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

Business Mistakes Every Business Person Should Avoid

by on 17/09/14 at 11:57 am | No comments


Business Mistakes Every Business Person Should Avoid

Managing a business profitably is not a lot different from managing your personal finances. There are more similarities than you think. The key to running a successful business is your ability to manage cash flow. Even the best business ideas can fail if capital and revenue are not carefully monitored. Similarly, if you overspend or [...]

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Outsourcing For Small Business: One Size Does Not Fit All

by on 15/09/14 at 4:00 pm | No comments


Outsourcing For Small Business: One Size Does Not Fit All

An expression often heard in businesses, especially those facing challenges, is that in order to regain financial health, the enterprise will need to re-focus on its ‘core business’. Many SME owners who find themselves having to cope with a dozen different tasks a day, probably relate to this, grin ruefully and wish that they could [...]

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#START 2: Start With Free Resources

by on 15/09/14 at 11:17 am | No comments


#START 2: Start With Free Resources

The process of  STARTing is often held back by the belief that to #START you need what you don’t have (money, building or license). Best ideas are never realized due to waiting for the perfect environment and time that will never come. An observation of successful businesses shows that STARTing with Free Resources is key [...]

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How To Reach The Youth Market In The Digital World

by on 11/09/14 at 4:00 pm | No comments


How To Reach The Youth Market In The Digital World

Young South Africans may account for less than 20% of marketing budgets, but they remain an important market bringing with them the power to dictate trends, parental purchases, fashion and the popular choice of technology. Youth marketing has taken on a whole new meaning in today’s tech-savvy world. Today’s marketers are talking ‘engagement’ not marketing, operating [...]

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Support From Family & Friends Linked To Entrepreneurial Success

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Support From Family & Friends Linked To Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurs are a rare breed of people who do not just discuss good ideas, but put them into action without the fear of confronting several risks that are associated with starting a business. Even with their courage, enthusiasm and determination, entrepreneurs still need some form of support and inspiration from a spouse, family or friends [...]

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Shoe Manufacturer Illustrates The Power Of Enterprise Development

by on 10/09/14 at 3:13 pm | No comments


Shoe Manufacturer Illustrates  The Power Of Enterprise Development

Chic Shoes, a small family owned business, has witnessed growth significant enough to require a move to new, larger premises. Friday, August 22 saw the official opening of their new factory in Cape Town. This monumental shift in infrastructure was spearheaded through an enterprise development partnership with Woolworths, and made possible through funding from the [...]

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Twitter’s Head Of Brand Strategy (Multinational EMEA), Luke Townsin Comes To Heavy Chef Cape Town. Book Now.

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Twitter’s Head Of Brand Strategy (Multinational EMEA), Luke Townsin Comes To Heavy Chef Cape Town. Book Now.

World Wide Creative’s practical learning initiative, Heavy Chef will host Luke Townsin – Twitter’s Head of Brand Strategy (Multinational EMEA), in Cape Town on 18 September 2014. This event will be hosted in partnership with Africa’s leading digital advertising marketplace, Ad Dynamo and is geared towards marketers and digital enthusiasts who would like to learn [...]

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MOBILE: The New World Of Work

by on 09/09/14 at 4:00 pm | No comments


MOBILE: The New World Of Work

The reality of time pressures today, is that we all feel like we spend our days chasing something, whether its sales or deadlines, but it’s the chase that seems to rob us of our time and has become a new age criminal, says Scott Corry Business Unit Manager at Kathea, master distributor of Polycom. While [...]

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A Regulatory Checklist For Small Businesses

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A Regulatory Checklist For Small Businesses

If you’re running a small business, you might feel overwhelmed by the many regulatory bodies and requirements in South Africa. From labour laws and tax regulations to municipal bylaws, health and safety regulations and consumer protection laws, you’ll be spending a great deal of your time simply trying to comply with a range of legislative [...]

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