#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship
Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship

The craft gin trend is on the rise with a staggering R700m contributed to the collective R19bn spirits industry in SA in 2015...

17 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle
#EntrepreneurMonth: Hero in a half shell, SolarTurtle

Invented by social entrepreneur James van der Walt, the SolarTurtle recently scooped a win at the Inventors Garage at the 2017 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit, walking away with R10k.

By Sindy Peters 16 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Can your growing business afford to use a travel expert?
Can your growing business afford to use a travel expert?

If you're watching every penny in your business, you'll probably be quite reluctant to outsource anything - including your travel planning...

Issued by Flight Centre 16 Oct 2017

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture
How one green company is changing lives while building furniture

When Tameron Haralambous asked her husband Peter to build a changing table for their nursery, she had no idea it would set them on the path to becoming award-winning furniture designers...

12 Oct 2017

Yolisa Nocanda, Kwanda Mkalipi and Lerato Rabotapi - Fingertips
#EntrepreneurMonth: Student buying power at your Fingertips

The spending power of students is R2,702 per month, while the average South African spends about R2,503, debunking the myth of the perpetually broke student...

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Improving HIV/Aids detection rates

The current method of HIV/ Aids detection has a 50% false positive detection rate...

12 Oct 2017

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What does it take to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?

Part of this process of figuring what it takes to be an entrepreneur is personal reflection, data gathering, analysis, chatting to the pros and learning from it all, writes Stephen Sandmann...

By Stephen Sandmann 10 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Kempe on stage.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Next-generation entrepreneurship tips

Serial entrepreneur Linnéa Kempe shares the importance of multitasking, building the right team and putting your brand out there...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2017

A big boost for African entrepreneurship
A big boost for African entrepreneurship

Empowering an entrepreneurial spirit is undeniably a key driver to contribute towards job creation and to help secure Africa's economic future. 22 On Sloane is the ideal all-in-one space for entrepreneurs, startups and inventors to initiate, create and innovate...

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 9 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company
#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company

Iyeza Health, the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, Sizwe Nzima and Siraaj Adams, started off as a bicycle courier company to ease the burden of medicine collection for their community...

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Oct 2017

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Bringing innovation into mushroom farming

Increased seed hybridisation has been a core element of modernised farming, known as smart farming. Mushroom production has benefited immensely from these streamlined methods...

By Leroy Dzenga 6 Oct 2017

Starting a business? Which startup hat should you wear? Here are eight...
Starting a business? Which startup hat should you wear? Here are eight...

Starting a business? Be prepared to wear different hats and play various roles in the beginning of this beautiful journey, called entrepreneurship...

By Kirsten Kairuz, Issued by The Graft Yard 6 Oct 2017

The rise of Wumdrop
The rise of Wumdrop

The 2017 MTN App of the Year Awards is currently underway, with the gala awards event scheduled to take place on 12 October 2017...

6 Oct 2017

Ochis in action.
#EntrepreneurMonth: The three main mistakes female entrepreneurs make and more

Serial entrepreneur Karina Ochis is a next-generation leader. She shares tips on honing your entrepreneurial skills to build your own empire of successful ventures in the digital era...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward
#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana are the founders of Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Oct 2017

“I’m a mom, a wife and an entrepreneur, I'm a superwoman!”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Carissa Rapolthy

This #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Carissa Rapolthy, director at brand activation company, Urban Striker...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Oct 2017

Shawn Shewchuk
#EntrepreneurMonth: Replace 'work-life balance' with the ideal of harmony

Shawn Shewchuk, founder and publisher of Results Press in the US, shares why entrepreneurs need to rethink the elusive ideal of work-life balance and rather strive for harmony...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone
#EntrepreneurMonth: Want to be a property entrepreneur? Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone

Under the leadership of Durban-based property entrepreneur Grant Gavin, RE/MAX Panache in the North Durban suburbs went from annual property sales of R320m in 2006 to over R1bn in 2017...

By Sindy Peters 3 Oct 2017

Ventureburn 2017 Startup Survey kicks off
Ventureburn 2017 Startup Survey kicks off

Following the success of the 2015 Ventureburn Startup Survey, the second survey of its kind is looking again to uncover the nuts and bolts of the startup sector...

3 Oct 2017

From left to right: Devina Dawkinum, Ronnie Nemukula, Noli Mini, Hezron Louw, Nicole Msibi and Nqobile Nkosi
Improving the entrepreneurship ecosystem in SA: Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

It is within the unfolding entrepreneurial ecosystem of South Africa that the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs programme was established, to contribute to employment creation, and towards the growth of the South African economy...

2 Oct 2017

Saunders on The Five Year Mark.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Be a change agent, help others grow their own businesses

Mike Saunders, founder of Durban-based digital agency DigitLab and entrepreneur of note, shares what it takes to launch a startup agency in particular and how retrenchment helped him hit the road to business success...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Eight business tips for millennial entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: Eight business tips for millennial entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry

With an increase in boutique coffee shops, edgy cafes and creative eateries, the hospitality industry is becoming increasingly competitive for the millennial generation...

2 Oct 2017

Mokoena in the Goodbye Malaria store at OR Tambo airport, which features Shweshwe pyjama pants, hats and bowties as well as handmade teddies, bracelets and more...
#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 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
#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
#EntrepreneurMonth: 10 lessons startups can teach corporates

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

30 Nov 2016

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