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Funding opportunities for W Cape entrepreneurs

2014-11-28 17:42

The Western Cape Funding Fair 2015 will hopefully go a long way in assisting budding entrepreneurs, according to the organisers.

Plan to revitalise small business dept

2014-11-21 12:55

The portfolio committee on small business development has vowed to exercise stringent oversight over the department of small business development.

Taking a stand in a man's world

2014-11-18 14:47

Gail Small of Angel’s Steel Fabrication is the top student of the Small Business Academy development programme of the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Seven ways to get the most out of advertising

2014-11-18 12:22

Businesses that want to improve their advertising need to ensure that their strategy is sound, that mediums are carefully selected and that their idea is strong, says an expert.

Soweto brewer chases township roots

2014-11-18 06:00

While craft beer has found an audience among affluent whites, one microbrewer reckons he can bring it to a new market: the growing black middle class.

Women entrepreneurs on the increase

2014-11-17 11:38

The main challenge is ensuring that women who have started businesses get the necessary support to not only survive, but thrive, says an expert.

Healthy employees make sound business sense

2014-11-12 14:14

There is a strong business case for companies to look at health and well-being more closely and invest in improving employee health.

Top transformation achievers honoured

2014-11-10 18:33

Top performing black owned businesses and leading black entrepreneurs were honoured at the 13th annual BBQ Awards.

Entries open for tourism awards

2014-11-10 17:16

South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open.

Bad behaviour at work a cry for help - expert

2014-11-20 08:00

The bad behaviour that is starting to show up in the workplace is simply a cry for help and it is time we started to listen, says a behaviour science specialist.

Seven ways to get the most out of advertising

2014-11-18 12:22

Businesses that want to improve their advertising need to ensure that their strategy is sound, that mediums are carefully selected and that their idea is strong, says an expert.

10 principles to make your business a success

2014-11-07 15:47

Building a business is only half of the equation; making your business a success is just as important, says Dr John Demartini.

Top 10 tips to deliver your product on time

2014-10-23 13:39

An operations expert gives 10 top tips for small businesses wanting to start out in online ecommerce, from a factory, distribution and automation perspective.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sound start-up advice

2014-11-25 07:35

Fledgling entrepreneurs can avoid self-inflicted wounds, says Ian Mann.

Rank and file rewards

2014-11-19 07:42

Ian Mann takes a look at the relationships between alpha leaders and their deputies.

Bone up on the Brics

2014-11-12 07:28

SA's role as the African Brics member requires sorting out problems, says Ian Mann.

How to become the Rolling Stones of your industry

2014-11-07 17:50

The answer to how the Rolling Stones remained relevant is simple, it is all about branding, says business coach JT Foxx.

Infographic: Top 10 most expensive homes in the world

2014-11-07 17:05

From William Randolph Hearst’s home in California to Oprah Winfrey's Santa Barbara pad, we take a look at the most exclusive homes in the world and who lived in them.

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.

Get the salary you want

2014-11-04 07:27

Going for a job interview without reading this book would be a mistake, says Ian Mann.

How to get your ‘team’ right

2014-10-28 17:34

Human capital is the greatest asset of any business, and compiling the right team of quality people is an important part of making a business successful, says an action coach.

Sales talk for today

2014-10-28 07:18

As business becomes increasingly sophisticated, so must selling, says Ian Mann.

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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