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Great leadership comes from passion and compassion. Regardless of industry or business, the best leaders care about people.
One wrong move and Netflix could have been nothing more than a footnote in the history of entertainment. But by staying ahead of the curve and embracing disruption, the company is threatening some very entrenched competitors.
Edward Moshole started a business in 1999 with just R68 in his pocket. Today he has a company that not only has a turnover upwards of R25 million, but is also on the cusp of expanding to the next level. Here’s how he’s turning clients into partners.
Local start-up iKhokha now has a secure foothold in a tough industry, but getting there wasn’t easy. Launching a fintech company in a country like South Africa brings with it a unique set of challenges. Here are the founders’ lessons and tips for building a business in Africa.
As the founder of JSE-listed fintech company Sygnia, Magda Wierzycka has been making waves and disrupting the financial services sector.
It’s never too early to focus on the systems and processes that’ll improve your business’s ability to operate more efficiently. David Roberts of Under Armour explains why you should sweat the details.
Saab Grintek Defence has seen incredibly impressive growth over the last few years, all while operating in a tough market that is global in scale and heavily regulated. CEO Trevor Raman explains how the company navigates this complex environment.
Merging your company with another is never an easy decision to make, but for the founders of Stretch and Point Blank it was the right move.
Q&A Retrenching staff is one of the hardest professional things a business owner will probably ever have to do. Labour specialist Jennifer Da Mata explains why companies decide to retrench, and how the process can be completed in a fair and professional manner.
Serial entrepreneur Stuart Weaving has seen tremendous success across a very diverse range of industries. He attributes his success to having a nose for opportunities, developing good business acumen and being a terrible student.
Franchising can provide quick access to capital, which is great if you’re looking to grow your business. But the franchising system isn’t without its challenges. Cash Converters MD Richard Mukheibir offers some advice for those looking to expand through franchising.
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.
For an intrepid entrepreneur, the prospect of external funding can seem almost too good to be true. But how realistic is a search for funding? And are you even ready to start looking for it?
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.