Small Business

Nicholas Xhonxa, co-owner of the 100% black owned SSA Ads which started in Gugulethu and now operates from Bothasig, was named as the ABSA Top Small Business Owner Student with the highest mark overall after completing the sponsored nine-month Development Programme offered by the Small Business Academy.

What you think it takes to succeed may be all wrong. There are many stories out there about the common traits of an entrepreneur.

The journey from employee to employer does not happen over night. Whether you’re climbing the ladder from employee to CEO in the same company through promotions or starting your own business from scratch, this journey requires deliberate entrepreneurial growth and professional development.

Leon Smalberger shares the truth about starting a business and looks at the good, the bad and the ugly.

In business there are two obvious routes to the top: the corporate ladder to the C-suite and the entrepreneurial path to IPO celebrity.

A positive attitude, a solid education, and the wisdom to collaborate widely are some of the characteristics identified by a panel at a recent discussion at Christel House School in Ottery as vital for success in business.

More businesses are seeing the importance of having a well-designed and informative website. Business owners see the benefits of having quality content which is often updated.

A new online portal that instantly compares finance options for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will help address the number one challenge that SMEs in South Africa face – access to finance.

Ever wondered what sets successful entrepreneurial or business people apart from the average workforce? Why are some people proud to be dubbed “Business Man or Woman”?

The educational sector is booming, with a range of innovative new education-related business opportunities emerging to support childhood learning, say participants in the upcoming #BuyaBusiness and Small Business Expo in Johannesburg.

DataProphet’s Daniel Schwartzkopff shares his insights into some local and international barriers to success.

Here are the top 10 things you can’t ignore if you want to start your own beauty therapy business.

Yuppiechef South Africa’s most loved online kitchen and homeware brand, is celebrating its 10th birthday.

The global financial downturn has left entrepreneurs more reliant on their own funding while new sources of entrepreneurial finance such as crowdsourcing are also gaining in popularity according to a new report on entrepreneurial finance from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

Don’t be fooled, it’s not easy to start a small business. Do you have what it takes?

As a start-up, you wouldn’t necessarily take business advice from a five year old, but when that five year old is a successful, trend-creating South African furniture and accessories business; you might just sit up and take notice.

Are you a new business owner or a start-up company? When you run your own business, you have to fulfill various different roles in the beginning.

A disruptive fintech startup is helping small and medium formal and informal businesses in South Africa to better manage their money and grow their businesses.

While government is committed to accelerating the active participation of black people in the economy, it has urged black entrepreneurs to fully partake in the economy.

Often in business we focus on selling our goods or services. We regard ourselves as a sales organization and focus our training and motivation on sales.

The latest data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows the entrepreneurial intention is nose-diving in South Africa contributing to a worsening economic situation.

One word drives many conversations lately. Entrepreneur. It seems that most people either are one or aspire to be one. We live in a society which glorifies the entrepreneur. The stories of youngsters who grow from college dropout to tech millionaire are everywhere.

South African businesses are operating in a trying and difficult economic environment.

Last call for young African entrepreneurs to apply for the prestigious Anzisha Prize - Application deadline extended to the 30th of April 2016.

Well over 400 aspiring tech-preneurs have submitted their original digital ideas that they believe will make Joburg a better city for the 2016 #HackJozi Challenge.

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