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How to stay connected with your customers during a pandemic
How to stay connected with your customers during a pandemic

This is an uncertain time for South African business owners, but it may offer an opportunity to focus on the factors that are within your control...

By Selina Bieber 1 hour ago

#LockdownAdvice: Scenario planning as a vital tool
#LockdownAdvice: Scenario planning as a vital tool

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

By Allon Raiz 1 day ago

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Channelling customer expectations through WhatsApp

It has become increasingly important for organisations to make connections with their customers. WhatsApp provides the ability to infuse brand personality into B2C communication, enabling businesses to engage with their customers on a more personal level...

By Matt Grobler 1 day ago

#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix
#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now...

By Allon Raiz 3 Apr 2020

#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 31 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's finances
Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's finances

With South African businesses facing an unprecedented crisis, many are worried about whether they will be able to afford to pay their employees...

By Yolandi Esterhuizen 26 Mar 2020

Review of excessive debt financing rules
Review of excessive debt financing rules

Tax is an important factor when a business decides whether to use debt or equity financing...

By Graeme Palmer 25 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

#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

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

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

#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

#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code
#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code

Youth unemployment continues to be a massive issue in South Africa. According to StatsSA, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa rose significantly to 58.2% in the third quarter of 2019 from 56.4% in the previous period, reaching its highest level since the first quarter of 2008.

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Mar 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 1: Am I really an entrepreneur?
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 1: Am I really an entrepreneur?

Over the past 20 years, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

By Allon Raiz 10 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time
#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time

Backyard shacks are part of the daily lives of many townships in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

Optimism is a strategy
Optimism is a strategy

On first blush, there is ample reason to be miserable. The economic data recently released has once again confirmed that South Africa is in a recession...

By Howard Feldman 9 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities
#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities

Lien Potgieter, a colour intuitive, inspirational coach, and founder of Lien Potgieter Creative Consultancy, believes that colour allows people to explore new personal options and business opportunities.

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The state of the crypto-economy in Africa
#BlockchainAfrica: The state of the crypto-economy in Africa

While many parts of the developed world are fixated on speculative activity in the crypto-economy, people in Africa are teaching us about the true use cases of bitcoin...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills
#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills

The digital age is now. The skills gap in South Africa is very evident, more specifically digital skills amongst women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 2020

A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning
A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning

Burt Gunning is the guy to take your cue from when it comes to running a successful franchise business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Mar 2020

Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen
Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD
#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD

There's a new app called RYDD that has been designed to provide a responsible, sober driver to chauffeur both its users and their cars home safely...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

MyBiznezz Pitch empowers entrepreneurs in rural areas
MyBiznezz Pitch empowers entrepreneurs in rural areas

MyBiznezz Pitch is an initiative founded by Karabo Sekgale and Lerato Mathye and aims at encouraging entrepreneurship in the rural areas in Bolobedu, Limpopo...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub
Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub

Tinashe Ruzane has always been fascinated by products that scale massively to support underserved customers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor
#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor

Dene Botha, a self-taught entrepreneur has been recognised as one of Avance Media's 100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

How to remain successful despite load shedding
How to remain successful despite load shedding

Load shedding has been a literal on and off game for South Africans...

By Devan Moonsamy 24 Feb 2020

Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen
Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen

Liesl Katzen struggled to find haircare products that adequately cared for her natural curly hair, so she decided to make her own...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Feb 2020

Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers
Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers

Rewind back to the late '90s when all of mankind anxiously anticipated the "Y2K bug"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Feb 2020

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