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Charnelle Paulse founder of Charnelle Paulse Curve School. Image supplied.
#StartupStory: Charnelle Paulse on starting the world's first curve modelling school

Plus-size model Charnelle Paulse recently launched Charnelle Paulse Curve School - the first-ever curve modelling school in Cape Town (and potentially in the world)...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 hours ago

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while economically uplifting the small-scale farmers and local communities involved in their cultivation and processing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#StartupStory: Find unique spaces online with GetVen
#StartupStory: Find unique spaces online with GetVen

GetVen is a South African online marketplace to find and book space for meetings, events and production, and has announced its arrival

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation
#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation

During her honours year in Biology at UCT, Alexandria Procter effectively built and launched South Africa's first digital solution to student accommodation in South Africa, DigsConnect.

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector
Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector

It's a widely acknowledged truth that if South Africa is to escape the economic morass it finds itself in, it needs to provide as much support to SMEs as possible...

By Greg Chen 13 Sep 2019

Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey
Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey

From Zando in fashion to Faithful to Nature in natural foods, there are a bunch of local affiliate programmes with appealing prospects for budding entrepreneurs. Low start-up costs and an increasingly connected world are as good reasons as any to investigate the potential of affiliate marketing to build a viable income...

By Russell Jarvis 13 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system
#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system

Zomila, a mobile platform, is tackling the massive issue of guiding students in their after school careers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

Why tough times call for technology-led innovation
Why tough times call for technology-led innovation

With so much economic doom and gloom dominating local news headlines, business owners can be forgiven for feeling just a tad discouraged...

By Aaron Thornton 10 Sep 2019

AfricArena scours the continent for the best innovative startups
AfricArena scours the continent for the best innovative startups

AfricArena is a conference that showcases Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Virtual Actuary helps to connect actuaries
#StartupStory: Virtual Actuary helps to connect actuaries

Virtual Actuary is a team of experts offering a comprehensive range of actuarial services, founded on a depth of experience acquired locally and globally...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Zeelo launches in South Africa
#StartupStory: Zeelo launches in South Africa

Zeelo, the shared transportation service, has launched in South Africa - it's first overseas market after the UK...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?
#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?

"Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a 'Blue Monday' simply by scanning employee expressions"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 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

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5 ways to make the most of your 24 hours

Although success looks different to each of us, certain qualities make it easier to navigate whichever path you choose. Time management is one of those skills...

By Sibu Mabena 6 Aug 2019

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Here's what SMEs need to know about using their customer communication channels effectively

There are a few basic things every business can do to ensure that its communication strategy is as effective as possible...

By Greg Chen 2 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Tumi Voster's new production agency
#StartupStory: Tumi Voster's new production agency

Tumi Voster launched a production agency in May this year alongside her second GRL PWR Series...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Unpacking software solutions with Skywalk Innovations
#StartupStory: Unpacking software solutions with Skywalk Innovations

It was a brief encounter between two university students that lead to the start of Skywalk Innovations...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Jul 2019

Lessons learnt opening own business a year ago
Lessons learnt opening own business a year ago

Jeremy Crowder, MD at In House Agency Services shares a few things he has learnt in his first year of business...

By Jeremy Crowder 11 Jul 2019

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.
Is it time to dump mission statements?

Quick: can you recite the mission statement of the organisation you work for? I didn't think so. Don't feel bad; you're in good company...

By Robert Gentle 10 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

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa.
#AfricaLeads: Africa poised for substantial growth

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa, talks to Bizcommunity.Africa about how the African tech ecosystem continues to grow on the continent...

By Louise Marsland 10 Jul 2019

Must be a shape-shifting black unicorn
Must be a shape-shifting black unicorn

"For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to succeed despite racial discrimination, they need to be twice as good, twice as smart, twice as dependable, and twice as talented."

By Rebone Masemola 3 Jul 2019

Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?
Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?

Today, content creation is no longer limited to certain campaigns, it has become so broad to the extent that everything a business does is now part of a content strategy...

By Minnie-lee Tagwirei 1 Jul 2019

#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beauty
#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beauty

For years, Thuli Hlongwane was a versatile and highly experienced IT management professional with an impressive background in the IT industry....

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jun 2019

Brad Stern, founder of boutique agency, Superiate.
#StartupStory: New agency educating the youth while creating brand loyalty

Brad Stern from Superiate, a new boutique marketing agency, talks to us about the unique approach the agency takes when it comes to marketing to the youth, the state of the industry and what the future of youth marketing looks like...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town
#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town

Slipztream, an innovative expense claim app created and self-funded by former professional rugby player, Dylan Des Fountain and his entrepreneur wife, Joy Des Fountain, was recently launched...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jun 2019

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To succeed, don't be an island...

Most claim to be self-made but, how possible is it for one person to have the chops to know all the sectors he's invested in so well and always win? Counsel is king...

By James Maposa 13 Jun 2019

#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president
#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president

Sean Donovan, TBWA\South Africa Group CEO, has been tasked with advancing the agency's position across the Asia region, where he'll take on the role of TBWA\Asia president, effective later this year...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2019

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