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Questions cash-savvy entrepreneurs should always ask when buying equipment

Avoid the stress that comes with purchasing assets for your business by following this checklist

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

The important conversation you should be having with potential customers

Too busy mopping the floor to turn off the tap? AND other deadly startup mistakes - writes Rick Ed

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

Start the year on the right note with these money lessons

What to do with your festive season profits and other financial advice for the year ahead and beyond

2 big startup blunders to avoid this year

Why it's important to get your business model and financials right

4 simple strategies to help your startup stay ahead of game

How to succeed despite economic challenges

5 SA tech trends for 2016

How the ICT sector is set to develop according to the IDC's FutureScape Predictions

Everything you need to know if you plan on buying a franchise in 2016

Strategies for dealing with franchise costs, equipment finance and exiting the business profitably

5 ways to be a more balanced entrepreneur in 2016

Mental and physical health tips to keep you productive and happy this year

Attracting customers – How Richard Branson nailed it

Find out how you can tackle the sales challenge and win

Why and how young entrepreneurs can learn to code

Want to learn to code? We give you 5 of the best places to learn how

Why big corporate CSI initiatives need to help build more SMEs

Big business can assist entrepreneurs by offering support and incubation, says SAP's Pfungwa Serima

5 tips to help you be more productive this year

Strategies for working faster and smarter despite distractions

4 tech developments we are likely to see more of in 2016

Find out why you should keep mobile growth, e-commerce and online security at the forefront of business this year

The 6 startup success habits to practice in the new year

What winning entrepreneurs do everyday

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

5 Ted Talks to kick off 2016

Inspiring lectures to develop both your business and yourself this year

What female entrepreneurship looked like in 2015

We look at the ups and downs faced by female entrepreneurs - the business pioneers that continue to break glass ceilings

What our thought leaders want you to know moving into 2016

Leadership advice from our favourite columns this year

The biggest challenges faced by SMEs in 2015

From load shedding to interest rate hikes, these are the obstacles that entrepreneurs faced this year

Here is what it means to be a startup founder in SA - a year in review

Surprises and challenges faced by newly-formed enterprises in 2015

Entrepreneurs who made news in 2015

A look at enterprises that had a bumper year including The Creative Counsel, Finfind and Vigo

Looking for a tech incubator in 2016? Here’s what Cape Town and Gauteng have to offer

We take a look at the two regions taking the biggest slice of SA's ICT sector

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

Tips and insights from our favourite entrepreneurs and thought leaders

The 5 biggest reasons why entrepreneurs throw in the towel

How understanding your purpose can help you survive the highs and lows of entrepreneurship

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

2016 looking positive for Private Equity in Africa

Investors showing growing interest in the broader sub-Saharan Africa region

SA's enterprise and supplier development challenges and what needs to be done going forward

Jackie Mathebula, Chief Executive Officer of Aurik Enterprise Development on why it's vital that big corporates embrace SMEs

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

Ecommerce tactics to use this festive season and beyond

South Africa and Nigeria lead Africa's e-commerce market - study

Cross-border shopping is a growing trend on the continent

2 entrepreneurs share how they make it through the festive highs and lows

Dealing with the challenges of the holiday frenzy and slowdown

SweepSouth founders on the biggest lessons from their Silicon Valley accelerator experience

Co-founder, Aisha Pandor on why local startups are in an excellent position to take advantage of international opportunities

Customer service hacks for the festive season

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

Strategies for providing your customers with a world-class mobile experience

Take your mobile marketing efforts to new heights

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

How to get the most bang for you bucks

Significant legal developments in the SME sector from the past year

Law expert, Andrew Taylor shares important milestones of 2015

The value of a good mentor

How to get the most from this professional relationship

What South African consumers look for in a brand

Research finds that customers are willing to spend more on brands that care about the environment and people

Starting a business? Don’t forget about your retirement

Why your business shouldn't be your retirement plan

6 ways investing in your team can pay off

How your business stands to profit from employee training

5 franchising must-dos to survive the festive rush

Tips to ensure you have enough staff to handle the holiday pressures

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

Unemployed graduate garage developers get a chance at R30 000 for a winning app idea

Initiative is aimed at developing techpreneurs with the right skills set to launch successful startups

"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

When entrepreneurship runs in the family

Meet mother and daughter entrepreneurs who made it into Africa's biggest startup programme

9 rules that successful entrepreneurs live by

Practices to take into 2016

4 000 entrepreneurs benefit from skills development initiative

Youth and women-owned enterprises the focus of Absa's seminars and workshop series

Global fast food giant celebrates 20 years in SA

Greg Solomon talks about how the brand has grown in SA and the biggest lessons he’s learnt as CEO

Entrepreneurship still not seen as a viable career path in SA

More needs to be done to create an entrepreneur-friendly environment

'Don't underestimate the power of perseverance' - Ralf Gebert

The entrepreneur of the week is the CEO of a manufacturing company operating in a niche sector

What to consider when choosing a point of sale solution for your business

PLUS 5 options ideal for SMEs

WeChat Africa launches R50 million seed fund for promising mobile startups

Investment to support local entrepreneurs and tech innovations

Survey finds SA entrepreneurs don't have the time to nurture their startups

Unavailability of skilled staff and heavy administrative burden to blame

Second cycle of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme launched

Search for the next batch of 1 000 African entrepreneurs begins 1 January 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

Retail sales continue to struggle

Despite competitive pricing, lower fuel prices and the respite from load-shedding, survey shows retail sales volumes have disappointed in the run-up to the festive season

Here are some of the biggest entrepreneurship insights from 2015

5 interesting facts that came out this year

5 marketing blunders to leave behind in 2015

Tried and tested ideas to sell your brand in the new year

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

5 marketing activities you need to get right in 2016

Plus ideas to start crafting a comprehensive strategy

Why it's techpreneurs that will solve Africa's challenges

Google SA's Mich Atagana and other digital thought leaders on the tech trends that shaped 2015

How I turned my online following into paying customers

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

Why it pays to know your customers

How offering a personalised shopping experience can give your business a competitive advantage

What you need to know about the new version of Office

5 of our favourite Microsoft 2016 features for SMEs

'How you treat your employees is how they will treat your customers' - Sandra van Oostenbrugge

The entrepreneur of the week on how she bootstrapped her children's wear fashion business

The brand new rules of selling

3 unique ways to reach your customer

SA website creation platform, VIGO, enters Asian markets

Cape Town-based startup partners with domain registrar, Webnic

The biggest lessons from the Guerrilla Marketing Conference

Marketing pros offer digital marketing insights to assist entrepreneurs with promoting their businesses effectively online

Funding fair bridges gap between entrepreneurs with investors

Entries open for businesses seeking funding from R2 million to over R20 million

What is the role of big business in driving SME development (Video)

Clement Chinaka on the importance of providing SMEs with access to market and investment

How the interest rate hike will impact key sectors

3 experts breakdown the property, agriculture and franchising sectors

Survey highlights the personal sacrifices made by SA entrepreneurs

Business owners contribute R530 billion towards the country's GDP working beyond the standard industry hours

Courier startup launches on the WeChat app

Rush platform allows users to compare delivery services and prices in real-time

5 things customers are judging your business website on

How to keep customers coming back

R20-million investment to support black emerging women farmers launched

"Women in maize" programme to provide access to finance and support

'Use all the support networks available to you' - Tshepiso Mametja

The entrepreneur of the week started manufacturing 1 000 bricks a day, today the business employs over 50 people

What successful women entrepreneurs have to say about entrepreneurship in SA

SME South Africa looks at some of the most memorable quotes during THUDfest discussion on 'Brand Woman'

Focus on Africa's female entrepreneurs on Global Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Parminder Vir, CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation on the challenges and successes of the continent's entrepreneurial ecosystem

How do you keep the excitement going?

Try these ideas for enhancing a customer-focused culture in your business, writes Aki Kalliatakis

This startup is filling the gap in SA's male grooming market

Founder Monique Fleming on being a woman creating a men's lifestyle brand

The state of SA's entrepreneurial sector in discussion at Thudfest

Standard Bank's Ethel Nyembe talks about the 4 factors that are holding entrepreneurs back

Advice from an award-winning business coach

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

A look at Tashas' unique franchising model

Founder Natasha Sideris on choosing quality over quantity

THUDfest2015 spurs ecosystem for young entrepreneurs

The Hookup Dinner founder, Selebogo Molefe talks about connecting the entrepreneurial dots for South Africa’s youth

What SMEs need to know about the cost of water shortages

Risk management strategies to mitigate the effects of drought conditions

A look at the opportunities in SA's coffee industry

Quotes on what's driving this industry's growth

Strategies for pricing your startup's product right

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

The role of incubators in helping entrepreneurs gain access to markets

Standard Bank Incubator head, Jayshree Naidoo on bridging the gap between SME owners and big corporates

R1 million towards fostering an entrepreneurial culture in South Africa

100 budding entrepreneurs to benefit from the investment through the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in 2016

Meet SME Guerrilla Marketing Conference speaker: Msizi Mazibuko

Simple steps to mastering the art of pitching from a sales pro who has generated millions for her company

Franchise sector remains solid but innovation needed to survive tough times

Franchise Summit looks at the future of the sector

How using this mobile technology can greatly improve your marketing efforts

Ways brands can take advantage of USSD to improve customer engagement

6 business lessons from Starbucks co-founder Zev Siegl (Video)

Entrepreneurship advocate and serial entrepreneur shares his advice for getting to the top
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