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Nedbank is working to turn transformation challenges into opportunities for all South Africans

Thulani Sibeko will present a case study at the 2017 Oliver Top Empowerment Conference, taking place in Johannesburg from 29-30 March, unpacking how Nedbank is taking on the important journey of transformation in SA...

Issued by Topco Media 1 day ago

How to adapt your marketing strategy when expanding to new regions

Globalism has both opened new doors and created new challenges for startups all over the world. Digital technology, new trade agreements, the trend towards cultural assimilation and other factors have enabled businesses to reach customers in other countries...

By Ryan Kh 22 Mar 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Pierre Heistein

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Pierre Heistein, former journalist now independent macroeconomic consultant specialising in sub-Saharan Africa…

By Leigh Andrews 22 Mar 2017

How new companies should treat customer service

When you're running a large company or one with a long history of performance, customer service often means preserving a reputation that already exists. With a new business, you'll need to build a reputation from scratch...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Mar 2017

Three ways to action BEE and boost your business performance

This year, the need for radical transformation has been highlighted by government, in order to address the country's vision for an inclusive economy and non-racial, non-sexist society...

Issued by Topco Media 17 Mar 2017

SME summit unpacks business challenges

The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, held in partnership with Credit Guarantee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Sandton last week, exposed the myriad challenges facing South Africa's SMEs...

17 Mar 2017

Setting growth projections from your marketing plan

Setting realistic growth projections is one of the most important and challenging aspects of running a business. One of the issues is that future growth rates will be profoundly impacted by your marketing plan. Unfortunately, too many businesses fail to make realistic projections...

By Ryan Kh 16 Mar 2017

First Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge winners

Johnson & Johnson has announced the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress today, 14 March 2017...

14 Mar 2017

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2017

SA needs SMEs – and SMEs need branding know-how

Despite an optimistic outlook for small and medium enterprises this year, experts have warned that entrepreneurs cannot afford simple mistakes if they are to get ahead in tough local conditions...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Mar 2017

Three profitable ways to use drones in your business

Some years back, the idea of drones wasn't even existent. The world needed large cranes on which to hoist cameras for aerial photography and depended largely on satellite images...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 7 Mar 2017

Africa's first Shared Value Summit to showcase future-proof business strategy: Profit with a purpose

The first Africa Shared Value Summit will raise awareness and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model, which brings about social change while positively impacting profit...

Issued by Shift Social Development 7 Mar 2017

Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme

The Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) Grant Scheme, which sought to identify and empower female creativity across South Africa, has selected 15 finalists...

2 Mar 2017

Gugulethu Cele joins Kaya Bizz on Kaya FM 95.9

Kaya FM has announced that business journalist Gugulethu Cele will be the new host of Kaya Bizz as of 6 March...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 27 Feb 2017

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International

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options.

1 day ago

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

1 day ago

Inside the NYF Radio Program Awards with Rose Anderson

Here, Rose Anderson, VP and executive director of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, discusses how the World's Best Radio Programs competition has transformed over the past few years, the return on investment for entering, and how technology has changed radio and its impact on content...

2 days ago

Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Solutions' ‘Baby Browser' stimulates babies' brains

Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Solutions has launched the ‘Baby Browser', in partnership with Poland's leading parenting website Rodzice.pl. This free Chrome extension widget allows parents to read content online, while simultaneously stimulating their child's brain.

2 days ago

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google's money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement, analysts said on Thursday.

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