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Dr Marlini Nair-Moodley, a MANCOSA academic, business advisor and author

Women can learn the ins and outs of becoming entrepreneurs when private higher education institution MANCOSA’s Centre for Women in Leadership hosts a virtual masterclass on Saturday 11 September from 11am.

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The Mindspa Institute has been presenting the course “Business Skills for South African Women” since 2008,

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Starting a business and keeping it going can be a bit tricky, especially when you're doing it by yourself. Dr Antje Hargarter, head of Stadio School of Commerce, shares 3 business tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs. 

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The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world.

Careers Portal had the pleasure of catching up with founder of DigsConnect, Alexandria Procter. She shared her top 5 tips for entrepreneurs who need a little push to get started. 

An entrepreneur can be defined as an individual who wants to start their own business venture. An entrepreneur is not like a business owner, it is someone who is innovative and develops a new product, service or idea.  Becoming an entrepreneur comes with many risks but for many, it is the rewards and fulfillment that comes with being an entrepreneur that is enticing.

An entrepreneur can be defined as an individual who wants to start their own business venture. An entrepreneur is not like a business owner, it is someone who is innovative and develops a new product, service or idea.  Becoming an entrepreneur comes with many risks but for many, it is the rewards and fulfillment that comes with being an entrepreneur that is enticing.

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It is often said that the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are most at risk due to Covid-19, but small businesses are just as vulnerable, with many who are not going to survive a global economic shutdown. Seraj Toefy, Custodian of Entrepreneurship at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) says that according to The Small Business Association, the average cash safety net for small businesses is estimated to last only 27 days. 

A total of 100 000 young entrepreneurs will take their businesses to new heights with funding through the Small Business and Innovation Fund (SBIF).

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