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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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6 Strategies From Cool Ideas To Carve Out A Market In A Competitive Environment

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.
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Leah Molatseli 4 Rules For Launching A Successful Start-Up

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.
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Zinia Achieved Success Using One Principle: Simplicity

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.
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7 Tips For Going Global From The Founder Of Wonderbag

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.
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Craig Plowden Launched A Business To Increase The Profitability Of Returns

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.
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Wonder Jonamu Explains How To Be A Good Leader

Great leadership means getting the most out of your people, but not at any cost. Good leaders always lead with compassion.
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5 Tips From Nkululeko Silimela On How To Launch A Competitive Start-Up

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.
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3 Vital Steps That Gave Universal Paper & Plastics 10x Growth

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.
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4 Secrets To Success That Helped Rapelang Rabana Grow Her Business

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.
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How Cycle Lab’s Andrew McLean Cycled His Way To The Top

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.
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Mike Stopforth Success Secrets For Creating The Company You Want -Not The One You...

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?
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Tough Lessons Flume Learnt To Survive Super-Charged Growth

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.
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Why Café del Sol Are Intentionally Expanding Slowly

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.
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How Ivan Epstein Grew A Bootstrapped Start-up Into An International Organisation

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.
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Zuko Tisani Learnt These 7 Invaluable Lessons On His Path To Success

Quitting your job and becoming an entrepreneur is never an easy decision to make. Here’s how you can prepare yourself for the plunge.
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How Fintech Zoona Is Solving Customers’ Real Problems

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.
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How Maditsi Mphela Pushed Through Business Stagnation To Successfully Scale

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.
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How Bataung Memorials’ Lebohang Khitsane Disrupted The Age-Old Tombstone Industry

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.
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This Enterprises UP Expert Explains Why Start-Ups Really Fail

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.
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Why Donna Rachelson Believes The Secret To Your Business Success Lies With Women

Putting more women in leadership positions isn't just an equality issue. It makes good business sense.
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