BUSINESS: SMEs seek mutual relationship with government

Businessman running to success

Government could play a bigger role to improve the success of SMEs. Working closely along SMEs, government can have a better understanding of the direct implications of policies on business owners.

ENTREPRENEUR: Raising entrepreneurial kids

Child 2

Parents should be exposing their children to the world of entrepreneurship. Fostering entrepreneurial values early on can help solve national problems linked to youth unemployment.

ENTREPRENEUR: Don’t write the business plan, do it!

Andile-Khumalo[6] etch copy

Most funders want a business plan from an entrepreneur before committing to investing. Andile Khumalo thinks this process may need some revision.

INSIGHT: How Collateralised Trade Finance can help

Michael Naidoo

Collateralised Trade Finance is pivotal for South’s Africa’s economic growth prospects, by offering solutions to counter possible financial constraints.

ENTREPRENEUR: Millennials forge path to entrepreneurship

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Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are defying the odds of youth unemployment and are taking on entrepreneurship to create jobs.

ENTREPRENEUR: Last chance to enter competition

Entrepreneur thinking

Entrepreneurs should take their rightful place as pillars of strength in communities and the economy. There’s a chance for them to win prizes, mentorship and media exposure by entering the 2015 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition. Entries close on 16 June 2015.

INSIGHT: Local franchise sector to continue boom in 2015


The flourishing franchise sector is set to continue making a major contribution to the economy in 2015. The franchise sector is critical for economic growth and job creation.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 21 years of growth in SA

Entrepreneur thinking

Since the first democratic election in 1994, South Africa has witnessed the rise of small businesses and entrepreneurial growth in the past 21 years.

BUSINESS: Franchise sector growing entrepreneurial base

Entrepreneur thinking

Growth in the franchise industry makes it an attractive entrepreneurial investment.

ENTREPRENEUR: Franchise sector to grow entrepreneurship


The franchise sector has a lower failure rate than start-up business. In this article, Gerrie van Biljon explains how franchising can grow entrepreneurship in South Africa.