South African Entrepreneurs Thinking BIG: Business ideas, success stories, marketing and innovation

Cape Argus To Relaunch In Bigger, More User-Friendly Format Along With The Launch Of Its Mobile News App

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Cape Argus To Relaunch In Bigger, More User-Friendly Format Along With The Launch Of Its Mobile News App

On 1 September 2014, The Cape Argus will relaunch from a compact to a bigger US broadsheet format, with a product that will provide even better quality and value to readers and advertisers. Marking the beginning of another exciting evolution in the newspaper’s 157-year history, the change in format is tailored to meet the needs [...]

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Myth Busting The Cloud For Small Businesses

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Myth Busting The Cloud For Small Businesses

South African SMEs are enthusiastically embracing cloud-based applications such as Dropbox and Google Apps. Though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, says Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa). “The [...]

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Facebook To Host Its First Ever African Hackathon At Loeries 2014

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Facebook To Host Its First Ever African Hackathon At Loeries 2014

As part of Loeries® Creative Week™ Cape Town, Facebook will host its first Creative Shop Hackathon in Africa on Thursday 18 September. A Hackathon is a workshop where teams collaborate to solve real-world business problems, usually while working against a tight deadline. Designed specifically for young creative designers with one to two years of experience, [...]

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Time For SMEs To Get Tough On Payroll Fraud

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Time For SMEs To Get Tough On Payroll Fraud

Payroll is one of the biggest expenses in any small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), yet it is also one of the areas of the business most likely to be neglected when it comes to risk management. As a result, incidences of payroll fraud are growing at an alarming rate among SMEs in South Africa. That’s [...]

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Western Cape Finalist Named SA’s Top Female Entrepreneur In Agri-processing

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Western Cape Finalist Named SA’s Top Female Entrepreneur In Agri-processing

A Western Cape entrepreneur clinched top honours in the agri-processing category at the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ awards to honour women in agriculture. Ilse Ruthford, from Stellenbosch, won R250 000 when she was named as one of South Africa’s best female entrepreneurs in agriculture at a gala dinner on Friday night in [...]

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Innovative New Online Food Ordering Website Set To Shake Up The Food Industry In SA

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Innovative New Online Food Ordering Website Set To Shake Up The Food Industry In SA

Launched in June 2013, online food ordering website, OrderIn has gained significant popularity amongst consumers and corporates alike. This is due to their wide selection of restaurants, which includes every major franchise and a variety of independents, with their restaurant network growing daily. The OrderIn advantage over competitors is simple: a simple and secure online [...]

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“Education Is The Most Important Thing That Humans Can Do For Humans” Rob Stokes

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“Education Is The Most Important Thing That Humans Can Do For Humans” Rob Stokes

Rob Stokes, Founder and CEO of Quirk, Africa’s largest independent marketing agency, grew up in a home that embraced the entrepreneurial spirit. At a young age, Rob learnt that hard work paid off, and that it paved the way to success. “I know now that not being spoiled was definitely one of the best things [...]

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Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

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Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

Gauteng-based roof cleaning company, Roof Rats, has quadrupled its business since it won the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One in 2013. What’s more, the company has grown its headcount from 11 to 44 people in the past year– creating much-needed jobs in the process– and has expanded from a home business [...]

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Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

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Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

On 28 August 2014, Heavy Chef, the practical learning initiative by digital agency World Wide Creative will host online marketing expert Dave Duarte, talking on Dark Social Media. Returning to Heavy Chef, Duarte will uncover the marketing enigma that is Dark Social Media. Covering some uncharted territory on the subject, Dave will explain how the web referrals that come [...]

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