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Today's Top Entrepreneurship and Business Stories (21 April)

World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs, Restructured African Bank gets ratings upgrade, and more

There's a New Restaurant Franchise in Town

With Las Iguanas Gold Brands is banking on South Africans' appetite for Latin American flavours

The Secret To Selling Is Simplicity

If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't really have a clear idea of what you are doing, writes Allon Raiz

Here Are the 3 Startups Representing Africa at the Chivas Venture Global Competition

These startups are working to solve some of the continent's most pressing challenges

The Search is On For SA's Inspiring Women in Tech

Inspiring Fifty initiative to shine spotlight on the work of women in the sector

Digitize Africa 2017 Speakers Announced

PLUS the winners of the Digitize Africa Startup Competition

Claire Mawisa On Being A Career Chameleon and How She Does It All

We find out the secrets behind Mawisa's success

'Keep Business Simple, Focus on People' - Jabu Mabuza

The chairman of Telkom shares his 5 big entrepreneurship lessons

The 14th Cape Conference – Lifting The Veil on POPIA Compliance

A Guide For Setting Up Your Business In a Residential Area

The legal and financial implications you should know about

Build a Bankable Founding Team – We Show You How

Quotes from startups, investors and incubator heads on what it takes to build a team worth investing in

Here’s How the Junk Status is Going to Affect Consumers

It's time everyone tighten their belts

What You Can Learn from SA's 'Big Big Dreamer'

The biggest lessons from Miles Kubheka's book for the newbie entrepreneur. PLUS stand a chance to win a copy of the book

Vusi Thembekwayo Sells Majority Share of His Advisory Business to US Partners

Thembekwayo to remain as CEO and chairman of the board of Motiv8

Don't Control Your Customers - Collaborate With Them

Advice for brand building in the digital age, writes Mike Jones

First Fix the Leaky Bucket

Money may be important, but if you aren't careful, it could kill your business, writes Catherine Wijnberg and Anton Ressel

Are You Running an Honest Company?

Dishonesty can damage your reputation and more importantly, negatively affect your bottom line, writes Annelize van Rensburg

'There Is No Equation For Doing Business in Africa' - Kolawole Olajide

After experiencing a 'flawed' education system, Clock founder, is using technology to build a better one

Bringing The Best Out in Your Labour Staff – Q&A with ClockWork Co-Founders

ClockWork wants to assist with reducing unemployment

Learn From the Growth Strategies of Some of The Most Successful Businesses in Africa

Be inspired by Jumia, NetFlorist and Mama Money, and others

How to Manage Inappropriate Behaviour on Social Media

Your employees need to know that nothing posted online is private, writes Kay Vittee

How 4AX is Daring To Do What's Never Been Done Before

CEO, Fariyal Mukaddam on the toll and challenges that come with breaking into the financial markets with their stock exchange

6 Awesome Destinations to go to and support your Local Tourism SMEs

Why you should pay these amazing provinces a visit

How Tech Startups are Working to Solve SA's Traffic Problem

CarTrip, Mellowcabs and Locomute are turning congestion on the roads into a viable business

A Hot Alternative to Cold Calling

Step away from the phone and go where your target market is, writes Shirley Anthony

Part-Time Entrepreneurs - Here's How To Take the Leap to Full-Time

Finally be your own boss

The Story Behind the Trendy Partnership Between a Local Watch Startup and MINI South Africa

Bamboo Revolution founder, Amy de Castro, shares her 3 biggest lessons learnt from collaborating with big brands

Leadership Lessons From Antarctica

What leaders in traditional business environments can learn from those operating in extreme environments

Take Your Business to the Next Level - These 5 Companies Show You How

From opening an online store to pop-up sales, here are some ways businesses can generate a buzz during a slump

Johannesburg-Based Startup Represents Africa at World Startup Contest in San Francisco

Delvv.io exposed to global startup ecosystem at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale

This New Book Offers Advice For Surviving (and Thriving) as an Entrepreneur in SA

Author, Nokwazi Mzobe, didn't have a 'how-to' when she started her own business, so she wrote her own

The Truth About Being a Female Entrepreneur

The perception is that female founders are in a place of power, this not always the case, writes Jess Mouneimne

5 Powerful Local Ads and Why They Are Loved

How Nando's and other big brands capture the imagination of customers around the world

Digitize Africa 2017 launched

Durban event positioned to be the premier digital gathering on the African continent

Building a Website for Your Business? Here Are 5 Concepts You Must Know

This is what your potential customers want from your website

Gil Oved - The Charismatic Leader

How this entrepreneur went from underdog to leading Africa's largest marketing agency

The One Big Funding Lesson From the 2017 Agripreneur of the Year

Claire Reid on how she overcame the challenges of funding her agribusiness

Airbnb Empowers Township-based Tourism Businesses

9 women entrepreneurs from Langa provided skills to give tourists a richer, more 'local' experience

Meet Africa's Outdoor Gym King

Tim Hogins on his partnership with government to bring fitness to the masses

The £50-Billion-Brexit Lesson On the Dangers of Not Seeing the Full Picture

Looking at all the facts when developing a Marketing Strategy could save your business, writes Shirley Anthony

SA's Entrepreneurship Levels - Some Good News

South Africa ranks second in Africa, and other highlights from the GEDI report

African Education Entrepreneur is WEF Young Global Leader

Rapelang Rabana is the founder of Rekindle Learning

This Cape Town-based Startup is Banking on Africa's Growing Mobile Market

Electrum co-founder Dave Glass on how they are servicing big clients such as Pick 'n Pay and Clicks

India's 'Innovation Evangelist' on Creating Digitally Connected, Empowered Citizens

Arvind Gupta on why the outcome and not the technology should be the focus

Use This Tool to Advertise Where Your Customers Are

Location targeting on Facebook allows you to talk to the people that matter

A look at Old Mutual's initiative to create more black-owned financial brokerages

Two-month incubation programme, Infinitum Initiative, to boost transformation in the financial services sector

These 4 SA startups are raising funds through crowdfunding

And what you need to know to make a success of your campaign

Are managers the new entrepreneurs?

Great managers' economic influence may rival that of entrepreneurs, writes Jenny Boxall

Inspirational advice for building a wildly successful business from the #GEC2017 speakers

10 quotes from great entrepreneurial minds on the launch of the big event

Unpacking the SME market access challenge

Allon Raiz, Zaid Mohidin and others discuss the big disconnect between small businesses and big corporates

The rise of the 'Insta-preneur' in SA

Turning followers into customers

Why I attend entrepreneurial events like #GEC2017 - and why you should too

Use the opportunity to network, find investors and meet international entrepreneurial talent, writes Kealeboga Mokolabate

8 things you need to know about the Famous Brands, Paul licensing deal

French bakery chain to enhance the franchisor's premium-end offering

Why it's never been easier to hire smart

Having access to the right kind of data will be a game changer, writes Kay Vittee

Major expansion on the cards for money transfer startup Mama Money

Six African countries earmarked for this year

The Tholoana Enterprise Programme wants to transform your business

Initiative focuses on youth, women and rural-based enterprises

Margaret Hirsch is passionate about helping to empower female entrepreneurs

Business woman puts the 'teach a man to fish' philosophy to work

How this property company is using VR to sell property

Here’s how Fieldspace Property Group literally puts its clients in the picture

What was your business' 'Oscar Moment'?

A lesson in accepting failure with dignity and grace, writes Shirley Anthony

How Virtual Reality is about to change how you market your products

Fuzzy Logic, MD, Jason Ried on the uptake of the tech in SA

Foreign investors to help fuel Yoco’s expansion

Deal seen as vote of confidence in SA fintech ecosystem

'Buying an already profitable timber manufacturing plant was the best decision I made'

Eastern Cape entrepreneur, Thabo Sikukula, took over a timber manufacturing plant - today the business' turnover has grown in excess of 35%

Could this be the end of internet banking?

Smaller screens are where the action is, writes Angus Brown

Read This Before You Sign Your Franchise Agreement

How the Consumer Protection Act protects you

What #Budget2017 means for your bottom line

This is what 2017/18 has in store for your SME, writes Dov Girnun

Everything you need to know about government’s new platform for small businesses

Website to open up access to new markets for the many small craft and design businesses in South Africa

3 reasons there’s never been a better time to start your own business than now

... and why your excuses are no longer valid, writes Shark Tank SA investor, Marnus Broodryk

SA's late payments culture challenges SMEs

On average businesses spend 10.4 hours a month on debt recovery, this is a hugely inefficient allocation of resources, writes Colin Timmis

The story of a SA tourism app that went global

VoiceMap now offers audio tours in 82 cities in 42 countries

What SME owners need to know about #Budget2017

Top experts on how the budget is likely to affect you

How these two SA startups made it onto the world's best 100 fintech companies list

The highlights and milestones of Zoona and Wealth Migrate's incredible growth

Why Gil Oved believes every business should act like a tech company

... and the 5 tech trends you need to know about if you are to survive

'Forget startups' - why you should consider buying an existing business

Find out if you have what it takes to make a success of this option

Meet the young startup founder that's banking on fintech

Slippy founder, Anneli Krige Nel, is using her youth and inexperience to her advantage

6 ways the way you hire is set to change

Greater automation, data-driven decision-making and other trends that are shaping HR

3 practical apps that will change how you run your business

Run a more efficient business with these apps

Why we are still talking about innovation

Innovation is a tool that entrepreneurs can use to outmanoeuvre their competition and stay relevant, writes Zanele Monnakgotla

Why more SMEs should be using testimonials to get customers - we show you how

How this marketing tool can help you drive sales

What is your Trump card?

What we can learn from Trump’s election victory that we can use to improve our marketing, writes Rick Ed

The secret behind RocoMamas' social media success

And how you too can rock your online game

The business strategy that's helping Coca-Cola, Netflix and Puma dominate their industries

How Business Intelligence is helping businesses make quicker decisions, identify opportunities and gain greater customer insights

High employee turnover – what it really costs your business

76% of millennials plan to leave their current employers before 2020 - what this means for your business

Do you have toxic leadership in your business?

How to spot and fix dysfunctional office politics

What SA can learn from India's fintech industry

How the country is finding innovative solutions to help reduce the vast gap between the rich and poor

Become a recession-proof entrepreneur - this is how

Tough times don't last, tough entrepreneurs do, writes Shirley Anthony

Goal setting 101 for your most successful year yet

How to work faster, better and with greater purpose

How influencer marketing can help you reach more customers

The power of word-of-mouth multiplied

An insider look at SA's fintech landscape

The rise of bitcoin and mobile payments and other major developments that you can't afford to ignore

A startup's short guide to finally using cloud

The 4 ways cloud can help you with your finances, HR, marketing and sales

What we can learn about SA's future entrepreneurs

Today’s learners, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, writes Rick Ed

10 commandments for creating powerful collaborations with those around you

'Know thyself first' and other quotes on finding the right partnership

City of Cape Town throws its weight behind supporting suppliers to access markets

Western Cape to host its 4th Smart Procurement World/ Enterprise and Supplier Development Expo

1 in 7 Africans receive remittances - Here's what this means for the continent

How funds received from the diaspora are put to use, writes Dipolelo Moime

Why SA SMEs can expect better prospects in 2017

The current economic environment is more conducive to growth and opportunity than it was a year ago, says Business Partners' Ben Bierman

Tax advice for 2017 from TaxTim co-founder

7 tips to ensure that your SME is tax compliant

Facebook surveyed SA small business owners - this is what they found out

Insight in entrepreneurs' confidence levels, international trade and how women-run businesses perceive their business and the economy

A digital marketing expert on how to make your business stand out from your competitors

And see how business icon Richard Branson also makes use of these strategies

Create attention!

.... Donald Trump does, writes Shirley Anthony

5 predictions for property sales in 2017

These factors are expected to change the way people buy and sell property in 2017

5 young entrepreneurs share 5 new ways of thinking about leadership

Lynette Ntuli, Vusi Thembekwayo and other next gen leaders on why you should reconsider your approach to leading your business in 2017
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