ENTREPRENEURSHIP: James Caan on the entrepreneurial journey – Pt 2

James Caan, Lisa Lllingworth

Journalist Lisa Illingworth spoke to James Caan of Dragon’s Den fame about his Step Up 2 a Start Up initiative for the 31 July edition of Finweek. In this article she speaks to Caan about his own entrepreneurial journey and who is really responsible for the development of SMMEs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: New reality show to reward entrepreneurs

Ravi Govender

Standard Bank and SABC 3 have partnered to bring you the most prestigious and financially rewarding business reality TV series in South Africa. This show aims to find a business that epitomizes passion, energy and entrepreneurship. We take a look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Start a business for Mandela Day and win

Finance

To celebrate Mandela Day this month, Seed Engine is offering a free 10-week entrepreneurial course to a lucky South African with a great business idea. We look at tips on how to start a business and how to enter the competition.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Inspire South Africa Summit to feature innovators

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The Inspire South Africa Summit in Johannesburg will be held in August this year with Siyabulela Xuza amongst others to talk more about his life story. We take a closer look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Young laureates 2014 announced by Rolex

Old entrepreneur

It has been announced that the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise winners include five young visionaries from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East. We take a closer look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Interest rates reprieve can reduce your business debt

Debt

The South African Reserve Bank’s decision to hold interest rates provides small businesses with a small window to potentially make ground in reducing debt before the next monetary policy meeting. We take a closer look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: When winners are losers

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We look at the US start-up DrawQuest and how they managed to fail in the American market. Are the usual indicators of success identified by investors still relevant? We take a closer look.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: JP Morgan’s two year SME boost success

SME

It has been announced that the SME Catalyst for Growth Programme is still going strong and achieving an overall median annual revenue increase of 27%. We look at what the future looks like for this Small and Medium Enterprises programme.

NEWS: SA’s first mobile comic reader launched

Snake Eye Comix

The comic book is not dead, it’s digital. South Africa’s very first mobile comic reader app recently launched in Johannesburg. Snake Eye Comix is a monthly digital publication of once-off comics and serialised stories. Finweek finds out more.

START-UPS: Being Andy Hadfield

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As part of our Start-ups section in the magazine, we take a look at all the new and unique enterprises we’ve had the privilege of talking to thus far. We spoke to tech entrepreneur Andy Hadfield about the South African start-up ecosystem and why he just bought shares in Mr Price.