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#EcommerceDay2021: Manuel Koser on tapping into the potential of digital
#EcommerceDay2021: Manuel Koser on tapping into the potential of digital

Manuel Koser knows a thing or two about identifying promising digital brands and helping them reach their potential...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2021

How Covid-19 impacted South Africa's venture capital space
How Covid-19 impacted South Africa's venture capital space

A little under a year ago, South Africa confirmed its first Covid-19 case. At the time, there was still hope that the country could isolate and contain the disease, allowing economic activity to continue as normal...

By Philani Sangweni 9 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 7: Lack of financial understanding
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 7: Lack of financial understanding

Over the past 20 years, Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges. He shares some of the most important lessons he has learned...

By Allon Raiz 3 Dec 2020

What entrepreneurs should know before approaching a VC for funding
What entrepreneurs should know before approaching a VC for funding

As any South African venture capitalist will tell you, just keeping up with all the emails from entrepreneurs asking for funding can be a full-time job in and of itself...

By Philani Sangweni 4 Nov 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 3: Insufficient financial runway
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 3: Insufficient financial runway

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

By Allon Raiz 4 Nov 2020

The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa
The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa

A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

Cash flow management advice for SMEs
Cash flow management advice for SMEs

There's no doubt that this is a challenging and uncertain time for South Africa and the rest of the world...

By Colin Timmis 21 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: 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

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

#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

How to feed the funding life-cycle of a small business
How to feed the funding life-cycle of a small business

For most South African small businesses, the difference between shooting the lights out and failing dismally lies in access to the right funding...

By Dov Girnun 28 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

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

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

World Entrepreneurs' Day: Tackling late payments together
World Entrepreneurs' Day: Tackling late payments together

21 August is World Entrepreneurs' Day (WED). Designed to celebrate entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders around the world...

By Colin Timmis 21 Aug 2019

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Dec 2018

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

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