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Former Dial a Nerd employees Andre Jooste and Paul Butschi started Cool Ideas in 2011. Today, this service provider is taking on some large and very established competitors. Here’s how they are differentiating themselves.
With a new baby in the house and an unfulfilling legal job, Leah Molatseli decided it was time to work for herself. But how do you start a business when you’ve got lots of other responsibilities? You launch a tech start-up, of course.
Zinia is a local Internet and voice provider that focuses on the B2B market. The company has shown incredible growth over the last few years by making use of something called proposition simplifying. Here’s how Zinia did it.
Sarah Collins started with a simple, old-school product and took it global. Here’s how she built an international brand. Here’s how a local KZN business partnered with global giants like Unilever and Amazon.
A purely transactional approach to business will never result in customer loyalty. If you want to cultivate loyal customers, you need to care about their long-term happiness. That means thinking about reverse logistics.
Nkululeko Silimela has created a slick and professional operation that is still agile and boasts low overheads. Here are his tips for creating a successful start-up.
Here’s how brothers Jonathan and David Sher, together with their father Barry, have taken a R100 million family business and will reach R950 million by the end of 2017 — by manufacturing toilet paper.
Rapelang Rabana is all about systems and processes, but that doesn’t mean breaking out the red tape and putting barriers in front of employees.
Andrew McLean is an ex-professional cyclist, TV presenter and the founder of Cycle Lab. He approaches business (and everything else in life) the same way he does a fierce race.
Entrepreneurs are always being told that starting a business is risky – that success is unlikely. But what happens if you actually succeed? Are you ready for it?
Flume just turned four. And over the last four years, it’s grown substantially. This is obviously a good thing, but it does bring with it a lot of complexity… especially when it comes to managing people. Here’s how Flume is driving growth through its people.
The Café del Sol brand has enjoyed steady growth over the last ten years — from a single store in Olivedale a decade ago to three busy and highly-regarded restaurants today. Entrepreneur spoke to the three founders about their approach to growth while maintaining superior quality.
Ivan Epstein, entrepreneur and co-founder of Softline and Chairman of Sage Foundation shares eight lessons on turning a small company into an international business.
Quitting your job and becoming an entrepreneur is never an easy decision to make. Here’s how you can prepare yourself for the plunge.
Having bootstrapped in the early days, Zoona’s executive team is now taking things to the next level with massive outside investment. Here’s their advice on how, when and why to search for growth funding.
Maditsi Mphela was admitted as an attorney in 1985 and started his own practice in 1986. While his practice was successful, it eventually started to stagnate. A new approach was needed to take it to the next level.
Bataung Memorials is a company that has brought the latest technology to an industry that few people would associate with innovation. It shows that just about every field is ripe for disruption.
Too many young businesses fail because the entrepreneurs involved don’t focus on the basics early on. If you want your company to beat the start-up odds, you need to sweat the details.
Putting more women in leadership positions isn't just an equality issue. It makes good business sense.