MONEY: The right to self-government

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After leaving your nine to five behind and creating your own stable business, you consider taking it up a notch by getting an investor in to promote business growth. Andile Khumalo talks about the pros and cons of self-government in a company.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Outsourcing for small business

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Small business success can often be linked to focussing on delivering the products and services that are core to the business’ sustainability and growth. One way to achieve this is by outsourcing tasks. Here are a few factors to look at when considering outsourcing.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Pricing is key to competitiveness

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Clever product pricing can set your business apart from its competitors. So says Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank. In this post Govender shares his top tips for competitive pricing.

MANAGEMENT: Foster innovation in your business

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When you’re too busy at work and under immense stress, you often overlook creative opportunities around you. Gavin Symanowitz talks about how to promote innovation in your company and get those creative juices flowing.

OPINION: Let’s stop throwing stones in the well

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Anton Ressel took some time to explain how small and medium businesses in South Africa are perceived and how they affect jobs, opportunities and overall growth in the South African economy.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Risking your way out of the nine-to-five

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How does one make real money in the current South African economy? Bruce Whitfield explains.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Thinking like a thief

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Research shows that thieves steal things that they know they will be able to sell quickly and easily. Gareth Osche explains why we should be building businesses with the same mindset.

MANAGEMENT: Grow your small business as if you’re raising a child

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Many would argue that raising a child is a lot like growing a business. We take a look at the development process of both a child and business in a highly competitive environment.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Mentorship opportunity with The Hope Factory

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The Hope Factory presents struggling businesses in Gauteng with the help of professional business mentors. They have assisted many black-owned small businesses in Johannesburg to get the businesses back on track and profitable over the past two years. We take a look.

REAL ENTREPRENEUR: Edward Moshole’s Chem-Fresh

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From humble beginnings in Ga-Kgapane in Limpopo to African millionaire, Edward Moshole is working to turn his Chem-Fresh into a R15bn company by 2018. Here he shares his thoughts on company culture and the value of mentorship programmes.