TED TUESDAY: Lessons in business…from prison


In this week’s Ted Tuesday, Jeff Smith talks about what he learned about entrepreneurial potential from his inmates in prison after spending a year inside.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Apply the ‘Four Ps’ to your business

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To ensure the long-term sustainability of your business, consider applying the ‘Four Ps’ of marketing. Finweek explores these roles and looks at some relevant examples.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Courageous leaders face the heat

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Colette Symanowitz talks about how the success of a company can regularly be attributed to the courageous and often tough decisions made by the owner. Today it can be referred to as counter-intuitive decision-making. Read more here.

START-UPS: Connecting with Johann Jenson


SleepOut.com is a short-term accommodation business that has recently tapped into the African market. The service connects travellers looking for places to stay with accommodation hosts throughout Africa. Finweek spoke to Johann Jenson to find out more.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Three myth-defying women

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Businesses owned by women now account for a third of entrepreneurs around the world. In light of women’s month, Finweek explores the myths surrounding female entrepreneurship.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: How your business can prosper


Tough economical times for consumers usually mean very tough times for small businesses. We take a look at the importance of balancing costs and finances in a company during hard times.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Go big or go home – lessons for entrepreneurs

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At what point in your new business should you accept reality and start from the beginning? Finweek unpacks the issues around entrepreneurial turning points and the important lessons they hold for entrepreneurs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Risking your way out of the nine-to-five

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How does one make real money in the current South African economy? Bruce Whitfield explains.

START-UP: Meeting Justin Coetzee

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Justin Coetzee, founder of GoMetro – a mobile information service for Metrorail commuters – is one of a small handful of South African entrepreneurs in the smart city sector. Blair Burmeister talked to him about this exciting new venture.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: SMMEs cashing in on loyalty programmes

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Loyalty programmes are among the most useful solutions to help SMMEs curb the cost of month-to-month variable expenses. We take a look at how SMMEs in South Africa can benefit even more from loyalty programmes.