The spirit of entrepreneurship has always been strong among South Africans. Everyday people from all walks of life take their unique ideas and turn them into lucrative small businesses. Starting a side business is a great way to make extra money. A strong enough idea can even turn into a successful... Read more.
With more and more consumers shopping online each year, there's plenty of space for e-commerce businesses of all sizes. However, it's more important than ever for e-commerce businesses to know their brand, promote themselves fiercely, outdo their competitors and keep their customers satisfied... Read more.
These inspiring young South Africans have shown that, with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible. Adii Pienaar, WooThemes Capetonian entrepreneur, Adii Pienaar, is the co-founder of one of the world’s leading WordPress theme sites, called WooThemes. Adii got his start in computer... Read more.
A decade ago, everyone was talking about the possibilities of the internet – how it meant that employees could work from anywhere, at any time. The idea of working from a pool-side deck chair was appealing. In practice, though, traditional office work of the "sit all day in your own cubicle"... Read more.
First in our series looking at business success stories from South Africa and elsewhere on the continent, the three young entrepreneurs featured here are a reminder that you don't need a whole lot of capital to start a successful company. Innovation, drive and hard work can take you places – and... Read more.
There's no denying that financially, 2015 has been a tough year for South African businesses . However, if you're in business, now is not the time to lose heart. Instead take stock of your achievements, reinvigorate your motivation, and remember that attitude can have a huge impact on success. Here... Read more.
Statistics show that in South Africa, 70% to 80% of small businesses fail in their first year. One of the most commonly cited reasons for this is the difficulty of getting funding. Times are tough financially and it can be challenging to find the money you need to start up and continue running a... Read more.