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GG van Rooyen

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GG van Rooyen is the deputy editor for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa. Follow him on Twitter.
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These Great Brands Give Top-Notch Advice On How To Stand The Test Of Time

You don’t survive for decades without being smart and strategic in your business thinking. These great brands have flourished not only by being clever and adjusting to a changing business environment, but also by staying true to what made them special in the first place.
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Car Service City Driving Growth And Bucking The Trends

Car Service City has proven itself to be a robust and resilient operation, having not only survived but thrived in a tough economic climate. With the economy once again on shaky ground, Entrepreneur spoke to company founder Grant Brady to find out exactly what makes the brand such a solid investment.
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The Shark Tank Investors On What Makes A Start-Up Investable

It’s a well-known fact that only a very small percentage of start-ups receive early-stage funding. So what sets this minority apart? What makes them investable? We chat to the Sharks to find out what makes them want to give an entrepreneur their cash.
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Market Leading Businesses Like Kodak And The Typewriter Died Because Of This 1 (Crucial)...

What do Kodak, Nokia and Smith Corona have in common? They are all large, market leading businesses that weren’t able or willing to adapt to a changing market — and died as a result.

How To Make Millions Self-Publishing Your Own Books

Gone are the days when writers were subject to the whims and spurious instincts of publishers and literary agents. Today, you can publish yourself and turn your book into a business.
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Teboho Mafodi Believes You Should Never Stop Learning – Even If It’s Self-Taught

Teboho Mafodi started out with few learning opportunities. In fact, many of his early skills were self-taught. But that has only made him appreciate the value of education.
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How BrightRock Is Rocking The (Industry) Boat In Only 5 Years Since Launch

In a mere five years, BrightRock has managed to carve out a strong position for itself in the fiercely competitive insurance industry. How has the company so successfully taken on powerful and entrenched competitors?
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How Jacqui van der Riet Keeps A Finger On The Pulse Of A R200...

Jacqui van der Riet believes in not letting go. As UDM International has grown, she has endeavoured to stay as involved with employees as ever. For her, it’s not about micromanaging, but staying involved and engaged.
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How Google Measure Company Success

Setting goals within a company is easy. Communicating these goals effectively and measuring the extent to which they have been attained is not nearly as easy, though. That’s why Google uses Objectives and Key Results.
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Yellowwood Future Architects Are Helping Their Clients Understand The New Future

The world is changing. And young, digitally-savvy consumers are becoming an increasingly large and powerful segment. So how should your business adapt to the changing face of the consumer landscape?
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How Giraffe Played The VC Game (And Won Funding)

Local start-up Giraffe has accomplished what many entrepreneurs would consider impossible: Not only did it win the Seedstars World’s Best Global Startup Award, it has also secured funding from Silicon Valley VC firm Omidyar Network. Here’s how the founders have managed it.
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10 Business Ideas Ready To Launch!

Where do you find a good business idea? Right here. Here you’ll find several innovative business ideas that are ripe for plucking.
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International DJ Sharm Pillay Gives Top Tips On How To Market You – And...

Sharm Pillay is an international DJ and recently also launched a social media and WordPress agency called XXpand Online. Here are her tips on marketing your brand, your business and yourself successfully.
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How PFE International Remains Relevant By Creating Value

No product or service — regardless of how great it may be — will be able to compete effectively for more than a few years. So if you want to grow your business, you need to innovate consistently.

President Of Sage International Ivan Epstein Shares His Valuable Lessons

As President of Sage International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia) and Chairman of Sage Foundation, Ivan Epstein has a lot of experience in launching a humble start-up and developing it into a successful international business. Here are a few lessons he’s learnt along the way.
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An (SMS)Portal To The World: How SMSPortal SkyRockets To Success

In March 2013, Entrepreneur profiled SMSPortal, a global messaging powerhouse that had gone from garage-based start-up to international player. Now we look at how the company is taking things to the next level, with top line growth skyrocketing from R300 million in 2013 to R700 million a mere three years later.

10 Hacks To Hire Your Next Best Talent

When scaling up your business, hiring the right people becomes more crucial than ever. But it isn’t easy. Here are ten hacks for recruiting people who can grow with your company.
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No Time For Ongoing Learning? Try Online

How do you make time for self-development and ongoing learning? The answer lies in online learning. Enterprises University of Pretoria CEO Deon Herbst explains why.
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Zenzele Fitness’s Clever Tactics To Grow In Next To No Time

Tumi Phake has built Zenzele Fitness into a serious business relatively quickly, but it hasn’t been easy. The company’s quick growth has been the result of some very clever tactics.
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