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The 4 stages of a small business's digital journey
The 4 stages of a small business's digital journey

Many South African business owners, side-hustlers and freelancers know that it's more urgent than ever to accelerate their digital journey, to help stay active during the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Selina Bieber 21 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisions
#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisions

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory and entrepreneurs need to be making the right decisions...

By Allon Raiz 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown

Sue Green, co-founder of RISE Academy of Entrepreneurship, shares how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the academy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Extend ways in which you provide value
#LockdownAdvice: Extend ways in which you provide value

Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has been sharing his views and insights on weathering the Covid-19 storm and even thriving after it. This week he takes a look at extending ways in which you can provide value...

By Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: WorkInProgress continues to support the startup community
#LockdownLessons: WorkInProgress continues to support the startup community

Charmaine Lambert, manager at WorkInProgress, an Absa innovation lab, believes that the next six months will be a challenging time for the majority of the startup community...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investors
#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investors

Gareth Price and Chris Bruchhausen shares how the coronavirus has had an impact on Investmint, an online platform connecting businesses in need of a loan...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Building an exploded resources list
#LockdownAdvice: Building an exploded resources list

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

By Allon Raiz 17 Apr 2020

An effective media strategy matters for SMEs
An effective media strategy matters for SMEs

It is the integrated strategy that defines what approach and tactics you are going to adopt in running your small business. In the absence of a well-defined and well-developed strategy, your small business is doomed...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Apr 2020

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 9 Apr 2020

#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 8 Apr 2020

#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

#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

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

#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing
#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing

Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club is the brainchild of sisters, Christelle Janse van Rensburg and Stefanie de Wet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2020

Online learning is every entrepreneur's silver bullet
Online learning is every entrepreneur's silver bullet

If you own your own business, staying ahead of the competition by keeping your skills sharp and current goes without saying...

By Jacqueline Raw 12 Feb 2020

Harnessing the business power of WhatsApp
Harnessing the business power of WhatsApp

Today, customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication...

By Shaun van Rooyen 5 Feb 2020

How to win on social media in 2020
How to win on social media in 2020

Most businesses understand the impact that social media can have on their business and are keen to increase engagement, generate leads and increase brand awareness. But, are they winning?...

By Jacqueline Raw 29 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms game
#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms game

There are three main forces that will fundamentally shape the world of PR and business communications in 2020 and beyond...

By Kevin Welman 13 Jan 2020

Should leaders trust their gut?
Should leaders trust their gut?

Let's say you're interviewing a new applicant for a job and you feel something is off. You can't quite put your finger on it, but you're a bit uncomfortable with this person...

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Digital digitisation and transformation
#BizTrends2020: Digital digitisation and transformation

2020 holds digital sway over the business, investment and innovation...

By Chris Ogden 8 Jan 2020

The Danger of SWOT Analysis
The Danger of SWOT Analysis

In the context of our increasingly disrupted, globalising, and multicultural world, leaders greatly appreciate the security and comfort of clear-cut strategic plans for the future...

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 20 Dec 2019

Would you make the cut as a franchisee?
Would you make the cut as a franchisee?

The decision to sell a franchise is as important to the franchisor as it is to the franchisee. Remember, the franchisor will be allowing the franchisee into the fold...

By Alan Hockey 6 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Yococo's Sine Ndlela started serving scoops of love
#EntrepreneurMonth: How Yococo's Sine Ndlela started serving scoops of love

Sine Ndlela is not yet 30 years old, but she's the founder of a thriving South African dairy-free ice-cream brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz

Durban-born Amanda Rabinowitz started her career as a school teacher, but the "entrepreneurial bug" soon bit and she's now the proud owner of a growing experiential events business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery
#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery

Black Betty Jewellery is the latest addition to Sea Point's vibey Regent Road. Kristin Weixelbaumer created the new retail space to be the physical representation of the Black Betty brand personality...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The passion project that is Koffie Met Katryn
#EntrepreneurMonth: The passion project that is Koffie Met Katryn

Koffie Met Katryn is an events initiative that aims to inspire and motivate women of all ages, races and religion, to follow their dreams and aspirations, all in a safe space...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something Different
#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something Different

Kate Shepherd is the founding owner of design businesses; Something Different, Something Desired and Something Designed based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg...

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula
#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula

South African skincare brand Lulu & Marula is catering to the growing demand for natural, ethically-made skincare products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Nov 2019

Addressing data inequality could help solve the unemployment crisis
Addressing data inequality could help solve the unemployment crisis

No one but the most willfully ignorant would argue with the fact that South Africa is in the midst of a major employment crisis...

By Greg Chen 5 Nov 2019

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