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‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series...

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

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How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive...

By Tom Jackson 25 Apr 2017

Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is here
Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is here

Applications are open to the Telkom FutureMakers InnoTech programme, seeking Cape Town-based budding entrepreneurs in need of help to get their tech startup ideas off the ground...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Apr 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications
Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now...

24 Apr 2017

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world...

22 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

Alon Lits
Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

By Jaco Maritz 21 Apr 2017

Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential, grow
Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential, grow

According to Abi Williams, Facebook's sales manager for small and medium businesses in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, small businesses are the engine of economic growth in South Africa...

11 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Kobus Engelbrecht, spokesperson for the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year competition, sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners.
Get an outside view on your entrepreneurial business

Entrepreneurs, regardless of their business cycle or success, can benefit from an outsider reviewing their business and its processes says Kobus Engelbrecht, spokesperson for the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year competition...

4 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Marketing yourself as a budding freelance writer

There are thousands of people out there competing for the same work that you want. You have to be good to compete, but you've also got to be visible to compete...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 Mar 2017

Why BEE deals fail and is there a better way?
Why BEE deals fail and is there a better way?

The graveyard of BEE deals is huge and this is sad. Based on an examination of many of these deals over the past 15 years or so, I think the reasons are fairly simple as to why many of them have failed...

By Brian Rainier, Issued by Pula Capital Partners 30 Mar 2017

Westman says, "We are not here just to pay the bills!" #LeadInspireEmpower
#BehindtheSelfie with... Adrienne Westman

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Adrienne Westman, who has decided to move away from her registered Top Alliance company and rather focus on her personal brand...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Mar 2017

Nedbank is working to turn transformation challenges into opportunities for all South Africans
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 27 Mar 2017

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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

Technically not a selfie, here is Heistein in a makeshift boardroom, studying sustainable development in rural Nepal.
#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

Boris Dzhingarov
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
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

Lindie Engelbrecht.
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

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

New BEE ownership needn't be so scary
New BEE ownership needn't be so scary

The marketing and media industry is under immense scrutiny as in the past it has been criticised for having very slow transformation. The new B-BBEE codes are here and many businesses will have to find a black shareholder if they wish to maintain their BEE status and benefits...

Issued by Pula Capital Partners 16 Feb 2017

Freelancer.com identifies top 10 service businesses
Freelancer.com identifies top 10 service businesses

The continuous growth of the gig economy and Freelancer.com's rapidly scaling global community of over 22 million users reflect an ever-increasing demand for freelancers. The site analyses the top ten service businesses...

16 Feb 2017

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