#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict

In the early years of startups, especially for first-time entrepreneurs, there is a novelty associated with having people work for you for the first time...

By Allon Raiz 14 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdication
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdication

Over the past 20 years, I've has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

By Allon Raiz 6 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to think
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to think

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 1 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindset
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindset

I remember clearly the first day I realised someone hated me - not for my personality (or not that I know of), not for something I had done to them, but simply because I competed with them...

By Allon Raiz 17 Mar 2021

Could the side-gig economy save SA?
Could the side-gig economy save SA?

The side gig economy has become much more than an alternative to formal employment. It now takes on a new layer as a necessary supplement to an existing income...

By Nontokozo Madonsela 19 Feb 2021

Finding the balance when managing a pitch process effectively
Finding the balance when managing a pitch process effectively

Now more than ever, due to the increasingly complex marketing ecosystem, marketers are seeing the use of intermediaries becoming more important in the daily scope of their operations and what they hope to achieve with their potential agencies during a pitch process...

By Johanna McDowell 2 Feb 2021

Anja van Beek
#BizTrends2021: 4 principles to embrace to become an adaptive leader

2020 has shown us so many real qualities about leadership. The one that will be most prominent in 2021 and beyond will be the role of the 'adaptive leader'...

By Anja van Beek 25 Jan 2021

SMEs can use Covid-19 lessons to get back on track
SMEs can use Covid-19 lessons to get back on track

The past year has taught business owners and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs) some significant lessons in agility and resilience, making them better equipped for what they might face in 2021...

By Jeremy Lang 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch
#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch

The franchise industry has proven itself to be resilient, innovative and collaborative, which is why it still survives. But it will need all these qualities, and more, to weather and adapt to what will continue to be a testing time...

By Morne Cronje 8 Jan 2021

How small business owners can end off 2020
How small business owners can end off 2020

Whether you're in an industry that took a knock during the pandemic or one that was busier than ever, 2020 has been a trying year for most small business owners...

By Selina Bieber 21 Dec 2020

Factors that will aid small business recovery over the next year
Factors that will aid small business recovery over the next year

Small and medium enterprises tend to take the hardest knocks in an economic downturn. Nothing illustrates this better than the unravelling impact of Covid-19, which left many SMEs teetering on the edge of collapse...

By Colin Timmis 7 Dec 2020

The case for supporting small businesses in your community
The case for supporting small businesses in your community

By supporting local businesses, we are in turn supporting the local economy and ensuring that significantly more money enters and stays within the community...

By Yael Geffen 4 Dec 2020

Unchartered waters: Our new normal and adjusting to it
Unchartered waters: Our new normal and adjusting to it

None of us expected what 2020 had in store for us, but we all adapted (or didn't) differently. At the same time, the new normal has meant different things for different people and for different organisations...

By Brian Eagar 28 Oct 2020

Boris Dzhingarov
How South African SMEs can rally for a strong 2021

Life has never been easy for small business owners. Even in a 'normal' year, keeping your own company afloat is rife with challenges, but 2020 upped the ante significantly...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Oct 2020

Is it time to change your side hustle into your main job?
Is it time to change your side hustle into your main job?

During the national Covid-19 lockdown, many South Africans took up side hustles to help make up for a drop in their income or to make productive use of their extra time at home...

By Selina Bieber 22 Oct 2020

Technology is key to rebuilding small businesses and restarting the economy
Technology is key to rebuilding small businesses and restarting the economy

As the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, South Africa's small business leaders must now pick themselves up and begin to rebuild...

By Colin Timmis 25 Sep 2020

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