ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Is your start-up making these marketing mistakes?

Donna Rachelson 2

You may find that start-up entrepreneurs don’t always know how to approach marketing effectively. Donna Racheslon gives a few tips on how to avoid certain mistakes in order to enjoy long-term business growth.

NEWS: Tourism as part of community development

proudly-south-african

As part of the Tourism and Community development theme on World Tourism Day (27 September 2014), much attention is being shifted towards local community development and the ability of tourism to empower individuals within these communities. Finweek investigates.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Entrepreneurs can win

Petra Rees2

With the high unemployment rate in South Africa, it can be wise to consider starting your own business. Finweek considers a few factors any entrepreneur should think about when starting a new company.

MANAGEMENT: Skills required to grow a business

Ravi Govender

SA entrepreneurs are often faced with the challenge of retaining skilled and experienced people in their businesses. Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender looks at ways in which to attract and keep skills within a company to ensure long-term growth.

NEWS: Mercantile Bank opens centre for entrepreneurs

announcement 2

Mercantile Bank has opened a new business centre to improve the ease of banking for entrepreneurs – a first for the South African banking sector. Finweek takes a look at how the new centre will cater exclusively to business owners.

FRANCHISE: Successful franchising

90205228

The fact that franchising is based on an existing system does not guarantee its success. Like any other job, owning a franchise requires interest and passion. Finweek takes a look at what it takes to manage a successful franchise.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Rely on family and friends for support

Ravi Govender

When starting a new business, entrepreneurs often face several risks and obstacles. Support from family and friends are therefor crucial in order to achieve success. Follow this approach when taking on the responsibility.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Three myth-defying women

Money 2

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.

ECONOMY: SA is for the daring and the brave

codes

Glacier by Sanlam and TIME held the fifth of their successful thought-leadership forums, (The Insiders), at the Hilton Hotel in Durban. The panel discussed key issues surrounding the state of the nation as well as other relevant economic and political issues.

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.