BizTrends 2017


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#Behindtheselfie with... Lebohang Mokoena

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lebohang Mokoena: 28-year-old entrepreneur selected in a 'Dragon's Den-style interview to spearhead Goodbye Malaria's merchandising and fundraising effort at their new pop-up stores at airports, which launched on 23 November...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2016

The Creative Counsel founders announced as exceptional entrepreneurs

The Creative Counsel (TCC) founders and group co-CEOs, Ran Neu-Ner and Gil Oved, were announced as the winners of the Exceptional category at the EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Awards 2016...

30 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid

In 1998, Colin Thornton started Dial a Nerd in the garage of his parents' home, initially fixing the computers of family and friends...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: 10 lessons startups can teach corporates

Roger Norton believes Big Business can learn a lot from how startups think...

30 Nov 2016

Pouring out the power of partnerships with Cybercellar and Quicket

Gavin Forsyth, chief marketing officer of Cybercellar, shares with us the power of collaborative partnerships...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: what does it take to survive as an entrepreneur?

In the tourism sector, we see hundreds of entrepreneurs stepping out, some make it, some don't. There are some key factors to consider when taking the leap into starting your own business...

By Enver Mally 29 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: A rising star in marketing

At the Standard Bank Tshwane Business Awards, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Lebogang Mokubela, founder of the Lemok Group...

By Beverley Klein 29 Nov 2016

No better sense of achievement than female entrepreneurship success!

Janna Strang, director and founder of PRomote Communication, shares what it means to be a successful female entrepreneur...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Nov 2016

Back to the drawing board on unemployment eradication

Amien Ahmed, director of public affairs at Kantar Public SA, shares some of the top issues relating to this month's countrywide focus on entrepreneurship...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Nov 2016

How can you make sure your business is relevant in five years' time?

You walk into a job interview and the first question you are asked is not about your experience or best attributes but rather: "Why is your best friend your best friend"..?

By Steven Cohen 24 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Lessons from a She Boss

Tammy Lederle, founder and CEO of both Brandnew Creative Agency and Take Charge, shares how she 'baked' her own entrepreneurial passion...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Debra Bouwer, Shari Akal and their budding flower business

Brightening the florist space in Cape Town with a fresh perspective for sourcing flowers from local farms and delivering surprise bunches according to what's in season are Debra Bouwer and Shari Akal of Bouwer Flowers...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Nov 2016

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jess Mouneimne

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Jess Mouneimne: entrepreneur, author and director at Jam Media...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Nov 2016

Offline marketing: Why your business location matters

In addition to advertising yourself offline through various mediums, you also need to consider the actual location of your business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Nov 2016

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International

#OneShow2017: Bruno Bertelli's judging pick of the day

“For the third year they've come up with incredible pieces, each better than the previous one...” That's how Bruno Bertelli, global CCO at Publicis Milan and One Show film juror, describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

3 hours ago

Diversity dialogue with FCB Global CEO Carter Murray

FCB's leaders from across the globe were recently in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, held at the Belmond Mount Nelson at the end of February. Key among these was FCB Global CEO Carter Murray.

By Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago

#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad or uplifted now', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

1 day ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 1 day ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

1 day ago

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