TREND: Crowdfunding that actually makes sense

Savings

Imagine if a student loan came with a mentor, career advice, professional connections and no interest? That’s the goal behind two US startups who are providing technology platforms for young people who don’t have the cash to launch their own careers. We take a closer look.

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: Boost your business by taking risks

Entrepreneur thinking

Although the ability to take risk is an essential trait in an entrepreneur, many entrepreneurs are more cautious and risk-averse than what is perceived to be. We look at ways in which entrepreneurs can manage their risks.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Communal offices enticing for young entrepreneurs

team

Many people leave their corporate jobs in hopes of starting a business from home. With that sense of freedom comes the isolation of home offices and the lack of a social office environment. We look at co-office work spaces, a collaborative ecosystem without the corporate structure.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Why the youth should carve their own future

Entrepreneur thinking

South Africa’s growing youth unemployment rate remains a very serious issue. We look at how young people in SA should rather start their own businesses to make ends meet and create employment instead of searching for jobs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Five things to teach entrepreneurs

Prof Boris Urban 2

Finweek journalist Lisa Illingworth explains why one of the worst things you can teach an entrepreneur is a business plan. She talked to Professor Boris Urban, who provides us with five things that are more important than a business plan.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Why you should burn your business plan

fresh idea

Catherine Wijnberg talks about the effects of an overworked business plan on companies, especially entrepreneurial entities. We look at the shift of moving your plan from theory to practice.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Creating a new model for financial planning

Barry O'Mahony

Entrepreneur Barry O’Mahony has always viewed financial planning differently than others. We look at an interview with him where he explains how his journey started and how business is changing rapidly.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The cost of credit

Lee Bromfield_FNB_2

Lee Bromfield, CEO of Core Lending at FNB Business address a very common question often presented to FNB by entrepreneurs. We take a look at what exactly credit is and how it will affect your new business.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The new kids are 60

Old entrepreneur

We often focus on promoting entrepreneurship among the youth in South Africa, due to the competitive job market. But perhaps we should take a look at promoting entrepreneurship among older generations, such as retirees. They have lots of past experience and acquired knowledge that could benefit all industries. We take a look.