• Voter paralysis

    With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.

  • The power of perseverance

    True grit is a reliable predictor of who will achieve success in life, says Ian Mann.

  • It's the system

    The system sucks and it’s being used far too often as an excuse, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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Surviving the business of disruption

2016-05-25 06:00

Companies must be aware of disruptions in the business world in order to shift the way they approach the workplace, warns trend analyst Dion Chang.

SA small business optimistic - survey

2016-05-24 13:29

Small businesses in South Africa are optimistic about the future, says a new survey.

Universities urged to promote entrepreneurship

2016-05-24 13:30

South African students are least confident in exploring entrepreneurial opportunities or opening a private practice upon graduation.

Ronnie Apteker: Quality over Quantity – what does another $1m mean to a millionaire?

2016-05-11 15:04

Money makes the world go round, but how much is enough, and is the drive for riches clouding the other more important facets of life, asks entrepreneur Ronnie Apteker.

SMEs get R1.5bn boost

2016-05-10 10:15

The private sector has set aside R1.5bn to help small and medium enterprises survive the tough economic climate.

Chance for social entrepreneurs to win big

2016-04-27 14:43

The SAB Foundation will open entries for its annual social innovation programme soon.

Mother of three introduces science in box to learners

2016-04-25 12:30

SA's science education crisis has seen the emergence of a new generation of social entrepreneurs, with the latest star winning R600 000 to scale an exciting new business.

Entrepreneurial success in property industry

2016-04-22 17:55

Ten thriving small businesses have graduated from the two-year enterprise development incubation programme offered by Property Point - a Growthpoint initiative.

Seven secrets to entrepreneurial success

2016-04-19 12:54

Ronnie Apteker combines business building experience with a wacky sense of humour and tech smarts to provide valuable advice for the wannabe business owner.

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.

ICT product launched for SMEs

2016-04-15 12:33

Pan-African telecoms service provider Internet Solutions has launched a suite of technology solutions specifically for small and medium sized enterprises.

Short courses for French language professionals

2016-04-18 17:47

The Embassy of France in South Africa will be offering an international training course for French language professionals in Cape Town.

7 keys to attracting, retaining talent

2016-03-25 14:22

There are seven keys to attracting and retaining talent, according to research by ManpowerGroup Solutions.

Improve business productivity over public holidays

2016-03-22 17:43

For business owners the annual Easter-period and its string of back-to-back public holidays can present sleepless nights due to associated business interruption.

Change readiness important for business growth

2016-03-14 17:19

Change within a business is not only an inevitable step in the process of growth, but can also serve as a catalyst for further growth, explains an expert.

BAD club to nurture business talent

2016-03-09 14:12

A group of business people have initiated a mentorship club to guide and inspire young business people.

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.

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.

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.

Building personal power through real estate

2015-07-28 19:03

Neale Petersen of Real Estate Investor Magazine wants to transform people to become successful in building personal wealth through real estate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hendri Pelser: Try your luck at the business of chance

2016-03-18 16:28

Starting a business is not an easy task, but then again, what is, says a former business journalist and editor who turned his craft into woodwork.

Xhosa-inspired creations shine on world's catwalks

2016-03-15 06:30

Laduma Ngxokolo had his first clients when he was only 16 years old. Today his top fashion designs are shown on catwalks around the world.

Entrepreneur pleads for rethink of minimum wage

2016-03-10 07:33

The introduction of a minimum wage will be the government's most destructive intervention, says a Fin24 user in an open letter to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.

Dinner party chatter leads to Marvellous Maids

2015-12-18 13:57

A training initiative for general job readiness some 20 years ago, Marvellous Maids has become a household name for domestic placements.

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.

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