mistakes you can learn from

Mistakes you can learn from

South Africans don’t like making mistakes; we tend to associate mistakes with failure. But valuable mistakes are well-intentioned errors or failures, and are not always born of carelessness. If you are going to make...
take your business online

Future-proof your SME: 6 Steps to take your business online

The Covid-19 virus has put a strain on many businesses of all sizes, and especially SMEs worried about the impact on their customer base are desperately looking for ways to stay afloat in these...
young entrepreneurs

How young entrepreneurs can find inspiration

As President Ramaphosa noted in a recent newsletter to the nation, young entrepreneurs are finding the "silver lining to the dark COVID-19 cloud". Indeed, even at this dark hour for the world economy, opportunities abound...
sustainable business

A sustainable business is a successful business

Sustainability and climate change are two of today's hottest topics. From Adidas selling 11 million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic, to vegan meat sales increasing by 451% in the last four years, there...
the future of business

A glimpse of the future of business

Ideas that begin as lockdown coping strategies can also revolutionise your business. Pierre Bruwer, Netstar MD, shares some of his organisation’s learnings from the pandemic that has given them a glimpse of the future...
resilience

From stress to success

Three entrepreneurs share their insights on how they manage the challenges and setbacks of business ownership and why resilience is the entrepreneur’s secret weapon... Find the positives in your failures In 2008 Morongwa Makakane hit rock bottom....
covid-19 business

Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis

"All South African business leaders have a responsibility to stand together to keep business moving, protect employment and the economy ticking over," says Frank Mullen, CEO of ICT provider Zinia. “How decision-makers adapt to...
business confidence

Boost your confidence

I’m always amazed at just how many business owners struggle with confidence issues. And self-confidence can be a game changer; the difference between mediocrity and success. Think of a business icon you admire, they no doubt exude confidence in their...
productivity

7 Tips to maximise your productivity

Who doesn't want (or need) to be more productive? But, how do you actually do it? Read on for a few tips on how to maximise your productivity: 1. Identify key performance areas Are you working...
networking

Grow through networking

Just how important is networking, and how can one maximize on events like so many others have successfully done? Here’s a nifty definition of networking: Creating a group of acquaintances and associates and keeping it...
leading for growth

Leading for growth

Leading your organisation for growth is an exciting time, but leaders and entrepreneurs too often forget to reinforce the foundation before reaching for the stars.  Organisations choose to...
Three things fast-growing businesses do well

Three things fast-growing businesses do well – dealing with growth-challenges

Growing pains are an actual thing – ask any toddler or teenager. In business, ‘growing pain’ describes the temporary challenges companies face when they enter a phase of rapid growth. They’re a normal part of...
what does bootstrapping mean

Bootstrapping your business

Bootstrapping: A term used to refer to the process of using only existing resources, such as your own personal savings, personal computing equipment, or garage space, to start and grow a company. One of the...
Shanaaz Trethewey, CEO of Rentmaster

Q&A: Shanaaz Trethewey, CEO of Rentmaster

Shanaaz Trethewey knows first-hand how quickly the rental process can go from a peaceful dream of passive income, to a nightmare of debt collection and emotional stress. As a property owner herself, she knows...

The basics (and importance) of a business plan

One of the most important (and often forgotten about) documents that you will need to start a new business is a solid business plan. It is also serves as a guide in any stage...