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8 Steps to choosing a co-founder for your new venture
8 Steps to choosing a co-founder for your new venture

Businesses founded by partners have a better chance of succeeding than new ventures where everything is dependent on one person...

By Jenny Retief 10 Sep 2019

Let's focus on the gender imbalance in tech entrepreneurship
Let's focus on the gender imbalance in tech entrepreneurship

It is an opportune time to review the progress that women have made in the technology industry and to ask what more we could do to encourage higher female participation in the sector...

By Selina Bieber 16 Aug 2019

10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset
10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset

Currently employing half of South Africa's labour force and contributing a third of its GDP, SMMEs seem to be the obvious solution to SA's high youth unemployment rate. The question becomes: how best to develop our youth as entrepreneurs...?

24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

We need a gear shift to support our youth and their future marketplace opportunities
We need a gear shift to support our youth and their future marketplace opportunities

With South Africa's unemployment rate reaching 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, worryingly approaching a 15-year high, it is important for corporate South Africa to assist in creating a pool of skills that will not only address today's workforce requirements, but those of tomorrow...

By Dineo Molefe 11 Jul 2019

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How can we establish a pro-youth and entrepreneurship strategy for South Africa?

Entrepreneurial and small businesses have been touted as the panacea to cure South Africa's high unemployment rate, especially among the youth...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2019

4 tips for starting and staying in business in the current economic climate
4 tips for starting and staying in business in the current economic climate

South Africa's bleak unemployment rate of 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019 highlights the need to develop entrepreneurship and support the rise of SMEs in the country...

5 Jul 2019

Embedding a culture of design thinking
Embedding a culture of design thinking

There is little doubt that technology has fundamentally shifted enterprise goalposts and redrawn the lines that once were the parameters of the business...

4 Jul 2019

The digital nomads are coming and bringing economic benefit with them
The digital nomads are coming and bringing economic benefit with them

Have multiple mobile devices, will travel - and earn a living. Being a digital nomad is fast becoming a way of life and work for many people, allowing them to travel in their own backyards and the world at leisure...

By Andrew Robinson 4 Jul 2019

#YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge winners 2019
#YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge winners 2019

The winners of the fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town's annual youth entrepreneurial challenge were announced at a gala event at the Cape Town Civic Centre on 25 June 2019...

26 Jun 2019

Partnership gives UCT entrepreneurs an online boost
Partnership gives UCT entrepreneurs an online boost

As part of the UCT's Honours-level Programme in Management in Entrepreneurship (PDE) course requirements, students are starting up their own businesses. This year, however, they will have an added hand as 1-grid will provide students with the resources to design a professional website for their new businesses...

25 Jun 2019

Africa Netpreneur Prize deadline nears
Africa Netpreneur Prize deadline nears

The call for entries for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will be closing on 30 June 2019...

20 Jun 2019

Property sector careers that could help reduce youth unemployment
Property sector careers that could help reduce youth unemployment

South Africa is facing a crisis of high and rising youth unemployment that could be addressed if the public and private sector join forces...

19 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: What does it take to be a millennial entrepreneur?
#YouthMonth: What does it take to be a millennial entrepreneur?

When asking millennials about where they see themselves career-wise, many will reveal their dream of owning their own businesses...

14 Jun 2019

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Engen Pitch & Polish entrepreneur competition calls for entries

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Engen Pitch & Polish, a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme are calling on entries...

12 Jun 2019

Calling SMEs: Applications open for CDI Growth Fund
Calling SMEs: Applications open for CDI Growth Fund

A new application round has opened for the R12.8-million CDI Growth Fund to boost SME growth and job creation...

12 Jun 2019

Incubator initiative develops growth potential of local entrepreneurial endeavours
Incubator initiative develops growth potential of local entrepreneurial endeavours

Heineken South Africa has announced that 30 entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the 2019 Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 12 Jun 2019

Culinary education hits the road
Culinary education hits the road

Capsicum Culinary Studio has launched its very own food trucks - the Capsicum Combis - which will be run by the school's students, giving them practical experience and teaching them to become successful entrepreneurs...

10 Jun 2019

Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansion
Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansion

Global economic pressures and tougher market conditions are driving business interest in cross-border business expansion strategies - and Africa is rife with investment opportunity.

7 Jun 2019

Entrepreneurs gather at Indaba in Cape Town
Entrepreneurs gather at Indaba in Cape Town

Business owners and entrepreneurs will gather at the Entrepreneurs Indaba in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 May, to grow their businesses and network with fellow entrepreneurs...

Issued by Event Partners 23 May 2019

Prime time: are you using yours effectively?
Prime time: are you using yours effectively?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business...

By Jane Stevenson 23 May 2019

When times are tough, start a side hustle
When times are tough, start a side hustle

According to the 2019 Global Digital Report, 54% of the South African population are internet users - that's 31 million people all searching for products and services online every day...

23 May 2019

Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart
Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart

Yoco is pioneering a new way to engage with entrepreneurs in its #JustStart campaign...

21 May 2019

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back on
Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back on

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startups, and fintech gurus are all facing the reality that their enterprises need to understand and effectively respond to disruption, uncertainty, and rapid technological advancement if they are to avoid obsolescence...

By Debbie Goodman-Bhyat 21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2019

Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry
Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry

Applications are open for startups interested in participating in a four-month high-impact business accelerator programme, run by the British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy...

15 May 2019

Why entrepreneurs are the key to unlocking SA's growth potential
Why entrepreneurs are the key to unlocking SA's growth potential

With an overall unemployment rate of 27.2% and over half of all eligible youth struggling to find work, there is certainly cause for alarm and a need for sustainable solutions...

Issued by Vega School 15 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categories
2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categories

Following overwhelming responses from entrepreneurs, the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) have been extended to include two more categories, and now represent the entire business landscape in South Africa...

29 Apr 2019

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