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#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly
#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

By Allon Raiz 1 day ago

How entrepreneurs can stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic
How entrepreneurs can stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic

It is often said that the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are most at risk due to Covid-19, but small businesses are just as vulnerable...

2 days ago

Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre launched
Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre launched

The Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre has been launched by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC)...

23 Mar 2020

Tips to working from home...successfully
Tips to working from home...successfully

Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and its impact on the nation, employees and employers are being asked to "self-quarantine" and implement "social distancing"...

23 Mar 2020

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Big banks reassure SMEs in Covid-19 crisis

While President Cyril Ramaphosa spent the weekend working to shore up the country's already wobbly economy in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, South Africa's major banks have pledged their support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and other clients...

23 Mar 2020

Filling the skills gap with on-the-job training: i-Fundi's Stefan Lauber explains
Filling the skills gap with on-the-job training: i-Fundi's Stefan Lauber explains

Growing talent from within a company makes sense when considering how difficult it can be to find the right people with the right skills...

Issued by i-Fundi 23 Mar 2020

E-commerce is key to business survival
E-commerce is key to business survival

While there is a lot of uncertainty around the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, one thing that is certain is that it will change the way we do business in the long-term...

23 Mar 2020

SMEs must prepare for the impact of Covid-19
SMEs must prepare for the impact of Covid-19

Businesses will bear the brunt of social distancing practices and disrupted supply chains caused by the outbreak of Covid-19...

20 Mar 2020

7 skills for managing remote employees
7 skills for managing remote employees

Following the coronavirus outbreak, South African companies are hurriedly putting social distancing policies in place to keep employees safe...

20 Mar 2020

Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity
Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity

Amidst the panic and fear spread across the globe of the coronavirus pandemic, news outlets across the world have shared stories of hope and encouragement...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Mar 2020

Applications open for Design Innovation Seed Fund
Applications open for Design Innovation Seed Fund

Applications are now open for the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF)...

19 Mar 2020

Covid-19 and your small business
Covid-19 and your small business

We need fast action to make thousands of small businesses throughout South Africa more resilient to coronavirus-related economic disruptions...

19 Mar 2020

Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to success
Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to success

John Lombela, managing director of Cryptovecs Capital, unpacks how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world...

By John Lombela 19 Mar 2020

Key realities of entrepreneurship
Key realities of entrepreneurship

In this article, I focus on the realities of entrepreneurship, the natural business sequence since the dawn of time and we'll also take a look at the four-step process that Steve Jobs used to launch Apple...

Issued by Entrepreneurship School 19 Mar 2020

Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis
Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis

All South African business leaders have a responsibility to stand together to keep business moving, protect employment and the economy ticking over...

19 Mar 2020

Get on Google to survive the tough economic climate
Get on Google to survive the tough economic climate

Tough economic times continue to place pressure on businesses large and small. However, small businesses often don't have the resources to weather economic storms...

19 Mar 2020

How can SMEs mitigate the impact of Covid-19?
How can SMEs mitigate the impact of Covid-19?

As SMEs are vital for keeping the lights on in South Africa, it is time for business owners to take note of the impact that Covid-19 can have on...

By Erin Louw 18 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa
Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

18 Mar 2020

A guide to legal issues and risks surrounding Covid-19
A guide to legal issues and risks surrounding Covid-19

The global outbreak of Covid-19 has caused disruption across the world and very recently South Africa...

18 Mar 2020

The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed
The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed

The Clothing Bank has for the past decade provided more than 3,000 women in South Africa with the opportunity to achieve financial independence through reselling clothes...

17 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure
#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure

SelfSure, a new fintech in South Africa, has come up with a smart way to solve the problem faced by many car owners when they put in a claim after an accident...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus is forcing businesses to go digital, fast
Coronavirus is forcing businesses to go digital, fast

The global onset of the Covid-19 virus will have a drastic impact on the way organisations interact with their staff, businesses, suppliers and customers...

16 Mar 2020

A mistake leaders make in preparing for the coronavirus pandemic
A mistake leaders make in preparing for the coronavirus pandemic

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Covid-19 coronavirus will definitely develop into a widespread pandemic...

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 16 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: Relook at remote working for your workforce
#Coronavirus: Relook at remote working for your workforce

With the coronavirus pandemic declared a national disaster in South Africa, businesses need to consider how they are going to maintain normal operations...

16 Mar 2020

Sven Wolf, founder of full-service marketing agency, Black Wolf Agency.
#StartupStory: Black Wolf Agency

Black Wolf Media has just completed their third year in business and founder, Sven Wolf tells us more about how they plan to expand their business and service offerings...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Mar 2020

The Target Group Index (TGI) data set - Empowering students and business leaders of tomorrow alongside the University of Pretoria
The Target Group Index (TGI) data set - Empowering students and business leaders of tomorrow alongside the University of Pretoria

Ask Afrika is rolling out the Target Group Index initiative to more tertiary institutions. In partnership with the University of Pretoria's Department of Marketing Management and Enterprises University of Pretoria, a new course on 'Utilising the Target Group Index for Practical Market(ing) Insights' is available...

Issued by Ask Afrika 16 Mar 2020

How to kickstart a sustainability business strategy
How to kickstart a sustainability business strategy

Having a well-planned and robust sustainability strategy has become increasingly important for businesses in recent years...

13 Mar 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 2: Is there really a market?
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 2: Is there really a market?

In this series of articles, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, shares 20 of some of the most important lessons he has learned using a sequence that mirrors the typical stages of any entrepreneurial journey...

By Allon Raiz 13 Mar 2020

3 mistakes startups make
3 mistakes startups make

Building a company from an idea or concept is no easy feat. The failure rate of startups is high...

12 Mar 2020

Tips for secure remote working during the coronavirus outbreak
Tips for secure remote working during the coronavirus outbreak

There are several confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Africa and it's been reported that a school has closed down, meaning that many parents will be required to work from home...

12 Mar 2020

GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy taking township entrepreneurs to the next level
GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy taking township entrepreneurs to the next level

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) has pledged its continued support to capacitating township entrepreneurs...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 11 Mar 2020

Why Africa needs more successful content businesses
Why Africa needs more successful content businesses

In a digital economy, content is key to attract attention, educate, entertain and market. That's why Africa needs more successful content businesses...

By Roy Morrison 11 Mar 2020

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