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Funding

Business Partners reports R1bn invested in SME growth

Business Partners reported yesterday at a round table held by the company, that it had approved R1 082.6 million in […]

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Tech

‘I identified a gap in the market with a social impact’ – Ashley Uys

Company Profile ​Name of company: Medical Diagnostech (Pty) Ltd, Real World Diagnostics and OculusID Years in existence: 4 Position: Founder and Managing Director Can you […]

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Entrepreneurs

Why Entrepreneurial Spirit Alone can’t Solve South Africa’s Problems

“An entrepreneurial spirit on its own can’t solve all of South Africa’s problems and create all the jobs that are […]

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Business Skills & Planning

10 Tips for Managing your Business through a Crisis

Every business will experience its fair share of ups and downs, which means every business owner will at one point or another […]

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Latest

uAfrica.com, Shopify team up to Boost e-commerce in SA

South African e-commerce technology company uAfrica.com has partnered with the e-commerce platform Shopify  to provide its services to the South African market, […]

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Funding

Creating Entrepreneurs in The Taxi Industry

South Africa’s taxi industry – has a rather unfortunate reputation in South Africa, this is despite the fact that the sector transports […]

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Business Skills & Planning

How to Make Stress Work for Your Business

It’s always been thought that stress is bad for you. As a small business owner managing a business, its finances […]

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Funding

Absa, Massmart deal sees new black player enter milling industry

Lethabo Milling (Pty) Ltd, a 100% black owned business, is receiving considerable support from retail group Massmart and Absa bank. This partnership deal that will […]

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Entrepreneurs Thought Leaders

What the world’s thought leaders wish they’d known at 22

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has been running an exclusive group called Influencers made up of over 500 of the […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Time for small businesses to join the mobile app revolution

From its humble beginnings in 1973, when Motorola produced the first handheld mobile phone, to 2014 where the mobile phone […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Expert advice on how to protect your business online

Every business making use of PCs or mobile devices  is vulnerable to violation of online security. Now more than ever, […]

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Business Skills & Planning

7 Critical Cash Flow Insights for your Business

Every business needs to bring cash into the company as quickly and efficiently as possible. This enables the enterprise to […]

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Tech

Startups bring education to African students’ fingertips

A growing group of entrepreneurs is capitalising on Africa’s lack of access to laptops and computers. These entrepreneurs are banking on the […]

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Entrepreneurs

Ways to save money and time if you want to travel

Money and time are two important aspects that should be considered when planning for a business trip. A question people often […]

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Latest

Environment plays a key role in entrepreneurship – Israel Noko

Our featured entrepreneur of the week Israel Noko shares why every entrepreneur needs to build a network of strong business contacts Company ProfileName of […]

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Tech

New accelerator programme to boost start-up social enterprises

Impact Hub, the Johannesburg based innovation lab and business incubator has launched its Social Impact Accelerator (SIA) programme focusing specifically on start-up […]

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Funding

Foreign Investment in sub-Saharan Africa on the Rise

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise, with the continent’s share of global FDI projects at […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Five trends transforming the branding market

The world of brand activations is ever-evolving as direct consumer engagement and mass personalisation become an absolute necessity for how brands touch […]

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Business Skills & Planning

How video marketing can boost your company’s online brand

With online marketing becoming so popular, it would make sense that small businesses also include video marketing in their internet marketing strategies […]

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Business Skills & Planning Sales & Marketing

How video marketing can boost your company’s online brand

With online marketing becoming so popular, it would make sense that small businesses also include video marketing in their internet marketing strategies […]

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Tech

Mobile technology vendors join 10Gbps 5G broadband trials

Japan’s largest mobile service provider, NTT Docomo will carry experimental trials of emerging 5G mobile communications technologies with six mobile technology vendors […]

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Business Skills & Planning

New business app to help entrepreneurs

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, being in the know is important. From finding the right mentor to getting […]

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Funding Advice

ICT firm gets R400 million funding from Nedbank Capital

ICT investment  firm Convergence Partners has secured a new long-term funding facility worth R400 million from Nedbank Capital, reports BusinessTech. According to Business Tech, the […]

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Business Skills & Planning

5 tips for a better business budget

Budgeting is essential for all businesses big or small, however it is even more critical for small businesses working with […]

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Business Skills & Planning

9 Big Mistakes All Leaders Should Avoid

Plenty has been said about the importance of good leadership and the qualities that make up a good leader, everything […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Twitter ads now available for South Africa’s SMEs

Social network Twitter will from today have its self-service advertising products available to South African small to medium enteprises, allowing them to increase their […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Twitter ads now available for South Africa's SMEs

Social network Twitter will from today have its self-service advertising products available to South African small to medium enteprises, allowing them to increase their […]

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Thought Leaders

Saving the world one budding entrepreneur at a time

“South Africa has so many problems … isn’t it wonderful”, this is how you can tell that Stephen Read is […]

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Tech

African SMEs to compete in Milan for ‘World’s Best Start-Up’

Five African tech SMEs are among the 19 startups that will head off to Milan next week to compete for the title […]

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Entrepreneurs

7 reasons to be optimistic about Africa

When I meet young Africans who have graduated from overseas universities, I’m struck by their excitement for Africa. They have […]

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Entrepreneurs

The Thabethe brothers on mixing family and business

A lot has been said about the importance of funding and education in an entrepreneur establishing a successful enterprise, but an […]

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Reviews Tech Tech Tools Technology

Fingerprint Technology – The Future of E-commerce

The use of biometric fingerprint authentication technology, currently used in Apple’s iPhone 5S and Samsung S5, could be extended beyond […]

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Law & Taxes

What every business owner should know before signing a contract

Running any business means you will have to, at one point or another, enter into agreements and contracts, this can be […]

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Tech

Impact Hub: A home for Joburg’s brightest entrepreneurs

“We are more interested in people who are interested in creating change in society. Everything we do is driven by […]

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Tech

ICT startup bridges South Africa’s internet divide

“It has always been my dream to bridge the digital divide,” says Thabo Malebadi, CEO of internet startup e-Mbizo Solutions; and that is exactly what […]

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Entrepreneurs

‘Capitalise On What You Know’ – Lynette Magasa

Company Profile Name of company: Boniswa Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd Years in existence: 10 years Position: CEO Can you tell us a little bit […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Twitter ‘don’ts’ for your brand

Many businesses fail to realise how poor online management can harm their company’s reputation. If your business uses Twitter, you must be […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Twitter 'don'ts' for your brand

Many businesses fail to realise how poor online management can harm their company’s reputation. If your business uses Twitter, you must be […]

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Entrepreneurs

Meet the man who built the world’s best retirement home

Loved ones diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s deserve to live a happy life of dignity. This is what entrepreneur Jimmy Hanekom believed when […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Time for your Business to Join the E-commerce Revolution

The recent MasterCard Worldwide Online Shopping Survey showed that there has been a significant increase in online shopping among South […]

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Tech

Israeli coffee startup proves bigger is not always better

An Israeli startup launched recently in New York City is quickly proving to be the David to Starbucks‘ Goliath. The newcomer […]

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Tech

A startup with heart

Murray Legg founded SA Cardiosynthetics, a Johannesburg-based startup, to combine his two great interest: business and engineering. The health startup provides heart-valve replacements to […]

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Business Skills & Planning

5 Power Foods For The Busy Entrepreneur

Most busy entrepreneurs unfortunately survive on a diet of caffeine, fried and fast food. Often this means throughout your day, […]

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Business Skills & Planning

5 Questions To ask Before Getting A Business Partner

Finding a suitable business partner is a lot like finding the ideal significant other. For a partnership to work there […]

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Entrepreneurs

‘Women can change capitalism in Africa’

Ladies, we bring an essence to business that men could never explore, not because they don’t care but because they […]

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Financial Management

How to maximise vehicle ownership for your business

With the rising cost of doing business in South Africa, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that run fleets need to […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Corporate governance framework: Does your SME have one?

Many entrepreneurs believe that their company may be too small to introduce a corporate governance framework. Others may argue that […]

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Business Skills & Planning

Why you need to be a 'corporate athlete'

Leading a healthy lifestyle for a busy entrepreneur can sometimes be a challenge. Working for yourself often involves lots of travel, meetings […]

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Financial Management Funding

How smart business owners manage their company finances

Entrepreneurs by nature are often brilliant visionaries that have the drive and resourcefulness to make business ideas a reality. However, […]

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Entrepreneurs

Rudo Maponga – A marketing powerhouse

If you are having a brand crisis or are looking to introduce a new product that you are unsure of, […]

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Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs bust common startup myths

There are many assumptions about what it takes to successfully start a business. Everything from the age you should start, […]

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Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs – Today’s Changemakers

Social entrepreneurs practice a slightly different type of entrepreneurship. These individuals are motivated by more than just money, but the desire […]

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Funding Advice

Why venture capital hasn’t taken off in Africa

Africa is still viewed from the post-colonial lens of poverty, famine, warlords and political unrest. That’s why there are more […]

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Entrepreneurs

‘I Made a Million in My First Year’ – Mahlatse Masimini

“It takes a lot of financial management for one to establish a business, you can have the world’s greatest ideas […]