small business survive

Survive Covid-19: Ways for small business to stay afloat

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...
focus

How to stay focused

The entrepreneur's day is filled with distractions. Read on for some advice on how to sharpen your focus and pay attention to what matters... In 1971 Herbert Simon, the Nobel prizewinning political scientist and economist,...

Educo Solutions’ free education classes off to a successful start

The books are out, the lecturers are inspiring and educating, and the students are up-skilling and learning in Educo Solutions’ first phase of free education classes in Soweto. Since their launch in April this year,...
SME support

In this together: Ways SMEs can support each other

If SMEs want to survive, we need to start actually being in this together – and not just saying we are. “The messaging ‘We’re in this together’ is everywhere we look at the moment, from...
Steve jobs

Ten great entrepreneurial lessons from Steve Jobs

Apple was born in a garage in 1976 as a modest entrepreneurial venture started by Steve Jobs. The road that Steve had travelled from those humble beginnings to creating the...
Brand story

What’s your story?

Brand storytelling is no longer a nice to have. It is a need to have, and what will ultimately maximize your business's visibility, profit, and impact. Tell your story with LOVE, treat it as...
Paul Kent, Sureswipe

Q&A: Paul Kent – How we did it

How entrepreneur Paul Kent started a multi-national business, managed its buy-out to an international consortium and successfully rebranded. In 2008, SureSwipe was a a small startup taking on the large banks in the payment industry....
Theo_Baloyi Entrepreneur of the Year® competition

Meet the finalists: Entrepreneur of the Year® Competition

Theo Baloyi is one of the finalists in the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS, in the Emerging Business Category. With a bold vision to build an African-centric footwear brand...

Enabling sustainable entrepreneurship for our youth

As we celebrate this youth month, we are unfortunately also faced with the staggering rate of unemployment which continues to threaten the economic stability of South Africa. It is evident that the current labour...
small business survival

Small business survival is key to South Africa’s economy in the time of COVID-19

At a time when many small businesses in South Africa are already struggling as a result of the recession, the global COVID-19 crisis is a bolt out of the blue. It is an event...
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....
Run a virtual business

Tips to run a virtual business

As a small business owner, you may be tired of paying exorbitant commercial rentals and fighting traffic every day to get to the office. The good news is that today’s technology means you can...
Patricia Nzolantima

How Covid-19 will give rise to purpose-driven businesses

The national lockdown could be the start of an important change in the way South Africans spend. No longer comfortable with frivolous spending, people are looking to support local businesses that are contributing to...
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...

Planning a Year End function in 5 easy steps

Actions speak louder than words, and this wisdom is true for almost every sphere of life. After all, it’s much more meaningful to show someone that you love them, rather than just saying it....