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7 creative survival tips for your small business
7 creative survival tips for your small business

Some of the lockdown regulations are easing, but for many business owners, survival remains uncertain. Will you make it through intact?

By Douglas Kruger 27 May 2020

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

#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

#LockdownAdvice: Cross-functional teams
#LockdownAdvice: Cross-functional teams

In my previous article, Embrace your X, I discussed the importance for the leadership of entrepreneurial businesses to make comprehensive contingency plans...

By Allon Raiz 8 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

Keep your business going during and after Covid-19
Keep your business going during and after Covid-19

Businesses across the globe have transitioned to a remote workforce and working from home has become the new norm...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 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

#LockdownAdvice: Creating a small list of big questions
#LockdownAdvice: Creating a small list of big questions

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 22 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your Fashion
#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your Fashion

#LockdownLessons: Eohan Lakey, founder of NOWNOW, a marketplace for local fashion designers and brands, shares his experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 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

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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 7 Apr 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

#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

#SaferInternetDay: Industry-specific approaches to cyber risks
#SaferInternetDay: Industry-specific approaches to cyber risks

Companies of all natures, shapes, and sizes are at risk of cyber threats and crime. No organisation is immune to cyber-attacks...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 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

#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

#BizTrends2020: Tech skills in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Tech skills in 2020

Access to software skills is now critical for any growing company...

By Stephen van der Heijden 3 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

#StartupStory: Taking the stress out of funeral catering
#StartupStory: Taking the stress out of funeral catering

We all know that the loss of a family member or friend isn't always easy. It is also a time to support your loved ones and we know that planning the catering for a funeral can be stressful activity...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 Dec 2019

Do you believe the "failing to plan is planning to fail" myth?
Do you believe the "failing to plan is planning to fail" myth?

You probably heard the advice for entrepreneurs that "failing to plan is planning to fail." That phrase is a misleading myth at best...

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 24 Oct 2019

10 Reasons good teachers make great entrepreneurs
10 Reasons good teachers make great entrepreneurs

Teaching is one of the oldest and most respected professions and yet one of the most undervalued and underpaid. All this is changing, with the gig-economy and 4IR...

By Nokwazi Mzobe 18 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

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