Clayton Morar, founder of Clayton Morar Media.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Forget the naysayers, run your own race

Former journalist turned publicist, Clayton Morar founded his agency in 2012. Here, he shares more about the challenges he encountered getting his PR business off the ground and dispenses several tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages
#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages

The Environ Skin Care success story is far from over. The almost 30-year-old homegrown brand has been named the Top Medical Skin Care Company in the 2018 Aesthetic Everything Awards...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2018

Stramrood's update on Duckworth's definition of grit.
Lessons on entrepreneurial grit from an international ice swimmer

Plunge my arm elbow-deep in a cooler of ice cubes for two minutes? Don't mind if I do! Self-proclaimed "former couch potato turned extreme swimmer" Ryan Stramrood explained how he got started and how he sticks to it in the latest HeavyChef masterclass, with important insights for entrepreneurs, or anyone looking to challenge themselves...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Truman & Orange dares to disrupt the drinks business
#EntrepreneurMonth: Truman & Orange dares to disrupt the drinks business

Rowan Leibbrandt, founder of premium drinks company Truman & Orange, travels the world in search of high quality, interesting boutique liquor brands to introduce to the local market...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Could your growing business use a travel management company?
#EntrepreneurMonth: Could your growing business use a travel management company?

As an entrepreneur or business owner, you know better than anyone that every penny counts. Spending money to outsource your travel planning is therefore likely to be at the bottom of your list of priorities...

By Dorine Reinstein 28 Nov 2018

Szabo and Acquisto.
The state of SA's social influencers with Special Effects Media

I spoke to the global and SA CEOs of Special Effects Media about the 'YouTube boom' and how digital content creators take entrepreneurship to a whole new level...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics

Beyond its reputation as a quality cosmetics brand in the professional makeup industry, what gives Make-Up Designory (MUD) Cosmetics the edge is that its roots lie in education...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Nov 2018

Andrew Chananie, head of leverage finance, Investec
#EntrepreneurMonth: It's all about shining in the tough times

World markets are incredibly volatile at the moment, characterised by trade wars, increasing US interest rates, and the rise of populist parties in developed and developing markets alike...

26 Nov 2018

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Is entrepreneurship for everyone?

Lester Philander, an award-winning entrepreneur, shares a few considerations if you're thinking of becoming an entrepreneur...

By Lester Philander 23 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging
#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging

Packaging that lasts as long as it's needed, not longer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Ozone does it all - from email hosting to product distribution
#EntrepreneurMonth: Ozone does it all - from email hosting to product distribution

Ozone Information Technology Distribution is a channel technology company. But what makes the company stand out is the women - it's an IT company populated by women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kickstarting a business with Violet Lupuwana in the driving seat
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kickstarting a business with Violet Lupuwana in the driving seat

Violet Lupuwana is a woman who knows where she's going, and knows just what it's going to take to get there. Lupuwana started Chumile Transport Services in 2012 and has been on the proverbial road to success ever since...

By Shan Radcliffe 22 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying
#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying

Rowan Fine came to the conclusion that he should pursue a career in the consumables market after he ran some numbers while ordering consumables for a restaurant he was working at in Johannesburg...

By Maroefah Smith 22 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups
#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups

SLJI is an NGO that aims to create economic opportunities for emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2018

Telling the right STORY
Telling the right STORY

Communication is a fundamental pillar for the success of any business. Getting it wrong may set you up for failure from the very beginning...

By Jacques du Bruyn 20 Nov 2018

How Daily Maverick is driving community with Maverick Insider
How Daily Maverick is driving community with Maverick Insider

Daily Maverick publisher and CEO Styli Charalambous explains their recent pivot to a reader revenue model, and how you can further support their independent investigative journalism with the added bonus of free Uber trips...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

Bulelani Magwanishe
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating an enabling environment for SMMEs, entrepreneurs

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe says government is on hand to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs and small, medium micro enterprises (SMMEs) to thrive...

19 Nov 2018

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Aspiring to make a mark as a successful entrepreneur? Ask yourself these 5 questions

One of the hottest buzzwords in the business world, "entrepreneurship" is growing more than ever before...

By Smith Willas 16 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment

The graduate unemployment problem is an age-old, catch-22 situation: In order to get a job, you need experience, but the only way to get experience is to get a job...

By Shan Radcliffe 16 Nov 2018

Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship
Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship

Mike Beukes lists a few important things he thinks we need if we want an industry that is appealing to entrepreneurs...

By Mike Beukes 15 Nov 2018

Open News anchors at their launch: news anchors Koketso Sachane and Naledi Moleo, social media anchor Ayanda Dlamini, Inge Isaacs from the weather desk, and sports anchor Adrian Botha.
When chance meetings roll into 'you're hired' meetings

What do Tim Modise, the late Rowena Baird, Stephanie Ruhle, and Oprah have in common? They serve as inspiration for the new news and social media anchors of OpenView's Open News...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2018

Catherine Jenkins, SA country manager for Adglow.
How to run a social performance ad agency in SA

Global social performance agency Adglow's SA country manager, Catherine Jenkins, explains the tools and techniques needed to successfully work with the rest of their collaborative global network, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure
#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure

RentMyRide is empowering locals by giving them the tools for a low-touch small business and creating competition for conventional car rental companies...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Nov 2018

Bogosi Motshegwa, founder of Thinkerneur and co-owner of African Strategy Kollective. ©  from AmaCreativesAfrica.
'Why quitting my job was the best thing that happened to me'

Founder of Thinkerneur, Bogosi Motshegwa has worked for some of the biggest agencies and agency networks in South Africa and is now pursuing his career as an entrepreneur. Here he elaborates on entrepreneurship and the importance of it, especially in SA.

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Nov 2018

The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to South African SMEs
The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to South African SMEs

South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cybercriminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa...

By Heino Gevers 12 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

7 steps to becoming a business networking ninja
7 steps to becoming a business networking ninja

Andrew Wood, CEO of The Unlimited, offers some power networking tips for young entrepreneurs...

By Andrew Wood 12 Nov 2018

2018 South African Small Business Award winners
2018 South African Small Business Award winners

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events, announced South Africa's 2018 small business and entrepreneur champions on Friday...

9 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2018

Award-winning entrepreneur, business and life strategist, leadership expert and international speaker, Sandras Phiri.
Love what you do, believe in it and strive to serve more and more people

Cape Town-based, award-winning entrepreneur, business and life strategist, leadership expert and international speaker Sandras Phiri shares some insights on what is needed to become a successful entrepreneur...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2018

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