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.

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

Finweek 16 October 2014

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

Arthur Attwell

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

Old entrepreneur

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

Innovative Entrepreneurs

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.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Six reasons SMEs fail

Sexual Harassment

While the South African economy relies on small businesses and entrepreneurs to create jobs and create wealth, the vast majority of SMEs fail within two years.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Why succession planning matters

Retirement

Most small enterprises don’t survive more than one generation, but a bit of succession planning can go a long way to keep your business alive long after you’ve passed on.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Digital vs traditional media

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Just like the relationship between television and cinema, digital and traditional media have learned to co-exist. Tess Sulaman from Rocketseed South Africa talks about the immense effects of social media on businesses worldwide and how the change in media platforms are affecting how they interact with clients.