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The year's top business advice to take into 2016 (Video)

Tips and insights from our favourite entrepreneurs and thought leaders


A year of big business learnings for entrepreneurs and startup founders, 2015 gave us insightful gems of advice from some inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders.

From maverick entrepreneur, Lebo Gunguluza, who shared his advice on funding - "Don't wait around for finance simply because you think that the only option open for you," to one of SME South Africa’s entrepreneurs of the week, CEO of Truvelo Manufacturers Ralf Gebert, who had two pieces of advice for budding entrepreneurs - "Build and invest in empowered teams and believe in your company, its vision and its culture."

We take a look at some of the best entrepreneurial advice from some of the top entrepreneurs and thought leaders we spoke to in 2015.

Watch: Starbucks co-founder Zev Siegl on what every startup founder needs to know to survive the first 1 000 days.

Watch: CEO of Quest Staffing Solutions and Top Woman Award winner, Kay Vittee gives her top strategies for building a world-class team that every business owner should know.

Watch: Product of the Year - South Africa CEO, Preetesh Sewraj, offers 3 tips for SME owners to create a resilient brand.

Watch: FinFind and SMEasy CEO, Darlene Menzies says starting a business is like pushing an elephant up a hill. Here are her top 3 strategies for increasing your chances of success.

Watch: Business personality and co-owner and chief investment officer of MSG Afrika Investment Holdings, Andile Khumalo shares why you, the budding entrepreneur, are your startup's best sales person.

Watch: Finance expert and GAD Consulting Services managing director, Precious Mvulane shares the do's and don'ts of extending credit to your customers and clients.

Watch: Timothy Maurice Webster on what it takes to create a brand that consumers will remember.

Watch: Lesiba Mooka, founder and CEO of Cobalt Blue Properties, shares how to make a good property investment.

Watch: Justin Spratt, Chief Executive Officer of Quirk Agency talks the strategy must-do's for every startup.

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