BUSINESS: JHB to host global entrepreneurship conference

Entrepreneur thinking

The city of Johannesburg has won the bid to host Africa’s first-ever Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017.

ENTREPRENEUR: Why some business plans are rejected


Having a good business plan is important to secure investment. Moxima Gama explores why some plans fail to get the desired outcome.

BUDGET: Entrepreneurship to boost employment


Sanlam spokesperson, Gugu Mjadu comments on the entrepreneurship as part of government’s plan to boost job creation through tax incentives.

BUDGET: SME-friendly budget to boost economy


Government’s budget should contribute towards the formation, sustainability and success of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to reduce the unemployment rate and develop the economy. Nazeem Martin says government should support SMEs by encouraging South Africans to pursue entrepreneurship opportunities.

ENTREPRENEUR: Build legacy through succession planning

Old entrepreneur

In order to keep a business’s legacy alive, entrepreneurs need to make sure they have trained up the right people to keep the core business values alive long after they leave.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 10 ways to run a more productive business


Turning your business into a streamlined, productive entity will not only save you time, but also have an impact on your bottom line. Here we share ten ways to make your small business more productive.

AFRICA: Greater stability stimulates greater investment

Africa 5

According to Ashburton Investments, the pace of improvement in the leading African economies and regional powerhouses is on the increase, making Africa a worthy investment option.

ENTREPRENEURS: 10 ways to start 2015 on the right note

Meeting 6

With a new year around the corner, the December period is the perfect time to get your affairs in order to rock your business in 2015.

CEO WATCH: Investec’s Stephen Koseff

Stemming oor Fedsure en groep se buitelandse sake knou Investec

In the latest edition of Finweek editor Jana Marais chats to Investec CEO Stephen Koseff about the future of the bank, opportunities on the continent and lessons from the 2008 crisis.

ENTREPRENEUR: Basic accounting knowledge leads to sound decisions

Accounting Value Cycle

Not all entrepreneurs are natural bean counters, but a basic understanding of accounting could be the difference between poor decisions made out of desperation and good decisions based on facts.