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

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

Allon Raiz 1 Apr 2021

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

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...

Allon Raiz 1 Apr 2021

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

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...

Allon Raiz 17 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakesArticle

There are many reasons a hire could be inappropriate for your organisation. The two main reasons, though, are bad performance and lack of alignment...

Allon Raiz 11 Mar 2021

Show your business some love this year
Show your business some love this yearArticle

Let's remember that a successful relationship is built on commitment and that challenges are inevitable - and the same is true for entrepreneurs when they enter a relationship with their businesses...

Jason Mellow 19 Feb 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises right
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises rightArticle

One of the first paradoxes a startup entrepreneur faces is choosing the size of their first rented - or purchased - business premises along with the duration of the lease...

Allon Raiz 18 Feb 2021

Marketing dos and don'ts for the business owner
Marketing dos and don'ts for the business ownerArticle

Successful marketing is just as much about following the right processes as it is about creative (and effective) outputs. You can't expect magic to happen without applying some method...

15 Feb 2021

SME South Africa launches free guides to help SMEs navigate the challenges of Covid-19
SME South Africa launches free guides to help SMEs navigate the challenges of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has already significantly impacted local businesses and will have a notable and potentially lasting impact on our economy...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 11 Feb 2021

Key steps to bring your business idea to life
Key steps to bring your business idea to lifeArticle

In the face of a shrinking job market, there has never been a more urgent need for entrepreneurship than now. A new year is upon us, and as we grapple with the ongoing effects of Covid-19 on our lives and livelihoods many people are looking at fresh new ways to earn a living...

26 Jan 2021

8 savvy ways to cut costs in a small business
8 savvy ways to cut costs in a small businessArticle

At a time when many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, cutting costs can boost their chances of keeping their doors open. Here are ways to cut costs, and increase the chance of success...

25 Jan 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 8: Lack of financial discipline
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 8: Lack of financial disciplineArticle

One of the most commonly requested documents throughout your entrepreneurial journey will no doubt be your financials...

Allon Raiz 21 Jan 2021

5 tips for business continuity in 2021
5 tips for business continuity in 2021Article

By the time you read this, South Africa would have been in a state of lockdown for more than 300 days, and there is no end in sight; here or globally...

Stefano Migliore 21 Jan 2021

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

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...

Jeremy Lang 21 Jan 2021

Why SMMEs need to think small
Why SMMEs need to think smallArticle

They say you need to walk before you learn to run. Many new business owners are more likely to deliver this sage advice to their petulant child than use it themselves...

12 Jan 2021

How SMEs can be leaner and more profitable in 2021
How SMEs can be leaner and more profitable in 2021Article

As 2021 gets into full swing, business owners are doing whatever they can to make this year's profit line tracks upwards...

Anton Oosthuizen 11 Jan 2021

Survival tips from one SMME to another
Survival tips from one SMME to anotherArticle

Without a doubt, small businesses have been the most acutely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some insights from one SMME to others on its survival strategy...

Khathutshelo Mufamadi 10 Dec 2020

Philani Sangweni
5 factors to look out for before investing in a VCArticle

Many entrepreneurs rely on investments from venture capitalists (VCs) to fund their growth. These are usually firms that rely on outside investors for the money they put into startups...

Philani Sangweni 8 Dec 2020

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

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...

Colin Timmis 4 Dec 2020

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

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...

Allon Raiz 1 Dec 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 6: Overcoming the first abuse from a customer
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 6: Overcoming the first abuse from a customerArticle

In the startup years, the adage "the customer is king" remains fresh and deliberate in your mind. You have probably convinced your customers (and yourself) that by using your company they will receive much better service than from the "big guys."...

Allon Raiz 1 Dec 2020

13 survival tips for SMEs
13 survival tips for SMEsArticle

Rael Levitt shares 13 tips for helping keep those company doors open...

24 Nov 2020

Colin Timmis, general country manager, Xero
Exploring the evolution of the accountantArticle

For a long time, accountants were considered bean-counters, which is essential, but they've become much more than just number-crunchers...

Colin Timmis, 13 Nov 2020

3 lessons for budding business owners
3 lessons for budding business ownersArticle

With the right type of support, the Covid-19 pandemic may be a catalyst for entrepreneurship when we need it the most...

11 Nov 2020

It's time to position your business for 2021
It's time to position your business for 2021Article

As we near the end of what has been a challenging year, now is an ideal time to plan and position your business for 2021...

Jason Mellow 10 Nov 2020

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Registration open for TETA's annual Women Empowerment SummitArticle

The Transport Education Training Authority will host its annual TETA Women Empowerment Summit via three virtual events to be held on 21, 23 and 26 October respectively...

13 Oct 2020

How to enhance resilience
How to enhance resilienceArticle

2020 has seen more people speaking of "resilience" than ever before...

21 Sep 2020

Business advice from serial entrepreneur, Catherine Wijnberg
Business advice from serial entrepreneur, Catherine WijnbergArticle

Many businesses are reverting to pre-lockdown levels of activity, while others still are seeking new entrepreneurial avenues to supplement existing incomes or replace those lost due to the coronavirus crisis...

18 Sep 2020

Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru
How the social impact of remittances is aiding wellbeing in developing countriesArticle

As developing nations reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus and national lockdowns, communities and households are seeing their collective resilience and wellbeing put to a rigorous test...

Andy Jury 18 Sep 2020

Training the accountants of tomorrow, today
Training the accountants of tomorrow, todayArticle

South Africa's small businesses face an unprecedented range of challenges, and unfortunately due to the Covid-19 crisis, three out of four SMMEs are not expected to survive, according to new Heavy Chef research...

Colin Timmis, 24 Jul 2020

Business Networking SA launched to help businesses
Business Networking SA launched to help businessesArticle

A virtual business networking community has been launched to offer local businesses hard hit by Covid-19 a much-needed resource to help keep trading.

24 Jul 2020

Vision, positivity and grit can drive you (and your small business)
Vision, positivity and grit can drive you (and your small business)Article

It's not easy to build a business. In fact, most small and medium business owners have stories of challenges, failures, turning points, and other significant events that contributed to their success...

Viresh Harduth 8 Jul 2020

Make your business stand out during lockdown
Make your business stand out during lockdownArticle

There are still several weeks to go until we could possibly move to level 2. Until then, businesses need to stand out in order to survive. But how?

Vince De Castro 25 Jun 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Make time to think
#LockdownAdvice: Make time to thinkArticle

In her authoritative book, Time to Think, author Nancy Kline talks about the importance of creating time to think...

Allon Raiz 29 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Businesses can learn from meerkats
#LockdownLessons: Businesses can learn from meerkatsArticle

The concept of lockdown is not new to the meerkat species. As a consequence, meerkats have become highly skilled and successful at dealing with lockdowns underground and navigating their uncharted "business world".

Estienne de Beer 27 May 2020

Tips to navigate these uncertain times
Tips to navigate these uncertain timesArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to expand from a health crisis to an economic one, startups and other small businesses have already felt the pinch...

Manickavel Muthusamy 25 May 2020

IBASA rolls out support programme for small businesses
IBASA rolls out support programme for small businessesArticle

The role of the business advisor has never been more important to ensure the survival and growth of small businesses, in these unprecedented times...

18 May 2020

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

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

Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

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

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...

Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

#INTHEKNOW: Africa Travel Week launches virtual events for the tourism industry
#INTHEKNOW: Africa Travel Week launches virtual events for the tourism industryArticle

"The bite-sized brainstorming events are part of this new platform and aim to bring together the greatest minds in travel and tourism to come up with innovative solutions to some of the most difficult challenges we've ever faced."

11 May 2020

A survival kit to business agility
A survival kit to business agilityArticle

Covid-19 has provided an opportunity for society, business and government to embrace uncertainty. This global crisis will force us to solve highly complex problems in new and creative ways...

Biase De Gregorio 29 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Embrace your X
#LockdownAdvice: Embrace your XArticle

Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has been sharing his views and insights on weathering the Covid-19 pandemic and even thriving after it...

Allon Raiz 21 Apr 2020

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

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...

Allon Raiz 21 Apr 2020

Restart your business engine
Restart your business engineArticle

Right now, most owners of small and medium-sized businesses have been out of business for several weeks...

Stephan du Plessis 20 Apr 2020

The future of business beyond the lockdown
The future of business beyond the lockdownArticle

As the global toll on human life grows, so too does the toll on livelihoods and businesses everywhere...

Adam Craker 20 Apr 2020

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

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...

Allon Raiz 17 Apr 2020

How to boost your business while working from home
How to boost your business while working from homeArticle

Times may seem bleak for small business owners, but this will be a real test of how malleable you are to change, and the most agile will survive...

15 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Scenario planning as a vital tool
#LockdownAdvice: Scenario planning as a vital toolArticle

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

Allon Raiz 8 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix
#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrixArticle

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...

Allon Raiz 3 Apr 2020

5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisis
5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisisArticle

It's safe to say that many businesses are beginning to feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly
#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quicklyArticle

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

Allon Raiz 31 Mar 2020

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