AFRICA: Greater stability stimulates greater investment

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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

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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

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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

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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.

OPINION: Youth troubles may be solved through entrepreneurship

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Have you ever thought of an effective solution to youth crimes in under privileged areas? Abram Molelemane from Fetola seem to think entrepreneurship is the answer to keeping young people out of trouble. He talks about tips on how to create youth entrepreneurship.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Using invoices to free up cash

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Invoice discounting could offer a quick solution to cash flow troubles for small and medium enterprises, but FNB’s Michael Naidoo warns that this form of financing does have its pitfalls.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Tips to effectively brand your business

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Customers often have interaction with the brand of your business long before they interact with your products or services. Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank offers a few tips on how go effectively go about branding your business.

START-UPS: In discussion with Arthur Attwell

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Arthur Attwell is the brain behind Paperight. Kelly Berold spoke to this impressive entrepreneur and Shuttleworth Foundation fellow about shop and about the future of responsible publishing in Africa.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Awakening your entrepreneurial spirit

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Dr John Demartini from the Demartini Institute took some time to explain what entrepreneurship really consists of and how to activate one’s entrepreneurial spirit in today’s busy market.

START-UPS: Accelerating forward with Kresten Buch

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88mph assists young African entrepreneurs with the resources, skills and whatever is needed to compete on a global scale. Kelly Berold spoke to 88mph founder Kresten Buch about his company’s programme, how to pitch to an investor and the real problems with the start-up ecosystem in SA.