Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Archive »

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

Big reasons to remain optimistic about Africa's future growth

A look at the continent’s economic progress

How to maximise your festive season profits

Why business owners need to save and invest to prepare for quieter periods

The big salary question

3 entrepreneurs on how they decided how much to pay themselves and finding a balance between their needs and the needs of the business

SARS to increase focus on small businesses and cash economy

Revenue service to tackle the issue of non-compliance

Everything you need to know about the National Gazelle programme

A close-up look at government's enterprise acceleration programme

Self-employment increased in the second quarter of 2015

Absa SME Index shows business activity rose as people may have started their own businesses to earn income

How to avoid expensive supplier payments mistakes

What you need to know about payments solution alternatives that can save you time and money

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

The (unexpected) benefits of implementing flexible hours

Transport tech startup WhereIsMyTransport wins global prize

Company supports smart, integrated, and accessible transport systems in emerging countries

Five reasons why the cloud makes business sense

Sacha Matulovich, sales and marketing director for Connection Telecom on how to leverage technology for the success of your SME

Could crowdfunding be the answer to your funding woes?

4 compelling reasons to crowdfund your next product idea

Here are the 9 startups competing to represent SA in the 'Get into the ring' African finals

Global competition looks for the most promising startup based on their pitch

4 legal must-knows when buying a business PLUS costly mistakes to avoid

How to structure the best possible acquisition deal

How startup Tenderpoint is helping emerging construction contractors source work opportunities

Founder, Asa Walesa Mazomba, on introducing technology to the often challenging procurement process

Here are the winners of 2015 South African Small Business Awards

Awards celebrate small business who are thriving despite challenges

incuBeta and DQ&A Media Group announce R1.5 billion digital agency merger

Move sees combined companies become one of the largest, independent, international groups of digital agencies

Meet SME Guerrilla Marketing Conference speaker: Teboho Mafodi

Entrepreneur and motivational speaker on why customers buy into you BEFORE they buy your product

Naspers sells Africa’s largest online price comparison platform

Tech investor, Kevin Tucker reacquires PriceCheck

The secret to building profitable AND lasting business relationships

How to be someone others want to give business to

EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Awards celebrate high-growth businesses

Johann Vorster, Clover CEO takes top prize

What to expect from the Dragon's Den book - I’M IN (Giveaway)

Valuable insights, advice and inspiration from SA's dragons

'Look after your customers and they will look after you' - Robyn Smith

The entrepreneur of the week is a pioneer in the e-commerce and natural and organic product market in SA

How franchise brands can bridge the gap between their online and offline customers

What you need to know about hybrid consumers

Should you lease or should you buy?

The 4 factors you should consider before making the decision

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

How this on-demand home cleaning startup is using tech to create opportunities for domestic workers

Domestly co-founder and COO, Thatoyaona Marumo on the challenges and success of running a tech startup in SA

What the upcoming generation of consumers means for your business

How retailers can appeal to the group of thinkers, doers and spenders

Free online solution that helps business owners with accessing funding launched

Finfind offers summary of all government funds and private sector finance options

Answer these 4 difficult questions before you apply for funding

How preparation and honesty can help increase your chances with investors

What young entrepreneurs can expect from the upcoming Siyabangena Seminar

Event to focus on how to turn nothing into something

A close-up look at one of SA's most exciting tech startups

Co-founder Tom Kennedy on how they plan to disrupt how everyone consumes content online

5 ideas to get hiring right without wasting time and money

Take the hassle out of the recruitment process

How to brand your new startup

3 ways to create a killer initial branding strategy for your business3 ways startups can build a great brand story

Meet SME Guerrilla Marketing Conference speaker: Karabo Songo

Experienced entrepreneur and CEO on the power of connection and collaboration

'Hard work is tangible and measurable' - John Nicolakakis

Roman's Pizza CEO on building a fast-food franchise legacy

The 5 most common social media mistakes SMEs are guilty of

How to ensure you stay on your followers' good side

Why you should take advantage of SA's mobile app usage growth

A look at the opportunities presented by the country's growing smartphone sales and use

The 7 things startups should not be afraid to spend money on

From marketing to market research - these areas where you should be investing in
Edit Module
Edit Module