BUSINESS: eCommerce opportunities for local entrepreneurs

e-commerce

Technological advancements have changed business leading to many opportunities for local entrepreneurs to take in the eCommerce environment.

BUSINESS: Creating multidimensional client relationships

Customer service

There is a benefit to creating multidimensional client relationships. In order to uphold a strong and positive relationship, you need to be connecting with your clients on multiple levels to stand out from the crowd.

BUSINESS: Reasons to take your small business into the cloud

Cloud

SME adoption of the cloud is sure to explode as bandwidth increases, connectivity costs fall, and a new generation of digital entrepreneurs move into business, according to Ivan Epstein of Softline and Sage AAMEA. He gives five reasons to take your small business into the cloud.

ENTREPRENEUR: 5 lessons from the most famous sling in history

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David was the underdog in his fight against Goliath. What lessons can entrepreneurs learn that will help than against big business?

BUSINESS: Localising like a pro!

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Localising your business or product offering to suit the needs of a market is essential when expanding into foreign countries. The localisation maturity model may help your business go global, by thinking local.

ENTREPRENEUR: Teacher to industrial fastener entrepreneur

entrepreneur

Surendra Padayachee graduated as a teacher but he is now an industrial fastener entrepreneur. His story is shared.

BUSINESS: Leadership lessons in franchising

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The quality of leadership may be a determining factor in the success of a franchise. Morne Cronje, head of FNB Franchise gives advice on the leadership companies have to introduce when franchising.

BUSINESS: SMEs under pressure to use tech more effectively

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SME development in South Africa is of great importance if we are to grow our economy but SMEs have to keep up with technological advancements to give them the edge and increase their revenue opportunities.

ENTREPRENEUR: Avoid making foolish business mistakes

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Entrepreneurs starting out with their ventures make business mistakes that see the untimely termination of their endeavours. Christo Botes, spokesperson of the 2015 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year advises entrepreneurs on avoiding some of these pitfalls.

INSIGHT:Creating new markets instead of new competition

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Why rack your brains for new ways to outsmart competitors when you can create new markets? Finweek contributor Lisa Illingworth speaks to entrepreneurs who dared to differ from the competition by breaking into untapped markets.