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Boris Dzhingarov
The 33 project collaboration lexicon terms every entrepreneur should know

If projection collaboration is important for your business, you should really become familiar with the corporate lexicon that's commonly used during collaborative projects...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Four ways small businesses can make employees look more professional
Four ways small businesses can make employees look more professional

One of the biggest concerns small business owners have is whether their company will be able to compete with more established brands in terms of the quality and professionalism...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Dec 2017

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa...

By Tom Jackson 11 Dec 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms
#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms

Five years ago, Phillipa Geard set out to prove that moms are still a valuable and highly skilled asset to the working world. Today, she is a successful entrepreneur, founder of RecruitMyMom and NSBC's National Woman in Business Champion for 2017...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by age
#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by age

Kershen Pillay does not believe in luck. "I believe in working hard consistently and always staying focused on sharpening my skill. As an entrepreneur you have to be open to listening, learning and constantly developing yourself..."

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Creatively saving lives through Conceptual Eyes
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creatively saving lives through Conceptual Eyes

Lindy Scott may not quite have reached her 30s yet, but this focused Wits Fine Art graduate and 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year nominee has certainly not let her youth dictate her aspirations and career path...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Nov 2017

John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The seven things you need to make your business idea a reality

What's stopping would-be entrepreneurs from turning their business concepts into profit generators, and what can you do to bring your business idea to the real world?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Entrepreneurs in the corporate world
#EntrepreneurMonth: Entrepreneurs in the corporate world

Entrepreneurship is widely celebrated. Since 2010, National Entrepreneur's Day on 19 November has been presidentially proclaimed in the USA and has now been joined by National Entrepreneurship Month (November), National Entrepreneurship Week and Small Business Saturday.

By Auguste Coetzer 2 Nov 2017

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

Persevering to become Selfmade
Persevering to become Selfmade

After struggling to find his way on the path well-traveled, Ntlahla Nkukwana, a 23-year-old CPUT graduate and author of author of How to take less money and make more with it, took a step off the beaten track to become self-made...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors
#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors

The SA Innovation Summit was an explosion of, well, ideas and innovation. One talk that particularly intrigued me was one by Tmara (Target Market Adoption Risk Assessment)...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella
#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella

The newly launched First Business Wellness Association is an innovative service aimed at making life for SMEs a little easier by offering access to a network of necessary business services they may not otherwise be able to afford...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz
#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz

This Women's Month, the entrepreneurial genius behind Bugz Playpark, Lise Liebenberg, talks to us about early childhood development beyond the classroom, and running your own business...

By Shan Radcliffe 15 Aug 2017

Getting a head start with Shivad Singh
Getting a head start with Shivad Singh

Shivad Singh may only be 22 years old, but this ambitious UCT graduate has probably achieved more in the past two short years than many achieve in a lifetime...

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The five steps to take before writing your business plan

When you have an idea for a business, it's natural to get excited and want to launch as soon as possible. However, it's better to take a step back and calmly consider what lies ahead...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Aug 2017

Employ me!
Employ me!

Whitney Jacobs, a 29-year-old social innovator from Port Elizabeth, is no stranger to the business world. She first founded Fusion at 18...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk
#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk

Thato Mafokoane doesn't just want to run his own bakery. No, Khof & Khuk in Nellmapius, Pretoria, is much more than that...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What experienced entrepreneurs have to say about workplace productivity

There is no one winning formula when it comes to improving workplace productivity. However, experienced managers know what works and what doesn't...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 Jul 2017

How Enterprise and Supplier Development can boost SMMEs
How Enterprise and Supplier Development can boost SMMEs

Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) has been identified by corporates as a key pressure point, primarily because of ESD being recognised as one of three priority elements in the amended B-BBEE scorecard, which came into effect in 2015...

By Ryan Ravens 25 Jul 2017

(c) Dmitriy Shironosov -
#Apex2017: SMMEs, ignore them at your peril

Seven years ago, the Apex Awards launched its bursary programme. Since then it has funded 60 bursaries. This year proceeds have enabled it to increase that number to 72, which is an additional 12 bursaries...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content
#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content

Presto Academy was born from two university students' recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

Hustling from builder to entrepreneur, one brick at a time
Hustling from builder to entrepreneur, one brick at a time

Founding director of Hustlenomics, Nhlanhla Ndlovu tells us how growing up in a small house with a backyard shack was the inspiration and foundation upon which his dreams for bigger and better things were built...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 May 2017

Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success
Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success

Jessica Bonin carved a career out of her passion for tea and sharing the art of tea-drinking with the world...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five leadership tips the young entrepreneurs should know

You need to be a true leader in order to guide an entire company towards success. Entrepreneurs that want to be successful have to cultivate leadership...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 May 2017

Ilse Louw
Are SMMEs reluctant to adopt tech, or simply out of their depth?

A recent article on Bizcommunity.com, “Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential” (11 April 2017) caught my eye. Especially a line in the opening paragraph “... we need to invest in the future of small businesses..."

By Ilse Louw 4 May 2017

Educating through a whole new print medium
Educating through a whole new print medium

In order to encourage young disadvantaged learners to read and gain a better grasp of the language more quickly, this group of UCT Upstarts developed an innovative solution, using cheap and readily available printing systems, to produce relevant stories and news...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Apr 2017

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