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Entrepreneur tour visits Port Elizabeth

2014-10-22 16:30

The Medo "Treppie" is taking place in Port Elizabeth and is essentially a mobile entrepreneur incubator.

French small firms stunted by bureaucracy

2014-10-21 14:23

Many bosses in France won't hire a 50th worker to avoid subsequent obligations, as small and mid-sized businesses say growth is stifled by bureaucratic demands.

Zulu: Support coming soon for small business

2014-10-21 06:00

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says she has not ruled out adopting the KwaZulu-Natal provincial development model in all nine provinces.

Business training for tavern owners

2014-10-08 13:04

SAB has launched a retailer training programme aimed at improving tavern owners' business skills and educating them on how to run a sustainable business.

State bank aims to bolster township economy

2014-10-08 05:00

The Gauteng government will push ahead with plans to launch a state bank to assist township entrepreneurs get access to funding, says premier David Makhura.

R160m lift for township business

2014-10-07 17:54

The Gauteng provincial government will invest at least R160m in revitalising and building business hubs in townships, Gauteng premier David Makhura says.

Boost for manufacturing sector

2014-09-30 18:39

Business Partners Limited, a specialist risk finance company for formal SMEs has unveiled a campaign aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship.

LaGuGu changes township tour game

2014-09-30 15:03

Entrepreneur Kgomotso Pooe has extended his tourism empire to Cape Town from humble beginnings in Johannesburg.

A second chance for youth at risk

2014-09-30 14:36

The Youth Focus Project offers students, who were struggling to advance past grade 9, the opportunity to gain skills for the wholesale and retail sector.

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.

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.

Creative ways to generate cash flow

2014-10-05 06:00

Cash flow is a critical element for keeping a business sustainable and for new entrepreneurs, launching can be hard without ready cash available, says Harry Welby-Cooke.

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.

Break away to find your vocation

2014-09-30 13:03

A business and career coach with an adventurous spirit has found ways for people to break away from the world to discover what really works for them.

7 mistakes entrepreneurs should avoid

2014-09-30 11:13

A significant paradigm shift needs to happen in terms of how businesses relate to their clients, says a leading business consultant.

Securing your first clients through sales

2014-09-29 16:26

Marketing grows your brand, but it’s sales that sells your products and services and generates a profit for the business, which is what makes it a success.

QUIZ: Test your sales skills

2014-09-29 16:27

Every entrepreneur needs to know how to sell to enable them to start and grow their business. How well do you know your sales theory?

Why solar energy is good for business

2014-09-26 18:58

Every day the sun provides the earth with more than ten thousand times the energy required by the earth’s population, at no cost.

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.

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.

Making a difference motivates Greg

2014-10-21 15:54

After many years of hard work and perseverance, Greg Gallagher of Snuza baby-monitors is reaping success in 64 countries.

Wonderbag creator aims for paradigm shifts

2014-10-16 17:30

Sarah Collins, creator of the Wonderbag, has realised that one can cause paradigm shifts in those around you and do something game changing in this world.

An 'uneducated' CEO's lessons for success

2014-10-10 07:00

A tech start-up entrepreneur says that while he got to the top without formal education, he now sees its value after studying for an MBA through UCT.

Finding ways to make NPOs sustainable

2014-09-17 12:53

Access to funding is a problem many non-profit organisations face, but this social entrepreneur shows they also need good governance, compliance and marketing.

A Swipe at the big time

2014-09-09 23:24

From barely knowing how to turn on a computer to forming her own tech company, Leo Redelinghuys has been a part of the South Africa tech evolution for almost 15 years.

Entrepreneur goes for gadget insurance gap

2014-09-03 18:11

Richard Neville of SurethingSA loves the challenge of being his own boss and setting himself tasks to accomplish.

Convenience toppling experience

2014-08-21 18:31

Retailers are grappling with re-inventing the wheel as online shopping continues to grow in popularity.

Global recognition for Khayelitsha entrepreneur

2014-08-14 19:17

Luvuyo Rani has been nominated for an award at the Junior Chamber International in Germany, 10 years after he started Silulo Ulutho Technologies from his car boot.

Marketing is Darren's way to make a difference

2014-08-08 17:29

What really counts for Darren Barnes, managing director of Perfect Solutions, is not how much money he makes, but the difference he makes, he says.

Money isn't everything

2014-10-22 07:38

Ian Mann explains why Warren Buffett's son chose happiness over great wealth.

Business health in focus

2014-10-14 07:38

Having a healthy leadership team requires effort and discipline, says Ian Mann.

Death of the business card?

2014-10-10 05:00

While new technologies have started to make business cards obsolete, they still have an importance as a networking tool, says a marketing expert.

Inside a royal fairy tale

2014-10-07 07:04

What's it like to serve the royals of Buckingham Palace? Ian Mann provides a glimpse.

Why storytelling works

2014-09-30 07:28

Power up your management style with something we all relate to, says Ian Mann.

Behind Zim hyperinflation

2014-09-23 07:40

Tragedy ensues when a once-prosperous country makes bad decisions, says Ian Mann.

Perfection: The entrepreneur's biggest enemy

2014-09-22 13:00

Don't listen to the experts, says Dragon Vusi Thembekwayo in his list of tips for breaking the “PERFECT” trap.

Strike fallout impacts white collar workers too

2014-09-18 14:51

The prolonged platinum mining strikes may also have set a new precedent, with many white collar employees now demanding salary increases, says a business owner.

Nature’s guide to business

2014-09-16 10:58

Is there a common thread between vaccines, mosquito nets and lean practices in your business, asks Professor Norman Faull.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Challenges faced by small businesses

2014-08-07 17:03

A Fin24 user explains what he regards as the biggest challenges for small businesses in the country.

World's first commercial fly farm in Cape Town

2014-07-23 07:47

By copying nature, an entrepreneurial team has put the humble fly to work to help resolve a global food problem.

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.

Spotting the gap for African greeting cards

2014-06-12 10:25

Gildah Tshukutswane believes everyone should have the opportunity to celebrate African-inspired messages in African languages through greeting cards.

From surfer to socio-economic expert

2014-06-10 16:01

James Burton of Hero tells of his journey from surfer to full time employee and eventually a specialist in understanding both business and people.

Successfully combining science and art

2014-06-05 15:19

Will Green, CEO of Apurimac Media had the seed of entrepreneurship planted in him from an early age.

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