The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

7 tips for providing top-class shopper support in-store
7 tips for providing top-class shopper support in-store

Customer service is one of the biggest drivers of sales and loyalty in retail, yet plenty of merchants continue to underestimate just how powerful it can be...

By Higor Torchia 3 Oct 2018

Pick n Pay's spaza programme unveils third store modernisation in WC
Pick n Pay's spaza programme unveils third store modernisation in WC

Pick n Pay's spaza modernisation programme has helped local entrepreneurs Armien and Yasmina Adams open their Something Nice Market in Blue Downs, Cape Town...

27 Sep 2018

Franchising sector shows resilience despite challenging conditions
Franchising sector shows resilience despite challenging conditions

The Franchise Association of South Africa's latest franchise survey, shows that of all the business formats and across all sectors, franchising, through its unique business format, continues to show growth...

25 Sep 2018

7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales
7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between e-commerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money...

By Higor Torchia 31 Aug 2018

The "end" of the shopkeeper (and other retail trends)
The "end" of the shopkeeper (and other retail trends)

Self-service retail is swooping across the globe; from online shopping to self-checkout, there's a growing trend in retail environments that focuses on driving efficient and seamless processes to enhance service and CX...

By Wynand Smit 29 Aug 2018

A multi-million rand African skincare business built from Marula oil
A multi-million rand African skincare business built from Marula oil

Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, has been awarded Pick n Pay's 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business' exceptional growth performance and job creation...

28 Aug 2018

Entries now open for Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards
Entries now open for Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards

Sapics, the professional body for supply chain management, is once again hosting the annual Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards, and is looking for nominations of individuals, organisations...

24 Aug 2018

The 4 phases of a franchise business relationship
The 4 phases of a franchise business relationship

The relationship between the franchisor and franchisee is often overlooked by people who are starting out in franchising. This is one of the biggest mistakes that one can do...

23 Aug 2018

Removing barriers for female artisans
Removing barriers for female artisans

With unemployment rates at a whopping 27.1% in the second quarter of 2018, it is important for women to be granted opportunities in what is traditionally viewed as male-dominated industries...

10 Aug 2018

CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employees
CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employees

Coca-Cola Beverages SA has created a virtual 'village-like' network for its female employees to connect with each other and have a shared resource of tools...

7 Aug 2018

The selection process - Not just elimination
The selection process - Not just elimination

The selection process into the TDM (tool, die and mould-maker) Apprenticeship Programme has proved a critical step in choosing people who have the relevant qualifications and skill set to fill a vacant position...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 25 Jul 2018

UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector
UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently presented its African Stitch Secondary Co-operative Enactus project at the Enactus South Africa National Competition...

20 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China
African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA
How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA

Executive DNA is not immutable. Requirements shift. Profiles change. Business needs and economic conditions are obvious drivers, but societal factors, technology developments and the spirit of the times play a major role in how executives see themselves, their role and priorities...

By Annelize van Rensburg 4 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

What really counts is money. It is why people are in business and for franchisers, this means guiding their franchisee on the franchise runway to achieving their goals...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: Finding the emotional connection
#IFE2018: Finding the emotional connection

People connect differently and define an emotional connection differently, so while an emotional connection builds consumer trust and sales growth, it is a difficult connection to achieve...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaround
#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaround

K-Way has been lauded as exemplary in its approach to boosting the local clothing manufacturing sector. But 14 years ago, the company was approaching the brink of closure...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2018

Together, We Grow
Together, We Grow

With the imminent separation of Tower from the Pyrotec brands, Pyrotec assures its stakeholders of its steadfast approach to focusing on its strengths and continuing to grow within the markets it serves...

Issued by Pyrotec 26 Jun 2018

Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative
Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative

The Shoprite Group's Retail Readiness programme is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12,000 youths (aged 18-29 years) by the end of June to enter the retail sector or start their own business...

13 Jun 2018

Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator
Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator

Aspiring and existing fashion entrepreneurs wanting to take their business to the next level are encouraged to enter the Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme...

12 Jun 2018

Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme
Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme

Applications are open for the 2019 Stanford Seed Transformation Programme - Southern Africa, with entries closing for this highly competitive programme on 1 July 2018...

8 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018
Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018

Forty-five entrepreneurs have been selected by Heineken South Africa and its partners to participate in the 2018 Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme...

9 May 2018

Jaza Duka benefits local communities by giving them quicker, more reliable access to the products they need most to support their families.
Pilot study to overcome cash constraints for entrepreneurs

Mastercard and Unilever break down barriers to growth for micro entrepreneurs with first-of-its-kind digital lending platform...

9 May 2018

The sixth annual RMDP culminates in over 1,700 upskilled retail managers
The sixth annual RMDP culminates in over 1,700 upskilled retail managers

The sixth annual run of the Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP) - presented in partnership with Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) has come to a roaring success...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 24 Apr 2018

Shoprite Group boosts skill set of fresh food departments
Shoprite Group boosts skill set of fresh food departments

More than 4,000 employees from the Shoprite Group's fresh food departments will be upskilled as a result of the retailer's latest training programme...

11 Apr 2018

Female township entrepreneurs empowered through Gauteng enterprise development programme
Female township entrepreneurs empowered through Gauteng enterprise development programme

A group of women from Soweto, Tembisa and Mamelodi graduated from the Gauteng Township Retail Enterprise Development programme, which aims to empower female entrepreneurs involved within township retail...

3 Apr 2018

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