The e-commerce sector in South Africa is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. According to Statista.com, South African e-commerce sales are up a whopping 13% year-on-year. In 2019 alone, online revenue was R48.3-million. If you’re planning on starting an online business in South Africa – or... Read more.
The busiest shopping day of the year is just a few weeks away. You don’t have to be a retail giant to take part on 29 th November, but small and medium businesses need to be equally well prepared. Follow these guidelines to get ready for Black Friday. Know what your shoppers want There’s no denying... Read more.
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.