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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.