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Sara Gon: Business needs more voice. Silence assumes nothing.

2016-02-09 23:30

Sara Gon thinks that South African business leadership in general is out of touch with ordinary people and obeisant to the politicians.

Cape Town is now a French Tech Hub

2016-02-05 17:40

The Mother City has been selected by the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs as the new French Tech Hub.

Ton Vosloo on choices, success and how M-Net was started with R50 000

2016-01-29 11:21

To build a successful business one needs a good business plan, a great business team and the support of the board, says former Naspers chair Ton Vosloo.

Billionaire Kirsch backs startup offering low-cost roaming

2016-01-27 07:24

SA billionaire Natie Kirsh is backing a quick fix by Toronto-based tech startup KnowRoaming to offer what it says are the cheapest fees in 200 countries.

Johan van Zyl: How SA can deal with massive volatility

2016-01-24 16:08

South Africa is likely to experience much more turbulence to come, but this also provides opportunities to make money, says former Sanlam CEO Johan van Zyl.

Entrepreneurs urged to prioritise cash-flow in 2016

2016-01-17 19:00

In light of the challenging economic climate, South African entrepreneurs are cautioned to buckle up for what is predicted to be a challenging year.

Thanks for quitting, here's R150 000, come back soon

2015-12-29 10:38

Online company Adore Me offers a highly unusual benefit to departing employees: a fat $10 000 (R152 000) cheque.

Why entrepreneurship is so important in SA

2015-12-24 19:00

Entrepreneur Andrew Fenwick supports the call for an Economic Codesa, saying collaborate thinking may open the door to more solutions.

Asian businesswomen boost ranks of female billionaires

2015-12-16 12:50

The number of global women billionaires has risen faster over the past two decades than that of men, mostly thanks to Asian female entrepreneurs, a study shows.

Testing the viability of a new business idea

2015-12-23 16:28

New business concepts always seem ground-breaking at the time, but the trick is deciphering whether these ideas can be turned into viable business proposals.

How SMEs can make the most of a difficult season

2015-12-17 08:30

December and January are challenging months for small businesses. Gerrie van Biljon executive director of BUSINESS/PARTNERS shares how SMEs can use this time for improvement.

SMEs want flexibility in business travel

2015-12-04 17:24

Research by British Airways shows that SMEs think short-term and are always looking for the best deal, which would also include flexibility.

How to really become a pig farmer

2015-11-27 14:57

There appears to be great interest in pig farming in South Africa, but not much information on how to become one… until now.

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.

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.

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.

5 ways Dolphin Bay beats hard times

2015-06-14 11:52

Dolphin Bay MD Bertus Coetzee shows how to ensure that your company thrives, even during an economic downswing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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