BUSINESS: Best apps and online tools for small businesses


Head of products at MWEB, Rihana Hoosain gives small business owners the low-down on some of the latest and greatest tech solutions to transform their businesses.

ENTREPRENEUR: Don’t underestimate the digital space

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Entrepreneurs should not limit business opportunities by failing to understand the power of digital offerings.

ENTREPRENEUR: Simple ways to improve your SME’s cash flow


As an SME it is important to have a steady cash flow. Here are some tips on how to achieve this.

ENTREPRENEUR: Don’t write the business plan, do it!

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Most funders want a business plan from an entrepreneur before committing to investing. Andile Khumalo thinks this process may need some revision.

ENTREPRENEUR: Top technology hurdles hindering startups

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In order to remain competitive, startups need to invest in technology to give them the edge. Here are some of the things getting in the way.

ENTREPRENEUR: SMEs must take advantage of interest rates


Experts say SMEs are still adjusting to the rise in operating costs due to high fuel and electricity prices and therefore the unchanged interest rate is a blessing they should take advantage of.

BUSINESS: Tip Box- Characteristics of a franchisee

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It takes a particular kind of person to be a franchisee. Morne cronje, head of FNB franchise explains the different characteristics of a franchisee.

ENTREPRENEUR: Millennials forge path to entrepreneurship

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Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are defying the odds of youth unemployment and are taking on entrepreneurship to create jobs.

BUSINESS: How to choose a franchise

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Once you’ve made the decision to invest in a franchise, it’s important to pick the right one. Just because you are buying into an existing business, it does not guarantee success, says Morné Cronje, FNB Head of franchising.

ENTREPRENEUR: Last chance to enter competition

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Entrepreneurs should take their rightful place as pillars of strength in communities and the economy. There’s a chance for them to win prizes, mentorship and media exposure by entering the 2015 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition. Entries close on 16 June 2015.