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5 ways to finally nail your enterprise and supplier development strategy in 2017

This is what big corporates are looking for in SME suppliers

What it's going to take to succeed as an entrepreneur in 2017

Despite challenging conditions there are positive signs for aspirant entrepreneurs

'People don't leave companies – they leave bad managers ' and other HR truths to know

5 simple ways to reduce employee turnover

What you need to know about how your customers want to pay you

Serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Yossi Hasson, on why security, convenience and cost are the three most important considerations you need to cover

A checklist for your annual December holiday shutdown

Don't leave for the beach before you do the following

5 reasons your sales strategy failed this year AND what you can do to fix it

Not knowing your target market, and other lead generation mistakes that are slowing you down

The new rules of choosing an office space for your business

Moving to a new space in 2017? Why you should consider the location, flexibility of the lease, and internet speeds in your search

The surprising ways your business stands to benefit from a well compensated team

How you can reap the (sometimes unexpected) benefits of paying your employees well

'Find the WHY' - and other strategies to position your business for growth in 2017

Cal Fussman, Miles Khubeka, John Sanei and Mark Sham share what you need to be doing

The pros and cons of Black Friday for small businesses

How to cash in on this retail tradition

Surviving in an era of disruption - A how-to guide for businesses

7 steps to self-disruption

Which of these 5 entrepreneur myths are you still hanging on to?

What you think it takes to succeed may be all wrong, writes Perry Kamel

Dos and Don'ts for Workplace Celebrations

To party or not to party? That is the question, writes Gusti Coetzer

5 ways to become an employer of choice

How to meet employee needs and develop a progressive workplace

Help your team fight year-end fatigue

Ideas to bring back the oomph

'Get your foot in the door' - 4 ways to succeed with big businesses

Talking procurement strategies, supplier development as well as how to get that contract

9 myths about taking your biz online you need to stop believing

Why social media marketing is a legitimate and powerful tool for startups

5 entrepreneurs share the critical skills they learnt on the job

And what you can learn from their hard-won experiences

A strategic approach to hiring

It's about knowing where you are going with your business and who you need on your team to get you there

#FixMyBiz – You asked the questions, here are the answers

Dominique Collett, Lesiba Mooka and other industry experts take on your burning business-related questions like how to find funding for the not so run-of-the-mill startup

The power of face-to-face meetings

In person communication can help you build and strengthen your relationship with your team and clients

4 ideas for building a more agile workforce

How to foster an organisational culture that embraces learning, change and innovation

Weighing up the pros and cons of owning your business premises

Why you should consider cash flow, market conditions, value, location and the long-term prospects of the business before making the decision

A guide to talking (and listening) to your customers

Why customer communication is as important as customer service, and clever solutions for common mistakes

Why it's important to fail in the right direction

Technologist and entrepreneur Simon Dingle on how learning from small failures at the beginning of your startup can save you from even bigger (and deadlier) ones later on

4 entrepreneurs on hitting the pricing sweet spot

How to strike the perfect balance between being profitable and offering good value for money

Time for your SME to start exporting? Here are 10 mistakes you should avoid

Why a good concept and value proposition are enough to guarantee success abroad

Read your way to success with these 5 must-read books

What successful entrepreneurs are reading and recommending

New season, same biz? 5 spring cleaning ideas to refresh your brand

What are you doing to show your customers that your business is relevant and up to speed with the latest trends and change in season, ask Dov Girnun

Future-proof your business by accurately anticipating your customers' needs

3 strategies to keep your customers forever

How these 3 SA businesses are dealing with 6 of the industry's biggest challenges

Franchise lessons on how to handle rising costs, bad debts and other challenges

How your business can find success using plan B, C or even D

Why pivoting could be the secret to finding your market's sweet spot

The 3 BIG checks you should be doing throughout the year to meet your goals

Why it's important to keep a vigilant eye on your market, finances and planning strategies

What you can learn from these 6 business owners about being more productive

Ideas to get the most out of yourself and your team everyday

'Outwork even those whom you cannot outsmart' - and other survival strategies from Tshepo Phakathi

What the man with an obsession for entrepreneurship wants those who are serious about being entrepreneurs to know

3 ways you can still rescue your struggling business

Take these preventative measures to encourage sustainable growth and avoid company liquidation

How to get your customers to buy into your product

Why not educating your market could be the reason no one is buying your product

How to land your first client as a young entrepreneur

Advice to secure a network of contacts and potential leads

How to get the market to embrace your disruptive innovation

'Don't sell the product, sell the new lifestyle' - co-founder and CEO of TMARA on how to get your customers to 'pull your product'

5 Business experts on the 5 Big mistakes to avoid when scaling internationally

Here’s why making assumptions and jumping in head first are some of the sure-fire ways to make sure your business does not make it when growing abroad

Why business as usual won't grow your business

Scaling a business doesn't happen by accident, here are five strategies that will

Seeking growth opportunities outside SA? This is what you should consider before you do

How to avoid aggressively venturing into foreign destinations without adequate knowledge of the markets and its challenges

Why entrepreneurs who have mastered these 4 personal skills do better at sales

How listening more, demonstrating confidence and being your business' rainmaker can help increase sales

7 ways smart entrepreneurs save money on their business' taxes

Strategies to help manage costs

Meet the woman who can tell you everything about getting your business into a shopping mall

Find out how to choose the right shopping location, what it will cost you and leasing mistakes to avoid

The most important (and real) marketing advice you will read this year

'Get closer to your customer' and other marketing insider secrets for building a resilient brand

Find out how introducing employee perks paid off for these 3 companies

A look at how both employees and employers can benefit from a happy team

CEO versus CFO - who is the real leader?

Find out the key differences between these leadership positions

Master the art of saying no to customers without losing them

3 effective ways to gain customer loyalty

How to finally get LinkedIn to work for you and your business

Consistent and disciplined use of the platform can generate return on investment, writes Sakhile Ndlovu

What smart entrepreneurs do when faced with a tough year

It is possible to take advantage of the economic downturn - this is how

A look at the future of work

Globalisation, flexibility and shorter working hours are set to transform the workplace

Why prejudice is the next big issue in business

The 7 'ism-pitfalls' that can kill your business

Why you need to get serious about your business' social media risk management

Bad news travels fast, here is how to protect your company's reputation

Marketing lessons you need to take into this year

5 solid ideas to help you put together an integrated, well thought out plan

Find out if 2016 is off to a good start with these 5 questions

What you should be focusing on in the first few weeks of the year

The secrets to cultivating committed and loyal employees

Why money and perks are not the factors that matter in promoting workplace satisfaction

5 business basics you should revisit

Use the start of the year to regroup and refocus

Ignore these 5 marketing trends at your own risk

Ideas that you may have missed out on in 2015 that you need to pay attention to this year

Make 2016 the year you finally perfect your hiring strategy

6 recruitment strategies you need to follow to give your startup the edge

How management styles are changing and why you should care

5 key trends you should be following to build a strong team

Attracting customers – How Richard Branson nailed it

Find out how you can tackle the sales challenge and win

5 tips to help you be more productive this year

Strategies for working faster and smarter despite distractions

How cultivating this new habit can help you predict what your customers want

Become future-focussed this year in 5 steps

Is your new business idea just New Year's inspiration or is it the real deal?

The 4 questions you should ask BEFORE taking the leap

The one thing you can start doing today to uncover your leadership style

Tips to get you journaling like a pro and why your business needs it

How to make the most of the slow period

Experiencing the opposite of festive frenzy? Here are 2 ways you can still improve your business this season

Why your customers aren’t shopping online and how you can change this

Ecommerce tactics to use this festive season and beyond

Customer service hacks for the festive season

Here is how to design the ultimate shopping experience, writes Aki Kalliatakis

Here is how to spend your marketing budget (of any size) in 2016

How to get the most bang for you bucks

The value of a good mentor

How to get the most from this professional relationship

6 ways investing in your team can pay off

How your business stands to profit from employee training

Your SME to-do list for surviving the festive season

Make the most of the holidays with these 8 tips from Daryl Blundell of Sage SSB

4 reasons why you need to utilise Big Data this festive season

SMEs urged to make use of the power of big data during this time of the year

SME trends for 2016

Employee happiness and customer experience are factors that businesses should be focusing on in the new year

"Homework" every entrepreneur should be doing during the holiday season

How a bucket list can help you plan and re-energise for the new year

9 rules that successful entrepreneurs live by

Practices to take into 2016

Staffing solutions for the festive season

Both overstaffing and understaffing can be costly, here is how you can get the balance right, writes Kay Vittee

How to prepare your SME for the festive season shopping rush

Ways to effectively manage the influx of online holiday sales

What's causing your festive season stress AND practical ideas to manage it

Ideas to switch off, relax and reconnect

How I turned my online following into paying customers

E-commerce business founder, Robyn Smith, shares her strategies for converting online interactions into sales

Advice from an award-winning business coach

Fergus Ferguson on his success with business optimisation, turnarounds and rescues

What SMEs need to know about the cost of water shortages

Risk management strategies to mitigate the effects of drought conditions

Strategies for pricing your startup's product right

Marketing consultant, Darryl Comley-White on the right ways to increase AND decrease your prices

How you and your team can be MORE productive working LESS hours

The (unexpected) benefits of implementing flexible hours

The secret to building profitable AND lasting business relationships

How to be someone others want to give business to

Got a winning startup idea? First test the business model

Why every business must validate their assumptions PLUS practical ideas to getting it done

3 ways to make customers fall in love with your business

How to deliver great customer service

5 ideas to get hiring right without wasting time and money

Take the hassle out of the recruitment process

A guide to the government's business incentives portal

Find out which funding and tax relief schemes your SME could qualify for

Why your business needs an advisory board

A panel of advisers can kick start growth in your business

Your 90-Day debt collection strategy

How you can shield your startup from the potentially debilitating effects of non-paying customers

5 online business tools with great mobile apps

How entrepreneurs can be productive while on the move

The social media mistakes you are making by chasing followers and likes

Digital strategist on what entrepreneurs and SMEs can do to supercharge their social media strategy

Looking to get your hands on the African business pie – here is what you need to know

Rules and regulation requirements entrepreneurs need to comply with before crossing borders.

How to spot when opportunity is knocking

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How to get the best from your young employees

7 ways diversity, flexibility and communication can help business owners cater for millennials and born frees

New school vs old school - which is best for your brand? (Infographic)

Make an informed decision when choosing a marketing strategy

11 websites where entrepreneurs can find online resources and download templates

Go-to guide for legal, financial and other business resources

4 reasons why even small businesses need a HR strategy

Processes and policies to help your business thrive
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