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Today's Top Entrepreneurship and Business Stories (28 July)

Accenture and GIBS Launch A Whitepaper On How Artificial Intelligence Is Set To Remake Businesses, and Old Mutual Puts Free State SMEs In The Spotlight

dti And FNB Sign Pledge To Improve Access To Finance For Black Industrialists

Partnership aims to accelerate economic transformation

A Look At Capitec And Checkers' Surprising Business Strategy

You too can win big by aiming low, writes Shirley Anthony

How Car Service City Became One Of SA's Biggest Franchise Brands

Founder, Grant Brady shares the 3 principles that have ensured their survival

"Diversity Is A Competitive Advantage" - Leadership Lessons From The JSE's Nicky Newton-King

Surround yourself with people smarter than you - and other advice for building an impenetrable team

How This Startup Is Bringing Chatbots Within Every Business' Reach

mBongo hopes to disrupt how your brand engages with your customers through chatbots

Meet This Year's Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists

They stand a chance of winning R2 million worth of prizes at the awards ceremony

Find Out How This Animation Startup Is Helping Brands Tell A Fantastic Story

How one of South Africa's most innovative companies is changing the face of marketing and branding

Could Offering Discounts Be The Right Move For Your Business?

Here are the pros and cons you should consider before taking the leap

How I Stopped Chasing Trends And Built An Authentic Company Instead

How do you create an iconic African Brand? This entrepreneur is well on his way to figuring it out

Local Startup To Launch Another World-First Solution

E-health startup, The hearX Group looks toward crowdfunding for their mobile hearScope

#MandelaDay - 4 Startups Who Are Giving Back In Innovative Ways

Learn from these entrepreneurs how to make the most of your 67 minutes, and beyond

Patrice Motsepe-led ARC Acquires Stake In Edge Growth

The investment is expected to be a catalyst for new phase of growth in the organisation

10 'Founderisms' From The Founders Of One Of Africa's Hottest Startups

"Act. Learn. Repeat" and other startup lessons from the brains behind Zoona

3 Things That Bonang Matheba Has Mastered That Your Brand Is Missing

Marketing lessons from one of South Africa's most powerful influencers

Knowledge Is Power: The Case For Studying Your Customers, Market And Competitors

The likes of Coca-Cola and Nike STILL conduct market research every year - why aren't you

Lessons from Massmart’s African Growth Strategy

"We don't just open stores for the sake of opening stores" - Chairman, Kuseni Dlamini

What Went Wrong? A Township-based Marketer On The Real Reasons Social Media Fails Happen

5 headline-grabbing disasters you should learn from

How To Find The Right Franchise Fit In Tough Economic Times

Franchising is a resilient sector, but you should still consider the risks, says Dumsani Bengu, head of Franchise Africa at Barclays Africa

Advice For Entrepreneurs Who Believe A Lack Of Funds Is Standing In Their Way Of Success

Big money lessons you can expect from this year's FundEX

'Why I No Longer Believe The Millennial Hype'

Don't make marketing decisions based on trends, writes Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp

Multi-Million Rand Black Industrialist Firm Microfinish Automotive Launched

16 black industrialist manufacturers expected to create 2400 direct jobs and 1700 indirect jobs in the KwaZulu-Natal region

'The Grass Isn't Always Greener' - Why Scaling Abroad May Not Be For You

"Your Business May Not Be Innovative Enough To Go International" - and 8 other reasons from Jason Goldberg why you should maybe focus locally instead

6 Ways Khanyi Dhlomo Has Proved She's The Ultimate Inspiration For Entrepreneurs

Here's why the media mogul is SA's definitive business icon

What All Founding CEOs Can Learn From The Stepping Down Of Uber's Travis Kalanick

The entrepreneurial traits of an SME owner are not always what's needed to successfully run a large global business

Follow Our Tax Guide If You Are A New Entrepreneur And Are Filing For The First Time

We answer 7 common questions from the newly self-employed about tax submissions

How Your SME Can Make A Real Impact This Mandela Day

5 things you shouldn't do if you really want to make a difference

This Is What You Are Missing Out On When You Don't Hire Young People

Youth market expert Musa Kalenga on how your business stands to benefit from increased diversity and fresh ideas

9 Business And Life Truths You Must Accept As An Entrepreneur

The non-negotiables of running a business, writes Jess Mouneimne

Jumpstart Your Business With Free Business Training Workshops!

Young aspiring entrepreneurs encouraged to enter the 2017 SME Toolkit Business Partners Business Plan Competition

Top SA Fintech Talent Behind This Startup's Global Success

"One has to pay a premium for great talent and then do a lot to retain them" - Entersekt CEO Schalk Nolte

South African Fintech Startup Sets New African Record

ThisIsMe has successfully completed the fastest FICA 'Know Your Customer' compliance process on the continent

FNB Announces R2.6 Billion Boost For SA SMEs

International Finance Corporation and First Rand agreement to help expand lending and support for small businesses

Health Startup EMGuidance Wins Seedstars World South Africa

They offer free access to aggregated medical information

Youth Support Brands That Stand For Something More Than The Bottom Line - Ask Afrika’s Youth Brands Survey

This market spends over R100 billion per annum

Here's How You Too Can Implement A Business Growth Strategy That Actually Works

It's possible to withstand the economic downturn and even increase your market share, writes Heather Baker

'Being An Entrepreneur Is About More Than Just Business' - Rapelang Rabana

Find out why she says you need more than just smarts to succeed in 5 inspiring quotes

Why This Entrepreneur Turned Down Half A Million Rand In Funding

Senso founder, Zuko Mandlakazi, on his journey to finding the right investor

9 Things You Should Know About What Could Be Jo'burg's Coolest Startup

Co-founder, Hussain Van Roos, takes us behind-the-scenes of his custom bikes startup, Fixin Diaries

Startup Peach Payments' New Partnership Brings Alibaba's Payment App Alipay To SA

Alipay already has more than 450 million active Chinese users

Time Running Out To Enter The Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Awards celebrate accomplished women leaders and visionaries across various disciplines

How I Am Using LinkedIn To Get Customers

Turn your connections into customers, Shirley Anthony shows you how

Find Out How This Events Management Company Got Its Start On Facebook

From a picnic with friends, Homecoming Events, is now looking to host events across the African continent

Meet The 21-Year-Old Who Built An Online Wildlife Sightings Empire

Nadav Ossendryver shows what's possible with a little passion and access to the internet

What You Need To Know About The Creative Business Cup

This event offers the opportunity to celebrate creative entrepreneurs, writes Rick Ed

This Is What Ran Neu-Ner Thinks Of Your Motivational Quotes

The Creative Counsel co-founder says hard work, not talk, is the key to success

On-demand Home Cleaning Startup Domestly Secures Funding From the IDC

Investment will go towards expanding their national footprint

What You Can Learn About Grit From A Young Adventure Seeker Who Conquered The World

After successfully climbing some of the world's highest mountains, Monde Sitole is now showing others how to climb their own

Fintech Startup's New Offering Enables SA Businesses To Offer Instantaneous Online Debit Orders

The founders want to simplify the debit order sign-up process

Find Out About The SA Startup That's Using Public Opinion To Predict The Future

BrandsEye's sophisticated analysis of social media data is bringing them global acclaim

'The Genuine Love People Have For The Brand Blows Me Away' - RocoMamas Founder

How Brian Altriche achieved his goal of bringing mastery back into fast food

5 SA YouTubers Who Turned Their Popularity Into Profit

How Suzelle DIY, Pap Culture and others are reaping the rewards of online fame

Sisa Ngebulana On The 4 Essential Qualities Needed To Build An Empire

How the self-made millionaire lost hundreds of millions of Rands and still managed to build his wealth from the ground up

Talking Brand Building With The Founders of SA's Coolest Coffee Brands

A conversation with the founders of Sihle's Brew, Motherland Coffee and The Grind Coffee Company

The 5 Franchise Sectors That Will Continue To Do Well In 2017

Restaurants, beauty and child-care are still areas you should invest in, writes Dumisani Bengu, head of franchise at Absa

A SME Funder Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Their Own Fundraising Strategy

The 4 strategies Retail Capital followed from day one to ensure they built a business worth funding

The DTI Lowers B-BBEE Ownership Transactions Threshold To R25mln

All transactions with a value of R25 million or more must now be registered with the B-BBEE Commission

Why One Entrepreneur Believes We Need A Movement To Help Save Small Agencies

There are actions we can take to help small businesses to survive the recession, writes Lauren Winchester

Standard Bank Grows Its Support For Entrepreneurial Women

Standard Bank and Top Media in partnership to host the 14th national Standard Bank Top Women Awards

'It Takes A Village' - A Look At Big Brands That Are Investing In Young Entrepreneurs

Find out how you too can stand to benefit

Facebook To Host Youth Enterprise Day To Celebrate SA's Young Digipreneurs

Event to feature some of South Africa’s most successful youth-run businesses and a digital tools workshop

What You Learn In The First Year Of Running A Fintech Startup In SA

StokFella founder and CEO, Tshepo Moloi, on early adopters, their successful million rand funding round and expanding their offering

Could Young Hustla's Fresh Approach Be What Youth Entrepreneurship Needs?

Andile Dube's comic book series follows young entrepreneur, Tshepisang, as he navigates the world of business

Why You Need A Tech Brain And A Sales Maverick On Your Startup Team

Your co-founders invest their time instead of money but are crucial for attracting investors later, writes Nicolaj Hoejer Nielsen in his new book The Startup Funding Book

Multi-Million Dollar Investment For SA Fintech Startup Entersekt

RMI and Nedbank Private Equity's investment to drive the authentication and mobile security company's global expansion

Restaurateur and Musician J'Something Puts People And Soul At The Centre Of Everything He Does

He credits working well with and caring for people as the secret to his music and restaurant success

SA Economy Enters Recession After Growth Contracts In First Quarter

New statistics released after World Bank slashes South Africa’s growth forecast

A Partnership With Retailer Pep Is Driving This Money Transfer Startup's African Expansion

Mama Money co-founder on the value of turning potential competitors into collaborators

Tackling Township Business Challenges At The Gauteng Township Economy Business Week

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller's CEO Lebana Maluleke on the challenges township SMEs face and possible solutions

What SA's 'Coolest' Brands Know About The Youth Market That You Don't

This is how these 10 brands are successfully talking to the youth on social media

Why This Investment Fund Just Invested Nearly R200 million In Building Schools

Old Mutual's Schools Investment Fund aims to address challenges in SA's education system

SA's Social Entrepreneurs Speak Out!

5 entreps on why they grind, overcoming the odds and being part of the solution

The World Needs More Purpose-Driven Young People - Mark Zuckerberg

Ever thought you could create the next Facebook? its founder tells you how

'Energy Farmer' and Social Entrepreneur Secures R100 000 Funding From Old Mutual

Thabang Mabapa is the founder of Selokong Sa Dimelana which produces castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel

Startup FinChatBot Wants To Change Customer Service In the Financial Services Sector Forever

Could this be the end of call centres? The founders of this startup think so

Vusi Thembekwayo's #Top40 Extends Deadline Due To Overwhelming Response

There is a demand for mentorship and support - Thembekwayo

'Leave The Arrogance Behind' And More Powerful Advice For Expanding Into The Rest Of Africa

How Duys Engineering successfully navigated a move into Mozambique

What You Learn From Interviewing Some Of The Most Powerful Businesswomen In Africa

Timothy Maurice on lessons learnt from Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Khanyi Dhlomo, Tasha's Natasha Sideris, and others

Stop Selling 'Hype' And Help Your Customers Instead

Customer experience or service is the new marketing, writes Shirley Anthony

5 Tech Startups That SA's Newest Tech Hub Is Banking On

Newly-launched Maxum Digital Incubator is hoping to nurture Africa's next world-class techpreneurs

5 Proudly South African Brands That Built a Global Following

And the moments they made us proud

Want To Be The Next Disruptor? This Book Shows You How

John Sanei's new offering provides tools to help you be the next Uber, Airbnb

3 Money Lessons All Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Allon Raiz

How growing up in an entrepreneurial family and early business failures shaped his ideas about business and money

'Have A Purpose Greater Than Yourself' - Peggy-Sue Khumalo

And 5 other entrepreneurship lessons from the businesswoman

What Will It Take To Disrupt SA's Public Taxi Industry?

And three startups that are taking a crack at the multi-billion Rand industry

SA Doesn’t Have The People To Fight Cybercrime, Warns Expert

SMEs increasing becoming a target for criminals

4 TED Talks To Help You Think Differently About Your Own Business Struggles

Learn why failure is the beginning, not the end

Here Are Some of South Africa's Most Innovative Businesses

Finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards announced

From A Life of Crime to Now Making Environmentally-friendly Cleaning Products

Khululekani Nyobole believes becoming an entrepreneur saved his life - this is how

How To Apply For Vusi Thembekwayo's Entrepreneurship Mentorship Programme

#Top40 aimed at businesses looking to grow

The 18th Annual Conference - Shaping The Future Of Compliance In Africa

What delegates can expect at the 18th Annual Conference

A Warning To All Creatives Who Want To Run Their Own Business

No matter how talented you are, if you only focus on your 'art' your business will fail, writes Jess Mouneimne

The 3 Things That Andile Khumalo Does That Make Him A Better Entrepreneur

Productivity hacks from the celebrated entrepreneur

What Your Employees Really Want At Team Building Events and Conferences

We help you to choose the best venue for both business and pleasure

Your Business Is Not Too Small For You To Start Giving Back

How to implement a successful CSI programme

How We Built Our ‘World-First’ Invention Into A Successful Global Health Startup

What product validation taught this startup about the value of simplicity and creating a product that customers actually want

Here Are The Biggest Brands in South African Townships

Coca Cola once again comes up tops

Maurice Madiba's Journey To Listing His Company On The JSE

With his investment firm this entrepreneur wants to prove that Africa’s highs are higher than its lows

8 Ways You Can Limit the Impact Of Late Payments

Vet customers properly, encourage cash sales and other measures you can employ

Listening To Customer Feedback Helped These 2 Entrepreneurs Come Up With Their Next Winning Business Idea

The LinkdPro and Octopus co-founders share 5 things every entrepreneur should consider when looking to grow their business
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