the year of the entrepreneur and one for small businesses to prosper, according to the Autumn Statement.

Learning to enjoy living

2014-12-09 07:10

We have mastered many parts of our lives except how to enjoy living, says Ian Mann.

The key to success as an entrepreneur

2014-12-09 07:12

Human behaviour specialist Dr John Demartini explains how to identify a niche and start a successful business.

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.

First aid for your business
Click here
for help
Tell us about your experiences.
Click here

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The proposed monthly R450 cap on e-tolling is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote