Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Archive »

The importance of trust in a digital world

Your customers deserve no less than total honesty, writes Aki Kalliatakis

The power of face-to-face meetings

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

How these 5 black-owned startups are solving one of fintech's biggest challenges

The creator of the StokFella App, Tshepo Moloi, and 4 other techpreneurs talk about why distribution is often the difference between success and failure of fintech in Africa

Why the future belongs to those businesses that create it

Talking to Craig Wing about disruption, leadership and why businesses need to think ten steps ahead

How edupreneurs are taking advantage of the private education market

And 6 important lessons you can learn from those who have launched businesses in the sector

How traditional banks are using fintech startups in their digital transformation efforts

The big lessons that traditional banks are learning from startups, and why the future of banking lies in their collaboration

Lindani Dhlamini talks the 'F' word entrepreneurs fear most

CEO of one of SA's leading black-owned professional firms on whether embracing failure is good or ultimately harmful for your business and why the word is not even in her vocabulary

4 ideas for building a more agile workforce

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

When one business is not enough

Serial entrepreneurs talk about identifying and taking advantage of multiple opportunities and learning from each venture they undertake

Using tech to help your startup connect with customers (and potentially disrupt your industry)

Here's why customers want that personal touch and how technology can help your business get that right

Talking authentic leadership in business with Nonkululeko Gobodo

"Leadership is all about providing a vision and a direction for the organisation and the ability to inspire people to go there with you," and other lessons from an experienced leader

Taking a community-orientated approach to networking

Support and promote those around you to create a healthy, thriving entrepreneurial community, writes Dov Girnun

This startup wants to help close Africa's skills gap

LinkdPro founders on making the sourcing of top independent professionals "as easy as buying airtime"

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

How this urban gardening startup is gaining market attention

Sow Delicious' Vanessa Jacobs is hoping to capitalise on the grow-your-own movement

'It takes a village' - A discussion on the real value of social capital with Yoco CEO and co-founder

Katlego Maphai on gaining access, networking with intention and paying it forward

Going into fintech? - Here's what a top tech insider would like you to know

Insider tips on finding the perfect partner for your fintech startup and why thinking big from the very beginning is critical

A guide to talking (and listening) to your customers

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

Choose the right legal structure for your business

Why you should consider the nature and size of your business, as well as your specific business needs

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

How being township-based became the Lemok Group's biggest selling point

Entrepreneur Lebogang Mokubela wants to help grow the township entrepreneurship ecosystem. Here is how he is walking the talk

Could one of these 5 startups be Africa's next big legal disruptor?

From increasing access to legal aid to interactive platforms, here’s how these legal entrepreneurs are using tech to revolutionise the justice sector

5 entrepreneurs share what they have had to give up to launch their businesses

The rarely talked about personal sacrifices that come with being an entrepreneur

How the She Leads founders are reshaping the future of entrepreneurship on the continent

Find out why Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei are choosing to focus on women-led businesses with the ability to scale and dominate markets

Use these 6 strategies to create a solid marketing plan

How your market, competitors and sales data can help you determine who you should be selling to

These millennial founders on the secret behind their successful acquisition

Youth-led innovation hub, SpringAge, co-founders share how they prepared for the big time

Talking next-level-leadership with Jane Raphaely

'The First Lady of South African Magazines' on what it takes to be a 10X Leader and why being unafraid of failure is key to succeeding

4 entrepreneurs on hitting the pricing sweet spot

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

In the business of teaching entrepreneurship

Lora Academy founder, Roche Mamabolo, on working to bridge SA's entrepreneurial skills gap

'To the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebel and the troublemakers'

What we can learn from those that break the rules, writes Rick Ed

Young, black and in the beekeeping business

Agri-preneur Mmabatho Morudi, on why staying in business is the big challenge and how she's playing her part in turning the agri-business into a vibrant and cool industry

4 entrepreneurs taking on Africa's energy challenges

Talking opportunities, innovation and the importance of creating solutions to problems close to home

What the Tshimologong hub offers Joburg’s techpreneurs

A look at the precinct's standout features and facilities

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

How these SA founders took their startup to Silicon Valley

Find out what makes the US market so different from the South African tech landscape and why breaking into the international market is one of the hardest things you can do as a startup

'Leading beyond my business'

Tumi Phake made it into the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme - these are the 9 leadership lessons he came back with

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

What successful entrepreneurs are reading and recommending

How (and where) Vinny Lingham invests his money

The entrepreneur and angel investor's no-nonsense advice for getting your investment strategy right

How Dr Thandi Ndlovu built one of SA's largest black female-owned construction companies

Medical doctor and entrepreneur on being a pioneer for women in the construction industry and her philosophy of 'train-it-forward'

You have heard of the millennial - now meet the Afrillennial

The new way of recruiting young people into your business, writes Andy Coe

Get to know the Entrepreneur of the Year winner – Johan Eksteen

Free State agripreneur lauded for business' remarkable growth and strong entrepreneurial attitude

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

Why ID Work is the next exciting young startup to watch

"The best option to learn is by doing it. The second best is to get in a room where you are surrounded with people that are doing it and learn from them" - CEO, Sayo Folawiyo

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

Education as a business opportunity at the small business and franchise expo

How entrepreneurs can improve and expand the sector

2 techpreneurs and the 30 young coders helping to drive their business' growth

Sable Assets' unconventional solution to SA’s ICT skills shortage

5 ways of implementing the Companies Act in today's digital world

What the legislation has to say about the use of electronic documents, signatures and communication

10 Leap SMEs you should know about

How this accelerator's model successfully combines SME support services with enterprise supplier development

A look at the 40 SMEs chosen for the first National Gazelles programme

These are the SMEs being groomed to become the country's black industrialists

The big questions you have to be able to answer to get that funding

It comes down to team, market and profit, writes Rick Ed

Lynette Ntuli's 5 ways to become a next gen woman leader

"Being a pioneering woman is about not waiting until you're rich or famous or waiting for all of your stars to be aligned" - and other lessons from the business woman and trailblazer

Women too deserve to have their cake and eat it

Gender diversity is not only a social issue, but also a pressing business challenge, writes Kay Vittee

'Working with entrepreneurs ignited my entrepreneurial spark'

Msizi Mazibuko on the unlikely start to her entrepreneurship journey

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

How this startup is turning the healthcare sector on its head

Here's how Get Health hopes to bridge the gap between quality service and affordability and the radical strategy they are using to grow the business

This is how Steve Mululu plans to build SA's next fitness empire

This fitness entrepreneur is cashing in on South Africa's growing fitness market

How she did it

4 women entrepreneurs on how they got their start, the challenges they've overcome and the lessons they have learnt along the way

How prepared is your business to accept mobile and digital payments?

Consumers are embracing new technologies, are you?

Why constant reinvention is the secret to keeping your business in the game

It's when business is going well that you should undertake new challenges, writes Shirley Anthony

This is how your SME can capitalise on seasonal fluctuations

The 4 areas of your business that are most affected by seasonality trends and how to prepare for them

2 Award-winning startups share how they successfully launched their apps in SA

Here's how walking in their users' shoes helped Domestly and Tuta-Me create hundreds of jobs and they tell us why the time for African solutions is now

How one entrepreneur is finding success running a side business

Food startup founder, Noni Masombuka on why being an entrepreneur isn’t always about taking a massive leap, and the 4 principles that helped her grow her business

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 fears are holding you back as an entrepreneur?

Turn your personal weaknesses into opportunities, writes Rick Ed

How remaining agile was the secret to this startup conquering new markets

iKhokha MD, Matt Putman on how they expanded their mobile POS system to include a cash advance offering

Could your SME be a good candidate for a specialised loan?

How having a tailor-made and structured financing option can help your business reach maximum profitability and growth

Lessons entrepreneurs can learn from a corporate leader

"Sometimes you need to be task-orientated, and sometimes people-orientated" - Reggie Nxumalo

How tech is set to disrupt Africa's legal sector

A look into the future of the industry and the opportunities entrepreneurs should be exploring

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

5 strategies to survive a zero growth economy

Pursue smart, value-preserving cost-cutting measures and avoid destructive or short-sighted cost-cutting, and other ideas to implement, writes Trudi Makhaya

Marketing done right – The Creative Counsel's co-founder breaks down 5 big ad trends that even SMEs can use

Branding lessons from Cannes that startups can use to talk to their customers

3 women entrepreneurs on finding their own definitions of success

What purpose and passion mean to the Melissa's, Sherpa Kids and Make-Up Designory founders

How an organic growth strategy was key to Galito's franchising success

CEO Louis Germishuys on growing through relationships, joint ventures and going where there is demand

20 inspiring quotes on entrepreneurship to kickstart Women's Month

Inspirational businesswomen share their thoughts on why women should seize the challenge and thrive as entrepreneurs

Why small businesses lose employees in tough economic times

Your top performers matter the most when the chips are down, writes Kay Vittee

The biggest mistake SMEs can make in their dealings with SARS

Are you guilty of using VAT or PAYE as cash flow? How to avoid this common and irresponsible business practice

Soweto’s first sip of Kofi

The co-founders of the premium coffee bar talk about the "perks" of their product offering and how they are helping to grow the township's coffee culture

What you still may not know about angel investing in SA

Christopher Campbell, co-founder of the South African Business Angel Network on the role of private investors in the entrepreneurship ecosystem

Dealing with the pressures of launching a business - one entrepreneur's story

Langalakhe Nxumalo shares what happens when business or life doesn't go as expected

2 young entrepreneurs on how they are using tech to take advantage of opportunities in the township market

'Good techpreneurs build good solutions; great techpreneurs improve people's lives' - and other powerful quotes from Tshepo Moloi and Desmond Mongwe

How startups can help Big Business drive innovation

We need more of this mutually beneficial relationship, writes Launchlab CEO, Philip Marais

Accountability and transparency in business- why they matter

Business owners - know your basic legal duties and responsibilities, writes Monisha Prem

How good companies use difficult times to become great

'It is the thoughts that break us down – not the business', writes Karabo Songo

This company is helping brands to protect their identities online

IntelliCred co-founder Shana Kay on why their services matter now, more than ever

4 edu-preneurs on teaching entrepreneurship to young students

How these initiatives are working to grow the next generation of young entrepreneurs

Meet the global funder that is investing millions of dollars in African startups

Omidyar Network’s Charmaine Padayachy on backing startups that are working to solve Africa's challenges

Doing good and doing well - quotes to inspire you to give back this Mandela Day

"Africapitalism is about the intersection of economic prosperity and social wealth, the intersection of making profit and doing good, and not waiting to finish one before you do the other" – Tony Elumelu

What SMEs can learn from how this 20-year-old brand is evolving to capture a new market

Find out how News Café is reinvigorating its brand and why customers' exposure to brands such as Starbucks is good for the brand

Think your business is unique? It might not be unique enough

Be relentless when differentiating your business, and make this a target that you continually strive for, writes Allon Raiz

'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

Can success rub off?

Expose yourself to other entrepreneurs to increase your chances of success, writes Rick Ed

What this VC thinks all entrepreneurs should know about the investor-entrepreneur relationship

Llew Claasen breaks down some of the biggest misconceptions and why he'd rather lose out on the next African unicorn than work with jerks

Why this is not your typical personal branding book

Personal branding guru, Timothy Maurice Webster, on 5 things you need to know about Personal Brand Intelligence and how it has an impact on how you do business

What happens when millennials run businesses

Sage, Walk with Me survey, reveals how this generation is set to change the future of work forever

Two entrepreneurship pros share what they would do with R1 000

Tshepo Phakathi and Brian Walsh get creative with limited funds

3 ways you can still rescue your struggling business

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

On purpose, passion, and profit

Sylvester Chauke shares how creativity and passion are the driving force behind his agency's success

4 powerful women in tech share what it takes to make it in the industry

A discussion on surviving the trenches and finding success both locally and internationally

"We are living on the periphery of our greatness" - and other powerful #YouthMonth quotes

In our own words - millennial trailblazers on changing the status quo
Edit Module
Edit Module