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Business owners' insurance made simple

How to get the right cover

5 trends every SME owner needs to watch out for this year

A positive outlook on a tough year for business, Dr. Yudhvir Seetharam

5 great entrepreneurship podcasts to try in 2017

Why 2017 is the year you should finally get on the podcast bandwagon

10 productivity quotes, tips and tricks to kick-start 2017

Clever ways busy entrepreneurs and small business owners can get the most out of this year

9 mobile trends for 2017 that all entrepreneurs need to know about

Here's why mobile apps should stay on your radar this year and how they can help you grow your business

What should you and Richard Branson have in common?

Make 2017 the year when you really observe what your clients and prospects do and say, writes Shirley Anthony

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

This is what big corporates are looking for in SME suppliers

5 tech trends that will dominate 2017 and what SA entrepreneurs can do to take advantage of them

Leading tech strategists on how you too can be on the cutting edge of business technologies in the coming year

7 unique startups that caught our eye in 2017

These entrepreneurs want to change how we do almost everything

The best leadership advice we heard in 2016

What we learnt about trusting your gut, making tough calls and leading for longevity

Some of the best financial advice we picked up in 2016

Some of the best financial advice we picked up this year

The top 5 franchise trends expected in South Africa in 2017

The continued rise of the restaurant and coffee shop sector, and other developments to look forward to

8 techpreneurs and the startup lessons they shared with us in 2016

Create MVPs and iterate fast and other insights, advice and tips for every future-focused business

The last 4 things you need to do this year

Enter 2017 in the right frame of mind

How this African luxury brand is taking advantage of the festive shopping frenzy

Swaady Group founder shares her 5 top strategies to best serve the digital customer during this time of year

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

Despite challenging conditions there are positive signs for aspirant entrepreneurs

What is the role of entrepreneurs in helping to avoid a downgrade next year?

The ability of SMEs to persevere in difficult economic times will contribute positively to economic growth and job creation, writes Trudi Makhaya

Meet the guys looking to create the first eKasi designed home automation system

How these 3 millennial entrepreneurs are hoping to create an entirely new market and why they say the township is where the future lies

The enthusiastic leader

Sage founder, Steven Cohen on getting the best from his people

Why 2017 is the year to finally build a strong innovation culture in your business

‘Own’ innovation and build it into the organisational culture, writes Annelize van Rensburg

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

5 simple ways to reduce employee turnover

The entrepreneurs' formula for building wealth

Meet those BIG targets by running a growth-focused business, writes Shirley Anthony

Bearing witness to Africa's startup revolution

Seedstars' Marcello Schermer on the exciting present and future of the continent's entrepreneurship ecosystem

Entrepreneurs don't wait

Create your own fate, writes Rick Ed

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

This property startup wants to change how we buy and sell property forever

PropertyFox co-founders on bringing simplicity, affordability and transparency to the real estate industry

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

Speak to your customer, not just the season AND other festive season lessons

At the end of a busy year the last thing they want is to be bombarded with more pushy adverts, writes Dov Girnun

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

What you are still doing wrong when looking for funding - and how to (finally) get it right

Experts share tips on how to put your best foot forward when looking for funding and a few rookie mistakes to avoid

Maximise your festive profits with hands-on leadership and well-trained staff

"When superior performance over a critical period is vital, wishy-washy statements from the boss’s office probably won’t cut it," writes Aki Kalliatakis

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

How this fintech startup secured a partnership with a global law firm

Co-founder shares the 3 early-stage strategies that laid the foundation for DocFox's success

This app is helping the blind lead more independent lives

Two techpreneurs are building tech that empowers people with disabilities

'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

Benefit from 4 of some of the best business decisions ever made

Trend specialist John Sanei on the changes that could potentially transform your business

Growing entrepreneurship in SA - Top entrepreneurs share their thoughts

Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza and other thought leaders on why SA needs a cultural shift to solve some of our biggest challenges

Going beyond the pitch

Help investors, your clients and team to realise your business' true value, writes Gizelle Meyer

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

7 steps to self-disruption

6 leadership truths all entrepreneurs should know

'It's not about you', and other tough lessons to consider

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

Everything you need to know about SA's family businesses sector

Here is what family business owners are saying about their growth prospects, short-term challenges and the need to professionalise their businesses

Dos and Don'ts for Workplace Celebrations

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

How the Le Lapa Fund is using the power of the crowd to get African SMEs funded

Co-founder Elizabeth Howard on closing Africa's investment gap, and why the continent needs 'patient capital'

7 must-have tech solutions for every startup

Make use of these tools for everything from marketing and accounting to communication

5 lessons from 5 entrepreneurs who found success by going against the grain

Find out why creating a personality for the business and building great customer relationships are key to making it in a niche business

Business is challenging, getting rewarded is easy

Everything you need to know about Standard Bank's UCount Rewards for Business

Why more entrepreneurs need to adopt a "beginner's mind"

How your business stands to benefit when you approach challenges with a fresh perspective and enthusiasm

The face of young African leadership

How Afua Osei is challenging the status quo and the one big lesson she learnt from US First Lady Michelle Obama

What business owners can learn from 2016 and the trends ahead

Economic and fiscal outlook by Trudi Makhaya

The secret behind this child hair care franchise

Founder of Maddy Magoo and 'mumpreneur' Lauren de Swardt has hit on a winning formula

5 ways to become an employer of choice

How to meet employee needs and develop a progressive workplace

How this fintech startup is making it easier for South Africans to save

MyTreasury founders on why they are not just another comparison site

Talking the 6 levels of leadership with Nadir Khamissa

The 2015 EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Award winner on why the great ideas actually come from the front lines and the one thing that helps him stay on top of his game

Help your team fight year-end fatigue

Ideas to bring back the oomph

7 things you can do today to boost your team's performance

Build a team that shares your passion, and has the skills you need, writes Dov Girnun

3 thought leaders on the big challenges facing businesses

Advice on how big businesses can compete with disruptive startups, the need to drive innovation and how to adapt in a fast-changing environment

'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

Tech’s big role in Africa’s entrepreneurship success

Google SA's Mich Atagana on why US tech giants are betting on Africa and why diversity is crucial to the continent's success

Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur?

The ability to spot opportunities where there are challenges is the key difference between the two, writes Rick Ed

5 entrepreneurs share the critical skills they learnt on the job

And what you can learn from their hard-won experiences

5 advantages of being a small business

Don't seek growth for growth’s sake, writes Gary Turner

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

More than the money - 13 successful entrepreneurs on what drives them

Powerful quotes on vision, purpose and making a difference

Key themes for entrepreneurs to look out for in the medium term budget

From tax proposals to funding allocations for entrepreneurs - these are the issues that should be on your radar

How this payments startup grew its transactions by 500%

In what is a crowded market - here's how i-Pay is achieving exceptional growth

The rise of the artisan entrepreneur in SA – and what it takes to succeed

How these entrepreneurs are pushing the movement towards good food, environmental sustainability and healthy living, writes Steven Cohen

#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

A conversation with 'Black Industrialist' Khudusela Pitje

Founder and CEO of New GX Capital Holdings on his company's 12-year journey and wanting to play a meaning role in the transformation the country's economy

For women by women - What you need to know about the Alitheia Identity Fund

Fund backs high-growth women-led SMEs across Africa

5 SA entrepreneurs whose blogs and websites you should be reading

Expect industry insights, inspiration and advice for navigating the entrepreneurial journey

Is there still hope for the 'intrapreneur'?

Michelle Moss on mixing the inner entrepreneur with the corporate go-getter

SMEs' biggest challenges - how 2016 compares with last year

Find out why sales and marketing still remain the biggest concerns for most small businesses in SA

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
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